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Apps: Productivity

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.



PDF Expert now flattens documents

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I just received a new Press Release about my favorite PDF Reader. Now only is it the best PDF reader, but it makes creating, viewing and protecting forms a cinch! Here's an excerpt from the PR:



Free Siri app offers natural language understanding, Other apps offer voice recognition

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The recent success of Project Watson, an IBM computer, in demolishing the two all-time most successful champions on the Jeopardy quiz show has focused attention on the coming of natural language understanding to computers — and to our iPhones. The trick has been to teach a computer not just to search databases of information but to understand natural human language. Imagine how convenient that would be: you'd never have to type a query or tap your phone's screen again.



Get Microsoft OneNote still for free

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We reported previously on the OneNote app, which I briefly reviewed (the WP7 version) in my HD7 review. My impression is it's a sort of dumbed down Evernote (without the fancy website scraping). You can now sync and track your bullet lists, to-dos and even embed pix in notes on iPhone (requires a Live ID--app will help you create one). This is a reminder that you can still get the mobile iOS app for free in the App store (limited time).



Slideshow Remote: First iPhone Application to Display PowerPoint Slides on Apple TV

Slideshow Remote: First iPhone Application to Display PowerPoint Slides on Apple TV

An easy-to-use remote control for Windows PowerPoint now available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

(PRWEB) February 8, 2011 — LogicInMind releases Slideshow Remote 2.6 with an exclusive AirPlay function to wirelessly stream PowerPoint slides to the all-new Apple TV. With more than one million Apple TVs sold in three months, more and more Slideshow Remote users can take advantage of this unique feature during their professional meetings and presentations.


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