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Mind Node Update


MindNode 4 is my go to mind mapping app. One of the reasons it is great is because of the ability to sync between the MindNode Mac version and the iOS version. This allows me to work on my mind maps whether I’m in front of my computer or on the go.

The latest update adds the following:

• Fixes importing documents from Files.app
• Allow to import text files from in-app document browser

If you are wondering about what Mind Mapping is or how to use MindNode, check the below video from MindNode.

The developer has announced that MindNode 5 is coming with some new features like Top-Down-Layout and orthogonal branches.

 

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Apple Special Event Today


Today, September 12 at 10 a.m. PDT, you can watch the keynote presentation where it is widely believed the new iPhone X will be introduced. Along with the new iPhone, there may be some new information about when the new iOS will be available. There may also be some news about any new or updated hardware for devices like the iPad.

You can watch the presentation livet here.

While waiting, you can learn more about iOS 11 here.

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DocReviewPad – Review and Produce Documents for Litigation


DocReviewPad is designed to help you organize and review your documents for use in litigation or other legal matters.

The app allows you to import documents, assign Bates numbers, add sticky notes, tag and create issue codes.

To see this and other Lit Software litigation software for the iPad, check out their various videos on their Vimeo page.

You can purchase the ultimate litigation bundle which includes TrialPad and TranscriptPad as well from here.

This latest update to DocReviewPad addresses or adds the following:

==== NEW ====
• Added iOS 11 compatibility.
• Added Entire Document and Current Page icons for more intuitive Issue Code assignment.
• Updated User Guide under Help > User Guide.

==== IMPROVED ====
• Updated Dropbox API.
• Bates numbers alignment after export to TrialPad.
• UI color adjustments.
• UI feedback improvements.

==== FIXED ====
• Issue with exported Reports appearing blank on another platform or app.
• Issue with app closing when trying to Split certain documents.
• Issue with app closing during Report creation with certain documents.
• Issue with annotations being rotated after export.
• Issue trying to delete files from Tags / Issue Codes tab.
• Issue displaying page in Search results.
• Issue with Show Fingers switch remaining on.

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Microsoft Updates – OneNote and Word


  

Microsoft has updated to of its iOS apps, OneNote and Word with various optimizations.

OneNote is used to gather and share information, ideas, notes, snippets and more. You can even collaborate with others to work on events, homework, or projects. The app can sync between your Mac, iPhone, iPad and other devices. Whether its as simple as creating lists or drawing out ideas, this app provides powerful features. You can learn more about this powerful app here.

Word documents can be viewed on iOS devices. Most of the ways you use Word can be done with an iOS device.

The requirements to edit and create documents are as follows from the iTunes web site:

iPad Pro: To create or edit documents, you need a qualifying Office 365 subscription*, which also gives you access to the full Office experience.

iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch: To create or edit documents, sign in with a free Microsoft account. To unlock the full Office experience and to access and save documents in OneDrive for Business or on SharePoint, you need a qualifying Office 365 subscription* .

*To make an in-app purchase of an Office 365 Home or Personal subscription, open the app. In the document picker screen, tap Upgrade. Subscriptions begin at from $6.99 a month in the US, and can vary by region. With an Office 365 subscription, you get access to all features in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and you can install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote on PCs or Macs.

Office 365 subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your iTunes account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period, unless auto-renewal is disabled beforehand. To manage your subscriptions or to disable auto-renewal, after purchase, go to your iTunes account settings. A subscription cannot be cancelled during the active subscription period.

 

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iAnnotate 4.3 Adds Two Document View


One of my favorite apps for viewing and marking up PDFs iAnnotate has added a new feature with the latest update.

Now, you can view and mark up two PDFs side by side.

To invoke the function, open two PDFs. Each will have its own tab. Tap and hold on one of the tabs. One of the options will be “Two Document View.” Tap on that and the screen will split each PDF into its own half size view.

To exit this mode, tap on one of the tabs and tap on Exit Two Document View.

This feature allows you to view and independently mark up PDFs side by side.

 

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iOS 10.3.3 Released


The latest iteration of Apple’s operating system for iOS devices has been released.

To update your iOS device, tap Settings > General > Software Update. Then, tap on install.

The download and updating process will begin. Depending on your device and internet connection, the process may take several minutes.

Don’t forget, its always a good idea to back up your iOS device before beginning this process.

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Index Card App – Organize (Ideas, Stories, Papers, More)


When you see the image below, if you get what is going on, you understand the idea of Index Card 4.

The app allows you to capture ideas, draft or write out information to compile ideas. The idea is simple. Like real index cards you can capture information and ideas and then sort them to an order that makes sense. From there, you can complete your project.

The power of the app is demonstrated in the short youtube video below.

So, if you are someone who likes to organize thoughts using paper, try an electronic version. Index Card 4 can make you more efficient and productive.