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Apps: Productivity

Writepad app offers handwriting recognition

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I had the opportunity to see a demo of Phatware's Writepad at Macworld and was very impressed. It lets you simply write on the screen using your finger or a stylus pen rather than using the onscreen keyboard, and translates your writing into typed characters. You can then edit that text — copy, paste, insert characters, etc. — via simple gestures. The app has a ton of features, such as shorthand, which lets you enter just two characters to evoke frequently used words or phrases.



360 Web Browser 3.0 -- now available for iPad

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I've been using alternate browsers for some time, mainly because I wasn't at all satisfied with Safari's tabbed browsing. I've used iCab quite a bit on my iPad, and like it a lot. I've also been using a preview copy of 360 Web Browser ($0.99), with version 3.0 finally being released in the App Store yesterday. This version is optimized for the iPad.



360 Web Browser goes iPad - Gets Ambience Awareness

360 Web Browser goes iPad - Gets Ambience Awareness

Dallas, Texas - Digital Poke today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of 360 Web Browser 3.0, an update to their popular mobile browser for iOS. 360 Browser is a highly praised and recommended Browser and it is the Only Browser which offers Firefox Sync capabilities, Plugins, In-Built Media Player, Robust File Manager, Download Manager, Flash Playing Capability, Intelligent Tabbing, Crash-Restore function & Fully Customized Themes along with 200 other features.


Dropkick - 5 Stars for Simplicity!

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I’m a To-Do List junkie. I think I own everyone out there. With each new one I get, I find something I like better about it than the previous one. Today, I want to tell you about Dropkick.

Warning: You won’t like this app if you’re looking for a sophisticated organizer. Instead, I recommend Omni Focus. But for the rest of you, read on:   



Editorial: Why I Jailbreak my iOS Devices

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The views expressed herein are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone else on the iPhone Life team. That said, I hope that readers will find this article informative and interesting, or at the very least thought-provoking.



iFiles -- multipurpose app for file management, document viewing, voice recording, text editing, and more

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One amazing thing about Macworld was to get demos of under-the-radar apps and see how good they are. You begin to realize that there are many unheralded gems. One such demo was iFiles ($2.99). It is primarily a file manager. That in itself was impressive — seeing a hierarchical system of files like I might view in my Mac's finder. It was as if suddenly there was a new window onto the iPhone. And it lets you manage not just the files on your iOS device, but also across multiple accounts in the cloud, such as Flickr, Google Docs, MobileMe, Dropbox, Box.net, and more.



TeamViewer - Remote Desktop for everything!

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If you are looking for a secure, very easy to configure and use, remote desktop app (and I am happy to report it works well with Linux), check out TeamViewer. If you don't mind the app reminding you to upgrade it--and the lack of a few features--it is completely free. You can grab everything you need here (DLs available for Mac, PC, and Linux), and the app store link above. The config for Ubuntu geeks is pretty simple (download the debian package, run the desktop app, and perform similar actions on iPhone to connect).



Another Note Taking Contender

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There is another contender in the note taking category, GhostWriter Notes($3.99) by MajorSpot. At first glance this app appears to be very basic, and in some respects it is.



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