iPhone Life magazine

Apps: Productivity

PDF Reader News & Updates

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This is an update to my previous all-in-one PDF iPhone / iPad reader roundup published HERE.

I haven't elaborated on some subjects in the original article. Let's take a closer look at them.

1.) JPEG2000 images embedded in PDF files with aren't supported – they simply aren't shown.

To quickly fix this issue, before transferring the file to your iOS device, just open it in OS X's Preview and select File / Save As.

An example of this showing the page of Building iPhone OS Accessories Devices by Apress with the missing images (click the images for the full-sized version of much better quality):



MarkdownNote for iPad

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Want to create great looking HTML mass e-mailings, then check out MarkdownNote for the iPad...by codingrobots. You can grab it in the app store here, or see some of the other products offered at the vendor's website here...



Best Apps: Productivity

productivityThese apps help you manage your life more efficiently and save time. There are apps to help you track and manage your projects, keep an eye on your budgets, and navigate the digital world effectively. And with the right combination of apps, some users find that they can put away their laptop or desktop and manage everything from their iPhone and/or iPad. Whether you're managing a business or a household, you're sure to find something in this category to help you keep things running smoothly.


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Free Apps to Help You Find Great Apps

The App Store's massive success does not make it any easier to find good apps. Where do you turn for help? Fortunately, "there's an app for that!" In fact, there are quite a few apps that will help you find the app you're looking for, and most of them are free. Here's a quick rundown of a few of the best apps and services that I've used to help me find worthwhile apps and also share my app recommendations with others:

Appsfire

Free, app2.me/2846


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Apps that Help You Stay Organized

Recently, I tested three inexpensive productivity apps and liked them so much I decided to keep them all!

Awesome Note (+Todo)

$3.99, free "Lite"  version also available, app2.me/220;

AwesomeNote11: Main ScreenThis aptly named program has a variety of features that help you organize your life, including a calendar view to record daily activities, tasks, and ideas you have during the day.

The Awesome Note main screen (left) is easy to navigate. The main notes screen (right) is well laid out and organized.


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Best Web Browsers for iOS devices

The mobile version of Safari Web browser is not only capable, it's much better than anything built into other mobile platforms. However, it has a few limitations, the biggest of which is the lack of a real full-screen viewing mode. The implications of this are annoying, especially in landscape orientation where a great deal of the screen is taken up by the status bar on the top in the iPad version and the bottom on the iPhone.


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5 Great Apps to Help You Get Things Done!

Selecting the five best task management apps for the iPhone and iPad presents quite a challenge. A simple to-do list may be the best fit for one user, but woefully inadequate for someone who wants to implement a more robust task management system like the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology developed by David Allen. Rather than focus on one end of the spectrum to the detriment of the other, I chose the five best apps in order of increasing functionality. Whether you only want to keep a simple list of tasks or need an app that can keep track of every detail of your life, you will find the perfect app among the following.


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Filemaker Go - Ever Improving

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FileMaker, Inc. today announced version 1.1 of FileMaker Go for iPhone and FileMaker Go for iPad.

Users can now produce PDFs directly from FileMaker Go and either save them on their mobile devices or email them. This feature lets mobile users easily save and distribute reports, create invoices, and share project status directly from their iPad or iPhone.



Keep Your Life In Order

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ToDo (by Appigo, $4.99) has become one of my most used apps for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, , I have a tendency to forget things. Second, my todo's are synced to my iPad, iPod Touch and desktop. ToDo uses a web based task organizer called ToodleDo to complete this magic.



iCircuit Review

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Readers of my reviews may recall my enthusiastic review of Electronic Toolbox HD.  While that product provided a good deal of depth on basic electronic parts and calculations, it lacked a simulator to assemble such parts into a functional design.  iCircuit fulfills this need exceptionally well.



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