December 6, 2012, 3:00 pm
The path from “hey, that conference announcement looks interesting” to “woot! abstract submitted!” can be a difficult one. It can drive a a person to distraction, or at least to setting up complex task-management systems.
To address this problem, Adrian Zandberg has written Humanist, a simple, handy iPhone app for tracking CFPs from the various H-Net mailing lists.
Zandberg calls Humanist a CFP browser, and it’s true that when you open the app you are presented with a list of recent CFPs. But it also lets you search CFPs, to save searches, and to save individual results. Humanist also parses CFP announcements for dates, which you can then add to your calendar with a tap. This is all very straightforward, as these screenshots show:
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Zandberg says via e-mail that this version is “still a …
November 1, 2012, 1:12 pm
I will admit to a fondness for single-purpose iOS apps. I recognize that there’s a real virtue in keeping everything in text files, say, or in having one omnibus app that tracks everything in one’s life, but I have a hard time wrapping my brain around that. This morning, then, I wanted to alert folks to two new-to-me iOS apps that scratch very specific itches, Due and Recall.
There are things that I am sometimes prone to forget, but which don’t really fit into a calendar or a to-do list. One example is bringing a particular book home from campus, or vice versa. Another, more weirdly specific one is that when doing laundry, I can’t always hear the timer on the dryer, and so the whole process will get slowed down by the fact that the laundry’s just sitting around getting wrinkled. In my head, of course, I assume that the dryer is still going because I haven’t…
June 7, 2012, 8:06 am
For many academics, the ability to track changes and otherwise make comments on a shared document is an essential part of one’s work. Many people use this word processing tool to collaborate on writing projects, and probably at least as many use it to comment on or grade student writing. For these folks, the fact that no iPad-based word processor supported track changes dramatically limited the device’s utility.
No more: Office² HD, an app that, as its name suggests, lets you edit Office documents, now supports track changes. You can review others’ comments and edits, or make your own.