Now that you’ve had fun with our list of staff-recommended gaming apps, it’s time to get to work. Here are some of our favorite apps for staying connected, being productive, and getting more out of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
Tell us about your favorite app (by commenting on our blog or on our Facebook page) and you’ll be entered to win a $15 iTunes gift card. (Congratulations to last week’s winner, Michelle Perkins Kowalewski.)
1Password – Stores your information and lets you log into websites with just one tap, so you don’t have to worry about remembering your username, password, or even the website address. Choose from Pro, iPhone and iPad versions.
Evernote – Lets you quickly take notes and record audio. It claims to convert handwriting to text, but this feature is still a bit of a work in progress, in our opinion. Evernote also lets you search for text – even if that text is in a photo – which is pretty cool. And, of course, it syncs with your Mac.
2Do – There are a ton of good to do list apps out there, including Wunderlist, Todo, Things, and (for those who like sticky notes) Put Things Off. But 2Do is a staff favorite because you can set up folders for each part of your life (work, things you need at the store, stuff to do around the house, etc.), and then view your tasks by folder, or in one combined list of everything due that day or week.
Google Translate – Not sure how to say “Where is the conference room?” in German? No problem. This app translates the entire sentence – not just individual words.
Speed Download – Auto-resuming downloads, a secure FTP client, file sharing with full encryption, full iDisk integration and other features make this easy-to-use download manager a must-have here at MacSolutions Plus.
Air Sharing Pro – This app received a ton of acclaim – and rightly so – for letting you access the files on your Mac remotely. You can view and move files, play MP3s from your Mac, and even print as long as printer sharing is turned on.
Apple Remote Desktop – Yes, it’s one of the most expensive apps out there at $80 – but once you realize everything you can do, you’ll see why it’s well worth it. You can easily view other desktops, distribute software, offer on-line help to end users in real-time, and much, much more. This app works with both Macs and PCs, it’s fast, it has 3G support, and the mouse and zoom work nicely.
MobileMe iDisk – Gives you access to your iDisk, so you can view and share files on your iDisk right from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You can set files as “shareable,” email links for others to download, and even open supported file types on your phone. Requires MobileMe.