Note-taking apps for the iPhone are hardly scarce, with many third-party options available for a device that ships with a stock Notes app fully integrated into it’s own cloud-based sync services. While Squarespace is best known as a blogging platform, the company recently pushed out a note-taking app of their own, Squarespace Note.
Squarespace Note is a minimalist note-taking app that syncs your textual memos with a variety of services including Squarespace itself, Evernote and Dropbox. It’s advertised not as an independent note-taking app, but rather a proxy for your other subscribed services. (more…)
In the app store there are plenty of dictionaries to choose from. Some of these apps may cost a pretty penny, others are offered for free. But rarely do you find an app that has the functionality of a dictionary which backs up from multiple data sources.
Wordy is branded as “The Logophile’s Primer” for good reason. The app lets you browse through a large collection of dictionary definitions, synonyms and antonyms, and behaves as a powerful reference tool. And the best part is that it’s entirely free to download for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users. (more…)
The iPhone has already seen a fair amount of attempts at apps that provide you with word processing capabilities on the move, but none of them have really offered a solution that’s very compelling. Some lack basic features such as text formatting yet run butter-smooth, whist others offer too many features that ultimately leave the iPhone’s 3.5-inch screen far too cluttered and bloated plus suffer from horribly slow and laggy performance issues.
Apple has long offered their own office software suite on the Mac, and then launched it for the iPad when the stallion of a tablet was released. Now, Apple has updated their iPad offering to make all those iWork for iPad apps universal — meaning the iPhone finally gets some iWork action. It was a long requested feature, so how does iWork for the iPhone stack up against the competition? In this series of reviews, we’re going to find out, starting with Pages.
A few years back, I picked up a job as a copy editor of a local publication. Although I had never done copy editing before, grammar was one of those things that came easily to me — or at least, so I thought. My savior in the first few weeks was my first copy of the Associated Press Stylebook, which up until recently held a permanent spot just to the left of my keyboard as my first area of reference. But now, I have no reason to have the handy reference guide nearby, because I’ll always have my iPhone.
That’s because now the AP has released a 2011 version of their publication, which came out even before the printed edition. It’s called the AP Stylebook 2011, and if you’re a journalist, writer or just someone who really gets excited by learning about grammar, this might just be the perfect app for you. Find out more after the break.
I use Google Docs more than Office or iWork, so accessing and editing my files across platforms is very important to me. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a decent candidate for editing your documents on mobile platforms. Google unvieled their mobile editor to much hype, but unfortunately it doesn’t provide an extensive, desktop-like experience on any platform.
This review won’t solve that problem. However, Memeo Connect is one of the more elegant solutions to browsing your Google Docs. Plus, for those that don’t require editing on the Google service, the files can be imported into Pages for iOS. Memeo provides a pleasing and fairly stable platform for accessing Google Docs on the go.
Poor Microsoft. After Apple jumpstarted the PDA craze with the Newton, Microsoft’s Windows Mobile became one of the most used mobile operating systems on PDAs and then smartphones for the first part of the 21st century. Fast forward to 2007, though, and Apple once again got the upper hand with iPhone. Today, iOS is much more popular than Windows Mobile, and even the new Windows Phone 7 has struggled to gain marketshare.
Since Microsoft is primarily a software company (they even makes software for Mac OS X), it’s almost surprising that they’ve never made a mobile version of their popular Microsoft Office suite for competing mobile operating systems. That has now changed, as Microsoft has finally brought OneNote to the iPhone. OneNote is Microsoft’s often-overlooked notetaking app that’s included with Office 2010 for Windows, and now with OneNote for iPhone you can take your notes on the go just like you could with a Windows Phone 7 device. We’re going to take a tour of OneNote’s features and see if it’s time to switch notetaking apps.
A few weeks ago, we took a look at the Tapbots family – highlighting the simplicity and design of their applications. Well, the folks at TapBots have been hard at work and recently released the newest member of their family.
Introducing Calcbot, a brilliantly simple and fun calculator “robot” that takes the mindless task of calculation and makes it fun and even easier to do. Let’s take a look at how Calcbot works after the break.
One of the flagship features of smartphones in general is the ability to read, create and edit documents from your mobile while on the go. After all, they are supposed to be mobile computers and we have come to expect a lot from them in recent years.
With a powerful device like the iPhone, it is finally possible to handle documents in multiple formats with gusto. There are quite a few mobile office apps in the App Store, but today we’re going to be taking a look at Documents To Go Premium. Join us after the jump for our full review!
Ever wished there was a quick and easy way to craft a sharp-looking presentation on-the-go? Well Keypoint might have the answer. This newly updated app from Bert Timmermans is a fast way to create PowerPoint style presentations, right within your iPhone.
It allows you to create, publish and share presentations on the move while keeping everything simple and avoiding clumsiness. If you need to add punch to proposals or make a short presentation clearer and more memorable then Keypoint may be the app for you!