Discovr Finds Connections Between Apps

Total Score:  28.5

 I have to admit that it is counterintuitive for an app review site to suggest an app that can help you find new apps.   Nevertheless, I have to recommend Discovr.  It is in the entertainment category and is both informative and entertaining.  The simple explanation of this app is that you type in the name of an app you like and it plots possible connections to other apps with similar features.   For instance, if you type in KINDLE, you are connected to iBooks, MegaReader, Bluefire Reader and Book Crawler.   It’s a visual, “If you like this, you might like this.” Continue reading “Discovr Finds Connections Between Apps”

The Green Guide App Helps You Make Environmentally Friendly Decisions

Total Score:  25.5

  The Good Guide App helps you choose products that are good for you, good for the environment and good for society.  This is all about making informed choices.  With this app you can determine which factors are important to you and find out if your product choices match your commitment to a healthier, greener life. Continue reading “The Green Guide App Helps You Make Environmentally Friendly Decisions”

Walmart’s App Offers you Savings Opportunities

Total Score:  28.5

  The Walmart iPad and iPhone app are helpful additions if you are a Walmart shopper.  They provide you the opportunity to browse what’s available online, and then check to see if it is in your local store.  It’s a full featured app that allows you to create grocery lists, order prescriptions and generally explore their stores.

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Expect More – and Get it – With Target.com Apps

Total Score:  28.5

Target is one of my favorite stores.  I can always find what I need, and at a good price.  There is a store within a decent driving distance and they have a good selection of products with my preferred brands.  And, of course, they sell a lot of things so I can combine the effort of shopping at several stores with the convenience of finding what I need in one place.  This isn’t a commercial for Target, this is to acknowledge that having the Target iPhone or iPad app can save you time and help you make the most of your trips to the store or ordering online. Continue reading “Expect More – and Get it – With Target.com Apps”

Shoes, Wonderful Shoes – Shopping is Easy with the Zappos Mobile App

Total Score:  28.5

Zappos.com has made a name for themselves in the online shoe world by their quick service and easy returns.  Now, with this Zappos Mobile iPhone or iPad app, you can shop more easily and add to your shoe wardrobe.  The app allows you to shop anytime you have a few minutes of free time and want to invest into the world of shoes.

 

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Shop Your Neighborhood Pharmacy with the Walgreen’s App

Total Score:  27.5

 In my area, there is pretty much a Walgreens within easy driving distance of where ever I am.  I stop there often for a quick pick up of items and they are my go-to store for prescriptions.  Exploring the Walgreens iPhone and iPad apps has helped me to see that I can improve the quality of my shopping experience by taking advantage of the various features.  I have used it to renew prescriptions and it was incredibly easy. Continue reading “Shop Your Neighborhood Pharmacy with the Walgreen’s App”

Sam’s Club – Using this App Makes Savings Simple

Total Score:  27

     We lead busy lives and any app that saves time and helps organize my life stays in my frequently used apps space.   Sam’s Club iPhone and iPad apps make that cut.  They offer a full featured shopping and list making experience, with a few bonuses – like recipes – in the mix.  I like a personal, in the store,  shopping experience, and never expected to find apps like this so handy.  Shopping in warehouse stores can be overwhelming.  There is so much to see and explore that you can forget the key items you expected to pick up.  With this app, that worry is over. Continue reading “Sam’s Club – Using this App Makes Savings Simple”

A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words – Now it’s Easy with Skitch for iPad

Total Score:  28

Have you ever wanted to capture a website and add a big arrow that says, “Click here” when you tried to explain something?   Or, perhaps, thought of a funny caption to add to a photo?   Skitch for iPad and iPhone offers you that and much more.  You can add arrows, circles, squares, lines, crop an image, add text or just write on it.  I fell in love with this app at the creation of my first, well, I guess we call them skitches.

 

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Take Control of Your Life with Schedule Planner Pro

Total Score:  27

  I have been searching for an app that would help me manage my work and personal tasks all in one easy-to-use format. Schedule Planner Pro for iPad or iPhone does just that.  I always have my iPhone with me, so looking for an app to keep track of tasks and appointments, just makes sense.    Through color-coding, you can easily tell at a glance what is in store for you today. Continue reading “Take Control of Your Life with Schedule Planner Pro”

Penultimate – Best in Class iPad Handwriting App

Total Score:  29

I have been looking for an app that would allow me to take notes in meetings, annotate photos and generally help me stay organized.  I have tested a couple of apps that met that need, but until now, none that inspired me like Penultimate.   I started out my test enjoying the features offered – ink colors, moving between pages, cutting, erasing and importing photos.  From that point, I decided I needed to create a book of my own.  First I documented my New Year’s resolutions (if you write them down you are more likely to achieve them), then I decided I needed a fitness journal, and then I decided I wanted to create a life journal and I haven’t even gotten to the work uses yet!  I think this app will exceed your expectations and dare I say it, improve your life! Continue reading “Penultimate – Best in Class iPad Handwriting App”

Flashlight App – You’ll find it Indispensable

Total Score:  27.5

One of the necessities of life is a flashlight when you need it.  Can you picture yourself in any of these situations?  Have you ever been at a door and the light is unexpectedly out and you need to find the key hole? Have you ever dropped something in the dark and need to search for it? What do you always have with you?  Your cell phone.  Why not add a tool that can help you solve these problems? I can tell you it came in handy on my last vacation when I was trying to work with a lock that was unfamiliar to me.  It just makes sense to add this Flashlight app to your phone.  It provides you with this basic feature (light) and, actually, a whole lot more. Continue reading “Flashlight App – You’ll find it Indispensable”

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!)”

Wholesome Food Made Easy – Whole Foods Market Recipes

Total Score:  25

The Whole Food Market Recipes app for iPhone and iPad offers you an opportunity to research, shop and cook new and traditional recipes.  You can find a wide variety of organic fruits and vegetables – many locally grown – at your local Whole Foods Market, but the recipes aren’t dependent on shopping at that particular chain. Continue reading “Wholesome Food Made Easy – Whole Foods Market Recipes”

Use Your Handwriting Gold – Easy and Fun List Making

Total Score:  28

The Use Your Handwriting app is one of my favorites.  While I am a decent typist on the tiny iPhone keyboard, using my own handwriting is a treat.   I create grocery lists, lists of DVDs I want to watch, gift lists and to do lists.   Whenever someone asks me why I like my iPhone, this app is one of the first that I demo.  It never fails to get a “Wow.”  The icon for the iPad version is identical. Continue reading “Use Your Handwriting Gold – Easy and Fun List Making”