Posts Tagged organization
Appigo has just announced that the standard version of Corkulous, their premiere organization and planning app, is now totally free. This basic version will include access to one large cork board, which they can use to virtually pin up tasks, collaborative projects, brainstorming sessions, to-do lists and more. If you’re the type of person who has a lot of ideas but can’t seem to get them corralled and organized then this might be the ideal solution.
Users can also opt for an in-app upgrade to Corkulous Pro for $4.99. The expanded version includes multiple cork boards, the ability to next boards, exporting and sharing options, and iCloud support. It also bears noting that both versions of Corkulous support Dropbox.
Appigo is known for their productivity apps, but previous work such as Notebook and Todo were considerably drier and focused primarily on business users. Corkulous is still very business-friendly, but many will likely find it easier to use as a part of their day-to-day lives. The ability to quickly pin up pictures, notes and more makes the app ideal for practically any collaborative or brainstorming occasion.
The app also comes along at an ideal time, as the explosion of Pinterest has many folks jumping at the idea of pinning things up and then chatting about it with others. Not saying this will happen, but if Appigo finds some way to integrate this app with the social media service then we may be witnessing the birth of a bona-fide juggernaut.
At any rate, this is now a free app that you can use to get your life in order. What are you waiting for? Get corking!
Planning a wedding? It’s a stressful business as well as immensely exciting. Take some of the stress out of it by using an app like the newly released Wedding Planner for iPad.
Wedding Planner for iPad is an extensive app that covers all the important elements of planning such a huge event well.
Attractively laid out, Wedding Planner for iPad offers a budget planning facility, guest list planning, a To-Do list for quick consultation, a tracker for Vendor bookings and notes section. Further functionality comes in the form of a color scheme chooser and even a thank you helper list so the user can keep track of who has helped them in their efforts.
It’s all done in a very appealing manner that fits into the wedding style. With everything placed in one convenient app, it’s bound to take some of the stress out of organizing the momentous occasion.
Wedding Planner for iPad is out now, priced at $12.99.
Managing time is the key to achieving a lot of things in a short amount of time. It’s also nowhere near as easy to do as it should be. Fortunately there are apps out there to simplify life with HeadFinder being one of the latest and brightest of the bunch.
With three quick and easy taps, users can keep track of their appointments and errands through HeadFinder. Using a notepad/calendar style appearance, it’s easy to see exactly what needs doing at any one time. Keeping track of the timings for each day means that the app is ideal for anything from important work meetings to simply remembering to feed a pet or spend time checking personal email. Everything can be assigned a time limit so life can be made as simple or as complicated as the user wants.
No matter how complex life gets though, HeadFinder remains simple to use with at most two or three taps adjusting everything and taking the hassle out of time management.
It’s out now, priced at $0.99.
Starting college, or even just returning for another year, can be a pretty daunting process. Heck I’ve been there. It’s downright scary at times, trying to keep track of where the next class is, what time it is, even where to go for fun events like new clubs and sports groups. And how about if there’s a part time job to juggle in there too? Absolute chaos indeed.
While there’s always the option of struggling on by and hoping that nothing is forgotten thanks to a series of incredibly convoluted sticky notes (yes folks, that’s how I attempted to do it), a much better solution is that of College T.A, an app designed by college students for college students. So clearly they’re going to understand the time management issues that many young students suffer from.
College T.A covers pretty much everything any student could need. Users can quickly add or delete assignments, add them to a To Do list for that day, select the type of assignment for a specific course as well as create alerts. Course details can also be set up with the course name, location, start and end dates and times as well as other reminders, all to make it easy to know what’s going on with each class. Professor details can be stored similarly easily with office numbers and office hours also possible to add here, all for convenient consultation.
For the student who doesn’t just study, organization details can be added as well as any events that need to be tracked. There’s also a section for adding details about the student’s job too.
Essentially College T.A is a potential lifesaver, ensuring that its users will never feel confused or lose track of their busy lives again. It even synchs up to iCal for the ultimate convenience.
It’s out now and it’s currently free to download, making it an utter bargain.
The iPad has the perfect appearance for a noteboard. Even more so for users brave enough to use the iPad Smart Cover to stick their device to the fridge (I’m not yet courageous enough). So how about using Noteboard as an ideal and simple to-do notes app to collate information quickly?
It’s an app that stylises each note as a sticky note just like the paper tools you can buy. Each note is then placed on a board space that looks a lot like a regular corkboard.
It’s a nice idea, facilitating a way of collecting anything from quick reminders to cookery recipes, while still keeping a traditional and easy to consult feel. There are 6 colored notes to choose from in all, allowing users to color co-ordinate certain tasks for instance. Plus an unlimited amount of board spaces can be set up ensuring maximum flexibility.
Noteboard is available now for the iPad priced at $0.99, however one lucky person can win a promo code for the app.
All readers need to do is simply comment on this post and one lucky soul will be picked out at random. Get entering now!
When the iPad first hit the scene, note takers drooled at the possibilities. A flat slab of digital glass and a little imagination could go a long way with the right app. Well, the iPad has been around for a while now, and it has certainly seen its fair share of note taking apps (check out our fav 4). There has been quite a bit of progress, but note taking on the iPad hasn’t reached perfection just yet. PhatPad is one of the many note apps striving for perfection. It brings some nice features to the digital table with handwriting recognition, map support, and image insertion.
PhatWare aims to bring the note taking experience to the next level with their 1.2 update for PhatPad. Not only does it have a load of great new features, it’s also on sale for $4.99 (was $7.99) in honor of the iPad 2′s release. Document organization has been improved by way of a new filing and sorting system. PhatWare has also put a great emphasis on sharing and syncing with Dropbox support and wifi file exchange. To top it off, there’s a background playback and recording feature for audio clips. Not taking on the iPad just got a little more intuitive.
I know I have mentioned in it posts here before, but I am the stereotypical ADD child through and through. Having been this way for as long as I can remember, I have been forced to use any number of different methods for memorizing important information. Easily the worst thing for someone like myself to try and keep straight is dates and times. To some, this task is as simple as breathing, but when you are so scattered that you can barely remember your own name, you can imagine how details like this can go by the wayside.
This is why I am a big believer in scheduling and notating everything important in my calendar. Now what if I told you that there was a calendar that would do all the heavy lifting and make sure that you never missed another friend’s birthday? It is hard not to be skeptical, but TapTap Entertainment thinks they have the solution to make you best friend ever, thanks to their handy new app, Ultimate Calendar. What are some of the things that helps set the app apart from every other organization tool available on the App Store? How about:
- Celebrity Birthdays
- Today in History
- Holidays for over 50 different countries (select the country you want)
- FUN Holidays! (Did you know that June 3 is National Donut Day? Now you will!)
- Friends Birthdays (easily synced with your Facebook account or added manually. Send your friends eCards, emails or text messages directly from the Ultimate Calendar app.)
While the first few features in that list are certainly more of the fun variety than useful, the ability to sync with your Facebook friends list and pull down everyone’s birthdays is an amazing idea that I’m shocked no one has jumped on sooner. Also, if you act now, you can get Ultimate Calendar for absolutely nothing. So what are you waiting for? You have Happy Birthdays to sing, so get to it before they decide to raise the price.
Everyone knows that in order to organize their lives, sometimes lists are a necessary evil, just to help maintain the sanity. Further helping to cut through the mental fog, timed schedule reminders will can once again aid in burning through the mental clutter. But what if there was another way to keep your head straight that didn’t necessitate a specific time frame or list? While it may not seem completely apparent, geographical location can play a big role in choosing what tasks you choose to tackle on a daily basis.
Seeing this niche, and taking the phrase, “If you’re ever in the neighborhood…” to heart, Hillcrest Lab has created an app that keys on the innate need to make life as efficient as possible. Regions is your one stop app for reminders based on your location. It is so simple to use, they can describe it in no time flat:
Regions is a simple iPhone app that reminds you to do things based on where you are. It won’t kill your battery either. It does one thing and does it well. Regions provides just enough functionality to get the job done and avoids getting in your way.
It is always awesome when functionality meets a need that we never even knew we had. That said, I can’t even count the number of times that I have driven past a store and though that I would take care of something next time I passed through, only to kick myself later when it slipped my mind.
Those days are a thing of the past, as Regions hopes to revolutionize the travels of a multitasking mind. For under two bucks, it is bound to make an instant impact.
Oh productivity apps, why must you tease us so? There are so many different programs and solutions that could address consumers organizational issues available on the App Store that you could begin to wonder if every iOS device owner is a scatterbrained fool. That said, I am fully willing to cop to actually being one of those scatterbrained fools, not to mention that is always willing to try out the latest and greatest App to help streamline my day-to-day life.
Coming to my rescue most recently is an app developed my independent developer Evgeniy Shurakov, by the name of GoTasks. As much as I would love to go on the record and rave about its awesome interface and usability, why not let the tutorial video speak for itself?
- Works with Google and Google Apps accounts
- Multiple account support
- Inplace tasks editing
- Notifications of upcoming tasks
- Various sorting modes (by date, by title, by status)
- Badges showing the number of tasks (due, overdue, today)
- Highlighting overdue tasks in the list
- Offline mode (create/edit tasks offline and sync later)
- Data is sent securely over HTTPS to Google
Easily the most useful part of the entire app would be the ability to synchronize the with your existing Google calendar. Finally! Someone is providing that platform convergence that has been missing for far too long. Better yet, the software is FREE, so you have no excuse not to download it! So scurry off to the App Store and check it out, you can come back and thank me later.
Right about now it can be incredibly difficult to keep track of all the various gifts which must be purchased for loved ones for the holidays. Which version of Pokemon did little Timmy want? Is Sally a size 3 or a size 4? Did Frank say that drill he wanted is on sale at Sears or Lowes? It can all be a bit overwhelming but, thanks to the new Gift Plan app, you might just manage to keep your sanity after all.
Gift Plan allows you to easily create and organize shopping lists which you can use as handy references while you’re running about town. Users can put together exhaustive lists sorted in various manners such as individuals or occasions. The app also tracks spending so you can easily keep track of where you are within your shopping budget and make changes as necessary.
Beyond the holidays Gift Plan will also prove itself useful in the future, as you can easily save upcoming birthdays, anniversaries or other special gift-giving events. The app even supports importing birthdays from your contact list or Facebook, taking pretty much all the onus off of you to remember all those pesky dates. On top of all that, Gift Plan also lets you set alerts for upcoming events so you can be sure and get all your shopping done on time.
This seems to be quite an ingenious little app as it manages to merge both calendars and time management with budgeting and shopping. This is the perfect little helper for all those with long shopping lists, short memories or both. Also, it’s just a great organization app in general as it lets you put all the important details about anyone on your holiday list all in one place. It’s one of those apps which just seems too good to be true, but it’s totally real and it’s fabulous.
Released: 2010-11-30 :: Category: Productivity