Software Reviews

CES 2022: Canon AMLOS Attempts to Capture the Creative Chaos Missing from Video Conferences

Introducing Canon AMLOS for collaboration https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/explore/ces-2022/amlos I am not sure I can do justice to the Canon AMLOS system. AMLOS stands for Activate My Line of Sight, which is intended to change the relationship between technology and the people on video conferences. When AMLOS ships it will support Microsoft Teams and Azure. The idea is to offer…

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Review: Revive Old Posts

The WordPress plugin Revive Old Posts, by Revive.Social does exactly what it says it does. The plugin mines existing content and republishes it across social media platforms. With nearly 1,000 posts, this keeps the Serious Insights posts top-of-feed in the channels that matter. The tool supports most social media channels, including: General settings define the following:…

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Review: Noteshelf—A Cross Platform Note-Taking Solution for All Situations

Noteshelf is also available on Apple’s Mac App Store ($7.99) and Android’s Google Play ($4.99) What I like Noteshelf’s clean user interface revolves around notebooks. The flexible product offers a confusion-free note-taking environment. Instruments at the top make functions clear. A wealth of features hides below icons like the gear and the plus-sign, grouped logically…

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Review: TheBrain 11 Reimagines Notes Creation and Editing

TheBrain 11 Reimagines Notes Creation and Editing TheBrain 11 remains fundamentally the same information and knowledge capture tool that its subscribers have known and loved for years. In this release, the company considered choices made in Notes Editor development as they migrated to native coding on each of their supported platforms. So rather than using…

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Quick Take Review: Otter.ai Works But Still Needs to Listen Better

Quick Take Review: Otter.ai Review of Otter.ai…Otter.ai transcribes audio conversations. The app performs real-time transcription with delayed corrections. It can also process existing audio files. [note align=”right”]Otter.ai Pricing Basic version: Free with 600 minutes Premium version $99.99 a year or $9.99 a month (6,000 minutes)[/note] I have used Otter.ai in a number of situations, from…

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Market Analysis: Why Mind Mapping is a 21st Century Necessity

Why everyone needs to mind map The future is non-linear. No, the arrow of time does not shift back-and-forth against itself. But stories that start seemingly in one place, may begin in an unexpected quadrant and end nowhere near an anticipated destination. Some just call that good storytelling, but when the stories involve real-world facts,…

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Review: TheBrain 10

TheBrain 10 TheBrain 10 rethinks its object architecture. https://www.thebrain.com Pricing and feature comparisons can be found here. See the Serious Insights TheBrain 11 update here. The new version of TheBrain, version 10, refines the reimplemented native code across platforms and delivers several enhanced user experiences. Understanding TheBrain At its core though, TheBrain continues to offer the…

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