Task — what’s the first thing that comes into mind? To-dos, check boxes and lists, right? With so many task management apps available, you tend to expect the same structure, features and UI elements. Well, what I’m about to share with you is an app of the same family, but built with a completely different direction in mind.
Task is a task management app that defies tradition. While its name brings to mind task lists and ticking off to-dos, it’s actually a minimalistic calendar app designed to make adding and scheduling tasks easy on your smartphone. It is gesture-centered with a lot of animation going on, and also slightly resembles Clear, Realmac’s popular to-do app. Even the app icon looks deceptively similar.
While some of Task’s features are creative and interesting, there are those that I didn’t agree with. In any case, those who are used to the typical way of using a to-do list app may either welcome this unique approach or back away from it. It all depends on how you use the app and how it fits into your workflow. (more…)
Welcome to Weathertron, an effortless way to create interactive infographics of your weather. Save the infographic as an image and share it with your friends, too. You may think an app like Weathertron is just for looks, but with high wind advisories, a reliable minute-by-minute forecast for the next 48 hours and weather reports for the entire globe, this one has the brains to back up its beauty. I’ll take a look at this unconventional weather app and see whether it’s got the features we’ve come to expect. (more…)
August may mean that summer is waning, but it doesn’t mean the wealth of iOS game releases are slowing down any!
This week, we check out some spectacular indie titles, a graphically stunning sequel, and the best portable pixelated archery game ever. Click through and let’s play! (more…)
In this modern-day smartphone era, it’s become far easier to manage your finances. DailyCost is an app that instead of trying to help you organise your bills, expenses, mortgages and loans, focuses on helping you keep track of the expenses you rack up each and every day — the coffees, the nights out and so on. You do so by entering an entry in the app every time you spend, and in doing so can help you better understand how all those little things can add up. In turn, it can help you become smarter with your money.
Just like pretty much every single smartphone user around the planet, the first thing I do when I wake up (after I’ve come around, of course) is check my phone. Usually, it’s an endless list of notifications: e-mails, mentions on Twitter and pointless messages from apps such as appsfire saying that some generic freemium game is now offering me a complementary bag of gold or whatever (note to self: turn these off).
But besides all these notifications, I like to get a dose of what’s happening for the day. As a Brit, I need to know what the weather will be doing (as my life is based around it) and what appointments I’ve got coming up for the day and so on. Of course, I could check my calendar app (which is currently Agenda Calendar — highly recommended), my weather app and so on, but Top of the Morning from App Distillery lets you do this all from one screen. The developers very kindly provided me with a promotional code for the purposes of this review, so let’s dive straight in and see what it’s got to offer. (more…)
Monitoring one’s health and fitness via gadgets and gizmos has become a hot trend as of late, but Argus is surging past all the other contenders. This app is incredibly comprehensive, allowing you to track your steps, workouts, runs, yoga sessions, diet, sleep, water and coffee intake, weight, and more.
Set personal goals, connect with friends, and view your history and trends. All this information is sophisticatedly displayed in your timeline as a web of beautiful, sophisticated and engaging honeycomb icons. Click “more” for an overview. (more…)
I have always been heavy in some form or another. When I was a kid, it was just by a little bit — maybe five, ten pounds. In college, I put on the Freshman 15 eating ice cream sandwiches with chocolate milk. When I got older and my metabolism started to go, the pounds began to add up. Soon I was excessively heavy, to the point that I was concerned for my health, but a combination of depression, neglect and apathy kept me at status quo for years.
The birth of my first child didn’t change that. The birth of my second didn’t either, but it was a wake-up call when a close friend of mine died, and he was just a few years older than me. That’s when I decided I had to do something about my weight or else I’d never see my kids make it to college. And that’s when I turned to my iPhone to get it going. (more…)
Navigating the world of wine can be complicated. Some people (like myself) love to geek out on all the details (grape variety, region, terroir), but most people just want something delicious to drink with dinner tonight. It’s all too easy for many wine apps to get lost in the details, failing to give users a mobile experience that makes selecting a wine easier. The goal is to provide good information that helps users make quick decisions on the go. Plonk promises to keep things simple, helping you find wines you like based on your taste preferences. It’s a great concept, but can Plonk deliver? (more…)
Lately, I have been in a bit of a rut food-wise. Each week, I seem to be eating the same old meals, day in and day out, and so when browsing the App Store for a solution, it is easy to see why Dinner Spinner caught my eye.
Dinner Spinner is a free app developed by popular food website AllRecipes.com. It contains thousands of recipes that are displayed at random by simply shaking your iPhone. Sound interesting? Hit the jump to find out more. (more…)
I’ve made it no secret that I love the new Flickr. I think it’s a great way to share photos. I use it for my business all the time to privately share photos with my clients using Flickr’s Guest Pass feature, and so far they’ve all loved the experiences, too.
But nothing is perfect. It’s nice to see alternative takes on a product we love, so I was really excited to see Pure for Flickr. It’s a lightweight, minimalist way to browse Flickr photos. Naturally, I downloaded it right away. Read on to find out more. (more…)