Category Archives: Tools

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Schedule Your Housework with Tody

Total Score:  29.5

Tody logoI have to admit that I enjoy housework, but tend to procrastinate.   My dream is to commit to a regular schedule of cleaning that doesn’t involve devoting a whole day to the process.  Using the Tody for iPhone or iPad app allows you to plan your long-term and short-term cleaning projects, schedule them and get reminders.   With this app I can balance my work, hobbies and responsibilities and keep a clean house.   I think this is going to become one of my favorite apps.

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Easy Password Maintenance with Passible

Total Score:  29.5
Passible - logoLooking for a way to manage all of your passwords?   Passible (for iPhone or iPad) is an elegant solution. I loaded all my passwords and have used it regularly – if not daily.  I used another password manager for about a year.  I found it easy to add passwords, but hard to find them.  And, my previous app didn’t have the ability to export/import passwords.  So, all my problems are solved and I am an evangelist for this app!

 

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Trouble Waking up? Try Carrot Talking Alarm Clock

Total Score:  27.5

Carrot Alarm LogoHave you always wanted an assistant who would see that you wake up in the morning.  Essentially giving the responsibility to someone else.  Well, this app goes a long way to granting that wish.  You set the alarm, and believe me, getting the darn thing to stop ringing is a challenge.  There won’t be any oversleeping when you use this app.  Give Carrot Alarm – Talking Alarm Clock a try.

 

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Track Your Time With HoursTracker Pro

Total Score:  27.5

HoursTracker logoHoursTracker Pro can assist you with tracking time you spend on tasks/jobs.  You may need it to document billable hours, or you may just want to know how long you spend on each task to better manage your time.  If you need a record of your time, then this app is invaluable, if you are just interested in time tracking, then it is helpful.   It is easy to understand what you need to do with no complicated functions.  I have been experimenting with time tracking for about six weeks.  This is the first app that I found to meet my needs.  I’m not saying there aren’t others out there – just that this one clicked with me.

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Black and White Scanner – Your Personal Scanner

Total Score:  28.5

In our technological world the need to scan a document seems to be common.   Scanners as desk top devices are available at times, but wouldn’t it be handy if you can scan from your iPhone or iPad?  Well, many apps do it, but Black and White Scanner or iPhone or iPad makes it really easy.  Easy, to do standard documents, standard optional choices and even custom options. Give it a try and see what you think.   Continue reading

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NoteSuite Hits a Homerun – Best App for Notes and Tasks

Total Score:  29

NoteSuite may just be the best note-taking, task-management app I have found.  It has amazing functionality and works well on a day-to-day basis.  I know I’ve said this before, but this is my go to app.  I’ve already recommended it to a number of friends and tested in real-world situations.  As you can tell, I’m pretty impressed with this app.  Read on to find out what functionality makes this app special.

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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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Wake Up WIth Disney – A Can’t Miss Alarm App

Total Score:  28.5

I’m not one of those people who searches for new and different alarm clock apps.  The standard one was fine with me until I discovered Wake Up With Disney for iPhone and iPad.   This app has all the standard functionality of an alarm clock app, but with a Disney twist.  What would be better than to have Donald Duck screaming at you to wake up.  It made me laugh as I was testing it and I really do believe it would make me laugh every morning.  This could be appealing to children, but it’s equally appealing to us grownups.  Why shouldn’t it be, we’ve known Donald for a long time.  Continue reading

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Finish – Stop Procrastinating and Finish Your Tasks

Total Score:  29.5

Finish is a procrastinator’s dream – well, if your dream is to finish things.  This app allows you to see your short-term, mid-term and long-term tasks at a glance.  This app helps you stay focused on what you committed to work on during a certain time and still keeps what’s coming up visible.  You might gather from my app reviews that I have a lot of tasks and I struggle to keep up with them.  That would be completely accurate. I have tried a lot of productivity, to-do type apps and now, Finish is my go to app.

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Worldictionary Is a Translation Powerhouse

Total Score:  28

Worldictionary is not just another language learning app.  It is packed with options and is the kind of app that you start telling your friends about. The coolest feature is the ability use your phone’s camera for word recognition. I’ll explain how that works below.  Continue reading

Keep Your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad Healthy with Battery Doctor

Total Score:  27.5

Keeping your iDevices happy is something that is certainly important.  Using a battery app like Battery Doctor HD (for iPad), may prolong the life of your battery.  The science is out as to whether it really works or not, but I can tell you that this app offers you a clear display showing your re-charging progress and is organized in a way to keep from overcharging.   FYI – there are a number of apps titled Battery Doctor.  Be sure to check the icon to ensure you are getting this app.  Continue reading

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Do it All with Any.DO

Total Score:  29.5

I test a lot of productivity apps because I crave organization.  I am not organized by nature, so I need a lot of help.  I want options to order reminders by date, by category, prioritize some – but not others, get reminders, add, and move them around easily.  Any.DO does all those things, and a few more.

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Get Peace of Mind with the Essential Travel Checklist App

Total Score:  29.5

I am a list maker, and my iPhone and iPad have certainly added to my ability to keep track of things, but when I found this specialized travel checklist I knew I found something that would be a must-have for organizing my travel experiences.   I am not an adventurous traveler, so if I forget anything I can usually replace it at a local store.  All I face is an inconvenience and a loss of time.  But what if the thing I forgot was something that was critical to the experience – like a special dress for a wedding.  That can move forgetting something from an inconvenience to a major disappointment.  Don’t let that happen, let the Essential Travel Checklist for iPhone and iPad help you keep track of everything you want to do before you go and everything you want to take with you.   Continue reading

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Over 40+ Magnifier and Flashlight

Total Score:  28.5

I can’t believe it took me so long to find Over 40+ Magnifier and Flashlight.   It isn’t often when I find an app that makes me say, “I wish I had thought of that.”  This is certainly one of those times.  In a nutshell, this app magnifies text (or objects) and turns on the flashlight to help you see.  How simple is that?  You can easily think of a number of uses like reading fine print on labels or reading menus in dark restaurants.  I can’t wait to find more ways to use it.   Continue reading

Get Up and Go With Alarm Clock – One Touch Pro

Total Score:  29

I have been ignoring alarm clock apps for a long time.  Apple made a perfectly good one, why would I need another one?  Well, I read about Alarm Clock – One Touch Pro and how there had been millions of downloads for the previous version and thought I’d give it a try.   It is so easy to set an alarm.  I’m sold on this app,  I will be using it as my primary alarm clock. Continue reading