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1 | 2012 Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas | May 22-25, 2012 Best of AppMaven PC/iPad Tools and Apps that Deliver on a Shoestring Budget

2 Overview Review and demo free and paid applications PC and iPad Useful for business development, capture, and proposal development stages (and daily life!) Discuss: 2 Type Vendor Cost Purposes Similar tools Website

3 PC applications Prezi (cloud-based presentation software works across web, PCs, Macs, mobile devices (with apps)) Evernote (idea, projects, & notes management across web, PCs, Macs, mobile devices (iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows) ) Microsoft OneNote 2010 (planner & note taking software, capture text, images, & video & audio notes across PC, web, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, Symbian) Dropbox (cloud storage for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry) = will show iPad version too 3

4 PC applications (cont.) Citelighter (cloud-based in-browser research tool to find content, automatically cite sources, & provide organizational framework for writing documents) Priority Matrix (task management & prioritization paradigm based on 4-quadrants method (cloud sync between iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Windows)) Acronyms Master Pro (acronyms & abbreviations list generator) SnagIt 11.0 (screen, text, video capture, markup, and management utility) 4

5 PC applications (cont.) NXPowerLite (on-the-fly file compression) X1 Professional Client (enterprise-class desktop search application ) everystockphoto (search engine for freely licensed photos) Wikimedia Commons (database of 12,597,248 freely usable media files) 12,597,248freely usable 5

6 PC applications (cont.) Creative Commons (CC) Search (search tool for accessing multiple content search services) Trello (project collaboration tool) WinZip ZipSend (large file transmission) 6

7 Prezi Type: cloud-based presentation software works across web, PCs, Macs, mobile devices (with apps) Vendor: Prezi Cost: free web-based core features & service with 100MB storage, $59 - $159/year for private and desktop capabilities Purposes: presentation hybrid between whiteboards and slides Similar tools: MS PowerPoint Website: http://prezi.com 7

8 Prezi 8

9 Evernote Type: idea, projects, & notes management across web, PCs, Macs, mobile devices (iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows) Phone 7, WebOS) Vendor: Evernote Cost: free (basic), $5/month or $45/year (premium) Purposes: Create text, photo and audio notes Clip web pages including text, links, and images Synchronize your notes across your devices Search for text within snapshots and images Similar tools: MS OneNote Website: http://www.evernote.com 9

10 Evernote 10

11 Microsoft OneNote 2010 Type: planner & note taking software, capture text, images, & video & audio notes across PC, web, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, Symbian Vendor: Microsoft Cost: included in most MS Office versions Purposes: Work seamlessly across applications Discover new ways to organize your information Quickly file information into the right places Stay on top of changes to group projects Gain instant access to your information Access your notebooks from virtually anywhere Similar tools: Evernote Website: HA101807936.aspx HA101807936.aspx 11

12 Microsoft OneNote 12

13 Dropbox Type: cloud storage for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry Vendor: Dropbox Cost: free (2GB), Pro 50 (50GB) $99.99/year, etc. Purposes: any file saved to Dropbox will automatically save and sync to all your computers, mobile devices, & Dropbox website Constant access to files Add files to "Favorites" for fast, offline viewing Easily save photos and videos to your Dropbox. Share docs & photos with teammates Save email attachments straight to Dropbox Similar tools: iCloud Website: https://www.dropbox.com 13

14 Dropbox 14

15 Citelighter Type: cloud-based in-browser research tool to find content, automatically cite sources, provide organizational framework for writing documents Vendor: Citelighter Cost: free Purposes: organize research, add notes, create bibliography, format citations (MLA, Chicago, APA), export (to MS Word, Google Docs, or email), view projects Website: http://www.citelighter.com 15

16 Citelighter 16

17 Priority Matrix Type: task management/prioritization paradigm based on 4-quadrants method (cloud sync between iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Windows) Vendor: Appfluence Cost: $20 single license/$50 family license Purposes: Plan, track, and organize multiple projects Organize tasks into 4 customizable quadrants Track project progress Use recurring tasks Cloud sync among platforms and devices Email project summary & reporting Similar tools: spreadsheet Website: http://appfluence.com 17

18 Priority Matrix 18

19 Acronyms Master Type: acronyms & abbreviations list generator Distributor: Plimus Cost: Lite $49, Pro $85, free trial Purposes: Analyze documents Find acronyms and their abbreviations (meanings) Generate list of acronyms and abbreviations Built-in database of 50,000 acronyms/abbreviations (Pro) Find & highlight first instance of acronym Black list/white list/project list support and sharing “Search the Web” option in results table Similar tools: Acrowizard Website: http://acronyms-master.com 19

20 Acronyms Master 20

21 Snagit 11 Type: screen, text, video capture, markup, and management utility Vendor: TechSmith Cost: $49.95/person, 30-day free trial version (Windows, Mac) (English, German, French versions) Purposes: Screen capture utility useful for solutioning, storyboarding, writing, graphics Take a photo of your computer screen, including long webpages. Create quick demo videos to share with anyone. Enhance images with stamps, text, and effects. Organize your screen captures with easy auto-storing and tagging features. Share your images and videos to presentations, social media sites, and more. Similar tools: MWSnap, Windows Snipping Tool (via PC Start menu), CNTL + PrtScnMWSnap Website: 21

22 Snagit 22

23 NXPowerLite Type: on-the-fly file compression Vendor: Neuxpower Cost: $49.95, free 30-day trial Purposes: Compress MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel, JPEG, and PDF files by up to 95% Compress files from within MS Office, or integrate with email client to compress email attachments automatically as they are sent Files remain in original format (they look and function identically to originals, but are much smaller) Website: desktop/ desktop/ 23

24 NXPowerLite 24

25 X1 Professional Client Type: enterprise-class desktop search application Vendor: X1 Technologies, Inc. Cost: $49.99, free 14-day trial Purposes: Indexes and searches +500 file types (all major e-mail clients, local and networked drives, folders, and files) Finds e-mail messages and attachments, system files and documents, appointments and calendar entries, contacts, pictures, music, and Web sites Suitable for small and large companies, corporate networks, and individuals Similar tools: dtSearch, Windows Start Button SearchdtSearch Website: 25

26 X1 26

27 everystockphoto Type: search engine for freely licensed photos Vendor: Vibrant Software Cost: free Purposes: Millions of freely licensed photos from many sources All images are license-specific – most are free to use, under specific conditions Free membership allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos Similar tools: Mike Parkinson’s Top 13 Websites for Low-Cost Business Graphics article; 24 Hour Company eZine; Lohfeld Consulting Group News & Knowledge Center and Insights Blog Website: http://www.everystockphoto.comTop 13 Websites for Low-Cost Business Graphics article24 Hour Company eZineLohfeld Consulting Group News & Knowledge CenterInsights Blog 27

28 everystockphoto 28

29 Wikimedia Commons Type: database of 12,597,248 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute12,597,248freely usable anyone can contribute Vendor: Wikimedia Foundation Cost: free Purposes: Media file repository of public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (photographs, scanned images, diagrams, animations, audio (e.g. music, spoken dialogue) and video clips) in multiple languagesin multiple languages Copy, use, and modify files freely following terms specified by authors Searchable and organized by topic, location, type, author, license, and source Similar tools: ? Website: 29

30 Wikimedia Commons 30

31 Creative Commons (CC) Search Type: search tool for accessing multiple content search services Vendor: Creative Commons Cost: free Purposes: Search the following for images, media, music, videos Similar tools: ? Website: http://search.creativecommons.org Europeana (media) Flickr (images) Fotopedia (images) Google (web) Google Images (images) Jamendo (music) Open Clip Art Library (images) SpinXpress (media) Wikimedia Commons (media) YouTube (video) 31

32 Creative Commons (CC) Search 32

33 Trello Type: project collaboration tool Vendor: Fog Creek Software Cost: free Purposes: Organizes your projects into boards Provides at-a-glance project status Works on just about any device…smartphones, tablets, laptops – point browser to Nothing to install or update Use for event planning, software development, to-do lists, tracking writing assignments, recruiting, consulting management, sales, customer support Similar tools: ? Website: https://trello.com 33

34 Trello 34

35 WinZip ZipSend Type: large file transmission Vendor: WinZip Cost: free Purposes: Send large files (up to 50MB) free Works behind the scenes with Microsoft Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, & Hotmail Similar tools: ? Website: https://zipsend.com 35

36 WinZip Send 36

37 Your PC favorites? Share your favorite productivity apps TweetChat Tablet SnapIt Print Tree ? 37

38 iPad apps Productivity ( ature=related) ature=related Note taking, meeting management File download, storage, search, compress Browsers, search Book readers, library books Magazines Reference Utilities App reviews, discovery Maps, travel, dining Drawing, photos, color management, fonts Social media, blogging Entertainment News Games We’ll review AppMaven’s favorite iPad apps in these categories: Get AppMaven’s list of 300+ favorite iPad apps at 38

39 iPad apps – productivity CloudOn (MS Office in the cloud), free iThoughts HD (mindmapping), $7.99 Priority Matrix (project planning/schedule management tool), $3.99 iAnnotate PDF (PDF reader/organizer with annotation capability), $9.99 PDF Expert – Fill forms, annotate PDFs (PDF reader/organizer with annotation capability), $9.99 39

40 iPad apps – productivity (cont.) Microsoft OneNote for iPad (note-taking), free Evernote (note-taking, project mgmt), free MemClip (web clipping to Evernote), $1.99 Skitch for iPad (mark up photos, screenshots, maps, and webpages), free Whiteboard Share (capture and share whiteboard discussions), iPhone, free Prezi Viewer (Prezi viewer and editor), free 40

41 iPad apps – productivity (cont.) Drop It Off (Shipping resource locator), $1.99 Slideshark: PowerPoint Presentations on the iPad (PowerPoint converter), free X1 Mobile Search (search PC or Mac), free Teambox HD (task management and project collaboration), free SG Project (project schedule management), $9.99 41

42 iPad apps – productivity (cont.) Pomodoro App for iPad (time management), $5.99 Index Card (organize thoughts, storyboards), $4.99 Mindjet for iPad (mindmapping), free Soundcloud (royalty free music), free Instaviz (diagram & flowchart sketching), $9.99 42

43 iPad apps – note taking & meeting mgmt Notes (note taking), iPad built-in Notebooks for iPad (note taking), $8.99 Penultimate (handwritten notes), $1.99 Simplenote (note taking that syncs to cloud), free ($19.99 premium) MagicalPad (outlining, mindmapping, note taking), $.99 (80% off sale) 43

44 Filer (manage, view, and share files; extract files), $3.99 Dropbox (sync and share files online and across computers), free X1 Mobile Search (search email, attachments, & docs on desktop), free GotoMyPC (connect to PC remotely), free app (requires GoToMyPC subscription) WinZip (open zip or RAR files), free iPad apps – file management 44

45 iPad apps – browsers/search Google Search (image recognition searching, voice search), free Firefox Home (syncs Firefox desktop history, bookmarks and open tabs), free Photon Flash Player Browser for iPad (view Flash apps/web pages), $4.99 Puffin Web Browser (view Flash apps/web pages), $2.99 45

46 iPad apps – book readers, library books Kindle (ereader, online bookstore), free Nook (ereader, online bookstore), free Bluefire Reader (read Adobe DRM ebooks and library books, online bookstore), free OverDrive Media Console – Library eBooks and Audiobooks (borrow library books), free 46

47 iPad apps – magazines Zinio (magazine newsstand and reader), free, (charge for magazines, some available for free) Newsstand (magazine newsstand and reader), iPad built in Magazine apps (SpinKnit, Colorways), generally free apps with paid subscriptions or individual issues 47

48 iPad apps – reference EasyBib, for iPad (create MLA, APA, Chicago style citations), free Encyclopaedia Britannica (complete Encyclopaedia Britannica), free app ($1.99/month subscription) Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus, $24.99 WolframAlpha (expert knowledge and computation), $2.99 Computer Desktop Encyclopedia (CDE) (Computer concepts and terminology), iPad/iPhone/PC, $4.99 Wiki Offline – A Wikipedia Experience (offline full text of all Wikipedia articles), $9.99 48

49 iPad apps – utilities Digits Calculator for iPad + iPhone (correctable calculator), $1.99 Converter for iPad (unit and currency converter), $.99 ParkBuddy (parking spot locator), $.99 Nightstand Central for iPad (clock, alarm, lullaby, white noise, weather, wallpaper), $2.99 1TapAlarm (timer, reminder), $1.99 Cox Mobile Connect (manage phones, VM, TV, DVR, etc.), free 49

50 iPad apps – app reviews, discovery AppAdvice (advice and reviews of apps and info about iDevices), $1.99 Appolicious (advice and reviews of applications and info about iDevices), free Discovr apps (discover new apps), $1.99 50

51 iPad apps – maps, travel, dining ZAGAT (dining guide), $9.99/year Urbanspoon for iPad (dining guide), free TripIt (travel info consolidator), free (pro subscription is $48.99/year) Wx for iPad (weather forecast – U.S.), $3.99 WeightWatchers Mobile/WW Scan/WW Kitchen (online weight/activity tracking), free (paid subscription) 51

52 iPad apps – photos iPhoto (organize & edit photos), $4.99 Photo-Sort for iPad (organize photos & videos), $1.99 PhotoShop (PS) Express (photo editing), free (in-app purchases) PhotoPad by Zagg (photo editing), free 52

53 iPad apps – drawing, color, fonts Color Expert (color swatch selection, color palette development), (iPhone), $9.99 Colors by number (color schemes), $1.99 iDraw (vector-based drawing/illustration), $8.99 Fonts! (view all fonts on iPad), free 53

54 iPad-compatible fonts Academy Engraved LET American Typewriter Apple Color Emoji Apple SD Gothic ArialMT Arial Hebrew Arial Rounded MT Bold Bangla Sangam MN Baskerville Bodoni 72 Bodoni 72 Oldstyle Bodoni 72 Smallcaps Bodoni Ornaments Bradley Hand Chalkboard SE Chalkduster Cochin Copperplate Courier Courier New DB LCD Temp Devanagari Sangam MN Didot Euphemia UCAS Futura-Medium Geeza Pro Georgia Gill Sans Gujarati Sangam MN Gurmukhi MN Heiti SC Heiti TC Helvetica Helvetica Neue Hiragino Kaku Gothic ProN Hiragino Mincho ProN Hoefler Text Kailasa Kannada Sangam MN Malayalam Sangam MN Marion Marker Felt Noteworthy Optima Oriya Sangam MN Palatino Papyrus Party LET Sinhala Sangam MN Snell Roundhand Tamil Sangam MN Telugu Sangam MN Thonburi Times New Roman Trebuchet MS Verdana Zapf Dingbats Zapfino 54

55 iPad apps – social media and blogging MyPad – for Facebook & Twitter (multi-user Facebook & Twitter interface), free (sale) HootSuite for Twitter (send and schedule Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare updates), free APMP (APMP social media, mobile feed, profile, messaging, connections, search), iPhone, free Feeddler RSS Reader for iPad and iPhone (RSS reader), free 55

56 iPad apps – entertainment (education) PBS for iPad (PBS programs), free Netflix (movies and TV shows), free (paid subscription) TED (+700 TEDTalk videos – entire collection), free iTunes U (take courses for free), free Discovr Movies (find new movies), $1.99 56

57 iPad apps – news CNN App for iPad (live and breaking news and videos), free USA Today (24/7 print news), free AP Mobile (local & global news from AP), free 57

58 iPad apps – favorite games Angry Birds – multiple versions (fling birds at pigs), free-$2.99 depending on version The Treasures of Montezuma (matching), $4.99 Monopoly, $9.99 Scrabble, $9.99 Shrek Karting (driving game), $4.99 Venice Mystery (puzzle game), $1.99 Air Hockey, $.99 Pictureka! (picture search), $4.99 58

59 Conclusion Bonus – Questions? Your favorites? Beth Wingate, AF.APMP APMP 2012 COO Managing Director Lohfeld Consulting Group, Inc. 12202 Fox Hunter Place, Fairfax, VA 22030 Office: 703.266.2653 Cell: 703.638.2433 59

60 PO Box 77272 Washington, DC 20013-7272 Phone: (202) 450-2549 60

61 Additional PC tools of interest Be sure to take a look at these handy PC tools from AppMaven’s 2010 – 2011 APMP presentations 61

62 PPTools Image Export Type: MS PowerPoint high-res image extraction Vendor: Rindsberg Photography, Inc. (PPTools) Cost: $29.95 Purposes: Control image export size and name Exports as GIF, JPG, PNG, WMF, EMF, and TIFF Exports one slide, selected slides, or entire presentation Eliminates text jaggies when saving images from MS PowerPoint 2002 and later Allows customer image names/numbers Allows image size selection Supports pre-press repro size and line screen specification Website: 62

63 PPTools Image Export 63

64 Wordman Hiliter Type: MS Word add-in Vendor: Wordman Cost: $50 Purposes: Wordman's Hiliter – concurrently check for multiple words and phrase, each with a different highlight color and search criteria (great for annotating an RFP) Website: 64

65 WordMan Hiliter 65

66 AcroWizard 2.1 Type: Acronym manager/finder/list generator Vendor: Anvil Logic, Inc. Website: Cost: $79.99/person (free fully functional evaluation version) Purpose: Analyze document and build accurate table of acronyms in seconds Find acronym definitions Show if acronym is defined in document and defined at first use Include this information in resulting table of acronyms Similar tools: Proposal phase(s): All 66

67 AcroWizard 2.1 67

68 ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0 Type: PDF converter Vendor: ABBYY Website: Cost: $79.99/person 15-day/50-page free trial Purposes: Intuitive, versatile, multilingual tool converts any type of PDF into editable formats with original layout and formatting retained Create PDFs directly from MS Office applications with one click Combine multiple files from different sources into one PDF Adjust PDF, redact sensitive information, add stamps, turn files to searchable and protected PDF documents, or turn them into PDF/A format Similar tools: PrimoPDF ConverterPrimoPDF Converter Proposal phase(s): Solutioning, research, RFP review, storyboarding, writing 68

69 ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0 69

70 PrimoPDF Converter Type: PDF converter Vendor: Nitro PDF, Inc. Website: Cost: free Purposes: CNET ® "Top 30,” #1 ranked "PDF Software" utility on PDF creation utility that enables printing to PDF from virtually any Windows application World's most widely-used free PDF creation tool One-click, drag-and-drop PDF creation Create PDF files that can be opened in any PDF viewer Convert 300+ file types to PDF Protect and encrypt information with strong password-based PDF security Set PDF metadata Similar tools: ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0 Proposal phase(s): Solutioning, research, RFP review, storyboarding, writing 70

71 PrimoPDF Converter 71

72 MindManager 2012 Type: Mindmapping Vendor: MindJet Cost: $349/person, free 30-day trial (iPad, iPhone, PC, Android) Purposes: Solutioning, RFP review, storyboarding, writing, meetings Visually organize and manage information, people and projects Improve work processes—visually document best practices Brainstorm and document meeting minutes/actions Templates included with product and downloadable from website Website: Similar tools: FreeMind, iMindMap, Inspiration, Compendium, Freeplane, XMindFreeMindiMindMapInspiration CompendiumFreeplaneXMind 72

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