I’m huge fan of Clear, the list-making app for iOS and Mac. You can use it to create lists of anything such as tasks, reminders, and notes. I use it primarily to manage my grocery list and frankly, I think it’s one of the best uses of the app.
Category Archive: Apps
During this mornings congressional hearing in which Apple CEO Tim Cook was summoned to address questions in regards to the company’s tax practices, Senator John McCain took the opportunity to ask a very pressing question
Why the hell do I have to keep updating apps on my iPhone all the time?
I’m so glad our taxpayers money is being used to address such important matters.
As some of you have may read from my Nexus 4 review, I recently made the switch over from iOS to Android. I was skeptical for various reasons but my biggest concern was whether or not I could find Android versions of my favorite iOS apps, or at least a decent alternative. By and large, the move was not as disastrous as I had envisioned. In this post, I’ll share some of the apps that I was able to replace and the select few which I haven’t.
This past weekend, I made the switch. I activated my Google Nexus 4 phone with T-Mobile and now, I’m fully converted to Android.
As much as I love to hate on Android, I knew very little about the platform. Even after about a week playing with it, I’m still learning new features and tweaks every day. For instance, widgets was one of the things that has always confounded me about Android. After trying them out for size, I’ve learned to love them.
In this review, I will focus on three elements: design, hardware, and software. I don’t anticipate it being comprehensive in detail, but I will try my best to highlight some of the things that caught my eye during my short period of use thus far. If you’re a Nexus 4 owner, feel free to share your your experiences with it so far. I’d love to hear them.
I’ve been an ardent user of Wunderlist for the past year now, having used TeuxDeux prior. The thing with todo managers is that you rarely find one that fits all of your needs and simply works. With TeuxDeux, it lacked reminders. With Wunderlist, notifications work half the time.
Recently, I decided to take a chance with another tool and decided to place my bet on Things. Here are the reasons why I made the switch:
Awhile back, I clicked a link in a tweet from my Twitter timeline. No big deal, right? Unbeknownst to me, I had just clicked an infected link aimed at stealing my Twitter credentials. Upon clicking the link, my page reloaded and I was sent back to what had appeared to be the login screen on the Twitter homepage.
One of my favorite productivity Mac apps, Alfred, released its biggest update since it was first launched to the public over a year ago. One of the major features you will find is the ability to create Workflows, which are sort of like Automator scripts where you can utilize keywords, hotkeys, and other actions to perform tasks like accessing your local weather forecast, toggling Wi-Fi on/off, and connecting to your favorites on Transmit. You can find loads of workflows created by users on the Alfred forum.
Workflows is a huge game changer for Alfred. Version 1 already allowed you endless ways to customize and mod Alfred to your liking. It reminds me of how Sublime Text 2 became so popular when developers started building useful plugins to extend the capabilities of the text editor. Some prescient user has even taken the initiative to create a Package Control-like workflow that allows you to update and install workflows you install that were created by various authors.
PlaceboCast 3: Dropbox Acquires Mailbox, Samsung’s Crazy GS4 Launch Event, Top 4 iOS Tricks, and the Death of Google Reader
It’s a new world record. We’ve talked about Mailbox in every single one of our podcasts and today’s episode was no exception. Just when we taught we had exhausted all discussion about the much-hyped email app that failed to blow Joseph’s mind, Mailbox announces earlier this morning that they were acquired by Dropbox! As you can tell from my reaction, I was pretty stunned by the news. As we learned from Draw Something, hype certainly can lead to quick acquisitions.
Other topics discussed include Samsung’s zany and bizarre launch event for their flagship phone, the Galaxy S4. Will the world’s top selling phone continue to sell like hotcakes with the latest iteration of the popular phone?
Also, we share our favorite “hidden” iOS tricks and finish off by talking about Google’s decision to sunset Reader.
Thanks for listening!