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Misc news & roundup / guide updates (09/27/2009)

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I’ve updated several of my guides / bibles / roundups to reflect the latest changes. See the bottommost “UPDATE (09/27/2009)” section in each of them. The only news item I haven’t published in another article is the one describing the new Backgrounder version.

AppStore news:

Ever wanted to watch WMV (TV) streams on your iPhone? Now you can!: making Streamer compatible with all WMV streams; NetTV [Lite] news.


Todo

TodoI tested a number of task managers when I bought my iPod Touch, but kept returning to Todo. In addition to its fantastic user interface, Todo has the ability to sync with online task managers, such as Toodledo (toodledo.com), Remember the Milk (rememberthemilk.com), or iCal on the Mac using Appigo’s own sync program. You can sort, organize, tag, and categorize all of your tasks to display them in a way that is most useful to you.

Todo: organize and manage tasks

 

 

Air Sharing

Air SharingIf a device is to be taken seriously as a business tool, it has to be able to let you review your important business documents on the go. Air Sharing lets you do this by turning your iPhone into a network drive on any wireless network. Once connected, you can transfer virtually any files to your iPhone and view them offline. The “Pro” version of this app is also available; it gives you additional PDF support and allows you to e-mail items from any computer to your 
iPhone where you can view them with Air Sharing.

Air Sharing: view important docs on iPhone
 

 

SnaBiz needs more work but has potential

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A business card scanner, such as SnaBiz, makes transferring contact information from business cards to your address book both quick and easy. 



Analyzing time spent with Eternity

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It's one thing to plan and schedule my day, but my day doesn't always go as planned. By analyzing how I used my time in the past, however, I can vastly improve how I use it in the future. 



App Gems from MacWorld helps you find essential apps

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I like MacWorld's reviews and articles. And their new app, called App Gems, looks to be really useful. Each weekday this app highlights and App Gem of the day — an app that's highly recommended by their staff of experts. Plus, the app also includes Essential Collections of great apps, which are handpicked by the editors and writers at MacWorld. You can also see lists of top-rated apps by category. And finally, App Gems includes news stories, blog posts, and tips posted on Macworld.com. The app is $1.99.



Digitizing receipts with JotNot

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Are you looking for a way to quickly and easily digitize your receipts for electronic storage?

JotNot for iPhone can help. Simply take a photo of the receipt, process the image with JotNot and then save it as a PDF, JPG, or PNG. It works with receipts, documents, photos, and white boards. You can then save your image, email your image or send it to Evernote.

Evernote allows you to share these digitized images with others or store them in your Evernote notebook. Evernote also makes it easy to sort notes or search for a specific note. 



Getting Things Done on the iPhone

         When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone at MacWorld on January 9, 2007 he called it “an iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator” – three devices in one. The subsequent evolution of the iPhone into a computing platform with the launch of the app store a year and a half later meant the functions an iPhone could perform were limited only by developer’s imagination. There are many excellent apps that enable you to track the news, sports, the weather, or find restaurants, movies, your friends (and even public bathrooms), play games or listen to music. And there are many not so excellent apps; I am talking about you, iFart.



Taken with Take A Note

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When I first looked at Take A Note ($4.99) I was interested in it as an educa tion tool since it has multiple options for taking notes; typing, using the voice recorder, snapping a photo or even your own doodles and drawings as such is an invaluable tool for any student.  I found the layout to be well thought-out, and logical and I appreciated that visually it resembles a paper notebook, for me the visual queue with the functions was practical.



How to stay on task with OmniFocus

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Juggling school, work, volunteer activities and personal time is not easy. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for a better way to prioritize and manage my time. I recently received a review copy of the OmniFocus iPhone app (Omni Group (http://www.omnigroup.com) along with the OmniFocus desktop application for Macintosh. After working through the tutorials and using the OmniFocus system for the last three month, I’m delighted to say I’ve found the perfect solution for me!



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