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.
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.
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. Using it is not mentally taxing and learning to maneuver around in the app isn’t terribly difficult either.
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. Developers have come to the rescue faster than late night infomercials hawking memory pills. iSticky will help you remember it all and keep you well organized.
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.
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Editor's note: MobileFiles Pro has been replaced by QuickOffice Pro.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. If you’ve incorporated lines from popular Hollywood movies like Snatch, or Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels into your vocabulary you’re in for a real treat.
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.
Competent, but Dour, Personal Assistant for Online Account Access
Think of Pageonce's A Personal Assistant-Premium app as Alfred to your Batman. A competent, do-it-all valet who is both efficient and discreet.
The idea of being able to access all your email, financial, social networking, travel and many other accounts from one place is compelling.
LDAPeople Is For People Who Need People
If your company or university uses LDAP — Lightweight Directory Access Protocol — for a centralized telephone directory, your desktop email client can most likely connect to it.
LogMeIn Ignition: Use Your iPhone to Seize Control of Your Desktop Machine
Remotely controlling your desktop PC or Mac using your iPhone is a compelling idea. Unfortunately, most solutions I've tried have been too limited, quirky or as slow as a three-toed sloth.
When You're Lost in Thought, Use a Mind Map to Find Your Way
Sometimes, I just need someone — or something, like a deadline — to push me off a cliff to get me moving on a project when I'm stuck for fresh ideas. It doesn't help that I also tend to be lazy and a procrastinator.
Stolen Wallet App is a Back Up for Your Real Wallet
I'm a nut about security, which is the reason I don't store sensitive information such as my debit and credit card numbers on my iPhone. I'm already worried someone will steal my wallet. I don't also want to worry if someone is going steal my iPhone containing sensitive data.