Sunday, June 3, 2012

Awesome iPhone apps

Looking for some new apps for your iPhone? My gf makes the most awesome iPhone apps, and I'm not just saying that because I'm biased. They're awesome because 1) they're all apps that are very handy; 2) most of them involve making lists of some kind; 3) they're very pretty. You might think reason number 1 is the most important, but don't underestimate the appeal of a well-designed app that's pleasant to look at.

So far, she has 4 apps in the app store, some of which I've mentioned before.

It all started with Stay in touch - with you, a handy tool to help you keep track of your social life. We use this to plan appointments with friends and family (or really to get told off by the app that so and so misses us!). If you want to know more about it, my gf made a YouTube instruction video for it.

The second app idea came about because we had been using pedometers for a while, but we had no good way to keep an overview of how many steps a day, week and month we were walking. The answer to that problem is Pedometer tracker - Walk home (PT walk home for short. Get the reference?).

We had been using different apps to make all kinds of lists (because who doesn't like a nice list. Or two?), but what we really wanted was an app to keep track of recurring tasks. You know, like when it's time to change the sheets, renew subscriptions, that sort of thing. So that resulted in the third app: Recurring tasks.

The latest iPhone app to be added to the collection (which is also available for iPad) is Dinner Planner. Every week we like to sit down and plan what we'll be having for dinner that week. All that was missing was a nifty app to make this process more fun and systematic. I think this app is probably the prettiest of them all!

Pretty cool huh?

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