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Toolbox for Pages & Keynote… iOS for your iPhone & iPad

Reviewed by Gary Miller, AAUG Member

Toolbox for Pages & Toolbox for Keynote, both iOS.

by Jumsoft, $19.99 for the bundles, or by piece in the iTunes Store.  I wrote a review recently posted here about Jumsoft’s Toolbox for iWork, how much  I enjoyed their templates and illustrations that I could now use in Pages and Keynote.  But then I wondered what using them on my iPhone and iPad, and yes, they make their cool templates and illustrations for iOS!  yeah.

Easy is a word I think of when using them for clip art, templates for business cards, posters, well, it’s endless, and yes, you can combine them, so all I had to do was edit the text or move it or whatever do a project, super easy.  You can save the new templates you’ve customized too for using again.  You can download free sample templates to try out ,and purchase a bundle or individual ones.  It’s up the user.  The basic App is free.  Sets are – Inspiration, Business Mix, Corporate, Infographics, and they all are easily searchable to find what you want.

I’d recommend this iOS version by Jumsoft so when you have your iPhone or iPad, you can continue with you were working on your Mac or visa versa!


Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Toolbox for iWork review

Review by Gary Miller, AAUG Member.

Toolbox for iWork by Jumsoft is my new favorite app. When I open Apple’s productivity Apps – Pages, Numbers, or Keynote on my MacBook Pro, I see some templates, but not what I’d like to use…then I think I’ll have to make do, or create my own. Along comes the smart crew @ Jumsoft who did all the work for us, yeah! I’ve got 11,000 files at the ready, covering all known possibilities including business, and it’s one time pricing, is just that you pay for the App, and they continue to add new templates, and don’t ever charge you again!

Imagine I want to create a cool newsletter, well I click on Toolbox for iWork Templates for Pages, and Pages opens up, and many choices for Newsletters, or I can search and find them, or I can use their clip art collection, huge. So i work up my newsletter, adding badges, or arty touches, and then I can save it to use next time, all easily done too.

When I first opened the app, i was hoping for instructions, or examples or a video, that’s not there, but their Help file does give a good overview and individual instructions on how to edit, save, etc. and since most of us use iWork already it’s designed to mesh well, even keyboard shortcuts, so that works.

In short, this is a toolbox full of fun, help, and it’ll make your work shine! It’s available in the Apple App store for $49.99, and remember this isn’t one of those subscription services, they will continue to add new templates, offer email support if you need it, and they respond quickly too. I really like it! and did I mention they also make app’s for your iPhone & iPad, and Money, for accounting..

iPhone, the Missing Manual, 10th edition by David Pogue, book report

by Gary Miller, AAUG Member

I love my new iPhone, but don’t love not getting a complete manual, so I get the most from it, so when I saw David Pogue authored a new edition of his book that covers the latest in iOS 10, and iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+, I wanted it, has 673 pages and was published January 2017.  Good decision on my part, it’s full of humor, tips, tricks, in short all you want and need to get you to the head of the class!  David Pogue’s group always crafts the books for O’Reilly Media in a way, that it’s succinct, and can be read in paper or on an iPhone or iPad or on your computer as a pdf.  I used all formats in this review, and all are excellent.

You can buy it directly from the Publisher O’Reilly Media and get free updates to it.  Prices are: $19.99 for eBook, $24.99 for print or $27.99 for both versions..  IF you’re an AAUG Member, you get a substantial discount, refer to your eNews you receive in your email box).

OS 10 for the iPhone includes a host of exciting new features—including an all-new Messages app, updates to Maps, Search, 3D Touch, and widgets. And the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have new, more advanced cameras, and you can do more with Siri and third-party apps than ever before.

It’s a great resource, I refer to it, when I’m stumped, or a friend asks me a question I don’t know.  I recommend it!

About the Author
David Pogue is the founder of Yahoo Tech, having been groomed for the position by 13 years as the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. He’s also a monthly columnist for Scientific American and host of science shows on PBS’s “NOVA.” He’s been a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning” since 2002.

With over 3 million books in print, David is one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the “for Dummies” series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); in 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes 120 titles.

David graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in Music, and he spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He’s won two Emmy awards, two Webby awards, a Loeb award for journalism, and an honorary doctorate in music.