“One upon a time …” Well, ok, you wouldn’t start a story like that anymore. You’ll probably have a much more striking idea for the opening which will make the reader of your short story or novel or poem crave to read more. But if the muse strikes you, where do you write it down? What if you don’t happen to have pen and paper or a smartphone with you? Or: how do you write professionally while not at your desk?
With National Novel Writing Month coming up, a 30 day frenzy of writing an entire novel, I took a look at the options the iPad offers us. And even if you’re not ready to lose yourself in NaNoWriMo, some of these writing apps might just fit your needs anyway if you are a serious journal keeper or have other professional writing needs.
It’s been a big week for iPhone lovers, with more details released about the upcoming Game Center for iOS devices. Game Center is going to be a great platform for multiplayer gaming, and connecting with your friends.
While you wait for the official launch next month, we’ve collected five of the latest and greatest game releases on the App Store! Like always, if you have a game you want reviewed, please let us know!
Last week Apple released a music-based social network called Ping. Steve Jobs described Ping as “sort of like Facebook and Twitter meet iTunes” and lauded it as an amazing new way to discover new music.
So is Ping the next great social network? What does this mean for MySpace Music and other music-related social sites like Last.fm? Today we’ll discuss these questions and more as we walk you through Ping’s basic functionality.
I’ve tried and reviewed a ton of productivity apps for both Mac and iPhone. Some I love, some I hate, but the dividing line between these two usually comes down to a few simple features as they all pretty much work the same way. A truly unique day planner or GTD app is quite the rarity. In fact, it’s more of an empty promise put forth by every app in this category and fulfilled by very few.
Diacarta is that one app that finally said “enough.” Enough of the same old productivity app reproduced in one hundred different variations, enough taking more time to enter tasks into your schedule than it actually takes to do them, and enough scrolling through a boring lists of tasks not designed for visual thinkers.
Below we’ll take a look at what Diacarta is and how it uses a simple and brilliant interface to change the way you plan your life.
We’ve collected the top five reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in August. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, or Web apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month.
Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!
All designers among us have most likely been in this situation: you’re on the road, but you don’t carry a paper and pen with you when an idea strikes. Or a customer needs a basic layout mailed, but you can’t get that piece of paper into his virtual inbox.
With iMockups for the iPad, moments like these are a thing of the past. Now you can create incredible mockups quickly and easily – and in the next release even post process and share them with other iMockups users!
We’d like to say a big thank you to this month’s iPhone.AppStorm sponsors, and the great software they create! If you’re interested in advertising, you can order a slot through BuySellAds.
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Billings – Billings’ simple workflow and intuitive interface makes quoting, invoicing, and time tracking effortless.
MiniBooks – A handy iPhone app from FreshBooks that lets you track your time and invoice your clients while you’re away from your computer.
Flickpad – Checking out photos on Facebook has never been this easy and fun. If you have an iPad and like Facebook photos, you need this app!
Cretouch – Dress your device with Creative Touch, a series of delightfully designed iPhone cases and protective covers in a wide range of styles.
iPhone App Secrets – The secrets about how one person created the app Gratitude Journal for just $500 and made over $7000 her first month. Full of great iPhone development tips!
Xilisoft iPhone Magic – Xilisoft iPhone Magic is the ideal iPhone manager to synchronize your iPhone with your computer. Never again will you have to worry about losing your iPhone files.
iPhone 4 Reception Case – The all new Reception Case™ from IvySkin is the solution. The Reception Case™ is an ultra thin protection solution unlike any other in the market.
4Media iPhone Max – The best alternative to iTunes (iTunes 9.2 supported), 4Media iPhone Max for Mac can backup iPhone files to Mac and iTunes, transfer files from Mac to iPhone, convert video/music files to iPhone supported formats, and rip CDs/DVDs to iPhone.
taskList – Capable enough to apply a task management system that suits your style, yet simple enough that you won’t get lost spending more time making a list than doing the stuff that’s on it.
My Virtual Girlfriend – My Virtual Girlfriend is an interactive, 3D girl dating game that combines humor and simulated romance.
Tift Shift Focus – Tilt-Shift-Focus lets you create tilt-shift photos without expensive equipment or professionel image editing skills. Turn your photos into miniature worlds, zoom in on the details and turn a simple image into a stunning visual experience.
Aqua Globs HD – Very easy to get into with the main aim to gain points by joining cute wiggly globs. Touch and drag to navigate them and join them together.
When recently scouring the App Store for a full-featured Flickr app, I came across FlickStackr. It comes with a grand claim: “FlickStackr allows you to browse photos in the Flickr universe, upload your images, and easily edit metadata.”
Packing so much functionality into one iPad application is no simple feat, and all too often this type of grand aim results in a fiddly, difficult-to-understand app. If you’re a Flickr user, FlickrStackr offers a promising solution for interacting with photos on-the-go. Let’s take a look and see whether it can pull off all that it claims to!