A Memory Upgrade for Your Brain

Here are some screen images to help you see some of the features of both versions of iData.

iData Mobile Plus examples are for the iPhone, but the iPad screens look similar -- just larger.

iData Pro™

iData Mobile Plus™

You can specify as many fields as you need, and name them whatever you like. Fields make it easy to organize your data.

Every record has a Freeform Text Area at the bottom. This area can contain styled text, embedded images, and embedded sound files.

Images can be pasted into the Freeform Text Area, and image files (JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PDF) can be dragged and dropped there.

The Messier List is a list of astronomical nebulae, and star clusters observed by Charles Messier. It was first published in 1774 and updated through 1784. The main purpose was to provide a list of fuzzy objects in the sky so observers wouldn't mistake them for comets with the less than ideal optics of late 16th century. Amateur telescopes of today, provide much better views than those available to Messier.

The list has proved useful for amateur astronomers learning the night sky.

Images can be inserted into the Notes area from your Photo Library, or directly from the Camera. Due to the small screen size of the iPhone, it's not uncommon to have to scroll down to see the Notes area.

Some kinds of data may not require fields. Everything can be placed in the Freeform Text Area.

In iData Pro, you can add images to the freeform text area (Notes area). The music notes above are an image.

Kimi ga Yo is the national anthem of Japan. It refers to the reign of the Japanese emperor.

The music notation is an image that was added on the Mac side. Although it's too wide to show in portrait orientation, it shows fine in landscape. (The Find Box and Status Bar are not displayed in landscape.)

Inserting a Photo into an iData Mobile Plus Record

This is an example of how a photo can be inserted into the Freeform Text Area of an iData Mobile Plus record.

Tapping in the text where you want to place the image brings up the Edit Menu. The last item in the menu is Insert Photo.

Tapping the Insert Photo item in the Edit Menu brings up a window that lets you select where you want the photo to come from.

In this case, the image was in the Photo Library. It was copied, and the copy was resized to fit the screen before being inserted.

The images below are all from iData Pro, showing its envelope and label printing features, along with an example of designing a label template to print a form.

iData Pro comes with a number of label and envelope templates which can be used as-is, or modified for special purposes.

iData Mobile Plus does not print labels or envelopes.

Envelope Printing

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Envelopes can be printed quickly with the envelope icon in the toolbar, or in a batch from the selected records of the chosen datafile. You can create custom envelope templates with images, static text (on every envelope), the address from the datafile, and/or any field data from the datafile.

Batch Label Printing

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A batch of labels can be printed from the currently selected records in a datafile. This is what the template looks like for an Avery 8764 with an image in the background.

Using a custom label template to print a form

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Here is an example using the California Sales Tax form.

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Forms can be handled by making a custom label template where the label size is the page size, and there is only one label on a page. This shows the template editing window with tool pallet. The form was scanned to a JPEG and used for the label background. The purple rectangles are fields from the datafile.