Tag Archives: iOS app

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Creative Photo Stories

Yesterday I stumbled onto two delightfully creative iOS photo apps made by an Australian company called The Lens Lab. The first one is called Collect ($1.99) and is described as a Photo Journal. It is better described as journaling with style. With Collect you can include text with your image in many creative ways. Here you […]

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 […]

Making Lemonade on the iPad

This is one of my favorite photos of my aunt Caroline. It’s iconic Caroline – sunglasses, cigarette and fishing pole. I love the picture but as you can see the photograph leaves a lot to be desired. Fortunately, I have some amazing apps on my iPad that can turn this photo into a work of […]

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 […]

family history journal in Day One

Day One for Family History

I am a big fan of the Day One journal app [Mac – $39.99 & iOS – $4.99]. It’s great for capturing both the special moments and the common ones. It’s also a great place to capture your family history. The latest version (desktop and mobile) supports multiple journals. In addition to my personal journal, I […]

Bookmark Your Favourites in Scrivener for iOS

Drilling through a hefty binder of hierarchical files on an iPhone can be a chore, so Scrivener on iOS lets you bookmark documents to make them easily accessible. Just tap the ribbon icon in the editor footer to add the file to a special “Bookmarks” group at the top of the binder. You can also […]

Hey Siri

Siri is the personal assistant app available on Apple’s iOS devices, Apple Watch, Apple TV  – and coming soon to Mac desktops. Siri responds to verbal commands making it a very useful service. When the “Hey Siri” feature is turned on (Settings > General > Siri) and your device is plugged into a power source, […]

Mobile File Management

IOS devices were not designed with a centralized file management system like desktops use. Each app handles the files it creates. There are some sharing options allowing you to open a file in a different app along with apps for each of the cloud storage services you use. This can quickly become both awkward and time-consuming. Fortunately, […]

Scrivener for iOS

Scrivener for iOS will hit the app store on July 20th. It will cost $19.99 and require iOS 9.0 or above. An update has been released for the desktop version of Scrivener which will be needed so your work can easily move from desktop to mobile and back. To learn more about Scrivener for iOS, […]

Build a Book on Your iPad

Book Creator [iPad – $4.99] lets you design and build gorgeous, fixed-layout ebooks full of photos, graphics, video, music and narration. The result will be an ebook in standards-compliant ePub format. This book can be viewed on any ePub reader. The view you see here is from my iPad using the iBooks reader. It automatically […]