Consider me some sort of Rip Van Winkle. I mean, I understood that iOS 7 was coming out, but I don't think I was fully ready for the complete overhaul that occurred. In my haste to decipher my phone as it was freaking me out, I entirely forgot to buy my poor princess Olive her wet cat food. Consider the shredded cardboard at home an act of aggression that won't stand, man, and get yourself the preeminent free shopping-list app, AnyList.
When you work as a freelancer, or in any form of independent contract work, you often need to be fluent and literate in legalese. Sometimes you may have to enter agreements via the internet's Mos Eisley, Craigslist, and you're looking for even just a shred of protection. Have no fear; Shake is here. With a few simple taps and values entered, you can show the world that your legal kung fu is better than theirs.
Shopping for school supplies is rough, and they just don't make Lisa Frank stickers like they used to. It's that time of year for back to school sales at J.C. Penney, and for the smell of fresh spiral notebooks to fill the air. For all of your scholarly pursuits, relevant or otherwise, we've got another grab bag here to fill you in on some of the smaller apps you might have missed.
Sometimes we head into Labor Day Weekend with our head held up high, thinking about autumn setting in. You know, the leaves changing, the waning summer heat, and the onset of post-season baseball. Unless you're a San Francisco Giants fan, because that is simply not happening this year. What better way to cope with the pending disappointment than a nice luscious bottle of red?
Paul Westerberg from The Replacements once quoted his bassist Tommy Stinson, "I hate music. Sometimes I don't. I hate music, it's got too many notes." In this day and age, we've got so many content delivery systems, we're suffering from information overload. Between iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and even just perusing YouTube, discovering anything new out there can be a grating endeavor. Sure, all of those services connect you to independent artists, but how can you find them without being drowned out by all of the major labels? Do you have a time machine? Because inquiring minds want to know.
Sometimes you don't want to live in a world filled with conspiracies. The whole notion that companies have perpetrated the creation of many superfluous holidays… isn't even a conspiracy, really. Boss' Day and Sweetest Day don't exactly scream "genesis from converted pagan traditions." Listen, not everyone gets a trophy. Still, there are certain things worth celebrating, and this, our National Day of Rum, is worthy of support. So pour a cup of spiced rum coffee, and embrace your destiny.
As August begins, and the insane heat subsides from much of the country to give way to a more survivable warmth, the window to celebrate the longer days begins to close. The time to seize your summer is now! Barbecues! Beer! Driving with the windows down! Forgoing socks! Well, that's not for everybody. These are some of the quick hits from the the app store worth checking out while you're in the shade or in beach traffic.
Usually on Free App Friday, we're all about the underground. Whether it's something just fun to mess around with, or an app that looks like it can improve your life, we strive to shine a spotlight on the under-loved corners of the App Store. While we've covered corporate apps in the past, they tend to serve some function of the brand they represent. Well thanks to the powers of editorial carte-blanche, we're going to take a look into Play Fanta: Saving the Source. The only goal here is to make you want to drink Fanta-- and it's still rad. I still can't believe I'm saying that.
Let's talk about your mobile note-taking skills. Sure, there are many brilliant options out there to take down your thoughts, and while many exceed the utility of paper in terms of connectivity, for the most part they do not actually exceed the boundaries of their paper brethren. Enter Grid by Binary Thumb, a place where ideas are conceived and plans are made using a tile format.
Hey listen, I'm not trying to tell you how to live your life or anything, it's just that you're doing it wrong. Sure, it's nice to go for the occasional Jetpack Joyride, but engaging with the real world is fun. You remember fun, right? YourExtraLife is an augmented reality project designed to challenge its members into venturing into the hot sun -- or staying in and watching a trilogy on Netflix -- and push them into areas outside of their normal comfort zone.