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January 18, 2011

My Favorite iPad Apps

Filed under: Melissa Denton Posts — Tags: , , , — Melissa Denton @ 5:56 pm

Melissa DentonAn acquaintance just got her much desired iPad and remembered that I am very enthusiastic about my iPad. She wrote an email to me asking which apps she should consider. Well, it is “off topic” for my lawyer finding mission in life, but I do use the iPad considerably in my business life, so I decided to share my recommendations to her with you here. This is what I wrote:
I am so glad for you that you got your iPad! You will be amazed at the many ways you will use it. I will list some of the apps I use. Let me know if you want to know the apps my 10 year old uses as his games – he passionately loves the iPad. Thank heavens he has to divide his little screen time between seven devices and that everyone understands that I have first dibs on the iPad.

The apps I use most are the books, twitter (twitterific is my favorite on any device) and facebook (friendly), along with the built in email and calendar apps.
books: Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Stanza, Google books
productivity: omnifocus ($40!) and Evernote
writing: (actually use) writer, soundnote, (also have) notes, paperdesk, idraft, dictation (dragon naturally speaking)
computer sync: sugarsync, dropbox, logmein
games: angry birds, iphone version of scrabble, wtd, fruit ninja (minimal time with any of ’em, though)
pictures/learning: color splash, photo wall, VanGogh hd, pixyme, artstudio, glowing art/ eyewitness, life, discover, weatherbug, this day (worldbook history)
news: npr, usa today, cnn, “NYT most emailed” I use a lot but it is just a web site icon I pasted on my screen from the web site, I have nyt but don’t use it
shopping: ebay, craigsphone, pricegrabber
movies: netflix, youtube
“ain’t the iPad incredible” apps: uzu, art of glow, kaleidoscope, the elements, gray anatomy, jampad, grogknots, ocarina

I have only scratched the surface of what is out there, but these are a lot of good, mostly free, apps. If I did not use the computer all day at work and some of the time doing chores at home and did not have the most awesome new android Nexus S phone, I might even have more time for iPad. I use the most time on Twitterific and email and reading books. Enjoy!


January 12, 2011

New Year, New Hope

Filed under: Melissa Denton Posts — Tags: , , , — Melissa Denton @ 12:54 am

Melissa DentonThe mere calendar event of changing years motivates a lot of people to resolve to have more self control. Since the vast majority of New Year’s resolutions fail, I prefer to use January as a time for more reflection and, this year, as a time to nurture hope.

We’ve been through some awfully tough times together lately. Some have been more fortunate than others but most of us have genuinely felt the pain, if only that of those around us. Crisis shows what we are made of and sometimes the picture that emerges shows which leaders you want in front of you when survival is at stake. Those who tear down, divide, take cheap shots and are insincere should be shunned as leaders. They may be only making mistakes that anyone could fall into, but risking your all on their judgment is not at all wise.

Finding the silver lining in clouds of despair is a habit of mine. It is such a useful thing to do to look at how to change a bad thing into a good thing. As a lawyer and as a lawyer finder in chief, I sincerely believe in finding the right leaders and the right lawyers. At a difficult time this right choice is a chance to creatively construct the best possible outcome from the most dismal looking circumstance. The right leadership and the right lawyer at the right time can make all the difference. Have us find the right lawyer for you.

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