Dear Lifehacker, Sincerely, Dear Organizationally Indecisive,Springpad can help you stay organized and save you money, but also how to really get into Evernote if you've been put off by it and even why people use it in the first place. Advertisement There was a time when Evernote and Springpad were a bit more alike, but they've always had some different goals. While there's some feature parity between the two, they're different enough that they can be used along with each other if you really wanted to. So first of all, let's agree that this isn't some kind of holy war or analogy for Android versus iOS or Mac versus Windows. Now, let's take a look at when one service might be more useful to you than the other. If You're Taking Notes, Organizing To-Dos, or Need/Want a Whole Ecosystem, Use Evernote Evernote is a tool that does a lot of things, and we mean a lot. That doesn't mean it does them all well, but where Evernote shines, it really shines. For example, it's an exceptional web … [Read more...] about Should I Use Springpad or Evernote?
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The youth vote is crucial in any election, and while Trump is busy crafting Facebook-ready attack ads based on Pokémon Go, Hill is appealing to the youngs with a game of her own. It is profoundly, jaw-droppingly dull. Hillary 2016, which launched late yesterday, puts the player in the appropriately grim surroundings of their own “campaign HQ,” a second-floor office with eight chairs, one sofa, and no staff. By completing daily challenges a highly motivated member of the American electorate can earn “stars,” which really could have had a cooler name, like “HillCoins” or maybe just “points.” (To be clear, “points” are also earned in-game, though it’s not immediately clear how, or what they’re used for.) Advertisement Today’s daily challenges include: syncing your own calendar to the campaign, answering questions for a quiz called Trump Or False—which makes uncredited mention of that bloviating … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton Just Released a Truly Joyless Mobile Game
“Can injustice survive transparency?” is the tagline of a new app called Vigilante, that purports to empower its users to stop crimes in progress, turning each of us into Daredevil or Luke Cage. In practice, though, Vigilante could end up being the best way to waste your time, annoy the NYPD, or just maybe get yourself killed. Update 10/28/16 6:14pm EDT: A popover on the Vigilante website claims the app is no longer available in the app store. Though several Gizmodo writers were still able to download it, presumably it will be taken down shortly. “We are working with Apple to resolve their concerns. In the meantime, the Vigilante app will continue to operate for those who already have it,” the statement reads. The company also claims to be releasing an Android version “imminently.” We’re reached out to Apple for details and will update if we hear back. Advertisement Vigilante ended its 1,000-user closed beta and launched publicly in New … [Read more...] about What We Know About Bizarre Crime Filming App Vigilante [Update]
Keeping digital copies of all of your hand-written recipes, favorite recipes from cookbooks, and other dishes you find on the web can be a difficult task, and there are plenty of tools to help you do it. We asked you which tools you used to manage your collection of hand-me-down recipes and favorite recent finds. Here's a look at the top five, based on your nominations. Photo by Robert Couse-Baker . Earlier in the week, we asked you which recipe organization tools you used to keep your collection in check but still get quick access to it when you're in the kitchen and need to know what to do next. You responded, and despite there being an entire industry of apps and services that get the job done, many of your favorites are multi-taskers. Advertisement The voting is closed and the votes are all counted. Head over to our Hive Five Followup post to see who was crowned the winner! Advertisement Springpad Springpad doesn't just clip items from the web, it also … [Read more...] about Five Best Recipe Organization Tools
For years now, Apple has been pushing the iPad as a laptop replacement; with the arrival of iPadOS, it might just have a serious shot at getting you to ditch your computer for good (or at least leaving it behind on trips). To test the current state of play, we put an iPad Pro up against a MacBook Pro in five key computing workflows. In this case we haven’t added a mouse to our iPad setup, just a keyboard: Mouse support remains an Accessibility option in iPadOS, so Apple doesn’t yet appear to consider it ready for prime time. Essentially, mouse support on iPadOS as it currently stands is designed to let you use a mouse instead of your fingers, rather than providing a proper desktop-level pointing-and-clicking experience—which, if that ever arrives, would change some of the observations we’ve made below. Advertisement Writing and researching This is something an iPad can do well: Slot in a keyboard at the bottom, prop it up like a laptop, and you’ve … [Read more...] about iPadOS vs a MacBook Pro in All the Tasks That Really Matter