Posts Tagged Lifestyle

OptimizeMe Review

OptimizeMe Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Tracking everything you do in your life has never been quite so comprehensive or as intimidating as this.

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Yplan is a nightlife information and enhancement app that allows users to find out what is going on around them via a specially curated list. It was originally available to revelers in New York City and London, but a recent update has added San Francisco to the list.

The app is billed as one that encourages spontaneity; it allows users to find last minute events, book tickets, and even save coupons to Passbook. For folks who like to explore unfettered by rigid planning, Yplan can bridge the gap. To celebrate the addition of San Francisco, Yplan is partnering with Noise Pop to offer free tickets.

With fresh investment funding and Ashton Kutcher in the wings, the app and service is poised for more growth. It offers a $10 referral program to encourage people to share the app.

Yplan is available for free on the App Store.

Nifty Deals Review

Nifty Deals Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Browse through the best deals from over 2,000 sites to get great local savings without worrying about privacy invasion or signing up for unnecessary inbox spam.

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The Whole Pantry Review

The Whole Pantry Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Whole Pantry might not be the most comprehensive of cookery apps but it works well as part recipe app, part lifestyle guide.

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Swoon Review

Swoon Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A fast, fun and flirty dating app that uses Facebook information to match people up.

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A Beautiful Mess Review

A Beautiful Mess Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Create fabulous photos with this app inspired by the award-winning lifestyle blog with the same name, but be prepared for the in-app purchases lurking in the shadows.

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Homestyler Review

Homestyler Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Be inspired by this room design app that offers plenty of ideas and real life items to include.

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UControl Weight Review

UControl Weight Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
There's some useful information here for those looking to lose weight, but it's a little limited and clunky to explore.

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The New Sunset Western Garden Book Review

The New Sunset Western Garden Book Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Get those green fingers at the ready with this comprehensive e-book type app offering plenty of information on how to form the perfect garden, no matter how small or large your green space is.

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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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Resultly Review

Resultly Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Tracking user-defined information at all times and quickly informing them of new results and details, Resultly can potentially save a lot of time.

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NuffnangX Review

NuffnangX Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A dependable if slightly unexciting way to read through many blogs in a short space of time.

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Everest Review

Everest Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Be inspired to achieve more in life, courtesy of this motivational, goal-focused app.

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Seamless Food Delivery And Takeout for iPad Review

Seamless Food Delivery And Takeout for iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Seamless is a food delivery app that makes the process almost too easy.

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Note.s : Daily Journal Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Note.s : Daily Journal’s minimal designed user interface makes it easier for users to focus on writing.

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Strøssel Review

Strøssel Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Simple and clean to look at, Strøssel offers plenty of interesting stories gathered from around the internet, wrapped up in an attractive package.

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Showy Review

Showy Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Showy is a great companion for regular TV show watchers. It'll help them keep track of where they are with everything.

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Schools rely on fundraising efforts from parents and supporters of their establishments, even more so in recent years thanks to the ever tighter budgets being implemented during these tough economic times. There are plenty of ways to raise money but so many of these are either time-intensive, hugely inconvenient or even expensive for supporters to back. Those people struggling need to check out Shoparoo. It’s a new app that’s set to make things so much easier and more profitable for schools and their supporters.

Basically, the app turns grocery receipts into money for schools. All the user has to do is take a photo of their receipt via the Shoparoo app and watch the “Roo Points” flood in for their designated school. It’s as simple as that. The more spent, the more points awarded with bonuses for clear pictures of receipts and regular submissions.

The folks at Shoparoo have managed to work out a deal that involves information gathered by the app being used to identify trends and general consumer behavior. Shoppers don’t have to worry about any excessive personal information being taken though as no credit card or bank details are required. Users can even cross out certain items on their receipts if they’d rather not disclose it. It’s a great way of ensuring that market research benefits you, not just major companies.

Jared Schrieber, co-founder and CEO of Shoparoo, explained the benefits to us. “The concept of turning grocery purchases into school donations is already widely adopted throughout the U.S.,” he said. “What’s so unique about our approach is that there’s absolutely nothing specific that parents have to buy, sell or collect in order to raise money for their school. This makes Shoparoo an amazingly hassle-free fundraiser and a natural complement to schools’ existing Box Tops and labels collection programs.”

It’s a pretty neat idea and it’s already been backed by numerous major companies such as Dove, Hellmanns and Knorr. Over 200 schools have already signed up to the project with it promised to be simple to join. Funds are then credited automatically based on the Roo Points accumulated.

Why not give it a try for your school? Let us know your experiences of the service.

Shoparoo is available now for free.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-08-13 :: Category: Lifestyle

Scout Review

Scout Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Scout promises personalized suggestions of all kinds of popular forms of media. It very nearly achieves a great service, too.

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Food Network In The Kitchen Review

Food Network In The Kitchen Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Offers a veritable feast of tasty recipe ideas, all in a clearly laid out fashion.

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Eagle eyed sports fans may have noticed the prominence of a certain piece of technology during games. Soccer fans: remember pre-penalty shootouts seeing a tactics guy pull out the iPad and show the goalkeeper what to expect from the opposition? iPads are useful for many situations.

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.

It’s an ideal tool for many different sports from football to baseball, basketball, ice hockey, even water polo and ultimate frisbee. Throughout, it’s simple and intuitive to adjust things such as player movement or ball/puck movement.

It’s even possible to record the plays and share them with others.

CoachNote is out now for iPhone and iPad and priced at $1.99 for a limited time, increasing to $3.99 soon.

$4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-01-27 :: Category: Sports

It’s been said that everyone has a good novel inside them. It’s just a matter of finding the time to write it all down! Book Writer might not be able to add extra hours to the day, but it can make creating a book that’s possible to read through iBooks or send to friends, much easier.

The app makes it simple to produce all kinds of books from photo books to cookbooks, manuals or even children’s stories, all through the wealth of options within. It’s simple to add photos or videos to a book, as well as resizes such images and move them around easily. It’s the kind of thing that would be great for collating memories from a special event.

Once created, it’s just as simple to share the book via iTunes, email or by printing the document, making it a great way to share creations with friends and family.

Book Writer is out now, priced at $3.99, and it’s an Universal app.

$4.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-03 :: Category: Books

Want to sell something but it’s too impractical to ship far away? What you need is a Yardsale! The app, that is, rather than the traditional yard sale which can prove limited.

Yardsale promises that listing anything for sale will only take a matter of seconds, it’s so simple. Take a photo and add it to the listing, set a price then put the item up for sale. It’s easy to share such listings with friends and family via Facebook and Twitter, but the app also allows you to list items to other Yardsale users.

It’s all free and available across the US, with items listed according to distance. For keen buyers, users can turn on New Item Alerts to see exactly when new items have been posted nearby, as well as save keywords to get alerts for relevant items.

Even better, it’s all entirely free to list with!

Yardsale is out now.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-08-25 :: Category: Lifestyle

Knowing what’s going on near you is one of the great things about location aware apps. Eventster does exactly that with all manners of events, from concerts and festivals to community events and the humble craft sale.

The freely available app allows users to browse popular events nearby, while up-voting occassions to encourage others to participate. It’s possible to filter events according to keywords, location, date and category, with the chosen event easily added to iCalendar for later reference.

The app promises 600,000 events in nearly every city in North America, as well as many large cities in Europe, so there should be something here for everyone.

With Summer here and plenty of events out there, Eventster should prove very useful to those planning what to do with their free time.

Check out the video below detailing how things work.

Eventster is out now for the iPad.

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2012-06-10 :: Category: Lifestyle

Timer Review

Timer Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Timer is a one-tap app designed with a well-polished interface that makes keeping track of multiple timers a breeze.

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DogAt LA Review

DogAt LA Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A handy app for LA bound dog owners.

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Triangle Draw Review

Triangle Draw Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Triangle Draw is a drawing app for the iPad that lets users create logos, patterns and typography with (you guessed it) triangles.

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Sigmund Review

Sigmund Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Sigmund attempts to allow users to influence the content of their dreams through verbal stimuli.

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For those in the Northern hemisphere, Spring is here which means sun, less rain and snow and more plant growth out in the garden. This makes it an ideal time to round up our favorite four gardening apps. Each is an app that will help keen gardeners keep their land in check, whether it be by providing guides to fruit and vegetables or by helping users plot out their garden.

iVeggieGarden
Aiming to be an all round solution for gardeners, iVeggieGarden offers reference and planning tools as well as a means of tracking things. There’s even a means in which users can enter their own notes and photos of how things are progressing. Over 50 different vegetables and over 500 different varieties are catered for with a plethora of information from appropriate temperatures and planting depths to harvesting tips. The app should cover all the key questions that both novice and experienced gardeners may have and it’s all done in a very attractive format.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-12-22 :: Category: Reference

Vegetable Garden
Similar to iVeggieGarden but for those on a budget, Vegetable Garden offers growing tips, soil preparation advice and a schedule chart for vegetables. It’s geared towards the UK market in terms of growing times but everything else is universal. A plot planner helps users plan out their garden, no matter how big or small.

$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-02-15 :: Category: Reference

Gardening Toolkit HD
An iPad exclusive, Gardening Toolkit HD uses the extra screen space to create an appealing way of tracking everything to do within the garden. A notes section helps users keep track of what they need to do and when. There’s a colorful and photo-packed encyclopaedia of more than 1000 plants. For the US users, they can enter their zip-code and be informed of how hard their soil is, plus there’s information on suggested plants for the area. It’s an all round attractive reference tool.

$3.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-06-23 :: Category: Lifestyle

Harvest – Select the Best Produce
Harvest provides a guide to how to pick the best produce by offering tips and techniques of exactly how to look for the ripest and healthiest fruit or veg. It’ll be ideal once keen gardeners have already grown their crop. A large variety of different produce is catered for, each with their own bunch of tips and tricks that are impressively educational. The app follows such tips up with information on pesticide residue levels which can help those who still buy from stores, but why would you want to do that once you’ve finished growing your own, anyhow?

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2009-07-02 :: Category:

It might not be the start of a new year but it’s never too late to start making a change to one’s life. LifeSpicer goes some way to facilitating that ideal.

The app offers 365 different ways to spice up life, with challenges ranging from going commando for the day to donating to charity or memorizing a Simpsons quote.

They might not be all life affirming or revolutionary but they’re bound to give the day a bit more of a kick and make things more interesting. Some will push users to step outside of their comfort zone, others will be randomly silly. All will be worth trying.

Throughout, users can track their progress and check the tally to see how they’re doing. Each day a random Spice of the Day is offered by the app so there’s no guessing what’s going to come up next!

LifeSpicer should prove to be a great way of getting more out of life and doing something fun and different each day of the year. Let us know how things go with the LifeSpicer plan.

The app is $0.99 and it’s out now.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-04-04 :: Category: Lifestyle

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