App Store Productivity Monday: automate iOS with these fine apps

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 25, 2014

Like any given Monday, Apple’s App Store editors today highlighted iPhone and iPad applications aimed at increasing your productivity by helping you get organized and keep pace with your busy life.

In this week’s edition of Productivity Monday, the App Store team is sharpening its focus on apps which help make the most out of iOS by automating the things that don’t need your expertise, so you can spend your time wisely.

Here’s a quick rundown of each featured app. Read More

 

Good deal: 95% off Mac app bundle featuring djay, Keyboard Maestro and more

By Cody Lee on Aug 13, 2014

Folks in the market for some awesome Mac apps may want to check out this new promotion from StackSocial. For a limited time the deal site is offering 8 Mac applications and, for the first 5,000 buyers, a bonus developer eCourse for up to 95% off their original retail prices.

The bundle features popular apps like djay, the award-winning DJ software, Keyboard Maestro, a popular productivity app for creating keyboard shortcuts, and Apple Design Award-winner Cinemagraph Pro. Keep reading for a full breakdown of the software and other details… Read More

 

The best business card scanner apps for iPhone

By Lory Gil on Aug 10, 2014

My Old Man doesn’t own a smartphone (I know, how do I live with it?). One of the drawbacks of being a decade behind the rest of us, technologically, is that his wallet is stuffed full with business cards, and I mean stuffed. It is a wonder he can even fit that thing in his pants pocket.

What he needs, besides a smartphone, is a business card reader so he can toss those bulky cardstock piles, but still keep the information he needs in his pocket. If you are looking to empty your wallet and minimize the bulk in your pockets, we’ve got a list of what we think are the best business card reader apps for iPhone for you below… Read More

 

Several productivity apps on sale for a limited time

By Cody Lee on Aug 7, 2014

Apple is highlighting a number of popular productivity apps in its App Store right now, which have recently seen significant discounts. The promo can be found in the iTunes Store, under a special new section entitled “Amazing Productivity Apps Limited-Time Prices.”

Here you’ll find several top tier apps like Fantastical 2,which has made our Top Calendar Apps list multiple times, for bottom tier prices. There’s also Clear To Do List, Notablity, 1Password and many more. We’ve put together a list of the apps and their discounts below… Read More

 

WidgetMemo lets you create memos you can pin to Notification Center

By Lory Gil on Aug 2, 2014

Whenever someone tells me something important to remember, or I have a thought that I don’t want to forget, I write it down on whatever scrap of paper I have within arms reach. Oftentimes, those notes get tossed out with the garbage and I forget about them anyway.

WidgetMemo aims to stop the unnecessary loss of important notes by letting you create them on your iPhone using a simple user-interface. Your memos can easily be viewed in Notification Center, where you presumably check regularly throughout the day anyway. So, you’ll never forget what you were supposed to remember… Read More

 

Microsoft adds new features to Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 31, 2014

Software giant Microsoft has issued a trio of updates to its Office for iPad applications in the App Store. Now available as free downloads, the refreshed editions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad bring over a dozen new capabilities enhancing your experience.

Some of the headline improvements include much-requested user-facing features such as the ability to use third-party fonts in your documents, export docs as PDF files, a new Presenter View for PowerPoint, new Picture Tools that let you crop to focus on the right part of an image, external keyboard support in Excel and more… Read More

 

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

 
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