The team members at Cooper Smith & Company rely on our smart phones to make our lives easier and our work more productive. Want to know which apps we turn to on a daily basis? Here’s a list of our go-to favorites.
Evernote I use Evernote like the iPhone’s Notes app — on steroids. Because it syncs with all my devices, anything I jot at my computer can be retrieved later on my phone or iPad. Evernote let’s you store photos, recipes, to-do lists and reminders and now even has a chat function. Stored notes are searchable by keyword, tag or content. You can also organize your notes into “notebooks” and even share them with others.
The Font Game If you’re a type geek like me, testing your font identification skill is a blast. This little app is just $1,99 and can suck in you as fast as any game of Angry Birds or Candy Crush.
What the Font What the Font draws on the font identification engine of the global type library, MyFonts. Snap a photo of type and this app will attempt to identify the typeface. Like the font? You can link to more information and purchase options right from the app. Of course, it can sometimes miss the mark – but when it works it’s fantastically useful.
Kuler I used to rely of Palettes. It’s a free app and still a lot of fun. But Kuler is one of the best iPhone apps for color picking around. Snap a photo, or pull up a photo from your library or the web, and Kuler will capture five points of color, creating a palette you can then tweak, save and send to other Adobe tools such as Illustrator.
Adobe Ideas Adobe’s iOS companion to Illustrator is one of the best iPhone apps I’ve come across – and the best news is, Adobe has made it free to download. The features in version 2.6 include the ability to customize your toolbar with your favorite brushes, draw more accurately, share your designs on Facebook and Twitter, and sync your color themes with Kuler . If you have Creative Cloud membership you can also sync the app between your iPad, your iPhone and your desktop.
Dropbox A cloud-based server system, we rely on Dropbox for several of our clients. Using Dropbox, we share files, keep teams current and collaborate with the programmers, animators and photographers we work with. A Dropbox account is accessible from any mobile or desktop device with an internet connection.
Facebook Pages Since we currently manage six of our client’s Facebook accounts, I’m checking Pages several times a day. (More often I’m afraid, than I check my own account!) Through Pages you can make and schedule posts, stay on top of activity and check your insights right from your phone.
TED It’s not exactly a marketing app, but I am addicted to TED. Fascinating and inspiring, TED talks (and TedEd presentations) are available on nearly every topic. I often watch TED talks when I’m on the machines at the gym, and I would rather watch a TED before bed than TV.