What a bargain!
- App review for Basic Spanish For Dummies
- Posted by covermonkey March 16, 2010
- Recommended for Students or Budget Hawks
Really great little app for the price!
Simple and let's me redeem my Groupons via the phone.
If you use the desktop client for Brizzly give this app a try. I've noticed 3 advantages over Tweetie. It's free, intergration w/ a pc client and my fav, drag and drop rearranging of the home screen w/ your lists accessible immediately upon opening the app. If you use another Twitter app, keep it for now but give Brizzly a chance.
If you're into foursquare like apps that allow you to check into venues using location based information then this might be for you. Every time you check in somewhere you earn karma points which you can then trade in to help different causes like aid for haiti/chile or art donations to schools, etc. I assume it's all legit...who knows. I like the concept, but it's a tad buggy. Half the time I try and check in somewhere the app can not find anything(even though foursquare can) and even when it finds venues around you, often times the place you're at isn't listed(with no way to add venues as far as I can tell either) They have added facebook connect and other things to earn more karma and add friends, but I just don't see this taking off really. It's a great concept, but with facebook, twitter, foursquare, gowalla, yelp, etc this one might be the last thing you remember to check in with.
The best thing that could happen to this app is for someone like foursquare to buy it and incorporate it's karma concept to give back to the world into it's own check in process.
I use it when I remember and when it works, but unfortunately that is not very often. But hey it's free and for a good cause supposedly, so if you're into this kind of thing definitely check it out.
Not many apps I've seen offer the chance to actually make money off my iPhone. Most just suck my wallet dry $0.99 at a time. But this is a cool idea: See breaking news or a drunk celeb, take a pic, upload it, and auction it to TMZ or someone like that. Great idea!
FUN!!! As well as quality! True learning tool....Love the shake feature to advance randomly! After you check this out load the Plus version. (Large file due to wonderful animation and audio, download through wifi or your computer)
ABC Shakedown Plus is a timeless learning tool that teaches and reinforces letter recognition, letter sounds, and sound symbol correspondence, using interactive game play, delightful animation and audio. It's a bargain - 3 games (with 26 pages each) for $1.99
The app store is filled with QR readers and it's hard to sort the advantages of one over the other. I've tried several, such as neoreader, but this works incredibly quickly....almost so quickly you think something is wrong.
The tools in this app are far better than most in the store. Theres a DoF calc, an HDR finder, and of course an exposure calculator. This will be my go to app on the phone no matter where I'm at.
Of course I do. I helped make it. That includes the original Peek-a-bouncer that has been online (free) at KneeBouncers.com for over 7 years now. Little ones love it! :)
- The desktop version is very comprehensive and the closest GTD implementation I’ve ever seen, but the iPhone app is so basic that it’s almost nothing to review.
- Contexts editing / addition does not work.
- GTD flow is not fully implemented: you can ONLY collect and edit thoughts. You can’t even delete them…
- Review (do ASAP actions) does nothing.
- Sync does not work and I did not find documentation explaining how to do it.
- And to take 6$ for this “demo”?? I don’t want to pay for the “potential”.
There's really nothing wrong with this app. It works just fine and does exactly what it's supposed to do. If you absolutely love Tweet Deck then you will absolutely love this thing because it's almost exactly the same.
But that's where the trouble starts for me. I don't love Tweet Deck. Something about it makes it just too cluttered for me. It might be the colors, black, red, yellow seem a bit busy, especially on a small screen. Then there's the pull down menus and things that pop up all over the iPhone screen when you first open it that make it seem overwhelming to know what needs to be done.
So for me it's just a matter of visual clutter. Something that I find much less with Hootsuite, enough so that it beats out Tweet Deck even though it costs more.
I have to admit that I'm giving this four bars because, frankly, I didn't expect all that much from it. It turns the screen white. Seems a bit silly any maybe completely a waste. That is until you get up in the middle of the night needing to find something while your partner is sleeping and you can't turn on the light (and let's face it, you'd like to get back to sleep and turning on that bright light isn't going to help with that).
This little thing works great for just that reason, it's easily portable, you can aim it away from the person who is sleeping, and in the dark it does a pretty good job of lighting up an area just about as big as you'd probably want. And really, who is going to keep a flashlight on them at all times. We're not all Inspector Gadget.
This app also works great in one of those hotel rooms where there's never a shortage of lights but somehow no way to turn them on, at least not one that you can figure out in the middle of the night. I know where my phone is when I'm sleeping, it's my alarm clock so I better know or I might have to get really awake before I hit snooze, but I can't find those hotel light switches to save my life. That said this app might well help if I get caught in a hotel fire. I'm hoping I won't have to update this report to verify this.
Get this app if you don't mind having something you'll only use once in a while. With that understanding you won't be disappointed.
When I saw stickybits was using 1D barcodes I was skeptical. They are
Notiously hard to read on phone cameras, leading to the rise in use of QR codes. I've been shocked at how well and quickly this reader works. But I don't love all of the app; the way the stickybits code profile pages appear is a little clunky and frankly I prefer to build my stickybits pages on the computer. Part of the key to making stickybits work though is how easy it is, and they have nailed that with the reader. Altogether a totally revolutionary concept, but I think the app can be made a bit smoother as this startup evolves.
This is truly an awesome app. It's great but not in a pretentious or desperate way.
The developer/s of this app truly wants to set the bar really high. It had several upgrades since I purchased this app. You can definitely tell that the developer is listening to its loyal fan.
This app is also one of my TOP FIVE apps. I'm giving this a 5 bar rating even though I still think that the 4 numeric password is lame.
I have to admit, I've really only used this app to find a club in a place I don't call home, or maybe I should say, TRY to find a club. I knew that the tiny little town that I was going to wouldn't have a 24 hour fitness, but I figured that the search function of this app would tell me where the nearest one was, so I could figure out if I wanted to drive there or if, instead, it was hours away. Well, I figured wrong.
When you enter a zip code into this app it doesn't do anything other then tell you the clubs in that zip code. If there isn't one it doesn't come back with the closest club to that zip. It doesn't seem like that would really be all that hard does it?
Granted, this app has a few more functions including a class schedule for each gym which would be useful I suspect if I were a fitness class kind of girl and maybe it will stay on my phone for that reason alone, but other then a few less than useful calculators this app is really significantly lacking in value.
In the end it was the maps built in iPhone app that told me where the closest club was, without taking much time at that, and not this app.
If you're a class goer or a major city traveler I suspect this app would be just fine for you. Just don't expect it to be smart.
Oh RouteBuddy, I wanted to love you so much. After all, I ride my bike and cross country ski all the time and it would be so lovely to know just how far I've gone and maybe even my speed. But when I accidentally pushed my home button while you were running only to find when I came back to you all my information was gone, not even a choice to auto save it that I'd missed (that I can find) I knew we were going to have to break up.
Don't get me wrong, I loved that you told me that I'd rode my bike for 25 miles even though I knew you were lying to make me feel better (it was more like 14 miles). The fact that you would tell me nice things to make me feel extra good about myself was very nice of you, but in the end it just isn't enough.
I need an app that will tell me the truth. I need an app that will say "just because you feel like you've been riding for 800 miles doesn't mean you have missy, get out there and get peddling cause you've only gone 7 miles." It may hurt but for us to get along and have a lasting relationship I need this kind of honesty. And really, I need you to remember even if I accidentally push the home button when we’re talking (I didn’t mean it). I’m going to go ahead and be generous though, RouteBuddy, and give you two bars because I think maybe, just maybe you’d love me more if I were, say, more urban with my trips.
I know this might be a lot to ask of any one app but accuracy and memory is just something I need from any route tracking application. Sorry RouteBuddy but we’re just going to have to go our separate ways. Maybe we can still be friends (you know, if you get some help or if I try you in the city and you work better).