Don't-Miss Productivity software Stories
This clumsy contact management app for the iPhone is too complicated and buggy to be of much use.
If you need remote access to a desktop from your iOS device, TeamViewer's apps are excellent options. And they're free, provided you're not using them for commercial purposes.
This app, which aims to provide a place for distraction-free writing, is an elegantly simple way to write on the iPad. Better Dropbox integration would make a good app even better.
If you're a user of the Evernote, this to-do list manager will appeal to you with its ability to sync to-do items, notebooks, and tags with the information storage service.
This mind-mapping app lets you brainstorm on any iOS device with tap-and-type simplicity.
If you send the same SMS messages over and over again, or if you have a large group of people that you occasionally message, Canned can be a helpful, familiar-feeling time-saver.
On the iPhone and iPod touch, this mobile client for the Evernote note cataloging service remains an excellent choice for jotting down and storing bits of information. But iPad users will be disappointed by the app's look and performance on Apple's tablet.
Yojimbo remains one of the best data organizers for the Mac.
The iPad version of this mobile office suite has some limitations, but the app's robust and responsive functionality more than makes up for its basic approach to word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.
Meant to be a replacement for or enhancement to your current task management application, this offering is a nice attempt that still works too poorly to be of use, even after a recent update.
While not perfect, this calendar app is solid and dependable. If you use Google Calendar, this mobile client makes it easy to stay on schedule when you're on the go.
DataViz's app for editing, creating, and viewing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on your mobile device remains a solid offering. But this universal app stumbles slightly on the iPad when compared to its more polished implementation on the iPhone or iPod touch.
NudgeMail is a gem of a Web service that makes it simple to send yourself reminders at specific dates or times. If you spend much of your productive time in your e-mail Inbox, NudgeMail just may help you be more productive.
This app makes clever use of copy-and-paste and iOS 4's multitasking capabilities to give you a great mobile text-to-speech offering no matter what iOS device you're using.
This beautiful and thoughtfully designed tool makes it a pleasure to create text on your iOS device.