Calendars 5 and other Readdle apps on sale for a limited time

By Cody Lee on Jul 31, 2014

Readdle, the team behind several hit iOS apps, is celebrating its 7th anniversary. It’s been 7 years since the company formed, and set out on its mission to create some of the best productivity software for iOS devices available.

And how does a successful app developer celebrate an anniversary? By discounting some of its top titles of course. For a limited time, enjoy up to 70% off Calendars 5, Scanner Pro, Printer Pro and other premium Readdle apps… Read More


Cannonball email app now available on iPhone

By Lory Gil on Jul 22, 2014

Last week, we gave you a list of our favorite email apps for iPad. Most of the apps on the list are universally available for all iOS devices. However, there is one on the list that, until now was only available on the iPad.

Cannonball received a big update this week that makes the third-party email app available on both the iPad and the iPhone. Now, you can keep your email activities the same across all devices… Read More


The best email apps for iPad

By Lory Gil on Jul 20, 2014

Just like when we gave you a list of our favorite calendar apps for both iPhone and iPad separately, we decided to add a list of our favorite email apps for iPad. Sure, some of the same apps below are also on the iPhone list, but there are other apps that work better on one device than the other and we’ve separated them for your convenience.

If you have an iPhone and an iPad, you have probably already discovered that the screen’s size makes a big difference with different app features. Check out our list below of what we think are the best email apps for the iPadRead More


Week Calendar for iPhone goes free for two days

By Lory Gil on Jul 15, 2014

We recently published a list of our favorite calendar apps for the iPad. After the list was published, some of our readers suggested that Week Calendar was worthy of the “Best Of” nomenclature, to which we agreed and updated the list accordingly.

The very next day, the app’s developer sent me an email to let me know that the iPhone version of Week Calendar is going to be free for a special promotion on July 15 and 16 only. If you haven’t already, be sure to grab this amazing app on the iPhone before it goes back up to full price… Read More


Searchr is like Spotlight on steroids

By Lory Gil on Jul 15, 2014

Spotlight on iOS is my savior. When I want to find an app and don’t remember which folder I’ve stored it in, I simply pull down on my Home screen to access the Spotlight search bar and type in what I’m looking for.

Searchr is a search function for the iPhone that allows you to find content you are looking for, just like Spotlight. However, this app also includes a few additional features that let you perform a variety of actions without having to switch to another app… Read More


The best iPad calendar apps

By Lory Gil on Jul 13, 2014

A few months ago, we shared our favorite calendar apps for the iPhone. We are big on making lists, organizing, and planning out our lives around here. One list is just not enough, especially if you use your iPad and iPhone for very different things.

This time around, we compiled a list of what we think are the best calendar apps for iPad in the App Store. Check out our list below and feel free to let us know what your favorites are in the comment section… Read More


Appoint is a smart calendar that works the way you want it to

By Lory Gil on Jul 9, 2014

There are so many calendar apps in the App Store it will make your head spin. There are quite a few really good ones, too. When someone asks me to recommend the best calendar app, it is hard to choose a favorite.

Appoint is another great new calendar app that has everything you need to customize your schedule the way you want it. Whether you want dark or light themes, daily or monthly views, or would rather see your events as a list, this app has what you need… Read More


Tinker app will make sure you stay productive

By Lory Gil on Jul 3, 2014

I’m the kind of person who needs constant self-supervision. I don’t work in an office and I am surrounded by my playthings. I regularly need to remind myself to get back to work because there is no one looking over my shoulder telling me to do so.

Tinker – Tweak Your Productivity is a goal minded productivity app that makes it possible for you to be on task, every minute of the day. Instead of creating long lists of things to do and trying to prioritize them, this app has you create duration-based goals that help you stay on track until your time is up. Read on for our app review of Tinker… Read More


Weekly helps you keep track of tasks and goals

By Lory Gil on Jun 27, 2014

There are some tasks that need to be taken care of only once. Those can easily be listed in any format, including the good old-fashioned pencil and paper method. Other tasks are meant to be done every day. They are more like goals than tasks. Nonetheless, they still need to be tracked.

Weekly is a task tracker that makes it incredibly simple for you to add content, update activities, and see your progress at a glance. We’ve got an app review of Weekly for you today to see if it is something you’d be interested in… Read More


Slides app arriving to iOS in the coming weeks, says Google

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 25, 2014

Back in April, Google finally decided to release standalone Docs and Sheets apps for the iPhone and iPad, the former a text editor and the latter a spreadsheet app.

But Google’s mobile productivity efforts are comprised of a trio of apps – Docs, Sheets and Slides, a presentation software. Today at Google I/O, the search company has rounded out the trio with a new Slides for Android app that will be available on iOS “in the coming weeks”Read More


Inky Mail makes email distractions a thing of the past

By Lory Gil on Jun 4, 2014

I receive dozens of emails during my workday. Some of them are important, but don’t require my immediate attention. Some must be addressed as soon as possible. Some are just advertisements for a sale that I can’t resist and will end up spending money on something I don’t need. Email is distracting.

Inky Mail hopes to curb some of those distractions with time saving features and simple organization tools that will help you address what you need to and leave alone what you don’t. Combine all of your various email accounts into one straightforward app and keep your correspondences from getting in the way of your work… Read More


Readdle updates PDF Expert 5, now a universal app

By Lory Gil on May 29, 2014

Readdle has just launched an update to its popular PDF management app, PDF Expert 5 that includes support for iPhone and iPad in one. Now, you can read, edit, and share your PDF files on any device with one convenient app.

Version 5.1 also includes updates specifically designed for the smaller screen. Freehand draw, add figures and manage pages all on your iPhone. All this, and the update is free if you are already using PDF Expert 5 for the iPad… Read More


Boximize review: turn your notes into personal databases

By Lory Gil on May 14, 2014

When I think of note taking apps, I assume that their main function is to allow you to jot down important information so you can easily access it later. Good note taking apps let you organize entries by date or category. Everything else is just gravy.

Boximize turns the whole note-taking production and turns it on its head. Now, you can organize notes into collections with customizable fields so your thoughts and ideas become a complex database. We have a detailed Boximize review for you below… Read More


Presentation Mode is now available in Evernote

By Christian Zibreg on May 14, 2014

Evernote, the hugely successful note-taking and productivity platform, today rolled out a new Presentation Mode to its mobile and desktop apps across Mac, Windows, iPhone and iPad devices.

Presentation mode allows you to connect your computer to an external monitor or projector to present your notes in style as beautiful full-screen scrollable layouts.

And if you’re using Evernote for iOS, AirPlay will wirelessly beam the presentation to an external display through Apple’s $99 Apple TV media-streaming box… Read More


GoodReader adds new PDF editing features in paid update

By Christian Zibreg on May 8, 2014

Good.iWare’s popular document and file management iOS app, GoodReader, is one of the best applications to help solve the lack of a dedicated file management system on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices.

GoodReader can synchronize your documents and files with a number of sources, be it your computer, another iOS device or a host of frequently used cloud-storage solutions.

It has a robust PDF management and editing capabilities that have been vastly enhanced in the latest version 4.0 update. Having decided to release GoodReader 4 as a brand new paid app, Good.iWare is now offering a time-limited 60 percent discount with an introductory price of $2.99Read More


Microsoft updates OneNote for iPhone/Mac with new look, Office Lens and more

By Christian Zibreg on May 1, 2014

After updating Office for iPad apps with a new printing capability and a few other useful features that boost your mobile productivity, software maker Microsoft today issued a refresh for its note-taking app, OneNote, that contains some much appreciated enhancements on both the iPhone and Mac systems.

The new versions of OneNote, available free in the App Store and Mac App Store, have gained a dozen new features.

Most notably, OneNote for the iPhone now lets you create new notebooks and sections, includes a new design and comes with an optical character recognition feature called Office Lens. The Mac edition has received even more goodies… Read More


Office for iPad updated: AirPrint, SmartGuides in PowerPoint, AutoFit in Excel

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 29, 2014

A glaring omission from the initial release of the free Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Apple’s iPad, printing has now been added to these apps via Microsoft’s first major update to the Office for iPad suite. The software update has arrived on Tuesday, a little more than a month into the suite’s iPad launch last month.

Besides printing support across all Office for iPad apps, SmartGuides are now available in PowerPoint making it easy to align the elements of your presentation.

Moreover, Excel users will be happy to learn that a new AutoFit feature has been added to both Excel for iPad and its desktop counterpart. This feature allows you to adjust the width and height of multiple rows and columns at once… Read More


Clear to-do app gains Reminders and sound packs

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 29, 2014

Keeping true to its promise, the popular Clear to-do app for iOS and OS X by Realmac Software has received a nice little update today, bringing out a pair of new features you’re going to love.

The first is the anticipated Reminders capability which lets you set up alerts that go off across all your Mac and iOS devices, similar to Apple’s stock Reminders app in iOS and OS X.

And to go with Reminders, the team has added another much-requested feature: custom sound packs. Both the iOS and OS X edition have been updated with these features and are now live in the App Store, available free to existing users… Read More


$7 per month Office 365 Personal subscription plan launches with iPad editing

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 15, 2014

Microsoft last month released its native and rather nicely done Word, PowerPoint and Excel iPad apps as free downloads from the App Store. You’re limited to using these apps to view Microsoft Office documents on your tablet as editing and creating new ones requires one of the many Office 365 subscriptions available.

The iPad apps launched with Microsoft’s entry-level Office 365 Home subscription plan costing $9.99 per month. If you don’t want to pay ten bucks per month just to edit Office documents, Microsoft now offers a more affordable Personal plan for $6.99 per month… Read More


Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for iPad hit 12M downloads

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 3, 2014

Seven days into the Office for iPad release on Apple’s platform, the native Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote applications for the iPad have been downloaded twelve million times, the Windows giant confirmed on Twitter this morning.

Microsoft released Word, Excel and PowerPoint as individual downloads for the iPad on March 27, 2014. The software giant’s note-taking app, OneNote, hit the App Store ten days earlier, on March 17, 2014.

OneNote got refreshed the same day native Word, Excel and PowerPoint debuted on the App Store to bring it in line with the rest of the Office for iPad suite. You can download Word, ExcelPowerPoint and OneNote individually in the App Store, for free… Read More

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