When it comes to task managers and note-taking apps, iPhone users are spoiled with choices, as there are literally thousands of ideas out there on the App Store all crying for our attention and our credit cards. I’m a man of simple tastes, which is why I don’t really use my iPhone for note-taking — I’ll probably use something like Drafts to scribble down something quickly when I’m on the move but I still rely on my trusty Moleskine for all my proper note taking. Yep, I’m old fashioned like that.

But when Elevatr was released back in May, my eye turned for two reasons. First, this looked like a nice, simple way to jot down my thoughts and ideas without having to waste an hour getting acquainted with the app. And secondly, the interface is so minimal and flat it’s positively infectious (and I’m a big fan of flat interfaces, which is why I’m looking forward to iOS 7 so much!). Read on after the break for my full thoughts about Elevatr and whether it is the de facto app for managing your ideas on the iPhone. (more…)

I don’t spend a lot of time playing video games now, but when I do, it’s usually for short spurts on my iPad or iPhone. (Tell me you’ve never heard that one before.) My favourite games on iOS are really simple and highly addictive (Letterpress, Hundreds and Rayman: Jungle Run, if you have to ask).

Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to try out a new simple and highly addictive game for both iPhone and iPad called Circles. It’s a memory-based game that tests both your physical and mental reflexes, and your scores (along with your short-term memory) can only improve while you play. Not only that, but like Letterpress, it uses Game Center for its multiplayer experience. Intrigued? Read on to find out whether or not Circles is a game worth investing in. (more…)

As someone that loves music I’m often searching for new artists and songs to love, as well as new methods of accomplishing this task. Twitter #music, a new music discovery service released in April, had a lot of promise but ultimately fell out of the limelight rather quickly. As a recommendation service, I found Twitter #music to be lacking in terms of how recommendations were offered, as well as not giving users a means to offer recommendations.

By comparison, #nwplyng offers a full music sharing experience with one major caveat: Instead of piggybacking on a major social network, #nwplyng is it’s own social network. Between Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Vine and countless others to keep tabs of, is it plausible to find room for another social network in your life? (more…)

Did you know that a few years ago, Justin Timberlake attended Comic Con dressed in an Ernie costume and claimed it was the first time in ten years that he was able to walk freely in public? Or did you know that the Dutch East India Company was the most valuable company in world history, being worth $7.4 trillion in today’s money?

These are just a couple of the facts featured in Owl, a brand new app on the market. But the facts aren’t the only feature that makes Owl unique. Find out what exactly sets it apart from its competition after the jump.

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The best thing about always having my iPhone is that I can constantly record all the cool stuff happening around me. I do an amazing thing, I take a picture of the amazing thing. The only problem is that once I’ve shared the photo to Facebook or Instagram or wherever, it’s just gone. I’m not going to come back in three months and relive the amazing things I did on a particular day through social media posts. It would be awkward to accomplish, and, let’s face it, the results wouldn’t be that attractive.

Enter Days, a great app for recording all of the swell stuff you do in a twenty-four hour period. It looks good and was made for keeping a day’s worth of activity in a single neat update. We’ll take a look and see how it fares against all the ways you already have to share all of your stuff. (more…)

What an incredible week it’s been for iOS games — quite a variety of new releases to enjoy, and we’ve picked our favourite five to share with you.

You’ll be busy building bridges, defending kingdoms and controlling a rampaging octopus, so stretch those thumbs and click through! (more…)

As soon as the iPad came out, people were asking when they could get Microsoft Office on their device. “It would be the best thing ever!” they all said, and then they waited. And waited. And waited.

Today, Microsoft Office is still not available on the iPad, but now it is on the iPhone — at least if you’re an Office 365 subscriber. Does the Office Mobile experience hold up on the smaller device or is it just a failed attempt? Let’s talk it out over break. (more…)

If you already use Buffer in conjunction with your desktop or laptop, you’ll no doubt be pleased with this mobile incarnation. And if you’re among the uninitiated, get ready for your life to become a whole lot easier.

Buffer for Twitter and Facebook automatically schedules your tweets and posts for you, even spreading them out over the course of a day so that they don’t go live all at once. If you read a share-worthy article (or more) while browsing the web on your iPhone, you can instantly add it to your Buffer to be shared later. I’ll show you how easy it is after the jump. (more…)

Did you enter to win a copy of Write for Dropbox? Well we’ve contacted all of the randomly selected winners via Twitter DM, so check your inbox. In the meantime, the winners are:

  • @papabearpyatt
  • @ElBatzilla
  • @schraboe
  • @jeffrhind
  • @DonCarlo2863
  • @robcio
  • @Manfredi_S

Thanks to all that entered! (more…)

I have a huge thing for writing apps. It’s not that I want to write on the iPhone all the time; it’s just that I do. My iPhone is always with me and I’m always writing with it because it’s insanely convenient. And I have a core group of apps I always use to get the job done, but always feel there could be room to grow.

My feature list is admittedly pretty basic: I want great Dropbox support. I like a good font and I don’t need a lot of choice. I want to keep it simple, but that doesn’t mean I’m opposed to complicated functionality presented in simple ways. I just want something that works well and, most importantly, makes me want to write. Write for Dropbox is an app that promises me just that. (more…)

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