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Speek, the free conference call app that allows you to create personal URLs for easier connecting, has released details about the new “Speek for Business.”

Speek for Business will include features like screen sharing, branded conference calls with a custom logo, colors and links to your website and social media accounts, and the ability to manage Speek links for your staff. It will also have a dashboard for your company’s conference calls. The service set to be priced at $19 per month per user.

Matt Turner, CTO of Speek said, “This is easily the best thing we have done at Speek. Bringing teams together over a medium that has for too long been stuck in the 20th century was a natural progression on top of the conference call. We are beyond excited about the opportunity we have to help teams stay on the same page when it comes to their calls.”

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PromptSmart Review

PromptSmart Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Offering you a teleprompter in your pocket, PromptSmart is immensely helpful for those who do public speaking.

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In anticipation for the sequel that’s coming out soon, Getchoo Creations has made their Business game, Hipster CEO, free.

Hipster CEO lets players create their own start-up with a variety of tech products to develop. Manage your employees with sweet job perks, launch marketing campaigns to drive sales, and try to keep your investors happy. The upcoming Hipster CEO Online will be integrating a massive multiplayer online experience where you can compete with your friends for staff, office space, and media attention.

You can check out Hipster CEO now for free on the App Store while you wait for Hipster CEO Online to be released.

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Humin Review

Humin Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Keep track of how you met people and why they stick in your memory with this convenient replacement to the outdated Contacts app.

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Conference Calling Just Got Even Easier with Citrix Convoi’s Latest Update

Posted by on June 30th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

There’s a new update out for conference calling app, Citrix Convoi, and it’s a big one!

The update means that your call participants can join in without any need for the app. You can immediately dial-out to people on your contact list or distribute the conference call number to folks so they can simply dial in. There’s not even any need for pin numbers to be entered beforehand! As well as that, group texts are also possible, allowing you to send and receive SMS text messages between calls.

Simple and effective, Citrix Convoi is out now and free to download. Heads up though, it’s currently only available in the USA and Canada.

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RadResume Review

RadResume Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Want to create a resume or cover letter fast? RadResume is just what you need.

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Accompli Review

Accompli Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Combining email, calendar, contacts, and attachment organization is a smart move for this email app.

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Permanent Review

Permanent Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
In need of more flexibility, Permanent is still a useful and user friendly spreadsheet tool.

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eFax Review

eFax Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
eFax allows users to send and receive faxes on their iOS device, but the free version is quite limited.

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Mileage Log+ Review

Mileage Log+ Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Keeping track of mileage and business expenses is less of a hassle when using Mileage Log+.

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Writing has always been a passion of mine because it allows me to express myself. Although while writing is something that I’m passionate about, I also enjoy expressing myself through various other forms like drawing, scrapbooking, and graphic designing. Recently, one area of interest in particular has caught my eye: embroidery. Not just the process of actually embroidering items, but creating digital embroidery designs for others to stitch out with their machines.

Crawl Walk HuntSince I own virtually everything Apple, iOS apps have become a major part of my life. There are many apps that I use for my own personal amusement, but most of the apps that reside on the home screen on my iPhone and iPad are there to help me run my small business online. Not only have these apps helped me to get started in doing what I love, they continue to help my business to grow larger.

My main go-to app is Etsy. I set up an Etsy shop a little over a year ago, and it has helped me to achieve more than I could imagine. Most use the Etsy app to browse for unique and handmade items to buy, but there’s another side to Etsy that few know about. With Etsy, I am able to view the essentials about my shop such as orders, revenue, and views, and I can also communicate with buyers through conversations directly on my iPhone. I receive notifications instantly, which ensures that my customers are always getting quick responses. Etsy even allows me to add new items to my shop, change its appearance, and do virtually everything the website offers. My favorite feature is that the app makes a “cha-ching” sound with each sale that I make, which always brightens my day.

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TickleMeThink Review

TickleMeThink Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
In need of a creative nudge in the right direction? TickleMeThink does a sterling job of motivating and inspiring.

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FlightTrack 5 Review

FlightTrack 5 Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
FlightTrack 5 is perhaps the update to Mobiata's flight tracker app that users have been waiting for. The question is: Should they pay again?

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Easy Annotate Review

Easy Annotate Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Easy Annotate, just like its name suggests, provides a clean and easy-to-understand user interface that allows the annotating of up to two documents simultaneously. But it could do with more ways to share the documents one edits.

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Hipster CEO Review

Hipster CEO Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Grow a business while still being slightly hipster-ish in this original, text focused business strategy game.

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PRJCT Review

PRJCT Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
PRJCT is a clean and simple tool for tracking the time needed for freelance projects, which strikes a good balance between simplicity and function

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Polaris Office Review

Polaris Office Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Polaris provides users with a way to view and edit MS Office documents on any iOS device thanks to its intuitive interface and many impressive features.

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JetScanner Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A lightning fast multi-page scanner that produces high quality PDF documents for users who are on the go and need something that works effectively and quickly.

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Robinhood – Your Stock Market Companion Review

Robinhood – Your Stock Market Companion Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Robinhood is one of the best stock tracking apps available. Not only does it make it easy to follow stocks, but it also allows users to share their thoughts about stocks with others.

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What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook Review

What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Hunter’s Workbook Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Figure out what you want to do in life with this comprehensive career analysis tool.

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Receipt Catcher Pro Review

Receipt Catcher Pro Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Capture, store and export receipts and keep them neatly organized on the iPhone with this handy business app that’s packed with many features.

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Permanent — The New Spreadsheet Review

Permanent — The New Spreadsheet Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Permanent sets out to change how spreadsheets are created on the iPad thanks to its intuitive interface and powerful features.

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Evernote Hello Review

Evernote Hello Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Evernote Hello takes all the hassle out of keeping track of business contacts and meetings.

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StockTouch Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
StockTouch visualizes the pulse of the stock market so it will look appealing to anyone.

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Business Plan For Entrepreneurs’ Startups Review

Business Plan For Entrepreneurs’ Startups Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It might not win any prizes for its looks but Business Plan For Entrepreneurs' Startups is a great resource for those starting their own business.

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Foursquare is a great app for messing around with and letting friends know where you are and what’s going on. That geo-spatial technology could be used for much more useful means, however. How about as a business networking tool for when you’re at a conference or simply flying out from LAX and want to hook up with some like minded business people? That might sound a little like a form of dating app but networking is extremely important in all walks of business. Recently released app, CanWeNetwork, hopes to take out much of the stress of meeting up with folks.

The app works using a LinkedIn login to ensure that its users can find like minded people around them, whether they happen to be. Users can then introduce themselves through the app before physically meeting up. Using some quite impressive matching algorithms, the app finds matches according to skills, experience, interests, education, location and personality.

It’s clever stuff and having used it, I can confidently say that it found some appropriate matches for me. I can only imagine how much more useful it would become in a large public arena. Besides being able to see where the person is located at the current time, it’s very simple to connect via LinkedIn through the app.

We checked in with company evangelist James Sinclair to learn more about CanWeNetwork and plans going forward.

148apps: What was the inspiration behind making the app?
James Sinclair: The inspiration behind this technology is that there are so many people that cross our paths every day that could be so relevant, so helpful, that we are just a second – or a chance opportunity – away from meeting. Our founders are road warriors and hardcore data scientists who looked at this as a problem to solve. They believe the evolution that this market – of business intelligence between people – was a great opportunity to solve a real world problem in an underserved marketplace. It’s also an incredible journey of learning why people get on or why people work well together. This has been a big evolution of ideas, a few pivots, some hurdles and all the time building an engine first, a platform first as we identify the verticals and marketplaces for which it is viable.

148apps: How long did the matchmaking algorithm take to work out?
James Sinclair: We spent nearly a year building our recommendation engine. It’s at the heart of everything we do so it had to be amazing. Whilst a majority of users only care about the answer of “good” or “bad” match, and technically we could have shipped earlier with a less accurate or less complex engine, we are not trying to be a social network; we are trying to be a utility/tool and that requires delivering the right answer out the gate. We are a decision science company not an app company, and the real answer is we have not worked it out, it never stops, machine learning constantly trying to better itself, learn from the data, understand the reasoning and deliver strong results to our users. Usage drives intelligence.

148apps: Are there any plans to introduce other social network integration such as Facebook or Twitter?
James Sinclair: For us, we are thrilled to be part of the LinkedIn ecosystem. It is the largest, most robust and most intelligent business network on the planet and therefore makes it the first step on this journey for us. It is currently only one of the many data sets we pull, it just happens to be the only public one. We are actively looking at other networks, cross network integration and so forth, but we are very happy with the results we are currently getting that we are not racing to add more.

CanWeNetwork is available now for free. Why not let us know how you get on with finding appropriate matches?

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iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-09-25 :: Category: Business

CaptureNotes 2 Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
CaptureNotes 2 is a top notch note-taking app that lets users capture and organize virtually everything in their meetings or lectures with ease.

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This Week at 148Apps: August 20-24

This week at 148Apps.com, Carter Dotson asked the question that so many iPad owners have thought to themselves: “Why can’t I work from just my iPad?”

“I’m sick of desktops, laptops, and netbooks. The iPad is lightweight, has great battery life, and I don’t have to take it out of my bag when I’m flying. Most of the work that I do is writing, covering iOS and Android, so it seems appropriate to primarily do this work from mobile devices, right? That’s what I want, but there’s still just so many shortcomings that keep it from being a regular reality.

“What I find is that for basic tasks, the iPad is great. I like the focus that the iPad’s limitation of running a single app on screen at a time provides, especially for writing. I use a portable Bluetooth keyboard, and while it’s not full-size, the benefits I get from being forced to focus on what I’m writing is a huge benefit. As well, with the customer support job I work with that uses Zendesk, I discovered that it’s actually quite easy to do it efficiently through Safari and the Zendesk mobile app. I didn’t feel like I was any less productive in working from the iPad than I do when I work from my Mac in this case. But it’s the exception to the rule.”

Read more of Carter’s home-to-work manifesto at 148Apps.

Meanwhile, Amy Solomon at GiggleApps.com took a trip to the zoo via ABC ZooBorns: “My son, a fan of these other apps, was excited to hear about ABC ZooBorns, asking me about a list of his favorite animals, all of which are included – much to my son’s excitement. I too enjoy the list of animals included – be it more traditional zoo animals, such as tigers or zebras, but also including some unique choices such as Ural owl, wombat or quokka. We do love to look at these animals as babies, especially those are simply precious to look at such as baby Gorillas or Elephants.”

Read Amy’s complete review at GiggleApps.com.

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-07-24 :: Category: Education

Finally, AndroidRundown.com featured a story about a fascinating new KickStarter project named InstaCube. Joseph Bertolini writes, “It streams photos directly from any user’s Instagram account and displays them on a large 6.5″ LCD touchscreen. Display those photos from the park yesterday or randomly check in on some friends, because what good are those photos if they are stuck on a tiny phone screen all the time. Probably the greatest element of InstaCube is its ability to stay away from being one dimensional by including full access to Instagram. Doing this allows for photo browsing, ‘liking’ of photos, and InstaCube will even display live photos of sunrises and sunsets from around the world.”

Sound intriguing? Read more about it at AndroidRundown.com.

Summer’s heading to a close, but we still have so much more to offer across the 148Apps network. Keep track of all the latest happenings, as well as reviews and contests, by following us on Twitter or liking us on Facebook. You’ll be glad you did.

This Week at 148Apps: July 16-20

This week at 148Apps.com, we geared up for the London Olympics with a Favorite Five list of summer games apps. Site editor Rob LeFebvre writes, “With the 2012 Summer Olympics headed to London starting July 27th, it’s night time we took a look at some great apps to use to watch and keep track of the happenings in the UK this year. Today, we’ll take a gander at five useful apps that will help you do just that.”

Read the full list at 148Apps.

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-05-14 :: Category: Sports

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-07-12 :: Category: Sports

Over at GiggleApps.com, Amy Solomon took a closer look at This Book Is About To Explode. She writes, “This Book Is About To Explode is an interesting interactive storybook with fun puzzle elements that children and their adults will enjoy. This fun sci-fi story centers around Tiki-Zin3, a robot whose job is to search for alien life – ironic because mischievous aliens, in the interest of making their existence known, explode bombs which send Tiki-Zin3 to different locations out into space. Although this character expresses displeasure about being blown to different locations, I am glad to see that the enjoyment children experience from pressing the button to explore the scenes from this book is not a set-up to be terribly sadistic as Tiki-Zin3 makes comments such as not having the time to take a vacation within the place he has just landed, keeping this story light and fun without making children feel too bad for causing these explosions.”

Read more of Amy’s review at GiggleApps.

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Released: 2012-05-19 :: Category: Books

Finally, 148Apps.biz writer Carter Dotson reported on AppBot. Dotson says, “Filter Squad has launched a service to help developers keep track of user reviews, called AppBot. Based off of an internal project that has been expanded and released to the public, this can help developers keep track of the popular opinion on their apps.

AppBot sends a daily digest of the latest user reviews for a developer’s app, allowing them to get a feeling for what their users are saying on a regular basis. For example, if a new version of iOS launches, and 1-star reviews are saying that the app is crashing, then the developer has a point of entry to troubleshoot. Or, common complaints or request made in reviews can be more easily tracked in this daily digest format.”

Read more about this new service at 148Apps.biz.

And that just about wraps up this past week! Join us on Twitter and Facebook to keep track of the latest app news as it happens, plus get in on contests, giveaways, promos and more. See you next week!

This Week at 148Apps: July 9-13

This week at 148Apps.com, we got into the game with our look at CoachNote. Writer Jennifer Allen says, “CoachNote offers a way of creating sports drills, strategies and tactics, all from an iOS device and it’ll be a real hit for coaches as well as fans. The app makes it easy to create complex plays and strategies with tools for drawing lines in multiple colors to explain what’s going on.”

Read more at 148App.com.

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-01-27 :: Category: Sports

Meanwhile, GiggleApps.com took a closer look at Brave: Storybook Deluxe. Reviewer Amy Solomon writes, “As one would expect from this Disney Pixar film, the illustrations, music and narration are quite striking and beautifully crafted – especially the brilliant use of bright and bold colors which was the main detail that caught my eye the first time I saw a trailer for this film.”

Read Amy’s full review at GiggleApps.

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148Apps.biz presented a guest editorial from Matthew Palmer, founder and CEO of Marketing Your App. Palmer says, “After all the hard work of creating a mobile app, there is one decision that can sink even promising apps more than any other: choosing a price. Knowing what to charge for any product is tough, but the peculiar world of the App Store makes it a top question for even savvy developers.

The rewards are great: Apple has already paid out $4 billion to app creators who have combined a smart app with good marketing. But, too often, sticker shock leads customers to ignore otherwise helpful apps. When developers choose the wrong price, more often than not it seems, they aim too high.”

Read the rest of ‘Why You’re Charging Too Much for Your App’ at 148Apps.biz.

And that, my friends, is the week that was. Don’t miss out on anything in the coming days and weeks. Stay on top of our contests, promos, reviews and news items by following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook. You’ll be glad you did. Until next week, keep wall crawlin’.

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