Long before racking up check-in badges on Foursquare, social butterflies collected matchbooks to document their journeys. As they evolved into scenesters, they were tasked with memorizing all those places to which they frolicked. But there’s also an added pressure of keeping tabs on new spots that may have opened up, as well as friends continuously counting on you for recommendations.
It’s a huge responsibility to know about every hot new locale, along with what a venue is good for and where exactly it’s located. Thankfully, Matchbook aims to be your digital notebook for such content. With a few touches of the screen, the app will remember where you’ve been as well as keep track of those places you’ve yet to go. Each category can be filtered, just in case you plan to visit a certain neighborhood or want to check out a new hotspot.
Can Matchbook be the all-encompassing guide you need to direct you around the city and keep track of the venues you’ve conquered along the way? Find out after the jump. (more…)
I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of grocery shopping. It’s tedious, you have to deal with people blocking your way in nearly every aisle, and it’s just a hassle, plain and simple. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary part of life (like laundry or dishes), so if there’s anything that can make this otherwise unenjoyable experience better, I’m willing to give it a go.
The simplest method to maintain your sanity, as well as reduce overspending, while grocery shopping is done by creating a list of items to buy. If you remember correctly I’m a big fan of ListBook, which works well for creating grocery lists. But as an app connoisseur of sorts, I’m always on the lookout for something better. In this particular instance, AnyList by Purple Cover, Inc. sets the standard for grocery shopping list apps. Find out why after the jump. (more…)
Lists, almost everybody uses them — heck, I’m addicted to them. Despite the widening prevalence of iOS devices in the daily workflow, good old notebooks have always been my personal preference for creating lists of any kind. The reason? One-thirds nostalgia, two-thirds indecisiveness. You see, there are an abundance of list making and GTD apps out there, but none have peaked my interest enough to replace the notebook, until now. (more…)
Todo Movies is an app that keeps track of the movies you want to watch and notifies you when new movies come out. This app has only one function unlike other movie apps on the app store like Flixter which does showtimes, movie and actor bios, and many other features including keeping track of those movies you’ve been itching to see.
If all you want is a “Todo” manager for movies you want to see, Todo Movies is definitely the best option. For all movie lovers who never again want to obsess over a movie months before and then totally forget about it when it actually comes out or just want to make a list of old movies they have been thinking about watching, Todo Movies is your best bet.
Our feature sponsor for this week is Basket, a simple and clean grocery shopping list app.
So you’re heading out to get some groceries — the usual stuff: milk, eggs, four quarts of rocky road — and you want to jot everything down in a single place. Basket is designed to do just that. Add or delete items on your list, then pull out the app when something is in your cart to check it off.
Think that’s it? There’s also iCloud support (a first for grocery list apps), meaning you can sync your lists between your devices. Maybe you’ve got an iPod touch at home that you use for your lists, and an iPhone for on the road. Plus, the app is customizable as well. You can pick your own fonts, font sizes and more.
Other cool features include shake to clear completed items, pull down to make a new entry and swipe to remove an item. It’s all very straightforward and that’s the point, right? Who wants to have to drill down four screens just to add peanut butter to their list?
Go Get It!
Basket is available on the app store right now, and better yet, it’s free. Go get your copy now so you can keep those lists in order!
Do you like movies? Books? Cooking? Eating? Remembering stuff? Do you hate it when you just can’t seem to remember that name or that thing you have to do. You wrote it down somewhere, but where?
If you’re not lucky enough to have a personal assistant that follows you around recording anything that mildly interests you, then you might want to check out Springpad.