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iPhone App Review: ContactsXL 3 + Sync: Fully-loaded, Functional, Fun Contact Manager

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When an app like ContactsXL3 + Sync from Jonathon Teboul hits the app store, one tends to wonder why it takes a third-party developer to provide iPhone users with this level of quality and functionality. 

ContactsXL 3 + Sync is a contact manager that blows the native app right out of the water.  Basically, the point of ContactsXL 3 + Sync is to do everything the native iPhone address book should do, but it doesn’t.  It’s also got some added extras you didn’t even know you were missing.    

 



TextPal for iPhone provides powerful group messaging

TextPal for iPhone provides powerful group messaging

 

Texting is fun. It’s a convenient way to quickly share news, remind someone of something important or just keep in touch, when calling is not an option. However, sometimes you might want to send a message to several people at once and that’s where TextPal really becomes your best friend.


Coding tips: creating PNG (JPG) and QuickTime files – a benchmark video generator for iOS + OS X

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.



App Review: Seembee allows you to finally stop worrying about document management

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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.



SSH2GO - A Secure Shell Client for iPad and iPhone has been released

SSH2GO - A Secure Shell Client for iPad and iPhone has been released

Everett, Washington - iAPPS2GO LLC has announced the release of its newest iPhone, iPod touch and iPad app, SSH2GO. The app is an inexpensive, easy to use and very capable secure shell client for the IT professional and enthusiast alike.


iPhone App Review: Scrublist Simplifies Your Lists (and Your Life!)

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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.

 



MobiForms Mobile Development Tool Now Supports Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

MobiForms Mobile Development Tool Now Supports Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

The latest version of the revolutionary mobile development tool MobiForms 6.0 now offers support for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Up until now developing for Apple iOS devices required in depth professional programming skills with mandatory learning of Apple's obscure version of C called Objective-C and the Apple iOS/iPhone SDK (Software Development Kit). MobiForms replaces these tools with one simple, intuitive, drag and drop interface. No Objective-C programming is required.


Remote Conductor Now Available for the iPhone - Release Info

Remote Conductor Now Available for the iPhone - Release Info

Seattle, Washington - m3me, Inc. has announced Remote Conductor 1.0 for iPhone, bringing their popular iPad app to iPhone / iPod touch devices. Remote Conductor turns the iPhone into a productive, wireless, control center for a Mac or PC with features such as: Application / Window Switcher, Remote Program Launcher, Wireless Trackpad and Secure Keyboard. The iPhone version offers the same unique UI, feature set and strong security as its iPad counterpart.


Parkbud -- full-service parking app tracks meter, helps you find your car, and more

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.



Looking for the Perfect iPad Note-Taking App

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.



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