With the release of iOS 10.3, MacOS 10.12.4, and updated iWork apps, collaboration is now even better. It is now possible to collaborate – work with others – on various iWork documents.
From your iOS device, you can “share” or collaborate with others using iCloud and the iWork apps in real time.
In the iOS iWork document, tap on the 3 dots and select “Collaborate With Others” and choose the way you want to share document. You can “Add People” to collaborate and choose a way to send the invitation to collaborate. You can invite people via Messages, Mail, and other methods.
Make sure you choose “Share Options” which allows you to set the permissions of who can access and what they can do with the document – edit v. read. The options you select determine who can read the shared document as well as who can edit it. Choose the parameters you want.
While working, you can see who you are working with and view changes in real time. PC users can access the documents via a PC web browser.
To read more about collaboration with iWork documents, click here.
iOS 10.3 has just been released. It is a big deal. To download, tap on Settings > Software Update and then download and install. Don’t forget to backup first.
The list of features and abilities as set forth by Apple include:
iOS 10.3 introduces new features including the ability to locate AirPods using Find my iPhone and more ways to use Siri with payment, ride booking and automaker apps.
Find My iPhone
View the current or last known location of your AirPods
Play a sound on one or both AirPods to help you find them
Support for paying and checking status of bills with payment apps
Support for scheduling with ride booking apps
Support for checking car fuel level, lock status, turning on lights and activating horn with automaker apps
Cricket sports scores and statistics for Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council
Shortcuts in the status bar for easy access to last used apps
Apple Music Now Playing screen gives access to Up Next and the currently playing song’s album
Daily curated playlists and new music categories in Apple Music
Other improvements and fixes
Rent once and watch your iTunes movies across your devices
New Settings unified view for your Apple ID account information, settings and devices
Hourly weather in Maps using 3D Touch on the displayed current temperature
Support for searching “parked car” in Maps
Calendar adds the ability to delete an unwanted invite and report it as junk
Home app support to trigger scenes using accessories with switches and buttons
Home app support for accessory battery level status
Podcasts support for 3D Touch and Today widget to access recently updated shows
Podcast shows or episodes are shareable to Messages with full playback support
Fixes an issue that could prevent Maps from displaying your current location after resetting Location & Privacy
VoiceOver stability improvements for Phone, Safari and Mail.
The Apple Store app keeps getting better. Whether you want to order a new device, check on the status of an order, book a genius appointment or get reviews of products, Apple has made this app simple and efficient. It works with your iOS devices and Apple Watch to help you with a personal shopping experience.
If you are in an Apple Store you can scan an item to check the price or purchase it. If you need to look back on orders, you can pull up your history of purchases as well. If you search for upcoming workshops to learn skills with various Apple apps too.
Download the Apple Store app to order, review and keep up with your Apple purchases.
Notes Plus continues to be the go to app for handwriting notes or jotting drawings to get my ideas down quickly. The app was recently updated to improve or fix the following:
User experience improvements and bug fixes:
– Better handle Apple Pencil with small strokes when palm is conflicting with multi-tasking and control center
– Add notebook covers for 2017
– Fix overflowing text bugs in text mode
– Fix crashes with unknown VGA output devices
Update to latest Wacom SDK, now support Wacom’s Bamboo Fineline 3 stylus
If you are looking for a digital app to replicate the hand writing experience with the bonus of searching, text conversion, shape conversion and more, check out Notes Plus.
Work with multiple documents and webpages in a single workspace
• Pull together excerpts from different documents.
• Search across all the documents in a LiquidText workspace.
• Compare documents in parallel.
• Make comments that refer to multiple documents.
Global Keyword Search (Requires iOS 10)
• Search for keywords across all your LiquidText files.
• Search from LiquidText home screen, or from Spotlight.
• Find keywords in title or text of your documents.
► ALL USERS RECEIVE:
• Read and interact with text in a flexible environment
• Compatible with PDF, Word, and PowerPoint documents and web pages
• Import from Dropbox, iCloud Drive, Box, email, and more
• Import content from webpage or send to LiquidText directly from Safari
• Workspace area for writing notes and pulling out excerpts
• Organize and group excerpts and notes
• Tap comments and excerpts to find original source
• Pinch document to compare different sections
• Collapse text to see annotated parts side-by-side
• Collapse text to view search term(s) side-by-side
• Scroll to navigate through pages
• Scrollbar shows where highlights, comments, excerpts, and search results are located
• Highlight text, images, comments, excerpts, and notes
• Add margin notes/comments to text, images, notes, and excerpts
• Comment on two or more selections simultaneously
• Export file as notes only, highlights only, notes and highlights, or entire document with annotations
• Export as LiquidText file, PDF, or DOCX (supported by most word processors)
• Send files by email or to Dropbox, iCloud, Box, and more
LiquidText allows for active highlighting of PDFs and organizing ideas from them.
iScore, an app for tracking baseball games and stats, has had a major UI overhaul. The fixes and improvements include:
– Complete new look for the new year
– Added a 3D “rotate” option when viewing Player Card hit chart under Player Manager
– Player cards have significantly increased functionality
– General usability enhancements throughout
– iPhone now has a “light skin” option for better contrast in the sun
– Support for MLB 2017 rosters
This app is used to track a baseball or softball game. Coaches, parents and fans can keep a detailed record as the game progresses. One of the many benefits is you do not have to know how to use a scorebook. You will need to know a little bit about the game.
Once you enter the plays, you can generate and share stats and a scorebook easily.
Another great feature is the ability to “broadcast” the game to those who cannot be present or to rewatch the game. In the app, go to options and tap on Admin Website. Then, in a browser, go to my.iscorecentral.com. You will be able to enter your user name and password to access the team registration, roster, etc.
From your iOS device, you will be able to send a link to the “live” game and as you enter information, the audience can see the game progress. You can share your game via email and the links will be sent.
To watch the app in action and learn how to use the tools, watch the various iScore Tutorials. Do not wait until a game before you first learn how to use this app. You will get frustrated. A fun way to learn this app is to try watching a game on TV and enter the plays as they take place. This practice will pay off for when you get to the real game.
You can buy several in app purchases like a team website or the 2017 Major League Rosters but, it is not necessary.
As training begins for travel and school baseball, if you want to be the team statistician or have fun broadcasting the game to parents who could not make it, check out iScore.