An app about cancer or other life threatening illnesses isn't sexy. It isn't something you want to think about - but perhaps something we should remember to keep in our lives. Reading the Generosity app magazine for iPhone or iPad, reminds us that giving of our time and/or money can make a difference in the lives of others. In our technology filled lives, adding an app to our iPhone or iPad can remind us to take a minute to remember that giving helps others and to be present in our lives and enjoy each moment. The magazine was created by a Florida hospital, but contains content that can be informative or inspiring to all.
History can teach and inspire us. Timeline World War 1, through the use of audio, video, photography and historical documents leads you through the balance of power before the war, through the first shot and all the way to a video of Paris welcoming peace. This app allows you to walk through the whole experience from Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination to the Treaty of Versailles. You explore both military and personal documents. It is quite an experience.
Azumio has brought themselves to the forefront of fitness apps with their latest version of the Argus – Motion and Fitness Tracker. Working with the new M7 motion sensor, it captures a significant amount of data. Whether you have the latest iPhone or not, you’ll find a lot to like with this app.
Piikki: Receipt Scanner & Expense Report app for iPad and iPhone is a cross between a scanner and a money management app. Through scanning your receipts you can create files by expense type and view expense charts. Not only can you save your receipts, but you can organize them for future IRS filings, company expenses, or by member of the family.
History is a part of American culture and no event is more central to the early history of our country than the Civil War. States were called upon to take sides - even at times, families. This iPad app, Timeline American Civil War helps tell that story in a compelling way through audio, video, images and maps.
Whether you are in high school or just trying to brush up on your language skills, you’ll find the High School Spanish app for iPhone and iPad just what you need. It has flash cards, pronounces the words and has extensive information to help build your skills. Why wouldn’t you want it, it was developed by Spanish teachers for students and provides you with the information you need to study efficiently and with some work, get that A you were hoping for.
There are a lot of list making apps and even specific grocery list apps on the app store. I’ve tried a number of them and have used a few for years, but Grocery List – Buy Me a Pie! for iPhone and iPad is my new favorite. Probably because it is so easy to prepare a list. And, it is equally easy to prepare a list and share it with friends and family. Give it a try and see what you think.
IFTTT app allows you to create recipes for actions. The recipes are “if this, then that” scenarios. If breaking news happens about your favorite sports team, you can set up a text message.You can set up text messages to warn you about weather alerts. Since IFTTT connects to email, social media, sports, health and other apps there are a fair number of options to create “recipes” for actions for you. I wasn’t sure I would like this, but I am getting regular emails about free Kindle books and have downloaded a fair number of them. I’ve also passed on a number of them – but I wouldn’t have found the books without IFTTT. And, I’m sure Amazon would appreciate this, liked the books so much that I purchased additional books by the author.
I am a huge NPR fan and didn’t think anything could woo me away from my local station. But then, I found the Swell Radio app. I get the best of NPR, TED talks and intelligent stories from comedy, sports and news channels. This app provides unlimited streaming audio. It learns what you like and, over time, delivers radio-like content that matches your interests. But, in addition to that you can decide to focus on business, comedy, sports, etc. Continue reading →
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 →
The Ultimate Trivia: The Quiz App challenges your knowledge of current events, music, science and the arts. It has a similar format to the popular game show, "So You Want to Be a Millionaire." You earn (digital) money for correct answers and have a few options to get some help. It's a bit addictive and plenty of fun.
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 →
Japanese handwriting is expressive and beautiful. Each letter is a small work of art. With the Mirai Kana Chart – Learn the Japanese Hiragana & Katakana Writing System app, you can practice each letter and learn to write in two different language styles. Hiragana is used when you need to spell out a word, rather than use a kanji or symbol. Each symbol represents a sound (or mora). Katakana is used to spell out foreign, technical or scientific words. It is frequently used to spell out the names of Japanese companies. The app is easy to follow, and I found it quite relaxing to practice the letters. You can add energy to the process by testing yourself with flashcards. Continue reading →