I have been playing with the new Handoff feature in OS X and iOS 8.1 for a while now. Today I had one of those magical experiences. I needed to respond to an email, but was in the car heading to work. I started the response on my iPhone but dictating the message. I arrive to work, but was not ready to send it yet. I walked into my office, opened my iPad, and used Handoff to open the email there. I picked up in the same place .. I just continued typing were I left off.
Yes, I could have saved the draft, and opened it on my iPad or my Mac .. but this is so seamless .. it just works!
I am often asked about my favorite photo apps for iOS. It is actually very dynamic, but I though I would create a list of my top picks today.
1. iOS ‘Photos’: Yes, the stock photo app is amazing in iOS8. If you have not done it, I would install iOS8 right away. This update brings powerful editing to the Photos app, and with extensiblity, you can also use other amazing apps, without exiting Photos.
: This app is not only a great tool for editing photos, it has a powerful built in Camera. It includes a lightbox, various filters, and more amazing tools. I have used it for a long time, and it is truely one of my favorites.
3. Handy Photo: an extremely powerful photo editing app. You can remove objects, move objects, apply filters and so much more. There is a free and paid version.
4. layrs: using a mobile device does not mean you have to sacrifice layers. A great app! I love how this works.
I have used this less since they were acquired by Google, but it’s a great app for tweaking a photo.
by Google, Inc.
I could go on for a long time .. I have 88 photo apps on my iPhone. These 5 are my main go-to apps for photo editing. And don’t forget about , iOS extensions with photos. More on that in another post.
Steve Jobs on living life:
When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you’re life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
Steve Jobs (Via PBS - Steve Jobs: One Last Thing documentary.)
One of my favorite Sir Richard Branson quotes: “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”
Rules, status quo .. don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo!