Every once in a while, I think about all the tweets, Facebook updates, Foursquare check-ins and Instagram photos I’ve taken and wished that I could look back at them, you know, like looking at an old photo album. It’s not useful or productive, but they’re digital memories that I think are pretty cool. I guess someone else started getting nostalgic about all the time they’ve wasted, er, spent sharing their stories on social media and wanted to relive them. And thus Timehop was born, a veritable digital time machine.
Bring on the memories. (more…)
Our featured sponsor this week is Bitrix24, an app that utilizes social enterprise, project management, file sharing, online document management, CRM and a whole ton of other things, all in one place.
Alright, we get it. That sounds like a mouthful for a description, right? So let’s just boil this down to brass tacks.
Bitrix24 is a unified workspace for your company. This lets you exchange information between your employees in a number of different ways, and it’s all in one app. Prior to Bitrix24, you might have to use a multitude of different applications to get things done — BaseCamp for project management, Yammer for IM and social networking, Google Drive for shared calendars and information — and even then nothing would work in harmony. Bitrix24 combines all of those elements and puts them in one secure location in the cloud, making sure that your data is safe from harm and only your employees can access it.
Think about how much easier that could make things for your business. Now you have one centralized place for all of your employees to check in, get their tasks, schedule things out, write and even more. Just the savings on licensing fees alone for some companies is huge, think about the additional productivity!
There’s a lot of stuff crammed into Bitrix24, that’s for sure — even more than we can get into here. If you have a small business and are interested in the service, it’s absolutely free if your company has 12 employees or less. There’s also a free license available to startups for a limited time — that’s a $2,400/year savings!
Go Get It!
If you’re a small business owner, want to get that startup off the ground or have a few employees you want to manage, Bitrix24 is a great way to go. The iPhone app is free, and don’t forget about that free startup option!
I don’t have to go into detail about how our lives have become much more social that it ever has before. With Facebook and Twitter taking over and a host of other social networking apps, we have been inundated with updates from friends far and wide, and ones that we haven’t talked to in years. We can debate about whether this is a good thing or not, but I know for me, I have really started to take a closer look as to what I choose to share and with who. It is not that I am becoming a social networking snob, but I just want to be careful and I don’t want it to consume my time.
With that being said, I have been able to play with an app called Quilt for the past couple of weeks, and the one thing that I really appreciate about it is the fact that it lets you decide how social you want to be. But, before you write this one off as just another social networking app, you need to know that there are some really cool features that make it one to seriously consider. In fact, as you will discover, there are a variety of ways to use Quilt that will appeal to a mass market. (more…)
Social network games have become extremely popular in part due to their simplicity. For the same reason, however, some fans grow bored after a period of infatuation.
Keri Racing, named for the ability to race fantastical feathered “keris,” plans to turn that trend on its head by providing plenty of variety in exchange for long-term loyalty. If you’re nostalgic for the good old days when your favorite SNG wasn’t just a grind, Keri Racing might just be the cure you’re looking for. (more…)
We all love to capture those special moments in our lives and keep them so that we can have them to look at later. The problem with this is that now days most people don’t print their pictures and put them in albums — at least I don’t. We tend to keep most of our precious moments on our hard drive, iPhone, DVD or the cloud and they just sit there. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could organize them so that when our children are older we can actually show them these great times?
Well, ThisLife is trying to be that service where you can capture your life in pictures and video, store them, organize and share with the world now or with close friends later. There are a variety of cloud storage services out there for photos, but most of them just let you store them on their servers. With ThisLife, there is so much more to do than just let them collect “dust” in the cloud. (more…)
One of the things that I really appreciate about the iPhone is the fact that I can use it as my portable camera. With every new iteration of the phone, the camera gets better and better, and soon it will be a solid device that can rival other standalone cameras. As you know, camera apps are a dime a dozen; there are a few that stand out and the rest just kind of take up space in the App Store. But with video, it is a little different in that there still are a few that stand out, but you don’t have as many apps to choose from.
One that recently caught my eye was Vidify, which is very different than some of the other well know video apps like Socialcam and Viddy, which were both reviewed here on iPhone.AppStorm previously.The main function of it is to create your own video collage to share with others; think of it as a simple way to edit a bunch of videos into one. If you like to take video with your iPhone or just want to spice them up a bit, you are definitely going to want to find out more about Vidify. (more…)
Everyone told me to take lots of pictures of my baby boy because before you know it, he is going to be all grown up. My wife being the photographer that she is has taken numerous photos and videos of our son. When we first started to do this, we looked at different ways to organize everything and yet share them with my parents since they live so far away and wanted to get as many pictures as they could. We were deciding on whether we should have gotten a baby book and put pictures in there, but in the end, we decided to create a blog and chronicle his life that way.
A couple of weeks ago, I came across an app named 23snaps, which lets you document your child’s life and share it with others either privately or publicly. After I started to play with it a bit, I kind of wish we had started out with this app as this seems a little more flexible for us. If you are a parent that wants an easy way to capture your child’s moments, you are going to want to read further. (more…)
Anybody who has purchased goods online is familiar with the many infamous user-powered eCommerce websites. Craigslist, eBay and Kajiji are just a few names which come to mind. These are all great for purchasing unique items from anybody in your local area, or even anywhere in the world.
What makes Ketup so different is the ability to connect with anybody right from your mobile phone. You can access the Ketup marketplace from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The app uses your current location to determine any sellers in your local area. This is a really cool application to try out if you’re into the buying/selling game, plus it’s totally free! More about the app after the jump. (more…)
As a curious teenager, I was always daring people to do things that I am probably not proud of saying now. On the flip side, I was also willing to take part in some crazy challenges myself; I fed off competition and loved to be a part of a great adventure. It’s what us boys do. There is something inside of us, call it pride or whatever you want, but deep down, whether we know it or not, there is a longing in our heart for competition or an adventure.
To help with this longing of ours, the developers of ChallengeLoop came out with an iPhone app that will hopefully help us fulfill some of our wildest adventures. Out of the blue one day, I received an email from them asking me if I wanted to check the app out. Reluctantly, I told them I would, even though at first glance I was a little skeptical. Now that I have had some time to play with it a bit, I can definitely see its potential and how fun it can be.
Our friends at Web.AppStorm covered the relatively recent changes that Google made to the Google+ web interface. As has become standard for changes made to major social services (I’m looking at you, Facebook users), there was a boisterous fanfare of praises and curses alike (mostly curses). I personally enjoyed the changes that Google made to the interface, but that’s neither here nor there.
Somewhat more quietly however, Google also updated the Google+ iPhone app. The changes are obviously intended to parallel the recent changes to the web interface, but does the style and grace of the web interface translate effectively to the iPhone screen? Let’s find out. (more…)