Well, if you were looking for a week where productivity apps were blowing up, this is your week. Whether you want an awesome calendar, some inbox management, task lists, or more, the App Store is where you need to be with a few tips from us. But, since all work and no play makes MacLifers dull kids, we've also got a little gaming action to hook you and reward you with some fun times to go with all your hard work.
With the exception of flesh-eating undead and the truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife, our apps today are all about utility. So put on your to-do list: how to escape having your brain eaten, how to stay in shape to escape shambling hordes of zombies, and how to get your Mr. Darcy to finally pop the question. Then get tapping at the App Store.
Oh the weather outside is getting a little frightful, but that's all right. As long as I have my iOS device to keep me warm, I'll be all right. And here's just a few of the price drops and freebies burning up our mobile devices these days.
It's a week of pairs. For every app we found on sale this week there was a match out there somewhere. Whether it was a sequel or a competitor or a nice complement. So why not give these dynamic duos a try? Some are free, some are only a dollar, but they're all on sale, so get tapping.
The iPad certainly does a first-rate job at organizing our photos, videos, and music, but it struggles when it comes to keeping our thoughts in order. Apple's Notes and Reminders tandem works in a pinch -- and there are more than a few top-notch notebook replacements in the App Store -- but serious brainstormers need more than just a place to jot down their ideas. Projectbook: Notes and To-Dos just might be that place. While it won't win any design awards, its understated interface puts the emphasis squarely where it belongs: your work.
iCal is an amazing app. It's free, powerful, and syncs over all Mac platforms for free, thanks to iCloud. But, like any other app, you don't have to use iCal as-is--it can be so much more. These 12 apps and add-ons will all help you push your favorite workhorse calendar app to its limits. We don't recommend you use them all at once, but we hope you find a solution or two that works for you!
By now, you know that Evernote is a great application for keeping your data in sync across multiple platforms. But while Evernote has a myriad of useful features -- like the ability to take voice memos and install other add-ons that work in conjunction with its services --it can end up feeling like bloatware.
Fortunately, there's a simpler alternative that doesn't run circles around your head with extraneous features. With Simplenote and Notational Velocity, you can keep the core functionality of Evernote's archiving and listing system and opt out of all those other extra features that you don't use. Don't need add-ons and voice notation? No problem. Read on to find out how to set up a simpler note-taking service across your Macs and iOS devices.