Sometimes useful apps for travel and creative business are intended and marketed at a completely different market for a completely unrelated group of users … yet their function is fantastic for travelers and ‘creatives.’ This week’s iPad App of the Week falls into this category.
This week’s iPad App of the Week is Index Card.
Index Card is an iPad App aimed at the film industry and writers to map out scripts, story lines and production … but it turns out this app is fantastic for planning complex travel and for people like me who deal with photography and social media, its a great way to lay out a multi-part photo concept or describe multiple sections of a social media project in an easy to use and easy to organize manner. This app is also great for journalists and bloggers tracking story information and public relations professionals keeping track of stories while on the road and away from their computer.
Index Card is simple in its concept, it follows the same basic principals of writing notes on an index card then sticking them up on a cork board … in fact the background graphic of Index Card is a cork board.
As users write out and post up a virtual new index card they can drag and move card around the screen to reorganize them, as well as tap open each individual card to edit the content.
If you’re planning travel with multiple people or building a creative project for clients you can export your cork board view of Index Card with the tap of a finger.
I admit it … I am not an organized person. I am constantly in search of ways to be more organized and the Index Card App has already changed how I map out multi-part concepts and explain them to a client.
Yup … its pretty fun (and very effective) to sit in a meeting with a client mapping out the entire project on the iPad, draw it out with Adobe Ideas, then show the page by page break out of the concept with Index Card.
These apps must be effective because my client is now planning to buy an iPad for themselves.
The Index Card iPad App is US$2.99 in the iTunes Store.
Below are eight screen shots of Index Card from a client project I am building on my iPad.