5 Awesome Free iPhone/iPad Apps for Stress Relief and Relaxation

Feeling stressed? Relax and rejuvenate by immersing yourself in the beauty of nature right on your iPhone/iPad! Enjoy, for example, the calming sound of waterfall mixed with the lively chirping of birds along with flute playing in the background while playing interactively with water, watching a serene landscape or even while sleeping. Here is our selection of free* iphone/ipad apps to help you relax. 1. Relaxing Sounds Of Nature Lite This app includes 22 awesome pre-defined sound themes like Mountain Ambience, Jungle (Thailand), Water and Sky etc.

handyPrint: Print from an iPad without AirPrint Printer

Apple’s AirPrint technology makes it very convenient to print directly from an iOS device, without any hassle of configuration or driver installation. However, if your printer is not AirPrint-enabled, you can still use your existing printer to print from iPad or iPhone by taking advantage of a number of 3rd party softwares available for this purpose. HandyPrint is one such application for Mac OSX that enables you to use non-AirPrint compatible printer from iPod/iPhone/iPad, running iOS 4.

5 Handy Tips to Use the Mail App on iPad Efficiently

Apple’s stock iOS app, Mail can be used quite effectively for all email related productivity tasks. Below is a list of five tips that enhance the Mail experience and increase efficiency. 1. When composing a new email, it sometimes happen that you want to move the names in the To field to Cc/Bcc field or vice versa. There is no need to first delete and then add the name to the correct field.

Save Webpages as PDF in Safari on iPad without Third-Party Apps

Apple’s App Store contains quite a significant number of quality iPad apps for PDF viewing, editing, annotation and organization. Hence, it is logical to save webpages as PDF for reference purposes. Without using any third-party app, webpages can be easily and quickly saved as PDF from within Safari. Follow the steps below to create a bookmarklet (a bookmark having Javascript code) that can then be used to save any webpage as PDF.

The 3 Best Educational iPad Apps Released in Q1 2013

Year 2013 has started with the release of quite a number of quality educational iPad apps. Here is our selection of the top 3 iPad apps, released during January - March 2013, that are informative, interactive, as well as extremely well-designed. All these apps were free at the time of writing of this post. EarthViewer  EarthViewer is an interactive educational iPad app, developed by BioInteractive team at Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

A Rejuvenating Walk in a Japanese Garden - on Your iPad!

Japan Garden - my first thought on witnessing this iPad app was “Woah! Cool!”. So what is this app about? As the name suggests, it’s about a Japanese style garden with streams, a waterfall, and of course koi. You can walk around the circular garden by tapping the glowing green arrows on the path, adjust your perspective in a real life manner, enjoy the virtual clean fresh air, …. and feed the fish.

How to Make your iPad/iPhone Read Aloud Selected Text Using Built-in Text-to-Speech

Have you ever wanted your emails or notes on iPad/iPhone to be read to you while you are preoccupied with something else? Wouldn’t it be useful to have some online article read back to you in Safari, thereby, enabling you to relax your tired eyes? Even, if your purchased ibook is not an audio book, it would be wonderful to have the text in the book read aloud. Speak Selection is a very useful feature of iOS that, once enabled, makes your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch read aloud highlighted text in Safari, Mail, ibooks, Notes and other apps supporting this feature.

Noteshelf App for iPad: The Experience that Mesmerised Me!

Lately, I had been looking for an iPad handwriting app that can give me the feel of real paper and ink. I tried quite a number of apps, from simple to sophisticated ones, but they all lacked in terms of the real experience. In the meantime, I went through some app reviews and decided to try Noteshelf. Purchased it, installed it and lo! It was electric! By the way, I’m very fond of fountain pens and at times, I’ve spent quite a fortune on them.