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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Editor's note: MobileFiles Pro has been replaced by QuickOffice Pro.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.
Notespark Makes it Easy to Synch and Go
Notespark - Have you been working on your New Year's resolutions yet? You know the ones you recycled from last year and the year before? This year it's going to be different right? You're going to do what you say you're going to do and when you're doing to do it, right?
Slydial Your Way Out of Awkward Conversation
I used to be queen of the perfectly timed phone calls. It's not easy. You have to find that perfect window of opportunity when you know the likelihood of getting a person's voicemail is greatest, but your attempt still appears earnest.
Smart Dialler Quickly Manages Phone Numbers For International Calls and Texting
Anyone who has ever traveled abroad knows what a pain it can be sometimes to make long-distance phone calls. Quick, is it +974 for Bahrain or is it +975? Is that the number I dial for Bahrain when I'm in the U.S.
FileMagnet Is a Most Attractive App for File Transfer
FileMagnet from Magnetism Studios is a simple, yet elegant, iPhone app. Its primary function is to make it easy to shuttle files back and forth between your desktop and iPhone and it does that very well.
EasyWriter Pro Gives You Most of What You Can Expect For Now
EasyWriter Pro - I was surprised that Apple did not add a landscape keyboard mode in its latest OS update. It's such an obvious omission I wonder just what they were thinking. I waited for the recent OS, hoping beyond hope for landscape typing, even though I had already heard rumors of the features the update would include.
To Call Vocalia a One-Trick Pony is an Insult to Ponies Everywhere
You might be tempted to refer to Vocalia, a voice-recognition app from Creaceed, as a one-trick pony, but why insult the poor little pony who has never done you any wrong?
The idea behind Vocalia is that with a modicum of training, you can pull up the contact info of anyone on your contact list by speaking his or her name.