One of the best things about Apple’s iOS and Mac operating systems is that they’re bringing the best features of each to the other.
Documents in the cloud is bringing iOS 6 the ability to better manage files on your iPhone and iPad. Reminders, Notes and Messages are making it easier for you to use your Mac for things that seem to be most common needs.
One of the most important things we use computing devices for is to stay organized.
It’s all in a list. More than one, in fact. Make as many lists as you need and easily add to them. Set due dates and you’ll get alerts as deadlines approach. Set a location from your Mac, and your iPhone or iPad will remind you when you get there.
Apple is bringing the best features of Reminders to the Mac, and making sure that they stay in sync with the iPhone and iPad with iCloud.
When I first got my iPhone the most frustrating thing was that I couldn’t sync the iPhone notes with my desktop. What I wanted most, was to sync them with Stickies (which I used at the time).
Notes now are far more advanced and allow you to add photos, attachments and links. The app is slick and easy to use. But the best part is that they can pin up to the desktop so I get a sync just like Stickies
Pin important notes to your desktop so they’re easy to get to.
The iMessages feature is one of the best features of iOS 5. I wasn’t sure it would be useful. It turns out almost everyone I talk to is on the iPhone or iPad.
Messages appear on your Mac and any device you use, which means you can say hi from your Mac and keep chatting on your iPhone or iPad, no matter where you are.
Even if my friends complain that I blow up their phones with too many messages, the ability to send and receive iMessages that sync with my phone has become very valuable. It’s my fault, not Apple’s.
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