My Friend Tom Davanaugh is more enthusiastic about his iPhone than any other tech gadget he’s ever had. That’s significant since Tom has lived and breathed IT for decades and is dedicated to educating the construction industry on ECM solutions. Whenever we chat he mentions new apps he’s using. The latest excitement has come from JotNot and Evernote since document imaging and mobility are required in the construction business today.
Want to capture expenses easily … so easy an executive will do it himself? Jotnot turns your iPhone into a scanner and with the Evernote integration you start cooking! Categorizing your text notes, voice recordings, and snapshots, you can organize notes into notebooks, add tags, search and more. You can capture text, webpages, voice recordings and your tweets too. There’s more coming per their blog with the beta 3.5 new release. Things like auto spell checking, faster searches, map views are on their way. The combination of these two apps usurps an earlier blog entry I made on iPhone scanner apps.
Here are Tom’s favorite iPhone apps, not in any specific order… if you are getting hooked yourself and some of these apps are available on blackberry (BB):
Tom Tom GPS !!!
Google Which has every google app all on one screen (BB)
Vlingo Amazing voice commands to search the web, get map directions and or voice dial. (BB)
Appbox A utility set
Camera Depending on the application required I have several, most of them zoom and or improve native camera functions… camerabag, genius, izoom, photogene, colorsplash, picture safe… all of these either do some amazing things to make the camera more usefull or allow you to manipulate and or modify the photos…
Tidegraph I am a fisherman
Navionics Is specialized GPS and more (waypoints etc) for the water… I am a fisherman
Glaurung Chess I am a chess player also
Koi pond The longest living creature on the planet… and a way to have a virtual koi pond Which I also have in the entry of my home only it’s a real one
DocScanner Take a pic and voila you have just virtually scanned!
Zen Garden Nice to burn up some free time
Urbanspoon A way to find a restaurant like you were a local
Stars I am a student of the universe
Planets because I am both a fisherman and see above
Dollar Origami No way… yep!
Stanza a Kindle like app with access to the Gutenberg project…
Ultimate quote machine because there were many other well spoken people before me
PM sayings cause I used to be one and they are so appropriate still today
Ocarina A musical instrument that also broadcasts what is being played on it all over the world in real time
Backgrounds Amazing photos
NoteVault The same one for the construction industry…
Just having the internet in my hand and being connected even at 36000 ft is pretty powerful. The search ability of the stuff in the phone itself is awesome like a google appliance
JotNot and evernote.com – It is cheaper than Docscanner (3 instead of 9 dollars)… saves in more formats… and is integrated with evernote.com … this one wins so far… it also does more than paper.
Some great games for those that love em and have the time…
Shazam … it samples recorded music and comes back with the title and artist and YouTube video and suggestions of songs like it. (BB)
Might as well add my stock app also… there is one for each of the common and popular systems out there.
If you are still reading, Tom has his Blackberry strapped to his waist while he waits for corporate to allow call forwarding to his iPhone. And I was lazy looking up all the links for all these apps…just go get your iPhone now and you can thank Tom. He’s out there!