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Scan and OCR directly from your iPhone or iPad camera with PDFpen Scan+ (Sponsor)

PDFpen Scan+ offers scanning and OCR from your iPhone and iPad. It works on both your iPhone and your iPad, and it’s available on the App Store.


Uuni 2 (Sponsor)

Welcome to the wood-fired revolution. Uuni 2 is the definitive tool for your garden or outdoor kitchen this fall. At fraction of the cost of a traditional wood-fired oven, and with it’s compact size, it blows the competition straight out … (More)

Featured Sponsor: Droplr – 50% off simple file sharing for creative teams

Share screenshots with a few keystrokes. Swap files with teammates and clients quickly and securely. Showcase your work straight outta the Adobe suite with a key command. Customize it all to showcase your brand. Droplr was made for creative collaboration, … (More)

Featured Sponsor: Tapes: Share Screencasts Fast

Tapes lets you share a recording of your screen in an instant—press ⇧⌘2, select an area you want to capture and press it again when you’re done. Tapes will immediately put a shareable link in your clipboard, all while the … (More)

Featured Sponsor: PDFpen for iPad: Powerful, Mobile PDF Editing

PDFpen for iPad lets you edit PDFs anywhere you are, and it supports popular Bluetooth styluses. Draw directly with precision on PDFs using the Jot Touch, Pogo Connect, JaJa, and Wacom Bluetooth styluses. Sign a contract, fix a typo, correct … (More)

Featured Sponsor: Save Time, Effort, and Keystrokes with TextExpander

TextExpander saves you time and effort by expanding short abbreviations into frequently-used text and pictures. Whether it’s a simple email signature or several paragraphs of a standard response, you’ll love how easy it is to use TextExpander to avoid typing … (More)

Featured Sponsor: Slim Your Wallet

Slim Your Wallet — it’s easier than you think. No one wants a brick wallet weighing down their back. Here are some easy tips to slim down. Differentiate between your most frequently used and least used cards. Store the less … (More)

Featured Sponsor: Backblaze

50% of people lose data each year. Back up all your data with Backblaze online backup. It’s unlimited, unthrottled, uncomplicated, and at $5/month per computer, it’s unexpensive. Backblaze natively backs up your music, movies, photos, and whatever you’re working on or editing … (More)

Featured Sponsor: JetPens: Unique Writing Instruments and Desk Toys from Around the World

JetPens is a web store that offers unique, high-quality writing instruments and office toys. Some of their latest and greatest include: An innovative auto-lead-rotating mechanical pencil that always stays sharp as you write Gel ink pens using thermo-sensitive ink that … (More)

Featured Sponsor: Daylite

Daylite is a productivity and customer relationship management app that keeps everything related to your business in one place. Sometimes things fall through the cracks. You forget to follow-up, don’t know when someone on your team last spoke to a … (More)

Featured Sponsor: Ember: The Ultimate Screenshot and Webpage Capture App for Mac

If you need to take screenshots, or capture entire webpages straight from Safari & Chrome, you should check out Ember for Mac. Ember is the app that lets you take, organize and share screenshots, entire webpages and more — and … (More)

Featured Sponsor: Lost Photos

Lost Photos is the first app that securely scans your email account for every photo you’ve ever sent or received! All photos are downloaded to your computer, making it ultra easy to view them, archive them to permanent storage, or … (More)

Featured Sponsor: Work and Play With a Clear Mind

*Workflow MasteryI is an ebook that will teach you how to work and play with a clear mind. Learn to avoid procrastination and form your work into paths of mastery. Build strong decisive systems by starting with the most basic … (More)

Featured Sponsor: Scratch — Your Quick-Input Notepad

Your best ideas come when you least expect them. That’s why Scratch launches lightning-fast, ready for input. Write it down and get back to life. Later, send your ideas where they need to go: Email that recipe to your sister, … (More)

Featured Sponsor: Unread, an RSS Reader – New Version Available Now

Rediscover your favorite independent writers with Unread for iPhone. Unread’s relaxing, distraction-free design is unlike any RSS app you’ve used before. It now supports five popular RSS services: NewsBlur, Fever, Feedly, Feedbin, and FeedWrangler. With new features and a refreshed … (More)

Featured Sponsor: Screens – Control Your Computer From Anywhere

Screens 3 for Mac is a beautiful, yet powerful Screen Sharing and VNC client that lets you connect back to your Mac, Windows or Linux PC from the comfort of your living room, the corner coffee shop or anywhere in … (More)

Featured Sponsor: Scanbot for iPhone and Android – PDF Scanner

Scanbot is your premium mobile scanner app for creating high quality PDF or JPG scans of documents (incl. multi-page), receipts, business cards, meeting minutes, whiteboard notes, etc. Scans can be emailed, printed, or automatically uploaded to your favorite cloud drives … (More)

Featured Sponsor: Igloo

Igloo is an intranet you’ll actually like: built with easy-to-use apps like shared calendars, Twitter-like microblogs, file sharing, and more. Everything you need is built-in, and everything is social. This means if you upload a file or write a corporate … (More)

Featured Sponsor: 22Slides, a Simple Portfolio Website Builder

22Slides is a simple portfolio website builder created by a photographer and long-time shawnblanc.net (and more recently, Tools & Toys) reader. Sideways-scrolling image galleries, full-screen photos, great search engine and mobile optimization, custom domain names, great image quality… yadda yadda … (More)

Featured Sponsor: EverWeb Makes it Easy for Mac Users to Build Websites

EverWeb is a powerful, easy to use website builder that is a great alternative for Apple’s discontinued iWeb builder. EverWeb provides a full drag and drop user interface while still allowing for advanced features such as; mobile websites, drop down … (More)

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