Works well for me
- App review for Opera Mini Web browser
- Posted by warzabidul April 21, 2010
- Recommended for News Junkies, Students or Tech/Social Networking Junkies
Works for me, need I say more?
Occasionally, I'm faced with doing multiple calculations. It's usually never anything complicated enough to require a spreadsheet, but it's enough figures that I'll forget my place. That's where Calc Tap comes in handy. Sure, it doesn't have a scientific calculator's bells and whistles, but for everyday calculations, it's perfectly adequate.
Remember those old calculators with the paper tape rolls? Calc Tap keeps your calculations on the top half of the screen on a scrollable "paper roll" so you can keep track of everything. You can also tap any value on the roll to paste it to the bottom to continue your calculations.
One feature I'd like to see is being able to edit a value on the paper roll. But even without the ability to edit, I've found Calc Tap to be quite useful.
First off, the app itself is impressive on the iPad. There is a generous number of free books, mostly classics. Manipulation of pages and skipping through chapters is very easy. Books with illustrations are also displayed well. But Apple needs to deliver ebooks at lower price points for me to lock them into the format. Because of the DRM, you really can't convert them to other platforms.
Of all the weather apps I've tried on the iPad so far, I prefer WeatherBug. It has just enough information on the sidebar, the ability to expand each section into a larger reading pane, and the map integration is great?
The radar tracking can be sluggish to initially load depending on your Wi-fi signal, but once it loads it tracks nicely.
This is one of the best mobile browsers I've tried for the iPhone. It's feature-rich and is just as fast as Safari. Read my full review on AppVee.com!
While I prefer Digg's app for usability, look and feel, I'm finding that I'm making use of Mashable on a far more regular basis. Very easy to use and navigate and a great feed of interesting news items. No need to use their website.
The first app I ever bought was Flightcontrol and there are a lot of similarities -- good and bad -- between the two. On the plus side it is quite an addictive game, easy to pick up and it is quite a pretty app. On the down side, and the same goes for Flightcontrol, I would have played the game for far longer had I been able to "take off from where I left" after dying. It is frustrating to always get thrown back to the start, as after a while the beginning becomes slow and boring. That aside is a good time waster and I'll be keeping it on my iPod Touch for now.
We travel a lot, so the idea of packing our bags for a trip isn't a foreign one to our three year old daughter. This app is good (not great tho) as it allows her to pack her bag for four short trips (snow,camp,sleepover and beach). Once at each location the bad can be unpacked and played with. It's a very simple game and could do with some ambient noise (perhaps crickets for the camping scene) and a bit more interactivity/storybooking would be very welcome. It's an enjoyable game for a three year old, but could be moreso.
I had high hopes for this app. It is fast, nice UI, and well developed but it has a FATAL FLAW.
It is totally insecure! http://bit.ly/bNpw4L
Their servers to compress the data which means they are intercepting your all your data. Like paypal and banking credentials. See the link above for more.
Sometimes you just can't type. What if you'd like share a thought with the world while driving? Having a great conversation? Impromptu interview?
Cinch is the perfect way to share audio bits to Twitter and Facebook. Quality is excellent, easy to use, choose where you send your updates and more. All for FREE!
I couldn't love this app anymore than I do.
This app wants to be a "one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information" and thankfully, it succeeds. If you're looking to stay up to date on green news then this is the app for you.
Not only does it aggregate all sorts of different green news articles into one place but it conveniently organizes them into different categories. Maybe you're a car and transportation geek and you don't really want to know too much about green fashion and beauty. You're covered with this app. In fact you can look specifically at the green articles you want to read by using the categories and yet you're not limited by that as you can also look at what's popular and what's coming up on the home page.
As if that wasn't enough you're also able to listen to green podcasts (some of the best ones out there) and learn more about the authors. Just in case you like tweeting you can even see the tweets Tree Hugger has put out.
I've reviewed a lot of green apps this week and thus far this one wins. It may or may not inspire you to change but it will educate you on the topic in a way few other apps have done as well, and we all know that education is where change begins!
Don't get me wrong, this app isn't horrible. It just isn't that great. Not unlike the developer review there simply isn't much to it. You get occasional news stories on green topics, occasional recipes or tips and that's about it.
From the looks of it articles are coming out one every few days. Visually the app is clean and looks good but I can't imagine I'll keep it on my phone as there are better apps out there with similar ideas.
If you're looking for just a tiny bit of eco news because anything else overwhelms you then this is the app for you. If you want more or want more just so you can have some choice check out Tree Hugger (review coming very, very soon).
I keep waiting to be amazed by the big orgs putting on a great "green" app. Sadly I'm still waiting.
This app isn't horrible. It doesn't tell me that I need to travel 2000 miles to buy something made locally, it isn't just selling stuff, it isn't telling me that my coffee shop is a farmers market (see my other green app reviews this week for all that fun) but it's also not inspiring me to do anything other than enter a contest to get a trip to Hawaii.
Basically the app looks like this:
On page one you can choose different pledges you'll do including things like bringing your own bag to the supermarket or planting a tree. You have a choice of 5 different pledges.
Page two is where you can see pledges from all over the US. Three ranks the states according to pledges and four allows you to share the app.
Sierra Club, I expect more from you. This app could have easily been made more fun by allowing people to create their own pledge. You could make it social by getting people points by voting. If nothing else it could have an educational aspect to get people thinking more green.
Really though once you've made your pledge aka entered to win a trip to Hawaii (by air, green?) you're basically done with the app and haven't really learned anything about changing your behavior.
Sure, an app maybe won't change the world but it could do better than this!
I love SimplyTweet because of its performance and push notifications. Simply 3 does a good job with lists and push notifications seem to arrive quicker.
I've used this app since it was on the Apple Newton platform. It works great, and is really well designed. Track maintenance, expenses, and reimbursable/deductible mileage easily.
The live trace view provided in this app is fantastic. It lets me view ongoing changes in networks that I'm testing or troubleshooting. It works fantastically and the user interface and data provided is clear. If you do any IP/network-related work, you need this.
This is a good SIP softphone with basic features that work well. Its integrated with the address book so it's easy to use just like any cell phone. Works well, though it has limited CODEC support. Sound quality is good.