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Apps We Love: Fetch.io

Apps We Love: Fetch.io

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How is it different? There are a myriad programs and services for streaming and most of them are very similar; a simple platform for downloading torrents from a catalogue of third party sources. Fetch.io differs in that it automatically extracts files into a form of cloud storage so that they are instantly available to be streamed from the Fetch.io website. What are the benefits? Fetch.io supports all of the popular download sites such as MediaFire, Rapidshare and even protocols such as Bittorrent. It allows you to download from multiple sources, meaning that you are likely to get faster download speeds…

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This Is How We Do It: Travelling with the iPhone

This Is How We Do It: Travelling with the iPhone

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Why? I am currently on vacation with my family in Maui and this has given me a great chance to try out some of the wide range of travel apps that are available with the iPhone. Paradoxically all holidays have stressful parts, for example getting good transport from the airport and finding things to do once you’ve arrived where you’re staying. Here is a brief description of how iPhone apps have helped things flow more smoothly.    How?  I found my flight with the ‘search one and done’ service provided by Kayak. Kayak is essentially a price comparison site, but…

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Apps We Love: LetterMeLater.com

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The Lowdown App Name: LetterMeLater.com Platform: Web Cost: Free unless you have crazy scheduling needs What Does It Do? It sends emails in the future! LetterMeLater.com is a simple way to schedule an email to someone (even yourself) at a future date. Just go to the website, create an account and register all of the email addresses you would like to use with the service. After that, you have two options: Use their web based editor (which looks just like a standard webmail client as you can see in the picture above). Send an email to me@lettermelater.com and include the…

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Apps We Love: Skitch – A Camera for Your Computer Screen

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The Lowdown App Name: Skitch Platform: OS X Cost: Free or $14.95 for Skitch Plus What Does It Do? Skitch is an amazing screen capture tool that feels like a camera for your computer screen. Watch the video above, and you will understand it immediately. I have been using Skitch since the beta started over a year ago, and now that it has reached v1.0, I thought it was time to share it with our readers. I love Skitch because it makes it dead simple to take a picture of anything on my screen (or my iSight camera), add notes…

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Apps We Love: Air Display

Apps We Love: Air Display

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The Lowdown App Name: Air DisplayPlatform: iPhone/iPad paired with OS X/WindowsCost: $9.99 What Does It Do? Air Display is one my favorite new additions to my mobile office. Air Display is a universal application for the iPhone/iPad that pairs with a small application on your desktop (OS X and Windows). It turns your iPad or iPhone into an additional, wireless display for your computer. The best part, touch works! It’s especially great for applications like Photoshop where you can put your tool palettes on the second monitor and just tap them. It also works pretty well for basic drawing tasks….

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Apps We Love: Captio

Apps We Love: Captio

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The Lowdown App Name: Captio Platform: iPhone Cost: $0.99 What Does It Do? Do you ever find yourself opening Mail on your phone and sending yourself an email for something you want to remember or deal with later? I do. Ideally, you should be filing your thoughts in your external brain and your to dos in your task management application. Sometimes though, you only have a few seconds to write down something that you would like to think about later. In this situation you want to open your phone, type in the thought and send it off as quickly as…

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This Is How We Do It: Executing Contracts and Invoicing

This Is How We Do It: Executing Contracts and Invoicing

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Story One of the last bastions of being free from a desktop computer was the ability to give clients proposals, execute those proposals and other contracts, and then invoice those clients from anywhere in the world. Using a few iphone apps I am now able to do all of these things right from my phone. Ingredients I’ve accomplished this task with three wonderful iphone apps. Genius Scan, Invoice2Go, and Zosh work in conjunction to streamline the whole process. It all starts with Genius Scan, which basically turns your iphone into a scanner. You hold it over a document and snap…

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