Things – Best (?) Task Manager For iPhone – Currently For Free

Don’t miss out on the free download of the task manager app Things”, that’s currently free (normal price $9,99). The app is, in my opinion, the best in its segment that I’ve tried so far. The app will be free until November 28:th.

Link to the app

   

For Those That Like A Daily Stroll Down Memory Lane – Timehop

Timehop

Today I discovered a nice app that every day goes back in time on your social media time lines, and presents what you wrote on that specific day, Timehop. Not does it only connect to social media, but also your phone’s photo album, Instagram and a number of other services to present what you were thinking of.

A simple, but yet effective way of remember that special party, a vacation or any other special moment from the past.

What’s really interesting is to see how we (or at least I) have changed the way we write on our social media-platforms.

Check it out here http://timehop.com

Current Best Photo Editor App for iPhone / iPad – Photo Toaster

During the time of this blog I’ve now and then written reviews about best photo apps for iPhone / iPad. Some of the apps have been about the editing part, while others have been filter apps and so on. There haven’t been one app that has it all.

        

Now we’re close to that; the new version of Photo Toaster brings together almost all of my apps into one.

The apps that I’ve used most frequent has been Photoshop Express, for reducing noise, and handling levels like exposure, temp, tint, saturation and so on. 645 Pro for B/W. Snapseed and Photo Editor for harder effects and so on. All these features are now available in one single app – Photo Toaster.

Even though I think that Photoshop Express still is better at reducing the noise, Photo Toaster is “good enough”, and I guess I can say that about all those features. The benefit of keeping all of those features into one app is higher than the workflow of using several apps.

And on the topic of workflow. I really like that shortcut to the “recent edits”. Great small feature which saves a lot of time.

The app is currently priced at $2.99 and I think that it may be your best $2.99 investment at the moment.

Since my on/off button is broken which leaves my out of an easy way to take screen dumps, I’ve just attached the app’s own preview.

Best wishes for Saturday

More posts about iPhone apps could be found here:
List of previous posts about apps
Current Best iPhone Photo Apps in my opinion 1
Current Best iPhone Photo Apps in my opinion 2

iPhone iOS 7 – Some thoughts after using the new iOS for a month

Some thoughts about iOS7 after using it for one month

Since we’re developing apps for iOS I’m part of the beta testing team that will use their coming upgrades before they are released, and report issues back to Apple, to have them corrected.

(See also – One of the best new features in iOS7 – a well kept secret?)

iPhone iOS7

This new upgrade is both a big upgrade, at the same time as it’s not. It’s big in terms of GUI, the icons are “flat” now instead of “floating”/3D. I really don’t know if I like this more than the old one. I’ve got used to it, but at the same time I miss some of the old beautiful icons. It’s a small change in the overall usage.

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One new feature is the possibility to have more than one screen in each icon-folder, but at the same time there are fewer icons in every screen. Both good and bad there as well.

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The camera has been upgraded and I think it has gotten better with live filters, easier access to functions and some new nice features as “square” for all instagrammers (my nick is btw on instagram is @pedrohansson).

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What I thought for almost 24 hours was a big flaw in this new OS, was that I couldn’t reach spotlight to the left of my home screen. With over 600 apps installed that it was a downgrade. But of course there was a new way of doing that, that actually is better. Wherever you are in your iOS-screens you can just put your finger on the screen, hold it down for a short time and drag it down. Voila! There’s spotlight.

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The new fast access screen (that you access by dragging your finger from the bottom upwards) is also a highly appreciated function that should’ve been there years ago.

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Siri seems to have had a major upgrade. A more personalized feeling and I think a better understanding of follow-up questions. It’s starting to be really impressing.

What is really nice in the new iOS is the multi tasking screen where you can reach all apps that currently are running. This screen is now a full screen with “live shots” from each and every app running. Great GUI!

What’s more to say? Well there are many many small changes here and there and I think this is a really good new iOS. I just wonder if it’s enough to keep the Androids behind.

I will continue to use iPhone since my whole home is built around it, AND it’s always working which I think is the number one feature with the iPhone. You just start it and use. No need to turn off GPS, no need for “app killers” since they are running out your batteries and so on. So Apple, I will stick with you for a while more, but I hope we will see some new cool, mind blowing functionality, in the future, as we were used to in the past.

Photography – Paid Apps that are currently free – iOS

If you like to try out new photo apps for your iPhone / iPad you might enjoy some paid apps that are currently free for a short period. Click on the name of the app for a direct link to each app.

Typesetter

If you like to add text:s to your photos this app may be what you’re looking for. Normal price $1, now free.

iColorfulsoft Photo Editor

A typical Photo Editor app, with quite a lot of functionality built into it. Even though it says that the app used to cost $21 and now’s out for free it’s not the full truth. I checked the history of the app and they increased the price on the 10:th of July from $1 to $21. Maybe a good advertising trick. Anyhow, it seems like a good app even though I’ve not tried it out that much yet.

Vintage Camera Pro

A traditional “filter app” in the same tradition as many others. Some nice ones if you like to add new filters to your vault.

Cinemagram – great app for stills with motion

A couple of months ago I made a post about cinemagraph‘s (pictures with parts of them moving). I think this is a really cool way to spice up pictures.

Earlier this week I came across a great iPhone-app that’s all about this technique, Cinemagram. I’ve just tried it out a little bit but I think it’s a really cool app. I think that the best results are given if you record people doing things, like reading a newspaper or just turning their heads and so on. I’ve made a few of those but with respect to those that are featured I’ll let them rest in my cam.

You can find me on Cinemagram by searching for the user Saarimner.com

This image is just an image (taken yesterday from Gondolen in Stockholm) to show what Cinemagram is (look at the roads).

Hope you have a great weekend

Cinemagram, Stockholm

iPhone Photo App review – Photo Toaster Jr.

Photo Toaster Jr is an iPhone Camera app that delivers quality filters to the iPhone. At least in terms of being an app for the phone. Many of the filters are just there to improve your pictures and let you show the reality, as it actually was.

The app is free but you have to live with the ads (but I guess that’s a small price to pay when the app is as good as it really is).

Phototoaster
Image of Stadskyrkan in Piteå

 

  • “easy-to-use” – 4
    Since there are so much functionality I’m not sure how all the functionality will benefit everyone. The app is all about try, point and click.
  • Image Quality – 6 (as an iPhone-app)
    I think many of my images get the touch up they deserve with this app and I think that many of my pictures looks more true to the real motive after using the app, instead of apps like Hipstamatic that creates an image that’s more artistic.
  • Creativity – 4
    Many fillters and many functions but I guess it’s more in a photographic way. Maybe the app deserves a 6 for not being to creative? 🙂
  • Level of usage – 5
    Easy-to-use, great “save functions” and really quick makes this one of the apps that I really use frequently.
  • Overall score – 5
    Really good, quick and easy to use!

Top 100 iPhone apps

As some of you might know I’m totally addicted to new apps in my iPhone, and quite frankly I’m surprised how often I use many of these apps. The last time I counted I had 540 apps installed, and it’s increasing almost every day. A little embarrassing, isn’t it?

It’s very rare that such an app-addicted person as me finds a list with totally new apps, this great top-100 list is doing just that! Go ahead and check it out! Best iPhone-list I’ve seen so far.

-> Top-100 iPhone-app-list