['Cause why not?] I didn't catch the name of this seemingly proud llama, but he was giving rides to little kids for $5 at the Texas Renaissance Festival a couple of weekends ago when my family and I visited the festival. And my kids were too old for the llama rides so they chose to ride an elephant for $5. [But that's a picture for another time. ;) ]
As a reminder, I don't usually pick out technology links that are labeled 'genealogy' because there are SO many technology links to tech tools out there that may or may not be able to help you get your research done. [If we only downloaded and tried technology that was labeled for genealogy, our devices would be very, very empty.] Also, unless I mention that I use it, I probably haven't tried it yet, but? That doesn't mean you shouldn't try it. You never know. It could be just the thing you need to help you tackle that research brick wall.
- Squarespace Note Is an Elegant, Simple Note Taking App that Doesn’t Require Squarespace by Thorin Klosowski from lifehacker.com ~ Yeah, I know. *Another* note-taking app, but? If you haven't already found one that works for you, then this one might be the one. And I think the keyword here is "simple". Sometimes you just need your tools to be simple, right?
- Review: PDF Reader for iPhone – Read, Edit, Annotate PDF Files On the Go! by Chris Hauk from mactrast.com ~ I think the title says it all, no? Actually, it does more than what the title reveals. For example, you can create a PDF file from an image you take with your iPhone camera. Wow, huh? So. Read this review and let Chris tell you all about this app's awesomeness.
- Awesome Calendar 2.2 Now Offers Air Print, Image Sorting By Date by Barbh from appcraver.com ~ You know how sometimes you want to print out your calendar because you just want to hold paper in your hand? Because it feels 'right'? Well, with this update of Awesome Calendar, you can print your calendar out from your iPhone, iPod, or iPad [or all 3 if you want to be a showoff...] and hold your calendar in your hands or put it up on the fridge for easy reference. So read this article to see the other, um, awesome features Awesome Calendar offers to its users.
- Weave For iPhone Makes Handling Tasks And Projects A Walk In The Park by Paul Morris from redmondpie.com ~ Paul does a great review of this task and project manager iPhone/iPod app. Why would a researcher use or need a task manager app? Well, when you create that nice research plan [which is a kind of research project], you always end up with a nice list of tasks to complete, and keeping up with these tasks on your iPhone would be very handy. It would keep you focused on the, um, task at hand. =) So, read the review and if Weave seems like the task management app for you, then try it.
- 10 iPhone Apps That Make Organizing Photos Easier from nanny.net ~ This is a great list of apps that will help you to organize the photos you've taken on your iPhone in so many different ways. So if you're using your iPhone more and more in order to photograph documents and old photos, you are definitely going to want to check this list out.
- Google Has Given Us The Gift Of One Click Access To Docs, Sheets And Slides…Oh My! by Drew Olanoff from techcrunch.com ~ Drew shares a little tidbit of information if you are a Google Products user so check out his tip that will save you some time. And who doesn't need more research time?!?
- Livescribe Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen Hands On: Digital Note-Taking Gets a Little More Magical by Leslie Horn from gizmodo.com ~ Link this Livescribe Smartpen to your Evernote account so that as you write notes in a Livescribe special notebook, they're automatically uploaded to one of your Evernote notebooks wirelessly. That's right. No wires. Fabulously magical, no?
Happy Researching! =)