With a gorgeous interface and a good developer pedigree, we had high hopes for Scanbot. There's a clean, simple aesthetic that runs through every screen, helping you capture and organize your documents with ease. The priority here is speed, as Scanbot's foolproof interface can attest to, but it doesn't come at the expense of professional features, including high-resolution output, a low-light indicator, and automatic edge detection. Our final products weren't always perfect, but the powerful cropping tool and one-touch enhancer fine-tuned things nicely.
Our morning recap is bursting at the seams with app updates! Developers have been busy this week throwing out a volley of App Store enhancements for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps, and we've managed to nab 'em all in our net and distill them down into the best and brightest — so read on before you head off for the weekend!
Yesterday, we reported how BlackBerry owners were incensed with T-Mobile US over an ill-fated promotional attempt to lure them into a no-money-down iPhone 5s -- a stunt the nation's fourth-placed carrier now likely regrets after all the unwanted attention it's bringing them. And it's not quite over yet, with BlackBerry's CEO weighing in as part of today's Tuesday recap...
Until Apple opens up the iOS file system — and don't hold your breath waiting for that — we'll likely continue to be reliant on cloud services to transport our files to and from our Macs. There's no shortage of ways to do this, but keeping track of everything can be daunting, especially if we can't remember where (or if) we uploaded a file. Doo attempts to solve this problem with a master cloud service that brings all of our files under one roof. On our Macs, it definitely simplified things, but it was missing a mobile component to make it truly useful. Doo for iOS opens the service up to our iPhones and iPads, but unfortunately, it isn't the stellar complement we hoped it would be.