Best of AppMaven
PC/iPad Tools and Apps that
Deliver on a Shoestring Budget
|2012
Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas | May 22-25, 2012
Overview
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Review and demo free and paid applications
PC and iPad
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Useful for business
development, capture,
and proposal development
stages (and daily life!)
Discuss:
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• Vendor • Similar tools
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PC applications
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Prezi (cloud-based presentation software works
across web, PCs, Macs, mobile devices (with apps))
Evernote (idea, projects, & notes management
across web, PCs, Macs, mobile devices (iOS,
Android, Blackberry, Windows) )
Microsoft OneNote 2010 (planner & note taking
software, capture text, images, & video & audio
notes across PC, web, Windows Phone, iOS,
Android, Symbian)
Dropbox (cloud storage for Windows, Mac, Linux,
iOS, Android, BlackBerry)
= will show iPad version too
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PC applications (cont.)
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Citelighter (cloud-based in-browser research
tool to find content, automatically cite
sources, & provide organizational framework
for writing documents)
Priority Matrix (task management &
prioritization paradigm based on 4-quadrants
method (cloud sync between iPad, iPhone,
Mac, and Windows))
Acronyms Master Pro (acronyms &
abbreviations list generator)
SnagIt 11.0 (screen, text, video capture,
markup, and management utility)
PC applications (cont.)
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NXPowerLite (on-the-fly file compression)
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X1 Professional Client (enterprise-class
desktop search application )
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everystockphoto (search engine for freely
licensed photos)
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Wikimedia Commons (database of
12,597,248 freely usable media files)
PC applications (cont.)
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Creative Commons (CC) Search (search tool
for accessing multiple content search
services)
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Trello (project collaboration tool)
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WinZip ZipSend (large file transmission)
Prezi
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Type: cloud-based presentation software works
across web, PCs, Macs, mobile devices (with apps)
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Vendor: Prezi
Cost: free web-based core features & service with
100MB storage, $59 - $159/year for private and
desktop capabilities
Purposes: presentation hybrid between
whiteboards and slides
Similar tools: MS PowerPoint
Website: http://prezi.com
Prezi
http://prezi.com/x1oi8ioeerty/unboxing/
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Evernote
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Type: idea, projects, & notes management across web, PCs,
Macs, mobile devices (iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows)
Phone 7, WebOS)
Vendor: Evernote
Cost: free (basic), $5/month or $45/year (premium)
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Create text, photo and audio notes
Clip web pages including text, links, and images
Synchronize your notes across your devices
Search for text within snapshots and images
Similar tools: MS OneNote
Website: http://www.evernote.com
Evernote
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Microsoft OneNote 2010
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Type: planner & note taking software, capture text, images, & video &
audio notes across PC, web, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, Symbian
Vendor: Microsoft
Cost: included in most MS Office versions
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Work seamlessly across applications
Discover new ways to organize your information
Quickly file information into the right places
Stay on top of changes to group projects
Gain instant access to your information
Access your notebooks from virtually anywhere
Similar tools: Evernote
Website: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote/meet-onenoteHA101807936.aspx
Microsoft OneNote
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Dropbox
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Type: cloud storage for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android,
BlackBerry
Vendor: Dropbox
Cost: free (2GB), Pro 50 (50GB) $99.99/year, etc.
Purposes: any file saved to Dropbox will automatically save and
sync to all your computers, mobile devices, & Dropbox website
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Constant access to files
Add files to "Favorites" for fast, offline viewing
Easily save photos and videos to your Dropbox.
Share docs & photos with teammates
Save email attachments straight to Dropbox
Similar tools: iCloud
Website: https://www.dropbox.com
Dropbox
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Citelighter
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http://vimeo.com/37037157
Type: cloud-based in-browser research tool to find
content, automatically cite sources, provide
organizational framework for writing documents
Vendor: Citelighter
Cost: free
Purposes: organize research, add notes, create
bibliography, format citations (MLA, Chicago, APA),
export (to MS Word, Google Docs, or email), view
projects
Website: http://www.citelighter.com
Citelighter
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Priority Matrix
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Type: task management/prioritization paradigm based on
4-quadrants method (cloud sync between iPad, iPhone, Mac,
and Windows)
Vendor: Appfluence
Cost: $20 single license/$50 family license
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Plan, track, and organize multiple projects
Organize tasks into 4 customizable quadrants
Track project progress
Use recurring tasks
Cloud sync among platforms and devices
Email project summary & reporting
Similar tools: spreadsheet
Website: http://appfluence.com
Priority Matrix
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Acronyms Master
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Type: acronyms & abbreviations list generator
Distributor: Plimus
Cost: Lite $49, Pro $85, free trial
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Analyze documents
Find acronyms and their abbreviations (meanings)
Generate list of acronyms and abbreviations
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Built-in database of 50,000 acronyms/abbreviations (Pro)
Find & highlight first instance of acronym
Black list/white list/project list support and sharing
“Search the Web” option in results table
Similar tools: Acrowizard
Website: http://acronyms-master.com
Acronyms Master
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Snagit 11
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Type: screen, text, video capture, markup, and management utility
Vendor: TechSmith
Cost: $49.95/person, 30-day free trial version (Windows, Mac) (English,
German, French versions)
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Screen capture utility useful for solutioning, storyboarding, writing, graphics
Take a photo of your computer screen, including long webpages.
Create quick demo videos to share with anyone.
Enhance images with stamps, text, and effects.
Organize your screen captures with easy auto-storing and tagging features.
Share your images and videos to presentations, social media sites, and more.
Similar tools: MWSnap, Windows Snipping Tool (via PC Start menu),
CNTL + PrtScn
Website: http://www.techsmith.com/snagit.html
Snagit
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NXPowerLite
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Type: on-the-fly file compression
Vendor: Neuxpower
Cost: $49.95, free 30-day trial
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Compress MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel,
JPEG, and PDF files by up to 95%
Compress files from within MS Office, or integrate with email client
to compress email attachments automatically as they are sent
Files remain in original format (they look and function identically to
originals, but are much smaller)
Website: http://www.neuxpower.com/products/nxpowerlitedesktop/
NXPowerLite
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X1 Professional Client
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Type: enterprise-class desktop search application
Vendor: X1 Technologies, Inc.
Cost: $49.99, free 14-day trial
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Indexes and searches +500 file types (all major e-mail
clients, local and networked drives, folders, and files)
Finds e-mail messages and attachments, system files and
documents, appointments and calendar entries, contacts,
pictures, music, and Web sites
Suitable for small and large companies, corporate
networks, and individuals
Similar tools: dtSearch, Windows Start Button Search
Website: www.x1.com/products/professional-client
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everystockphoto
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Type: search engine for freely licensed photos
Vendor: Vibrant Software
Cost: free
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Millions of freely licensed photos from many sources
All images are license-specific – most are free to use, under specific
conditions
Free membership allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos
Similar tools: Mike Parkinson’s Top 13 Websites for Low-Cost
Business Graphics article; 24 Hour Company eZine; Lohfeld
Consulting Group News & Knowledge Center and Insights Blog
Website: http://www.everystockphoto.com
everystockphoto
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Wikimedia Commons
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Type: database of 12,597,248 freely usable media files to which
anyone can contribute
Vendor: Wikimedia Foundation
Cost: free
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Media file repository of public domain and freely-licensed educational
media content (photographs, scanned images, diagrams, animations, audio
(e.g. music, spoken dialogue) and video clips) in multiple languages
Copy, use, and modify files freely following terms specified by authors
Searchable and organized by topic, location, type, author, license, and
source
Similar tools: ?
Website: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Wikimedia Commons
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Creative Commons (CC) Search
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Type: search tool for accessing multiple content search services
Vendor: Creative Commons
Cost: free
Purposes: Search the following for images, media, music, videos
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Europeana (media)
Flickr (images)
Fotopedia (images)
Google (web)
Google Images (images)
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Jamendo (music)
Open Clip Art Library (images)
SpinXpress (media)
Wikimedia Commons (media)
YouTube (video)
Similar tools: ?
Website: http://search.creativecommons.org
Creative Commons (CC) Search
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Trello
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Type: project collaboration tool
Vendor: Fog Creek Software
Cost: free
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Organizes your projects into boards
Provides at-a-glance project status
Works on just about any device…smartphones, tablets, laptops – point
browser to trello.com
Nothing to install or update
Use for event planning, software development, to-do lists, tracking
writing assignments, recruiting, consulting management, sales,
customer support
Similar tools: ?
Website: https://trello.com
Trello
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WinZip ZipSend
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Type: large file transmission
Vendor: WinZip
Cost: free
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Send large files (up to 50MB) free
Works behind the scenes with Microsoft Outlook,
Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, & Hotmail
Similar tools: ?
Website: https://zipsend.com
WinZip Send
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Your PC favorites?
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Share your favorite productivity apps
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TweetChat
Tablet
SnapIt
Print Tree
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iPad apps
We’ll review AppMaven’s favorite iPad apps in these categories:
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Productivity
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(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itUMO7VLl0M&fe
ature=related)
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Note taking, meeting
management
File download, storage,
search, compress
Browsers, search
Book readers,
library books
Magazines
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Reference
Utilities
App reviews, discovery
Maps, travel, dining
Drawing, photos, color
management, fonts
Social media, blogging
Entertainment
News
Games
Get AppMaven’s list of 300+ favorite iPad apps at
www.LohfeldConsulting.com
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iPad apps – productivity
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CloudOn (MS Office in the cloud), free
iThoughts HD (mindmapping), $7.99
Priority Matrix (project planning/schedule
management tool), $3.99
iAnnotate PDF (PDF reader/organizer with
annotation capability), $9.99
PDF Expert – Fill forms, annotate PDFs
(PDF reader/organizer with annotation
capability), $9.99
iPad apps – productivity (cont.)
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Microsoft OneNote for iPad (note-taking),
free
Evernote (note-taking, project mgmt), free
MemClip (web clipping to Evernote), $1.99
Skitch for iPad (mark up photos,
screenshots, maps, and webpages), free
Whiteboard Share (capture and share
whiteboard discussions), iPhone, free
Prezi Viewer (Prezi viewer and editor), free
iPad apps – productivity (cont.)
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Drop It Off (Shipping resource locator),
$1.99
Slideshark: PowerPoint Presentations on
the iPad (PowerPoint converter), free
X1 Mobile Search (search PC or Mac), free
Teambox HD (task management and project
collaboration), free
SG Project (project schedule management),
$9.99
iPad apps – productivity (cont.)
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Pomodoro App for iPad (time management),
$5.99
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Index Card (organize thoughts, storyboards),
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Mindjet for iPad (mindmapping), free
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Soundcloud (royalty free music), free
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Instaviz (diagram & flowchart sketching),
$9.99
iPad apps – note taking
& meeting mgmt
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Notes (note taking), iPad built-in
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Notebooks for iPad (note taking), $8.99
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Penultimate (handwritten notes), $1.99
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Simplenote (note taking that syncs to
cloud), free ($19.99 premium)
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MagicalPad (outlining, mindmapping, note
taking), $.99 (80% off sale)
iPad apps – file management
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Filer (manage, view, and share files;
extract files), $3.99
Dropbox (sync and share files online and
across computers), free
X1 Mobile Search (search email,
attachments, & docs on desktop), free
GotoMyPC (connect to PC remotely), free
app (requires GoToMyPC subscription)
WinZip (open zip or RAR files), free
iPad apps – browsers/search
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Google Search (image recognition
searching, voice search), free
Firefox Home (syncs Firefox desktop
history, bookmarks and open tabs), free
Photon Flash Player Browser for iPad
(view Flash apps/web pages), $4.99
Puffin Web Browser (view Flash
apps/web pages), $2.99
iPad apps – book readers,
library books
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Kindle (ereader, online bookstore), free
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Nook (ereader, online bookstore), free
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Bluefire Reader (read Adobe DRM ebooks
and library books, online bookstore), free
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OverDrive Media Console – Library eBooks
and Audiobooks (borrow library books),
free
iPad apps – magazines
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Zinio (magazine newsstand and reader),
free, (charge for magazines, some available
for free)
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Newsstand (magazine newsstand and
reader), iPad built in
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Magazine apps (SpinKnit, Colorways),
generally free apps with paid subscriptions
or individual issues
iPad apps – reference
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EasyBib, for iPad (create MLA, APA, Chicago style
citations), free
Encyclopaedia Britannica (complete Encyclopaedia
Britannica), free app ($1.99/month subscription)
Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus, $24.99
WolframAlpha (expert knowledge and
computation), $2.99
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia (CDE) (Computer
concepts and terminology), iPad/iPhone/PC, $4.99
Wiki Offline – A Wikipedia Experience (offline full
text of all Wikipedia articles), $9.99
iPad apps – utilities
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Digits Calculator for iPad + iPhone (correctable
calculator), $1.99
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Converter for iPad (unit and currency converter),
$.99
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ParkBuddy (parking spot locator), $.99
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Nightstand Central for iPad (clock, alarm, lullaby,
white noise, weather, wallpaper), $2.99
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1TapAlarm (timer, reminder), $1.99
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Cox Mobile Connect (manage phones, VM, TV, DVR,
etc.), free
iPad apps – app reviews, discovery
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AppAdvice (advice and reviews of apps and
info about iDevices), $1.99
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Appolicious (advice and reviews of
applications and info about iDevices), free
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Discovr apps (discover new apps), $1.99
iPad apps – maps, travel, dining
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ZAGAT (dining guide), $9.99/year
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Urbanspoon for iPad (dining guide), free
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TripIt (travel info consolidator), free
(pro subscription is $48.99/year)
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Wx for iPad (weather forecast – U.S.), $3.99
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WeightWatchers Mobile/WW Scan/WW Kitchen
(online weight/activity tracking), free (paid
subscription)
iPad apps – photos
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iPhoto (organize & edit photos), $4.99
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Photo-Sort for iPad (organize photos &
videos), $1.99
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PhotoShop (PS) Express (photo editing),
free (in-app purchases)
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PhotoPad by Zagg (photo editing), free
iPad apps – drawing, color, fonts
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Color Expert (color swatch selection, color
palette development), (iPhone), $9.99
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Colors by number (color schemes), $1.99
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iDraw (vector-based drawing/illustration),
$8.99
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Fonts! (view all fonts on iPad), free
iPad-compatible fonts
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Academy Engraved LET
American Typewriter
Apple Color Emoji
Apple SD Gothic
ArialMT
Arial Hebrew
Arial Rounded MT Bold
Bangla Sangam MN
Baskerville
Bodoni 72
Bodoni 72 Oldstyle
Bodoni 72 Smallcaps
Bodoni Ornaments
Bradley Hand
Chalkboard SE
Chalkduster
Cochin
Copperplate
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Courier
Courier New
DB LCD Temp
Devanagari Sangam MN
Didot
Euphemia UCAS
Futura-Medium
Geeza Pro
Georgia
Gill Sans
Gujarati Sangam MN
Gurmukhi MN
Heiti SC
Heiti TC
Helvetica
Helvetica Neue
Hiragino Kaku Gothic ProN
Hiragino Mincho ProN
Hoefler Text
Kailasa
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Kannada Sangam MN
Malayalam Sangam MN
Marion
Marker Felt
Noteworthy
Optima
Oriya Sangam MN
Palatino
Papyrus
Party LET
Sinhala Sangam MN
Snell Roundhand
Tamil Sangam MN
Telugu Sangam MN
Thonburi
Times New Roman
Trebuchet MS
Verdana
Zapf Dingbats
Zapfino
iPad apps – social media and blogging
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MyPad – for Facebook & Twitter (multi-user
Facebook & Twitter interface), free (sale)
HootSuite for Twitter (send and schedule
Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare
updates), free
APMP (APMP social media, mobile feed,
profile, messaging, connections, search),
iPhone, free
Feeddler RSS Reader for iPad and iPhone
(RSS reader), free
iPad apps – entertainment
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PBS for iPad (PBS programs), free
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Netflix (movies and TV shows), free (paid
subscription)
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TED (+700 TEDTalk videos – entire
collection), free
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iTunes U (take courses for free), free
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Discovr Movies (find new movies), $1.99
iPad apps – news
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CNN App for iPad (live and breaking news
and videos), free
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USA Today (24/7 print news), free
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AP Mobile (local & global news from AP),
free
iPad apps – favorite games
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Angry Birds – multiple versions (fling birds at
pigs), free-$2.99 depending on version
The Treasures of Montezuma (matching),
$4.99
Monopoly, $9.99
Scrabble, $9.99
Shrek Karting (driving game), $4.99
Venice Mystery (puzzle game), $1.99
Air Hockey, $.99
Pictureka! (picture search), $4.99
Conclusion
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Bonus – LifeHacker.com
Questions?
Your favorites?
Beth Wingate, AF.APMP
APMP 2012 COO
Managing Director
Lohfeld Consulting Group, Inc.
12202 Fox Hunter Place, Fairfax, VA 22030
Office: 703.266.2653
Cell: 703.638.2433
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.LohfeldConsulting.com
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PO Box 77272
Washington, DC 20013-7272
Phone: (202) 450-2549
www.apmp.org
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Additional PC tools of interest
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Be sure to take a look at these
handy PC tools from AppMaven’s
2010 – 2011 APMP presentations
PPTools Image Export
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Type: MS PowerPoint high-res image extraction
Vendor: Rindsberg Photography, Inc. (PPTools)
Cost: $29.95
Purposes:
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Control image export size and name
Exports as GIF, JPG, PNG, WMF, EMF, and TIFF
Exports one slide, selected slides, or entire presentation
Eliminates text jaggies when saving images from
MS PowerPoint 2002 and later
Allows customer image names/numbers
Allows image size selection
Supports pre-press repro size and line screen specification
Website: www.pptools.com/index.html
PPTools Image Export
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Wordman Hiliter
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Type: MS Word add-in
Vendor: Wordman
Cost: $50
Purposes:
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Wordman's Hiliter – concurrently check for
multiple words and phrase, each with a different
highlight color and search criteria (great for
annotating an RFP)
Website: www.iamwordman.com
WordMan Hiliter
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AcroWizard 2.1
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Type: Acronym manager/finder/list generator
Vendor: Anvil Logic, Inc.
Website: www.anvillogic.com/products/
Cost: $79.99/person (free fully functional evaluation
version)
Purpose:
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Analyze document and build accurate table of acronyms in
seconds
Find acronym definitions
Show if acronym is defined in document and defined at first use
• Include this information in resulting table of acronyms
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Similar tools:
Proposal phase(s): All
AcroWizard 2.1
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ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0
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Type: PDF converter
Vendor: ABBYY
Website: http://pdftransformer.abbyy.com/
Cost:
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$79.99/person
15-day/50-page free trial
Intuitive, versatile, multilingual tool converts any type of PDF into editable
formats with original layout and formatting retained
Create PDFs directly from MS Office applications with one click
Combine multiple files from different sources into one PDF
Adjust PDF, redact sensitive information, add stamps, turn files to searchable
and protected PDF documents, or turn them into PDF/A format
Similar tools: PrimoPDF Converter
Proposal phase(s): Solutioning, research, RFP review, storyboarding, writing
ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0
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PrimoPDF Converter
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Type: PDF converter
Vendor: Nitro PDF, Inc.
Website: www.primopdf.com/index.aspx
Cost: free
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CNET® Download.com "Top 30,” #1 ranked "PDF Software" utility on Download.com
PDF creation utility that enables printing to PDF from virtually any Windows application
World's most widely-used free PDF creation tool
One-click, drag-and-drop PDF creation
Create PDF files that can be opened in any PDF viewer
Convert 300+ file types to PDF
Protect and encrypt information with strong password-based PDF security
Set PDF metadata
Similar tools: ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0
Proposal phase(s): Solutioning, research, RFP review, storyboarding, writing
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MindManager 2012
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Type: Mindmapping
Vendor: MindJet
Cost: $349/person, free 30-day trial (iPad, iPhone, PC,
Android)
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Solutioning, RFP review, storyboarding, writing, meetings
Visually organize and manage information, people and projects
Improve work processes—visually document best practices
Brainstorm and document meeting minutes/actions
Templates included with product and downloadable
from website
Website: www.mindjet.com
Similar tools: FreeMind, iMindMap, Inspiration,
Compendium, Freeplane, XMind
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