Tweet Smile Software makes incredible software for the Mac and iOS. TextExpander is one of my most used Applications on the Mac. I also get a lot of use out of PDFpen for the Mac. I was happy to wake up and see that Smile just released PDFpen for the iPad with iCloud and Dropbox [...]
Tweet Adobe has brought their EchoSign product for legally binding electronic signatures to the iPad and iPhone. Users will have to sign in to their EchoSign account (pricing options) to use the service. Adobe claims that 3 million businesses are currently using the service (including Google, Facebook, and HP). Download from the app store by [...]
Tweet Bradley and Jon discuss the benefits of upgrading your iPhone/iPad to iOS 5, and some of the more notable features. Show Notes: Shawn Blanc – Using Siri to Add Reminders to a Shared List
Tweet If you run a small business, consider yourself a professional or entrepreneur chances are you’re on LinkedIn. Its been called the social media network for grown ups, and as such it’s important to maintain an active presence there.When the LinkedIn app first came out I wasn’t a big fan. It was more or less [...]
Simplenote is one my favorite iOS apps. At its premise, it’s a note taking (in plain text) app that syncs to Simplenote’s server. From there, you can sync it to a wide range of other apps to be able to access them.
As you can see, its a very simple interface. It’s laser focused on being the best (and fastest) way to input and sync plain text files to all of your devices. Simplenote has created a great database of other apps that allow you to edit your text files from your desktop (PC and Mac) and android devices. You can see that list here (http://simplenoteapp.com/downloads/)/ Simplenote also offers a web interface (https://simple-note.appspot.com/) to allow you to edit your notes from the web.
Simplenote, while unbelievably simple, offers some more advanced features such as tagging and sharing of notes. Sharing is probably my favorite feature, though. My wife and I have a shared note titled ‘Grocery list’. During the week, we both will add grocery items we think of and regardless of who goes to the store, the list is always available.
Simplenote is free in the App store (http://simplenoteapp.com/downloads/itunes.html) and it’s a universal app (native on iPhone and iPad). It has ads, but it can be unlocked for a one time purchase of $4.99. They also offer a subscription option of $19.99/year that offers creating notes via email, RSS support, and premium technical support.
Goodreader is one the most recent additions to my iPad homescreen. While has has been called the ‘swiss army knife’ of PDF readers, I use it for a very specific purpose. I use it to sync a folder on Dropbox called ‘Goodreader’. I store any PDF’s in it that I want to read on my iPad. Sounds simple, right? Before having Goodreader, I would have to drag it into iTunes to sync it to the iBooks application and then it became a mess when I tried to delete it. With Goodreader, I drag it to the Dropbox folder and when I open Goodreader, I simply hit ‘sync’ and it downloads the files directly to my device (meaning that I can use them offline). When I am finished with a PDF, I can delete it from Goodreader and it deletes it from the device. Goodreader works with a number of cloud storage services such as Sugarsync, iDisk, Google Docs, and Box.net Along with PDF files, it can open HTML, audio, video, and office documents. If you need a device that does markup and annotation of PDF’s along with being dead simple to use, then look no further than Goodreader. It’s $4.99 for the iPad version.