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iOS

SanDisk iXPand Flash Drive gives your iOS device instantly available extra space

With iPads and iPhones now capable of accessing data on external devices, I reckoned it was time to try out that new feature, so I got myself a test unit of a SanDisk iXPand Flash Drive, a USB memory stick with a somewhat flexible Lightning connector at the opposite end.

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iOS

Prizmo 5 iOS scanning app; the first really usable one?

Creaceed, an iOS and macOS developer from my native country, Belgium, has released its newest scan software for iOS, Prizmo 5. Now, there’s a lot of that for the iPhone and iPad, so I was very curious to see what Prizmo 5 has in store for its users.

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iOS macOS

Bear app’s encryption best, strongest, most user-friendly

A slim note taker with markdown capabilities at its core, Bear by Shiny Frog has gained a considerable advantage over its competitors. Mac and iOS app Bear is well known for its bare (sounds like bear but no pun intended) interface that stays out of the way as you gather your thoughts, web pages, recipes, checklists and anything else you can jot down in wordy format — with or without images. The newest version has full encryption capabilities.

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iOS macOS

Mac and iOS files integration a reality with InterConneX 2

InterConneX is a file storage and management app for the iPhone and iPad that enables you to store, manage and share all your files and folders in one location just like on a Mac. The new version has a re-designed interface, supports cloud connections and is now available in two separate iOS apps; one for your iPad and one for your iPhone.

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Editor's Choice 2019 iOS Reviews

OmniFocus 3, the iOS version, tested

If you have OmniFocus 3 for the Mac, I’m sure you’ll have the iOS version as well. If you don’t, here are a couple of reasons why you should.

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iOS macOS Reviews

The ProPoint mouse likes your wrist, presents like a pro and is highly customisable

New Zealand developer Swiftpoint has released its ProPoint mouse, an updated and improved version of the ergonomic SwiftPoint GT. ProPoint still has the same design that keeps RSI at bay but comes with a lot of new functionality that will especially appeal to those of us who want to work with three buttons and assign shortcuts to them.

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Editor's Choice 2019 iOS macOS News

Ulysses 15 adds image resizing, WP.com 5 support, side-by-side editors and more

I thought I’d share this slightly off-topic news with you: my favourite text editor is soon to be upgraded again. Version 15 has a lot of new goodies, such as full support for WordPress 5, keyword filtering and a real keywords manager, and web image previews.

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iOS Reviews

Review of Affinity Designer for iPad

Affinity Designer for iPad is the much anticipated competitor of Adobe Illustrator on the iPad. It’s a well-designed port from Designer on the Mac in terms of power and capabilities, and of integration with the iOS environment.

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iOS Reviews

Elgato Eve Degree is a cute indoors/outdoors temperature/humidity/air pressure monitor

The Elgato EVE family of products has been expanded with a new, beautifully designed temperature and humidity monitor. Its rounded square design, aluminium bezel and black glossy face make it an asset to anyone even remotely interested in contemporary design. It’s efficient too, showing you the temperature and humidity on its LCD screen. As a bonus, you can also see and record the air pressure in the iOS EVE app.

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iOS Photography Reviews

Affinity Photo for iPad is a fully featured image editor

Affinity Photo is a strong competitor for Adobe’s Photoshop CC product on the Mac and now it’s an equally strong alternative for Adobe’s Photoshop on the iOS platform. I tried Affinity Photo on my iPad Air 2 and I was very impressed with it.