Seems like one of the standard apps that developers came up with for the iPad has been that of a cork board. A simple place to put notes / reminders / etc. But most of the ones I’ve seen have been very barebones and simple. And quite honestly, rather uninspired. That is, until Corkulous from Appigo.
Corkulous shows what seasoned application developers can do with a simple idea. Taking the idea of a cork board and thinking about how people would use it and what extra features they would need.
You can attach not only post-it like notes to the board but also short text clips, images, even contacts. All great ways to attach bits and pieces that make up a board to keep track of things you need to get done or remember. New items can easily be added by grabbing the item you want to add from the drawer at the bottom of the screen. Items can easily be aligned by watching for the on screen guides that automatically pop up when you are lined up with other items — a thoughtful touch.
Not only can you attach these information bits, but you can also embed other cork boards. So that on one cork board you can have a little icon that allows you to go to a whole new cork board. A great idea — and infinitely expandable. Though be careful, you could easily get lost in a sea of cork boards!
You can also email screenshots of parts of your cork board to anyone from inside the app. And you can export PDFs of your whole cork board too.
There are a few things we’d love to see with this app. For one, I’d love to see an iPhone version too. And have the ability to keep all of my cork boards in sync. Would also love to see synchronized sharing done with other users on a single cork board. That would be fantastic.
Corkulous is a great app with great potential. Appigo aren’t going to stop here, they have a great foundation, I can’t wait to see where they go this this fantastic app. But even as it stands now, it’s a great app and a great way to organize thoughts quickly.
Released: 2010-04-15 :: Category: Productivity
Tagged with: appigo, cork board, corkulous