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Looks somehow like flipboard, it is available for both android and iOS (shamefully not for windows) and you can directly import your RSS subscriptions from google reader.
You can tweak the UI to look like the google reader classic if you want to.
I did have a look into other alternatives to google reader but it looks to me like this is indeed the best one.
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lomogram is an online photo editing tool. Upload photo, apply cool retro filters, vintage borders and light leaks to give your photo unique style!
Yep, it is true. First, I had no instagram for my phone.
So I tried streamzoo if you remember.
And now I turned to the dark side and got a Nokia Lumia, so I ended up going for a windows phone. Which means no instagram and also no streamzoo.
But to be honest I think lomogram is even better. I do not have to register at all and I share pictures only where I want to.
I can send them to twitter, facebook, or even post them to a tumblr blog, which is my case.
There are several other options and I find this a bit more interesting than the need to have an account with followers somewhere else. This new lomogram alternative allows me to leverage the social networks I already have and I like that. Either way I do not want to manage too many accounts for different things.
Give it a try, it is fun! :)
I am not using this one, but it was suggested by a colleague.
We do not really need this kind of thing, but I guess if you have to work with distributed teams (as in people geographically in different offices) it can be useful.
Yeah, right... well, I didn't believe in stuff like this either. Calculating my wakeup time? Calculating when should I go to bed?
Ok, I still don't believe this. But the fact is we do have sleeping cycles and if we wake up at the wrong time (ie, before a sleeping cycle finishes), we feel tired and not so motivated to do something afterwards.
I even tried out an app in my iPad to check out how this works (it uses some sort of motion detection to figure out if we are sleeping or not and then the alarm is triggered not exactly at the time we set it up but somewhere around it when a sleeping cycle finishes).
Believe it or not, this app works in a very cool way!
But if you don't want to sleep with your phone or tablet under your pillow, why not doing some educated "guesstimate" and use sleepyti.me ?
:) I found it to be fun, thought I should share with you.
"Convert video free to AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, SWF, 3GP, DVD, MP3, WebM, iPad, Android, Tablet PC with Any Video converter freeware."
Ok, you might want to use something like this. Since the downloader from iSkysoft does not convert for free I decided to stick with the converter I already had.
What I do is convert the FLV files into mp4 ones so I can also watch my videos in iPad.
It works! (and it is free and it is available for both windows and mac) :)
"When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket."
I still do use some other bookmarking tools (like Diigo) and techniques (like an empty bookmark circle in G+) for stuff I may want to come back to later.
But, I do recognize that pocket has an interesting feature: being able to read stuff offline when you just stumble on it but don't have the time to read it immediately. And you can always share it later and still add it to your other bookmarking tools anyway :)
Ah, plus the fact that it integrates neatly with google reader and has support for pretty much every OS.
I just don't get along with Gimp. I found neat alternatives to Paint.net, and still I needed something more.
Those are not enough if I want to enhance some photograph. Or create a collage. Or merely creating a whole new image out of bits and pieces of others. Neither am I going to pay (at least not so soon) for something like adobe lightroom, altough I love it and think it is great.
So, I found this AWESOME compromise on pixelmator. 23€ and definitely worth every cent.
For me this is the richest and most user friendly (therefore nicer) pdf reader ever :)
Costs around 5$ and they are more than worth it.
It has an interesting set of annotations one can use in the documents, it provides good organization of the content we put in there... a great tool.
The best RSS aggregator ever :)
At least for mobile devices.
I have it in my iPad and won't change it for anything else. And it is coming for android as well.
The sharing could be improved concerning G+, but this is hardly a problem ;)
Manage your e-book library with calibre!
.: works for windows, mac and linux (there is even a portable version)
.: supports any format you need
.: converts your content to any format you need
This last feature is especially good as plenty of times we have some book available but not exactly in the format we enjoy the most.
There are plenty of other interesting features available, like direct sync with your devices or creation of online libraries to ease access to your book collection.
Do you like instagram but don't have an apple device?
Well, streamzoo is a pretty good alternative. And it also works on an iPhone just in case you want to switch to something different :)
You can share videos as well, by the way.
This is a very neat iPad app :)
You can create several notebooks moleskine style and each of them can have any kind of sketch, paint, schematics, etc. as you wish.
It allows you to mix colours, which is something I haven't seen in other similar apps. And the quality of the tools is great.
Try it and see it ;)
The "drawback" is you have to pay for different painting/drawing tools if you wish to use others than the ones already provided, but then again for the quality they are not really that expensive.
There are other services out there, so I guess what I liked most about this one was the fact I can have it installed as a chrome application. Just gets more handy :)
Get the weather forecast. Access hourly, 10 day and 15 day forecasts along with up to the minute reports and videos from AccuWeather.com
You can get it for any mobile platform, for free and as far as I tried this is the most accurate service available.
Just pick the location you want, select your measurement system (metric or imperial) and depending on the phone on which you want to use it you may have different features available.
For example, the windows version which I am using has the possibility of adding an active tile or even changing the image and information in the screen saver so that it shows how is the weather at your selected location right now.
Like other similar applications you can add other locations from which you may want to know something about the weather in a quicker way.
The available forecasts comprise the whole day and are shown per hour. Plus, you can also check them for the next 5 or 7 days, so you have an overview of the whole week.
In the iOS version you get to be able to share a picture with the current weather status to twitter or facebook with your own text message associated, which is also cool.
Know about other apps for weather forecast? The kind that does not tell you it is a happy sunny day when indeed it is cloudy or rainy? If so, please share them with me :)
Free, available for android, windows and iOS.
Just call a cab to wherever you are right now.
Or maybe you need a taxi two days from now to go from address X to address Z at a specific time.
You can even mention if you are going on a trip so that they make sure to have place for your luggage. You can mention if you are travelling with children or pets so the taxi is also prepared.
You can say if you need an english speaking taxi driver.
And you can specify different payment methods.
If that is not enough, you can also leave comments when making the reservation.
And you get to see who is your driver and have his contact.
Another funny feature is the one that allows you to see where is your taxi and its driver at the moment.
I find this to be one of the most useful and cool apps ever.
Give it a try!
With Duolingo you learn a language for free, while helping to translate the web.
I am currently trying to learn the German language and somehow stumbled upon this tool via a recommendation from a friend.
It makes learning fun because it is built like a game. It also allows you to compete with friends in a healthy way. And it has quite interesting algorithms to determine the strength with which you have built your vocabulary so far.
If you feel bored in a waiting room, just use the mobile version to entertain yourself while learning.
Last but not the least, you can also practice vocalization if you have a microfone.
I wish the phone version was not iphone only. And that an ipad version was available.
It does seem to have some errors although together with my German teacher I found out that it is not the case. Some sentences or phrasing approaches that seem wrong are actually correct, it depends on the context in which they should be used. So, what happens is that occasionally there is some context missing. But it is not at all disturbing. Not so far.
A free flash online stopwatch.
Just a stopwatch? No. It can be an egg stopwatch, a bomb stopwatch, a chess stopwatch... even a metronome. Or just a simple countdown timer.
So, be creative. Use it to help you prepare your presentation timings, keep up with some specific rythm, use it as if it were your pomodoro... and why not using one of the chess stopwatches in some pair work you may have to do? Tick each other to achieve something :)
Oh, by the way, you can also download specific stopwatches/timers in case you don't want to use the online version. Works for Mac and PC.
Plus, you can actually stylize and create your own stopwatch or timer, there are mechanisms to do that in the download page ;)
"A free YouTube downloader for Mac users to download YouTube videos and the built-in FLV player lets you watch downloaded YouTube videos conveniently."
I'm trying this one now. Usually I just watch the videos online, but I came across a few I want to keep. I'm trying to learn a new language and found pretty cool lessons, but I want to be able to watch them when and where I want, which means online is not always suitable.
So, I decided to look for a downloader. This one looks pretty nice and it is very well rated, hope you enjoy as well!
You can download in batches, directly from the browser or just drag the URL into the app and do some magic. For free!
Listen to online radio, find streaming music radio and streaming talk radio with TuneIn.
You can also define preset radio stations, record whatever you are listening, it is awesome!
Oh by the way, do follow #MeteDiscosWonderm00n every friday night 11:00 pm GMT (here is the link to the stream: http://bit.ly/MeteDiscosWonderm00n) and here is the link to the blog: http://blog.wonderm00n.com/category/metediscoswonderm00n/
(those are not "o" letters in the end, they are two zeroes)
"iWork is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations the Mac way. And it’s compatible with Microsoft Office."
It truly is. And if you are questioning the feature set, do let me know how many of the office features you really use :)
Plus, the overall aesthetics capabilities any of the iWork applications provides are just great and so simple to use that you can make a document shine just like that.
The same is valid for the iPad version.
I love them, bought them using some promotion, but if I hadn't found such a promo I would be willing to pay for the regular price anyway.
It is not free, but also not expensive. I think I bought is for 15$ or something like that.
But I ran through the trial first.
There are plenty of cool things you can do with it. From vectorial to other kinds of images that will serve as icons, for example. You can build logos, web buttons, headings, etc.
You can mix text, play with layers, different kinds of lighting and textures...
I like it :)
After many many years, still my favorite FTP client solution.
Runs on all platforms!
"Send Once, Read Everywhere: Reading your personal documents on Kindle has never been easier."
Yes, I do use a chrome extension to send stuff I find interesting to my kindle device :)
But... there may be situations where some personal documents become useful over there, so why not give a try to this app?
It is so simple, merely drag and drop your stuff in there.
(recommended to me by @CatOliv)
Are you developing web apps of any kind?
Want to make sure they are indeed responsive and therefore any device can display them properly?
Making some tests with the responsinator won't hurt, then. Give it a try!
This one comes quite in handy, give it a try!