Allison Sheridan from podfeet.com gave a fantastic presentation at Macworld on productivity apps and tools for iPhone and iPad. Here are the 10 top tips from her presentation.
Her favorite mind-mapping software. Allows you to export lots of different ways, so you can do your mind mapping on the iPad and then have it on your computer when you need it.
2. SimpleNote, free
Simple note-taking software, just like its name says. Can sync with their web app. To sync SimpleNote directly with your Mac, use the nvAlt app for Mac.
3. Notability, $2
More sophisticated note-taking app that allows you to collect audio recordings of presentations, and to scribble or type your notes. Plus it has a hand guard you can raise up, so that your wrist doesn’t get in the way of your note-taking.
4. Captio, $2
Quickly send yourself an email to remind yourself about something. You don’t have to put in a subject, or the email address–just type the simple note to yourself and that’s it. Way faster than composing a full email.
5. Time Scroller, $2
Very sophisticated time zone app. Yes it’s super easy to know what time it is right now in different countries around the world–but this app can help you figure out the best time to schedule a meeting with 5 people in 5 countries, at a time that is optimally convenient for everyone. You can also put people’s names into time zones, so you don’t need to remember who is where.
6. TripIt, free
Organize all your travel with this simple app.
7. Air Display
Make your iPad into a second display screen for your Mac.
8. Apple Reminders, free
Easy way to create reminders that sync with your Mac. Also works with Siri, which is a big plus for quickly adding reminders.
Log into your home computer from your iPad.