Now you can get the full power of Pixelmator

Pixelmator has four options for a new project in the app: Create Image, iCloud Drive, Photos, or Take Photo. The Create Image option is great for those who like to paint or draw in Pixelmator, as you start with a blank canvas. However, there are also templates for collages, frames, cards, posters, photography, and vintage effects if that’s what you’re looking for. Keep in mind that the templates must be downloaded first, so it may take a while before all of them are added to your collection.


If you use Pixelmator on the Mac or the , then you’ll be happy to know that there is full iCloud support for saving your work. So even if you start a project on the , it can be continued on from your Mac or iPad. It’s seamless, so those who depend on Pixelmator full-time will be able to work from anywhere at anytime.


The design of Pixelmator is fairly simple and even feels a bit bare bones on the surface, despite all of the power and functionality of the app. The dark color scheme is nice and easy on the eyes, and puts the focus on the images and photos that you’ll be creating and editing. The menus are easily accessible and all of the tools are neatly organized. In fact, the menus rearrange themselves to better suite landscape mode as well, which is a nice touch. The app is fast, responsive, and makes great use of gestures to access image layers. If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought that this is an app that came directly from Apple. But be warned — since an iPhone screen will never be as large as an iPad, things may feel a bit constrained at times.


Even though I don’t do much image work, I have been using Pixelmator for several years on my Mac since Photoshop was way too expensive for my needs, and Pixelmator has done the job fine. When it was demoed on the stage of the iPad Air 2 and 3 event, I got excited at the thought of having the power of Pixelmator on a device other than my Mac. However, I haven’t upgraded my iPad in a long time (still have the third generation with only 16GB of storage), so I didn’t even try using the iPad version. But then news came earlier this month of Pixelmator coming to the iPhone as well, and I knew that this was finally my chance to try Pixelmator on iOS.


Pixelmator ($4.99) by Pixelmator Team received a huge update on May 27, making it a universal app for both the iPad and iPhone. If you’ve been itching to get your Pixelmator fix on your iPhone (especially the larger screens of the 6 and 6 Plus), then now is the perfect time to do so. For the iPhone, Pixelmator joins the ranks of other great photo editing apps such as Enlight and more.

Have A Simpler Time Controlling Time with these iPhone and iPad Time Management Apps

Time management is difficult for almost everybody, irrespective of who they are or what they do. Even individuals who take pride in managing their lives like clockwork can be late, forget goals and have problems with putting things off. There are plenty of reasons for this. The biggest reason is that, due to smart phones and tablets, most of us have forms of distractions at our disposal just asking for our attention. In this article we’re going to teach you how to use your iPhone or iPad as one tool for time management instead of as a time management unit of destruction.

Get Instapaper. Instapaper is software that works with smartphones, tablets and on computers as well. It’s a “read later” app that can save you a great deal of time. Throughout the day how frequently do you encounter a bunch an article or a website that you really want to get into but lack the time to do so properly? How frequently have you thrown off your whole schedule by reading or looking at it anyway because you knew you will not remember it later? Instapaper integrates with Twitter and other applications to help you save all of those links so that you can read it later. All the links you save are saved in one main account. This means that you can use any device (phone, tablet, and personal computer) to catch up on your reading if you have the time.

Wunderlist is among the better applications. It is a basic to-do list app but it isn’t slowed down by a lot of complex interfaces or graphics. Each day you can take a moment with this application and enter all of the things that you have to do that day. It does not cost anything to use. You could sync it to different devices and it is really user friendly. All you have to do is train yourself to check this app as frequently as you check your email and you will see just how easy it is to stay on task.

Everynote is actually handy. It gives you a central location through which you could organize your random thoughts, your downloads, your images, your emails and much more. It isn’t just syncable between devices (like your computer) you can integrate it with your other apps (like Wunderlist) as well. The only real problem with this software is that it isn’t free of charge. Your monthly subscription can be paid either on a monthly basis at $5 each or every year for $45 a year.

Agenda is an invaluable calendar software. This is true for all kinds of different reasons but the main reason you need this is you could sync it both to iCalendar (the calendar Macs and Apple products use) and Google calendar. This makes managing a calendar much easier for individuals with PCs and iPhones because they’ll just have to type in their information into one place and it is readily available on all of their devices. Additionally, it really is attractive.

You will find all types of time management tools you can download. These are the most effective, but you are going to find plenty more with some additional research.

Edwin Basko

The Apple Mac Specialist and author