Do it better, do it faster, do it on-the-go! For a list of our favorite ways to get things done with our iOS devices, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of the Best Productivity Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for breaking news and reviews of productivity applications from the App Store.
Shopper Takes Your Grocery List Digital
Shopper - While I generally love to shop, I have to say, I hate making lists. I just do. I like to feel spontaneous and unfettered, and lists of any kind are generally the antithesis of that.1
Pandorabox Fills You in on the App Store Deals of the Day
Don’t you just hate it when you buy an app and then see it on sale (or worse, free) the next day? Pandorabox, from AppZap, is designed to take the agony out of app shopping with an app that lets you know when apps are on sale. You can filter apps by new (free and paid), by price drop and new apps.
iTranslate Plus is no Universal Translator, but it's Pretty Good
iTranslate Plus, from Outer Space Apps, enables you to translate text between 2 of 35 languages. It’s not as capable as the Universal Translator so often used on Star Trek (there’s no Romulan or Klingon, for example) but it works fine for humans, as far as I can tell.
beamME CV and Resume Sender
Tapping your network of friends and professional associates is the best way to get a new job, and rmbrME's beamME CV and Resume Sender is designed to help you do that more efficiently.
Satchel The Backpack Client is a Full-Featured Organizational Tool
Satchel The Backpack Client by Stand Alone, Inc is an excellent tool for anyone seeking to organize a business, club, family, or other type of group where everyone needs to be kept up to date about projects and tasks.
For Price and Value, NotePrinter is Worth a Look
NotePrinter - Productivity apps are a large part of what makes the iPhone such a useful mobile device. When it comes to writing notes, the best scenario is to be able to create, store and access them from anywhere. While there are several note taking apps available, NotePrinter by EuroSmartz Ltd.
Note and Sketch is a Stretch for Both Functions
Note and Sketch, from developer Hung Duong, is a combo note-taking and doodling app. To say that you can use it to sketch anything worthwhile is a bit of a stretch, for reasons I'll explain later. Regardless, it doesn't do either function particularly well.
BargainBin is a Good Deal for Finding Cheap Apps
When I want to know which apps are worth buying, I typically rely on word of mouth, in addition to AppCraver. BargainBin from Proximi is like a friend who keeps track of discounted apps for me.
Mariner Calc Goes Head to head with MobileFiles Pro for Excel files
Mariner Software's Mariner Calc is the second app that I've looked at on the App Store's productivity shelf capable of viewing and editing Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (.xls) files. The first was Quickoffice's MobileFile's Pro, which I liked very much.
File Sharing and Viewing Easy with Memory Stick
Available in the App Store from Softalk Ltd., Memory Stick turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a portable drive for file sharing between computers.
Wundrbar Seeks to Unify Web Apps
Wundrbar seeks to simplify your web browsing experience by offering some of the top web sites and information all inside one app. It has promise as a way to deliver more iPhone-friendly content gathered across the web for easy access.
WifiTrak Works Like a Geiger Counter for Wi-Fi Networks
WifiTrak (Find FREE WiFi), from Bitrino, is the equivalent of a Geiger Counter for people who are looking for nearby Wi-Fi networks and devices.
EventHorizon Offers Customizable Organization
EventHorizon - When it comes to organizing my life, I am a fan of Things and iCal. I use Things for my to-do list, and iCal for all of my appointments, birthdays and scheduled events. When I downloaded EventHorizon, I wanted to know what this productivity app offers that I do not already have.
Groups: Drag & Drop Contacts is a Smart Way to Manage Your Contacts
Groups: Drag & Drop Contacts Management makes sorting your contacts into groups as easy as a poking a finger into a warm apple pie. This app, from Guided Ways Technologies, does exactly what its name implies.
FCTasks by Franklin Covey Good, Not Great
FCTasks by Franklin Covey FCmobilelife is another in a long list of task management apps that is likely to get attention by brand recognition alone.