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Oct 4

1Password 5 for iOS 8 Review

Another very good review, this time for 1Password …

"Here’s what I’ve done. I’ve set my Master Password to be requested after 30 days of 1Password being open and unused (unlikely to happen) and, of course, 1Password will always ask for my Master Password upon launching the app after a system restart. Then, I’ve activated Touch ID, enabled “Lock on Exit”, and set to request a fingerprint after 2 minutes.

Because Touch ID is fast but safer than a password than other people could guess, it’s faster for me to log into 1Password while simultaneously being more secure than before. On iOS 7, I used to keep my Master Password expiration time to 10 minutes so I wouldn’t have to type it on every app launch; now, I can authenticate every time I open 1Password because touching the Home button with my finger is effortless. It’s a win-win scenario that’s made possible by Apple’s new APIs.”

Oct 4

iOS 8 Messages: Our Review – MacStories

Very good review & very cool feature of messages in iOS 8 …

"There’s another way to send voice messages as well, and it’s become the only way that I send them. With the conversation you want to send a voice message in open, you can simply hold the phone up to your ear, as if you were making a phone call. The screen will turn off and you will hear a beep signifying that the recording has begun, after which you just talk into the phone like you would on a regular phone call. When you’re finished recording, take the phone from your ear and the message is automatically sent."

How I Mind Map

Very thorough post on mind maps ….

Writers' Lab: 10 Tips for more productive academic writing

Excellent advice for writing & productivity!

Mar 1

Zippy's App Brings Task Management with Insights and Analytics to iOS

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Zippy - Tasks & Reminders has launched on the #iOS! Check it out and let us know what you think!

Website: http://www.gotZippy.com/

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zippy-tasks-and-reminders/id789901295?ls=1&mt=8

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Zippy is a task management and reminder app that…

Interesting app, especially the insight possibilities to evaluate my workflow! …. will give it a try!

Feb 1

Taking Action on Feeds with Mr Reader for iPad [Sponsor]

Excellent review on my favourite RSS reader of all times, Mr Reader for iPad!

Read about how to change the layout, create your own, navigate between articles & add actions to other services such as Evernote, OmniFocus & Pinboard!

Feb 1

The Feed Reader Reviews: Six Months Later

Excellent review of different RSS services! Well worth reading if you want to know about your alternatives.

Dec 4

One more reason to use Scrivener for thesis writing

Very useful tip on how to edit several text snippets at the same time in Scrivener, the best writing tool for theses, PhDs or any writing project for that matter!

Haiku Deck updates iPad app, launches web-based cloud version

If you want to use an excellent presentation tool, that is more visual than most other apps including Keynote, try out Haiku Deck for the iPad, now available online too! Easy integration with picture search (Creative Commons), it includes copyright information automatically and has several export options. Just blows your mind!

Very useful advice on how to think about your daily to-do list! Your tasks should reflect your long-term goals and not just be an endless list of things you want/would/could/should be doing!