After using iCloud and Dropbox and a couple of other cloud services, I can say for sure, ‘The Cloud is here to stay.’
It’s not perfect. But storing files and documents on Mac or iPad or iPhone and in the cloud works well enough that I can focus more attention on selecting the proper apps to use to connect me to my files. The latest on my list of Mac, iPad, and iPhone tools to try is VoodooPad 5.
It may sound as if VoodooPad is perfect for the iPad (it is), but it has roots on the Mac going back many years. And, it’s what you think it is. A screen to save notes, thoughts, ideas, lists, images, to-do items, and any snippet or piece of information you want to collect and manage and always have available but don’t have a single app that works with Mac, iPad, and iPhone. That’s VoodooPad.
Think of VoodooPad as your own personal Wikipedia. Instead of everyone else in the world loading the wiki with information, it’s just you and your information.
For the Mac, VoodooPad is a floating window which stores nearly everything you can think of. It’s a personal wiki. It stores links, web page, photos, receipts, plans, tasks and more. If you need to save something, organize all you save, VoodooPad does just that, and it’s as easy to use as any.
Get ready for a laundry list app that does more than just store.
VoodooPad can open pages in multiple tabs (like Safari) but all in the same window. Store files that weigh hundreds of megabytes. Save images, photos, audio clips, PDFs, and create documents in a mini word processor.
Yes, it works fullscreen, too, and exports pages as PDFs or HTML documents (or ePub, XML, Word, and more). Every item you store can be tagged for easier, faster searching, and documents can be linked to other documents within VoodooPad.
Security? Of course. VoodooPad can encrypt pages or a full document. Where does all this stuff get stored? On your Mac. And it syncs Mac to Mac via Dropbox, and can also sync up with VoodooPad for iPad and iPhone.
Despite the magical name, VoodooPad is a serious tool with a broad range of capabilities. And a price tag to match. The iPad and iPhone version is about 1/5th the price of the Mac version, and I find myself using the iPad more frequently than VoodooPad on the Mac (though it’s nice to have the same data available everywhere).