Start your day with a personal summary on the iPad

Simplicity of information is what I look for in the morning.  After reading an article on CBS Moneywatch on a new app for the iPad, it has streamlined my morning ritual.  I typically have read headlines in the paper, then check the weather.  After completing these acitivities I then review my stocks.  I then switch apps to check my calendar and traffic based on my appointments.

Now I have an app that combines all this information into a single screen with an App called “Morning”.

morning app

Morning is a smart-looking iPad app that packs a bunch of information important to you on the same display — no paging or scrolling needed. You can customize the screen with a half-dozen items. Choose from the date and time, today’s appointments, to-dos, your current commute time, the weather, news, stocks and a countdown timer.

Each item is configurable. In the news section, you can choose the sources and number of items to display, for example. For the commute, you can indicate where your office is located. And you can arrange the screen any way you like — just drag the modules around, and the display flows and formats accordingly. And you can choose from among several color themes.

Reviews are consistent that the app could be improved with more personalization options. The commute doesn’t let you specify the route that it bases its drive time estimate on, for example, which is of limited utility if you don’t drive the way the app chooses. And the weather module shows you the day’s high and low, but not the current temperature.

Nonetheless, Morning is a satisfying way to kick-start your morning. It is a very new app so I am sure more updates will be coming.  Please let us know how you enjoy the app if you purchase.




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