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Wants and Needs For iOS: Create A Balance In Your Life

February 18, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


Keeping track of things can be tedious and that’s why when it comes to lifestyle apps I prefer them to be new, easy, and functional.

Wants and Needs‘ is one such new release I got to know about recently. It allows users to keep track of things depending on their Wants, Needs, and Thanks, which is something I found most peculiar at first but then later grew to appreciate.

Not a day goes by that I don’t end up desiring one thing or another. However, I have to stop myself because of other needs, and sometimes I even forget about the thing I wanted in the first place. Through this useful app I was able to look at things in a different light, one that allowed me to prioritize my desires in an effective manner.

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WordBoard Keyboard For iOS 8: Save Typing Time By Controlling Keys Input

February 16, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


Since the introduction of third-party keywords for iOS 8, developers have released several offerings. We’ve seen some amazing features such as support for GIFs and predictive typing.

But we couldn’t resist covering WordBoard, this is a new release that saves you the time spent in typing the same things again and again.

The new keyboard app, developed by Stuart Hall, adds a key to automatically type the postal address, email address, hashtag, a reply email template, ASCII art or anything else imaginable.

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Horizon Offers Horizontal Video Recording With Several Features On iOS

February 14, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


One of the biggest usability problems when it comes to recording videos with an iPhone is the vertical video recording. While vertical videos appear fine on widescreen mobile devices, they aren’t the best to watch on laptops and desktops, unless the orientation of the screen is changed, or you watch from an uncomfortable angle every time for prolonged sessions (you don’t want to visit a therapist every week).

Horizontal widescreen videos are much better as they’ve been designed for humans. Cinema evolved to 16:9 and 2.21:1 in the last few years for the same reason. Luckily, an iOS app has also been released to carter the gap. It goes by the name Horizon and it makes sure the video remains widescreen-horizontal: it does that by cropping parts that are not important.

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Mail Pilot 2 For iOS 8 Brings Gesture-Based Controls, To-Do Lists & More

February 12, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


Remember Mail Pilot? The web app that started out in 2012? It then hit the iOS a year later, and the Mac later on. It took an intuitive approach to managing emails to help users stay on track with what’s important and what’s not.

But the developer has taken things further by releasing Mail Pilot 2 for iPhone and iPad. It comes with a lot of new features including better gestures, enhanced navigation, iCloud sync and more. The user also gets to convert emails into to-do tasks to get things done sooner.


Alfred Remote: Control Your iPhone From Your Mac

February 6, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


When you sit down at front of your Mac to get some work done, you may not use your iPhone.

Alfred Remote is a newly released iOS application that makes your iPhone by converting it into a remote for Mac.

With it, you don’t have to perform a search via spotlight or click your way through the Finder. Also, you can
easily access your doc of apps directly from your iPhone. By syncing with a Mac running Alfred 2, you can assign app triggers and icons for certain actions, whether putting controlling iTunes or putting the Mac to sleep.


OftenType Keyboard: Increase Productivity By Adding Keys For Frequently Used Text

February 4, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


Smartphone users have seen many keyboards come and go, such as QWERTY keyboards being replaced by onscreen keyboards to make things comfortable.

With onscreen keyboards and open systems, developers found it easier to make custom keyboards for smartphone software like iOS.

With that in mind, we’re going to review OftenType keyboard. It’s an app for iOS 8.1 that makes it easy to enter redundant details like your address or phone number. You can use it to create custom keys for addresses, names, phone numbers, etc.

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Evernote Scannable: Capture High-Quality Scans On Your iOS 8 Device

February 2, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


How many times have you felt the need that your iPhone needs to do more than just taking images?

Evernote’s Scannable is a new app that turns your iOS device running iOS 8 into a scanner. It’s going to be an essential tool for anyone who wants to stay on the top of paperwork.

The app lets you scan most document types, including business cards, receipts, contracts, and Post-it notes.


Handle: Create Reminders Directly From Email and Sync With Calendar App

January 31, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


We haven’t seen much innovation as off late from app developers when it comes to to-do and reminder apps. Just about every feature has been integrated in apps that preexist on the App Store.

However, Handle is a reminder app that offers a unique feature that we didn’t come across in other apps along the same lines. With it, you can create reminders directly from your email account. Also, you can sync Handle with the Calendar app and add events that aren’t tied down to the calendar.


Anchor Pointer: Set GPS Positions & Track Them With A Compass

January 25, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


There are already hundreds of navigation apps available on the App Store, but that hasn’t stopped iOS developers from releasing their creations for this niche. Today we’re going to look at Pleeq’s release in depth. The app is called Anchor Pointer.

This isn’t your usual navigation app, a reason why we’re so intrigued. It bypasses maps and turn-by-turn directions to return the user to specific points where they’ve left virtual anchors.

You can also meet peers with the compass at any public place, or re-discover where you parked your car.

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DataMan Next For iOS 8: Track Data Usage In Real Time

January 24, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


Keeping yourself updated is important when it comes to a data plan. If you’re currently having 500 MB to 1 GB for a month, you would want to know when you’re reaching the consumption limit so you don’t have to pay overage charges. Even if you have an unlimited plan, it goes down from high-speed to dial-up modem after the first few gigabytes are used: and that’s something to keep track of too.

DataMan Next is an iOS app that performs an essential function of keeping tabs on how much data you’re consuming every month, and issues notifications once you hit thresholds. It added iOS 8 support in the form of a widget that can be accessed from the Notification Center.