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YACReader Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on July 11th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GOLDEN AGE
Simplicity meets functionality in this clever little comic book reading app.
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FanFiction Makes Archiving Fan-Favorite Stories a Breeze

Posted by Rob Rich on February 24th, 2012
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I'll freely admit it, without shame or regret; I've written fanfiction before. Not just in my youth (although I don't consider myself "old" yet), but recently. Like in the past week. Don't ask, I won't provide links. Anyway despite being something of a sneer-inducing pastime among certain circles, fanfiction is still a legitimate way to flex those writing muscles. And much like regular old published fiction, it can run the gamut between fantastic and complete trash. For those who enjoy a good yarn regardless of its origins, or for those who are simply curious, there's FanFiction by PentaLoop.

The app currently supports fanfiction.net, and already sports an ever-growing library of thousands of tales. Users can search for specific subjects, keep track of what they've been reading, and even mark their favorites in order to come back to them any time they want. It's pretty much akin to a typical eBook app, only it deals exclusively with fanfiction. Which is kinda cool, really.

FanFiction is sitting in the App Store, just waiting to be downloaded. For free, no less. Whether for legitimate interest or the desire to read something akin to a literary train wreck, I think it's worth a look.

Pocket Scanner Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on August 3rd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DOCU-RIFFIC!
It's not quite what I expected, but Pocket Scanner is still a very handy app for the document-happy iOS user.
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GoodReader for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Brian Hudson on January 3rd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: ESSENTIAL
GoodReader is a top option for viewing, reading, annotating, and moving documents on the iPad. It features a full and robust suite of PDF features and viewing support for a large variety of document types.
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Readdle's PDF Expert Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chantelle Joy Duxbury on October 25th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ONE OF THE BEST
PDF Expert offers a clean and professional reading environment, with a host of notation and sharing options. Read the full review to get the overview of this robust app.
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By Jason Fanguy on March 5th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: STRONG FOUNDATION
Whether you're an international spy or an international stiff, DocScanner is a very useful app. Its developers have established a nice foundation, but it contains cracks that need to be repaired before moving forward.
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Scanner Pro

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Fanguy on March 5th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BEST IN CLASS
Scanner Pro does exactly what it says; and well. It performed better than any other scanner app I’ve tested so far, thus earning my personal BEST IN CLASS award.
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Documents To Go From Dataviz Hits the App Store

Posted by Jeff Scott on June 14th, 2009

Sunday here in the US and what pops into the App Store? Documents To Go from Dataviz. Documents To Go is a document syncing, storage, viewing, and editing app with some very interesting and unique features. This app has been hotly anticipated as a top quality business app and a great way to edit documents while you only have access via your phone.

Dataviz has had a long history in the Mac world. They started out doing document conversion software for early Macs -- remember when Macintosh software couldn't read Windows files? Of late they have focused in on providing syncing and editing software for mobile devices. Their Documents To Go application has been available on many other mobile platforms, Palm, Windows, Blackberry. This release on the iPhone brings them back to the Apple world.

This initial release comes on two forms, the main Documents To Go and an Exchange Attachments edition. Both versions consist of both a desktop application (Windows or Mac), and an iPhone OS application. The desktop application allows you to choose which files you want to sync to the mobile device -- either individual files or folders. If you choose a folder, any new files in that folder will be automatically synced. We should point out that this is true 2-way syncing. Changes either on the desktop or the iPhone are synced automatically when the devices next connect. Much better than many file storage and viewing apps that only do one way transfer and fail to sync any changes.

The document types that you can sync and view include all of the usual Microsoft Office and iWork '08 formats. Also supported are all of the basic text files and image formats that the iPhone can display.

Beyond the normal file viewing, this initial release also allows you to edit Microsoft Word documents (.doc and .docx formats). The Word file editor is pretty robust and feature rich and seems to do a really good job maintaining the document formatting. Dataviz have promised a free upgrade to Documents To Go with Microsoft Excel editing as well though that's not currently available.

Documents To Go's major competitor on the iPhone is QuickOffice which we previously reviewed and found to be pretty solid. QuickOffice does offer one feature that Documents To Go has yet to implement, Microsoft Excel editing. We'll take a full look at Documents To Go in the coming days.

Documents To Go is available now at an introductory price of just $4.99 (for 2 weeks).

The second version of Documents To Go released today, the Exchange Attachment edition, does all of the above plus gives you direct access to your Microsoft Exchange server email attachments.

Appearing as a new folder on your documents list, this support allows you to download, view, and even edit and forward documents attached to your email messages. You are presented with all of your email messages that have attachments and can view the messages and the attachments in a more file focused view, with the attachments at the top of the message. From there you can save the attachments locally, forward them, or edit them.

In addition to getting access to your attachments stored on the Exchange server, you can forward any attachment you have stored locally in an email via your Exchange server.

This extra support for remote attachments storage should be a great extra feature for those people that use Exchange.

The Exchange Attachment edition is available now at an introductory price of $9.99 (for 2 weeks).


DataCase Released to the App Store

Posted by Jeff Scott on August 12th, 2008

A new application that turns your iPhone into a portable drive and document reader, DataCase has been released in the App Store (App Store). One of the best features of this application is that it does not require an additional application on your computer. This one will let you access your phone with either Bonjour or FTP. We'll have a full review in the coming days. Check after the jump for a demo video.

[via TechCrunch and TUAW]