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iPhone App Review: Scrublist Simplifies Your Lists (and Your Life!)

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If you can’t keep track of a grocery list on a scrap of paper, or a to-do list with too many options on your iPhone, Scrublist from p13development might just be the answer to your prayers.

                Clever, convenient, quirky:  Scrublist is a whole new take on list management via smartphone. First, you make a list… on paper.  You’re probably already doing that because dealing with a to-do or shopping list manager on your iPhone usually gives you a headache. Then, put down that pencil and pick up the phone and photograph the list you just wrote.  In Scrublist, your list photo becomes your list within the app no tedious typing required.

 



iWork apps now available for iPhone

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First available for iOS on the iPad, Apple's iWorks apps were released on Tuesday for the iPhone. The price is the same: $9.99 each for Pages (word processing), Numbers (spreadsheet), and Keynote (presentation software). If you already own them for the iPad, they are a free upgrade for your iPhone.



MobiForms Mobile Development Tool Now Supports Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

MobiForms Mobile Development Tool Now Supports Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

The latest version of the revolutionary mobile development tool MobiForms 6.0 now offers support for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Up until now developing for Apple iOS devices required in depth professional programming skills with mandatory learning of Apple's obscure version of C called Objective-C and the Apple iOS/iPhone SDK (Software Development Kit). MobiForms replaces these tools with one simple, intuitive, drag and drop interface. No Objective-C programming is required.


Opera Mini -- latest version of popular free browser supports iPad, iPhone retina display

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Opera Mini Web browser (free) was hugely popular right from its first launch. And now a new version has just been released that supports both iPad models as well as the retina display on the iPhone 4. Like many people, I prefer alternates to Safari mainly because of their superior implementation of tabbed browsing. Opera Mini not only  offers that but is also notable because it greatly speeds browsing — as much as 6 times faster.



OnePass: Safe and convenient way to store important information on iPhone

OnePass: Safe and convenient way to store important information on iPhone

ShakerApps has announced the release and immediate availability of new application OnePass. OnePass offers you a safe and convenient way to store important information on your iPhone or iPodTouch.



Internet logins, passwords, email accounts, bank cards, account numbers, important notes and contacts, number of different personal cards and other things that you are afraid of losing or forgetting. All this will be always at your fingertips, on your iPhone or iPodTouch!

 Your data will always be protected from unauthorized access or loss by setting a password to run applications and backup / restore data.




Soonr -- cloud service for small businesses now offers iPad integration

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Soonr announced today the first cloud service with integrated editing for the iPad via their Soonr - Workplace app (free). Of course, there are other options, such as using an app such as Office2 to directly edit Microsoft Office documents stored in Dropbox. But Soonr goes much further. You can store, share, access, and sync files, as well as edit Microsoft Office files both online and offline from within the Soonr app.



Syncing Files Online with Your iPad


SpiderOak, Dropbox, and SugarSync help you secure and access vital data online

They say you can't take it with you. The "it" in that saying originally referred to your personal wealth, but until recently, it also referred to personal information stored on your computer. For most of my life, data was a nearly immovable object, as heavy as your computer. Today, with mobile devices and the steadily improving effectiveness of cloud computing, it is easier than ever to back up, sync, and access important data without filling up your storage drive or adding a single ounce to your gear bag.



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Move'n Call

 I like to gather novel uses of the iPhone and recently did an article for the magazine on a couple dozen apps that let you use the camera for doing things other than taking pictures or videos. Now I'm starting to be fascinated by the various ways the motion sensor can be used. A new app called Move'n Call ($1.99) lets you make a call with just a wave of your hand. As the video shows, first you train your iPhone to recognize a gesture and then you associate that gesture with a contact. Then to call the person, you simply make that gesture and your iPhone dials the contact.



Carbonite Access -- free apps give you access to your computer files

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I finally got around to signing up for Carbonite, and am amazed at how well this backup service works and how easy it is. In my mind, everyone who uses a computer should use Carbonite. The service costs $59 a year for unlimited storage. You install it, and it automatically backs up the files and settings on your desktop computer. Then if you like, you can use their Carbonite Access iPhone or iPad app to access your files anywhere, anytime. The iPad app was just released in March.



Gradekeeper for iPad Released on App Store

Gradekeeper for iPad Released on App Store

Daniel Ethier has announced the release of Gradekeeper for iPad 1.0. Gradekeeper for iPad is a companion app to Gradekeeper for Windows and Mac OS X. Thousands of teachers use Gradekeeper, and now they can work with their Gradekeeper classes on the iPad. With Gradekeeper for iPad, teachers can:

* Copy their existing classes to the iPad using iTunes file sharing
* Create new classes directly on the iPad
* View student progress reports, including category and term summaries
* Add new assignments and scores
* Take attendance
* Make a new seating chart
* Set up their school year to use semesters, trimesters, quarters, or six terms
* Set up their own assignment categories
* Set up their grade computation using total points or category weights


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