PumpUp – Training, Social Sharing, Motivation – A fitness trifecta

Total Score:  29.5

PumpUp logoPumpUp – Health & Fitness Community is the social networking equivalent of Instagram.  But that’s not all it does, you can build workouts as well!  You share your fitness photos and successes with your friends and get the opportunity to brag a little, along with being inspired by others.   I usually share the photos I created in FitSnap.

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It’s a Snap with FitSnap

Total Score:  28.5

FitSnap iconFitSnap is a great app to capture your fitness event photos.  It is motivational and sharable.  It has a lot of sports options and is really easy to use. This app captions and frames your fitness photo and makes it easy to save the image and/or share it through mail, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.


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Pixies – Fun With Photos

Total Score:  29

One of the joys of using an iPhone is the ability to take and manipulate photos.  The name of this app, Pixies – Fun with Photos really tells you all you need to know.  The only other thing you need to know is that it’s so easy.  This is one of those apps that just makes you want to go through your camera roll, add to your photos and share them.  Continue reading “Pixies – Fun With Photos”

Flipboard for iPad – Flip Through Your Favorite Content

Total Score: 29.5

  It is hard to categorize Flipboard, but I’ll try.  Their marketing material calls it a “social magazine” and that is a pretty good description.  It takes your social media (Facebook and Twitter), displays it in a dazzling magazine format, and offers you articles from such notables as Fast Company and Wired Science, allows you venture over see who’s hot according to People Magazine or what is up at Etsy.   It was love at first sight for me.  I could spend hours exploring each option. Continue reading “Flipboard for iPad – Flip Through Your Favorite Content”

Instagram – Social Media Through Photos

Total Score:  27.5

Instagram is an enormously popular app.  It has over 200 million users.  I’m a little late to the party here, but decided I would be remiss if I didn’t review it as well.  I’m not of the “take a picture of my buddies at a party” generation, but I do think Instagram offers a lot of potential for the casual user.  You could create an account account for just your family or share your hobby with others (more on this below).  Continue reading “Instagram – Social Media Through Photos”

The LinkedIn App Makes Professional Networking A Snap

Total Score:  28

LinkedIn is a business-networking site and this review is not about the value of LinkedIn as a networking took, but for LinkedIn the app for iPad or iPhone.  However, if you are one of the 100 million users, you will find the LinkedIn app essential.  Not only does it make it easy to check in and update on the go, but also it has a lovely user interface that will make you want to check in even more often. Continue reading “The LinkedIn App Makes Professional Networking A Snap”

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”

Pinterest – Photos with Friends

Total Score:  29

The  Pinterest app for iPhone and iPad is social media – with a twist.  It is designed for people to share photos and videos that intrigue, inspire or challenge them.  With this app you can see what others have added — or pinned — and, if you have an account, upload your own photos.   If it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then Pinterest has a lot to say.  It is fun to explore and is visually appealing. Continue reading “Pinterest – Photos with Friends”

Twitter – a Mobile Way to Keep up With Your Feeds

Total Score:  28

Twitter  is a must have for frequent Twitter users.   You have most of the functionality of Twitter available on your  PC – wherever you go.   For those of you who haven’t tried Twitter, it can be a fun way to keep connected to the world.  The iPad version has the same logo.


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Facebook – Anytime, Anywhere

Total Score:  27

Facebook app is a must have for frequent Facebook users.   That’s not just me saying it – there are over 1.5 million reviews of the app.  Who knows how many people have downloaded it.  You have most of the functionality of Facebook on your PC – wherever you go.



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