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Apps: Utilities

Best Utility Apps

Best of the Best


#1 Alarm Clock Pro


($.99, app2.me/4099: 


Free version, app2.me/4100)

Alarm Clock ProTurn your device into a beautiful digital clock with gorgeous themes and an alarm clock that sings your favorite tunes.



2. Barcode Scanner


($.99, app2.me/2901)



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Beep Me! Better than Calendar for quick reminders

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I love Apple and they usually get things right, but the Calendar app leaves a bit to be desired.  I often have to enter quick reminders and the built-in app can be cumbersome.  For example, if I need to check the oven in one hour, I should be able to set a reminder to do that without having to tweak dials to set a clock for an hour from now.  Why can't I just touch a button that says "+1 hour" and be done?



All Purpose LED Light 2.0 - helpful in any situation

All Purpose LED Light 2.0 - helpful in any situation

New York, New York - AppAnnex LLC is proudly announcing All Purpose LED Light 2.0, the most utilitarian and versatile LED Light in the whole App Store. The application combines several utility applications utilizing the power of the iPhone4 LED into one convenient package for a single price.
 


iRad -- app actually uses the camera to measure radiation

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I hope I don't ever have a need for this app. iRad ($5.99) uses an algorithm to detect gamma and X rays passing through the camera chip. It takes up to an hour to get an accurate measurement. The app uses your location to post the measurements taken by you and others on a map — basically a way of crowdsourcing radioactive hotspots around the world. You need to occlude the camera while your device is taking the measurement, but for the iPhone 4 that's as simple as placing your phone on a flat, opaque table. It's amazing what people come up with.



If you’re happy and you know it: Queen Mary researchers launch new iPhone app

If you’re happy and you know it: Queen Mary researchers launch new iPhone app

If you’re happy and you know it: Queen Mary researchers launch new iPhone app

Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have launched a new iPhone app which tells people how happy people are around them, and what they are happy about.


App Review - System Status

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Do you want to look at your iDevice's memory usage and be able to tell if your system is running error free? How about checking how long your iDevice has been turned on and used by you during the day? With Techet's System Status -- device activity monitor app, you can. This is the ultimate iDevice system information utility -- which tracks, monitors and even assists in finding the most efficient way to run your iDevice. It does this by showing you an event log and allows you to monitor a wide range of task running in the background of your system.



What I played this week - Here a clock, there a clock!

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Clock apps are popping up all over, and though I didn't have much time this week (pun intended) to play my 2 current fav games in the app world--namely Jet Car Stunts, and Pinball Magic (alas, I completed all the tracks in Paper Racer)--I did have time to check out 2 new clock apps and a cool flying game. Globaclock is an interesting way to keep world time zones straight, and Talking Jelly Clock is just, well weird. Breitling Reno Air Races is mucho 3-D racing fun...!



New Presentation Control App - FCRemote For Presentation

New Presentation Control App - FCRemote For Presentation

With FCRemote for Presentation, you will have all the control capabilities you might need to control your Powerpoint presentation from the iPhone, the apps that are currently available for this purpose focuses only on the regular control features without taking into consideration the most important feature the app must have, which is giving the user as maximum focus as possible on the presented materials & audience while controlling presentations. With FCRemote, we are giving you the ability to control powerpoint presentation without loosing you focus on the presented materials & audience.


Measures HD 1.0.0 - iPad version of the popular conversion utility

Measures HD 1.0.0 - iPad version of the popular conversion utility

Stein, Germany - Neuwert-Media is pleased to announce the release of Measures HD 1.0.0, an iPad version their popular unit conversion utility which was previously available only on the iPhone and iPod touch. Measures is designed with a focus on usability. The range of conversions offered can suit everybody from a college student to a seasoned engineer or scientist. Travelers will then find currency and cloth sizes conversions very useful. Since the amount of included categories and units might be overwhelming for a casual user, the items which are not required can be deactivated through a settings menu.


Quick Track HD Release for the iPad

Quick Track HD Release for the iPad

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

   B-AppDev releases event-tracking app for the iPad

 

Quick Track HD now available in Apple’s App Store

 

GRAPEVINE, TX – July 26th, 2011 – B-AppDev today announced that their event-tracking app, Quick Track HD, is now available exclusively iPad.  Quick Track HD quickly lets you capture events with notes, date and time.  It provides views to see how many times an event have happened on a daily, weekly, monthly, or a detail view of all events.  It also allows easy editing or removal of events. 

 


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