Drafts for iPhone is a useful notepad

Screen shot 2012-12-24 at 9.21.51 AMThanks to Drafts for sponsoring the site this week (here’s a full review of Drafts I wrote a while ago).

Drafts is where text starts on iOS. Launch Drafts and start typing. Capture ideas, status updates, todos, phones numbers, whatever. It’s ready to go as soon as you launch. There’s no need to fiddle with tags, categories or an edit button. Drafts is always ready.

Drafts is more than storage. When you are ready to do something with your text, Drafts is ready with an extensive list of output actions, including: Dropbox, Evernote, Twitter, Facebook, App.net, Email, Messages, Events, Reminders and one tap export to a continuously growing list of other apps.

Try Drafts in your dock for a week, you won’t regret it! It’s been on my home screen for more than a year.

Drafts and Drafts for iPad are available now at the App store.

Tango Remote HD

tangoremoteiconBig thanks to Tango Remote HD for sponsoring the site this week.

This app is really cool, and lets one iOS device act as a remote control for the music and video on another. I’ve been using it for quite a while and can say it works well.

To get started, connect your iPad, for example, to a stereo or powered speakers with Tango Remote running. Next, launch the app on your iPhone and control the music playback as long as you’re on the same Wi-Fi or Bluetooth network. No more running back and forth. You can even create playlists on the fly with the remote device.

What’s cool is that it works with video on your device, too. Connect an iPad to your HDTV with Apple’s Digital AV Adapter and use the iPhone or iPod touch to control it while enjoying a wired, direct connection between the TV and the iPad.

Tango Remote is available now from the App Store for $4.99. Check it out.

Big thanks to Tango Remote

Big thanks to Tango Remote HD for sponsoring the site this week.

This app is really cool, and lets one iOS device act as a remote control for the music and video on another. I’ve been using it for quite a while and can say it works well.

To get started, connect your iPad, for example, to a stereo or powered speakers with Tango Remote running. Next, launch the app on your iPhone and control the music playback as long as you’re on the same Wi-Fi or Bluetooth network. No more running back and forth. You can even create playlists on the fly with the remote device.

What’s cool is that it works with video on your device, too. Connect an iPad to your HDTV with Apple’s Digital AV Adapter and use the iPhone or iPod touch to control it while enjoying a wired, direct connection between the TV and the iPad.

Tango Remote is available now from the App Store for $4.99. Check it out.

Big thanks to SpotQueue and SpotQueue Remote

Big thanks to SpotQueue (free) and SpotQueue Remote by Blue Atlas Technology, LLC for sponsoring the site this week.

SpotQueue is a music player for your Spotify playlists. It offers features that the Spotify app doesn’t. Advanced Queueing lets you create and edit playlists on the fly. You can add a new track or album with one tap. Insert a track, album or whole playlist into any existing playlist with two taps. Create new playlist and re-arrange the queue during playback, and save a playlist that turned out especially well.

It’s easy to skip back and forth, control steam quality and manage playlists.

SpotQueue Remote lets you control SpotQueue from your pocket. Connect an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running SpotQueue to a stereo or powered speakers. Then, use SpotQueue Remote to control it from anywhere on the same Wi-Fi or Bluetooth network. Now you can manage your radio stations and SpotQueue’s Advanced Queueing from wherever you are. Control playback, mark favorites, and adjust stream quality. All from the iPhone in your pocket.

Grab them both and enjoy Spotify in a whole new way.

SpotQueue and SpotQueue Remote for iPhone, iPad

Big thanks to SpotQueue (free) and SpotQueue Remote by Blue Atlas Technology, LLC for sponsoring the site this week.

SpotQueue is a music player for your Spotify playlists. It offers features that the Spotify app doesn’t. Advanced Queueing lets you create and edit playlists on the fly. You can add a new track or album with one tap. Insert a track, album or whole playlist into any existing playlist with two taps. Create new playlist and re-arrange the queue during playback, and save a playlist that turned out especially well.

It’s easy to skip back and forth, control steam quality and manage playlists.

SpotQueue Remote lets you control SpotQueue from your pocket. Connect an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running SpotQueue to a stereo or powered speakers. Then, use SpotQueue Remote to control it from anywhere on the same Wi-Fi or Bluetooth network. Now you can manage your radio stations and SpotQueue’s Advanced Queueing from wherever you are. Control playback, mark favorites, and adjust stream quality. All from the iPhone in your pocket.

Grab them both and enjoy Spotify in a whole new way.

Thanks to sponsor Tango Remote

Big thanks to Tango Remote HD for sponsoring the site this week.

This app is really cool, and lets one iOS device act as a remote control for the music and video on another. I’ve been using it for quite a while and can say it works well.

To get started, connect your iPad, for example, to a stereo or powered speakers with Tango Remote running. Next, launch the app on your iPhone and control the music playback as long as you’re on the same Wi-Fi or Bluetooth network. No more running back and forth. You can even create playlists on the fly with the remote device.

What’s cool is that it works with video on your device, too. Connect an iPad to your HDTV with Apple’s Digital AV Adapter and use the iPhone or iPod touch to control it while enjoying a wired, direct connection between the TV and the iPad.

Tango Remote is available now from the App Store for $4.99. Check it out.

Thanks to SpotQueue and SpotQueue Remote

Big thanks to SpotQueue (free) and SpotQueue Remote by Blue Atlas Technology, LLC for sponsoring the site this week.

SpotQueue is a music player for your Spotify playlists. It offers features that the Spotify app doesn’t. Advanced Queueing lets you create and edit playlists on the fly. You can add a new track or album with one tap. Insert a track, album or whole playlist into any existing playlist with two taps. Create new playlist and re-arrange the queue during playback, and save a playlist that turned out especially well.

It’s easy to skip back and forth, control steam quality and manage playlists.

SpotQueue Remote lets you control SpotQueue from your pocket. Connect an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running SpotQueue to a stereo or powered speakers. Then, use SpotQueue Remote to control it from anywhere on the same Wi-Fi or Bluetooth network. Now you can manage your radio stations and SpotQueue’s Advanced Queueing from wherever you are. Control playback, mark favorites, and adjust stream quality. All from the iPhone in your pocket.

Grab them both and enjoy Spotify in a whole new way.

SpotQueue and SpotQueue Remote

Big thanks to SpotQueue (free) and SpotQueue Remote by Blue Atlas Technology, LLC for sponsoring the site this week.

SpotQueue is a music player for your Spotify playlists. It offers features that the Spotify app doesn’t. Advanced Queueing lets you create and edit playlists on the fly. You can add a new track or album with one tap. Insert a track, album or whole playlist into any existing playlist with two taps. Create new playlist and re-arrange the queue during playback, and save a playlist that turned out especially well.

It’s easy to skip back and forth, control steam quality and manage playlists.

SpotQueue Remote lets you control SpotQueue from your pocket. Connect an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running SpotQueue to a stereo or powered speakers. Then, use SpotQueue Remote to control it from anywhere on the same Wi-Fi or Bluetooth network. Now you can manage your radio stations and SpotQueue’s Advanced Queueing from wherever you are. Control playback, mark favorites, and adjust stream quality. All from the iPhone in your pocket.

Grab them both and enjoy Spotify in a whole new way.

The Last Shot for iPhone is a real time saver

Big thanks to The Last Shot from Urban Apps for sponsoring the site this week. The Last Shot is a clever and useful utility that saves a lot of time. Seriously.

The whole idea is to post your most recent photo to several sharing services with a tap. I can tell you it works wonderfully. To being, set up each of the supported services with your account info:

• Facebook
• Twitter
• Flickr
• Tumblr
• Posterous
• Dropbox
• Email

That’s the most work The Last Shot is going to require of you. Your most recent photo is displayed at the top of the window. You can add a title or description (be brief if sharing to Twitter) and then tap the button labeled Post the Last Shot at the bottom of the screen. That’s it, off it goes.

No more jumping between apps to share to various services. It’ll happily work in the background, you’re free to navigate away and let The Last Shot do its thing.

It looks good, works well and is simple. Plus, it really does save time. At $0.99, every social shutterbug will want to use The Last Shot. You’ll be glad you did.

Thanks again to SpotQueue

Big thanks to SpotQueue for sponsoring the site this week. SpotQueue lets you remotely control Spotify between iPads, iPhones and iPad touches via the free SpotQueue Remote app. Connect one iOS device to a stereo or set of powered speakers and use another to manage playlists, playback and more. No more walking across the room!

It’s pretty cool and gives you control over playlists, individual tracks and even entire albums. You can even re-arragnge your queue and create playlists on the fly. AirPlay is supported and my favorite feature lets you place a track inside an existing playlist with just two taps. It’s very convenient to be able to enjoy your work day or guests and manage the music all from the iPhone or iPod in your pocket.

SpotQueue is free and available in the App Store now.