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Together Mobile Updated

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Together Mobile is an app that allows you to collect, store and organize notes, documents, images, movies, sounds, web pages and more. It’s sort of an electronic scrap book.

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The app allows you to create labels, ratings and otherwise group bits of information to help the information be organized and found.

It has been updated to version 1.2.1 that addressed the following:

– Fixed misaligned switches in some settings and info views on iOS 8.3.
– On iPad, the group and item info popovers are now sized correctly.
– In portrait mode on iPad, the sidebar no longer overlays the compose sheet when creating new items.
– Fixed a problem of an alert appearing with no cancel button when saving the library.
– Added information about using the Share extension to the Welcome note.
– Fixed a problem where duplicate Welcome to Together files could be created in iCloud Drive.

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The iOS version of this app syncs with the Mac version of Together via iCloud. Support questions are addressed on the Together support page.

Workflow Automation

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Workflow is a unique app that allows you to build or connect steps between apps and actions to automate the way you work with your device.

You can even create your “own apps” and share them with others.

Create useful extensions that can plug into other apps. The app comes with built in actions for your device and many of your favorite apps.

There are over 200 actions for you to access and use. You can see how the Apple Watch version of the app works from this page.

Learn more from the developer’s FAQ page.

This app is not for everyone. But, if you are constantly wishing you could cut out steps in a workflow process you frequently perform, Workflow may be for you.

 

PDFpen Scan+ Updated

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PDFPen Scan+ has been updated. The update includes the following fix:

• Fixes problem with Scan+ not appearing in Settings–Privacy–Camera to enable the camera

PDFPen Scan+ allows you to use your iPhone or iPad to scan and OCR multi-page documents to create searchable PDFs. Scan directly with your iPhone or iPad camera. The app detects and crops each page automatically in-camera. You can export to iCloud, Dropbox, Email, and share PDF documents.

The app allows you to:
* Scan and OCR on your iPhone or iPad with the power you’d expect from a desktop computer
* Scan documents, articles, receipts, business cards, recipes, and more
* Extract text from scans using OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
* Share PDFs of scans with full OCR text via email and popular Cloud services, including Dropbox and Evernote

You can visit the developer’s video page to learn more.

One Drive Apple Watch Update

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Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storarge for files and photos has been updated for the iPad. This cloud storage service gives you free online storage for personal files and access from your iOS device, computer (Mac or PC) and other compatible devices.

OneDrive for Business, provides storage for your work files to share and collaborate with other people at your work or school.OneDrive Screenshot

The latest update allows the app to work with the Apple Watch better. You can read and learn more about iOS issues from the OneDrive for iOS FAQ page.

Everything Changes with iPad Campaign

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Apple is continuing to push and adjust its marketing of the iPad. The latest iteration involves showing the iPad in use by many different people, in many different situations throughout the world. The idea being that the iPad can be used in business, at home, in school, wherever you may need it.

You can watch and learn more about the options available from the Change Everything Apple site.

Ideas for using the iPad to cook, learn, in small business, with travel, redecorating and more are available to explore on the dedicated site.

 

Pixelmator for iPad Price Drop

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Pixelmator for iPad has dropped in price to $4.99 from $9.99. It is not sure how long that price will remain.

Pixelmator Paint Tool

Pixelmator is a powerful image editor that helps you created, edit and enhance images and works seamlessly with the Mac.

If you have been looking for a tool to use on your iPad to help, you may want to consider this app. You can learn more about the app from the developer’s website.

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The developer describes the app as follows:

Pixelmator takes full advantage of the latest iOS technologies, giving you speedy and powerful tools that let you touch up and enhance images, draw or paint, apply dazzling effects, or create advanced composition amazingly simple. Once your images are ready, share them to celebrate your work with the whole world.

Creative tools
• Get started with dozens of beautifully designed templates
• Enrich photos with an effect, a frame, or create gorgeous collages
• Add a word, phrase, or caption
• Make the text look beautiful with advanced typography features
• Easily add, create, combine, and edit shapes
• Effortlessly apply shadows, fills, and strokes

Powerful and full-featured painting tools
• Paint with Pixelmator as you would on canvas
• Choose from realistic to stylized brushes of all sizes and shapes
• Use different brush sizes and adjust the stroke opacity

Professional-grade color correction tools
• Dramatically improve less-than-perfect images with a single tap or swipe
• Choose from eight different color correction presets
• Adjust levels, curves, brightness, contrast, and much more
• Remove color cast and set the right white balance
• Designed with friendly interface features for intuitive ease of use

Retouching tools
• Correct wrinkles and repair scratches
• Make flaws vanish from your photos, remove or re-arrange objects in a composition
• Blur, sharpen, lighten, or darken specific areas
• Get rid of the red eye effect with just one click
• Distort or transform to subtly improve or give images a completely unexpected look
• Combine different tools and effects for an endless number of ways to refine your images

A real effects machine
• Loaded with dozens of breathtaking effects you can play with
• Give your pictures a stunning, retro-artistically illuminated look with Light Leaks
• Take full control over the image colors with Hue and Saturation
• Create charming and authentic-looking pictures of days gone by with Vintage effect
• Liven up your photos with some sparkling Bokeh lights
• Convert images into perfectly toned black and white
• Use more gorgeous effects for more amazing pictures
• Combine different effects for unique, near-effortless artistic creations

Advanced image editing with layers and selections
Pixelmator is a complete layer-based editor
• Quickly and easily select any part of an image
• Edit and apply special effects to portions of your pictures
• Select and remove unwanted elements
• Cut and place objects from one image to another

Layer Styles
• Instantly customize the look of your images, text, and shapes right when you create them
• Easily add non-destructive layer styles like shadows, outlines, color, gradient fills, and much more
• Change the layer style at whim until you get the look you’re after

Compatibility
• Open and save images using PSD, JPEG, PNG, PDF, and many other popular formats
• Open and save Photoshop images with layers
• Send your images directly to the Photos app
• Store and access images in iCloud Drive to open with other apps

iCloud and Sharing
• Let iCloud automatically store your edited images and seamlessly take your work to all your devices
• You can completely skip the manual saving of your documents thanks to Auto Save
• Email your photos right from Pixelmator
• Publish your images to social applications like Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook

Built exclusively for iPad
Pixelmator is meticulously thought through and created from the ground up for iOS 8 and iPad. Designed to take advantage of iOS 8 features and technologies. And engineered to leverage the full power of 64-bit architecture, ARC, Grand Central Dispatch, OpenGL ES, Core Image, and Core Animation to deliver state-of-the-art performance and responsiveness.

Note Taking Apps Updated and Discounted

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Two great note taking apps, NotesPlus and UPad3 have been updated.

Both apps allow you to write on your iPad like you were taking notes on a piece of paper and offer a variety of additional features to help you organize, store and share your notes.

NotePlus has the ability to not only take notes in a variety of styles, including with your finger or stylus but also with a keyboard. The app was recently updated and is on sale. “40% off for a limited time – now with Handwriting Recognition included.”

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You can also record audio while you take notes.

One of the best features, included with the app is the ability to translate your handwriting into recognizable typed text.

You can watch version 4 in action here.

 

UPAD3 has been upgraded from version 2 to work better with iOS8. It is on sale for 50% off to celebrate the introduction.

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Not only can you write out notes, but you can mark up PDFs, draw shapes and add various pen colors to help capture your thoughts. You can even download a variety of paper templates to use.

An older Youtube video of the app in action appears below.

 

If you are looking for note taking apps, consider NotesPlus or UPAD3.

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