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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!

Anybody that knows me can easily attest to my “minor” app addiction. Given that I do a fair amount of writing, it’s only natural I have a stronger propensity toward writing apps. I have however reached a point where I feel I’ve seen pretty much everything there is to see in a writing app. Their features start to blend together and it becomes increasingly harder for an app to stand out in the sea of iOS text editors.

Write, with some rather unique features and extensive sharing options similar to Drafts, managed to surprise me and shows that there is still much that can be done in an already saturated field.


Believe it or not, we are all prolific content creators. Well most of us are, anyway. It’s likely that if you are reading this, you’ve posted images to Flickr or Instagram, uploaded videos with YouTube or Vimeo, or shared your pearls of wisdom on Twitter or Facebook, quite apart from any blog posts you might have written.

These traditional types of shareable content are cornered markets, though, and as a result, developers and startups are looking for new ways to engage our creative side. Flipboard, for example, has recently launched a network of curated-content digital magazines, and Vine‘s six-second videos are already popular with Twitter users. Meanwhile, audio sharing apps like Dubbler are seen as the rising stars of content-based social networking.

Stampsy is hoping that the next medium to go viral is a digital, magazine-book hybrid, filled with text and images. The description may sound unlikely, but Stampsy already has a solid user base, and the opportunity to share Stampsy-made publications online is proving popular. But is this new form of media just a gimmick, or the next major revolution in social creativity?


On the surface it sounds like the kind of question that a parent would ask a child, but I’m serious – do you share your iPad?

I’m intrigued to find out how many people have a ‘house’ or ‘family’ iPad – are there several regular users? Does it mainly reside in the living room, where anyone and everyone can pick it up have use it?

Does it have several people’s choices of apps on it, or is it meticulously organised and guarded – the slightest alteration noticed and frowned upon?

This week it’s a yes or no, do you share your iPad? If it helps you be honest, I’ll admit that I have to answer no…

I can hear what you’re saying, this week’s poll isn’t particularly iPad related – on first glance at least! I really want to know how you like to share things you find, and like, with your friends and the world?

Although this does affect the iPad, as many apps have built-in options for sharing (like Twitter in iOS 5), I actually want you to be more general with your answer – if every possible option was available to you, what service would you use to share?

Do you love to like things, or prefer to stumble them?

Are you an early adopter who uses Google +1 wherever it’s available, or is there a new service that’s making waves?

It’d be awesome to hear your thoughts in the comments as well, especially if you selected other!

Feel free to share the poll with your friends… (HA.)