Software

A Habit App for Every Day of the Week

A Habit App for Every Day of the Week

In 2015, I, like many of you, made some New Year’s resolutions, fully expecting them not to last. So far, though, they’re holding up pretty well, thanks to a handful of apps I’ve been trying out on my iPhone.

While catching up on Mike Vardy’s new Productivityist podcast, I was introduced to several new-to-me apps and decided that this would be a good time to put them (and some others) through their paces.

Managing Medications in iOS

Managing Medications in iOS

Although the built-in Reminders app, or any such third-party app, can help you schedule the medications you take, a dedicated medication management app will go beyond reminders and may provide additional features that help protect from overdose, incorrect medication, and harmful interactions; aid caregivers and healthcare professionals; and connect medications to doctors and pharmacies.

For the last few years, Pillboxie [App Store, $1] has been my go-to app for pill r

Ember Keeps LittleSnapper's Flame Burning

Ember Keeps LittleSnapper's Flame Burning

I’m a screenshot nut. I take screenshots every day for documentation, support, explanation, etc., and I’ve tried just about every Mac app out there that claims to do the job. Except for a short flirtation with Skitch that ended badly, my utility of choice for the last four-and-a-half years has been LittleSnapper.

Instashare Adds Clipboard Transfer

Instashare Adds Clipboard Transfer

Last February, I reviewed Instashare, an app [Free ($1 in-app upgrade to remove ads), iOS; $3, OS X] for sharing files between your OS X and iOS devices.

AirDrop for iOS and OSX

AirDrop for iOS and OSX

Choosing a Meeting Planner App

Choosing a Meeting Planner App

The Holy Grail of Mail-to-PDF Conversion

The Holy Grail of Mail-to-PDF Conversion

Perhaps the title of this post is overblown, but I’ve long wanted to be able to automatically create PDFs from email messages and although I’ve searched high and low the solution has eluded me—until now.

OS X applications can create a PDF from a document when they’re printed, and Mail is no exception: simply choose File > Print when a message is selected and then choose Save as PDF… from the PDF menu in the lower right corner of the Print sheet.

iOS Wallet Replacements

iOS Wallet Replacements
Some years ago I stopped wearing a watch, since my cell phone was (nearly) always with me for the purpose of telling time. With apps on my phone, I can also use it as an alarm clock, stop watch and timer.

Daylite 4 Not Ready for Market

Since the first of the year I’ve been managing my business in Daylite by Marketcircle. Even though I’ve owned the software for a number of years, I’ve found it much easier to continue using the home-grown solution I created using 4th Dimension. Unfortunately I’ve also found that I don’t have the time to program that solution with the new features I want or need—like mobile access to my business data.

Crash Plan

I nearly freaked out today when—among the plethora of icons already in my menu bar—a new menu extra appeared. After all, I hadn't restarted my machine and (I thought) I hadn't installed any new software.

Fortunately, the icon was familiar and—after checking to be sure—I found that CrashPlan had updated itself overnight and a new feature was this menu item for controlling and monitoring backups.