Alfons Schmid has announced the release of Notebooks 7 for iPad and iPhone, a major upgrade to his text processing app, which organizes notes, documents and projects in multiple hierarchies and integrates task management. This unique combination ensures an uninterrupted train of thoughts when creating documents, consulting supportive documentation, producing ideas, breaking them down into tasks and assigning them to their designated lists.
Notebooks 7 appears with a new, clean interface inspired by iOS 7, adds support for iOS 7 features like AirDrop and provides new methods to turn selected documents or whole hierarchies of documents into eBooks in ePub format. The eBooks can easily be shared, opened and read in eBook Readers like Apple’s iBooks and others.
Notebooks, originally designed to do away with paper notes, has evolved into a powerful productivity app and includes a text processor for plain text, rich text, and Markdown text, provides space to store and organize files and documents, and supports complex task management. Despite its power, Notebooks strives to be light weight. It allows users to selectively turn functionality on and off, which keeps the user interface as simple or as complex as the user wants.
Cortado, leading provider of enterprise mobility solutions, offers an optimized version of its free productivity app, Cortado Workplace, for iOS 7. Cortado Workplace 7 includes an entirely revised file management concept in addition to a completely new usability and design approach.
The move to iOS 7 is continuing at a rapid pace. According to data from Apple developer support, 82 percent of the devices used in the App Store already use the new operating system.
To complement Apple’s latest operating system, Cortado has completely redesigned its free cloud storage and productivity app Cortado Workplace. Most importantly, the design and the user interface are fully harmonized with iOS 7. Any design elements lacking functionality have been completely eliminated in favor of the main features: mobile management, sharing, and printing for files and documents.
The updated 1Writer markdown text editor app has hit the app store and it is pretty impressive. 1Writer goes beyond word processing by completely syncing data between devices and seamlessly integrating with many third party applications, giving the user total control of their documents. Whether you’re managing a weekly grocery list, writing a blog or just taking notes on the go, 1Writer is both a simple and comprehensive text editor for your iOS device.
1Writer elevates the user experience by providing a host of features to simplify everyday writing. With a few taps, users can create and edit documents, organize related documents with hashtags, and even add existing files and folders from Dropbox and iCloud. 1Writer offers full support for Markdown and an extended keyboard row that takes the technical guesswork out of Markdown editing, see the formatted results with Markdown syntax highlighting while you write and a full, rich-text preview when you’re done. Other features include passcode lock, an in-app browser, color themes and the option to add photos to documents.
Indeeo has announced the immediate availability of iDraw 2, a major update to the powerful iPad graphic design and illustration application. iDraw 2 for iPad adds the unique ability to import layered Adobe Photoshop PSD files, preserving vector paths and layer style effects as editable objects, effectively converting Photoshop files that use vector shape layers into fully editable iDraw documents.
Version 2 has been redesigned from the ground up, featuring a beautiful new interface inspired by the clean look of iOS 7. New fast-entry value input popovers, HSB and Hex color pickers, a powerful new gradient editor, and many more new features have been added to improve user workflows.
“Our goal for iDraw has been to bring the illustration features found in desktop applications to the iPad with the intuitive ease of use of an iOS app,” said Adrian Diaconu of Indeeo, “iDraw 2 brings us closer to that goal, and in fact the iPad version now closely matches the feature set of the Mac version of iDraw.”
The popular Evernote note taking app and service has been updated for iOS. The new Evernote for iOS app sports a host of changing, most notably a completely customisable Home screen and new light and dark display themes. The update comes on the heels of some background updates the company made to their servers which brought up to four times faster synchronisation.
The new Evernote for iOS Home screen does not have a substantially different look than it did before but now you can customise the layout of that screen to better suit your personal usage of the app. By tapping the settings (gear icon next to your name) and selecting “Customize Home Screen”, you can arrange or hide elements that are on your home screen. For example, you may want your notebooks ahead of your notes in the order on your Home screen or you may want to hide the Tags section. It is a far greater level of customisation that Evernote has ever had in their iOS app.
UK based developer Think Code Release has released a major update to their Simply Contacts app, now with iPad support, contacts backup, eye-catching new styles and more. The Simply Contacts app is a whole new experience for everyone who needs to get the most out of their contacts. Its simple and clean user interface makes it the fastest, user-friendly contacts manager.
Quickly search, sort and backup your contacts, as well as phone, chat, FaceTime, email, message, share, and so much more.
Think Code has posted a YouTube video of how Simply Contacts works which should give you a nice feel for this app’s great UI and easy of use.
Developer BigSprocket has released When Was My Last for iPhone and iPod touch. Sitting at the intersection of the Calendar and Reminders apps, When Was My Last is the ideal way to track items we need to remember. Tetanus Shots, Dental Cleanings, Oil Changes. You need to know when these events last happened, but the iPhone Calendar is a terrible way to track them.
Flexible tagging allows you to find your events quickly. Optional reminders to tell you when to do them again. Not only is When Was My Last an app all users will appreciate, it truly is designed for all users: It supports VoiceOver and Dynamic Type for the visually impaired, and is localized for international users.
Developer Sun Min has released MarginNote Reader for iPad, an App that allows users to put notes on PDF, ePubs and Outline in MindMap, sync everything to Evernote, all in their own handwriting. With an intuitive design and elegant user interface, MarginNote Reader takes an idea that is simple in the real world and applies it to digital documents. Loaded with editing tips and allowing users to create notes instantly, the App lets users write and organize notes in a snap.
MarginNote Reader uses swipe and drag gestures to organize notes. Branches of MindMap can be collapsed and expanded right from within MarginNote. Books can also be exported with MarginNotes directly to PDF.
Less Meeting for iOS is a meeting productivity app that allows users to set agendas, share meeting minutes and manage to-dos all in one convenient location. Using built in best practices, Less Meeting holds attendees accountable, automates follow ups and uses meeting timers to help keep meetings on track and on time. Less Meeting integrates across mobile, web, your calendars and your to-do lists, working for you whenever & wherever you meet.
Less Meeting is a free meeting productivity app that allows users to set agendas, share meeting minutes and manage to-dos all in one convenient location.
Using built in best practices, Less Meeting holds attendees accountable, automates follow ups and uses meeting timers to help keep meetings on track and on time. So much more than an app. Less Meeting for iOS integrates across mobile, web, your calendars and your to-do lists, working for you whenever & wherever you meet.
Lovelace.pro has released Keep It Simple for iPhone and iPod Touch devices. Keep It Simple is a mobile application that allows users to create, manage, and synchronize lists using Dropbox technology. By utilizing one of the most popular cloud services, users can share their lists between devices and with others by logging in to the same Dropbox account. Lists can be managed offline and will synchronize automatically between the device and cloud when online again.
- Comfortable and simple User Interface
- Quick entry features
- Synchronize lists over the cloud
- Ability to manage lists offline
- Create and edit categories for shopping items
- Shake device to sort shopping list
- Ability to make lists active or inactive
- 4 preset categories
- Sort shopping items by category, aisle number, or completion status
- Built on the recently released Dropbox Datastore API
- Automatic backup of lists through the cloud