Category: Best Apps

Dads Dig This – SplashID

Here’s the lastest installment of Dads Dig This from Kevin Burke, a dad, marketer, social media fan, and founder of MomsWhoBlog.com. I prefer to move through life as unencumbered as possible. That means being efficient, tossing paper, and going digital. Granted, I’m certainly not always successful, but I aspire to it. And one way I’ve made life decidedly easier is moving trivial data from my head right to my computer with SplashID. As a busy dad, I don’t have the time and energy memorize different member names, passwords, credit card numbers, registration codes, and PINs, so I let this...

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Instagram for insta-photo sharing goodness

If you’re on Twitter or Facebook, you may be seeing some friends posting and sharing their photos through a service called Instagram and wondering what exactly it is. And why their photos look so awesome. Instagram is a free iPhone app that is essentially a social network for photos, allowing you to not only to take photos and share them, but also edit and apply beautiful effects and filters to them that can make even that fuzzy candid of your toddler fishing his boot out of the toilet look pretty darn beautiful. Instagram is similar to Hipstamatic, only there...

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Attention travelers: Word Lens app es muy bueno

It’s not often that I come across an iPhone app that makes me stop and marvel. Of the hundreds I’ve had the opportunity of reviewing, I can count a handful that I continue to be amazed by. I just found one more to add to the list. It’s called Word Lens and it’s awesome. Word Lens is a translator app, but the kicker is that you simply point your iPhone camera at any word you want translated and it magically changes before your eyes on the screen. Watch the video and be amazed.I can’t figure out how this works,...

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Make those midnight new year calls with Skype. On your cell phone. In full video.

For so many of us, it’s a tradition to pick up the phone at midnight on New Year’s–okay, maybe 12:03 after we’ve done our kissing a those with us in person and made fun of Snooki–and wish our loved ones a happy New Year. Obviously Skype has revolutionized what it means to make a phone call, and now it’s finally brought an update to the mobile app that’s going to come in so handy tonight. The Skype mobile app version 3.0 will enable video calls over WiFi and 3G, and if you’ve got an iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod...

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Never question a woman’s Intuition

Nary a day goes by when I don’t think about how great it would be to have a personal assistant. And personal chef, chauffeur, and trainer for that matter. The iPhone, as many of you may know, is my trusted sidekick, and although I can’t ask it to pick up my dry cleaning, the right app can remind me that I need to do so. And I’ve found that very thing. Intuition, a free (free!) iPhone app for busy parents, is a great organizational tool to keep all of life’s tasks in check. It has a simple and easy-to-use...

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An app to help you check for toy recalls before you check out

What’s more of a hassle than finding out that the crib you just bought, schlepped home, assembled, and finally got your newborn to fall asleep in has just been recalled by the CPSC? Well, a few things. But that’s up on the list for sure. Now there’s an easy app to help you make sure everything from the car seat to the candy you buy is supposed to be on those shelves in the first place. All Recalls is an amazing free app that gives a comprehensive overview of recalls from all the major monitoring organizations like the CPSC,...

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Freeing up parental brain space

Not to toot my own horn, but honestly, sometimes I’m amazed at the wealth of information I’m able to contain in my head–and access at a moment’s notice. Kids’ birthdays, kids’ friends’ birthdays, my friends’ birthdays, my friends’ kids’ birthdays, anniversaries, doctor’s appointments, deadline dates for camp registration, payment dates for kindergarten…you get it. Moms are like walking Libraries of Congress. At some point, we need to start sorting, classifying and organizing all that information to prevent a server crash and burn. This is where technology comes into play. Hooray for iPhone apps! There’s one in particular called Moms...

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Wee Web – Now a virtual baby record book

Suffice it to say that baby record keeping is not my forte. With four kids to keep track of, I figure it’s pretty good if I can remember their birth dates, let alone remind myself to record their first tooth or smile. But thanks to the new features at Wee Web, I’m redeeming myself for all the years of lax record keeping. If you’re not familiar with Wee Web check out our earlier review; it’s a very intuitive, secure web-based service that allows you to share photos, videos, and stories with friends and family whom you invite. Perfect for...

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An app to help you remember whats-his-name

I know all the tricks that are supposed to help you remember people’s names: Say it within 10 seconds of meeting someone, come up with a mnemonic, or what I most often resort to, never, ever use their name in conversation. Well here’s one more trick: A new iPhone app made to help you do this very thing. And it’s a lifesaver for moms like me. I soooo needed the Namecatcher which is designed to store the names of all those folks in your life, where you just draw a big blank. I’m thinking: My son’s roller hockey coach,...

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How to be undead in less than 5 minutes.

Whether you’re into True Blood, Vampire Diaries, or Twilight–and I’ll admit I adore all three–it’s impossible to escape the world’s ongoing fascination with all things dead and fangy. Whether you’re a vampire fan, too, or you just want to send freaky Halloween photos to your family I discovered an easy trick to vampirize your photos, no blood-drinking required. Just go to the photo editing site Picnik, register, and upload a photo. Under the create tab you’ll find an array of Halloween photo effects; apply Vampire Eyes, make yourself pasty/sparkly with Draculan Dermis, add fangs, and even give yourself some...

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