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Apps: Productivity

Quick Look: Manuscript for iPad

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I have been writing, in one form or another, since I was in seventh grade.  In that time, I have been convinced that there has always been a best selling novel inside me, just waiting to be discovered.  Sadly, after numerous false starts, it has yet to be found.  Which is where Manuscript can help.  No, this app will not write the book for you…but it will do pretty much everything else as you progress through the creative process.



Skyfire browser brings Flash Video to Iphone and Ipad

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Update 4/11: Due to demand overwhelming their servers, Skyfire has temporarily stopped all new downloads.

From the Skyfire Blog:

"The user experience was performing well for the first few hours, but as the surge continued, the peak load on our servers and bandwidth caused the video experience to degrade.

Thus we are effectively ‘sold out’ and will temporarily not accept new purchases from the App Store.



Edito for iPad Review

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The Apple iPad App Store is rapidly filling up with a slew of various text editing applications, each featuring their own unique approach to the job of entering and editing content. Edito is one such application optimized for the entry and interpretation of Markdown, a shorthand markup language co-created by Mac enthusiast John Gruber of Daring Fireball fame. Due to the endorsements of Markdown by notable personalities in the Mac community (Merlin Mann of 43 Folders, for example), and support of the syntax by various blogging sites and programming tools, Markdown is making its mark, so to speak, on the World Wide Web.



Appbzr -- free app for finding and organizing apps

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appbzr (pronounced "app bazaar") is quite a popular and highly rated free app for helping you to organize, discover, and share apps. You can browse for price drops, hot apps, or the worldwide top 100. It also offers push notifications when there are price drops for apps that you're interested in.



Yet Another Browser

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It seems that browsers are getting alot of attention recently. That may be in part because they have finally come into their own.



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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