Best All in One apps

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  1. damballah

    damballah Well-Known Member

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    I admit, I am a sucker for apps that perform the functions of multiple apps, even if I have to pay for them. Apps that get rid of 2 or 3 other apps, front page level stuff.

    Examples:

    iTV
    ReaddleDocs
    Take a Note or Younote
    vLingo
    etc

    What are your favorite all in one apps that replaced multiple other apps?
     
  2. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    Tweetie. Flashlight and a fart app. It also happens to be a twitter client.
     
  3. AndyL

    AndyL Well-Known Member

    haha, got to agree with that...:)
     
  4. istopmotion

    istopmotion Well-Known Member

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    Smiles. It includes Smiles Drop and Smiles Zen and (I think) it's $1 cheaper than if you bought the games seperately. :)
     
  5. 1337brian

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    Burning monkey casino, it has slots, BJ, video poker, 3 card monte, pachinko, a money wheel, and scratch offs. Plus it's only a dollar...
     
  6. iGewappnet

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    eReader! It substitutes EVERY eBook in the store. From within this free app you could download everything from manybooks.net, so you can get every copyright free book.
     
  7. NotYou

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    iTV got rid of a few apps for me. It lets me do all of my Netflix stuff(for FREE. something other apps won't do) and gives movie and television listings. Although, I still use Showtimes for movie listings because it's an amazing app.

    I also use Evernote for a lot of different things.
     
  8. brendand

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    #8 brendand, Feb 8, 2009
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    Tap Forms - The last iPhone database you'll ever buy

    Tap Forms is an iPhone database app that does a whole whack of things that you'd have to buy at least 4 or 5 other apps to do. So ya, I'd say it's an all-in-one app. :)

    For example, it has a note taker, a voice recorder, it's a fully customizable database app, it has a built-in FTP server so you can copy files to it and view them on the iPhone (think Air Sharing here). You can also add Photos to your records.

    it's a really good app and I'm very proud of what I've been able to build with the iPhone SDK. It was my first ever Cocoa application.

    Here's what one of the reviews had to say about Tap Forms from the UK store. I live in Canada and no I don't know this person, but I'm very grateful for the awesome review. This is just one of many like this:

    So if anyone wants to download it and review it, here are some promo codes for you:

    39XHJFP3R6PA
    3PJKJ4HTKA9Y
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    NKM94PX9PWRP

    App Store Link: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=291405311&mt=8
     
  9. soup

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    all used now

    i have used the top one, and the others have already been used !

    its nice if people would say when they use one btw !!!!
     
  10. D.Sync

    D.Sync Well-Known Member

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    Oww how can I miss this great app out. Unfortunately I didn't got the promo code to test it. The price tag of $8.99 would hold me off as I already bought iVault ($9.99), SplashID ($9.99), NoteBook ($2.99) and other. I think Tap Forms bundled them all together at the price of $8.99 but I couldn't give any reviews since I didn't use it.

    P/S: Waiting for a promo code to write my review in contrast to the app aforementioned.
     
  11. D.Sync

    D.Sync Well-Known Member

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    I have several questions to ask for those that are using Tap Forms.

    Image Viewer
    1) Does it have a built-in image viewer?
    2) Does it have a video thumbnail viewer just like the default Photo app?
    3) Can I browse the next picture using slide or tap gesture, just like I did with the default Photo app?

    Connectivity
    1) Can I sync my documents to its built in files viewer via Internet Browser like Firefox/IE?

    Files
    1) What are the files format do it currently supported? Does it support .ppt, .pptx, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf?
    2) Can I view those documents in both landscape and portrait mode?
    3) How long does it take to load a hi-res .pdf file? ~10MB
    4) Does it crash often?

    Miscellenous
    1) Can I add custom icon?
    2) Can I add spacing between the fields? Just like I did with iVault Pro, to separate details between human, bar code, etc to make reading info easier.
    Example: (for books)
    4) Can I display the list title alongside with the list icon in the file list view mode?
    5) Does it support both portrait and landscape mode for user interface?
     
  12. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    Wow, Tap Forms looks like an amazing app, but I've never heard of it before.
     
  13. D.Sync

    D.Sync Well-Known Member

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    Did you tried it? I have sent an email regarding my question above which I still awaiting for reply.
     
  14. scotopia

    scotopia Well-Known Member

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    Orbus acts like a virtual pet, advanced security system and a timer all in one.
     
  15. brendand

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    Hello D.Sync,

    I have emailed your reply to you and just saw that you posted the same questions here. So if you don't mind, I'll also post the answers here too:


    Hi,

    After reading some review on the Internet I think Tap Forms could potentially be an all-in-one replacement app for personal database. So far I had used several apps which Tap Forms might have their functions all together on one app. So I have several questions to ask before purchasing this app.

    * Also, the link to version 1.5 screencast does not work.

    I'll look into this as I simply used the QuickTime Pro software to generate the QuickTime files. I'll have to check to see why they're not working. Sorry about that.

    Image Viewer
    1) Does it have a built-in image viewer?

    YES

    2) Does it have a video thumbnail viewer just like the default Photo app?

    There is a thumbnail of the photo on the record edit screen. Not sure about video though. My code simply accesses the built-in photo browser so you can pick a photo or use the camera to take a photo and have that photo added to your data record.


    3) Can I browse the next picture using slide or tap gesture, just like I did with the default Photo app?

    At the moment no. But it's an interesting idea that I will explore for a future update.


    Connectivity
    1) Can I sync my documents to its built in files viewer via Internet Browser like Firefox/IE?

    There's a built-in FTP server which you can connect to using Firefox/IE. I know you can download files from Tap Forms that way, but to upload files it's probably best to use a dedicated FTP client program such as Cyberduck for the Mac or FileZilla for Windows.

    Files
    1) What are the files format do it currently supported? Does it support .ppt, .pptx, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf?

    Any of the file formats that the UIWebKit control supports. I've tested it with images, pdfs, Word documents, etc. I don't see why it wouldn't work with those other formats as I know that other apps similar to my Files section do explicitly state they support those formats. They're all just using the built-in web viewer for that too.

    2) Can I view those documents in both landscape and portrait mode?

    YES

    3) How long does it take to load a hi-res .pdf file? ~10MB

    If you send me a sample 10 MB PDF file I can test it out for you.

    4) Does it crash often?

    I've been working very hard to make it as stable as possible and consequently it is very solid and rarely crashes. However, I'm not going to say that it never crashes as most software sometimes crashes due to the limited amount of memory available to apps on the iPhone.

    Miscellenous
    1) Can I add custom icon?

    YES. Any photo from the camera or photo library can be used as a custom icon along with the 100 built-in icons. I've just added 50 more for the next free update.

    2) Can I add spacing between the fields? Just like I did with iVault Pro, to separate details between human, bar code, etc to make reading info easier.
    Example: (for books)
    Quote:
    Publisher
    ABC

    Author
    ABC

    [Spacing]

    ISBN
    12345

    At the moment, no. However, that's an interesting feature request which I'll consider for a future update.

    This is what the detail screen looks like:

    [​IMG]

    4) Can I display the list title alongside with the list icon in the file list view mode?

    Are you referring to the Files tab where I show the icons next to the file names and file sizes? Or are you referring to the list view when multiple records are displayed? The list view displays icons for things like contacts, photos, and websites. The list title is displayed at the top of the screen like this:

    [​IMG]


    5) Does it support both portrait and landscape mode for user interface?

    YES for most screens. However, the audio recording screen and the date field screen don't look right in landscape, so I keep them in portrait mode.
     
  16. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    I would get this, but $8.99 is very steep for something like this. It looks amazing, though.
     
  17. brendand

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    With over 15,000 apps in the store, it's hard to get noticed. I put Tap Forms into the Business category because there are fewer apps there than in Productivity so my updates will appear at the top of the list for a little longer. But really it's a productivity app for anyone to use, not just business people.
     
  18. organerito

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    #18 organerito, Feb 8, 2009
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    It looks at least as good as Idb pro which costs 12.99.

    Breandad,

    Can I just updalod a cvs dump file?

    Thanks
     
  19. brendand

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    Thanks. Well, pricing an app is a very difficult thing to do. But I think the price is inline with many of the other database apps in the App Store. Some are more, some are less. But none of them have the features, ease of use, and interface that Tap Forms has.

    Here's one of the reviews that I received recently from a fellow in Australia:

    This is pretty much the general consensus of most of the reviews I've received. Most people have been thoroughly enjoying it. I'm also very open to new feature requests if you have any. You can visit my feedback site at http://feedback.tapforms.com to see what people have been asking for and what I'm working on or planning to work on.

    Thanks!
     
  20. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    #20 brewstermax, Feb 8, 2009
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2009
    Are there any plans for a price drop any time soon? I need something to replace the following apps:

    1. Simplenote/Evernote/Textguru
    2. Mint.com
    3. Stanza/Air Sharing
    4. Yahoo! oneConnect
    5. Tweetie
    6. Byline
    7. Grocery iQ
    8. Things

    Would this app replace any/all of those. Perhaps Tweetie and Byline are a bit ambitious.

    And does it:

    • Manage contacts
    • Calendars
    • To dos
    • Sync with Gmail contacts, calendar?
     

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