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If you want to get educated about the food you eat, you might start by checking out Fooducate, a website, iOS and Android app that grades the food and beverages we purchase from supermarkets and fast food outlets. Fooducate consists of a team of parents, dieticians, and techies who have established a way to evaluate the ingredients in food and report on their nutritional value. From sandwiches and breakfast foods, to meat, fish and baby food formula, Fooducate reveals both the healthy ingredients and the not so healthy additives that food manufactures don’t always want you to notice.
If you have files that won’t open on your iOS device, Doctape Viewer (Free) might be just the solution for you. The developers claim that Doctape supports over 80 different file types for viewing on your mobile device.
In my free online MakeUseOf Online Meeting Guide where I provided some tips for planning and holding meetings over the Web, I referenced a few minute taking apps as well. While very few of us enjoy taking and producing minutes, Meetings ($3.99) and MinuteTaker ($7.99) not only make it easier to take minutes, but the reports you share will actually encourage meeting participants to read the minute reports. If you use your iPad as a laptop and you have the laborious job of taking minutes at meetings, I couldn’t make better app recommendations for the job.
If you’re a Flickr member but you haven’t been using the Flickr iPhone camera app (Free), you may just start doing so after you get your hands on its new filter-rich update and other added features. iPhone camera apps are plentiful, but the new Flickr Mobile App seeks to up the standards with a fresh set of eighteen filters and photo effects to choose from.
When your Mac is the hubbub of your home office, you want to outfit it with productivity tools that actually make you, well, productive, more efficient, and maybe a little faster at what you do. I introduced my first list of Mac productivity tools back in April, and today I will be highlighting another set of tools I regularly access. They each have a single purpose that makes them practical and easy to use for most Mac-based home office activities.
If you are a Mac or iOS user, you should know that Apple has revamped its user support site, so you can now get online and use 24/7 live chat support and other service options.
If there are one or more usernames that you’ve always wanted to use on Yahoo.com, the company has now set up a Watch List that allows you to submit (for $1.99 USD) up to 5 unused user IDs that you will be notified for if and when they become available.
The iPhone photo syncing process has never been that easy, even with Apple’s Photo Stream feature. I often rely on PhotoSync, especially when I don’t want to haul out Aperture just to get at a few photos in my iCloud account. In addition, not only can photos be synced, but PhotoSync can sync videos as well with a single tap. Read on to find out what else makes this a very handy app to have around.
The best way to study and review text is to highlight and annotate what you read, and two of the most useful tools for doing this are the online and iPad app, Diigo, and the recently updated eHighlighter. I won’t pretend that making annotations with a traditional yellow highlighter and sticky notes is sometimes faster and better for study purposes, but digital annotations offer so much more when it comes to reviewing, sharing, and even archiving annotations.
The 3D printing technology company FormLabs, released this week its free OS X compatible software PreForm 0.8.4 which works with its 3D printer hardware, Form 1. FormLabs says in its blog that the Mac PreForm program is in complete feature parity with Windows version, which was released earlier this year.
In the age of the Internet, you can often surpass traditional and expensive college and technical courses and learn practically anything online. And if you have a particular expertise in a subject and want to teach others, there is a large variety of online resources to make this happen as well. Udemy is one such example of a popular online teaching and learning site that can be accessed online and from supported mobile devices.
It seems like every other month, Evernote gets additional upgrades. A few are quietly released, while others are highly anticipated by heavy Evernote users. Since I wrote my last article about Evernote’s new design and file storage upgrades, the popular notebook has gotten important new features, including Reminders, a highlighter and tighter security for subscribers, among others, and today I’m taking a look at what’s made it into the latest versions for Mac OS X and iOS.
The Finder for many Mac users is the hub for accessing, previewing, and navigating files. Depending on how it’s used, it can be a useful file manager, or it can be a time waster when you can’t quickly locate documents or move files. One alternative Finder application I’ve been using for the last few years is Cocoatech’s legendary Path Finder 6 ($39.95). It’s more expensive than my other favorite TotalFinder, but it also has some great pro features that Mac power users might get a kick out of.
If you’re an avid user and reviewer on Yelp, you might be pleased to know that you can now add customer reviews of businesses via the website’s iOS app. Users of the app have requested this feature since it was first released.
The Mac Finder includes several shortcuts and features for navigating to recently opened files and folders, but if you are always manually navigating everywhere you might want to try out Default Folder X. The app is a directory assistant that you can access either from the menu bar, via assigned keyboard shortcuts or from the application’s icon in the Dock. This Finder-connected application provides some powerful enhancements to the way you navigate regularly used folders and locate and save your most used files, and much more.