Some people just want the simplest possible tool for the job. When it comes to tracking your time, Track – Simple Time Tracking & Invoicing is that simple tool.
With Track, you can start tracking your time in less than a few seconds. You simply create a task, start it, and let the timer run until you are finished.
Most other tools would make you:
- Create an account
- Setup projects
- Setup task categories
- Manage clients
- Figure out an hourly rate
Track is unique because it lets you get down to business right away. It doesn’t want to sign you up for some spammy email list, and it doesn’t care about your street address or grandmother’s friends. Track is a simple tool that helps you stay productive.
The most widely used email client on iOS is the default Apple Mail app. Sure there are other email apps out there that are much more feature rich and great to use. However, the masses typically go with default programs that come pre-installed in their devices. In addition, if you aren’t the type of user who dives down deep into your settings, you generally miss out on some clever, helpful little tips on occasion. This is one of them. Did your know that in Apple Mail you can add additional mailboxes and personalize your views to show only the mailboxes and sub mailboxes you’d like to see? Surprisingly, I was unaware of this feature and accidentally stumbled across it one day.
In order to add or edit mailboxes start by opening the mail app and selecting “edit” in the upper right corner. Once you do this you will see a collection of new mailbox that can be added to, or replace any of your current mailbox views. These can be supplemental, or organized in the order and preference you choose.
The last time I wrote about Apple Notes was in early July. I wrote that post to try and balance out all of the very strongly-worded posts about dumping Evernote and jumping to Apple Notes, the newest free note-taking solution that synced across all Apple devices.
I can see why most people don’t want to have to pay for a Notes solution, so moving from Evernote to Apple Notes seems like a very easy switch. However, I was wary of fully committing to Apple’s service because there doesn’t seem to be any easy way of getting your data out of the service in a meaningful way. You can get plain text notes to export from Apple Notes…but that’s about it. All the pictures, rich URLs, media, and any files you’ve attached to your notes…those can’t be exported en masse or imported into any other service at this time.
Despite all of that, I decided to give Apple Notes another solid try for the past month and a half.
Today’s featured deal is a two-part bundle, that is perfect for anyone who needs help storing all their passwords in a secure location ready to use when you need them. Dashlane allows you to import passwords from browsers to an extremely secure, intuitive interface. Hotspot Shield dramatically protects your data by keeping it encrypted and secured on a private network. For a limited time you can purchase Dashlane Premium & Hotspot Shield Elite VPN Bundle at a savings of 61% off. It’s a great deal that will run you only $69.99 – instead of the standard price of $179.89. Here’s some info about Dashlane & Hotspot Shield Elite and how you can take advantage of this deal while it lasts…
I can’t believe they’re calling Ulysses 2.6 a dot update. Adding WordPress publishing, Dropbox sync, and universal search feel like much more than that. And, they even had the nerve to add Typewriter scrolling, which was my #1 feature request ever since Ulysses made it to the iPad. Am I happy with this Ulysses update? No. I’m ecstatic.
Here, let’s talk about why.
Tell me if this sounds familiar to you–you’re working on your laptop and you wish you had just a little more real-estate on your screen. Having another window open can go a long way unmaking you more productive. Maybe it’s your email–maybe you are a heavy Twitter user, and you like to keep the app open and active, or perhaps you want the extra screen for a FaceTime or Skype call. Whatever the reason, there aren’t too many functional and affordable options out there to choose from.
While searching for options, I came accross the Mountie from the folks at Ten 1 design. Not only was it pretty much exactly what I was looking for, but the minimalistic design and affordable price tag were icing on the cake. Available in both green and blue, the Mountie offers a convenient and easy way to add an additional monitor to your MacBook or PC without adding unwanted bulk to your set-up.
Today’s featured deal is perfect for anyone who needs a fast and seamless way to edit PDF’s on their Mac. With PDFpen from the great folks at Smile Software, you can edit, export, scan and electronically sign a document. In addition, you can synch your PDF’s with Dropbox so they are available on both your iPad and iPhone. For a limited time you can purchase PDFpen at a savings of 50% off. It’s a great deal that will run you only $37 – instead of the standard price of $74.95. Here’s some info about PDFpen and how you can take advantage of this deal while it lasts…
PDFpen has everything you need to power your productivity with seamless PDF editing. Fill out forms, electronically sign documents, change text, and more without needing the original document. You won’t find a better price on the market for a quality PDF editor–now is the time to add PDFpen to your Mac app toolkit.
- Add text, images, signatures & markup to your PDFs
- Scan or take a photo of text, and PDFpen’s OCR tool will turn it into completely editable text (copy, paste, search, etc.)
- Make changes & corrections in the original text of a PDF
- Store PDFs in the Cloud & edit wherever you are
- Export PDFs to Microsoft® Word format, which also open in Pages
- Block, redact or erase sensitive information
- Store frequently-used signatures & images for reuse
- Use Dropbox to sync w/ PDFpen for iPad & iPhone
- Proofread OCR text from scanned documents
- Search & replace text
To see more details, and to place an order, visit this iPad Insight Deals page.
It actually never felt completely natural for me to hold an iPad up in bed to read because it felt too heavy to hold. Only the iPad mini 2 (around 0.75 lbs.) ever reached that weight threshold that felt forgettably light. But one way I’ve worked around that with the heavier iPad Pro (1.5 lbs.) has been to rest the entire device on my chest in portrait mode, for comfortable evening reading. I scroll so that text is always on the top third of the page, and there’s very little fatigue because I’m just angling the iPad, not holding it.
However, because I now use the iPad Pro in bed so often, I’ve run into another issue: it’s downright difficult to type on when you’re using the iPad in portrait mode. You definitely won’t write long messages (fair), but it’s not even suited for quick messages or URL in Safari.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Siri? A dictation assistant? A way to get help with directions? Someone to talk to and ask all sorts of ridiculous questions? Well, turns out, she is all that and so much more. When Apple introduced the “Hey Siri” feature in iOS 9 it increased the popularity of the service and made it a more personable interaction–as if you were having a conversation with a friend.
I have to admit, I’m a little old fashioned. I never have really taken full advantage of Hey Siri. Instead, most of the time I choose to physically interact with my phone rather than use voice commands to initiate actions. Perhaps it’s because I never took the time to discover all that Siri can do. When you launch Siri on your iOS device, but don’t initiate any dialogue right away, Apple pages through a series of lists that contain popular use cases. That’s good and well, but how useful is that for the average user–and will you really remember them in the future presented this way? Probably not.
Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.
Our picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every week. Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.
This week’s pick is Dunkers by Colin Lane. I stumbled across this game on Facebook this afternoon, and was immediately sucked into the charming 8 bit graphics, amusing theme music and crazy addictive gameplay.
Today’s featured deal is perfect for anyone who needs a fast and convenient way to charge their iPad, but who doesn’t want to worry about tangled cords getting in the way. The Titan Travel MFi-Certified Lightning Cable is a convenient option for those times when you need an extended charging solution. For a limited time you can purchase your own Titan Travel Cable at a savings of 24% off. It’s a great deal that will run you only $22.49 – instead of the standard price of $29.95. Here’s some info about The Titan Travel Cable and how you can take advantage of this deal while it lasts…
Life moves pretty fast, if your charging cable snags, wears, or tangles, you’re gonna miss it. Titan Travel charging cables are built tough and designed never to tangle. Two layers of flexible, high-strength steel protect your industrial-grade cabling so anywhere you go, you’ll know your charging cable is up to the challenge.
- Keep your devices safe w/ MFi certification
- Loop to your keychain, belt loop, bag, etc.
- Easily extend to your USB port & plug in
- Enjoy durability of industrial strength steel
- Avoid dealing w/ frayed ends & damaged connector housings
- Carry in your backpack, briefcase or purse w/o taking up too much space
To see more details, and to place an order, visit this iPad Insight Deals page.