Northrup Consulting Inc., an innovative new mobile web portal developer, is excited today to announce the launch of LifeSaver Web Browser 1.0 onto the App Store. Compatible across all iPad devices, this unique new web browsing solution provides seniors and the special needs community alike with access to a mobile web browser that’s designed to work around their limitations, offering a practical mobile web browsing experience created with their unique needs at the forefront. While the mobile browsing market is saturated with over a thousand different titles, there are only a few browsers dedicated to the senior/special needs community – and none on par with LifeSaver Web Browser.
LifeSaver Web Browser strives for simplicity and an eloquently straightforward web browsing experience in a world of
cluttered, feature frenzied browsers options. The app brings an intuitive browsing platform to the fingertips of users who may need a little extra help to navigate the web without losing the flexibility or functionality needed to make a great experience. LifeSaver Web Browser features vibrant, clearly labeled, and oversized navigation controls and icons to help the visually challenged and larger buttons with increased touch-sensitivity geared to enable those with dexterity issues to utilize the browser effectively. Special features geared to help those with memory impairments are included as well such as ‘how to’ reminders, a ‘LifeSaver’ icon that instantly reminds users what every function in the app is, and an innovative ‘return to home’ setting which reverts users’ browser windows to their home page every time they re-enter the browser.
As focused on the greater good as it is on providing the best mobile web browsing solutions for seniors, LifeSaver Web Browser has elected to donate a percentage of the apps profits to the Alzheimer’s Society in order to bring heightened awareness of the issues and hardships facing seniors today. Luckily, LifeSaver Web Browser is geared to alleviate some of these obstacles – at least on the digital front. Far from a niche platform though, the app is forecasted to become the leading choice for any mobile consumer eager for a simplified browsing platform accessible to those facing memory, dexterity and visual challenges regardless of age as well. The LiveSaver Browser revolution is just beginning too as Window 8 and Android compatible versions of this groundbreaking browsing platform are due to launch in the near future as well.
LifeSaver Web Browser for iPad is .99 Cents in the App Store
Many presentation experts agree that rehearsing a speech out loud and practicing multiple times are the two most effective techniques to improve presentation performance. Mobile Utility announced today that its newest app Let’s Present(TM) 1.0.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available in Apple’s App Store, built with these two points in mind.
Let’s Present is the simplest, most straightforward app that will help anyone improve and perfect their presentations for maximum impact – from business professionals presenting slideshows at work to students at school.
Intuitively designed, using Let’s Present takes just three easy steps; instantly import a Powerpoint or PDF format
presentation file into the app, record your speech as you view the file, and playback the presentation to check and improve the results.
Let’s Present includes the following features:
- Quick and easy presentation importing – Presentations to rehearse are now always at your fingertips with Let’s Present. With no need to sign up or login to yet another website or service, users can easily import presentation files directly on their iPhone or iPad – from email, the web, a Dropbox account or even drag-and-drop through iTunes File Sharing to start rehearsing and record their voice right away.
- View slides and record your speech simultaneously – While viewing the presentation, record your voice to practice at the same time. Users also have the option to record without a presentation file, or quickly create one on the fly using photos.
- Playback and review the presentation recording – Speech recordings can then be played back in sync with the presentation file, allowing users to listen and check for pacing, clarity, pronunciation, voice projection and other techniques and improvements.
- Create a new slideshow using photos – Photos from the iPhone/iPad Camera Roll can be combined to create a slideshow for practice.
- Pacing and timing helpers – While viewing and rehearsing the presentation, helpful features such as the slide counter and timer alarm allows users to pace themselves and stay within a set time limit.
As the saying goes, practice makes perfect, and Let’s Present enables mobile professionals around the globe to do just that – by viewing, practicing and perfecting their speeches anywhere, anytime with the most intuitive design and easy-to-use features in a presentation app.
Let’s Present is .99 Cents in the App Store
Evernote Hello, the social networking meets productivity meeting app, has been updated to extend the premium services for everyone to try. If you are not familiar with Evernote Hello and do a lot of social networking with your contacts, it is something you should take a look at to improve your recall of when meetings and the topics of those meetings took place but also to see how many contacts you are making over a particular day, week or month. Evernote Hello presents your
contacts in a unique timeline-style view so you can see all the contacts you have made over a period of time.
Evernote Hello is one of the newest apps from Evernote and as you would expect, it tightly integrates with the note taking app and service. It also means that the app has plenty of room to grow yet and in the few months since its release, it has made great strides. Here are the updates in this particular release:
Premium feature preview: 30 more days of unlimited business card scanning
Premium feature: Get more security with Passcode Lock
Editable Title and Organization fields for your contacts
Flash control to make scanning glossy cards easier
Improved support for business card scanning on iPhone 4
The premium services offered in Evernote Hello are part of the Evernote Premium service which is $4.99 per month. Once you have a Premium account you have access to all of the premium features across all their apps. You can purchase the Premium service via an In-App purchase.
Evernote Hello is a free app for iPhone and it is available in the App Store.
Mazzuna LLC, creators of intuitive iPhone and iPad applications, recently announced the release of Journals 2.0 – the newest version of its clean and simple writing app. Journals 2.0 takes everything that made Journals 1.1 a hit and adds Dropbox syncing, iPad optimization, and a host of other features, including the ability to create PDF documents from the text and images that make up an entire journal.
“The two most requested features by users has been for an iPad version of the app and to have some sort of syncing
between devices,” said developer Mazen Abdel-Rahman. “To be honest – one of the things that surprised me most was how many people were installing Journals on their iPad – even though it was initially developed only for iPhone and iPod touch devices. Of course the two features kind of go hand in hand – if Journals were to be designed for the iPad I knew I would have to include some sort of syncing since many users would use it on both devices.”
With the release of Journals 2.0, users can now sync Journals between all their iOS devices through Dropbox, making it easy to keep writing at home or on the go. There is still the option to share Journal entries, as well as pictures, video, audio, or drawings, via Twitter, Facebook(TM), and email. Additionally, all chapter names, text, pictures, audio recordings, videos, and drawings in password protected Journals are protected using AES-256 secure encryption.
“My main focus when I developed Journals was to make an easy to use writing app that would let users organize their writings – and also let them password protect them and encrypt them as needed,” added Abdel-Rahman.
Overall, Journals 2.0 is the next logical step in the evolution of an app created by a company that listens to what its users are saying.
Journals is a universal app and is normally $3.99. This weekend it is free in the App Store
AppPotential today is thrilled to announce the release of Meeting+ Effective Meetings Manager 2.0, the latest update to their flagship product for iPad is now available on the App Store. There are over 11 million meetings every year in the United States alone and research suggests that half of all meeting time is wasted, costing up to $600 billion in lost productivity each year. Many office professionals spend up to 1000 hours each year in meetings, and in today’s competitive environment that time has to be maximized.
Meeting+(R) uniquely address this need because it has been designed to automate and optimize the entire meeting
lifecycle, providing users a productivity advantage. Meeting+ provides users and organizations the ability to manage the entire meeting process in an easy to use mobile app. This includes advanced capabilities to measure individual and meeting performance.
Research has indicated that a majority of meetings fail because of inadequate communication and follow through. Everyone is busy and too often the basic steps of creating agendas, tracking time, managing action items, and sharing relevant information fall through the cracks because there are no comprehensive tools to manage these critical meeting aspects. Where organizations are using tools, those tools tend to focus on narrow components of meetings such as scheduling, or note taking.
Meeting+ is a powerful tool that enables users to plan and execute effective meetings by capturing, organizing, analyzing and sharing the information required for successful outcomes. It improves effectiveness with its extensive capabilities that include:
* Creating useful agendas
* Managing meeting participants
* Capturing and tracking action items
* Creating useful meeting minutes and providing reports to share and analyze meetings
* Capturing attendee performance
* Creating links to documents and information
* Measuring meeting benefits and costs
* Recording audio notes
* Efficient note taking
* Capturing photos and videos on camera equipped devices
* Creating templates to quickly setup recurring or complex meetings
Meeting+ is on sale for $1.99 through 30 March, a 75% savings.
Nektony continue to provide regular updates to VSD Viewer – the popular app to open MS Visio documents on iOS devices. VSD Viewer 2.1 provides iPad and iPhone users with the ability to open and preview Microsoft Visio 2000 – 2010 drawings. VSD Viewer allows opening of Visio Drawings both on iPad and iPhone, from any application that handles the drawing. Users simply tap on the .vsd document icon on the screen and choose “Open In VSD Viewer” command.
VSD Viewer allows navigating of multi-page drawings, select and copy text and even has the ability to switch layers
visibility in the document, as they are inherent in the primary VSD file. VSD Viewer supports general Microsoft Visio objects’ formatting options: embedded text, fill styles, lines formatting, arrows, etc. User can also manage and organize VSD documents, using the built-in File Manger. Also it is possible to transfer drawings between device and computer, using iTunes File Sharing.
The latest version of VSD Viewer offers a number of improvements increasing the product’s worth for professional utilization. Among them: password protection that will secure your data from unauthorized access to the app from a device itself. Also arrowed lines drawing improved, as well as general quality of the opened document. All that makes opened documents extremely close to the original.
VSD Viewer gives professionals the ability quickly and easily share and transfer Visio Drawings, being confident that recipient will be able to open the documents. VSD Viewer is a perfect choice for diversified teams. By using VSD Viewer anyone can easily communicate Visio drawings with other, empowering team collaboration capabilities.
VSD Viewer is a Universal App and is $9.99 in the App Store
Urban Anomaly announces the release of Timeband, an iPad application for entrepreneurs, planners, strategists and ordinary people to create stylish timelines and effortlessly share them in high-resolution PDF format. The app can turn thoughts and ideas into a visual chart of activities and milestones that will be considered a work of art, suitable for sharing with any important audience. Timeband was designed for the touch interface and is exclusively available on the iPad.
“A well-constructed timeline conveys refined style and credibility. It helps others understand and emotionally connect with the project,” said Steve Barham, Director and Lead Developer of Urban Anomaly, “We made Timeband because formatting, customizing, printing and sharing a timeline schedule in standard project management software is not easy. Timeband makes it possible to use the iPad instead of a team of engineers, designers, and graphics artists.”
Timeband will pay for itself after just one use. It is an efficient way to map out the key elements and sequencing of a project, with just a few easy steps:
1. Define the start year, start month, and duration of the timeline.
2. Add groups, activities, or milestones. Define the dates or adjust them using the touch-drag interface.
3. Customize styles and colors.
4. Preview the document. Adjust paper size, orientation, and gridlines. Add a logo and custom header text.
5. Print or email the stylish document directly from the iPad.
After releasing the minimalist project management app, Timeline, which includes budget, progress, and status features, Urban Anomaly heard from many users desiring an app focused only on creating timeline schedules. Timeband was created for this purpose and can be used to:
* Organize thoughts into a coherent strategic plan or project
* Earn respect and credibility from clients and stakeholders due to the refined format of the documents
* Create a unique style that very few will be able to reproduce
* Send updates and revisions to others with very little effort
Timeband requires iOS 6 on an iPad.
Timeband is $2.99 and is available in the App Store
Independent developer, Kyle Rosenbluth today is thrilled to announce the release and immediate availability of Horizon Calendar 1.0.1, his new productivity app now available in the iOS App Store. Fetching weather data for all of your events within the next 14 days, Horizon is much more than your typical calendar app. It handles the busiest of calendars with ease, and is one of the fastest calendar apps on the market. The weather is fast and accurate, providing you with forecasts for 14 days in the future and is fetched specifically for the locations of your events. In addition to this, Horizon has an
extremely clean and polished UI, making it a pleasure to use.
* Weather for all of your events up to 14 days out
* Smart list view that gives more emphasis to the current day
* Easy event creation with built in location search
* Elegant night mode
* Easy to access month view that shows how busy you are at a glance
* Lightning fast speed and buttery smooth scrolling
* Toggle empty days
* Metric system
* 24-hour time
* Context based event creation automatically sets the date to the day you are viewing
* Tap and hold a day in the month view for quick event creation
* Swipe gesture support
Horizon Calendar is currently on sale in the App Store for $1.99 instead of the regular price of $2.99.
Like many of you, I work in an office dominated by Microsoft Office and editing those documents on the go is challenging sometimes. CloudOn is a service that allows you to edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from your iPhone or iPad and it ties in seamlessly to your other online services such as Dropbox. It is a powerful answer to other editing apps as this is the real Office apps you are accessing online. Two of my colleagues turned me onto CloudOn and I have found it to be a must have app for me.
CloudOn works through an active Internet connection on your iPhone or iPad. That connection can be WiFi or cellular but has to be there for the app to be able to access the service. Once connected you can connect your online storage services
to CloudOn to access all of your files. Currently Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive are all supported and connecting CloudOn to these services just requires you authorise the app to do so. Because CloudOn is online itself, when you edit a file or folder in the app the changes are automatically and nearly instantly uploaded to the service you are accessing. So if you edit an Excel file from Dropbox, your changes are immediately there in Dropbox. This prevents you from having to worry about overwriting changes or forgetting to upload your edits.
It happens automagically.
As you can see from the screen capture to the right, you can have multiple online file services connected to CloudOn. Much of my corporate life is in Dropbox while much of my personal life is in Google Drive so having ready access to both is important to me. CloudOn allows that, making it a true productivity tool.
The main User Interface of CloudOn is simple but effective with multiple ways to view your files – listing, icons or side-swiping iTunes style views. Because CloudOn uses a predominantly black UI, it is easy on the eyes, even in low light situations.