1. A895's Avatar
    IMO, if you're reading a lot of docs, the iphone screen is too small. Thats just me though, lots of people find it sufficient. I don't
    I can see where you are coming from. I am apprehensive of the smaller screen. Even m Razr M has a 4.3 inch screen, and my Moto X had a 4.7 inch screen. Last time I used a 4 inch screen was 2 years ago on my Dinc 2.
    04-28-2014 08:47 PM
  2. A895's Avatar
    1. Google services on IOS work as well as or possibly better than they work on Android. You won't have a problem with any Google service you use if you move to IOS.

    2. Yes, such as Evernote or the standard notes app

    3. I moved back to IOS from Android. I prefer the simplicity and ease of use of IOS because it feels more like what a phone should feel like in my opinion.

    4. I'm not really sure how pocket would work with IOS because I haven't used it. Somebody else should be able to answer that for you.

    5. Google Chrome works very well on IOS. The bookmarks and everything sync properly.

    6. Google Maps works amazingly well on IOS. You'll have no problems using it.

    I think you should just make the switch. Trust me, you'll love the iPhone






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    What hurts the most is that there is no Google Keep on iOS.
    04-28-2014 08:48 PM
  3. DroidArmy's Avatar
    What hurts the most is that there is no Google Keep on iOS.
    Yeah, but Evernote should do the job. I think notes is really good as well


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    04-28-2014 08:50 PM
  4. A895's Avatar
    Yeah, but Evernote should do the job. I think notes is really good as well


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    I use to use Evernote but if isn't the best for quick notes.

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    04-29-2014 05:37 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I use to use Evernote but if isn't the best for quick notes.

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    For "quick" notes, the Drafts app is hard to beat, in my opinion...
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    04-29-2014 10:38 AM
  6. George Jenkinson's Avatar
    I can see where you are coming from. I am apprehensive of the smaller screen. Even m Razr M has a 4.3 inch screen, and my Moto X had a 4.7 inch screen. Last time I used a 4 inch screen was 2 years ago on my Dinc 2.
    I have used Android (Nexus 5) and have a 5S. However, I don't use any of the Google apps you mention. But, I really miss Swype keyboard and the fact that with iOS there still seem to be weak inter-app movements. For example, if I click a link in an email, the iPhone opens up the link well, but I can't find an easy way to go back to the email. I seem to have to close the web browser and re-open the email app. This is frustrating, and unless I'm missing a quick solution, is weak design.

    Hatdware-wise, the battery life in my 5S is far, far better than I had ever expected it to be, but as said before, the screen is too small to be useful to work on if I'm away for the office for a lot of document browsing...
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    04-29-2014 11:04 AM
  7. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    But, I really miss Swype keyboard and the fact that with iOS there still seem to be weak inter-app movements. For example, if I click a link in an email, the iPhone opens up the link well, but I can't find an easy way to go back to the email. I seem to have to close the web browser and re-open the email app. This is frustrating, and unless I'm missing a quick solution, is weak design.
    I know right? I'll open something in Facebook or other app that will open Safari. After I'm done there's not an intuitive way of returning to the original app. I always catch myself trying to swipe the screen in Safari to get back to the original app. The best work around I've come up with is double taping the home button to bring up the recently used apps and tap the original app to return, but that's a lot of effort for something that should be easily fixed in the OS ...
    04-29-2014 11:31 AM
  8. DroidArmy's Avatar
    I know right? I'll open something in Facebook or other app that will open Safari. After I'm done there's not an intuitive way of returning to the original app. I always catch myself trying to swipe the screen in Safari to get back to the original app. The best work around I've come up with is double taping the home button to bring up the recently used apps and tap the original app to return, but that's a lot of effort for something that should be easily fixed in the OS ...
    I don't really think it's a problem. It works, right? I usually just use the multitasking to bounce back to the app. It only takes a second


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    04-29-2014 11:43 AM
  9. George Jenkinson's Avatar
    I know right? I'll open something in Facebook or other app that will open Safari. After I'm done there's not an intuitive way of returning to the original app. I always catch myself trying to swipe the screen in Safari to get back to the original app. The best work around I've come up with is double taping the home button to bring up the recently used apps and tap the original app to return, but that's a lot of effort for something that should be easily fixed in the OS ...
    You're right, the Home button double-tap is the quickest way back. I reckon they need to come up with a better way to return to the original app... Something for the programmers/Devs to get their teeth into I guess.
    05-01-2014 05:42 AM
  10. George Jenkinson's Avatar
    I don't really think it's a problem. It works, right? I usually just use the multitasking to bounce back to the app. It only takes a second


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    It does take a second as you say, but it's a bit like having to go back to your front door each time you want to go into a different room...
    Last edited by George Jenkinson; 05-01-2014 at 07:27 AM.
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    05-01-2014 05:45 AM
  11. Jay Imerman's Avatar
    Right now I'm using a nexus 5, coming from a iPhone 5S.

    The biggest thing I miss is battery life. I feel like I'm not getting as much use time as I was my iPhone.

    Also, I feel like I'm micromanaging too much to try and get battery life. Disabling things and monitoring things. Maybe I don't need to do it, but I am. And I never had to do that with ios .

    I'm more of a app person than a widget person anyway.

    So, I actually may send it back to Google at this rate.
    Although I am an Apple enthusiast, I manage a tech blog. I hear constantly from Android users how Apple sucks, blah blah blah. However, I hear a lot from former Apple users, that they can't wait to switch back - especially for the reasons RavenSword mentioned. Further, I have a Security 100 series of articles that discusses precisely why a non-jailbroken iPhone is the most secure device on the market (and I'm not considering the father of modern smart phones - Blackberry - to be in the market any more). So, from a standpoint of security, reliability, as an app developer, and as a user the choice is clear.

    As to the fingerprint scanner - this is also discussed in my Security 100 series. It is a major leap forward in convenience - just think about it, as you operate a vehicle, you can hands-free unlock the device without taking your eyes off the environment. For security's sake, you don't have to worry about strangers peering over your shoulder to see your password as you type it in. And, just forget about facial recognition unlocking - that is completely useless.
    05-07-2014 08:04 AM
  12. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    The reminder app is similar to google keep.


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    05-10-2014 04:20 PM
  13. Peter Cotton's Avatar
    I've tried all the OS's over the last 3 months and ended up going back to iPhone. My main reasons are that the iPhone productivity apps such as mail, notes and calendar are smooth and seamless. There are less glitches and bugs on iOS, the UI is smoother across the board and the apps are always polished thanks to Apples walled garden approach. The closest a rival came to stealing me was the Nexus 5, which is a well balanced and powerful phone. But I found the battery life a joke!


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    05-11-2014 12:41 PM
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