Thursday, June 11, 2015

r u thirsty for smartphone apps?

In the spirit of past smartphone app posts. . .

Q. Which apps help you to be your best proffie?  Which help you to be most satisfied with life?

A. _____________________________

And do you have anything else to say?


14 comments:

  1. In addition to the run-of-the-mill stuff like lots of weather, finance, and scheduling apps that I use a lot, lately I like Instant Heart Rate (helps me keep tabs on my health) and Yik Yak (helps me keep tabs on my students' culture and "whatevs").

    Still love TurboScan and Simbol.

    Have installed and want to try Ghostery, TunnelBear, Telegram, Text+, and Zite. Are they any good?

    My school's app is good, but does not get updated frequently enough.

    And my field's big society has an app that I can't complain about, but I never use it--it's just that I'd rather read the articles on my laptop because the screen is bigger.

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    1. I've used TunnelBear for access to news and television outside the US, and it works great. It takes the $5/mo subscription if I really want to watch anything, though, so it makes sense to pay for a month and then downgrade again if your usage tapers off. The interface is very simple and I didn't encounter any problems!

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  2. It's called "Power Off" and it even has a shortcut button to activate it.

    The problem is, it interferes with another essential app, "Calendar".

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  3. Probably the only app I use as often as the basic social media and text editor apps is the RPG random-dice generators. "Dice Bag" for Android is solid: the user-defined dice sets are a great tool for doing lots of different rolls and finding the right dice quickly. For large groups of rolls, though, the iOS "Gamer Dice" app is better.

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    1. There's an app for Rocket Propelled Grenades? Coooool!

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    2. There is a "Gun App" which offers everything from revolvers to lasers, plus a time bomb feature much beloved by tween males.

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  4. Stitcher for organizing and listening to podcasts. Probably everyone already knows this, but I came upon it late and now I can't live without it.

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  6. Getting a smartphone is on the "to-do" list for the summer (as it has been for several summers, but I might just get to it this summer. I've actually figured out what I want, so that's a start, and a I did buy a tablet, and am beginning to figure out its capabilities).

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