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Navigate and communicate your ideas with vivid flowcharts [Deals]


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Score three years of the simplest online software to create flowcharts with easy templates and one-click styling.
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Flowcharts are one of the easiest tools for charting ideas and deciding next steps. Too bad they’re not always very easy to create. So this tool cuts through the clutter and makes the task of creating flowcharts quick and simple.

The Cocoon IQ Collection Is A Smart Way To Organize Your Gadgets [CES 2013]


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Cocoon is showing off at CES this year a new bag that combines the best of their organization tools with the familiarity of a carrying case for your devices.

The IQ Collection, as it’s being tentatively called, is based around Cocoon’s Grid, a storage system that keeps a wide variety of your gadgets secure and organized while you’re traveling.

Index Card iPad App Makes Organizing Stories or World Domination Schemes Easy [Review]


Index Card allows you to easily create and drag your cards around its simulated corkboard.

Index Card allows users to organize their stories, articles or thoughts without adding a lot of unnecessary weight to the app. When I first tried Index Card about two months ago, I tried it against a number of other apps that contained similar index cards features. For the sheer act of organizing a story, which is why I originally downloaded the app, Index Card came out on top above other apps like, for example, Storyist. Storyist, while working great as a story writing app, didn’t offer some of the features in its index cards feature that the Index Cards app offered. And if you want to check out the app, now’s a good time — it’s on sale for $2 (from $5) till early tomorrow morning.

Organize Your iPhoto Library With Flags and Keywords [OS X Tips]



While organizing iPhotos by date using the iPhoto Events system seems like a great idea, what if you want to organize them some other way, like all your orange pictures in one place and all your blue pictures in another? What if you just want to see all your photos of dogs really quick but don’t want to have to create an entire album for them?

Spending a little time organizing your collection will pay of in the long run as you go back to find that perfect special picture for a project, and realize you have thousands upon thousands of photos. Yikes! Using a combination of Flags and Keywords, you might just organize yourself into having the perfect iPhoto system. Here’s how, using iPhoto ’11.

Find That App On Your iPhone Or iPad [iOS Tips]



Chances are, if you have an iOS device of some sort, you have apps. And if you have apps, chances are that you have too many of them. They start to get lost in the crowd. I find that, for myself, once I get past the first couple of app pages, I might as well tap at random for all I can find the app I need.

There are ways to launch the app you want, of course. You can bring up the multitasking bar with a double tap on the Home button, and swipe through a list of the most recently running apps. If you haven’t used the app you’re looking for in a while, though, it may not be there.

You can also use the Spotlight search function. When on the first page of apps, either swipe left or tap the Home button once. Type the name of the app you’re searching for into the field there and you’ll see that hidden app. Tap on it to launch. But you’ll have to do that every time. Spotlight won’t tell you WHERE that app resides.

This Nutty iPhone & Mac UI Concept Wants To Replace iCloud With Gorilla Arm Syndrome [Video]




Transferring files from your Mac to your iPhone is supposed to be an easy process thanks to iCloud, but sometimes the lack of a physical connection between your devices can make the process feel daunting. Or that’s what Ishac Bertran thinks, anyway. He’s come up with a neat concept idea that is simple and clever for tranferring photos, webpages, music, etc., to your iPhone or iPad, even if it’s not what users really need anymore. Ishac claims,

Our devices are well connected virtually, through services like DropBox or iCloud. Those offer wireless synchronization for data, but the devices that contain this data still miss a tangible connection. I thought that a representation of a physical connection would facilitate a more intuitive interaction based on traditional mental models from the physical world.

Here’s a video of Bertran’s concept in action:

Last Chance To Grab The TuneUp Bundle [Deals]


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No one likes to spend an inordinate amount of time on their computers doing mundane tasks. And let’s face it…going through all of the duplicates, missing album art and mislabeled tracks in your iTunes Library are just those types of tasks.

That’s why this Cult of Mac Deals offer is ideal. Cleaning up your iTunes Library has never been more powerfully simple (or simply powerful) than with The TuneUp Bundle. TuneUp hooks up with iTunes to organize and categorize your music from top to bottom. And today’s your last chance to get it for just $30!

Keep Your iTunes Clean With TuneUp [Deals]


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The app known as iTunes can become a real unwieldy mess, especially as it grows courtesy of downloadable content, cd importing and the like. It’s a pretty smart program in that it can “occasionally” know what Track 1 is based on the album it comes from, but what if you’re importing a mixed CD? What about album cover art? That doesn’t always register. And what if you’ve got two instances of the same song in there? Getting them out of iTunes manually is a real pain. What if iTunes could have a little extra “magic” added to it?

Well it can…with TuneUp. That’s because TuneUp “transforms your music collection…automagically™”.

Cleaning up your iTunes Library has never been more robust and easy-to-use. TuneUp hooks up with iTunes to organize and categorize your music from top to bottom. And for a very limited time, Cult of Mac Deals has it lined up for you…and for just $30!