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The popular note taking application & service Evernote has released an update for iOS and Mac OS X that brings several new features, the highlight of which is Reminders.
The new update, which is available now in the App Store and the Mac App Store, now allows for users to add a reminder to any note to help with task management. The idea is to keep reminders associated with notes in one app rather than
having to set reminders to do tasks in another app such as Reminders.
The other big feature in this update is support for XAuth which allows you to view all of the applications that have access to your Evernote account. This is done via Evernote Web Settings on your account.
The full Release Notes cover other updates:
Reminders: Never forget important and in-progress notes
• Adding a reminder pins the note to the top of your note list
• Add a due date to receive in-app and email notifications
• Mark notes as Done when you complete them
Enhanced security with XAuth
• View all applications that access your account from Evernote Web Settings
Business: toggle between personal and business tags in the tag view
Numerous bug fixes, including:
• Fix for an issue causing certain large notes to duplicate on sync
• Fix for several offline search issues
Evernote is a free app in both the App Store and the Mac App Store. It is an iOS Universal app for both iPhone and iPad. Premium services are available which include the ability to view notes offline, larger file transfers and file sizes plus searching within attached PDFs, Office documents and iWork documents. Premium services are $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year and can be purchased via an in-app purchase.
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
Izatt International today is proud to announce the launch of the new MileBug 2.7 for iOS as a Universal App, making it available for the iPad. The UI is now optimized for both the iPhone and iPad. With this release, the award-winning and highly ranked Finance mileage log app, MileBug, can now be found in the Finance section of the iPad App Store, where it has quickly risen to the Top 40 in only 2 days. This iPhone mileage app is now an iPad mileage app that lets users track miles driven for business use and get their deduction or reimbursement.
Compatible with the markets most popular mobile devices such as the Apple iPhone(R) and Apple iPod touch(R), in
addition to Android(TM) compatible mobiles (e.g. Galaxy SIII) and Windows Phones, MileBug is the perfect electronic mileage logger and expense tracker generating logs that export beautifully for ease of use come tax time.
MileBug is not only the perfect companion to keep track of the miles you drive for your business, charity, personal or medical reasons – it also aids you in keeping track of your expenses. With MileBug you are not only helping the environment by conserving paper, you also spare yourself from grief and calculating headaches as the app includes a plethora of great features, all wrapped in an intuitive and easy-to-use interface.
MileBug is quickly establishing itself as the preferred choice for consumers seeking the perfect mileage companion and expense tracker. Over a period of the past four years this popular app has consistently ranked high on the download charts in numerous countries and is currently ranked in the Top 10 on the Apple App Store in the Finance category, and in Business in the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Download MileBug today and be assured you receive the correct tax deductions you deserve by tracking your miles and expenses in the simplest way possible.
- Track your full path with GPS and map display
- Use the Mileage Tracker for multiple businesses and multiple vehicles with a simple choice
- Setup frequent destinations and purposes for easy use later
- Choose either kilometers or miles
- Define custom rates for business, charity, medical and other
- Watch your deductions add up with each addition to your trip log
- Email HTML and Excel-friendly reports to your home computer
- Backup/Restore data for security and peace of mind
MileBug is $2.99 and is available in the App Store
Back in February I told you about Crono, a Kickstarter program that would bring a new, unique and in some ways revolutionary way of viewing email on your iPad. AlliOSNews along with several other Apple-centric sites posted and wrote about Crono as we all looked at it is a breath of fresh air when it came to email management and handling on iPads. Unfortunately the Kickstarter program failed to materialise to my personal disappointment and I assumed that Crono was
So imagine my surprise when I received an email from Stephen, Co-Founder and CEO of Crono, letting me know that funding had been secured and the project is a go!
Here is the email they sent to all of their Kickstarter backers yesterday:
In early January, we launched a Kickstarter campaign for our Crono email app, and unfortunately we were unsuccessful in hitting our goal. However, thanks to the support from all of our backers who helped spread the word, as well as the coverage we received from AlliOSNews, 9to5Mac, and AppleGazette, we gained the attention of several investors.
Since the end of our Kickstarter campaign in early February, we have been hard at work and we are proud to announce that we recently finalized an angel investment to fund the creation of the application. We are humbled by the opportunity we have been given, and are ready to change email for the better. We want to thank everyone for their support, and encourage you to continue to follow our progress on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cronomail and on twitter @CronoInc.
Again, we can’t explain how excited we are to make Crono the best email application possible, so stay tuned for more news to come!
The Crono Team
There is no word on when Crono will be available but I’m really excited to see this funding come into place for the team. As I said in my original post, I believe this application will change the way we interact with our email.
More updates as I get them!