More likely than not, at some point in your ownership of an Apple device, you've wanted to load a file directly to it, either for storage or to access it in some capacity - a PDF, a video or a folder of tools. While you can load images through iPhoto, and music, videos and documents in iTunes, the interface is limited and you can't create folders or other storage tools to keep your files organized. USB & Wi-Fi Flash Drive Free solves that problem by turning your iOS device into an on-the-go flash drive alternative that you can … Read more
Unlike other cloud storage services like Dropbox, Apple's iCloud synchronizes documents in use by a specific application so, for instance, in Apple's Pages program you can save a document to iCloud and have it be immediately available for editing in Pages on your iPad or on another Mac. While convenient, this setup does have a restriction in that the documents for one program will only be made available for that program.
While this is not an issue for programs like Apple's Pages and Numbers that have a specialized document format, and may even be useful at times … Read more
Fans of LibreOffice will discover a new and improved version with several features typically found only in Microsoft Office.
For those unfamiliar with the product, LibreOffice is an open-source desktop suite, one of several free alternatives to Microsoft Office. The suite includes applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and drawings.
As just a few examples, users of the Writer word processor can now add comments to entire blocks of text, more easily create different headers and footers for … Read more
Text editors come in a lot of different varieties, from the bare-bones Windows Notepad to more elaborate options that give full-featured word processors a run for their money. Document.Editor falls into the latter category, offering plenty of options for editing and formatting text and saving it in a variety of formats.
Document.Editor has a sleek, well-organized interface, with its menus arranged in the popular and accessible ribbon-style format. Much more than just a text editor, Document.Editor lets users insert images and video, create bulleted lists, and select different fonts. It also has a built-in spell-checker, translator, and … Read more
An application that allows the user to edit any popular document type comes in very handy on a mobile device. Documents To Go is a fully equipped application that does just that. Users who are used to Microsoft Office will have no trouble adapting to this well-designed utility. The app is quite extensive, though; download times may take a while on 3G mobile networks due to the large file size.
After an easy setup, Documents To Go will greet users with a main menu that is very simple to navigate. Bold contrasting text and straightforward instructions aid in the exploration … Read more
Looking at multiple image files at once can tax your system's resources and be downright confusing. Image to PDF converter will turn a batch of image files into a scrollable PDF so you can see them all in one window. It converts quickly, but its boring layout and limited features will make you wonder if it was really worth downloading.
This software organizes the pictures you add in a spreadsheet for easy sorting, but it's definitely an eyesore. The overly simplistic interface makes the program's lack of features painfully obvious too. When you're adding 10 or … Read more
Following my post earlier this month on "Ten simple, common-sense security tips," reader John B. asked whether it was safe to store his passwords in a Word DOC file and then copy and paste them into sign-in screens to thwart keystroke loggers. John just has to remember to type in one password: the one he uses to encrypt and password-protect his Word password document.
Of course, John's passwords are vulnerable to clipboard loggers that capture the contents of the clipboard just as key loggers grab your keystrokes. That's why John has to add extra characters to … Read more
Nemo Documents helps you sort your computer files into a user friendly calendar view. The intuitive interface has all the types of files and the folders to choose from on the left, with tabs along the top to pick the calendar view you want. There is no Help file but a basic tutorial starts up automatically to walk you through the basics of this simple program.
Unlike Windows Explorer, choosing what type of files you want to see is easily done. Starting with the standard Search box, you can choose what file you are looking for. With one click you … Read more
A new mobile application centering on President Barack Obama and his daily activities has launched. But it hasn't launched where you might expect.
The U.S. Government Printing Office and the National Archives' Office of the Federal Register announced today that they have launched the Presidential Documents app (PDF). The program comes with access to all of the president's executive orders, speeches, approved acts, and White House press releases, among other documents.
However, while developers are constantly delivering new applications to mobile marketplaces, like Apple's App Store and Google Play, the government agencies balked at that idea. … Read more
The Google Drive app lets you view and store files, spreadsheets, and videos, with 5GB of storage space for free, and more if you're willing to pay a subscription fee. The app only requires that you log in to your Google account to quickly access files and media stored on your Google Drive.
Upon launch, the app gives you a list of items to let you quickly get to files on My Drive, files shared with you, files you have "starred," recently opened files, and those you have made available offline. In my testing I opened and … Read more