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AppAdvice App Of The Week For August 13, 2012

AppAdvice App Of The Week For August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012

Every week, our staff will handpick an app from the past two weeks that we believe is a must-download for your iPhone or iPad. These apps will always be from various categories, but they are chosen because our own staff members love it and have been using them daily. So here are this week’s picks! Enjoy!


Since the time for back-to-school is almost upon us, it’s time to start the school year (or any time) right with Projectbook.

As we have previously mentioned, Projectbook is basically a notebook for your iPad that can hold all of your stuff. What kind of stuff? This app can hold your notes, to-do lists, Word documents, PDF files, Web clippings, sketches, and photos — all together in one neat place.

The interface is simple and clean, thus making it easy to use. Your items will be organized in various sections, including Notes, Folders, Tags, and To Do. If you prefer the GTD methodology, Projectbook supports it. Documents can be imported into the app in various ways: email, clippings from Safari, Chrome, or Firefox (synced with your iPad), or you can grab them from Instapaper or Pocket on the iPad. Files can even be imported from Dropbox, and your notes can be shared with others by email (as a PDF, HTML, or plain text file).

To make the app complete, there is a search function, or you can jump between notes with keywords. Projectbook can also be synced so you have all of your data everywhere, and the developers are working to release an iPhone and desktop version of the app as well (coming in the fall).

If you haven’t checked out this app yet, make sure to do so now! It’s a comprehensive notebook that can eliminate the need to use multiple apps on your iPad, and because of that, it has earned our App of the Week title for this week.

Best of all, it’s still 70 percent off ($1.99) from the original $6.99 price, but only until Aug. 15. So grab it while it’s still cheap and be ready for school and business.

Make sure to check out Bryan Wolfe’s original article here.

Honorable Mention


The “world’s largest online library” is now available on your iPhone.

For those who are unfamiliar with the service, Scribd is a document sharing service, where writers from all around the world upload premium and free content for consumption by others. This uploaded content is very accessible from their website, or through embedded links on various sites.

With the free Scribd app, users can browse through the free Featured documents, or search for something specific in the database. You can even keep track of what you’ve been reading with the Recently Read feature. If you have an account, you can log in to access your own Reading Feed and My Documents.

The app features a gorgeous interface and makes use of the side panel navigation bar that you find in other apps like Facebook and Path. Our staff members have been enjoying the app lately to find interesting content, and it can’t be beat at the free price.

Even though most of our staff likes the app, Wolfe didn’t seem to like it too much.

Mentioned apps

Projectbook: Notes and To-dos
Projectbook: Notes and To-dos
Scribd - The World’s Largest Online Library
Scribd - The World’s Largest Online Library

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