iBend – a Stand Designed for Mobility

Total Score: 25

There are a lot of device stands on the market.  Many iPad cases are designed to allow your device to be upright for viewing or presentations.  But, what if you don’t want a bulky case or stand.  What are your options?  One option is the iBend XL for iPads or iBend for iPhone or iTouch.  They are thin enough to be stored in your purse or portfolio and are priced low enough to make them a very viable option. Continue reading “iBend – a Stand Designed for Mobility”

RedLaser – Barcode Reader, QR Scanner, Nutrition Info and Food Allergen Scanner (Oh My!)

Total Score:  25.5

  Have you ever found yourself standing in a store, wishing you could find someone who works there to tell you the price of an item?  Or, stood in an aisle wondering if this store had the best price?  RedLaser can be your friend.  You can scan items, discover the price, and determine how the price compares to other outlets – both local and online. Continue reading “RedLaser – Barcode Reader, QR Scanner, Nutrition Info and Food Allergen Scanner (Oh My!)”

iBP Blood Pressure – Chart Your Way to Good Health

Total Score:  28.5

 Monitoring blood pressure is one of the most basic of medical tests, and one we can do ourselves.  Many people keep a paper log of their daily blood pressure to share with their doctor.   Paper is sufficient, but then you have to remember to bring your log to your appointment.  An alternative is to log your pressure on your iPhone or iPad and then you’ll be more likely to have the information you need at your appointment.  iBP iPhone (or iBP iPad) does a very good job of organizing the data in chart and graph formats.   I believe you’ll be happy with the app, but you don’t have to listen to me.  You can trust the 2,200 people who gave this app a good rating. Continue reading “iBP Blood Pressure – Chart Your Way to Good Health”

My Medical App – A Critical Tool for Maintaining Your Health

Total Score:  29


You could organize all of your health care information in one easy-to-use app, or you could fall back on the tried and true health care memory-testing marathon.  Here’s the usual scenario.  You sit down in the doctor’s office to fill out multiple forms.  With all the things on your mind, including the reason you are in the doctor’s office, you need to remember the dosage of every prescription you currently take, what other doctor’s you have seen recently and the health history of your father who died 26 years ago.  That’s just the first hurdle.  Then you go in to see the doctor and start facing some of the same questions, plus new ones.  Plus, you want to share with the doctor some questions of your own, but you can’t remember what you wanted to ask.   Which scenario sounds good to you?  Planning ahead and organizing all of your key data into one app or running the medical records marathon?  I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for this change and My Medical and My Medical for iPad fit the bill. Continue reading “My Medical App – A Critical Tool for Maintaining Your Health”

iVisor AG – Install an iPad Screen Protector in Minutes

Total Score:  30

The image on an iPad is spectacular.  The glass screen allows all the colors to shine through in their full glory.  However, I worry about scratches and after a while decided I need a screen protector.

I spent quite a bit of time researching my options, reading user opinions and watching YouTube Videos.  In the end, I decided the iVisor AG was a good fit for me.  The installation appeared practically fool-proof and the users rated the product with five stars.  It was a little more expensive than others, but the payoff seemed worth it.  Update:  I’ve had the iVisor on my iPad for almost two years.  I still think it’s the best screen protector I’ve found.  The company no longer makes it for the iPad 2, but if you would like to try one for newer iPads, here’s a link.

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