Swackett – Weather is the New Cool

Total Score:   28.5

Why does weather have to be dull?  Well, actually it doesn’t.  You can use this new cool weather app to get the information you need in a format that does not bore you silly.  Swackett does not skimp on information.  You get the full gamut from current conditions to in-depth radar.  All of this is wrapped up in a colorful, fun package.  I can easily see it as valuable for adults and a way to engage children in understanding how weather works. Continue reading “Swackett – Weather is the New Cool”

Peepometer – Weather With Style

Total Score:   29.5

  I have been in the “seen one weather app, seen them all,” mode until now. The Peepometer app gives you extensive up-to-date information in a stylish format that just begs to be opened and enjoyed.  This iPad only app offers you a complete view of the weather.  You don’t want to just jump into this app and jump out.  You want to stay and explore.

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Get Inspired with the InspireU App

Total Score: 29

We all need a little inspiration from time to time.  Sometimes reading a phrase or seeing a picture lifts our spirits and helps us get through difficult times or just brightens our mood. That is the sole purpose of the InspireU app. There aren’t any fancy bells and whistles, just a little on-screen encouragement. Continue reading “Get Inspired with the InspireU App”

Capture Memories With the ScrapBook – Tell Your Story App

Total Score: 28.5

The process of keeping a scrapbook is centuries old. Paper, of course, has been the medium for most of that time, but now you can capture those memories through the ScrapBook – Tell Your Story app. Not only can you create a scrapbook – or multiple scrapbooks – you can share pages with others. This app allows you to capture your photos and notes, and also record your impressions of what happened, or better yet, record something while it is happening. Continue reading “Capture Memories With the ScrapBook – Tell Your Story App”

Bluetooth Bracelet Lets You Know When Calls Come In

Total Score:  22.5

I don’t know about you, but I miss calls because I am in a noisy place and my phone is in my purse.  As I go into business meetings I usually keep my phone on vibrate and then forget about turning it back on – again a recipe for missing a call.  With this new fashion bracelet by Chinavision, that problem is solved.  I’ve been wearing it for a week and find it both comfortable and helpful.  Continue reading “Bluetooth Bracelet Lets You Know When Calls Come In”

Find Ways to Help Our Planet – Celebrate Earth Day with a Green App

In honor of Earth Day, I thought I’d look at some green-living apps.  Any app that encourages you to keep your footprint small is good.  Continue reading “Find Ways to Help Our Planet – Celebrate Earth Day with a Green App”

SmartPlans – Multi Planner, Multi-Tasking Just Got Easier

Total Score:  28

I don’t know about you, but I have multiple projects going on all the time.  Reminder apps do not quite meet my needs.  I need something a little robust so that I can manage my time more efficiently.  Smart Plans – Multi Planner for iPhone or iPad fills that need.    I can create a simple task list and create a number of multi-month projects.    This is not an app designed to be shared with a team, this is an app for one person’s use to manage their time and tasks.  Continue reading “SmartPlans – Multi Planner, Multi-Tasking Just Got Easier”

Couch-to-5K — It’s Time to Get Off the Couch

Total Score:  28.5

Good news, you got in shape in the first quarter of the year and now you are looking for new and different ideas to spice up your exercise routines.  Consider one of the Couch-to-5K apps.   You get a structured routine, your own personal coach, an opportunity to interact with our community and improve your health.  That sounds like a win-win to me.  There are a number of these apps.  I chose the one that seemed to fit me the best and had a bright colorful display.  Continue reading “Couch-to-5K — It’s Time to Get Off the Couch”