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.
Cultured Code's Things can help you get organized and keep tasks, ideas, and inspiration from falling through the cracks. And through January 31 it's on sale for half off, $24.99. I'm here to tell you, it's worth every penny.
There's no doubt that the iPhone is ubiquitos and has a multitude of features, but while there may be an app for everything, what about accessories? Plenty of third-party manufacturers have developed interesting-looking peripherals and add-ons for your iPhone. Some of them are helpful, and some of them seem pointless, but when they range from a telescope to a breathalyzer, it really is amazing how far technology has come. Read through for a look at some of the most outrageous, and interesting, tack on accessories for your iPhone.
This week's tips are all about getting things done on your favorite iOS device. I frequently have people asking me what I am doing with my new toy (i.e. iPad) and when I tell them I'm working, they don't believe me. The truth is that the iPad, or any other iOS device for that matter, can be used for fun, but more importantly you will probably find a use for them at any job. Therefore, after many queries and questions about apps that I use for work, I thought it might be a good time to share some of them with you.
So this week, I'll give you four app recommendations that will show you how to add a second display to your Mac, access computers remotely, store and access your data in the cloud, manage and view files of all kinds, and access Mac|Life content on your iOS devices.
These apps are seriously useful and if you like hearing about apps like these leave me a comment and I'll share some more app gems with you in the future. On the other hand if you have one you'd like to tell us about leave a comment about that too.
Task management apps exploded with the introduction of the iPhone App
Store, and leading the pack was Cultured Code's Things, which earned an Editor's Choice award
from us back in late 2008. The iPhone version of Things had been
adapted from the previous Mac iteration, and though it successfully
distilled the essence of the popular program into a portable package,
Cultured Code had to significantly simplify the way Things worked to fit
it on the iPhone/iPod touch screen.
But now, with the iPad and
its glossy 9.7-inch screen on the horizon, Cultured Code is closing in
on a version of Things that'll find the happy middle ground between the
two versions, pairing a touch interface like that of the iPhone with the
screen real estate of a much larger device.
How many times have you asked someone to remind you of something only
to get a little peeved when they start nagging you. Hey buddy, you
asked for their help, don't get all defensive when they're just doing
their job. Instead enter our Things Comment Contest.