Posts Tagged Productivity
Juggling free time to spend with friends and family can be a surprisingly stressful business. How often have you found yourself wondering when to fit people in, or worse of all, finding yourself with some extra time that you didn’t realise you’d have, thus not having a plan sorted out? It’s a blessed curse really, and it’d be so useful to be able to use that time better. Enter the solution: Glomper Free Time.
Glomper Free Time makes it much simpler to share free time with friends, colleagues and even strangers (if you so wish), by hitting the “I’m free” button, selecting a time and duration, with the app determining the location automatically.
Any friends nearby with the app can then see who’s available and what kind of activity they want to get involved in for that period of time.
With enough users, Glomper Free Time should prove a great way of utilizing time better as well as meeting up with potential new friends. Just remember to encourage friends to sign up at the same time as yourself.
Glomper Free Time is out now and free to download.
There’s a plentiful supply of grocery list apps out there but new app, Grocery List – Buy Me A Pie! is hoping to stand out from the crowd with some very useful features.
Predominantly is the ability to sync lists between all the family’s iOS devices so that each person can add items on the go. This should save users plenty of time as they attempt to consolidate numerous lists, instead the app does it all.
Grocery List – Buy Me A Pie! works through not just iOS devices but also the buymeapie.com site to ensure that it’s always possible to add something to the grocery list for consultation at a later date.
Other features include a word prompting tool which suggests words, items that are automatically grouped within a list and color coded accordingly, plus the ability to create multiple lists for different situations.
Together, Grocery List – Buy Me A Pie! should prove the ideal app for those who need to save time and be more organized in their grocery shopping.
It’s out now, priced at $2.99.
Python isn’t just a type of snake, it’s also a very useful programming language. Pythonista is a new code editor for the iPad, designed specifically for Python. It even promises to be a useful learning tool for newcomers to the language.
In many ways, the $4.99 app looks a lot like other code editors. Its strengths come in the form of its extended keyboard, designed with Python in mind, and an interactive prompt that aims to make things simpler for newbies. The prompt completes pieces of code for users, as well as providing historical segments.
Bundled alongside the app is complete documentation with it easy to quickly lookup certain commands, directly from the editor. Snytax highlighting throughout makes this easy to read language, even simpler to figure out.
Given the popularity of Python (it’s been used within YouTube, Spotify and Google), it’s a great language to learn and code in. Pythonista makes it all the easier to do so while on the move.
Pythonista is out now, priced at $4.99.
In the past, Appigo has always done a great job of providing useful tools for those in need of organizing their lives and becoming more productive. Its products such as Todo and Notebook have continued to evolve, keeping consistently relevant for its users.
Today marks the release of a new app from the firm — one particularly aimed at business-focused users. Todo Exchange Tasks gives that same to-do list app quality that regular Todo provided but it also enables users to directly access their to-do list stored on a Microsoft Exchange server.
Connecting up via Microsoft Exchange 2007 and 2010 using ActiveSync, it sounds so simple and that’s because it is. Users can quickly view their to-do lists via their iOS device as well as create new tasks and mark them as completed. Task organization is also possible and everything is automatically synced.
For those who regularly access a Microsoft Exchange Server for work, this will be an essential purchase.
Todo Exchange Tasks is out now priced at $9.99.
The advantage to Cloud storage is the ability to consult files from anywhere that offers an internet connection. The disadvantage is trying to keep all these files in some kind of order, ever easy to check in with.
iExplorer HD sets out to make such things that bit simpler. It’s an iPad app that lets its users view all their files from within the one app, whether they be located on an FTP server, SkyDrive, Google Docs, DropBox, CloudMe or numerous other services.
It’ll help out during a multitude of situations such as for work purposes or just for using the iPad as a PDF reader or media player. A file viewer means iExplorer HD should be able to open pretty much any file format possible from PDF to iWork or Office files. There’s even a built in code viewer with syntax highlighting for languages such as Objective C, Java, PHP and more.
With such a well rounded complement of functions, iExplorer HD should help many a work focused iPad user. It’s out now, priced at $4.99.
CloudOn has introduced version 2.0 of their document viewing and editing service, adding several key new features. First, Box has been added as a cloud storage service alongside Dropbox, with plans to add more services in the future, according to CEO Milind Gadekar when I spoke with him about the update recently. Box support should come as a boon to business users looking to take advantage of CloudOn, as according to Chris Yeh, Vice President of Platform at Box, “Over 120,000 businesses and 82% of the Fortune 500 use Box to store, manage and access their business content.”
The other major feature of CloudOn 2.0 is Adobe Reader support for PDFs and any other files that support their viewer, including Photoshop files, and images. The PDF viewer is more extensive than built-in support, including support for features like 3D modeling in PDFs that the iPad’s built-in PDF viewer does not support. This goes along with improvements to streaming performance in the newer version, the ability to open attachments in CloudOn and email attachments directly from the app. Emails will display as being from the same address as the user’s CloudOn account. The free update is available now.