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iConnected: Use AirPlay, iCloud, Apps, and More to Bring Your Apple Devices Together by Ben Harvell

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Chapter 7

Staying Organized on the Move

As well as being connected to your e-mail and messages while you’re out and about, there are other important considerations to staying organized.

First, there are your calendars. How often do you agree to attend an event only to forget until you are reminded the day before? With a synced calendar in your pocket, you can quickly add an event and even set reminders that appear on all your iCloud-connected devices.

Second, for non-calendar events and ideas, you can use notes and reminders to organize your thoughts so they’re ready and waiting on all your devices. You can even use third-party apps to boost your productivity and store a wide range of inspirations as I describe later in this chapter’s section on Evernote.

Third, bookmarks can also be synced. Plus, the iCloud Tabs feature automatically lets you access currently and recently open websites on your other iCloud-connected devices, so you can use your iPad at the office to go to a website open at your computer at home — no need to remember its URL.

Fourth, you can even keep important files at your finger tips via iCloud Documents (see Chapter 8) or other cloud storage services like Dropbox. If you are using a Mac remotely, use Back To My Mac to access files on your desktop computer.

Connect Your Calendars

To make the best use of the Calendar app on iOS devices as well as on a Mac (see Figure 7-1) or services like Google Calendar, you first need to set them up to sync with all your ...

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