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Apps: Productivity

ListPro for iPhone...a Must Have App!

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I'm a ListPro user from way back in the day (see my comprehensive Windows Mobile review on our sister blog here). Even posted up some of my own custom lists to the free exchange years ago (an MS VB Script Repository). You want to stay organized and be able to find stuff, ListPro is a good way to do it.



This Contact Manager is a Keeper

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This contacts manager is an app that will stay for ever on your iPhone once you try it. After you open it up you will see that the developer was thinking about the you and what you'd want to do.

Within each contact you can e-mail or text with one tap....and it will keep a history of them within that contact. So if you want to know, or document, when you sent a text, e-mail or phone call to a particular person, all you have to do is pull them up and look under the History tab.



Keep Up With What's New In The App World

If you're like me you are constantly checking to see what's new in the iPhone/iPad app world. I love it when new apps come out that help me enjoy my devices more.....and do things more efficiently. There are two apps that make my searching much easier. One is Appshopper which keeps an updated list of new apps. You can search by iPhone or iPad, review price history, look for only free apps and a whole lot more. You can add apps to a wish list so at any point you can see if they have dropped in price. But if you are really looking for a way to catch a deal as soon as it happens Appsniper is for you. This is not a universal app but still works on the iPad.



iPad to the Rescue

Just the other night my wife was on the phone with a client who had e-mailed her a file to review. He knew we were on macs and he was on a mac so, no problem reading the file, right? Not so much.

He had created a table in Pages, but my wife doesn't have Pages on her iMac. No problem. I fired up my iMac which has Pages installed, only to get an error message indicating  that I don't have the most current version and can't open the file. Ugh!



The Magical Way To Move Files From Desktop to iDevices

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So there I was, in my real estate office gleefully gazing at a new 21 inch iMac. Just below my desk was a 6 year old IBM box that had served it's purpose......problem was all my pictures were on that machine and I wanted them on my new best friend. Since I already knew that the IBM box wouldn't play nice with my iMac, I could have moved them via CD or external hard drive or flash drive......or by dropping them into a folder......and that's just what I did. I dropped them into Dropbox on the PC and then opened Dropbox on my iMac and voila! No cables, no problems.



Whiteboard HD for iPad Product Review

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Whiteboard advocates should be very interested to learn that Avici Software has emulated the whiteboard experience on the iPad to a relatively successful degree.  The iPad's display size and resolution make it a strong platform for such a concept.  However, while Avici's execution of the concept is on track toward being a must-have piece of iPad software for meeting managers, designers and general brainstormers, it's not quite there yet.



Todo for iPad - one more choice in GTD

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For $4.99, Todo for iPad is a very sophisticated GTD app for the iPad. It features both projects and checklists, as well as repeating tasks, reminder alerts, and clickable phone numbers and URL’s in notes.

Other features include:



Taska for iPad

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Taska is a GTD app with very easy-to-use features. Create and manage todo's, lists, contexts, and tags. There's even a built-in map to show you where your tasks are located, how far away, and a route to get there. You can assign due date, due time, priority, and tags all on one screen.

Other features:



LogMeIn is a 5-star app!

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Although I found LogMeIn cumbersome to use, I did like the fact that I could access my computer when I need to while away from home. Very handy. However, I've decided not to use it because I don't like to leave my computer on 24/7. You have to take the "sleep" mode off your computer so that it's accessible all the time. It will not wake up your computer. 



Omni Focus for the iPad - I like it better than the desktop version!

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The first thing you need to know is that Omni Focus for iPad is NOT a beefed-up version of Omni Focus for iPhone. The iPad app has been created specifically for the iPad. It takes full advantage of the iPad’s larger real estate and has features not found on the iPhone version.



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