Monthly Archives: May 2015

The iPad Lawyer – Seminars and Apps – 5/28/2015

Good morning, all. I trust this finds all of you well and using your iOS devices to their max! As you can tell, there hasn’t been a lot going on in the world of apps that I found worthy of reporting about. Personally, I think the release of Apple Watch has created such a stir in the world of developers that most are waiting around to see how they can incorporate the watch into their offerings.

However, today there are a couple of apps I want to tell you about.

As you know, one of my favorite and most-used apps is iThoughts HD. It’s a mindmapping app. But I use it as an amazing PIM.  The app is normally $9.99. Today it is only $4.99. You save $5.00.

App Store Link — https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ithoughts-mindmap/id866786833?mt=8

Publisher Link — http://toketaware.com/

If you use your iPhone or iPad to manipulate and create images, you’re going to want to check out Pixelmator. You can do graphic design, photo painting, and other advanced editing of your images with it. And, best of all, it’s now available on both the iPad and iPhone. The app is $4.99.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id924695435?mt=8

Publisher Link – http://www.pixelmator.com

Some of you continue to ask about business card scanning. Well, I use ScanBizCards. And now it’s available for use on your iPad as well as your iPhone. It’s only $.99.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scanbizcards-business-card/id335047649?mt=8

Publisher Link – https://www.circleback.com/scanbizcards

The lecture circuit has been quiet while Apple rolls out the Apple Watch. I’ll be appearing, again, for Apple in October up in the San Francisco and Palo Alto. More information to come!

Finally, speaking of watches, I’ll be putting together my “The 10 Things You’re Doing Wrong With Your Apple Watch (and how to fix them)” booklet in the near future. I’ve been super busy getting ready for the release of my new book, “The Most Magical Secret – 4 Weeks to an Ecstatic Life” which is coming out in July. As a reminder, you can still get on the mailing list for The Most Magical Secret here >>> http://thebookspot.org/mostmagicalsecret

That’s all for now. Here’s to your continued iOS success! – Scott

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A New Book from Scott is Coming (and it’s something different)

Happy Friday, iPad Lawyer Tribe –

There hasn’t been a lot to report on the app front unfortunately. I think everyone is still attempting to figure out where the Apple Watch fits in with everything. I have a feeling that there will be some interesting things to report in the near future.

In the meantime, I wanted to let you know about a new book I’ve written and which will be released soon. It’s called The Most Magical Secret – 4 Weeks to an Ecstatic Life.

The Most Magical Secret is something a little different.

It reveals my tried-and-tested methods for finally moving from wishing to having. Instead of going through each day hoping that serendipity will lead you in a new, different, and better direction, you will discover how to transform yourself into a powerful, goal-seeking, outcome-creating human dynamo in as little as 4 weeks.

If you’re ready for ambitious results instead of merely being the result of someone else’s ambition, the principles in this new book will help you ease the heavy-lifting and will cause you to manifest powerful, positive, and profound outcomes.

You can see another post I made about all this at my Thinking Magically site here >>> https://scottgrossberg.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/thinking-magically-a-new-book-from-scott/

Or you can simply sign up for my Most Magical Mailing List and stay up-to-date by going here >>> http://thebookspot.org/mostmagicalsecret

Have a great Memorial weekend! Here’s to your continued iOS success! – Scott

The iPad Lawyer – Discover the Truth About Putting an Apple Watch to Work

The iPad Lawyer  – Discover the Truth About Putting an Apple Watch to Work

by

Scott J. Grossberg, Esq.

“Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.”
– Franz Kafka

While it has been reported that Apple has sold more than a million of its new Apple Watches, less than half of those have been delivered. Most of you reading this haven’t yet received yours or are still waiting to figure out if you even want, let alone need, one. The good news is that I’ve been able to road test the watch for you, decide whether it’s a solid business tool, and determine what apps are even worth using in a business setting.

I could probably write a new book about the Apple Watch and the secrets I’ve discovered for its use. Until that happens, I trust I have your permission to share some of the apps I believe will change your effectiveness, efficiency and, hopefully, your profitability.

The Apple Watch is loaded with apps when it’s shipped. Many of those will get you going literally right out of the box. But, here are some third party apps you’ll want to download for use. Please note: You download an app to your iPhone and, if it is Apple Watch compatible, the Apple Watch version will automatically be synced and appear for use on the watch. Naturally, you can choose which apps you want to appear on your wrist at any time through the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

With that out of the way, here are the Apple Watch apps that I now use all the time in a business setting. (The prices that I’ve included are what were posted at press time. App prices change all the time, so please check them first before you download one.)

CREATING NOTES

EVERNOTE (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evernote/id281796108?mt=8) and DRAFTS 4 ($9.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/drafts-4-quickly-capture-notes/id905337691?mt=8).  One of the beautiful things about the Apple Watch is the ability to quickly enter and save notes. Both the Evernote and Drafts 4 apps allow you to use your watch as a down-and-dirty dictating device. With Evernote, you start the app on your watch, click the “+” button, and begin dictating audibly with Siri. Your dictation is converted to text. You are then given the option to “Save” what you have created and you can even set a reminder date. What you eventually save will be part of your formal Evernote account and accessible from any computer. In the Drafts 4 app, when you launch the app it is immediately looking to “capture” a voice dictation and convert it to text. It is then automatically saved to your Drafts 4 Inbox.

ROUTE MAPPING

CITYMAPPER (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/citymapper-ultimate-real-time/id469463298?mt=8).  I’ve used this app in London, Paris, and Chicago. Simply, it’s trip planning in real time. And it’s marvelous. Just a little trick . . . When using it with your iPhone, you can take a screen shot of the route that’s created and work from that if battery usage or connectivity is an issue.

WEATHER

DARK SKY ($3.99 – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dark-sky-weather-radar-hyperlocal/id517329357?mt=8).  I know that there’s a native weather app for your Apple Watch. Dark Sky, however, is just perfect for your new device, gives you a weather outlook for 5 days, and is incredibly easy and quick to use.

NEWS

NY TIMES (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nytimes-breaking-national/id284862083?mt=8), CNN (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cnn-app-for-iphone/id331786748?mt=8) and USA TODAY (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/usa-today-for-ipad/id364257176?mt=8). These are the apps that will put major headlines on your wrist.

PRESENTATIONS

KEYNOTE ($9.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keynote/id361285480?mt=8) and POWERPOINT (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-powerpoint/id586449534?mt=8). Both of these apps allow you to control a slide deck that’s on your iPhone from the watch. What this means for you is that you can have your slide deck connected to an Apple TV, for example, and projected to your audience. You can then control the presentation from your wrist.

CALENDARING/TRAVEL TIME

TEMPO (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tempo-smart-calendar/id593819390?mt=8). Among other things, Tempo reads your Calendar event information and the addresses you have entered for those events. It then gives you an estimated drive time for those events. I LOVE this app!

CAPTURE BILLABLE HOURS

TIMELY (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/timely-scheduling-time-tracking/id619462420?mt=8), HOURS (FREE – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hours-time-tracking/id895933956?mt=8), and ATRACKER PRO ($4.99 – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/atracker-pro-daily-task-time/id519561306?mt=8). Let me begin this section with an observation. None of these apps are incredibly robust time and activity trackers. They are, however, some really brilliant ways to capture activity and timing from your wrist that you might otherwise lose. Each of them is rather unique and perhaps a bit quirky in the way they function. Take a look at them and find the one that fits with your personal workflow.

There are a few other apps I might talk about in a later article. In the meantime, I want to leave you with one important trick: With Apple Watch apps being developed and released constantly, there’s going to come a time when one or more apps stop working or get hung up on your Apple Watch. If and when that should happen, you can force the troublesome app to quit running by doing the following:

  1. Press and hold the side button on your watch (the one below the digital crown) until the sliders appear and offer you the two options to power off or reserve battery
    2.  Let go of the side button
    3.  Repress the side button
    4.  Your Home screen will then appear

This will shut down the offending app and you can go on with your other business.

Must you have an Apple Watch? No. You can survive without one. However, I believe the faster you put the Apple Watch to work for you, the faster you’ll be more successful.

Here’s to your continued iOS at Work Success! – Scott

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