Documents, a great new file manager and media player for the iPad — which won’t cost you a penny — kicks off this week’s must-have apps roundup. Finish, a task management app designed for procrastinators, is also featured — along with Poster, the best WordPress client for iOS. We’ve also got a great new camera app that’ll help you take awesome photos on your iOS devices, without applying filters and effects.
Documents is a terrific file manager, document editor, and media player for the iPad that promises to be unlike any other app you’ve downloaded. “You will use it constantly, at home, office, university or on the road, every single day,” Readdle says. And what’s more, Documents is completely free.
Documents is “the most capable application on your iPad,” replacing standalone document viewer, PDF readers, download managers, and media players. It rolls all of these things into one in a package that’s beautifully designed and easy to use. Although Documents just hit the App Store today, I’ve been testing it out over the past few weeks, and I only have great things to say about it.
Finish — iPhone ($0.99)
Finish is a task management app for the iPhone that’s been designed with procrastinators in mind. If you’re on of those people who spends hours watching YouTube videos or browsing Facebook when you should be finishing your college assignment, then Finish is for you. “Finish gets in your face when you need it, stays out of the way when you don’t, and effortlessly keeps you focused [on] the only thing that matters: completing important tasks.”
Entering a task is a simple as giving it a name and a date, and Finish’s unique “timeframes-based” interface automatically displays your most important tasks at the top. Finish also offers push notifications, so you can’t forget what needs to be done if you don’t open the app one day.
Poster — Universal ($2.99)
Poster, arguably the best WordPress blogging app for iOS, received a major new update this week, which adds a ton of new features and improvements. In addition to support for custom post types, version 2.0 brings the ability to edit a post’s excerpt and insert images anywhere you like, and the option to remove a post’s featured image. You can also set posts to “sticky,” and re-order your blogs within the Poster interface.
If you haven’t got Poster yet, and you’re a WordPress user, I highly recommend you check it out. I’ve tried a whole host of blogging apps for iOS, and this one’s by far my favorite. It’s got a great, clean user interface; lots of great features (even more now), and it’s fast and stable.
PureShot — Universal ($1.99)
PureShot is a new (filter-free) camera app for iOS that promises to help you “capture digital photographs with the highest possible technical integrity.” In has a simple, easy to use interface that’s highly configurable, so you can tailor its features to suit you. PureShot doesn’t process any of your images on your device — it allows you to do that yourself as you see fit.
Features include a choice of HI_Quality JPEG, MAX-Quality JPEG, or dRAW TIFF output; tap-to-focus and set-and-and lock; 4:3 and 1:1 image ratios; real-time ISO, shutter-speed, and GPS readouts; night mode; 6X digital zoom; and lots, lots more.
What’s Your Favorite?
So that concludes our list of this week’s must-have iOS apps. If you’ve picked up something that you think we should have included, be sure to let us know about it in the comments.