This clever mind-mapping, brainstorming, and idea-collection app for the iPad has a few notable limitations. But Popplet's attractive interface and ease of use make it hard to resist.
This customizable weather app for the iPad takes a modular, graphic approach that's pretty appealing, though, in practice, its interface can be confusing and the graphic data overwhelming.
The hybrid PrintBureau app is actually a bundle of two separate printing apps from EuroSmartz that work on either the iPhone or iPad. Whether you use the bundle or opt for a standalone device-specific version, you'll be pleased with how this printing app performs.
This app from the BBC is chock-full of attractive, well-organized, world-class journalism. But compared to similar apps -- notably NPR's offerings -- BBC News could offer more content in a better design.
Both of Digital Cyclone's weather apps look good, but you'll want to pay up for the $4 version, which offers more compelling features than the $1 My-Cast OneLook.
Whether on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, this app gives you plenty of creative ways to take notes and remind yourself of what you've written.
Like its Mac counterpart, this iPad version of the to-do manager presents a stunning interface that could entice even the most disorganized user to get their affairs in order.
The iPad may not come with a built-in weather app, but plenty of third-party developers have stepped up with their own offerings. In our look at a group of weather apps, WeatherBug Elite stood out from the crowd.
The classic board book for small children arrives on Apple's mobile devices in spectacular fashion, with the hybrid app taking particular advantage of the iPad's larger screen.
Good.iWare has hit a home run with this iPad version of the file importer and viewer. The app works as easily and smoothly as the iPhone version, and it has a few extra tricks up its sleeve for good measure.
This creative writing app lets you outline, take notes, research, and write on your iPhone or iPod touch. In a limited fashion, you can import and export your work to Google Docs or to your e-mail account.
Printing from your iPhone, iPod touch, and now your iPad shouldn't be difficult, but it is. Fortunately, third-party apps are here to help. Jeff Merron walks you through what you can and can't do with some of these App Store offerings.
It may not be easy to print from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, but it can be done -- provided you seek out the help of a third-party app. Jeff Merron looks at a trio of apps to see which one you should turn to for your mobile printing needs.
This app finds a middle ground among to-do list managers, offering a simple and intuitive interface and a "just enough" approach to extra features (including integration with the OpenFeint gaming platform, so you can rack points as you tick off tasks.)
This app's straightforward, no-nonsense approach to personal growth and achievements -- along with the just-frequent-enough reminders that you need to get on the stick -- are attractive attributes for an app that wants to help you get things done.
Articles by Jeff Merron