I like MobileMe, especially for the FindMyiPhone feature (which I've used a few times) but it could use some competition, especially in terms of price. Ironically, before I became a full-time iPhone app developer, I worked for a software firm in the printing industry. We partnered with Ricoh and in that capacity, I beta tested their quanp service. Similar to MobileMe's iDisk feature, you can upload and share photos and files such as PowerPoint and PDF documents.
iBooks 1.1 out with PDF support – mini-review & full (!) comparison & feature chart
You may already have noticed that iBooks 1.1 has been released some 4-5 hours ago for iOS4-based iPhones and iPod touches (and, of course, the iPad).
Well, to make a long story short, I’ve expected more. FAR more. Unfortunately, the PDF support in iBooks 1.1 doesn’t really live up to my expectations – some of the third-party PDF readers (e.g., GoodReader, iAnnotator etc.) are way more powerful.
There are only three areas where I can only recommend iBooks 1.1:
- Night-time reading: third-party apps that do support “decreasing” the backlight just make whites darker (that is, decrease the contrast of the page).
No more notes on the refrigerator — now there’s HoneyDo for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
It’s easy, fun, and effective! Simply host a HoneyDo group and invite your spouse, kids, relatives, friends, or anyone else who will be helping with the task. (Perhaps you are remodeling your home or planning a family reunion.)
If you ever wished for a genie to give you a longer life, there is now an App for that! Skyclock shows you how to get your day's worth, each and every day!
When I first saw this App I thought "So what?" but then as I started using it I rapidly discovered what a useful and rather amazing tool it was. I never thought about the daily changing skylight conditions that we take for granted. It just doesn't get light or dark at the same time every day!
I reviewed an app back in January 2010 (http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/3963/awesome-note) called Awesome Note.
I still love the app. I use it everyday and have recommended it to many of my friends and family.
They have recently added some really cool features. I'm going to include all the screen shots from their website for those of you who are not familiar with it. It's easier to see it, than explain it.
Penultimate is another version of a note app for the iPad and iPhone. The difference in this one is that you write with a stylus or your finger, rather than type. The big plus with this app is the Wrist Protection mode, where you can rest your wrist as you write. This makes for a much better writing experience – no stray marks! I like that.
I have been a big fan of mind mapping software since my good friend and former co-worker Glenn Ferrel introduced the concept to me nearly 10 years ago. He showed me how a complex project or process with multiple relationships could be easily described and managed using the mind map approach. This allows relationships to be clumped together to help show relationships between concepts and activities. These ideas branch out from a centralized theme or objective and fluidly show the connections between the thoughts, ideas and objectives identified. Unlike more strict and discrete project management tools like Gantt charts, mind maps allow free association/disassociation as ideas formulate, shift and re-synthesize into a more crystalized state. The best us
This is just a quick video demonstration of the Whistle Phone app for iPad.
What you're seeing in the picture to the right is lots of folks' worst nightmare: Windows XP on an iPad. The real thing and fully functional. How is this possible? With a VNC client (I use VNC Viewer). The iPad is not really running Windows XP, of course; it's just running a piece of software that lets you view, control and use Macs, Linux boxes and, yes, PCs.
Since getting my iPad I've been wanting to find out what my parents think about the device, so this past weekend I headed down to the coast with my son and iPad to relax and visit with my parents, and find out if they would like to try using an iPad.