Saturday, November 26, 2011

Some new iOS apps that I've been digging



I haven't posted about new iOS apps for a while but with my dad getting an iPod Touch and my wife picking up an iPhone 4S... I thought I'd share some apps that have interested me of late. Oh and I got an iTunes Store voucher as a special recognition award at work recently... that has help fuel my 'spree'.

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First up is an app called "do this next" which is a very simple and minimal to do app where you write down what you plan to do next... no deadlines or reminders... just a simple entry all super-sweet in helvetica. It may seem pointless to GTD'ers but I like it... because its my 'special place' for what I need to do... oh and I use it in conjunction with "Things" AND "Wunderlist" (both recommended too).

£0.69 / $0.99

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Next up we have "Trickle for Facebook"... a passive app that displays current Facebook stati in a similar manner to "Trickle for Twitter". It's nice to put it on whilst doing something else... for a wee bit of ambient intimacy. The app also allows you to 'like' a status... if you feel so inclined.

£0.69 / $0.99

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Continuing my interest in the font Helvetica comes a wee clock app called "It's a Clock". According to the developer it "humanises the measurement of time to provide us with a scale more suited to the realities of life". I like it. I keep it on when my phone is charging.

£0.69 / $0.99

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"Helvetimer" is currently a free timer app... that uses (you guessed it) Helvetica for its font-of-choice. I find it very easy to use... especially when I am trying the Pomodoro Technique for task focus (although I realise it should be 25 minutes instead of 30 as shown in the picture).

Free (for now)

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Next up we have "Downcast"... which downloads and manages my podcast content. I have gotten out of the way of listening to podcasts... apart from my own... and this app will, I hope, help me get back into the fab content out there. I'll post about some of the delights I have found and been recommended at a later point... but if you are partial to podcasted content the "Downcast" is tremendous... and its universal.

£1.49 / $1.99

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"Fathm" is a free time management app that allows you to graphically record time spent on the tasks you've undertaken. Haven't really used it yet... but do intend to. I can see real benefit in using it at work or when I'm designing at home.

Free

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"Synchronize" is another fab free app that allows you to work out the time difference between places. I use it for the times JD texts me in my 'middle of the night' to work out exactly what the time is with him.

Free

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Enjoy... but please be warned... new apps = playing with your iOS device = decreased battery life.

Let me know if you download them... and give me the heads-up if you have any apps that you'd recommend.

Tx
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