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Brilliant iPad Productivity Apps – Just Gone Free (for a limited time)

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With 2010 rapidly coming to an end and 2011 almost upon us, it is time to turn to productivity apps – take a look at this group of productivity apps that are temporarily free – they are all excellent and could be just the thing to get your 2011 off to a great start.

Moe’s Notepad – Normally $4.99

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Moe’s Notepad is a media-savvy note recorder, editor, and database for creative and busy people. Store text, audio, photos, videos, tags, and GPS coordinates in each note. Search for notes by text, tags, date, and/or location.

Moe’s Notepad was designed from the ground-up to seamlessly integrate text, photos, videos, and audio into a single note, automatically adding time and location information. Other notes apps started just taking text notes and later bolted-on the ability to add media such as photos and audio, leaving clunky artifacts in the user-interface – limitations that don’t make sense (eg: different note types), bare-bones audio, poor use of images and GPS.

Moes Notepad also provides easy-to-use editors for every type of media. eg: cropping photos and trimming audio and video. Its audio editing capabilities rival that of any audio-recording app on the market.

Use Moe’s Notes to:
* Capture ideas with sounds and pictures
* Make to-do, shopping, appointment lists
* Record lectures, speeches, business meetings
* Gather information and notes for articles
* Record all aspects of a house walk-through
* Take photos and videos with geo-location data
* Quickly compose email with audio, image, and video
* Keep an audio/visual diary

Moe’s Notes includes features not found in other notes applications:
* Audio waveform display
* Variable-speed audio playback (reverse too)
* Audio, image, video editing
* Selecting tags without using keyboard
* Uploading images and videos to Facebook
* Searching by tags
* Searching by date with calendar UI
* Searching by location with Google map
* Note list sortable by name, date, location, longitude, latitude
* Ability to email or upload to Facebook many notes at once
* Every screen has Help information.

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e-Task Project for iPad – was $8.99

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e-Task is a simple, yet robust online and mobile project management tool with lots of great features including the ability for you (and your teammates if you have them) to:
Track your Leads
Maintain Client information
Manage your Projects
Track your Tasks and Time
Establish and maintain employee Timesheets
and More.

The app automatically syncs with an e-task.net web account and e-Task iPhone app so you can manage your information from the desktop or mobile, as well as run on demand reporting and invoicing.

e-Task is right for any company – from a one may show to large groups, e-Task will help you run your business better, relieve your stress of trying to remember what you were supposed to do, and help you bill more efficiently.
In groups, e-Task is a great collaboration tool, allowing the project manager to create employees, assign tasks, set email notifications, view timesheets, and much more.
For individuals, e-Task is an easy and efficient way to manage your own and your clients’‚ projects and tasks. From creative agencies, to lawyers, educators, health professionals, etc – if you work for a living, this app is for you!

** Please note: e-Task.net is a subscription service and the app starts you out with the first month of your subscription totally covered! This includes unlimited use of the iPad App, Free iPhone App, and your online e-Task.net account – best of all you can add as many employees as you want! Team members can all use different platforms (iPad, iPhone, Web) and all of the data syncs to the one company account in real time!

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Focus+ – was $0.99

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Focus+ helps you concentrate. Continuous soundscapes without melody or lyrics help promote a sense of clarity and productivity. Tune out a distracting or noisy work environment. Focus+ also makes a great sleep aid and can be used with your headphones or built-in speaker.

FEATURES
✓ Plays audio continuously
✓ Listen through headphones or with the speaker
✓ Programmable fade-out timer saves your batteries
✓ High quality, stereo audio tracks
✓ Easy-to-use, attractive interface
✓ Instantly dim the screen with one tap
✓ Seamless audio looping
✓ Works with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
✓ Expandable: Instantly add more sounds

TRACKS INCLUDED
★ Ocean Surf
★ Paradise
★ Thunderstorm
★ River
★ Hard Rain
★ Forest Night
★ Rainforest
★ White Noise
★ Pink Noise
★ Brown Noise

TIPS
1. You can adjust the volume with the on-screen controls and the physical button on the side of your iPhone, iPod or iPad. This gives you the option of using one or both methods to control the audio level.
2. You can quickly darken the screen by using the dim button. A single tap returns the app to full brightness. To make the screen even darker, use the brightness control found in the Settings control panel in combination with the dim button.
3. We recommend using the USB power cable for overnight use. Recharge while you sleep!

ABOUT
Increase office productivity with Focus+ business productivity software. Promote work focus and concentration and avoid work stress, noise pollution and annoying sounds. Mental clarity can be yours with the relaxing nature soundscapes of Focus+. Improve work productivity without expensive noise canceling headphones or white noise machines. Focus+ doubles as the best sleep aid to block noise. Use it as a sleep machine and natural sleep aid.

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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