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We’re fans of iOS text expansion to make typing on your iPhone easier. Now, you can sync those shortcuts between your phone and your Mac using iCloud.
You have about a billion options for notes apps on your computer and your smartphone. Chances are that none of them are going to perfectly fit your needs. For apps, these usually fall into two categories: the “everything bucket” of something like Evernote, or the minimalism of a plain text app like Simplenote. Learn who those apps are best for, as well as when pen and paper does the job just as well.
When you buy an Apple device, you agree to a bunch of restrictions. You don’t have as much control over your phone, third-party apps don’t have access to all the features that Apple’s software does, and lots of other apps are banned. But if you agree to live under Apple’s roof, you have the benefits of faster, super-integrated apps. So what’s better: going your own way, or life as Apple intended?
Android (4.0+): Simplenote, our favourite syncing note taking app for the iPhone, is updating all of its services, starting with an official app for Android phones and tablets. The app offers the speed and simplicity you’ve come to expect from Simplenote, along with search and seamless sync.
Fruux is a great way to synchronise contacts, calendars and to-dos across devices, but now the service wants to give you a unified place to manage all of that data as well as keeping it up to date on every screen you use. The new Fruux web editor makes it easy to update contact details and keep everyone organised.