Category Digital Toolbox

Portable Scanning

Tired of exorbitant copy fees in research libraries? You may be carrying a scanner with you already and you didn’t even know it. I’m talking about your smart phone. Take advantage of your phone’s camera and some very inexpensive apps and you’ll be able to make your own copies whenever and wherever you find useful research. You’ll be surprised how easy it is!

CloudTree Sync and Share

Synium Software just released updates for MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree which includes their new Cloud Tree feature. This feature makes it possible to work on the same family tree with any number of MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree users in real time. When you make changes to your tree, those changes are transferred to your shared users within […]

Day One Tips & Tutorials

Did you know that Day One now supports checklists? This journaling app gets more interesting every day. The Day One Tips playlist on YouTube is a great place to start.

iOS 10: Collaborative Notes

iOS 10 offers a number of new and useful features. The Notes app now supports live collaboration. All you do is open a note, then tap the “person” icon at the top of the screen. You can then invite others to add their thoughts/ideas using email, a text message or other apps. Think how much […]

Instapaper Premium is now free for everyone

Instapaper has been a major player in the “read later” category for quite a while. It was recently purchased by Pinterest and has just announced that it is making its premium features available to every user – at no charge. There are also free apps for iOS and Android devices. Starting today, all users will […]

Edit Photos in Preview

Many Mac users see the Preview app as a very nice PDF reader. That’s just one of the many things Preview can do. It also serves as a very nice photo editor too. No, it will never replace Photoshop or Pixelmator, but it can handle most of your basic editing functions like resizing, cropping, adding […]

New Dropbox for iOS App

This looks interesting . . . Working from your phone or tablet can make a big difference in your productivity, but sometimes it’s still hard to match the efficiency of working at your desk. We want to change that. So today, we’re releasing a new Dropbox iOS app—and it has five new mobile productivity features […]

Stormy Weather

We were lucky. There’s a lot of debris to clean up but no trees fell in our yard and our power outages were very short. The water in the creek was the highest I’ve ever seen it but it never came near our back fence. Family and friends are still trying to get back to […]

Get Ready for iOS 10

Apple is releasing iOS 10 on Tuesday. It has a number of interesting new features. I’m looking forward to the updates in Messages including features like handwriting, stickers and animations. Siri and Messages both will now work in some of my favorite apps too. Photos can search for object in pictures – like dogs, boats […]

Brave Browsing

There’s a new web browser on the market and it’s worth a look. Brave is designed to make browsing the web faster and safer. It’s available for Windows, Mac and Linux desktops and both iOS and Android devices. We have a mission to save the web by increasing browsing speed and safety for users, while […]