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What Apps do you like?

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by JFB, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. JFB

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    What Apps do you like?

    At the risk of attracting spammers :spam: , I thought it would be interesting to start a thread about the apps members are using.

    A few ground rules:
    1. Only mention ONE app per post.
    2. Any post that looks like spam advertising will be deleted.
    Let's hear about some of the non-obvious apps you find useful or entertaining. Mention if it is for iOS, Android or other.
     
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    I'll start.

    I like the BOAT US app for Android.
    I live in a coastal area, so it is very helpful to know the time of high and low tides. At the start of the summer I installed the "BOAT US" app. The tide chart part of the app works great. You can easily pick any ocean/bay location in the US and see a chart of the times and heights of the tides.
     
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    OneNote for iOS, Windows, and Android.


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    I install very few applications, since the preloaded applications serve 99% of my needs. For non-obvious applications, probably Air France Press which allows me to download newspapers and magazines for free before a flight.
     
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    The most non-obvious app I use is CaltrainDroid. In case it's not obvious what the app does -- it's the local train's (Caltrain) schedule.
     
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    Most used for me - KCRG (local ABC station) It gives me weather for home, weather & radar for whatever place I'm visiting, and keeps me updated with news while I'm gone.
     
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    With increasing frequency, as I am looking for an address, it is either hidden by shrubbry or was vandalized. I found Address Finder (Android app) that, with GPS enabled, I can stand in front of a property and it will tell me the address of it. Graphical map like Google Maps but with this vital added function.
     
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    Another favorite are reminder apps that are GPS location-based. I can set a reminder that, once I reach the destination, the reminder will display and an alarm will sound. I once used this after reading about a restaurant in a town I don't usually frequent. Months later while driving in that town, my phone sounded. I checked it to discover the reminder I had set and forgotten about months before. I actually had time to stop so I did. :);)
     
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    Due to my health and age, I find that I have started forgetting more than I remember. I paid for the full version of "Total Recall" so I could automatically record all my calls. Calls from my doctor or medical services are saved to the computer.
     
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    Recording a whole meeting (business, legal, etc) is always a bore that I'll never review. So I use Cogi. Once launched, it starts "hearing" but NOT recording. If I hear something that is vital, pressing the button backs up 20 seconds and then saves up to the time I put it back in hearing mode again. Several wonderful tools included. (See video included in this post link)
     
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    CamScanner (Full Version) is an excellent camera-based scanner for documents. I get near-original quality (much better than plugging coins in the old photocopier at the library). After taking however-many pages I need, I can convert each photo into a multi-page, single-file PDF. Indispensable!
     
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    Google Keep is my go-to app for short notes. I love that I can voice dictate my notes and they are immediately converted to editable text. Then, when I get home, I merely open my computer to http://keep.google.com and see all my notes there. If a particular note was an idea that I want to expand, I can copy it to MS-Word and expound/expand my thoughts.
     
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    The Xfinity Connect app is my favorite app right now. It allows me to answer my home phone on my iPhone, send text, and listen to VMs. The app is available for iOS/Android.


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    Another obscure, but very useful app for me is Nine. I paid for it over the built-in free Exchange mail app because it allows me to sandbox the Exchange policy. I like to use pattern locking on my phone over the PIN/Password, but the Exchange Server policy requires a PIN/Password. The built-in Exchange forces it on the entire phone, while Nine gives the choice. So essentially I have my phone back :D
     
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    So many...

    I've been Dark Sky weather app recently. Gives me an alert for rain in the next minutes or hour to my Apple Watch or iPhone.


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    Another one of mine is Blogpress, it is an app to post to Google Blogger. Very streamlined and easy to use. Drafts can be saved locally or posted to Blogger right away.


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    I also like Day One a daily journal App. Shares with the iPad and Mac.


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    I use Evernote for this, love the seamless synchronization between all my different devices and different OS


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    I have Evernote too. Hardly use it. Day One is simpler and looks better(to me) plus all the files can be saved in pdf if ever Evernote goes out of business.

    Just a choice, not a comparison.


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    I love almost all the Google Apps - Google Keep is where I make lists and other notes and share with other members of the family if needed (they can add/edit as well, or just view), Google Drive - where I have files from parent/teacher board to share with others PT board members, as well as files I want to access outside of home. I had a dropbox account - don't need it with Drive, as I can share any files I want thru it. Now I just need Google to make an apps for Groups - as that is how we communicate our PT board information to others in our school community, rather than bulk emails
     
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    I use Waze app on a daily basis, not so much to tell me how to get places, but to help me avoid traffic incidents on the road. I cannot find another app that beats Waze for GPS directions and traffic alerts and I have tried so many including paid ones.
     
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    GasBuddy. Best app to find the cheapest gasoline.
     
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