https://touchreviews.net iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:09:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Create, Edit, Access and Share Microsoft Office files With Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite for iPhone https://touchreviews.net/quickoffice-connect-mobile-suite-review-create-edit-microsoft-office-files/ https://touchreviews.net/quickoffice-connect-mobile-suite-review-create-edit-microsoft-office-files/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:07:19 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=15226 Read More]]> Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite iPhone AppQuickoffice Connect Mobile Suite for iPhone is a mobile office solution for anyone who needs to utilize Microsoft Office products on the go. This full-featured solution allows you to access, view, edit and share Microsoft Office files. With integration for several cloud services and the ability to transfer files via WiFi, this app provides a means to take care of all your office needs on your iPhone.

The user interface is simple and easy to use. One thing I always look for is the ability to navigate through the application easily and with a nice flow. This app has all of the menu options at the bottom of the screen with access to the files in the central section of the app. The first option is to create a document, which consists of the following options: spreadsheet, document and text file.

Quickoffice Connect Mobile SuiteThe second option you’ll see is file transfers via WiFi. The app provides you with an IP address with a port number that you can access via a web browser. Accessing via the web browser allows you to see your folders and download files from them or to upload files. I was very impressed with the overall performance of this part of the app and also in how clean its appearance is. The three remaining options are the settings, help and information tabs. As you might expect, these options aren’t too exciting. The settings tab allows you to set a pass-lock, which is awesome for someone who has confidential documents.

The features of this app are extremely enticing.

Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite CloudMy favorite feature in ‘Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite’ [App Store] is the tie-ins to the cloud services as it seems that everything is going in that direction these days. I rely heavily on cloud storage services to be able to access my files anytime I need to. This application makes this much easier by allowing you to tie-in to services like Google Docs, Dropbox, Box.net, MobileMe and MobileMe Public. The app also allows you the share the file via WiFi and e-mail.

The options within this application allow you to do pretty much whatever you need to do with Word and Excel files. I find it to be extremely easy to operate and I recommend it to anyone who has to edit office files on the go, especially if you utilize cloud storage that is supported within the application.

Pros

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$9.99
Category: Business
Updated: Aug 23, 2010
Current Version: 3.3.0
3.3.0
Size: 13.7 MB
Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Seller: Quickoffice, Inc.
© Quickoffice, Inc.
Rated 4+
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

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Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite App Review Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite Business App Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite Cloud Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite iPhone App Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite iPhone Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite Options Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite Review Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite ]]> https://touchreviews.net/quickoffice-connect-mobile-suite-review-create-edit-microsoft-office-files/feed/ 1 PDF Expert for iPhone Caters To All Your PDF Needs https://touchreviews.net/pdf-expert-iphone-best-pdf-reader/ https://touchreviews.net/pdf-expert-iphone-best-pdf-reader/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2011 22:33:56 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=15071 Read More]]> PDF ExpertPDF Expert is a feature rich business tool that caters to nearly all of your PDF needs on the iPhone. This app takes PDFs to another level on your iPhone by allowing you to: read and annotate PDFs, highlight text, makes and save these changes so that they are viewable in Preview and Acrobat Reader. The money making feature of course is the app’s ability to allow PDF form filling, as it is the only app for the iPhone that allows you to do this.

The user interface is extremely simple to understand and makes for a very learnable application. When you load up the app you see pretty much everything you will need with the following options: Documents, Recents, Network and Settings. Along with viewing the document you have the options to: create bookmarks, create annotations, search the documents, go to certain page, send by email, text reflow, print or even open in another application. For instance, when I selected the open in option I had the following choices: DocsToGo, Easysign, GoDocs, Evernote, iBooks and Air Sharing. Obviously there is a lot that you can accomplish with all of these options.

PDF Expert iPhoneThe next tab happens to be incredibly useful as well. First you have your “Recents” tab which is fairly self-explanatory but being able to quickly access the documents that you have recently used is always a must for any document management app. Next you have the “Network” tab and this might be one of my favorite features that is included in this application. Of course the ability to fill in PDF forms is huge as this is the only app with that capability but what do you do if you can’t easily get the app to your computer. This is where the Network tab shines. This allows you to easily access files on your online storage sites as well as directly browse your phone for documents via your computer. This functionality is a must for me as many of my documents that I use are stored in my Dropbox account or my Google Docs account online in the cloud. This now means that I can grab my PDF forms for purchasing at work on my iPhone and fill them out and email them to my boss. I cannot tell you how useful this can be when I am out of the office or not in front of my laptop. The fact that you have the option to use your phone for yet another business solution is amazing.

PDF Expert ReviewThe storage options are plentiful as well. The options include: Readdle, MobileMe iDisk, Public iDisk, Dropbox, Google Docs, SugarSync, FTP Server, SFTP Server, Other WebDAV Server, Box.net, Mydisk.se, filesanywhere, Storegate and iCloud. That covers most of the big players and even if you use something else it is worth looking at one of these if you often deal with PDFs.

Passkey Lock is an option that you will find under settings tab and can be very important if you work in an office that stresses security as mine does. You can configure Wi-Fi Drive here which is enabled from the jump. PDF Viewer options are also housed here and give you some pretty cool configurable options to customize your PDF viewing experience such as: highlight links, how to scroll pages, page zoom and highlight form fields. The options are straight-forward just as the application is.

PDF Expert App StoreI was able utilize all of the features in PDF Expert for iPhone without a hitch. I was easily able to download our monthly security report from my Google Docs account and create bookmarks for the Operations section that pertains to me as well as insert notes for our upcoming meeting. These are all things that I had traditionally done on my computer but now have the ability to take care of on my iPhone.

Overall the usability and simplicity of this application combines with the features make it a must have for those that use PDFs on a daily basis. They have truly changed the way I go about dealing with PDFs on an everyday basis.

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$9.99 (View in iTunes)
Category: Business
Updated: Mar 16, 2011
Current Version: 2.0
2.0
Size: 15.5 MB
Language: English
Seller: Igor Zhadanov
© 2009-2011 Readdle Inc.
Rated 4+
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later

]]> https://touchreviews.net/pdf-expert-iphone-best-pdf-reader/feed/ 0 ScanCard – Business Card Scanner for iPhone [Quick Look] https://touchreviews.net/scancard-business-card-scanner-iphone/ https://touchreviews.net/scancard-business-card-scanner-iphone/#comments Tue, 14 Dec 2010 19:30:22 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=13391 Read More]]> ScanCard - Business Card Reader ScannerScanCard – Business Card Scanner for the iPhone does exactly what it says, you can use iPhone’s camera to take a picture of any business card and have it automatically convert the details on the business card into a contact.

The app couldn’t be simpler, just two buttons allow you to either take a picture directly into the app or select a picture of the business card from your photo reel.

The whole process takes less than 5 seconds and the accuracy of the text recognition is pretty good with only a few changes if any required before you save the contact to your address book.

You can also set a default contact group for the contact to be set to as well as configuring whether or not the image is saved to your photo reel or not.

If you network a lot and get a lot of business cards ScanCard could be your new best friend. The added bonus is that you can scan contact details from anywhere and it will scan it into your contacts accordingly.

$5.99 (View in iTunes)
Category: Business
Released: Nov 26, 2010
Version: 1.0
1.0 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
5.1 MB
Languages: English, Chinese
Seller: XIAMEN SCAN TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD
© XIAMEN SCAN TECHNOLOGY
Rated 4+
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch (4th generation). Requires iOS 3.1 or later

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ScanCard - Business Card Reader Scanner ScanCard - Business Card Reader ]]> https://touchreviews.net/scancard-business-card-scanner-iphone/feed/ 5 Instaviz – A flowchart tool for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch https://touchreviews.net/instaviz-review-flowchart-tool-ipad-iphone-ipod/ https://touchreviews.net/instaviz-review-flowchart-tool-ipad-iphone-ipod/#comments Sun, 18 Apr 2010 14:19:59 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=6175 Read More]]> Instaviz [rating: 4.5/5]

The best way to describe Instaviz for those who don’t know about it is the description on the company’s own website :

Instaviz is an iPhone and iPad application that turns roughly sketched shapes and lines into beautifully laid-out diagrams. Instaviz uses Recog, a new shape recognition engine. Trained on over 2,500 sketches drawn by real users, Recog uses advanced fuzzy logic and sophisticated geometric algorithms to recognise what the user sketched in a split second.

Instaviz also uses Graphviz as its automated graph layout engine. The industry standard for automated graph layout, Graphviz represents over 20 years of AT&T Information Visualisation Research.

Review

The first thing I did with Instaviz was open up a blank worksheet and draw lots of circles, squares and other shapes and try to join them all together with increasingly convoluted lines and squiggles. Impressively most of the time the app managed to interpret the type of shapes, and the logic flow I was trying to create. A few minutes later with my insane Christmas Tree of numbered shapes and lines complete I got to work actually reviewing Instaviz! One day Touch Reviews will give me a game to review. But for a while Instaviz was quite fun, even though that’s not what I was supposed to do with it, and definitely not what the designers intended it for either I am sure!

instaviz iPhoneInstaviz is a Universal app, which means that it can be installed on the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as a single download from the App Store. It is in essence what I would call a flow chart creator. Some people call it a “diagram sketching app”. But its focus is on arranging geometric shapes (which can contain wording or simply numbers) into a logical tree or flow chart. So I find the use of the word diagram a little confusing. It would be hard work, for instance, to make a technical drawing with it. But it’s a piece of cake to design the flow of logic for a piece of code, or perhaps one of those graphs you see on a web site where you can decide if you should buy an iPad or not, or ask a girl out.

Instaviz’s impressive strength is the way that it intelligently rearranges your flowchart for an optimal layout, on the fly, as you add and remove new components. Watching boxes and lines reorganise when you’ve got your flowchart into a jumble, by not planning ahead sufficiently, is quite cathartic. I wish I had a widget to do that with C++ sometimes.

The iPad version of Instaviz allows users to sketch on the larger display of the iPad, and edit settings with the new popover controls available as part of the iPad’s enhanced iPhone OS. On the iPhone and iPod Touch you still have those controls, but they are in separate windows that slide over the main view intelligently when required. Unfortunately they then obscure your workspace. But both apps have the same basic features. What the iPad version does though is make good use of the newer more fully featured User Interface elements it has.

Having used Instaviz on the iPod and then compared it to the iPad version I can say that going back to the iPod is hard. This is not Pixelglow’s fault. The app works very well on both platforms. But you really appreciate the extra screen real-estate of the iPad, and the convenience of popover controls floating over your workspace, which allow you to see your graph while you update its components.

Instaviz allows you to create your flow charts from Ellipses, Circles, Rectangles, Squares, Diamonds and Triangles. It decides what shape you meant from the outline of a finger drawn sketch you make on the iPad’s screen. It rarely gets confused if you draw your shapes reasonably. But in any case it is simple to delete a wrong choice and redraw it. Most times I got “wrong shapes” was when I drew a wonky rectangle and it thought I wanted a diamond!

Joining shapes together with an arrow is as simple as sketching a line from one to the other. You can make those lines quite squiggly too. I tried to make several drunken bypasses around my congested city of rectangles, and Instaviz deftly did some town planning for me, and hey presto I had a flow chart that made sense again! Watching the shapes and lines animate into position smoothly almost makes you want to make bad designs so you can enjoy the animations.

instaviz iPhone_1To augment / edit shapes, and lines, you simply double tap on them to bring up a popover which you can use to label, number, add text, colour, change the outline, or change the orientation of any element where appropriate. So you can have squares with rounded edges, and a different fill colour. Or you can change the style of a line, or its direction. There are lot of options for colours, fonts, sizes, line thickness / stippling etc.

Instaviz starts up with some “Help” Graphs in the workspace menu which are a novel way to provide an in-app tutorial. You can see, and read about most features of the app in the style of the very flow charts it makes. A very elegant (but simple) way to get things across to the user, and also introduce the interface for navigating them

Instaviz works seamlessly in landscape or portrait. A must for this kind of app in my opinion. Any app I get that doesn’t do this gets a paddington hard stare from me these days. Be warned app developers. It also has nice pinch to zoom, as well as autoscaling features to make the best use of the screen space to show your entire graph, or parts you want to focus on. Again, on the iPad you simply have more space before you have to employ pinching and zooming.

Making new graphs is as simple as tapping a “+” button on the app’s main screen. It is equally simple to duplicate Graphs and share them as a Photo, Email or Export document. Duplicate is a nice touch, as you can easily try two or three different idea branches from a base project without having to repeat layout work, or export and then import.

Importing, or exporting, offers a plethora of options including box.net, iDisk, and http or https service access to transfer files in our out of the device.

There are also several formats supported for exporting graphs; Graphiz GV, Acrobat PDF, PNG or Visio VDX.

And the pricing is right. I wish more app developers would start looking at this kind of price range.
App developers take note : If you produce a quality app there is no reason that you can’t charge $9 or $10 for something like this.

Instaviz is well worth its sticker price. Heartily recommended. Even if you just want to make mad logic Christmas trees! I jest. I actually used Instaviz this weekend to flow chart a complex landscape scrolling algorithm for one of my own iPhone apps. And for that one serious application it has already paid for itself in my book.

The Good

The Not So Good

Price: $9.99 (iTunes Store Preview)
Updated: Apr 01, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.6
Size: 3.2 MB
Languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
Seller: Pixelglow Software
© 2008–2009 Pixelglow Software Pty. Ltd.
Rated 4+
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.

]]> https://touchreviews.net/instaviz-review-flowchart-tool-ipad-iphone-ipod/feed/ 1 ReaddleDocs iPad Review. Ideal Document Viewer and Manager https://touchreviews.net/readdledocs-ipad-review-documents-viewer-manager/ https://touchreviews.net/readdledocs-ipad-review-documents-viewer-manager/#comments Mon, 05 Apr 2010 20:54:49 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=5952 Read More]]> ReaddleDocs for iPad [rating: 4/5]

Never be without an important document again!

Many of us have many documents in different places these days, our home computers, work computers, mobile devices, email not to mention the various cloud document resources such as Google Docs, iDisk and DropBox and so have a single repository on your mobile device where you can access all of these resources would be advantageous.

That is what ReaddleDocs for iPad developed by Readdle claims that it can do as a “revolutionary document viewer, file manager and attachment saver” and from my time using it while it may not be revolutionary it certainly does a lot of stuff!

The first thing to note however is that ReaddleDocs is a document viewer and file manager so if you need to edit your documents then you are going to need to look elsewhere, what ReaddleDocs allows you to do is access your documents from all their sources and save them locally for reading offline.

ReaddleDocs iPad_1

The setup of the application provides simple and easy access and navigation to your documents. The screen is split into two with the smaller left hand column providing the main menu navigation items while the contents of those items appear on the larger right hand side of the screen.

The first option is a link to your documents an the most recent ones appear at the top of the list and will include files from all the different resources that you’ve accessed. The documents list is also fully searchable and you can also easily mass move, delete, mail and zip these files regardless of where they have been downloaded from.

Setting up the sources from which you will be able to download the files is simple enough and once you’ve gone through the initial setup for each of the sources the details will be stored for future use.

When you open one of your resources the latest files are automatically refreshed. However if you wish to refresh the documents you have to exit and re-enter the data source. A refresh button within the data source would be nice.

Network resources cover many of the popular file repository’s, iDisk (both your own and other users public files), Dropbox, Google Docs, Box.net, MyDisk and filesanywhere as well as any other resource that uses the WebDAV protocol.

As a Google Docs user I was able to easily access my documents by adding my username and password and the setup should be just as simple as for any of the other resources.

You can also download documents from websites and from attachments in you email accounts, unfortunately there appears to be no option to connect to Microsoft Exchanges accounts which will surly limit the appeal to business users that use that email protocol.

ReaddleDocs iPad_2

Opening a document is simple, tap on your document source and a list of the documents will be listed. The default listing is alphabetical order but this can be changed and I found the list being sorted by date was much more relevant.

The documents on you remote resource can then be downloaded individually simply by clicking on it or you can select multiple files and download them all. This is obviously dependant on how much local free space you have so if you went for the 64gb option you should be able to download many more files locally than those with the base 16gb version.

When opening the documents they open full screen utilizing almost the whole screen of the iPad with just the menu bar at the top of the screen taking up some of the iPads real estate to give you options to create and access bookmarks and email the document using the inbuilt email functionality.

At just $4.99 ReaddleDocs is not going to break the bank and with the number of document sources available users should be able to get hold of all your documents in one place. If you need to access your documents especially offline when you are on the go then ReaddleDocs could be the ideal solution for you.

The Good

The Not So Good

Price: $4.99 (iTunes Store Preview)
Released: Apr 01, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.0.0
Size: 6.8 MB
Languages: English, Korean
Seller: Igor Zhadanov
© 2010 Readdle
You must be at least 17 years old to download this game.
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later.

]]> https://touchreviews.net/readdledocs-ipad-review-documents-viewer-manager/feed/ 1 Office² for iPhone Makes keyhole surgery on Word and Excel documents almost bearable! https://touchreviews.net/office-square-review-iphone/ https://touchreviews.net/office-square-review-iphone/#comments Wed, 10 Mar 2010 21:53:08 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=5341 Read More]]> Office² [rating: 4/5]

Office² (pronounced “Office Squared”) allows you to view and edit Word 97-2003 (.doc) and Excel 97-2003 (.xls) documents on your iPhone and iPod Touch. You can also view PDFs, and the app provides integration with Google Docs, iDisc and WebDav. Admittedly editing any document more ambitious than email on devices of this size can be painful at times, despite Apple’s great GUI. But “Office Squared” makes the process relatively painless.

Office2 fires up with a fairly sterile and business like front page with a settings and info icon, and an empty “Local Files” storage area.

Office 2 iPhone AppThe info icon takes you to a surprisingly verbose Help section with a massive array of instructional documents arranged in a kind of hypertext index. Sections are in there on everything from “Getting started” to “Creating a workbook” for Excel, to “Error codes” and “Product support”. If you can’t find the info you need there then you probably don’t need it! Each page takes a second or so to load, which is confusing at first because you think your touch has not been registered. But once loaded these scrollable pages are packed with info. Another small niggle is that the Back button doesn’t work on the index page of the help section to exit. Rather, you are supposed to use the Done button. The Back button only works when in an actual help document to get back to the help menu. However, it’s always visible. This is something the developers could, and should polish by simply turning that button off when it doesn’t do anything. Like I said, a small niggle, but there are a few things like this in Office2 that make it feel, well.. very like Microsoft Office!

In the settings screen are the options to enable sharing documents to and from your desktop computer, with Google Docs, your iDisk or a WebDAV server. All the web based options are as simple to use as plugging in your username and password and then returning to the main screen where an option is added to view your files online. From there you can choose to simply view them, or “move” or “save” them onto your device locally. Nice. However, here again certain options such as cancelling a transfer without choosing a destination are ignored. It would be far better if the buttons to do that were not there at all in the places the app chooses to ignore them. Sharing documents to and from your computer is done by typing the URL the application provides you with into any browser on a machine on your network, and then either clicking to download files onto your computer, or selecting files to upload to your iPod Touch or iPhone with a file selector. Simple.

Viewing and editing documents is great. You can touch them. Pinch zoom. Edit text. And a small subsection of the Office functions you would expect in each type of document are available on a scrolling menu bar at the bottom of the screen. You can do all of this in landscape or portrait mode simply by turning the device to the orientation you prefer as you work. It should be noted that you can’t edit PDF documents, but you can view them and pinch zoom them etc. With regards to my UI niggles I have to say I found the user interface trouble free when editing stuff.

Office 2 iPhone App_5You can also create new Word documents, or Excel spreadsheets in any of your document spaces. So that includes not only on your iPod or iPhone, but also on Google Docs online for example. There are also a wealth of options for what you can do with Excel spreadsheets, such as multiple worksheets with unlimited rows and columns, searching and sorting of cells, cell formatting, cell types, and pane freezing among other spreadsheet necessities. The iPhone’s touch screen is used effectively throughout, letting you tap and drag to change row heights and column widths, zoom, and tap cells to compose formulas. Really nice.

I herald from days in ancient computer history when getting any kind of Office document or PDF to view on even a Mac was a tortuous task. So it still seems neat to me to be able to work with these kinds of documents so easily. I certainly wouldn’t write a book, or manage my company accounts using “Office Squared”. But having documents I can make minor edits on with me on my iPhone feels great. Being able to plug into web based copies so easily is also cool.

Although the app costs the princely sum of $4.99. A small fortune in terms of iPhone software these days!! It’s well worth it, and I wish other developers would price their apps sensibly like this. Now all Byte Squared need to do is tidy up those UI niggles for me and this would be perfect.

If they ever get adventurous and add PDF editing as an option I’d pay considerably more for this app.

The Good

The Not So Good

Price: $4.99 (iTunes Store Preview)
Updated Feb 05, 2010
Reviewed Version: 3.0.1
Size: 2.6 MB
Languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Seller: Byte Squared
© Byte Squared Limited
Rated 4+
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.

]]> https://touchreviews.net/office-square-review-iphone/feed/ 0 ReaddleDocs 2.0 The Most Advanced File Management App For iPhone https://touchreviews.net/readdledocs-2-0-iphone-most-advanced-file-management-app/ https://touchreviews.net/readdledocs-2-0-iphone-most-advanced-file-management-app/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:57:01 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=4451 Read More]]> We reviewed ReaddleDocs in early May and it scored 5 stars. ReaddleDocs is a highly polished app which will certainly turn your iPhone into a powerful document and file management device.

The developers of ReaddleDocs have shown great interest in improving the app by releasing free updates for existing customers. The lastest Version 2.0 has set new standards for any business app in the App Store. Readdle has paid close attention to develop a superior user interface and offers advance features which would be hard to match at $4.99 (iTunes Store)

The update brings significant improvements in the overall performance, adds new features and makes the UI look more impressive than ever.

Version 2.0 Main Features:

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]]> https://touchreviews.net/readdledocs-2-0-iphone-most-advanced-file-management-app/feed/ 0 Scanner Pro Turns Your iPhone Into A Portable And User Friendly Scanner https://touchreviews.net/scanner-pro-iphone/ https://touchreviews.net/scanner-pro-iphone/#comments Fri, 23 Oct 2009 18:10:36 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=3330 Read More]]> Scanner Pro [rating: 4/5]

Is that a scanner in your pocket? You’ll be pleased to use this!

Scanner Pro transforms iPhone into portable scanner in your pocket. It lets you scan multipage documents, email them and even upload to MobileMe iDisk or any other WebDAV enabled server. You can also transfer scanned document to desktop computer over Wi-Fi and, if you use iPhone 3GS, transform it into editable MS Word file with desktop OCR tool of your choice.

Storming in with a professional looking metallic theme and rather a bold claim of turning your iPhone into a portable scanner, Readdle offers yet another high quality business app for your iPhone. Scanner Pro which in reality is an app that takes images from your camera or camera roll (so pretty much anything) and compiles them into a .pdf file ready to be sent using a vast range of sharing functions.

Scanner Pro iPhone

Scanner Pro iPhone

You have in-app email, iDisk and webdav support and finally wifi sharing like a lot file storage apps however I couldn’t get this to work at time of review and more likely something on my side.

Scanner Pro iPhone_2

Scanner Pro iPhone_2

When creating a pdf you have a good deal of control on how you want it to look right up to adjusting the images in it, with an option to change it to grayscale and adjust it’s contrast and brightness this sadly is the limit of image post processing, but you are free to change the order of the images and add or remove them at any time. I’ve notice that if the application crashes while your adjusting a freshly taken image you will loose that image so you are better off taking pictures normally then importing them into scanner pro before tweaking them to your heart’s content.

Scanner Pro iPhone_3

Scanner Pro iPhone_3

I’m pleased to see multi document support with nice preview ability and a surprise appearance of password protection but only to access the pdf (no advanced print control functionality here) something I wouldn’t have expected in an app like this. A pretty comprehensive help function with navigation links is good to see here to help the non tech savvy of us however the flick to scroll feels a little off compared to anything else I’ve used so that makes long help pages a bit of a chore to scroll through.

Scanner Pro is perfect for the avid note taker more comfortable with pen and paper, still wanting to pass on their work digitally in a well supported format with an app that can fit in with a variety of business workflows. I do feel the current feature set doesn’t quite justify the pro moniker as the lack of annotation tools and full pdf security options let it down but I’m sure this will be fixed with future updates.

official-app-store-badge_touch_4Price: $6.99

(19/10/09) as of version 1

The Good

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Reviewed by: TylerDurdan

]]> https://touchreviews.net/scanner-pro-iphone/feed/ 1 PDF Expert: All Your PDF Needs Now in Your Pocket https://touchreviews.net/pdf-expert-iphone-review-pdf-pocket/ https://touchreviews.net/pdf-expert-iphone-review-pdf-pocket/#comments Mon, 14 Sep 2009 07:01:18 +0000 https://touchreviews.net/?p=2841 Read More]]> PDF Expert [rating: 4.5/5]

More and more companies are sending out documents in PDF format these days and with the iPhone also being used as a professional device having a good PDF document reader for it makes complete sense.

When you initially launch PDF Expert you are presented with a User Guide for the app in PDF format, (what else!) and to get an idea of what this app will do for you not only can you read this guide but just opening it starts you off being able to use some of it’s functions.

The documents will display in both landscape and portrait mode. Landscape will allow you to read the document easier while in portrait mode you can view full pages, in full color, and access the menu items. And it’s these menu’s options that really bring this app to life.

PDF Expert iPhone

First up is the search option which works excellently, simply enter the word you wish to find in the search box at the top of the page and after it has finished searching, which took only a matter of seconds for a 100 page document, you can the move though each of the found words using the arrow keys.

Copying the text of any document is easy too. After selecting the copy option a block is highlighted on the page which you can resize and move by simply touching the screen. Once you’ve highlighted the text you want you simply tap the Copy button and that text will be available for you to copy into any other application. Other options include Bookmarking, very important especially while ready large documents, Go to page which does just what it say’s and an email option that allows you to forward your PDF doc to someone via email.

The display of the documents is clear and easy to read and zooming utilizes the standard touch screen controls making it very intuitive to navigate around. If you receive password protected documents then PDF Expert can handle those too. It’s not limited to PDF documents either as it can also view MS Offics, HTML and txt files too.

The best feature of this PDF application for me though was the ability to drag and drop files to my iPhone and have them directly appear within the PDF Expert document. This means all the files I download to my PC can easily be transfered to my iPhone quickly and easily over the wifi network by simply entering setting up the iPhone in your Network Places. And don’t worry if you’ve not done that before because the applications steps you though it and you will be up and away within a matter of seconds.

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PDF Expert is a one stop shop for all your PDF needs so if you use your iPhone/iPod Touch for work and/or handle a lot of PDF documents this app is a must for you. If you’re quick you can get hold of it for just $3.99.

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Reviewed By: Craig Willis

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Perfect app for carrying your documents and files where ever you go!

– Copy Files Directly From any Mac or Windows Computer
– Read all common office documents
– Save attachements you have goy in the Email
– Email files stored in Readdledocs to your colleagues and partners
– Read books on the go
– Transfer files to your iPhone with or without Wi-Fi
– Save documents from the web
– Access MobileMe iDisk and other popular Web Storages
– Exchange files with other iPhone users

I am highly impressed with the quality of ReaddleDocs. The developers of ReaddleDocs have covered almost all possible ways of leaveraging iPhone’s capabilities to be used as a complete document and file management device. Since Apple opened the gates for iPhone’s enterprise capabilities, Business apps have flooded the app store. ReaddleDocs surely shines amongst all in providing a very satisfactory experience in document and file management.

ReaddleDocs UI is very intuitive. You can choose to view available Documents, go online using Wi-Fi or ReaddleDocs account, use in-line web browser to download documents from web, view recent documents and configure settings.

Viewing a particular document or file has an option to email it as an attachment, bookmark the spot where you stopped reading and fast scroll for documents with large number of pages. The app can also show pictures taken from the camera roll and in the photo albums.

Readdle offers you 512MB of free storage on their web storage service http://readdle.com/register/appstore which can be used to upload your documents with an easy to use interface (multiple uploading possible) and then acceses through ReaddleDocs app on your iPhone/iPod touch anywhere. The app also supports WebDAV protocol to share data with computers via Wi-Fi. You can also configure MobileMe iDisk and Other Servers too.

The in-line web browser is a very useful feature as you can browse for documents and download (books) without leaving the app. After you configure your Readdle account you can use your uniqe email address to forward attachments and view using ReaddleDocs app.

ReaddleDocs supports following document formats for viewing:
– Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint (.doc/.docx, .xls/.xlsx, .ppt/.pptx)
– Apple iWorks: Pages, Numbers, Keynote (.pages, .keynote, .numbers)
– Portable document format (.pdf)
– Web pages (.html, .htm)
– Rich text documents (.rtf, rtfdnew)
– Text files (.txt)
– Fiction book (.fb2)
– Plucker e-books (.pdb)
– Images (.jpeg, .jpg, .gif, .png. .tiff)
– NEWMedia formats (mp3, mp4, 3gp, mov, mpv)

The app also has an option to use safari bookmarklet, set a passkey to protect your documents and sort documents in different folders. Readdle also provides extensive documention detailing each and every feature with the app.

ReaddleDocs is a highly polished app which will ceratinly make your iPhone more powerful than it ever was!

official-app-store-badge_4Price $9.99

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