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My favorite productivity apps 2016!
- EverNote. This utility of all utilities is probably the best swiss army knife of note taking applications there is on the market today. With the ability to clip from websites, send notes via email or phone, adding voice to notes, advanced collaboration features — this one app simply has and does it all! See the power here –>
- TickTick. Need a to do list application? This is for you. Google sign in, sync accross multiple devices, web interface and multiple lists that you can track — need I say more?
- Buffer. Have multiple social media accounts that you want to manage and manipulate at one centralized location? Buffer has the tools to allow you to do that. In addition, you can track the success of what you share and schedule when your posts go out! Nothing short of excellent.
- LastPass. Password managers are abundant nowadays, but with password generation built in and over the top security being used to secure your credentials, look no further. The iOS app even allows for unlocking the password vault with TouchID to ensure the most security on your device.
- BetterNet. What is BetterNet? It is a cross-platform VPN client that will secure your data as it’s transferred over the internet. More important is that you secure yourself when you are on a network that you are not familiar with (ie. Starbucks Wifi, Airport Wifi, etc) as these are breeding grounds for attack. Some believe that VPN does not work and does not conceal you data, tell the non-believers that they are 100% wrong not even ISPs can tell what you are sending because it is through a secure tunnel. (end points does not equal packets) Want to know why you should have and utilize VPN?
These top productivity tools are sure to brighten your technological day! All of these have equal iOS, Android and Chrome counterparts!!
Go forth and be productive!!
OnLive is NOT Right; Proves tablets are NOT laptop-killers
Microsoft has finally decided to put it’s corporate foot down with OnLive. This app gives iPad and Android tablets the ability to access a virtual Windows 7 desktop that has access to the Microsoft Office suite and a fully functional browser. The Redmond company has expressed that this service is NOT properly licensed and it would be unfair to let OnLive continue down this path when there are other companies who virtualize Windows but actually pay for the copies.
This is certainly the right approach that Microsoft is taking and many might wonder what took them so long. Many Microsoft fans are definitely opposed to this because Apple would cringe if OSX was ever to run virtually on any device without an aluminum case.
Read more HERE
Bottom line: OnLive, putting a virtual Windows operating system on tablets is a great idea; however, if you want to do so pay licensing fees like everyone else. On the other hand, if these tablets are so powerful and potential “laptop-killers” shouldn’t they be able to provide the appropriate functionality out of the box?
Want Android on your PC? — AirDroid app connects you
Have you ever been in the middle of an enthralling text message conversation when you got the dreaded battery low indication? Ever needed to transfer files but did not feel like dealing with messy cables? Sometimes you need to use your phone; but it may be an inopportune time or place. AirDroid is the answer that you have been looking for!
This app found HERE provides you with a direct connection to your android device via you browser. From this convenient window you can send and receive text messages, manage photos and contacts, and even transfer files with no wires. The app works like a charm, the user only needs to follow these simple steps:
- Run the application, from there your device will display a web address that will give you access to your device
- Enter either the default password or one that you can set
- Go to the address on your computer to achieve full access to your device over your network
Bottom line: This is an excellent app that any committed Android user would love — especially useful for those in office settings that do not need to have their devices glued to their hands at all times. However, it would be even better if you could send and receive email via the app is well; maybe in a later version.