Become more productive through text commands with Input

When you log in with Google, you have the option to connect to other services to get the most out of Input. These services include Evernote, Dropbox, Google Calendar, Gmail, Slack, Todoist, Wunderlist, OmniFocus, Twitter, Venmo, Remember the Milk, Buffer, Asana, and a few others. There is even a Translate command that you can use so you don’t have to rely on a translator app for the job. Once you have connected all of your preferred services, you’re fully ready to use Input.


In order to use Input, users will need to sign in with a Google account. While most of us probably already use Gmail, this shouldn’t be a problem, but the developer should consider other options, as not everyone wants to use Google or wants to log in to many different with their account information. For me it is not a problem, but it is worth noting.


The design of Input is pretty minimalistic, which is fitting for the simple nature and purpose of the app. Like many other text-based apps, there is a lot of white with black text, with grayed out text that indicate when a command was successful or not. There is also some green text every now and then from the developer about important updates, so it is easy to tell everything apart. The sans serif font used in Input is easy to read, which is great considering that it is all about text. Overall, Input is designed to be simple enough that anyone can understand it, not just power users.


When it comes to being productive on my , I use many different apps and services. One thing that I’m constantly doing is switching back and forth to input information into them, which isn’t that big of a deal to me most of the time. However, it does get a bit time consuming when you need to juggle between multiple apps at once, so it’s nice that apps like Input now exist.


Input – The cloud console (Free) by Matt Healy LLC is a simple app that helps you get things done across different apps and services more efficiently. If you want a single hub for capturing information and taking action, then this is the app you want to check out. It’s similar to apps like Drafts but without the complexity.

The Best Time Management iPhone and Apps

Time management is difficult for almost everyone, irrespective of who they are or what they do. Even people who take pride in managing their lives like clockwork can be tardy, fail to remember goals and have trouble with putting things off. Several things contribute to this. The biggest reason for it is that, due to tablets and smart phones, we now have so many different distractions at our fingertips that are just begging for our attentions daily. In this article we’re going to teach you how to take your iPhone or iPad and turn it from a tool of interruption into a tool of time management.

Use Instapaper. Instapaper is an app that works with smartphones, tablets and on computers as well. It’s a “read later” program which can save you a lot of time. How often during the day do you encounter a useful article or website that you really wish to explore but do not have the time to dedicate to it? And how often have you allowed your schedule to be derailed because you failed to think you’d remember the article or web site later so you read or explored it right then? Instapaper can be integrated with Twitter and a bunch of other applications and save all of the links you wish to explore for a later time. The links are all saved to one central account. This means that you could use any device you want (smartphone, tablet, personal computer) to catch up and look through them in case you have the time.

Wunderlist is an excellent app. This is a basic to-do list software but it’s not bogged down by a lot of sophisticated interfaces or graphics. You could sit down with this app every day and enter all of the things you would like to accomplish. The application is free of charge. You can sync it to several devices and it is simple to use. If you can train yourself to check your app as frequently as you check your email, you’ll find it a lot easier to keep yourself on task.

Evernote is very useful. It is a centralized location in which you can manage your random thoughts, your pictures, your downloads, your emails, and so forth. It isn’t just syncable between devices (like your computer) you could use it with your other programs (like Wunderlist) also. Unfortunately, this software isn’t really cost-free–which is its only true unfavorable quality. You may pay a monthly subscription fee of five dollars or purchase a full year of service for forty five dollars.

Concerning calendar applications, Agenda is the greatest. There are numerous reasons this is true but the most important reason it is true is that it may be synced both to iCalendar (the calendar iPhones and Macs use) and Google Calendar. This makes managing a calendar much simpler for people who’ve PCs and iPhones because they are going to just key in their information into one place and it is accessible on all of their devices. Additionally, it looks great.

There are all kinds of time management tools you can download. We think these are the best but if you do a bit of homework you’ll find several others.

Edwin Basko

The Apple Mac Specialist and author