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I’ve often had a little difficulty trying to stay organized as I’m one of those people that always seems to have a million different thoughts running through my head at any one time. The built-in note feature on my iPhone is what I use at the moment to try and keep on top of information that’s important to me, but it’s not the most efficient method as it doesn’t really organize my notes in any particular way other than by date. It works – it just doesn’t work well. I’ve tried other apps from the App Store, but none of them really do a much better job and I’ve always been left scratching my head.The best iPhone apps for managing contacts
An app that’s really caught my attention with the potential to help me do a better job of saving and sharing information in an organized fashion is a new app called Flipdeck. This app is designed to store information in a series of cards stacked in a deck. I think most of us understand that analogy and it’s definitely a format with a lot of potential. Best of all, Flipdeck is completely free (at least it was at the time of this writing) and it’s compatible with all major iOS platforms such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
The first step in getting organized with Flipdeck is to create your first deck, which the app will prompt you to do as soon as you open it up. It’s a simple straightforward process - when you’re ready to create your second deck all you have to do is tap on the deck’s icon in the bottom left of the menu and then tap on the plus icon in the top right corner to add a new deck. The app will then prompt you to name your deck, choose an icon, and enter a description for your deck – it will then save this new information in the list of all your decks that you’ve created so far. It’s a simple process and one that really will help to keep you organized.The best iPhone apps for keeping organized
Of course, a deck's not much use to you if it doesn’t have any cards. These cards are what you use to store the actual information that you want to save and share. To add a card to any deck, you simply tap on the deck first, then tap on the plus icon in the top right-hand corner, give your card a name, include an image if you like, and enter any extra information about the image you wish to share if it isn’t self-explanatory. Once you’ve created more than one card within a deck you’ll be able to quickly swipe through them all by simply swiping left or right across the screen to switch to the card that you’re looking for. It’s an easy way to stay organized and a great way to stay on top of things.
Surprisingly Flipdeck is the first app ever developed by Presentek, a business services company located in Los Gatos, California. They may be new to the app world, but they’ve been providing companies technological solutions to their problems for over 25 years. With all that technological know-how, it’s not surprising that they’ve come up with such a great idea.The best reminder apps for iPad
According to Janna Stocker, the company’s online marketing manager, the app was created with the belief that we all have a short list of information we wish to store for easy access and sharing when needed. It really can be used for a lot of different things such as your business portfolio, your pricelist, remembering birthdays, saving your favorite recipes, and even keeping track of your kids sports schedules. The list of possible uses is virtually endless and that’s what makes this app so special.
You’re really only limited by your own imagination as to what sort of information you can save on a card. As we’ve already stated you can include images – for example you can actually save a copy of your business card as an image so that you can easily access and share it when someone requests one online. You can also include links to webpages as well as links to videos showing your products in action. In the business world every second counts and having information to share at your fingertips at any time could potentially give you a big advantage over your competition.
When you are ready to share a card with a client, friend, or loved one all you have to do is tap on the card, tap on the share icon in the bottom right corner, and then tap on the send icon in the list on the right-hand side. The app then gives you the option of either sending the card via mail, or through a text message. Once you make your selection, Flipdeck will open the appropriate app in about half a second. Then all you have to do is enter the address of the person you wish to send it to and hit send.
A feature of this app that I really thought was positive was the fact that it includes auto filled messages designed to save you even more time. For example, when you send an email, the app actually includes a message stating “Hello, here’s the information we were talking about.” It’s a simple little extra feature, but one that’s very convenient and useful for the end user.
Flipdeck is the app I’ve been trying to find for years now. The iPhone is a great tool, but the standard apps it comes preloaded with don’t come close to offering the level of organization that this one does. Best of all, it’s simple to use and easy to set up. If you’re like me and you have a lot of information that you need to use time and time again then you’ll find this app very helpful.
Allan is a freelance writer who loves scouring the App Store for exciting, intriguing and unique apps.