Posts tagged Productivity App
Announcing the SmartDay app – an integrated calendar, journal, task manager, and project planner for iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers. SmartDay automatically schedules pending tasks into the free time in one’s calendar and updates them adaptively as situations change. By combining tasks and events into a single time-line view, it’s easy to see what can be accomplished by the end of the day, taking the stress out of ‘getting things done.’ SmartDay synchronizes across all Apple devices via its free cloud hub, SmartDay Online.
A Truly Integrated Calendar:
The key to the SmartDay app is an integrated calendar that displays a proposed agenda for the entire day – fixed appointments and schedules, plus prioritized tasks, even important notes. The calendar adapts effortlessly to shifting priorities, to faster or slower completion of tasks, and even to changes in one’s working day (“My afternoon meeting was cancelled – what else can I get done?”).
Notes And Journaling:
Notes can be associated with any date by dragging them into the calendar. They can also be linked to other tasks and events – for example, notes from a meeting can be linked to action items from that meeting, and to an upcoming follow-up meeting, for easy reference.
Web Information Solutions, today announces the release, and immediate availability of the latest update to their critically acclaimed application, Pocket Informant Pro. Pocket Informant is built with the simple premise of bringing everything about your day into one location, and making it beautifully simple to use. Your calendar, task list, notes and contacts all under one roof make it possible to streamline your day, thus allowing more time to do the important things of life. We realize that no two users are exactly the same, so we have made nearly everything within the app to be customizable, from how much information is shown each day to the colors of the calendars, and everything in between.
This latest update brings several exciting things to the table such as Quick Entry for events. Simply swipe down in any screen to bring up an event entry, making it easier than ever to add calendar data to Pocket Informant Pro.
Also added is greater capability within the Notes feature of Pocket Informant Pro with a “pause” button for voice recording, and drag and drop to arrange notes between folders. Sync your notes to Evernote and take full advantage of the Pocket Informant Pro features together with the Evernote function that you love.
Infraware, an innovative mobile software and service company that helps people work and play better, today is thrilled to announce a special price promotion for Black Friday. Polaris(R) Office will be temporarily on sale, available in iTunes App Store for just $0.99, a 95% discount from the original price of $19.99.
Polaris(R) Office is currently available for any iOS device that is 5.1 or higher. It allows users to edit, insert images and view a wide range of Microsoft Office documents including Word, Excel, Powerpoint. The app also features direct opening of email attachments and .zip files in addition to a full featured file manager. It provides convenient access to Google Docs, Dropbox, and Box.net enabling users to view and edit files on the go.
User interface languages include most input languages supported by iOS such as English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Korean and Spanish.
In collaboration with Appadvice.com, Infraware will also offer a special Black Friday promotion. On Black Friday, Appadvice visitors can download Polaris(R) Office for only $0.99. In addition, an iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display will be offered as a sweepstake to participants who tweet about the promotion.
With 400 million users worldwide, Polaris(R) Office is the number one mobile document viewing/editing application. It is pre-installed in more than 60% of Android devices including Samsung Galaxy and LG Optimus series.
Last week Dropbox teased a new look and feel of their app for iOS in a blog post. Today it is a reality. The Dropbox app for iOS has been updated to version 3.0 and there are a host of changes, fixes and improvements. The most obvious of those changes is the new look of iOS 7 in the app. The UI is light and airy to match the look & feel of the new OS and given this is a universal app, you get that same experience on your iPhone as well as your iPad. One thing that they did do on the iPad version was make it easy to view a file on that device. Just tap the file or photo and it will go into fullscreen viewing automagically. It is pretty slick!
Beyond this the Dropbox app for iOS has been updated performance and functionality that really address some issues they had with the app but also some improvements. Sharing and exporting of files from Dropbox has been made much easier
and much simpler to figure out (one of my personal complaints about the old app) and there is now support for AirDrop to make it super easy to share files or photos with those around you. Videos can now easily and seamlessly be saved to your library as well.
Performance speed has been a big focus for Dropbox in this release and the app, photo and video loading all are dramatically faster than in the previous release.
From a bug fixing perspective there were two main areas. First, Dropbox fixed an issue that would cause HTML to render as text when viewing a file in Dropbox. This is now gone (tested and verified myself and saw it was fixed) and some of the strange behaviours you would get viewing PDF files in Dropbox seem to have gone away as well. Overall it is must faster with PDF files but they don’t render the text weird anymore.
If you haven’t tried out Dropbox before and need cloud storage of your files that you can easily access from any device – Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android or web – Dropbox should be on your shortlist. I’ve tried many other services but always come back to Dropbox. Sure there are lesser expensive services out there but I’ve not found one yet that is as reliable as Dropbox.
The Dropbox app for iOS is free to download and available now in the App Store. A Dropbox account is required and you can get a 2GB account to try out with other plans ranging from $9.99 per month for 100GB of storage to $49.99 per month for 500GB of storage.
Tekton Technologies has announced the release of Orderly 2.3 for iOS, a major update to their productivity app that lets users manage to-dos using a unique visual interface on iPhone. Featuring a breath taking interface, flawless cloud sync, Orderly for iPhone now comes with “Location Based Reminders”, so that the users now, never miss a todo at a particular location. Orderly is designed based on how the human mind visualizes to-do lists, and interacts with users in a way that is natural for humans to deal with to-do lists, combined with the power of iPhone gestures.
Once a to-do is created, it is displayed on one of three shelves using Apple’s bookshelf metaphor: High Priority, Medium, and Low. Users can instantly view all their To-Dos, expand and contract them with pinch gestures, edit items, change their priority, mark them as complete, or swipe them to delete. The app includes two full-screen bookshelves, Home and Work, allowing users to keep To-Dos posted according to priority and location.
CatchApp, the easiest way to catch up with everything your team is working on, is now available in the App Store. Managers, freelancers, and anyone involved in teamwork spend a large part of their day on coordination and tracking. However, it’s really hard to keep an overview when work is spread out across different apps and includes multiple people. CatchApp makes this very easy by creating reports on recent team activity automatically.
CatchApp is a newsfeed for work. With lists the user can filter what is shown based on chosen criteria. These would
include certain tags, folders, notebooks, etc. Lists provide a way to organize tracking for different projects. CatchApp sends push notifications for any new update on a list. This can be toggled on or off per list.
Tired of writing down numbers and re-typing it over and over again while calculating? Why use paper and pen when everything can be handle with a single application? Say good by to messy and confusing calculation using calculator and paper. Studio Loupe has announced FusionCalc 2 for iPhone.
FusionCalc 2 for iPhone is a bright, iOS 7 styled app that is beyond just a simple calculator. You can save numbers and
make notes right within the app, saving time by having to switch back and forth between apps.
Simple 3 steps:
1. Calculate! (Like any other calculator…)
2. Drag the number to keep it aside! (Here comes the handy part)
3. Drag the number back in whenever you need to use it again!! (Just like magic)
More useful features:
- Memo! Just double tap on any number to write memo. Easily keep track of each number you are saving
- Make a list! Drag down to lower are of the screen to put numbers in list * FusionCalc2 will automatically add up those numbers in the list. This can save a lot of time when you want to add up many numbers
- Hold down on any number to copy & paste
FusionCalc 2 for iPhone is a free app and is available now in the App Store.
PhatWare today has released WritePad 7.0, the iOS 7 optimized version of the popular note-taking and handwriting recognition software for iPads and iPhones. WritePad 7.0 presents an iOS 7 style interface while still supporting iOS 6, improves note-taking experience, includes all supported languages with the app price, and features significantly reduced application size.
WritePad 7.0 was designed to deliver considerably faster note-taking by offering multiple suggestions for words or
phrases as notes are input in the user’s own handwriting. As a user writes, alternative recognition results and word completions are presented in a scrollable suggestion bar next to the text, allowing a user to select an alternative result if the initial translation of the handwriting was incorrect.
To further speed-up and simplify the process of taking notes on an iPhone or iPad in a user’s own handwriting, WritePad 7.0 now features auto-complete for single words. This feature will enable users to move more quickly from one word to the next.
While adding more features, WritePad also delivers more value. The app now comes with all supported languages included, rather than requiring an in-app purchase to obtain additional languages. WritePad’s footprint has also been reduced by 30%, providing more features with less space requirements.
WritePad, an advanced note-taker for iOS, converts practically any handwriting into computer text. Notes created with WritePad can be sent via email or SMS, tweeted, saved, posted on a Facebook wall, printed, exported as PDF, translated to other languages, synchronized with major computing cloud services, and exchanged directly between two or more iOS devices. WritePad also features integration with the iPhone’s or iPad’s Events, Contacts, Maps, and other apps.
With WritePad you can:
- Create and edit text documents using the advanced handwriting recognition engine or iPad keyboard for text entry in landscape or portrait mode
- Improve productivity by using inline gestures, spell checker, context analyzer, and shorthand features
- Improve overall handwriting recognition quality using WritePad’s Statistical Analyzer, which addresses common recognition errors – When enabled, this WritePad feature learns and adapts to the user’s handwriting style
- Email, Tweet, print, or post Facebook updates directly from WritePad
- Synchronise WritePad documents with Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Evernote, iCloud , and iTunes
WritePad is available for both iPhone and iPad. The iPhone version is $4.99 while the iPad version is $9.99.
The popular note taking and overall life collection app Evernote for iOS has received a nice update that brings some enhancements for everyone and one exclusive to Premium customers. The update, available now in the App Store, now allows all users to see their notes displayed on a map in the Places section of the app.
For those who have a Premium account (which can be done through in-app purchase), you now have the ability to customise your home screen layout in the App. This is done through the Edit menu on your iPhone or iPad and allows you to change the order display of notes, notebooks, tags, places and the Evernote Market. It is one of those simple changes but it makes a big difference for those of who use Evernote heavily as you can essentially develop a workflow that works for you.
Finally is the new Search enhancements where are available to everyone. You can now save searches when you use the
Saved Searches function from the search results screen. You can remove them later by swiping right as you can to delete most things in iOS 7. Now if you need to quickly find something in your hundreds of Evernotes the task just got a little bit easier.
I have been a happy Evernote users for many years now and if you need a great note and life memory app I highly recommend it. The app itself is free as is your account. You can sign up for Premium services at $5.99 per month or $49.99 per year which brings you the ability have notes offline, sharing of notes with friends (who can also edit them), presentation ability from within the App and priority chat support if you run into trouble.
TaskAgent 3.0, the latest version of the plain-text-based to-do list manager for Dropbox as been updated to support iOS 7. This major upgrade features a complete redesign and approach to new features; TaskAgent for iOS now uses the more efficient Dropbox Sync API, as well as other background improvements only found in iOS 7.
The most requested feature has been list folders; starting with version 3.0, TaskAgent for iOS now allows users to add as much folders to organize their lists in. +.TaskAgent 3.0 also improves on features that were introduced in version 2.5: search, hashtags, and custom URL actions for communicating with external apps.
TaskAgent 3.0 is now available as a free universal app for both iPhone and iPad; it is a separate app from the previous version, which will allow anyone to try out the app. If they like the app, the full app can be unlocked with a one-time in-app purchase. The in-app purchase is currently on sale at $1.99 during the app’s launch, but will go up in price in the future. The full app features the removal of a three-list limit found on the free version, as well as adding list folders, and other smaller features.
* Simple, easy to use list interface
* Syncs with Dropbox using plain text files
* Plain text files edited from Dropbox will have changes synced back to the app
* List folders for organization
* Various sharing options, including the ability to share a list’s unique Dropbox URL
* Automatic task organization options
* Plain text mode
* App-wide search function for tasks and lists
* Hashtags for quick and easy search
* Custom URL actions for interacting with external apps
* Supports TextExpander touch snippet expansion
TaskAgent 3.0 is Free (without ads) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. There is a $1.99, promotional price for in-app purchase to unlock the full app. The full app features the removal of a three-list limit found on the free version, as well as adding list folders, and other smaller features.