Balanced – Get More Out of Life – Review

On September 19, 2013, in iOS, Review, by Peter Nikolaidis

Balanced – Get more out of life

Price: Free
iTunes Link

For the last few weeks, I’ve been playing with a new iOS app called Balanced – Get more out of life. Balanced is good for reminding you to perform recurring tasks, but it is not a traditional “todo” list. You would not, for instance, put a reminder to “buy milk,” or do something that is time-sensitive into Balanced — it’s for recurring tasks that you want to accomplish. Balanced seeks to help you keep your life in balance, and rewards you for doing so with some motivational feedback.

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About Peter Nikolaidis

Peter is an entrepreneur, IT security guy, mountain biker, role-player, open-source legend and naturalized Kryptonian. His latest string of letters after his name include GCFE, GCFW, GSNA, and NSFW. Often splitting his time between rural Vermont and urban Boston, MA, while not negotiating galactic peace treaties, he enjoys coffee and networking of various types, and occasionally co-hosting the Pocket Sized Podcast with Scott Willsey. Sometimes he can be found sharing useful, amusing, or annoying tidbits on Twitter.

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CamCard — Review

On March 8, 2013, in Apps, Camera, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Review, Scanner, by Julie Kuehl

CamCard – The Professional Business Card Reader
Company: IntSig
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requires: iOS 4.3 or later
Price: $2.99

CamCard home screen

I had a problem and CamCard was the solution. My problem was that I had collected a large handful of business cards at Macworld that I wanted to keep on file, but I didn’t want to keep the cards lying around gathering dust. I also didn’t want to enter them into my usual Address Book and mix them in with more personal contacts. CamCard gave me a really quick and easy way to capture the cards and their info, and clear off my desk.

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About Julie Kuehl

Julie Kuehl is an IT Communication Specialist by day. Currently she is focused on becoming a total nerd by publishing podcasts, writing blogs and reviews, and learning web design/development. Podcasts she hosts include SciFi Tech Talk and Apptastic Reviews. More info can be found at

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Scrawl Mac

On March 20, 2012, in Apps, Mac OS X, Macintosh, Review, by Mark Greentree

App Developer: Allen Dunahoo
Version Reviewed: 1.1.1
License: US$1.99 – Mac OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

Productivity apps, especially note taking apps, are the new craze sweeping the Mac universe.

Scrawl is one of the competitors for you time and money. How does this very simple, elegant, and iCloud compatible app stand out in the crowded marketplace?

The first thing you will notice about Scrawl is how minuscule it makes itself on your Mac. The only way you know it is currently activated is by looking for the pencil icon located in your Menu Bar.

There is no limit to the number of saved notes you can have or their length. As new notes are created they will automatically save and sync with iCloud. This is a perfect solution for anyone with more than a single Mac.

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About Mark Greentree

Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is also the lead host on Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.

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