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.
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.
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 →
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 →
As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t keep the same cover on for more than a week. I have multiple colors and styles to keep me interested. This case, the Innovez iPhone 5 Life series, arrives in two parts. The hard back cover and the soft inner sleeve. The delightful part about this case is that you can mix and match the covers and sleeves, maximizing your options for a reasonable cost.
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.
As it says in the app, the best day to go fishing is any day that ends in "Y." Is that your motto? If so, the Ultimate Fishing Guide app will be a good choice for you. it is feature filled and fun. Hook up the boat, head out to the lake and explore the app while you wait for a bite. Continue reading →
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 →
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.
If you are in a weekly golf league, or just golf with your friends, you should take a look at the MyGolfLeaderboard app. You get real-time scoring, stats and handicap information easily at hand. And, of course, an easy way to keep track of who is in the lead. There are 15,000 courses to choose from, so get your clubs and your buddies and go out and try this app. Continue reading →