Don't-Miss Productivity software Stories
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.
Gemini digs through your hard drive and dumps duplicate files, spitting out snarky phrases to keep you from getting too bored during the wait.
Use A Better Finder Attributes to change certain Finder attributes on specific files, like the creation or modification dates.
Dropzone lets you quickly perform custom actions on files that you drag into either its menubar icon or onto its pop-out Circles.
Tagit lets you add metadata tags to files for easy searching, either through Tagit itself or other apps that are compatible with the OpenMeta tagging standard.
Paper, created by design studio Fiftythree, may be one of my favorite drawing apps ever to grace the iPad. But sadly the app as-is has a few major flaws that make it exceedingly frustrating to work with.
Anyone who spends time in the Finder's Get Info window will find FileXaminer's attribute- and permissions-editing features a must-have.
With files, you may want to look at changes in source code, HTML code, or other data. VisualDiffer will spot these differences for you.
Minimal account connections hassles, detailed financial information, and the options to speak directly with a financial advisor make Personal Capital, hands down, the best free finance tracking app available.
When we need to stay on task, these are the iPhone to-do managers we turn to.
Typist teaches the basics of touch-typing through a series of lessons. It also includes speed drills and two courses that teach alternative keyboards, including the Dvorak Keyboard and calculator keyboard.
Snowman's Checkmark is a simple and attractive reminders app that does location-based reminders better than Apple's own Reminders app.
NetUse Traffic Monitor keeps an eye on your Internet activity, displays it on a graph, and provides alerts to keep you out of the bandwidth poorhouse.
If you frequently use Apple's iBooks Author or iWork apps (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote), Token can make your life slightly easier by giving you faster access to your documents, templates, and scripts.
We tested and rated five scanning apps for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.