After playing with animated GIFs on this week's Mac show, I wanted to see what was available on iOS.
Giffer Pro is an amazing app that allows you to create animated GIFs from your iPhone or iPad camera, from a series of still images or from an imported video clip. You can create your own library of GIFs or share via it's built in web service or via social media, email or iMessages/SMS.
It also includes support for creating CinemaGraphs - animated GIFs where just a portion of the GIF is animated - very cool!
Giffer Pro is both simple to use and yet offers amazing control over the creation and editing of your GIFs
Ever wanted to speed through all the blog posts and articles you have lined up to read? If so, ReadQuick may just be the Application for you!
ReadQuick is a speed reading application, designed to display one word at a time in quick succession, yet still allowing you to comprehend the meaning of the article. You can configure the speed and increase it as you get more proficient.
You can read any web page using the built-in browser, but it also has full integration with Pocket, Instapaper and Readability, as well as built-in links for partner content providers.
Ember is a graphics and image organiser from RealMac Software. Following on from this week's Mac show where I take a look at the Mac version of Ember, this show covers the iOS version.
Ember allows you to sync your Ember library via iCloud or Dropbox, and lets you carry your inspiration images with you. You can also capture images from your iPad and iPhone and they will sync back to your Mac. With the addition of some in-app purchases, you can auto-import screenshots or annotate your images on the go.
Overcast is the latest (and many would say the greatest) audio podcast player available for iOS.
Beautifully designed with some unique features, Overcast is well worth a try and is my current favourite audio podcast player.
One of the biggest frustrations when traveling is having to rely on the limited storage on both my iPad and iPhone, especially when trying to select the movies I want to take with me. This is made worse by trying to decide which movies need to go on which device.
The solution to the problem is to use external storage, preferably a drive with wireless connectivity.
This week, I take a look at the LaCie Fuel Drive - either 1 or 2TB of external storage in a small, compact enclosure with both USB3 and built in WifI capability. Perfect, especially with its 10 hours of battery life!
I also take a look at the companion app for managing the Fuel Drive - Seagate Media - as well as a look at a much better solution for playing media on your iPad or iPhone via the LaCie Fuel drive - Infuse.
Apple have always gone the extra mile as far as accessibility support in both iOS and OSX.
In this tutorial, I take a look at some of the accessibility features in iOS7.
You may be surprised at how many accessibility features can actually be useful for able bodied individuals.
Day One is the ultimate Diary/Journaling app for iOS. It's a universal app for both iPad and iPhone with built in sync using iCloud or DropBox.
Create beautiful diary entries and optionally augment them with location information, weather, maps, images, motion activity or even the music playing on your iPhone or iPad.
Once created, you can review at your leisure or publish your posts using the new Day One "Publish" feature. Sign up for a free Day One account and each published post is transformed into a gorgeous web page that you can share via email or via your favourie social network, automatically.
Day One for iOS will work independently, but there is also a Mac version available to access your diary entries on all your devices.
Let your creative juices flow with SnapSeed, a free photo manipulation application for both the iPad and iPhone.
Edit, crop, add filters or special effects, SnapSeed allows you to experiment with, and enhance your photos using simple gestures.
Once you've created your masterpiece, save a copy back to your camera roll, or share using a wide range of standard photo sharing services.
Another live episode of ScreenCastsOnline! This time, fresh from MacMania17, where I cover a number of Apps that I've never covered before on ScreenCastsOnline. In this session, I set out to explore some incredible apps for the iPhone and iPad. I've edited the session to remove the apps I've covered before on the show, but we're left with some awesome apps.
Check out the video page for links to all the apps.
Following on from last week I take a further look at Dispatch - the action based email client for the iPhone.
With fantastic gesture support as well as rich integration with other third party apps, Dispatch can definitely be considered a viable alternative to Apple's standard email client with support for most major iMAP based email systems.
In this second part, I take a take a look at signatures, salutations, using multiple email accounts, TextExpander integration and more.
Collect your thoughts and ideas using OneNote from Microsoft.
OneNote is a cross platform digital notebook with clients available for Mac, iPad, iPhone, PC and Android, as well as online access via your favourite browser and it's free!
With 7GB of online storage for free and seamless syncing, OneNote allows you to create notebooks, sections and pages and populate them with text, tables and images. All your data is stored online and syncronised between all of your computers and devices.
The third and final application in the revised iWork suite - Keynote - Apple's cinematic presentation tool.
In this second of a two part series, I take a look at the animating multiple objects on a slide as well as exploring some of the specific table and chart animation effects, including the new Magic Chart effect.
The Presenter's Display is a fantastic tool, and has been updated with some great new features including the ability to rehearse and time your presentation in real time, viewing all your slide transition and builds as well as taking notes - all at the same time!
With the new iCloud integration, you can open the same files on your Mac and iOS device, and even play your presentation from the web in a browser!
Keynote still remains one of my favourite applications.
PhotoSync allows you to transfer photos and videos to your other devices (as well as most cloud based services) in an instant. Simply select your images or videos, select your target and boom!
With support for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android as well as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box and more, PhotoSync removes any friction in transferring your media.
Edit, view and share your photos, directly from your iPad or iPhone. Apple have done it again with a groundbreaking new application for iOS.
iPhoto for iOS allows you to edit your photos with multitouch gestures, right on your iPad or iPhone. Leapfrogging the capabilities of iPhone on the Mac, iPhoto for iOS has some groundbreaking features, allowing for direct manipulation of you photos via touch.
This first part of a two part series starts off by looking at some iPhoto basics, before moving to some more advanced features next week.
In this companion show to SCOM0445, I take a look at the Picturelife app for iOS. Picturelife is a web service that allows you to backup and share your photos and videos.
As well as automatically uploading your photos and videos from iPhoto or Aperture, Picturelife will integrate with many of the other online services such as Flickr and FaceBook, allowing you to collect all your precious images and videos in a single place.
Add in a gorgeous web app to update and view your images, as well as a fully featured iOS app to access your online libraries from your iPad or iPhone, Picturelife has become my Photo sharing service of choice.
It even has built in editing tools so you can edit your photos online or on your iOS device, as well as some pretty cool ways of sharing photos with friends and family.
Paprika Recipe Manager is designed to help you with all aspects of your cooking.
With it you can browse the web to research and find new recipes, capture recipes directly from supported websites with a single click, produce smart grocery lists for single recipes or even an entire week's worth at the touch of a button.
Paprika is the ultimate recipe manager, assisting you whilst you cook with multiple timers, pinned recipes and some other clever tools. It can even help you plan your meals and assemble menus.
Add in cross platform support and seamless syncing, and you'll wonder how you ever managed without it!
The iOS Music player sucks, especially on the iPad!
OnCue comes to the rescue and allows us to play our music in a flexible and fluid way. No longer restricted to rigid playlists, OnCue allows us to create a dynamic playlist on the fly. Listen to a track and add additional tracks to your queue as it plays. See what's coming next and re-adjust the queue by tap, hold and drag. It's a brilliant way to control your music.
How many times have you listened to a random track, wanted to play more from that album but not bothered because of the hassle? OnCue makes it simple to queue up tracks from the same artist or Album currently playing, even find and play YouTube videos of the song. Want to create "Smart Queues" directly on you iOS device - OnCue can do that too!