I have yet to come across a person who isn’t ambitious or aspiring to make his or her dreams come true. In plenty of scenarios, people go about with their relatively mundane lives in the hope that one day their dreams will actually come true. It could be anything from becoming a billionaire to launching a cupcake business or developing a mobile app on the side. No matter the size of the goal, it takes a lot of hard work and some motivation to follow through and get going.
For the hard working folks amongst us who are looking to mingle with like minded folks for motivation and encouragement, the Internet has become the go-to platform. Everest leverages the power of both the Internet and mobile to help you connect with inspiring people and to stay focused and motivated. Lets us take it for a spin after the break. (more…)
I have been a huge admirer of Aviary for a long time now. I don’t use their web apps often, but I’m in awe at them for showing the world what web apps are capable of. The range and quality of their toolkit on the web is praiseworthy. It’s no wonder that the developers have started licensing their toolkit to peer their apps.
Image editing in the mobile phone genre is largely powered by Aviary, and the most famous example of this is the recently launched Twitpic app. Not just comfortable being in the background, Aviary has launched its official iOS app in the app store. Let us go check out how functional it is. (more…)
The level to which people are willing to go to get their photos touched up never ceases to amaze me. Even before Instagram, it wasn’t like there was any dearth of image touch-up apps.
Mashing up multiple images without drastically changing the moment captured for posterity is something that most people love to do. Instead of just clicking through a folder full of pictures, it is so much fun to look at collages or mashups instead. After the break, let’s take Diptic for a spin and see if it can add some spice to our images. (more…)
Irrespective of the platform, productivity and task management apps get my attention all the time. I’ve settled down comfortably using Wunderlist in all my devices. Still, I download and try every task management app that I come across. Mobile-only task management apps tend to go the way of Dodo, except for a handful. In the recent past, I’ve been following Any.DO with fervent interest.
Any.DO was first launched in the Android market and got instant recognition for sporting one of the best user interfaces in the ecosystem. Simple to use, an intuitive user interface and the unbeatable price tag has propelled the app to stratospheric heights. With the launch of the iPhone app, they are entering the crowded productivity segment. Can they make it big in the Lion’s den? (more…)
I’m big fan of Google. I use almost all their web apps and the ones I don’t use probably are geographically locked — but that’s on the web. On the mobile, it’s a totally different story altogether. From Google Reader to Calendar and Docs, all my favorite apps on the web don’t have a native iOS app.
But they’ve all been present in the Android Market for a long time now. Then there are native iOS version of apps like Gmail that blows. The Google Search app for iOS has been around forever. While not as horrible as the Gmail app, it wasn’t mind blowing either — up until now. Follow me after the fold to learn how the new version of Google Search has made me a believer. (more…)
Lot of exciting technologies came up at the dawn of the Web 2.0 era. Some succeeded early and have turned into dominant platforms today. On the other hand, some failed all too miserably despite being equally awesome. Podcasting is one such tech trend that never quite reached the masses (although you will hear arguments to the contrary).
YouTube and other video sharing sites grabbed the audience early on and audio publishing never really had a chance. Today, audio publishing is targeted mostly at geeks, influentials and power users, but that doesn’t stop entrepreneurs from launching cool stuff involving audio every now and then. Snackr dishes out news in tiny, bite-sized audio clips. Sounds interesting, right? (more…)
Planning ahead is key to enhanced productivity. There are thousands of apps to help you stay productive and get things done; Trust me, if you start using a GTD app and keep using it to manage your tasks without any disruptions, you will see a productivity boost soon enough. Almost all of these sort of apps have a single goal — help improve your productivity levels.
But what about those who are already getting a lot of stuff done over the course of the day? Thanks to a fast paced world, many of us juggle a lot of roles in life, each one with a set of tasks unique of its own. Daily Routine is an app that makes your already packed schedule manageable. Want to know how? Read on. (more…)
Almost all the major blogging platforms have their own native app and most of them support multiple blogs from the same platform. But what about all the users out there using multiple platforms?
For those of us dabbling with multiple blogs across multiple platforms, we need a better solution than juggling multiple apps. BlogPress is an app that supports eight of the popular blogging platforms. Now, if you are willing to let go of $2.99 from your pocket for a carefree blogging experience, follow me after the fold.
Gone are the days when we have to wait for reviews by experts in print media or TV before making a purchase. The internet and smartphones have made the common man the judge for products used by fellow commen men! One such tool for social recommendation is stickybits for iPhone.
stickybits allows people to attach digital content like photos and comments to plain old barcodes. When we scan the barcode of a product that has been tagged digitally using the stickybits iPhone app, we get to see all the digital imprints attached to it. Getting the community to comment on product and services (explained below) in a very open social conversation is what makes stickybits so unique.