Apple’s hardware and software releases have become global news events, something even non-techies know about. Practically everyone that is any bit informed about the phone industry at all knows Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 this week, enough so that its already sold out in preorders. Yet it’s a slightly unknown fact that Apple makes some very nice web apps for iCloud, ones that bring many of its well known native apps to any browser.
This past week, right along with unveiling new hardware and iOS software, Apple also upgraded its iCloud web apps. They’ve now finally dropped their beta tag, and gained the new Notes and Reminders apps that have become standard parts of iOS and OS X. Let’s take a look.
I don’t know how many times I get an email and it has something in it that’s important, so I do one of two things. I either leave it in my inbox or I archive it thinking that I am going to remember about it later. We all know how this goes: it either gets buried under all my other emails and I never look at it or I just forget about it. Or what about this scenario, you are out and about and you remember that you need to stop at the grocery store on the way home for milk. I know for me, I tend to just shoot myself a quick email so that I can remember or I put it in my task manager app and set an alarm. But, these never seem to work the way that I want them to and since I change task managers like I change my clothes, that doesn’t help either.
That is why when I came across FollowUpThen (FUT), I just had to try it out and see if it could work for me. The minute I started to use it, I started to see the potential and the different ways that I could use it to remember things. FUT is so simple to use and learn that you will find yourself using it literally in seconds.
Bookmarks and notes have come of age and graduated from your browser to their own place in the cloud. What we should be building is a high-powered internet connected personal database of everything that’s of interest to you and not just text and links. More so, everything should have a custom wrapper of its own, that gets dynamically updated without any input from you.
Springpad is a free personal organizer to save and use just about anything — recipes, products, restaurants, ideas, notes, articles, and more. After the break you can find out how this web app turned out to be the most used app in my daily life.
Automated reminder applications are a bit of a fetish for me, so it’s no surprise that we’ve had a few posts and prizes in this genre over the past months. And from what I’ve seen, Task.fm is one of the best options available in this category. With multiple points of entry and multiple ways to receive your reminders, it will work for most web workers.
And today we’re giving away 5 free one year Pro accounts.
Congratulations to the winners of our latest giveaway. After our look at Task.fm last week, Anthony Feint was kind enough to give away 5 Pro accounts for his automated reminder service.
And judging by the number of responses, y’all were interested in this application.
It’s time for another giveaway here on Web.AppStorm. If you have an interest in a web based virtual assistant, here’s your chance.
When word hit the street that popular virtual assistant service I Want Sandy was shutting down, many people were shocked and well, saddened. Sandy was a well built application with a nice dash of personality.
And so many people were left looking for a replacement — another web based application that could offer similar functionality. After I was introduced to Task.FM, I believe I’ve found the tool that comes closest to the mark.
When it comes to productivity frameworks, there are always those pesky tasks that can easily fall between the cracks. These are the items that need to be completed on or by a certain day, but not at a specific time.
GTD deals with these tasks with a Tickler file. A set of file folders that is broken down by month and day, and you simply place some sort of reminder on the day it will be needed.