I am a big fan of productivity apps and have tried most of the popular ones. Once I download the app, I begin by being enthused, but eventually they don’t keep me interested. I think the features and functions of the Google Keep can keep me invested in this one. The user interface is clean, the learning curve minimal and the functionality is varied to meet many needs.
I have to admit that I enjoy housework, but tend to procrastinate. My dream is to commit to a regular schedule of cleaning that doesn’t involve devoting a whole day to the process. Using the Tody for iPhone or iPad app allows you to plan your long-term and short-term cleaning projects, schedule them and get reminders. With this app I can balance my work, hobbies and responsibilities and keep a clean house. I think this is going to become one of my favorite apps.
Total Score: 29.5 Looking for a way to manage all of your passwords? Passible (for iPhone or iPad) is an elegant solution. I loaded all my passwords and have used it regularly – if not daily. I used another password manager for about a year. I found it easy to add passwords, but hard to find them. And, my previous app didn’t have the ability to export/import passwords. So, all my problems are solved and I am an evangelist for this app!
There are certainly many ways to create a reminder. Photo Reminders uses all the best ways to remind yourself to do something – voice, image and text. Need peanut butter, snap a photo and send yourself a reminder when you know you are going to the grocery store. See a great pair of shoes at store. Snap a photo and send yourself a note to remind you to do an online search. You’ll think of all kinds of ways to use this app—phone calls to make, classes to attend, medicine to take, etc.
HoursTracker Pro can assist you with tracking time you spend on tasks/jobs. You may need it to document billable hours, or you may just want to know how long you spend on each task to better manage your time. If you need a record of your time, then this app is invaluable, if you are just interested in time tracking, then it is helpful. It is easy to understand what you need to do with no complicated functions. I have been experimenting with time tracking for about six weeks. This is the first app that I found to meet my needs. I’m not saying there aren’t others out there – just that this one clicked with me.
There is so much noise in the world we all need a little help to shut it out. Sleep Machine app provides you with ample functionality to create white noise, show a digital clock, set an alarm and generally meet all your sleep time needs. Give it a try to see if you get a better night’s sleep.
If you are looking for a calculator that is loaded with features, FastCalc is the one for you and is available for both the iPhone and iPad. With touch functionality, you can add numbers and change from multiplication, to division to addition easily. Not only that, you can change the display from the plain gray and white shown in the photos to vivid and interesting colors.
Piikki: Receipt Scanner & Expense Report app for iPad and iPhone is a cross between a scanner and a money management app. Through scanning your receipts you can create files by expense type and view expense charts. Not only can you save your receipts, but you can organize them for future IRS filings, company expenses, or by member of the family.
IFTTT app allows you to create recipes for actions. The recipes are “if this, then that” scenarios. If breaking news happens about your favorite sports team, you can set up a text message.You can set up text messages to warn you about weather alerts. Since IFTTT connects to email, social media, sports, health and other apps there are a fair number of options to create “recipes” for actions for you. I wasn’t sure I would like this, but I am getting regular emails about free Kindle books and have downloaded a fair number of them. I’ve also passed on a number of them – but I wouldn’t have found the books without IFTTT. And, I’m sure Amazon would appreciate this, liked the books so much that I purchased additional books by the author.
NoteSuite may just be the best note-taking, task-management app I have found. It has amazing functionality and works well on a day-to-day basis. I know I’ve said this before, but this is my go to app. I’ve already recommended it to a number of friends and tested in real-world situations. As you can tell, I’m pretty impressed with this app. Read on to find out what functionality makes this app special.
I have to admit that I wasn’t searching for a new mailbox and was satisfied with the functionality of the one supplied by Apple. I know there are a lot of better mailboxes out there, but I need one that combines my Google, Yahoo and POP accounts. Why would I switch to one that only handled my Google account. Well, the functionality of the Orchestra, Inc. iPad and iPhone Mailbox looked to be significantly improved and it promises to add other options. With that promise, I downloaded the app and fell in love.
Finish is a procrastinator’s dream – well, if your dream is to finish things. This app allows you to see your short-term, mid-term and long-term tasks at a glance. This app helps you stay focused on what you committed to work on during a certain time and still keeps what’s coming up visible. You might gather from my app reviews that I have a lot of tasks and I struggle to keep up with them. That would be completely accurate. I have tried a lot of productivity, to-do type apps and now, Finish is my go to app.
One of the joys of using an iPhone is the ability to take and manipulate photos. The name of this app, Pixies – Fun with Photos really tells you all you need to know. The only other thing you need to know is that it’s so easy. This is one of those apps that just makes you want to go through your camera roll, add to your photos and share them. Continue reading →
Memory Mate Pro for iPhone or iPad, helps you manage your RAM memory by freeing up space. This app is easy to use and graphically interesting. You are likely not aware of how much RAM you are using, but high usage could slow down processes. Continue reading →
I have a lot of tasks on my plate. I continue to search for a simple way to keep track of them. About a year ago someone told me to write my tasks on index cards and prioritize them by color. I liked the method, but I couldn’t really keep it up because I needed to see all the tasks at once. This app, Taskboard – Simple Lists and Visual Workflow is just what I needed. I love the ability to see an overview of what is outstanding and the ease of moving the tasks around. I think you will too. Continue reading →