Brian BeamMacworld

Brian Beam is a software designer and database/system administrator at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and the owner of web development firm CommandB .

DocAS for iPad

As a basic PDF reader and editor, this app is acceptable, provided you're not picky about your user experience. But rival apps handle the job better.

Remarks for iPad

This PDF reader and annotation app for the iPad is good for making quick notations on a PDF, and it's a decent note-taker as well. That said, a few additions would make a good app oh so much better.

1Password and 1Password Pro for IPhone

It seems like many of the Websites I visit these days request a login. Whether it's online banking, Twitter, Facebook, or a blog site, everyone wants a username...


Barcodescan Pro for IPhone

Judging by their growing presence in the App Store, it's clear that barcode scanning apps have struck a nerve with some iPhone users. I recently reviewed...


Moodagent for IPhone

I have quite a range of music on my iPhone, but often, I can fall into a rut and listen to the same set of songs over and over. Sometimes I need some motivation...


LyricFind Pro and LyricFind Lite for IPhone

Lately I've been searching for the ultimate lyrics app for my iPhone. I've looked at quite a few, including the free LyricFind Lite and the $3 LyricFind Pro, and...


Yoritsuki for IPhone

I love all things Japanese, so I'm a sucker for Japanese-themed apps such as Yoritsuki from Hybridworks. In case you're curious about the name, Yoritsuki is a...


TextExpander for IPhone

One program that I find indispensable on my Mac is SmileOnMyMac's TextExpander. It lets me define text snippets, such as e-mail signatures, programming code, and...


I Am T-Pain for IPhone

Not to contradict the name of this app from Smule, but let me begin by saying that I am not T-Pain. In fact, until this app came onto my radar, this classic...