Are you smarter than a 3rd grader?

A lot of people spend too much time taping receipts to 8.5" x 11" paper just to scan it and turn it in to a PDF to upload into an expense report system.

I don't know about you but I've got too much to do when I get back from a trip to have an arts and craft hour at my desk. Scanner Pro by Readdle is on sale during Christmas for $2.99. This will last until the 26th.

If you want to get really fancy with automation possibilities, and for FREE, go pickup Scanbot. Website

Either way, it will show you're far more capable than an 8 year old. It's time to start living in 2014 and create a PDF of your receipts as you make your purchases. I like both of these apps for this functionality and much more. You can't go wrong either way. Get both!

DayOne Sale

If you think you want to journal more in 2015 I couldn't recommend a better app than DayOne. It's on sale for $0.99 For iOS and well worth it.

I keep track of personal entries only but with tagging one could easily include work or other kinds of thoughts. Add photos, geolocation, current weather all automatically while jotting down what's in your head whenever you want with this journal you can carry wherever you go. Day One (Journal / Notes / Diary) by Bloom Built, LLC

Safari Automation

This might be enough to get me to use Safari again...thanks Frederico Viticci!!

Update: here is a link for you to build your own automations.

Mailbox - A 5 Star App


A couple of weeks ago I gained access to the Mailbox app and I can't stop telling people how great it is.  I've been able to stay on top of my mail and with it's reminder capabilities, I no longer have to worry about forgetting to respond to an email when I have time to give a thoughtful response.  If you into GTD but haven't yet been able to conquer your inbox, I would highly recommend getting on the wait list for access. 

Currently it works only with Gmail, but I've heard rumblings that it might add Exchange support in a future update, maybe as a premium service.  I gotta say that I'll be quick to jump on that if I have the opportunity.  This app actually makes you want to have email to deal with because it's so easy to handle with the reminders, lists, and touch based gestures.

Get it! Do it now!


Drafts - An App To Get Excited About

Maybe it's just because I'm a geek, but I'm excited about this app.  I've known about it for quite some time but only recently decided to purchase it.  I'm sure glad I did.  I've started experimenting with ways to tweak the URL actions and would be glad to share what I've go so far.

For instance copy this text to setup a URL action to search


Happy Draft-ing!


My Next iPad Accessory

I saw this on Shark Tank recently and think this would be great for improving the audio quality of the iPad, when traveling especially.  I often find myself in a hotel room wanting to watch a movie but not wanting to wear earbuds.  I set my iPad on the nightstand and settle in to watch my movie with the sound cranked, but sometimes it's not enough especially for the quieter scenes in the movie.  SoundBender will do the trick.  I've used my hand to redirect sound at times when playing a video for friends in a noisy place and this product is like a tiny little cupped hand redirecting delicious sound right into your cochlea!


I wonder if they will ever make one for the iPhone?