If it's one thing that really grinds my gears, it's how Outlook manages to crash every morning -- like clockwork -- as I'm doing my daily email rounds. I keep sending Microsoft those Error Reports, but nothing! The other thing that really gets me are Word and Excel's memory-hogging tendencies. And maybe I need more RAM to get things going a little faster, but not everyone is capable of such an upgrade just to get a few "simple" applications to go a little faster. If you're just as fed up as I am, here's a few open source alternatives that don't hog your resources and do the exact same job.
While a recently revealed YouTube video shows that Skype is about to unleash a native app for the iPad at long last, competitor fring is not content to rest on its laurels, with a new universal update that finally brings the video chatting fun to iPad users.
There have always been motivated people, the ones who never stopped, never rested, and were always on the lookout for a way to make extra money and better their lives. And there have always been lazy people, the ones who knew what needed to be done but would rather pay someone else to do it for them. With the AirRun app for iPhone, these forces finally meet.
Admit it -- your friends think your parties are lame. It's alright, my parties were like that too, until I started renting ponies, throwing confetti and pouring endless bottles of champagne. Then everyone started showing up and my soirees were ones to be remembered. Now, you don't have to go all out like I did--go the cheaper route and enlist some free apps to get your party poppin'.
Father's Day is this Sunday! If you're getting Dear Ol Dad an iPhone or iPad -- or if he already has one -- treat him to one of these discounted apps. We promise we won't tell that you saved a few bucks.
Support it, know it, love it. Without a community of open source developers, we wouldn't have alternatives to often very pricey software, and in some instances we wouldn't even have software made with the features we want! This week's Free App Friday celebrates you, the open source developer, and you, the open source user. Keep on keepin' on, and enjoy these three free Mac apps.
This year's WWDC was a big one. Even without an iPhone to announce, Apple still managed to make a big splash in the developer pool. And speaking of developers, The Apple Design Awards also took place this week, and recognizes 12 applications with outstanding app design. Unfortunately, only two of them are free, but here they are for your downloading pleasure.
A sad fact of life is that most working adults are too busy. We have appointments and engagements to make (and keep!), contact information to remember, and random thoughts to write down. Bare-bones TapTask makes that easier to accomplish with your iPhone or iPod touch.