Recent App Reviews
As the “App Revolution” continues to gain steam, users are beginning to expect that there’s an app for just about anything they want to do. While there are apps for virtually every niche or mainstream aspect of a user’s personal life, there’s a significant void when it comes to apps for a user’s professional life—especially as it relates to large corporate environments. Information workers continue to do more and more of their job while they’re on the go.
The ability to develop clear and meaningful conversations often hinges on the first thing you say. If you can spark a relationship based on awareness, common understanding, or a philosophical viewpoint, you have a better chance of achieving your business and personal objectives.
Being “in the know” is a critical business requirement these days. The emergence of real-time social networks challenges professional workers to be “always-on” and aware of everything that’s happening in their business segment.
With over 2,000 business apps available, how do you find the essential ones—the few that will handle most of what you need to do and integrate them into your business life in a SOHO (Small Office or Home Office)? Here’s a rundown on the three apps I use most often.
Free (subscription and user fees for certain calls); skype.com/mobile
I have found that my iPhone is an invaluable aid in my work as a Baptist minister. This article describes a typical day in my personal and professional life.
6:45 a.m.—My iPhone wakes me up so I can take my son to school. On the way, we open the Mantis Bible Study (Free; mantis bible.com), a great little app that allows us to read a verse of scripture on the way to school. I really like the app’s daily Bible reading tracker, which reveals progress in your Bible reading.
An old joke asks, “How can you tell that there’s a Navy pilot in the room?” The answer is, “Don’t worry, he’ll tell you.” My name is Chris and I am a pilot in the United States Navy. (For security reasons, I’m going to leave my last name and rank off this article.) I have flown in different combat theaters around the world, but have most recently been assigned as a Primary Flight Instructor for students learning to fly on the T-34C Turbo-Mentor. My job has been to teach the brand new guys off the street how to takeoff, land, fly aerobatics, and fly in formations.
The two hardware accessories discussed in this article are awesome stand-alone products, but each comes with an iPhone component that helps make your life easier and more enjoyable.
Lexmark Interact S605 Printer and LexPrint app
Printer $199.99; LexPrint app Free; lexmark.com
Lexmark recently announced its new line of “All-In-One” inkjet printers, including the Interact S605. This printer features a full color, 4.3 inch LCD touch screen for controlling the printer functions.
There are so many apps for out there for women. Our focus for this article is to bring light to some apps relating to reproductive health and issues that we think many women can find useful on a day-to-day basis. These apps make busy lives easier and most importantly, healthier. They make tracking your period and pregnancy a breeze. As parents of four, we know the apps for pregnancy are invaluable and so easy to use. For any woman trying to become pregnant or already pregnant, these apps are for you!
Women track their periods for numerous reasons. Some women might be trying to become pregnant, while others are trying to track the symptoms of PMS.
When I was young, all I needed to know was "never accept candy from strangers." Today, that seems to be the least of our worries. Fortunately, the tools we have available to protect ourselves and the ones we love are more powerful…and more mobile than ever before.