Over – Creative Typography, Graphic Design & Photo Editing (Oh my!)

Total Score:  29.5

Over - logoThe Over – Creative Typography, Graphic Design and Photo Editing app, allows even the most novice person to create interesting and unique artwork.  I have always been impressed by people who could do this, and now I have joined their ranks.  Okay, I’m still an amateur – but now I have the ability to create my own original work.  

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iTranslate Makes Communication Easier

Total Score:  28.5

iTranslate logoiTranslate allows you an easy option to translate signs, express your needs, and to allow others to communicate with you.   It also provides you an opportunity to learn and practice other languages – 90 in fact.  And, you can use your Watch, iPhone, iPad or iTouch. 

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RunPee Is Almost a Pause Button At The Theater

Total Score:  27.5
RunPee logoSome movies are just so long that you need a bathroom break in the middle.  But, I hate to miss any of the action.  The RunPee app is what I have been waiting for.  It tells me the ideal time, tells me a synopsis of what I will miss, and gives me a silent vibration.  It’s perfect for parents or just anyone who feels that call during a movie.  You receive silent vibrations on your iPhone, iTouch or Apple Watch and know just when to run out for a little relief.

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Be Prepared For Any Weather With the Dark Sky App

Total Score:  27.5

Dark Sky LogoThere are a lot of weather apps available, but few offer you as much information as the Dark Sky app. You can see a 10-day forecast and some cool graphics that let you see the radar in your area – and the rest of the world.   And then add in information about the UV index and wind.  All in all a complete package – and you have the ability to access it through your Apple Watch.
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Start Your Fitness Program With the Waterbalance App

Total Score:  27.5
Waterbalance logoAs you kick off your fitness program, whether at the start of the new year, or anytime, ensuring that you get enough liquids is a critical step.  Keeping hydrated allows you to exercise more and more effectively.  If you think you can just keep track of it in your head, you are likely overestimating your intake.  Waterbalance not only keeps track of your water, but reminds you of when you need a little extra.
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Relax and Enjoy 3 Minute Mindfulness

Total Score:  28.5

3 Minute Mindfulness - logoThe 3 Minute Mindfulness app offers you the opportunity to carve out three minutes of relaxation in your busy schedule.  You could do this at work, at home, or while waiting in line to pick up your kids from school.

This is one of those apps that doesn’t do a lot, but does what is promised well.
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Save Precious Photos with Heirloom

Total Score:  29.5
Heirloom - LogoThe Heirloom app came along at just the right time for me.  I am pruning what I store and keep and planned to scan all my photos.  Yes, I have a scanner, but after testing Heirloom, it works much faster and as some reviewers noted, improves the quality of the photo.  I am completely sold on this app!
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Now Is The Time to Start Your Journal With Day One

Total Score:  29.5

Day One LogoDay One is  the Journal app you have been looking for.  It is super easy to use, combines words and photos, a reminder function and the ability to auto add location and weather.   I admit to having this app installed for a long time.   I just didn’t have the desire to journal or test the app.  One day, after using Loop Journal for a while, I decided to try to use Day One as well.  For about 30 days, I have kept both and find each to have their benefits.  Loop Journal prompts you to enter your thoughts on a specific topic, Day One is more free flowing.

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Capture Your Thoughts With Loop Journal

Total Score:  27
Loop logoLoop Journal is easy to use and makes keeping track of your thoughts and ideas seamless.  I have tried a number of apps with this type of functionality, but none captured my attention like this one.   I look forward to the questions, and often look ahead to see the next day’s question so I can think about it.   I schedule the prompt for early evening when I sit down to relax.   It helps me put my day in context.   I have used it for about two months.  I can’t wait until it circles back next year.

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Glasses.com for iPad – Shopping For Frames Is Super Easy

Total Score: 29

This app, Glasses.com, is the perfect companion to help you shop for frames for your lenses.   I don’t know about you, but when I am standing in a store I would prefer to shop for frames with my glasses on!  This app allows you to see how frames look on your face and order them through the app.  With the information provided, you could, of course, find a local store, go try them on and then arrange for your purchase through them.  I happen to be in the market for new frames, so this app came along at a perfect time.

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Keep it Simple With Analog Camera

Total Score:  27

Gestured based and easy to use, Analog Camera is my new “go to” app for photography. Created by the designers of the marvelous task app,  CLEAR, this app pares down the tasks you need to do into simple pieces and allows you to capture moments and share them with only a few easy gestures.

 

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Use a Photo Instead of a Search Word With CamFind

Total Score:  29.5

CamFind allows you to take a photo of something to find out more about it.  That sounds simple when you try an object like an iPod.  You get the expected results, what it is, where you can buy it (relative to where you are) , product reviews and general info.  That is impressive, but nearly as impressive as taking a picture of a flower or a building around you and having it respond, fairly quickly, with everything you would want to know about it.  CamFind delivers amazing results and is likely to settle a bar bet or two.  Continue reading “Use a Photo Instead of a Search Word With CamFind”

Managing Mail Just Got Easier with the Mailbox App

Total Score:  28.5

I have to admit that I wasn’t searching for a new mailbox and was satisfied with the functionality of the one supplied by Apple.  I know there are a lot of better mailboxes out there, but I need one that combines my Google, Yahoo and POP accounts.  Why would I switch to one that only handled my Google account.  Well, the functionality of the Orchestra, Inc. iPad and iPhone Mailbox looked to be significantly improved and it promises to add other options.  With that promise, I downloaded the app and fell in love.

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Group Photos Are Easy With Wave Cam

Total Score:  25

Tired of holding your camera out in front of you to get group pictures?  Wave Cam allows you to set your iPhone down, step back (or sit back) several feet and take a photo. All you do is wave.   It’s great for group photos or more natural looking selfies.  It’s so easy you’ll want to take more and more photos.  Continue reading “Group Photos Are Easy With Wave Cam”

Add Fun to Your Photos With Halftone

Total Score:  29.5

Photography is not my forte so I have not focused on photo enhancing apps. However, I discovered Halftone and think it has the right balance of ease of use and photo sharing that makes it interesting to me. If you share a lot of photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and want to give them a little oomph then I suggest you give this app a try. Halftone takes your photos and through the use of filers and captions, gives them a vintage comic book look and feel.

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