the new life of Paper app for iOS

In the last weeks I forgot to mention how I liked the little shift in the app scope realized by Fiftythree with their Paper app.

Moving from an artists’ app …


to a mind-mapping one (and more):


Transloader, download a file on your Mac while working with your iPhone / iPad

Transloader running on a Mac

Ever come across a large zip or dmg file you wanted to download on your iPhone? Of course, you can’t do it. But with Transloader, you can. How? Transloader lets you download URLs from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch directly to your Mac via iCloud.

Today, thanks to TwoDollarsTuesday, this amazing app by Matthias Gansrigler – founder & main developer of Eternal Storms Software – has been available with a stunning -67% discounted price.

With Transloader you can get the URLs to any kind of file you discover while reading an email, a feed or a post while you’re on the move with your iPhone (or iPad and iPod touch too) and it will sync them to your Mac for download. The iOS app is freely available, while the OS X “client” is the application you pay for.

The app is extremely useful – to me at least!!! – and Matthias Gansrigler is that cool kind of developer always willing to give an hand, offer support and – amazingly – even promo codes to his most loyal followers (don’t you believe me? check him out!).

Astropad, getting a graphic tablet out of your iPad

Released last week, ASTROPAD is one of the most interesting software released in the Apple ecosystem in these last few months.

Pairing a free app on the iOS device, with it’s counterpart on OS X, it enables a two way communications between the video of your Mac and the input capabilities of the touch display of the iPad, becoming de-facto a graphic tablet (like a Wacom).

At download time you have a 7 days, full featured, trial period. Then you’ll have to pay ~50$ for it. From the fist test I’ve done with some friends the app behaves better with tools like Photoshop, Pixelmator and such… other than some CAD, where it misses some keyboard integrations.

The developers are really active and interacts with their customers (potential ones too), so be sure to follow @astropadapp also on Twitter…

iBetterCharge, never again an iPhone with low battery

iBetterCharge is a free utility made by the software house Softorino that you have to install on your Mac. After that you have to pair your iPhone when connected via USB, then you can unplug it. iBetterCharge then runs in background and monitors the battery status of the iPhone. When it reaches a specific level, you get an alert via Notification Center so that you can charge it.

You don’t have to install anything on your iPhone, since the pooling happens with the Wi-Fi sync protocol you have to choose inside iTunes. I have to thank Brett Terpstra for pointing this out over,