Molskine + Paper app = a beautiful match made in heaven
The world of wine is confusing. Actually, no, it’s terrifying. Enter Hello Vino, the app that features a handy wine label scanner that lets you snap a photo of a wine bottle and instantly pull up reviews and food pairings and a library of recommendations.
Top: Toucher Pro is the ultimate multitasking (and timesaving) app. Using a small pop-up interface, you can access a customizable list of shortcuts to your apps, system settings, or, really, anything you choose.
Bottom: Web Md’s mobile app recently received a full make over and now comes with a handy glossary of often misunderstood medical terms. With the app you can look up any ailment that’s bothering you (just take a deep breath and realize that a headache doesn’t mean you have a brain tumor), and find the best local clinic to get checked out.
Spotify for books?
The basic premise of Oyster's invite-only iPhone app, which launches today, is simple: For a flat fee of $9.95 per month, members will gain access to Oyster's catalog of more than 100,000 (and growing) books, which at launch includes titles from hundreds of publishers, including HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the large e-books distributor Smashwords.
Oyster makes two promises to book lovers on the go: great simplicity and great discovery. Check it out.
Quick question: Which of the following would you like to do over the weekend?
A) Learn a new language
B) Not get lost
C) Discover some awesome new music
D) All of the above (and maybe something more)
If you picked D (or any of the others), we’ve got you covered. Here are our favorite free apps of the week.
Hopefully today doesn’t have you feeling like this guy. Here are a few tips to get you pumped up and productive this week:
- Free your mind and your apps will follow: this week’s (best) free Android and iPhone apps
- The quiet power of silencing your phone
- Why treating life like an experiment will help you make faster decisions
[Image: Flickr user Aftab Uzzaman]
5 simple but smart apps to make you happier, healthier, and more productive.
Meredith Fineman, CEO of FinePoint digital PR, loved our list of little-known apps that entrepreneurs can’t live without, but she noticed that no female founders were interviewed. So she made a few calls and now we have a list little-known apps that some amazing female entrepreneurs love:
- Tina Wells, author and CEO of Buzz Marketing, loves blog curating app Bloglovin.
- Leandra Medine, creator of fashion site Man Repeller, loves Definer, which she describes as a ‘mobile urban dictionary.’
- Rachal Sklar, writer and social entrepreneur and creator of The Li.st, is a big fan of HelloFax.
Very little information was given about the bug, but the firm suggested users change their passwords immediately.
This was posted yesterday on the staff blog.
We have just released a very important security update for our iPhone and iPad apps addressing an issue that allowed passwords to be compromised in certain circumstances. Please download the update now.
If you’ve been using these apps, you should also update your password on Tumblr and anywhere else you may have been using the same password.
Please know that we take your security very seriously and are tremendously sorry for this lapse and inconvenience.
So change your password peeps!
Looking for some great new app suggestions? Here, a few:
- The Definer app: “My favorite app I use for business—which is actually not really for business—is Definer which is effectively a mobile urban dictionary. You make up words, define them and then share them with your network. I think I’m even considering it a ‘business app’ because it trains my mind to think creatively even when I don’t necessarily feel like thinking. Often, those words transcend the boundaries of the app and end up on my site in some form.” —Leandra Medine, who writes writes the Man Repeller—a humorous site about serious fashion
- The Bloglovin’ app: "My new obsession is Bloglovin’. If you’ve got 5 minutes, you can catch up on all of the street style news you need for the day. I curated a list of bloggers I love (like Olivia Palermo and Ashley Madekwe, and all updates are sent to this handy little app. With a business that forecasts Millenial trends, this makes it easy." —Tina Wells, CEO of Buzz Marketing
Garmin has come up with a windshield-mounted device that projects directions from Android and iPhone navigation apps right on the dashboard.
The Heads-Up Display (HUD), which sells for $130, is Garmin’s attempt to keep up with automakers who are installing smartphone apps directly into car dashboards. If Garmin can’t beat app makers for in-car presence, well, it’ll have to join them.
We just wanted to let you know that 10 of the most popular iOS apps are free this week.
Ten top-tier iOS apps, which normally retail for up to $19.99 in the case of the DJing app Traktor DJ, are free to download this week as part of a mini-fire sale to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Apple’s App Store.
We’re counting down the seconds until the NYC BigApps 2013 Award Ceremony on the evening of Thursday, June 20th, where we’ll announce the winners of Mayor Bloomberg’s annual challenge to developers and designers to create apps that solve key city challenges.
This year’s competition…
NeverLate is an iPhone app that allows your calendar to cross reference the traffic report. So rather than merely warning you that a meeting is in 10 minutes, it can dynamically ping you, right when you should leave for that meeting, given unforeseen road construction, accidents, or just one of those backups where everyone is simply hitting their brakes too much. Meanwhile, you can focus entirely on getting ready, rather than digging through traffic reports.
“After you’ve used the app for about a week, NeverLate will learn where your home and work are and when you’re normally there.”