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One of the reasons I own a full-sized iPad is because it’s closer to the size of an 8.5“x11” sheet of paper. That has a lot of advantages: photos blown up to that size won’t look as clear as they will on an iPad mini with Retina display (not just because of the pixel density, although that does play a role, but largely thanks to the physical size of the screen), but they will appear closer to how they’d look if they were printed. That’s one huge improvement for me, particularly with clients.

But the other big reason for me to go for a full-sized iPad was so I could view PDFs. I use my iPad to keep my business as paper-free as possible. Although clients are often passing me paper to work on and I work with print layouts all the time, there are other times when the iPad has revolutionized the way I handle PDFs. This is largely thanks to apps liked PDF Expert 5, the successor to my most-used PDF app that came out recently. Read on to find out why it’s a must-have for both new users and upgrades.

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I’ve reviewed a lot of calendar apps in the past six months. I like to think of them as one of the trends in design, particularly since Apple’s own app seems so disregarded at this point. Ever since Twitter started shutting the doors on third-party developers, it seems like weather and calendar apps have been the “it” things to build.

Most of the development is happening with iPhones, and there are some truly great apps to be had on that side of the iOS playing field. With the iPad though, I hadn’t tried anything that really did much for me. Most of them were boring visually and dry as far as features go. But that all changed recently with Calendars 5 for iPad, the new app from the visionaries over at Readdle.

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It’s Productivity Month on iPad.AppStorm! Throughout July, we plan to share with you all our tips, tricks, apps and resources to help you both improve your iPad experience and work better and more productively!

Let’s be honest: The iPad screen is almost perfect for PDFs. So why doesn’t the iPad handle them better? It’s not like it’s a terrible experience, but I’ve never once thought to myself that I’d love to sit down on my iPad and just go through some PDFs. I like to read screenplays sometimes, and they’re primarily available in PDF format. Reading them on my iPad, however, leaves something to be desired.

iBooks makes for an okay PDF reader, but it’s got a lot of missing functionality, for example, you can’t fill in a PDF form with iBooks. Recently, I bit the bullet and gave Readdle’s PDF Expert a try. I think it’s the best PDF app available, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement. Check out my detailed thoughts after the break.

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Some people want better file management on the iPad, which means that they’ll probably need Documents. The app comes as a total revamp of ReaddleDocs and is even more capable than the old version. Readdle claims that its 4.0 update makes it the must-have app for iPad and its actual rhetoric claims that Documents makes your iPad worth its high price are especially bold— especially for an app that’s completely free.

Documents aims to do a ton of things in an elegant way. According to the app’s description, it claims to be a “document viewer, PDF reader, download manager, music player and read it later” replacement, along with a whole host of other things. I’m always wary of apps that do this much, as there’s always the potential to be a jack of all trades and master of none, or worse: completely impossible and inelegant to use. The simple question is, though, can Documents be as powerful as its developer claims while still remaining easy to use? Let’s find out.

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In August 2011 our own Scott Danielson reviewed Calendars, which he called a “powerful Google Calendar client for iPad, but with it’s unique feature set and functionality, it might be a bit too much app for the casual scheduler.” Since his review, the team at Readdle have been quite busy releasing updates at a feverish pace (averaging nearly two updates per month). Being one that enjoys going back to the well (obviously not my own) every so often, I gave Calendars a second test run to see if Readdle could improve upon an already impressive replacement for the first-party Calendars app.

Has the app been streamlined to appeal towards casual users? Have the necessary features been added to make it the de facto calendar app? Find out after the jump. (more…)

The tablet form factor is ideally suited for so many different tasks, but it would seem particularly well adapted for use as a note-taking tool. The touchscreen, coupled with an on-screen keyboard, is ideal for both typing and scrawling, and this is something app developers have been keen to use to their advantage.

Remarks from Readdle is another app designed to transform your iPad into the ultimate notepad, but rather than focusing on typing or handwritten notes, both options are made available. With the ability to add images and annotate your files, and a helpful selection of writing and drawing tools, things look good from the word go.

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PDF Expert, an old favourite of ours from the team over at Readdle, has just had a major update – and we’ve got 3 promo codes to give away to mark the occasion!

So what’s new in PDF Expert 4.0 for iPad?

  • Retina support – probably one of the most wanted features for people who use the new iPad. It comes handy while reading text and making annotations on PDFs.
  • Embedded Audio and Video – now you can watch the videos which are embedded in PDFs! This is a great feature for all those sales people using their iPads for demonstration purposes, and for viewing educational materials in schools and universities.
  • PDF Attachments and PDF Portfolio support – making use of everything PDFs can do is the name of the game, and the latest update is set on doing just that.

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Winners Announced

Thanks to everyone who took part in the giveaway this week, and special thanks to the kind people at Readdle! I’m excited to let you know that the winners have now been chosen. Congratulations are in order to:

Mike
Delika
francesco
Mila

Well done to the lucky winners, and we’ll be in touch soon. Sorry to those who missed out, be sure to check back for more great competitions!

Old Competition Post

PDF Expert is a leading app in the PDF category, a brilliant offering from Readdle that has just undergone a rather excellent update! Matthew Guay reviewed it a while ago and noted how;

When you need serious PDF tools on the iPad, PDF Expert is the app you need.

This most recent update adds several new features, the biggest of them being full text search across all your PDF library! Read on to see more of the new features and how you can enter the competition…
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Winners Announced

Thanks to everyone who took part in the giveaway this week, and special thanks to the kind people at Readdle! I’m excited to let you know that the winners have now been chosen. Congratulations are in order to:

J Albert Keeton
Nathan
Tom
Ermina

Well done to the lucky winners, and we’ll be in touch soon. Sorry to those who missed out, be sure to check back for more great competitions!

Old Competition Post

Calendars, the supremely successful calendar app from Readdle, has received a major update, and I’m pleased to announce that we have 4 promo codes to give away!

Scott Danielson reviewed Calendars back in August, mentioning how:

Calendars is a powerful Google Calendar client for iPad.

Read on to discover what’s new, and how you can get your hands on a copy…

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Winners Announced

Thanks to everyone who took part in the giveaway this week, and special thanks to the kind people at Readdle! I’m excited to let you know that the winners have now been chosen. Congratulations are in order to:

Eric
Nate
Stephanie

Well done to the lucky winners, and we’ll be in touch soon. Sorry to those who missed out, be sure to check back for more great competitions!

Old Competition Post

This week the organised among you should be rejoicing, we have a great calendar app, namely Calendars, up for grabs! The kind people at Readdle have given us 3 promo codes to giveaway to some lucky readers, scroll down to see how to enter.

Calendars an elegant and easy way to use Google calendar on your iPad, and allows you to manage your calendars online and offline. It has an unique interface that allows you to move events with simple drag and drop, and navigate between days, weeks, and months, just like in the Calendar application on the iPad.

It also allows you to add attendees to new and existing events -and save time with the history list, which lets you easily invite the same people again.

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