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Saturday, 28 December 2013

Tap & Edit - App Review



If you want to prepare a document which includes detailed formatting, and perhaps includes photographs, take a look at this App.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
This is very much a modern, gesture-orientated App.

You can start with a, nearly, blank document (Shakespeare quote) and take it from there. Just enter your text and give it all the text attributes you want, just like a full-fledged word processor... but so easily. It even includes the oft missing A+/A- controls to step text size until it fits.

there are also a number of templates if you would rather start

Pinch
This enables one step resizing, not only for an image but also for text. At the same time you get access to paragraph formatting icons.

Double tap
This selects the text and brings up the context menu.

Long tap with two fingers
This selects a text block; there is no longer the need to double tap on a word and then expand the selection.

Swipe to one side
This automatically aligns the text to the side swiped to.

Press and move
This enables you to move a block of text vertically, or horizontally.

Use two fingers to rotate (we'll do without comments from the back of the class, please)
This again does exactly what you would expect with either an image or text.


Cost
The App is absolutely free; there is the possibility of an In-App purchase for $4 to the Pro version. This adds Dropbox support, creation of PDF and HTML documents for sending by e-mail, as well as sharing documents over wi-fi.

You will need to have the Pro version if you want to do anything more than copy and paste your document,

Indispensability
If for no other reason than the lack of formatting provided in the iOS e-mail App, Tap & Edit is a requirement for anyone who wants to have control over document layout.

Dependability
There were no problems in testing.

Security
There are no security issues, except the remote, potential, risk of letting the App access your Dropbox account (Pro version only).

ACIDS Test Rating:

Simple, yet comprhensive document editing.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.


You can get Tap & Edit here and support for the App here.


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