April Meeting - April 14th, 2017.
The Q&A session will start at 7:00 and run to 7:30 PM.
Having cancelled our March meeting due to inclement weather, we're hopeful that, "April is [not] the cruelest month," and that the cancellation was the last disruption to our calendar for this year.
As you have already seen at recent meetings, anyone's iPhone or iPad can be connected to our system and projected for all to see. Our goal is for members to be able to make informed choices as to which apps are best suited for them. Depending upon the response to this meeting, topics for the future can be chosen.
Some of you use one or more of these apps and swear by them; some of you use one or more of these apps and swear at them. We think it would be a great idea to look at some of these apps and try to decide which live up to their hype, and which ones you'd like to include in your "stable" of apps. The April 14th meeting will see an examination of note-taking apps, and calendar/scheduling apps.
For word processing, Apple's App Store lists well known names like Pages, Microsoft Word, and Google Docs. There are others, like Office Note- Word Processor, Microsoft OneNote, Notability, Notable Word Processor, Werdsmith (no, that's not misspelled), and Notepad+. And there are also helpful guides, such as My Word Processing Tips, to help you understand some of these apps.
For Calendar Apps, there is Apple's Calendar, Tiny Calendar, and Fantastical, just to name a few. The App Store likely has hundreds more.
We are asking members who use iPads or iPhones for taking notes or other word processing chores, and members who use their devices for scheduling/calendar purposes to help us out. Which apps for these tasks do you like best? How do they help to make your life easier? Please come prepared to share your favorites.
As usual, the meeting will begin with our regular Q&A session followed by the main presentation on word processing/note taking apps and calendar/scheduling apps. Next are announcements and, closing the general meeting, our monthly raffle. Since the meeting was centered around iOS apps, there will be no special AppSIG meeting.
For this broad survey type meeting to be effective we need your help. Come on down, pitch in with your suggestions and make this another great meeting. See you there!
Your first meeting is FREE. Annual individual membership is $36.00, which covers all immediate members of your family & gives you access to our monthly electronic newsletter and member-only bulletin board and valuable discounts only available to Macintosh User Group members. Membership applications are available at the check-in desk.
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|You’re Invited to the MacBasics SIG
In order to meet the needs of a wider range of members and not put off those with more than beginning skills, we’ve changed not only the name from Beginner SIG, but also the focus of our SIG. We will still cover applications like AppleWorks and simple procedures like setting up your first Mac, file systems and using utilities, but we’ve also matured, as much of Apple’s software and hardware has. So come on down. We'll be where we’ve always been, doing what we’ve always done, but with a new slant and a new name. The MacBasics SIG is led by Geoff Broadhurst and Rick Matteson. The SIG meeting is broken into two sessions. The first is from 7:00 to 7:30PM, during which we will have our own basic level question and answer session. We’ll break for the featured presentation and raffle and come back for the main portion of our SIG meeting from 8:30 to 10 o’clock. Of course before our MacBasics main demonstration we'll have our own novice Q&A session across the hall, while Bradley's dealing with the more complicated problems in the main room.
As always come with questions. The MacBasics SIG is not just for beginners, but we do discuss aspects of the Mac that may sometimes be overlooked. There will be a MacBasics SIG meeting this month. The topic has not been announced.
The App SIG, is the latest SIG from LIMac. It's a peer-to-peer group where members share their knowledge and experience with the