I literally dread sending emails via my phone. Whether it’s via hotmail or gmail (I foolishly operate both, doubling the margin for error), I hate sending mail on the go. There’s too much that can go wrong! One wayward slide of a finger and off it goes (as the actress said to the bishop), half-formed, delivered to the wrong person, or replied to all when you intended singular. Not to mention, with all the clutter that piles up onscreen, it’s tough to navigate, especially if the person you’re talking with has a penchant for extravagant signatures or a tendency to ‘over-mail’. If you feel the same, allow me to introduce you to MailWise, a smart little app that helps you streamline your email accounts into one handy interface. It’s free, and it’s out now for Android.
Wouldn’t it be great if the online world was a little more straightforward? There’s so much to contend with these days, so much information flowing around, so much stuff to engage with, that it can all get too much. Especially if you’re attempting to promote yourself somehow via social media (there’s a debate to be had there, as social media itself is almost exclusively a self-promotional tool, whether you acknowledge it or not…), the options can seem intimidating. You need to reach as many people as possible, and to do that, you have to have about ten different plates in the air. Enter SocialPoint, a social media streamlining app that empowers you to stay connected; but only on your own terms. Recently updated to a shiny new interface, it’s free and out now for iOS and Android.
How many people across the world have access to your mobile data right now? How many hours have you been active on the internet in your life? What have you said, what have you inferred, sent, searched for, looked up, read about, downloaded? And what could it mean taken out of context? It’s a sobering thought, and one that is becoming more prevalent for a lot of people in the wake of several high-profile hacking scandals. On the other hand, you don’t want to stop using the glorious mobile messaging system do you? Whoever your provider, it’s far too free and convenient. Here’s a new kid on block that solves both those problems. It’s entirely free and entirely secure. It’s called Oozzat!?, it’s brand new and it’s out now for iOS and Android.
A detective in one of my favourite films Memories of Murder (2003, South Korea, look it up) has a mantra he repeats many times during the narrative; ‘documents never lie’. Which, despite the brilliance of the film, is not entirely true; a more applicable saying would be ‘a trail of documents from corroborative sources never lie’. When it comes to cars, one of the most utilised real life applications in existence, it makes a whole lot of sense to have a paper trail backing up the word of mouth history; especially so when it comes to selling cars. Think about it; many people use cars every single day. If you were buying one, you’d want to know it’d been treated right, right? This is where a new app called AUTOsist comes in mighty handy. It’s free, it’s hassle-free, and it’s out now for iOS and Android.
The PDF is undoubtedly a tricky format to manage. Great for reading. Appalling to work with. Have you ever tried to copy one of those bad boys into MS Word? There’s a host of online programs, some dodgier than others, that switch, change up, annotate and send out your PDF into anything you want it to be, and vice-versa, but none of those ever seem to turn out quite right, at least for me. I’d never tried to work with PDFs on my iPhone; the process seemed too daunting, full of potential changing ratios and missing notes. But there’s a widely successful PDF reader and annotator that you won’t find on your desktop computer; it’s called GoodReader, and it’s available exclusively for iOS.