eWallet – Secure Password Manager in Review : Your secrets are safe with me

eWallet_listWay before the iPhone, I had the misfortune of owning a *censored* WM PocketPC. I shudder when I remember the problems I had using it and luckily (probably) it was stolen only about a year after buying it. One thing I was sure about was that all my private info was safe since I used eWallet (yep, this app has been around for awhile) to store it. After getting my iPhone, I immediately started browsing the App Store for a PIM application and was relieved to find that my good old friend, eWallet has been resurrected for hallowed use on the Jesus Phone.

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pmg PassCode in Review – Keep your private info private!

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Are you paranoid? Are you lost in heaps of Post-It notes with myriads of passwords written on them? Does your idea of a password look like mdf$%_kdr123_fr? Well then, have I got an app for you! Profartis Media Group (is it only me, but the name of the company brings to mind some strange associations) have recently presented their new password storage app – pmg PassCode!

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Sales CRM EZi in Review – Sell the opportunity

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Hola folks! As part of my vacation review I’m going to cover a little app that’s actually more word related. Figures, right? Anyway, back at work, there is this shifty department called Sales. No one actually knows what they do all day since usually the opportunities are passed down from the customers directly to us, but nevertheless, Sales exists. And tracking opportunities to sell something completely unusable to those poor blokes out there should be THEIR responsibility.

Why am I boring you with all of this? Well, it’s because today’s victim is a little program called Sales CRM EZi designed to help those guys in Sales keep track of their opportunities. Since I do everything (don’t we all?) including tracking customer opportunities I decided to take it out for a spin.
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Invoice Maker (iInvoice) in Review – Bill Anyone From Anywhere, Anytime

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Billing your clients is one of the most important things you’ll do in any business transaction. Filling it out in pen on paper is archaic, and (letting my greener side shine) not environmentally sound. Waiting until you get back to your computer could take forever. GP Imports Inc. attempts to solve this problem by moving your invoicing to the palm of your hand.

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PDF Expert in Review – Reading with the Readdle Reader

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There are a fair amount of PDF readers available at the app store nowadays ranging from free to $9.99, or more! With the lower price range usually lacking features, and the higher range apps more of a “suite” which include functions which may not be necessary if all you want to do is read a document. Readdle, developers of popular business/productivity app ReaddleDocs, have chipped in with their own offering.

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MobileCounter – the butterfly effect

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In a market that feeds millions of customers a twisted diet of hype and digital sustenance, vaunts 60 000+ apps, and is growing daily, developers must be increasingly creative in order to sell an app. There are apps to help you say yes; apps to help you say no; there’s even an app which will make you happy. MobileCounter fits comfortably somewhere in the middle of that group as it transforms the old hand-ticker or note paper into a newfangled iDevice app.

Günther Becker, MobileCounter, 0.99$, 0.2MB
Mobile Counter

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Quickword on Sale for the first 1000 customers!

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Quickoffice, Inc., have reduced Quickword’s price from 12.99$ to 4.99$ for the first 1000 customers. The productivity suite has overcome inherent iPhone OS obstacles to debut cut/copy/paste before the trinity’s debut in Apple’s own OS 3.0. We paid special attention to Quickword  in our review of Quickoffice and later, expounded some differences between the initial release and subsequent updates.

Quickoffice, Quick Word, 4.99$, 4.5MB
Quickword®  ON SALE! (Documents, Email, & WiFi)

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Updates to QuickOffice – Upgrading to a truly Productive Office App

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Yes, cell borders can be edited now!

In my formal review of QuickOffice 1.0, I questioned whether a software suite that missed too many features was worth 20$. QuickOffice 1.2.0 fixes many of the problems by adding features that should have been present in the first release and adding a couple of undocumented requests. 

I can safely raise my own evaluation of QuickOffice to a Grab, but QuickOffice is still perhaps not up to the standards needed by people who use mobile Office products on a regular basis. Most of the upgrades, especially predictive text input, auto-capitalisation and double-space for a full stop (period) balance the app suite, but are overshadowed slightly by some strange behaviour in the text editing window. For instance, if you want to go up to the furthest left space and input text, you will be apt to click the ‘back’ button rather than successfully move the cursor to the top. The zoom tool works well, but navigating to any extremity of the screen is still a chore. 

Quickoffice, Quickoffice® Mobile Office Suite, 19.99$, 6.9 MB
Quickoffice® Mobile Office Suite (Word, Excel & WiFi)

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Updated: QuickOffice Mobile Office Suite in Review – A Mostly Productive Productivity Suite

Join the long list of people waiting for a proper Microsoft Office editing suite. Take a number. Have a seat. And maybe a coffee. Several good options have made appearance at the App Store but none are quite ready to be dubbed true Office Editors.

QuickOffice, a suite a suite comprised of Word and Excel editors, takes charge of a few great features of the iDevice and makes Office editing possible along with file sharing and creation. To attest the fact, this review has entirely been written on my iPod touch.

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The App Store – Apple’s Cash Cow?

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Courtesy Oreilly's

Despite enormous hype surrounding the App Store and enthusiasm from developers and customers alike, Apple may not yet be making returns from the App Store that they had hoped. Visiting a tool from O’Reilly, LightSpeed Venture Partners’ Jeremy Liew proposes that Apple may have made revenue of only 20-45 million dollars US. 

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