UPDATE (09/12/2012): I've created two truly 1080p versions of the counter video. They're HERE (non-streaming-optimized) and HERE (optimized for streaming with Subler). The former has a H.264 level of 4.2 (the latter is 4.1) and, consequently, can't be played in their Web browser. (Neither 4.1 nor 4.2 1080p60 can be synched to iOS devices directly. Playback from third-party apps using hardware decoding works, of course.) HERE's a 4.1-level version of the same file.
There are a myriad of document management apps available in Apple's App Store; some of these apps rise above the rest, heads held high, and accomplish their set goal. Other apps of this type are as much a failure as that Super Mario Brothers film that we all like to pretend never happened. With Seembee, Appsli Business Development has created an app that they believe will simplify document management and storage once and for all, and I believe they've succeeded at accomplishing this lofty goal.
If you can’t keep track of a grocery list on a scrap of paper, or a to-do list with too many options on your iPhone, Scrublist from p13development might just be the answer to your prayers.
Clever, convenient, quirky: Scrublist is a whole new take on list management via smartphone. First, you make a list… on paper. You’re probably already doing that because dealing with a to-do or shopping list manager on your iPhone usually gives you a headache. Then, put down that pencil and pick up the phone and photograph the list you just wrote. In Scrublist, your list photo becomes your list within the app no tedious typing required.
Apps that assist you with parking seem to be a perfect application for the iPhone. You'll never again need to be concerned about remembering where you parked your car. Parkbud ($1.99) lets you easily set a timer and an alert so that you don't get fined for overtime parking. It also lets you set your location and guides you back to your car. It includes a feature that lets you find nearby parking garages. Other features include a notepad in case you want to make a note regarding parking restrictions, etc., and a camera function for taking a photo of your location.
Can the iPad replace my beloved yellow legal pad?
I love yellow legal pads. They impart an air of professionalism, involvement, and importance. When I was a teacher, I took legal pads to every meeting. I took copious notes and would often refer back to them to help aid my decaying memory. My low-tech system worked fine—unless I misplaced the legal pad.
When I got my iPad, I started looking for an app to replace my legal pad. Not only would I have it with me whenever I needed it, but it would provide me with a way to permanently store my notes and never fear losing them again. The built-in Notes app on the iPad provided limited input and formatting options. I needed more flexibility for my note-taking endeavors.
Speech Recognition Apps Abound for iOS Devices
As this is being written in the spring, rumors are circulating that voice control technology will be deeply integrated into iOS 5. Whether in iOS 5 or later, it seems inevitable that much of our interaction with our devices will eventually take place just by speaking.
Of course, there are already many apps that use speech recognition, and ever since the 3GS, the iPhone has had a basic voice control feature that lets you make calls or request particular songs just by speaking into your phone (see sidebar page 38). But the forthcoming developments will go much further.