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.
Instaviz Makes Thinking in Pictures Easy
Instaviz, from Pixelglow, is designed to take your mind places it may have never been before. This app belongs to a group of applications called mind mapping, or what most people think of as flow charts.1
Typing Genius Update Puts Emojis on Your iPhone or iPod touch
Typing Genius-Get Emoji is aimed at people who want to get smart about text entry on their iPhone or iPod touch. No doubt about it: Entering text into Apple's versatile and ubiquitous handheld is its biggest shortcoming.
Presentor Has More Nifty Uses Than Seen at First Glance
Zap Bang Done's Presentor is a simple, yet clever app, where you can compile all your Web sites and blog URLs on one page.
OmniFocus Has a Steep Learning Curve, but Mac Users Would Probably Like It
Omni Group's OmniFocus is intended to bring order to chaos; tranquility to a harried life; and organization to the items on your to-do lists. OmniFocus is a task manager designed to aid you in taking charge of your everyday chores in your work and home lives.
ReaddleDocs Has Extra Goodies for File Transferring
These days, file transfer apps are doing much more than just transferring files. Readdle's, new intro ReaddleDocs, file transfer app, does everything it's supposed to do and then some.
Toodledo: Quirky Name, Easy Way to Manage To-Dos
When I first heard of Tooledo, I hadn’t heard of the Web site and while I assumed it was some sort of organization application, I still admittedly thought the name was kind of “sing-song,” like a greeting Mrs. Doubtfire would shout out.
Pinboard Keeps Track of Notes Using a Familiar Interface
Every application won’t wow you. Some of them have one function and arguably do that one thing well. Pinboard is that application. Pinboard is a productivity app that lets you make notes on a virtual pinboard and drag them around the screen and arrange anyway you choose.
Google Gives iPhone Users New Ways to Interact
Google has made a number of significant changes to the way iPhone users can interact with Google and its Web products such as Gmail and Calendar. Faster Gmail: Gmail is faster thanks to pre-fetching and auto-complete.
iSticky Sticks With the Facts
If you’re super busy and with school, work or just life in general, one of your missions each day may be to try to remember everything you’re supposed to do that day. How we do this differs from person to person.
MyDecider Aims to Help You Make Up Your Mind
"To not decide, is to decide," according to some dude whose name I've forgotten. MyDecider, a decision-making tool from Edible Apps, is supposed to help fence sitters make up their minds about whatever concerns them. Key into the app a question you've been mulling over.
ActiveNotes Has Some Unique Features but It's Nothing Special
There are almost as many note-taking apps in the App Store as there are fart apps. So, when a new note taker comes along, it has to be really special to stand out, and I don't mean in a stinky way.
MobileFiles' Excel Editing and File Transfer Make for Potent Combo
Editor's note: MobileFiles Pro has been replaced by QuickOffice Pro. I reviewed QuickOffice's MobileFiles (the free version) file transfer app for Apple's MobileMe iDisk not too long ago and I liked it very much.
Wait for iProcrastinate to Get Better
iProcrastinate Mobile is, according to Craig Otis, its developer, "task management for the rest of us." That's not quite correct. Although the developer says in his description and on his Web site that iProcrastinate is aimed equally at students and business folks, I don't buy it.
Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call Works out Well
iPhone users can rest a little easier tonight. You no longer have to wake up the blaring sounds of random digital noise from your alarm clock. The very English ex professional footballer Vinnie Jones has released the Vinnie Jones Wake up Call.
AppSniper: Buy this App and Save Some Money
Manta Research's AppSniper is one of those apps that fills a gap that Apple should have plugged at the outset. It's only $0.99 and you'll probably save at least that much the first time you use it. AppSniper keeps track of all the new, free and on-sale apps currently in the App Store.