Questions tagged [ios]

Software to run on the iOS operating system series developed and sold by Apple Inc. For questions involving Apple hardware, software, and services see also apple.stackexchange.com. For general computer hardware, software, and networking questions please see superuser.com.

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Alternative messaging network to WhatsApp?

Since Facebook bought Whatsapp, I'm looking for an alternative app and chat network which is able to replace their functionality. What can you recommend? Requirements: End-to-end encryption group ...
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Fighting telemarketing: application to make telemarketers waste as much time as possible

Like many I am not a huge fan of telemarketing. I know there exist applications that automatically reject call from telemarketers based on some blacklists. This is quite convenient but it doesn't go ...
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Cross-platform flashcard software with synchronization

I have noticed I learn efficiently with flashcards. The basic learning process: Software shows question (e.g "Flag of Finland?") User tries to remember the answer ("It's blue with white cross"). This ...
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Open source application for disaster relief

I'm currently in Bosnia, which has been hit with the worst flood in its history, together with Croatia and Serbia. Governments are completely unprepared, as is common in these parts. With some ...
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Looking for OCR API on mobile platform

I'm looking for an OCR library that runs on Android, iOS & Windows Phone. My app scans the image to find certain information on it. For example, scan a parking ticket to get time information on ...
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iPad app for offline HTML/CSS/JavaScript testing?

I often use websites like CodePen or JSFiddle to do some development crash tests. I recently got an iPad and I'm looking for an app which can provide similar HTTP/CSS/JavaScript sandbox like these ...
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MySQL client for iOS?

I'd like to be able to manage my MySQL databases from my iPad. I currently use Sequel Pro on my Mac, and I love it. The app must Support connecting to remote databases Support tunneling over SSH ...
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Source Code Editor (IDE) for iOS

Many times I opt to take my iPad with me instead of my Macbook Pro. That being said, I wish I had the ability to still code using my iPad. I understand that the lack of direct access to the file ...
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iPad - “user rights” app

I have an iPad and am looking for an app that allows me to control who may open / delete what apps. Background: I have a child. I play some games on the iPad and it "happens" that she deletes them. ...
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Cross-platform calendar that stores data locally - I want to sync it myself

I'm looking for a calendar application, ideally one that can run on windows, Mac, and iOS. I want my data to be available offline, and -- here's the kicker -- I don't want to store my data on Google's ...
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Is there a Markdown editor for iOS?

I was quite impressed with Mou for OS X from this answer, and now I'd like to get something like it for my iOS devices. Must: Use the Stack Exchange 'style' of markdown Run natively, no webapps ...
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Tool/App for real-time event documentation

I'm in the planning stage for a small research project where we're trying to establish how distractions affect the workflow in an operating room. The idea is to observe the operation and document ...
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OCR for PDF files on iPad

I am looking for an app to make the scanned PDF files on my iPad searchable. The problem is that there is a large number of apps which are supposed to do this, but they all have rather mixed ratings. ...
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Is there an iOS app that I can use to remote desktop/VNC into my server 2012 machine?

I've been playing around with Windows 8 (for all it's faults, it kinda looks cool). I have access to a few Windows Server 2012 machines, and I'd like to be able to VNC/RDP into them from my iPad. ...
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Application to avoid me waiting in call centre phone queue

I am looking for an Android or iOS application that could wait for me when I have to go through a call centre phone queue (typically when trying to reach a customer service, which can take one hour or ...
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Software to read, highlight, and annotate PDFs

Is there a PDF reading app available for Mac that has the following features: Allows you to continue reading PDFs where you left off when opening them (automatically goes to the last page you were on)...
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General purpose database application alternatives for iOS and Mac

I am looking for a way to manage inventory in the field. I want to use an ipad/iphone for taking inventory, and use a mac to generate reports. This can be a single app or a pair of apps. I can do ...
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Team chat with native Android/iOS apps, all open source (alternative to Slack)

My team uses Slack and want to replace it with a self-hosted open source alternative. Absolute requirements: Open source (server and ALL clients) Self-hostable Rock-solid native apps for Android and ...
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Geocaching app for iOS?

I'd like to start geocaching - that game where you look for hidden things with a GPS and some hints. I'd prefer to have an app on my iPhone to do it - the prospect of actually putting coordinates into ...
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Alternatives for Apps relying on Parse after shutdown?

Parse announced that they will be shutting down whole Parse service after a year. Can this really happen? And can they take such a decision in such a short notice? What is the easiest way to migrate ...
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App for iOS similar to Office Lens

Office Lens is a Windows Phone app that does the following: Straightens images taken at an angle Auto-crops the important part of the image Shows what will be cropped before the image is taken ...
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Share screen and control iPhone from Windows PC

I need a software from where I can broadcast my iPhone screen to a Windows PC and control it from there. I want to do things like reply to text messages (iMessage, WhatsApp, etc.) from my PC instead ...
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A free program to turn a PC into a Chromecast or AirPlay receiver

Most iPhone apps only allow you to cast a streaming video to another device via Chromecast or via AirPlay. But I would like to cast to my Windows 10 PC (for watching Hulu Live TV on a PC, as I discuss ...
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Word Processor for iPad with odt or doc compatability

I am looking for a word processor running on iPad for a student to use for taking notes and working on assignments in class. It will complement an OpenOffice installation running at home so document ...
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iOS Emulator for Windows

I'm looking for an iOS emulator for Windows. I would like this software to meet the following requirements: Works on Windows 10 Emulates latest iOS (Currently, 9) Runs iOS apps Emulates an iPad ...
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Shared calendar app compatible with Google Calendar that supports recurring events?

I used CalenMob for a year. I really like its GoogleCalendar compatibility, that allow me to work on shared calendars. Unfortunately this app doesn't provide recurrent events support. To get it I ...
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App with voice commands for adding items to a list

I currently have several lists (in OneNote, but that's not a requirement for this question), like tasks to do someday and groceries to buy. Sometimes I want to add items by voice, without looking at ...
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Is there any app that keeps track of time spent on iPad?

I would like to know if there is an app you can download from the Apple app store which can keep track of the time spent on each app. I am also curious to know on more control apps (from Apple app ...
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Multi-network IM client with push notifications

I have been using IMO for my IM networking needs, however they are discontinuing their support for all third party networks. So I need a new IM Client, my requirements: runs on iOS Supports multiple ...
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Compare the price of grocery

Is there any system that helps compare the price of grocery lists among many stores? Ideally, it would have an store and item database that could permit scan the barcode with a smartphone to assemble ...
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Password Safe app for Mac and iOS

I'm using Password Safe on my PCs, but recently I aquired some Apple devices including my work laptop. I looked at the related projects and tried one (Password Gorilla). It turns out to be a little ...
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Cross-platform citation/manuscript management software for academics

I'm an academic looking for a software to manage my PDF files with the following capabilities: Organize into folders by topic, read/unread, etc. Annotations Mac/iPad/iPhone platform Can be used for ...
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iOS Equalizer for all applications

I'm looking for an equalizer application for my iPhone (iOS). Bonus points if there is an equivalent application for Android. My key requirement is that the application provides equalization for all ...
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Crypto-Currency price API with price listed in USD?

I am working on an app that will display the current price of crypto-currencies in a similar fashion to the stock app in iOS 8. The app is written in Swift. I am looking for an API that will allow me ...
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Monitor data usage for multiple iOS devices

What I have: iPhone 5s running 7.0.4 (jailbroken) iPad 3rd gen running 7.1 iPad mini running 7+ (not 100% on this one, it's my girlfriend's iPad) All of the devices are on my AT&T account. ...
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Book library application

I need a library application for iOS capable to: sync book files with my PC (Windows) search and list files by authors, names, custom tags view files using a book reader app (or support viewing ...
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iOS audiobook player with sleep timer and bookmark support

I’m searching for an audiobook player for iOS. This player needs to support: Audiobooks in MP3, AAC, M4B without DRM A sleep timer (e.g. set to auto-stop after 30 minutes) Placing bookmarks The ...
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Software for doing math “by hand”

I’m using Khan Academy to brush up on my math skills. Is there an iPhone app that will let me work out problems “by hand” so I can avoid using actual paper? I tried using the built-in Notes app, ...
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Manage iOS and Android app localization/translation

I am starting on a project to internationalize and localize a mobile app. The app comes in an iOS and Android version. They are two native apps, so they do not share any code, but obviously they ...
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Activity tracking app to record horse riding styles

Is there an activity tracking Android/iOS app that can recognize horseback riding, and specific styles / gaits: gallup, trot, walk - and to save time duration of each during a ride? Either ...
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Threaded or topic-centric group chat app?

I'm not a highly social person, so I don't have loads of friends I'm always keeping in touch with -- I hate social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. I suppose I also don't care enough about ...
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Mobile apps to track how much time a user spend using different apps on a mobile phone

The idea is similar to the social networking site Wakoopa, which was a software usage tracking tool for the desktop but has since been closed. ManicTime is another time tracking software for desktop, ...
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Looking for a piano sight reading app that listens to your instrument

I've been looking around for a sight reading app. I found this rather excellent iPad app and it has helped a lot. I'd really like an app that allows me to practice using my instrument instead of an ...
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Very-large-list manager (iOS/mobile)

If anyone is familiar with iOS's TaskBook, it's a list/task manager with some convenient features that have become crucial to my workflow (lists typically contain hundreds up to 1000+ items). ...
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Phone app for spoken definitions while reading

When I read on my Kindle, I can simply highlight a word to get its definition. When I read a paper book, this doesn't work. I'm looking for an app on my phone that allows the following: (1) I ask it ...
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Personal finance application for Mac/iOS

I'm looking for a personal finance application. I've tried Squirrel and MoneyWiz, and they both have features I want, as well as flaws that make them nearly unusable for me. What I absolutely need (...
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App to easily manage and structure project-related information (mainly emails)?

I work as a freelance developer for several clients. One of the problems I encounter is that information about ongoing projects is often in different locations. Most project related communication ...
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iOS app for listing items on Amazon?

I have a small business selling old books on Amazon.com (self-fulfilled, I'm not using their fullfilment). I'd like to be able to list books from my iOS device. Must: Have advanced search Allow me ...
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AirPlay to computer

I'm looking for a program that allows me to AirPlay my iPad (iOS 7) to my Mac (Snow Leopard) and my Windows PC (Win 7). So I want to be able to view my iPad's screen on my computers. Requirements: ...
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Offline maps/GPS app for iOS

I am looking for a free iOS app that shows my GPS position. As a background, it should show maps up to street level, for instance using locally downloaded OpenStreetMap data like OsmAnd does. ...

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