I like to Mindmap. I organize my life, my writing and my projects with mindmaps. And ThinkBuzan, the software arm of mindmap inventor Tony Buzan, has just released what may be the ultimate experience for mind mappers: iMindMap Freedom. Before Freedom, iMindMap was an OK app on iOS and a pretty substaintial authoring environment on the Mac and PC.
You are no longer bound by saved files on your computer. Because technology has changed; there are now apps available that allow you to access all of your stored files right from your phone or tablet. This is why iExplorer HD was created. It has given people the power to access many different attachments from an alternate location as long as you are connected with the right servers.
The call my name app is a great new way to not only organize your contacts so they are easy to find and use, but also find the phone number of just about anyone or any business you want. First, when you open up the app it will have all your contacts from your phone all loaded in and easy to find. You can use the built in search function to quickly find people by their first name or last name, which makes it a lot easier than just scrolling through like you have to on the normal phone list.
I've never worked on a Mac. I don't even own an iPhone. But one night four months ago, I borrowed an iPad from our Technology Department to see what all the fuss was about. As a baseball coach and sponsor of our school's broadcasting club, I thought the iPad might be useful for video analysis and editing. And it is. What I never expected was to find so many practical functions for my classroom. The iPad has changed the way I teach high school English, and there’s a pretty good chance it can change the way you teach, too.
Do you own an iPhone 4S and really wish Siri worked for you? I feel your pain. It doesn't make sense that Siri works exclusively for the 4S. It's just not fair. Ok, now that we are over that, what can we do? How about hiring her 1st cousin? Let me introduce you to SpeakToIt ($1.99). Not a very appealing name, I agree so if you ask her what her name is, she says it's Sam, just Sam. I refer to her as a 1st cousin because she uses the same voice recognition that Siri uses, Nuance. Understand though that she is not as talented as her cousin. She can find coffee and gas nearby, give directions, send messages and e-mail and a number of other things Siri does. She is also able to update Facebook and Twitter, which Siri won't do.