Looking to eat healthier in 2013? We take a look at some iOS and Android apps that aim to help you stick to your diet.
Compatible with both the iPhone and the iPad, the iOS version of Readability's read-it-later offering offers a simple workflow and pleasingly minimalist design.
If jotting down notes as opposed to typing them on your iPad is your thing, then this app might be right up your alley.
This single-task app can help you remember the birthdays of Facebook friends and other contacts, but that comes with the price of shameless self-promotion.
This free utility tracks your location and notifies the people waiting for you of your estimated arrival time. It's a great way to avoid sending redundant emails or texts and -- more importantly -- to avoid the temptation of texting or calling when you're driving.
This new note-taking and task management tool offers several unique features that may appeal to productivity-minded iPad owners. The app may not quite measure up to a more mature rival like Evernote at this point, but Brian Beam thinks Projectbook is off to a good start.
Lots of apps can listen to ambient music and identify the song title and artist as well as provide other relevant info. But which one is the best? Brian Beam looks at the criteria that makes for a great iOS music identification app.
We tested and rated five scanning apps for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Thanks to their built-in cameras, iOS devices allow you to scan and save documents -- provided you've got a good iOS scanning app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. How do you find a good scanning app? Brian Beam has tested a bunch for Macworld and offers up a few pointers on what to look for.
As a basic PDF reader and editor, this app is acceptable, provided you're not picky about your user experience. But rival apps handle the job better.
This PDF reader and annotation app for the iPad is good for making quick notations on a PDF, and it's a decent note-taker as well. That said, a few additions would make a good app oh so much better.
We revisit the iPad and iPhone code editor after a recent update that takes some small steps forward and a big step backward.
For iPad owners who also work with the Mac version of PDFpen, this mobile PDF editing tool is a great companion to the desktop application.
The iOS version of this email client features a well-designed interface that packs in a good deal of functionality, though it's missing one key feature at this stage.
Articles by Brian Beam