Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Why the Surface 3 Pro is just ok

I must admit that I was sold by the Surface 3 commercial. Its a tablet and a laptop replacement? Could it be? Finally - one device that does everything I need?

Sadly, this commercial was a mirage. This device is a fantastic laptop but it is not a good tablet....yet. My biggest issue is the terrible PDF apps in the Windows store. The device has amazing hardware and a REAL pen that shows true handwriting but yet does not have a PDF app worth owning that utilizes the pen. How is that possible? The iPad has at least 5 PDF apps that are superior to the Surface 3 compatible apps. Ugh.

Until I see a new PDF app available that allows me to annotate PDFs, I give the Surface 3 a C+.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Its been a while since I've posted - way too long actually. I did a brown bag presentation on productivity apps today and promised to reboot this site.

If you're drowning in email and want to quickly archive messages, I highly recommend CloudMagic. It is available on android and on IOS. It also integrates well with Evernote, OneNote, and Pocket.