With the fast-paced business life of today, it’s often easy to forget the little things. And sometimes those things turn out not to be so little. Of course any sensible person knows the preferred way to keep track of all the stuff to do and remember is a post-it note on your desktop monitor. But this way, although awesome in many respects, presents an issue when you need to look up something while away from your desk. I know the obvious way out is to haul around your monitor with you, but a smart person would probably opt for something like Todo.
WorldCard Mobile – business card reader & business card scanner in Review – A business card organizer that fits right inside you iPhone
As a Customer Facing Project Manager I get to meet a lot of people. Whether this is a new client, someone I meet at a conference, or even an occasional acquaintance on a flight, every single person I meet can play a very significant part in my future career. After all, a business man’s strength is often defined by the extent of his network. And of course to this day the widely accepted way to exchange contact information is still the good old business card exchange. Then when all’s said and done, you’ll still have to spend precious time manually entering the information into your contact organizer of choice. But what if you could just snap a picture of the card and have it magically appear in your contacts? Now you can with WorldCard Mobile – business card reader & business card scanner.
Awesome Note was released in September 2009 by mobile app developer BRID Works (if your playing at home, BRID stands for Brilliant Ideas). They compete in the very busy category of note taking apps but they do have a good one on their hands, as evidenced by its selection into Apple’s App Store Hall of Fame. Over my time as an iDevice user, I’ve used Evernote, Corkulous, PlainText , NotePad Pro, Manage, and Note Recorder. But from my experience, Awesome Note definitely is the one that I use everyday.
Cozi started out in 2005 as a really great website that helped families organize their day via online calendars, todo lists and other handy tools. They’ve now moved into the mobile app space and have released both a free and paid version. The free app has ads and the premium version (no ads) currently sells for $5.99. Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at Cozi Family Organizer Premium, the very app I rely on to manage a busy family schedule.
Useful apps are no longer a minor contingent at the App Store. The newest CAD app for iPad, Home Design 3D, follows on the shirtsleeves of the semi-successful design app, Home 3D for iPad, but already looks a lot slicker. ‘Course it ain’t always easy to make an app that runs as well as it looks, especially if it looks this good. Home Design 3D is an iPad port of the desktop software of the same name – er – if you switch the words around a bit. The desktop app has a million 3D objects and textures to furnish your designs with, simultaneous 2D/3D plans, and loads more. TMA will be taking a closer look at Home Design 3D when its final draft is drawn up (get it?). In the meantime, feast your eyes on LiveCAD’s handiwork (video demo after the gap):
Dropbox is awesome. Go and get it, especially if you work with teams that must share files on a regular basis. Our app development team works from Montana, Sunnyvale, San Francisco, Woodside, and Palo Alto on a day to day basis, so its critical that we have some way to share the work that we do. We tried a number of different web applications, and by far, Dropbox works the best.
This magical device that is for consumption only writes all of my reviews, edits my work, and even submits assignments for me. Now, thanks to iDesign, it even offloads some of my dependence on a computer for vector-based design. I say some because, while iDesign is a great app, it won’t replace Illustrator – yet.
EuroSmartz, the first dev team to bring functionality of printing photos, contacts, web pages and more to the iPhone back in 2008 (see our PrintBureau Review), has delivered another “World’s first” in Save2PDF. With Save2PDF, users can now easily create PDF files on the go while using nothing but their iPhones and iPads. The unique app will convert the most common file formats into a PDF, including Word, Excel, Pages, Numbers, Web Pages, Emails and much more. The other cool feature of Save2PDF is the ability to select individual pages from multiple document/PDF sources to create a single and new PDF file.
There’s currently nothing like it at the App Store and iDevice users who’ve always wanted to create their own PDF files should definitely check it out. Save2PDF for the iPhone goes for $4.99, while the iPad version is $9.99. Demo video and more info after the break.
Now that iOS 4.2 is officially available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users, Apple has also updated their iWork Suite of Apps for the iPad — Pages, Keynote and Numbers. All these productivity apps now support Multitasking and wireless printing via AirPrint, along with other improvements. If you already rely on these solid apps on your iPad for work (and pleasure), be sure to grab these free updates. Full list of changes after the cut.
Todo apps are great. They can help you stay on top of all the things that need getting done and as far as your iDevice goes, there are thankfully plenty of options available. One “problem” however, is that most of them are very much “list” based. There are times when you just want to keep things simple, like when all you need is a reminder for something – this is where HiFutureSelf comes into play.