updated 12:15 pm EST, Tue November 10, 2009
Authors tackle Snow Leopard quirks
MacNN has produced two new reviews, the first covering Readdle's Scanner Pro for iPhone. The app uses an iPhone's camera as a document capture tool, transforming photos into PDFs which can then be uploaded to several destinations or copied back to a Mac or PC. After capturing an image, users can rely on default processing, switch to grayscale, or make tweaks to contrast and brightness.
The app is described as potentially the best scanning utility at the App Store, and roughly in the middle in terms of pricing. Default settings are thought to produce clear results, while sharing functions are said to function smoothly. The only missing element is said to be integration with Dropbox's common file storage service.
Also examined this week are several recent books on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, published by the likes of Peachpit, No Starch and TidBIT. Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide guides readers through basic tasks, as well as some more advanced ones. My New Mac: Snow Leopard Edition is geared towards people new to Macs in general, and even covers topics like using a mouse or turning a Mac on or off. Peachpit's Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: A Quick Reference Guide to Mastering Snow Leopard assumes a higher level of competence, but may be the best suited to a wide audience. Take Control of Upgrading to Snow Leopard, lastly, is directed explicitly at experienced Mac owners who want to avoid hassles when migrating from an earlier OS.