Going somewhere neat this weekend? Or are you one of those people who seized the off season opportunity and purchased plane tickets for a vacation in the fall? You should use these free apps to check in to the places you're going and find new places to discover.
We all use our iOS devices for a little more than keeping in contact with friends and surfing the web. Photo editing is one feature that has become ubiquitous among iPad and iPhone users. In today's Free App Friday, here are three apps for iOS that let you edit your mobile photos with flair. Plus, a Google Chrome app that enables you to transform your photos into vintage masterpieces without having to go through Instagram.
The built-in camera in the MacBook Pro and Apple Cinema Displays isn't just for FaceTime and Facebook photos -- it can be used to record dynamic video to send out to friends and family, or even to bravely start your own YouTube channel. But even if you wanted to record video, you'd still have to edit it and make it interesting to watch, though you might not want to pay for any of that fancy studio editing software, and iMovie can only do so much. Fortunately, there's two gems in the Mac App Store that'll help you make more interesting-to-watch, candid videos without knowing a thing about time tables.
The announcement of Steve Jobs stepping down as Apple CEO hit the internet hard this week, so I thought it'd be appropriate to theme Free App Friday with current events. Now, Steve Jobs isn't completely gone here, people. He's still around in some form or another on Apple's Board of Directors, and you can probably still spot him out once in awhile near his favorite pizza joint in San Francisco. But if you want to keep his legacy going on your Mac and iOS devices, check out these free apps that let you pretend Steve Jobs is still the CEO of Apple.
Summer time is almost to an end, and you've probably got a ton of photos to sift through and upload to the web. Our suggestion is that you start with the incriminating blackmail photos first to get that over with, and then work your way up to the all-smiles group pictures. To get those photos to the web from your phone, here are four free apps that work in conjunction with your favorite social networks. Because it's Free App Friday and no one should have to pay for an app on a day like today.
Just like calling and leaving a voicemail in the 90's was a great way to let your friends know you were thinking of them, social networking is now the norm to let your friends know you're creepily stalking them on the internet. And what better way to keep in touch with all of your pals then with a heaping of free Mac apps to constantly remind you that yes, you have friends out there that are worth tracking on a minute-by-minute basis. Or, maybe you're crazy obsessed with a pundit or famous YouTube star (My Drunk Kitchen, anyone?). Keep tabs on them with these free apps.
There are so many games in the iTunes App Store that sometimes it's really hard to figure out what to download and what's worth playing. There's also the dilemma of the age old adage that if it isn't broken, there's no point in fixing it. And, well, so many game companies have already perfected the kind of games we're looking for, so why bother looking anywhere else? Well, I can answer this one for you: do the words "free" ring a bell?
If you wish you had a free alternative to popular games like Plants vs. Zombies and Bubble Bobble, you're in luck! I've found exactly what you're looking for. Maybe. Take a look for yourself after the cut and save a couple of bucks on all those big blockbuster games with these free alternatives. Because you can't spell "free" without the "f" from "fun", right? Glad we're all in accordance here.
This week, we've got three apps that help you get those goals completed, pay those bills, remember to feed your dependents (plants count, too), and even get inspired with more ideas! But remember: you don't have to start being productive today of all days. It's Friday, after all! It can wait until Monday. Anything can wait until Monday.
The other day on Twitter, I lamented about how hard it was for me to get over my shyness and say hello to my mat neighbor in yoga class. And then I realized it's because everything I know about being social I learned from Twitter and Facebook. And then I got a little sad when I realized that's what my generation has come to. But that's alright, because I suppose that just gives me more of a reason to use my iOS devices, right? So I can stay friends with the few people I've met IRL? Oh crap, I'm using acronyms now. I've become the problem.
So, anyway, welcome to Free App Friday. And here are three social apps to help you stay in touch with friends.
I know, this week has been rough. Netflix increased the prices on your precious DVD rental and streaming plans and you're just not sure how you're gonna be able to pony up the cash for such an expenditure. But that doesn't mean your Mac and iOS devices have to suffer. They're still good for streaming media and enjoying a flick here and there, so put 'em to good use with these free apps. And don't fret your little heart about Netflix, child. It's all going to be alright.