- MarsEdit at http://www.red-sweater.com for $39.95 from Leo Laporte.
- Sumo Beanbag Omni Chair at http://www.sumolounge.com for $150 from Chris Breen.
- Padilicious.com at http://padilicious.com for free from Andy Ihnatko.
- Dropbox for iPad for free from Andy Ihnatko.
- Air Sharing HD for iPad for $9.99 from Andy Ihnatko.
- GoodReader for iPad for .99 from Merlin Mann.
- Belkin BZ103050vTVL Mini Surge Protector/Dual USB Charger for $12.24 from Merlin Mann.
- Incase 2-amp Car Charger for iPad/iPhone/iPod – Black for $24.95 from Leo Laporte.
3 thoughts on “Picks from MBW 195: Gold Plated Electrons”
I do not second guess Andy’s judgment on anything lightly, but I have to disagree with his dismissal of Goodreader in favor of Air Sharing HD.
The interface is not as polished as the best apps out there, but I think “stupid” goes too far. And nobody mentioned what, to me, is the feature that got my attention in the first place: with pdf files, it can pull a sort of Instapaper trick and strip out the text into an easy-to-read continuous column. I read a lot of text-heavy pdf files (academic journal articles) and this is such a killer feature for me.
With the Dropbox integration, Goodreader would appear to do most or everything that Air Sharing HD does, only with a homelier interface and an extra awesome feature, for 1/10th of the price.
To be fair, I haven’t used Air Sharing HD, so I certainly could have missed something important. But I hated to hear Goodreader get short shrift.
(what the hell does “shrift” mean?)
It would be great to modify the Padilicious script to have it create an iPhone-compatible gallery.
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