iPhone Life magazine

Notes

I Can't Help It, I Still Miss My Newton

As much as I love my iPad and iPhone, I missed being able to simply write on my iDevice and have it magically turned into typed text.
With the rollout of Siri, we will can now just talk to our iPhone and have it type text....something I might add was temporarily available back in 1997 on my Newton. Yes that's right, Dragon Software, the brains behind Siri, made voice recognition software for Newton, but was quickly squashed by Apple, for some reason. But I digress....



App Review- Ghostwriter Notes for iPad

image

Some people say that technologies like the tablet computer will change the world, specifically education, and apps like Ghostwriter Notes only support these statements.



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

image

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.



Writepad app offers handwriting recognition

image

I had the opportunity to see a demo of Phatware's Writepad at Macworld and was very impressed. It lets you simply write on the screen using your finger or a stylus pen rather than using the onscreen keyboard, and translates your writing into typed characters. You can then edit that text — copy, paste, insert characters, etc. — via simple gestures. The app has a ton of features, such as shorthand, which lets you enter just two characters to evoke frequently used words or phrases.



Another Note Taking Contender

image

There is another contender in the note taking category, GhostWriter Notes($3.99) by MajorSpot. At first glance this app appears to be very basic, and in some respects it is.



App Review: Screenwriting (aka The Best Script-Writing App in the App Store)

image

As is evidenced by the fact that I write for iPhone Life, I am a fan of writing, whether it's for a site like this or for one of my many independent film projects. Not only can it be fun, but it's a terrific way to exercise one's mind. When @brianhere asked me via Twitter to review the new app Screenwriting, I jumped at the opportunity. Little did I know that I was about to experience what is probably the best writing app on the entire App Store.

 



quanp a free alternative to MobileMe, backed by Ricoh

image

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.



Off-Line for a Bit

image

I'm going to be off-line for a bit. 

I'm going in for MAJOR sinus reconstructive surgery tomorrow, so I won't be posting for a while. If I do sneak on, it could be quite a psychedelic post. It could be quite entertaining - so check back often - before Webmaster Ben finds it and takes it off.

Webmaster Ben, beware!!  You have been warned!!!  I am stealth!!

-Comic Touch App!!!

If I owe you a review, I promise to catch up before I head off to MacWorld....to hunt down Steve Jobs.  I have some suggestions for the next iPhone.  Steve - you have been warned....keep your eyes peeled for a tall red-head...I'm stealth......

Please keep posting - I will be reading - since I won't be able to do anything else!! If I do reply to a post and it doesn't make sense....sorry.  If it's the funniest thing you've ever read....forward it to me in about 10 days so I can read it.

Thanks for all your support.

Cheers,

T.



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

image

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.



Syndicate content