Showing posts with label iPad Apps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iPad Apps. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Convert PDF Docs on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone using Able2Extract PDF Converter

Able2Extract is a free mobile convert that lets you open any PDF Doc on your SmartPhone or Tablet device. Once your convert the document, it can be stored in any Microsoft Office Document of your choise. so you can open a PDF Document and then store in the word, excel, PowerPoint and more. The App is free to download and use on your iOS Phone or Andriod phone, it's a mobile app and can also be used on your Tablet device. So good to go on your iPad, Android based Tablets like the Kindle etc. Once you open the file it is stored on your device and does not really take up much space. The makers of the app also say that no file is stored on their own servers for more than 24 hours. All files are stored locally on your device. Using Able2Extract PDF Converter you can view any PDF on your Android, iPhone or any other SmartPhone and convert it to any MS Office Format. Should also work very well with eBooks.

Able2Extract PDF ConverterAble2Extract - How does it work
Once you download the app - you can open any PDF document by opening it with Able2Extract PDF Converter. Now simply tap on the document and choose your conversion output. Like word, excel or PowerPoint. You doc now opens in the required format and you can then edit the same. The whole process does not put too mush stress on your processor or your ram. So the document is converted and delivered to your phone and stored right on your device. The whole process is very simple and very fast. The app is free to use and should really help in converting PDF docs on your mobile device.

Able2Extract PDF Converter on Google Play
Able2Extract PDF Converter on iTunes
Able2Extract PDF Converter on the web

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mailbox App for iPhone: How does it work

Mailbox the new iOS app is now available for free at the Apple iTunes store. You can get it for free; however there is a waiting list or reservation list, you would need to join. The App is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. With the app you can get an easy to use Inbox that works like a breeze. Currently available only for Gmail, the app radically transforms your Inbox into a clutter free zone and you can handle all you mail with only the swipe of your thumb. it is easy to use and has already become popular. So don't waste time, just go and download the App right now.

Better manage your mail with the Mailbox iOS AppsMailbox for iPhone and iPad - How does it work.
1. You would need to first download the app on to your device.
2. add the various email addresses you use.
3. you now get a unified Inbox where all your email is visible.
4. You can choose to browse through all of them or jump into individual accounts
5. Tap on any message to view it - swipe right and the color changes to green if you would rather archive than read. Pull a little further and it changes to red and gets deleted.
6. You can either swipe left on a particular message or tap the clock icon while in message view to put the snooze button on it.
7. Once a message is in snooze mode you can set when you'd like to open that message again. Maybe a month later
8. You can also drag messages around to reorder them.
9. Long swipe left to get to your lists
10. You can also choose to use push notifications.

The app is excellent and it is advised for you to get it now. Download Mailbox iOS app from the App store now.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Vine the mico-video App by Twitter has been launched

Twitter the micro-blogging network have just launched their micro-video app in the iStore. With the new Vine app from Twitter you can shoot and record videos and then share it on Twitter and Facebook. You however have one 6 seconds to get the job done. 140 characters was enough to make Twitter one of the hottest internet destinations. Since each Tweet cannot contain more that 140 characters. If that logic was good enough for words then 6 seconds is good enough for video. Currently only available on iOS devices (iPhone, iPod and iPad), it should be made available to Android users pretty soon.

Vine App by TwitterVine: How does it work
Once you record a video using Vine it looks more like an animated GIF rather than a video. These short videos can be attached to your Tweets and sent out to your Twitter Followers.

1. Go to the App and install it on your device
2. Once installed you will need to sign-in with your Twitter account or via email.
3. Hit the video camera button and press down on the view finder to start recording
4. Release your finger and the recording stops.
5. You now have the option to share your video via a Tweet or on Facebook.

Vine App by Twitter


Friday, December 21, 2012

Facebook Poke App for iOS

Every Facebook user is familiar with the Facebook Poke feature and some loved it and others not so much. If you are one of those people who like to use this fun feature and poke your friends -- things just got a little better for you. You can now download the Facebook Poke stand alone App for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. This app works by allowing you to poke your friends either one at a time or multiple friends at once. With the Poke App you can poke, send a message, photo or video in a lightweight way. Once you poke a friend you can set a time for the message, meaning after 1,3,5 or 10 seconds whenever time runs out, the poke disappears completely.

Facebook Poke App for iPhone, iPod and iPadIf a friend pokes you using the Poke App you will need to tap and hold down the message to read it, after which it expires. If there is a message that you might be uncomfortable with you can always report it. So this is something that many people didn't see coming. You though the Facebook Poke has silently disappeared, not so it is risen again and this time with t standalone app, all to itself. Facebook was always a place meant for friendship and keeping it light. Facebook Poke is a prominent expression of that and in celebration you can now download the Facebook Poke App for your SmartPhone or Tablet and let the spirit live on.

Facebook Poke App for iOS - you can also read more at the Facebook news release.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CircleMe gets 'Plant Guides' to help you discover more

CircleMe the iPhone app people use to plant virtual plants in locations they like now gets an added feature 'Plant Guides'. The way to plant on the app is that once you find something you link you can leave a virtual plant for other users to find and water. By water we mean add stuff to and help it grow. So users can plant a movie, a song, an actor whatever you can think of. These plants are left with messages that other users can then pickup and enjoy. So when you go to a new place you can check out all the plants and see what other people are saying about them and other fascinating facts left by other users. This ability to geo-tag locations and share with everyone or only people form your trusted network is an opportunity to discover new places whenever you walk by.

Plant Guides - the newest feature from the app are plant guides provided by select partners. These selected partners will curate and display plant guides that are really interesting and worth discovering. The first partnership is with Cibando  - The Cibando Plant Guide. Offering plant guides to the tastiest places to eat in Italy. So if you're roaming around in Italy and not sure where to have lunch, check out this plant guide. There are two other partners that offer plant guides - 1. The Art-masterpieces Collection and 2. The Boutique Plant Guide. The former offering the most famous works of art to be found around the world and the latter a guide to some of the most famous boutiques around the world.

How to find 'Plant Guides' in CircleMe's iPhone app.
1. From the menu button navigate to 'Brand new plants page'.
2. beside 'Near You' it the 'Plants Guides button' - click it to see the three new guides.

CircleMe for iPhone and iPad. Check out their blog to learn more.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How to send Skype pictures on iPad, iPhone Apps

Skype one of the most used apps both on the web and SmartPhones have updated their app. This was one of the most requested and missing features on the Skype App for iPhone, iPad and iPod. With Skype version 4.1 you can now send photos using your iPhone or iPad - with no size limitation on your photo. You can send and share photos already available on your phone or click a new one and share with all your Skype friends and contacts. The new feature is called: Photo Sharing for iOS. This also allows you to send large files and photos to friends without having to pay expensive MMS charges. This also bypasses the Email size of photos you can send, something that is imposed by email service providers. How to send Skype pictures on iPad, iPhone Apps.

How to send photos on Skype for iOS

How to share photos using Skype for iPhone or iPad.
1. You need to update the App to the latest version available for the iPhone or iPad.
2. Tap on the name of a contact yo want to share a photo with. Make sure the contact is setup for Instant Messaging (IM)
3. Tap on the send photo button to choose from a photo already available or snap a  new one.
4. Compose your message and then click on the send button
5. You photo is sent if the person is online if not the photo gets sent once that person login to Skype. Your contacts can also send you photos in return

Another notable enhancement is that the new Skype for iOS is less of a drain on your battery. So you now log-in to Skype and keep it turned on for as long as you like.

Get Skype for iOS version 4.1 now


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pinterest App for Andriod, iPad and iPhone now available

Some of Sociolatte's pins on Pinterest
Some of our pins on Pinterest

Pinterest the darling of the internet in 2012 which has finally opened its doors to everyone (Aug 8), now has an official iOS and Android app. So if you have been waiting for the ability to use Pinterest on your iPhone or Android phone - it is finally here. The wait has been long and it seemed the Pinterest would take forever to open its doors to everyone and not just those with invites. Things have changed however for the startup and they seem to be really opening up with the new Apps and the everyone one is invited for the feast kind of thing.

Pinterest has taken up a lot of time from users especially those who like all those pics pics found on the internet. Companies have also been able to ride the Pinterest wave and gain a lot of traffic from their followers and fans. If you are able to run a successful Pinterest campaign you will be rewarded with a lot of traffic and a lot of word of mouth or should be say pins. Repinning of good stuff is a favourite past-time of many users. Pinterest also received a $100 million round of funding in May and is valued at 1.5 billion. 

Download the Pinterest App for iPhone and iPad here.
Download the Pinterest app for Android phones here

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

How to watch the Olympics London 2012 live on your iPad, iPhone or Android Phone

Now for those of you who travel a lot and are not able to watch the games on your television or PC. There is an app for you - BBC Olympics. Courtesy of the BBC comes an App for your iPhone, iPad or Android based phone to watch the Olympics on the go. The app offers up to 24 live video streams, video highlights of the action including interviews with the athletes.  Something special being offered by the app is an individual page for every athlete participating in the Olympics, a single page for every country and  a single page for every sport. This is a feature that would be a must have for die-hard-fans of each sport being played in the Olympics. So if you want to follow Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps and see if they live up to his reputations. This app will be able to follow all the do, including each event and all interviews. You can also customize the app and add your favorites to the top bar. You can also share all those stories, wins and moments with your pals on all your favorite social networks like Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. So get the app now and prepare to watch live steams of your favorite events from London 2012. 
BBC Olympics App for iPhone and iPad
BBC Olympics App for Android

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Monday, May 21, 2012

My Last Wish the Death Based Social Network

Along came a spider - well not literally but started with that line to set the tone. Talking about death and your last wish can be very enlightening for some people. Although other blogs and websites have written about the creepiness about this new social network, we do not think this is so. With all the hype being built into social media and social networking sites. People constantly complain about the need for more serious stuff to be shared online. Well, here you have it, especially if you are one of those people who always want to talk serious stuff this might be a nice getaway for people to discuss the actual reality of life. Maybe inspiring some to go for a dream they might have had their whole life but never had the guts to just do it. Death always brings with it a shock and shakes people a little. It is also the one thing that can truly inspire. Steve Jobs now famous quote from the 2005 Stanford Commencement Address where he says that every morning he looks in the mirror and asks himself, 'If today was the last day of my life, would i wanna do what I am about to do today?. Perspective - something we cannot live without.

My Last Wish: How does it work. 

You download the iOS app for your iPhone, iPod or iTouch and then you need to register. Once you register you will be known as a 'Fellow Wisher' and you can then update your last wish. Other user who join are also know as 'Fellow Wishers' and you get an update of all new fellow wishers who join and what their last wish is. Once you find someone whose last wish is as the same as yours. you can then get connected with them and stay in touch with them. So you get to make friends with people who have similar last wishes as yours. Fellow Wishers can share multiple last wishes.

There is a palm icon (Five) is you like the person's last wish you cna click on this and it gets added to your 'aLike Wishes'. So once you give a person a five it is like saying 'hey, we have the same last wish, lets be friends'. You can then communicate via phone or email. My aLikes shows all your wishes that are marked as  a like.

So this is a brief about how this social network works, will you join and use this social network or is it a bit too serious for you. Please let us know in the comments section below.
My Last Wish for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

How to create a collage in Instagram

Instagram the popular photo sharing app which was sold to Facebook for 1 billion has simply grown in popularity after the acquisition. Apart from being able to take photos and sharing it on the app, you can also create a collage of all your favorite pics and share them also. The only thing however you would need to use other apps tog to the job done. If you want to make a collage with the Instagram app itself there is a quick workaround which may not really fit the bill. You can arrange your favorite photos in the app and then take a screenshot, zoom in to cut out the borders and save it as your iPhone desktop. This hack will not really leave you happy, but for what it's worth.

Ok, so to create a collage you can do so with the following apps and we have selected some of the best ones for you. Both for you iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) and your Andriod devices.

How to create a collage in Instagram

1. GetLoupe: Is a Web app that lets you add all your favorite Instagram photos together to create a collage. Once your collage is ready you can share it on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. If you do not want to make it public you can protect your collage and keep it private. The app is also available for use on your iPhone and  iPad, Mac, Windows and Linux. Sorry no Android version of the app right now. To get started all you need to do is to click the 'Add Photos' link and then click on 'Instagram'. name your collage and start adding pics, clikc complete when your done and it's now ready to be shared with the world. 

2. HoneyGram: This is available for all Android phones running Android 3.0 Gingerbread and higher. This app is basically an image browser for Instagram created for created for Honeycomb/GoogleTV/ICS platforms that lets you search for most popular photos etc. To get the app to go into collage mode you would need to tap the interactive button on the top of the app's screen. This will then start displaying thumbnails of all the images included within the selected album. You can now use various gestures to arrange your images. Here is a list of gestures supported.

Single touch: move an image around
Two Touches: rotate the image (hold down with one finger and move the other finger to rotate)
Three Touches: bring image to the top of the screen
Four Touches: Hide Image
Five Touches: Show all hidden images

3. You can also use PicFrame for iPhone or iPad. With Picframe you can make a collage using pictures from Facebook, Email, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr.

Please let us know what you think of these apps and let us know if there are any other apps for the same purpose,  in the comments section below.

Image Credit: Inside Steves Brain

Saturday, March 24, 2012

iPhone App Pair answers the question: How to stay in touch when in a long distance relationship

So if you have been in a long distance relationship you might have experienced things like longing, missing and other associated love experiences. If all of this can be transferred to an App - Pair seems to be quiet a good fit. The app offers things like ThumbKiss. If you're wondering what a ThumbKiss is, it works like this. when your distant partner touches the screen at a certain place, you can see the exact spot and by touching the same spot both the phones will vibrate simultaneously. If both of you are online you could sketch together. Messaging is very private since you're connected to only one other person. You can also send photos videos and text messages for free. Play tic-tac-toe together. Creating a shared to-do list will will help you and the person you love to stay in each other's minds with actions.

The app is free to download and use and has been created by Oleg Kostour who moved from Canada to Mountain View to setup a software company. Instead, building app to stay in touch with the girlfriend he left behind in Canada. 

Pair: How does it work

Once you download the App on your iPhone or iPad you will need to send a request to someone to be your pair. Once accepted you can then start using the app to stay in touch. No, you cannot have more than one pair at a time. You can however unpair and then re-pair. If you're a long distance couple or know one please let us know in the comments section below if you think such an App will actually help. An Android App is on the way.
Download Pair now form the Apple App Store

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Friday, March 16, 2012

How to find the best apps for the new iPad's retina display

Ever since the iPad went on  sale a day ago media outlets have been covering it constantly. If you are one of the first to get the new iPad or have already ordered one online you will be aware of the iPad's screen clarity. Apple has termed it's new retina display 'Resolutionary'. The screen that has more clarity than HDTV. With all this improved screen clarity and display, you can bet that App developers are scrambling to make sure their apps take full advantage of the new screen quality. Apple has done its share and released a set of Apps that have already been modified to fit the new role and utilize the new screen resolution to the maximum. The apps that have been recommended by Apple have been re-written to take full advantage of the new iPad's best retina-display. Other apps will still work on the iPad but these have made full use of the higher screen-resolution to bring to the forefront the tremendous screen clarity for you to enjoy your new iPad. So simply follow the link below to find all the best apps available for the new iPad in high-screen-resolution.
Best apps for the new iPad by Apple.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wallit: The app that lets your write on digital walls in real places

Wallit is an interesting little iOS app that lets you visit places and write on walls. There is an Android app that is also coming soon. This is a kind of augmented reality that you might find really interesting. With Wallitapp you can visit physical places and create a wall. All the other people who are there will then also be able to write on the same wall and you can chat with everyone who has the app and have begun using the wall. The thing about each wall is that it is available to everyone and anyone can read it. To write on a wall however you would need to be there physically.

Wallit: How does it work
You first need to download the app onto your iPhone, iPod Touch or the iPad. You can then visit a place and find the associated wall. lets say you are visiting the 'Golden Gate Bridge'. You can then write on the wall and start a conversation with other people who are present there. So if you are at a stadium you can chat with all the people who support the other team. Will definitely make for very interesting conversation. It works anywhere in the world. Which means with the app you can look up places you are going to visit and see what other people who have already been there have written. The amount of information available however will depend on the number of people using this app. So if it becomes really popular you can expect to search and find some really awesome information. A wall can be created for just about any place. A waterfall, a road, a restaurant and well you get the picture. So go ahead visit a place and see if you can Wallit.
Wallitapp on the web
Wallit for iPhone

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Use DataLocker to encrypt and secure your DropBox files

The popularity of DropBox has proved once and for all the importance of cloud storage. More and more people are turning to storing their data in the cloud with the benefit that it will always be available to them no matter where they are. There is however a chance that you want to store some private and confidential information in the cloud and your service of choice is DropBox. So if that is the case you just might want to encrypt those files and then store is securely. DataLocker is a service that will help you do just that. With DataLocked you can store files from your native clients like Windows, Mac, iPhone or iPad. Once you download DataLocker you will be able to then use it to easily secure files and store the same in DropBox. 

DataLocker is the first product from 'Appsense labs' and is completely free to use. Currently the service is focused on DropBox and there is no information on when and if it will be available for iCloud and Skydrive. 

DataLocker: How does it work
You will first need to download and install the app. You will then need to link it to your DropBox account. You can then immediately start uploading new files while encrypting them. You will also be able to browse through existing files while protecting them and adding security. You can download the Windows version from here and the iOS app from here
DataLocker on the web

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

How to kill all background apps on your iPhone and iPad with one step

Double-tapping on the home button of your iOS device will show you a list of apps running in the background. swipe left or right to see a list of all the apps running. Tapping on any app will close the app. This is a manual process and will take time and effort. You will need to move through all the apps to kill them. If you would rather do this with just a single tap or click, there is an app for that. The app known as 'Process Killer' is available both for the iPhone and iPad. It costs $0.99 and once downloaded will show you all the apps running and how much memory it is consuming. 

How does Process kill work
Once you download and launch the app, you will simply need to pull down the list of process shown and once you release it. All the processes running in the will close automatically one-by-one. This is a really good one step process to save you the headache of stopping each app one at a time. The app will take care of closing all your iOS apps with just a single gesture. 
Process Kill

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Chumkee - The New Video Social Sharing App for your iPhone and iPad

Image: Chumkee

Chumkee - The video social networking app for your iOS device is fun and definitely something new to experiment with. The way this app works is that after you join you can start sharing your life though photos and videos. Forget text for the moment, you should try sharing your day with your pals through videos and images. This is definitely another way to tell a story. Once you and your pals get the app you can begin to share vie mediums like images and videos. Since this is a social sharing app you can also add random people to follow and add as friends. You can also find interesting conversations and people with similar interests by using the hastag.

Using this app you can share your digital life in one of the most creative ways possible. The app already has over 30,000 users and its user base is growing fast. The app also has a category called 'Hot', this is the place to go to find out what is trending among the people using the app. You can also share your Facebook and Twitter stuff on Chumkee. So give it a while and try it, highlight your day in this fun way - see the fun of discovering people via videos. This is the fun part of the App. Available on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The app requires iOS 4.3 or later to run, and if you wondering how much it costs, well it's free.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Gube plays YouTube videos that are safe for children on your iPhone and iPad

The benefits of such an app are numerous. Parents who like their kids to watch YouTube videos without the fear that something inappropriate would pop up, would find this app helpful. YouTube has the best videos online and there are fantastic videos for children. Videos that can provide quick diversions to stressful situations. Kids love watching videos and is something that many parents use to their advantage.

Gube is an iOS App that can be used on your iPhone and iPad. The makers of the App say that all videos that are played through the app have been pre-screened, moderated and curated by parents. Which brings with it the safety that parents offer. The app promises only videos that have been chosen by parents by hand.  If you find videos that you kids like you can also save them to a playlist which can be watched again. Will cost you $ 3.99

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Memo - for password protected sticky notes on your Mac

Image: Memo

Memo is a simple add that is now available at the Mac App Store, with this little app you can write stickers paste it on your desktop and it gets synced with all your devices. With iCloud support once you put up a sticky note on your desktop it will then be synced with all your devices and you can even password protect your notes. This is helpful to help you stay on tasks and keep notes that will ensure you do not forget tasks on hand. 

To start creating memos all you need to do is to launch the app and blank memos will appear. Once you are done editing you can then click outside of the memo and the note stays on your desktop. The can edit the font and color of the memo and once you're done you can click on the close button to delete it. Once a memo is up it shows up on all your iOS devices like your iPhone and iPad. If you do give it a whirl and try it out, do let us know what you think in the comments section below. 
You can download memo from the Mac App Store here

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LogMeIn allows you remote access to your PC via your iPhone, iPad [Free for now]

LogMeIn the App available now on your SmartPhone or PC gives you the ability to remotely login and check out your computer. So with this App you can access, manage and support devices anytime, anywhere. Once the App is downloaded you can then control your MAC or Windows PC from wherever you are. The good thing about the App is that it is free and yes, there is an upgrade version which has a few advanced features  that you can get once you see that this app is useful for you.

How does LogMeIn work?
Once you download the App or the web app, you will then need to sign-up for an account and click on the verification email. Once you are in you get to see the App's home-screen where all connected computers are displayed. You can then gain access to any of the computers and control the mouse and keyboard and even use the logout options. You gain complete access and control of the system. The ability to stream videos however only comes with LogMeIn pro.

So with an cool app like this you can gain access to all your files using your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and edit and make changes on the go. You can remotely access files on your computer and keep working even if you need to travel and are stuck in some place. Quiet a useful little app.

Download LogMeIn for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch here. [Available for free now]
Download for web version available here

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Summly: How does it work

Summly is an iPhone App launched by 16-year-old programmer, Nick D’Aloisio. The mobile app is very simple in it's working. Basically when you search for something on the app you are returned a set of search results that come with an automatic summary. So once you enter a search term the app will fetch you all the results and summarize all of them. So before heading over to the result you get a complete summary of what to find in the article or news-report. According to the folks over at Summly, their technology goes through the search results, highlights important sentences from the source and seek to bring you an exact summary before you open the search result page. 

The app is language-independent and works best with newsarticles and search results written in a very informative way. The way we look at it is that it kind of works like Google's arrows that appear when you hover over search results. You get a preview of the article with your search terms and where they appear. You kind of get a good view of what you are about to view and then decide if you really want to click on that link. Summly is receiving quiet a few good reviews but there are also some who say that the summaries are not all that great and can kind of mix it up a little.

Summly is a free App for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 5. You can download it now and check it out and see if it really is as good as it claims to be. Please leave a comment with your feedback.

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