I’ve been using the Neat app on iOS for some time, and I’ve found that I generally use it more often than my NeatDesk scanner. The ability to scan my receipts and business cards while at events is far more efficient than holding on to them all in a semi-organized fashion until I get home. The original Neat mobile app, coupled with Neat’s NeatCloud service, has really helped me adopt a paperless lifestyle far better than any other suite of apps.
Author Archives: Mike Vardy
Let’s face it: The iPhone has come a long way since its debut several years ago. And along with hardware improvements, we have seen major software improvements as well. Apple’s stock iPhone apps are now more useful than ever (thanks, in part, to both iCloud and Siri), making using them not only more appealing – but more productive than in the past.
But using them and forsaking third-party apps in the process is a bad idea.
Wunderlist has always been one of the most widely-used to-do list apps on the market. It is elegant, simple to use, available for nearly every platform, and – perhaps its greatest selling feature (pun totally intended) – it is free. The team at 6Wunderkinder had a great thing going with Wunderlist, but it was only supposed to be the first small step in the team’s foray into task management. Wunderkit was supposed to be its ultimate triumph – but that wasn’t how it went down.
1Password has been a part of my Mac arsenal for ages, and once it came out for iOS I was excited to add it to my iPhone as well. And with the arrival of 1Password 4 for iOS, the team at AgileBits has taken both its user experience and user interface to a whole new level of greatness.
I wasn’t around much last week as I was not only trying to get out from under a mountain of email – yes, even productivityists stuck in an overwhelmingly full inbox every once in a while – but I was also starting to explore some of the cooler new Mail features in iOS 6.
I found a few new cool options available, but one of the best ones was the ability to add different signatures for separate email accounts. I’ve been waiting for this for a long time.
With the release of Fantastical for iPhone this week, many iPhone users are revisiting their calendar apps on their iPhones. This post is to give you a bit of a closer look as to what other options are out there, and give you a better chance of getting on with your day by picking the calendar app that’s going to be right for you.
Let’s face it…not everyone is a fan of Apple’s native Mail app for iOS. Generally speaking, if you’re not a fan of it on the Mac, you’re likely not going to appreciate the iOS version very much either. And while there’s rarely the ability to get around having to use Mail when using other apps that allow for email to be sent (iOS doesn’t really like any other email clients being used to send email), there are some other options you can get that can help you steer clear of Mail as often as possible.
The longer you have an iPhone or iPad, the more apps you’ll have. Some of them have been removed from your iOS screens a long time ago, others are hanging on for dear life, and others are going to be mainstays. So as your app count grows and grows, how do you keep them organized so that you don’t lose efficiency or effectiveness while using the device?
One of the biggest barriers people face when adopting a task management app is the price. Apps like Things and OmniFocus are at the high end of the price spectrum, but there a plenty of iPhone users out there who have no interest in spending anything on an iPhone app of any kind…let alone a task management solution.
But that doesn’t mean those users shouldn’t have options should they want to add a task manager to their app arsenal.