PocketMod and Mapufacture: the anti-iPhone


Here’s a clever way to fold an 8.5×11 sheet of paper into a small book. The way it’s folded, all of the book’s 8 outward-facing pages are from the same side of the sheet of paper. This allows you to easily construct a handy little daily planner by printing a single sheet of paper. When you’re done folding, the first and third leaf will have a little pouch that you can shove a business card or two inside.


The PocketMod website has a flash application that lets you quickly build a layout for your planner. You can drag calendars, todo-lists, grids, conversion tables, and even RSS feed articles to the page and print it directly from your browser.

I love it. It’s the iPhone for the mobile Luddite.

You’re probably thinking: this pocketmod thing is awesome and all, but what about maps? Well, PocketMod does maps too. Or rather, a cool Web2.0 mapping service does PocketMods.

At mapufacture.com, you can create and manage custom maps and import data layers from news sources, geo blogging services, and Google My Maps. In addition to all the normal embedding and sharing tools that you’d expect, they also have a PocketMod export, allowing you to convert your map into a handy format that you can put in your back pocket.

You can’t make phone calls on your PocketMod and it doesn’t hold any songs you can’t sing or whistle yourself. On the other hand, it’s crazy slim, 3rd party application writing is a cinch, the data plan is affordable, and you won’t believe the battery life.

Mapufacture – create custom multilayer maps (with pocketmod output support)

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