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10 best reading and productivity apps

#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:01 AM

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  Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:27 AM

If you have Simplenote, you do not need Elements.
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  Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:41 AM

OmniFocus is the best app of the year. Period. It doesn't fit into the categories mentioned above, but I find it vastly more usable and productive than any of the above mentioned apps (some of which I use regularly). Maybe you need a roundup of GTD apps, or "self actualization apps" (he said tongue-in-cheek) or something like that. :rolleyes:

And by OmniFocus, I'm talking about all versions, but in particular the iPad version. Which I hope is the template for how the Mac version will evolve.

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#4 User is offline   Jason Snell 

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  Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:58 AM

@Leicaman: We pick the apps first and then choose categories for them. OmniFocus for iPad didn't have enough support on our staff, so it didn't win.

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  Posted 14 December 2010 - 09:20 AM

I'm happy with Perfect Browser. It seems to have all the features of Atomic Web Browser. Am I missing anything?
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 10:11 AM

View Postmb01915, on 14 December 2010 - 08:27 AM, said:

If you have Simplenote, you do not need Elements.


Unless you want Dropbox support or want to use Markdown.
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#7 User is offline   ChrisBrooks 

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  Posted 14 December 2010 - 10:59 AM

I never here any mention of it anywhere but I LOVE Pulse for iPad. It's similar in goal to flipbook. But it's a gorgeous layout for consuming articles online (I'm actually using it now reading this and commenting on it within Pulse. It's free, check it out!
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 06:41 PM

View PostBoxOfSnoo, on 14 December 2010 - 10:11 AM, said:

View Postmb01915, on 14 December 2010 - 08:27 AM, said:

If you have Simplenote, you do not need Elements.


Unless you want Dropbox support or want to use Markdown.


Yeah, but Simplenote syncs with Scrivener! Oh, there are Mac clients that support it e.g. just notes.
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  Posted 14 December 2010 - 06:45 PM

I knew Reeder would get the top spot before even opening the article. It's a great app, don't get me wrong. But you can't manage your feeds using it. You should have reviewed MobileRSS Pro/HD. Hands down the best one. And I have about 10 or 12 of them.
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 06:52 PM

View Postleicaman, on 14 December 2010 - 08:41 AM, said:

OmniFocus is the best app of the year. Period. It doesn't fit into the categories mentioned above, but I find it vastly more usable and productive than any of the above mentioned apps (some of which I use regularly). Maybe you need a roundup of GTD apps, or "self actualization apps" (he said tongue-in-cheek) or something like that. :rolleyes:

And by OmniFocus, I'm talking about all versions, but in particular the iPad version. Which I hope is the template for how the Mac version will evolve.


I think this list is affected by price. I'm just relieved that the very Overrated Things wasn't included. I use Simplenote and it's great!. However, I think Awesome notes could have made this list.
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:13 PM

View Postleicaman, on 14 December 2010 - 08:41 AM, said:

OmniFocus is the best app of the year. Period. It doesn't fit into the categories mentioned above, but I find it vastly more usable and productive than any of the above mentioned apps (some of which I use regularly). Maybe you need a roundup of GTD apps, or "self actualization apps" (he said tongue-in-cheek) or something like that. :rolleyes:

And by OmniFocus, I'm talking about all versions, but in particular the iPad version. Which I hope is the template for how the Mac version will evolve.



How does OmniFocus compare to Cultured Codes "Things"

Thanks,

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P.S. I recommend that you say something like "In my opinion OmniFocus is the..." Having not used OmniFocus I have no comment. Perhaps others will not agree with your opinion.
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 09:38 PM

View PostWayneWilliams, on 14 December 2010 - 06:45 PM, said:

I knew Reeder would get the top spot before even opening the article. It's a great app, don't get me wrong. But you can't manage your feeds using it. You should have reviewed MobileRSS Pro/HD. Hands down the best one. And I have about 10 or 12 of them.


True, Reeder doesn't let you manage feeds on the device. But as an RSS reader, I think it's the best by a fair margin. Personally, I'm willing to occasionally go to the Google Reader site (or use a GR-syncing Mac RSS reader) to add or delete a feed in order to get the Reeder UI on my iPhone and iPad.
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  Posted 14 December 2010 - 10:56 PM

Flipboard is great, but Pulse is much better for handling RSS feeds. Atomic is awesome. Highly recommend it.
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  Posted 14 December 2010 - 10:57 PM

Oh, and as for PDF reading, iAnnotate is the best way to go.
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