Digital Toolbox

Mobile Research – Scanner Edition

Your mobile phone is quickly becoming an amazing scanner thanks to some very impressive scanning apps. Not only does it make scanning a breeze, it can save you money too. What makes phone scanning apps so useful? Your phone is with you just about anywhere you go. Scanning with your phone is both quick and…

Going Mobile

I’m writing this on an iPad Air using the Logitech BLOK Keyboard Case and WordPress for iPad. I find I’m spending more time on my iPads (I still have my iPad Mini) than I do on my desktop. The Mini is not only my reader of choice, but also an amazing presentation tool. Writing on…

Browse Internet Archive on Your iPad

Did you know you can browse the Internet Archive from you iPad? Not only that, but with Readdle’s amazing Documents app [free – iOS] you can browse, discover, download, read and manage the publications you find. Here’s how. Open the Documents app and tap the Browser item in the side panel. Enter the URL for…

Improve Your Security With Two-Step Authentication

Two-step authentication offers additional login security when you are accessing online resources. When two-step authentication is available, you will still log into the site with your user name and password, but that will kick off the second step which is usually a text message containing a PIN (personal identification number) sent to your mobile phone.…

Evernote Tutorials

Evernote has a channel on YouTube full of video tutorials showing you how to get them most out of Evernote. This short demonstration of the Web Clipper is one example. Visit the Evernote Channel to see the others.

[youtube https://youtu.be/q-iToNm6XH4]

Documents – the Swiss Army Knife of iOS

One of the most useful apps on my iPad and iPhone is Documents [iOS – free] from Readdle. It can be used to read documents (PDF, Office, text, etc.) as well as books (PDF and epub) but it can also be used to listen to music, watch videos and browse photographs. And, it has some…

Tip: Dictate an Evernote Using Siri

Although you can create an audio note in Evernote, there are times – like when you’re in the car – that just getting into a note in Evernote can be too much distraction. If you’ve got an iPhone that supports the Siri personal assistant app, you can easily dictate a note to Evernote – hands…