indie app of the day” width=”150″ height=”173″ class=”alignright size-full wp-image-366004″ /> List My Apps solves a very simple problem. We all love sharing what applications we use. It’s a sentiment I can understand. However, when people ask what apps you use and you have a list of 50, 100, or (in the case of this app guy), 200 or more applications, then listing them can get very tedious. List My Apps helps by creating the list of apps for you complete with links. That’s all it does and really that’s all it needs to do.
Here’s how it works. You open the apps and it’ll show you a list of all of your applications. You then use the drop down menu to select what kind of list you want it to print. You can choose from plain text, BBC code (for forums), HTML (for articles or article comments), Markdown, or you can define your own using the template editor if you’d prefer to use something else. It’s very simple to use and it’s effective in a number of different scenarios whether it be a comment on Google+ and Reddit or for use in an article if that’s what you do.
Of course you also get the ability to share your recommendations on social media should you want to. An interesting feature included is the ability to trade your recommendations for other people’s recommendations. If you’re getting a little tired of what you have, put your favorites on a list and swap it with someone else’s. It’ll give you some new stuff to try out and that’s a great way to explore the wonderful place that is the Google Play Store.
What is wrong with this app?
There aren’t many complaints when it comes to List My Apps. The app is simple and there really isn’t a lot of room for error. Every now and then someone will mention a small typo in exported lists but nothing that is so bad that it can’t be fixed manually in the template editor. Perhaps the only real problem is the inability to save a list to a file. When you create the list, you’ll have to share it somewhere. This can be worked around by using a cloud based service like Google Drive and creating a document there, but you can’t create a list and then save it to your device.
Overall, this is a simple and fun little app. It’s definitely not something that everyone needs all the time but it’s definitely an app to keep in mind in those instances when people ask you what apps you use. It’s highly rated, practically bug free, and very easy to use. You really can’t ask for much more in an app. If you want to try it out, click the button below!
I use Apple’s Reminders app to keep track of all kinds of things — to-dos I need to complete, items I need to pick up at the grocery store, movies I want to watch, and more. I can create reminders using Siri and, thanks to iCloud, I can access them on my iPhone, iPad or Mac. It’s almost a perfect solution. There’s just one feature I’d really love to see Apple add to the Reminders app in iOS 8 — the ability to share reminder lists right from my iPhone and iPad.
I have many lists inside Reminders that I’ve created over the past several years. I use Fantastical on my iPhone and both of my Macs. Since there isn’t an iPad version of Fantastical yet, I stick with the stock Reminders app there. Both sync back and forth perfectly and for the most part I have no complaints. Regardless what app I use to create a reminder or list in, they play nicely together and sync my stuff with little effort on my part.
While many of my lists only need to be accessed by me there are times when I need to share lists with other people, whether it be a shopping list, a kitchen remodeling checklist, or a packing list for vacation. Some are permanent and live within the Reminders app while others come and go with specific events and projects.
Currently the only way to do that — to share a Reminder list — is from the Mac or from iCloud.com. And that’s just not very convenient. My iPhone is with me everywhere I go. That’s the single best place for me to not only create lists and add items, but to share them on the go. That I can create lists but not share them from iOS makes it even more perplexing.
It also makes me wonder — how many people that don’t have Macs or don’t log into iCloud.com even realize they are able to share Reminders lists?
Features need to be where the users are and for Reminders, an app that started off on the iPhone and iPad, that’s where sharing needs to be!
Anyone else frustrated that Reminders lists can’t be shared from the iPhone or iPad?
Looking for a way to stay better organized with the help of your Android device? When it comes to location-based reminders, Google already has a solid system in place with Google Now, and of course Google Keep also has such functionality. But if for whatever reason you are looking for a third option, you might want to turn your attention towards Recollect.
Recollect is a new to-do app with a clean, easy to-use UI that is designed for smartphones running Android 4.0 or higher. Unfortunately it is not recommended for tablets, as there have been reports of graphical glitches when used with an Android tablet.
As you’ll see in the video below, Recollect’s main feature is its ability to set your tasks and reminders based on just about any location. You could have specific tasks that only give you notifications when you’re at home or the office, or even a specific task for when you walk into the supermarket or a big box retailer like Target.
Recollect is a nice looking app though its functionality is currently somewhat limited. The good news is that the developer plans to introduce several new features such as recurring tasks and reminders, checklists, backup and multi-device sync and true tablet support in the (hopefully) near future. Still, it’s hard to complain about this app, especially when you consider that it is absolutely free to use.
To check out the to-do app for yourself, be sure to head on over to Google Play.
Aside from its usual routine of reviews and device comparisons, Consumer Reports annually releases a “10 top electronics products” list towards the end of every year. Now the 2013 edition of the list has arrived.
The publication determines the top ten based on a variety of reasons, including a company’s ability to push technology or performance to new levels. So what kind of products made the list this year? Considering the American obsession with all things Apple, it should come as no surprise to see the Apple iPhone 5S make the list. in the Android camp, the LG G2 managed to steal the spotlight.
Consumer Reports notes that the G2 stands out thanks to its unique volume/power button placement, it’s “stunning 5.2-inch display and a battery that doesn’t know when to quit.” Additionally they mention special smartphone features such as auto answering when you hold the phone to your ear.
Ever since the LG Optimus G, it seems that LG has really been bringing its A-game when it comes to its higher-end Android devices, so it’s nice to see that the company’s efforts aren’t going unnoticed.
Besides the iPhone 5S and LG G2, most of the other products are cameras or televisions, though the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX and Google Chromecast also make the list. What do you think of the LG G2, do you agree that it is “top ten” material or do you believe another Android device would have been fit the bill here?
After a series of rumors and leaks that were followed by a delay caused by an apk leak, BlackBerry finally launched BBM for Android last week. The app began with a slow rollout that required a wait list. But even with that list, BlackBerry seems to have moved users through rather quickly. There was mention of 5 million users having downloaded the app shortly after launch, and now it looks like the next milestone has been achieved.
The folks at BlackBerry have dropped the wait list requirement. Basically, users can now sign up at will and begin chatting on BBM. This of course, comes along with further word of the 10 million milestone. While there was no specifics in terms of the number, the Play Store listing is showing the installs as being above the 10 million mark. Specifically, as sitting somewhere in the 10 – 50 million milestone.
While the initial release was something many had been waiting for, we cannot help but wonder how many of these 10 million (plus) installations will convert into regular users. Without trying to bash BlackBerry, or BBM by itself, we can say that we know more than a few personally who downloaded the app for the sole reason of getting a PIN and testing the app. And in that group, many of those have already uninstalled.
If you happen to fall into the category of actually using BBM, we would love to hear the reason. Catching up with older friends, catching up with friends that are still rocking a BlackBerry, or possibly BBM is offering something that other messaging platforms have yet to offer you personally. As for us, BBM seems solid enough, however while it was gone cross platform, there is one platform still missing — the desktop. Now, if we could just move past this fake review controversy.
Thanks to the leaked info, we learned that the tablet would retail for £349.99, which is about £30 more than the 16GB Samsung Nexus 10. Jumping forward to today, Android Central brings us a second inventory screenshot pointing again towards the Asus Nexus 10, this time from the UK retailer Currys.
Like yesterday’s sighting, the tablet is listed with a price tag of £349.99. Unlike the PC World inventory screen, this listing specifically states the storage size for this model as 16GB.
Beyond that, we really learn nothing new here.
While neither retail listing gives us too many details, two sightings so close to one another certainly help legitimize the idea of an Asus Nexus 10 tablet.
IF the Asus Nexus 10 is real, what can we expect from it? While we don’t know for sure, we’d imagine the tablet would come with a Snapdragon 800 CPU, at least 2GB RAM and a high resolution display (maybe 2560 x 1600?). It also seems likely that the new Nexus 10 would feature Android 4.4 KitKat.
As for when Google plans to release it, it’s possible that the tablet could be unveiled alongside the Nexus 5 in mid-October - though that’s just speculation on our part. Anyone still hoping for a Samsung Nexus 10 refresh, or does the idea of an Asus Nexus 10 sound good to you?
Mountain View yesterday at Google I/O announced something very exciting: Google Play Games services. At the time of this writing, the new Play Games features have only been integrated in a small handful of games, but we should see more integration as time goes on.
There’s only a few games that have implemented the new features, including popular titles like World of Goo, Triple Town, Plague Inc., Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, and Beach Buggy Blitz.
Not every game you come across in the Google Play Store is going to offer the new Play Games features. ”We won’t make it a mandatory exercise, or have any certification process around it,” Google lead product manager Greg Hartrell told Engadget. “We create fantastic services that allow developers to create these great game experiences, and help promote their discovery, help retain their users and keep them engaged.”
As much as I’d like to see the Play Games services become a mandatory implementation, it’d at least be nice to see a category in the Play Store that showed you which games are using the new APIs. In the meantime, Droid Gamers has a forum thread with all the games using the new services, which will be updated “until it becomes impossible to do so”.
Are you excited to see more games implement Google’s new Play Games services? Do you think it should be a requirement for all games to implement the new games services? Let everyone know in the comments!
On Tuesday, March 26, T-Mobile will flip the switch on its LTE network in seven cities across the US. See the list here.
It took them forever (plus a botched sale attempt to AT&T), but the fine folks at T-Mobile are finally ready to light up their Long Term Evolution network. The grand opening will happen on March 26, and we’ll be accompanied by the official launch of T-Mobile’s new Uncarrier branding and new unsubsidized plans.
While the details of the Uncarrier campaign have been thoroughly leaked already, we didn’t know until now the markets where T-Mobile will first roll out its 4G LTE network. Today, that final mystery has been dispelled, thanks to a report from the guys at TMoNews that lists the seven cities that will get T-Mobile LTE on March 26:
Las Vegas, NV
San Jose, CA
Kansas City, MO
If you own a Galaxy Note 2 from T-Mo or if you brought your own LTE device to the network, you’ll get to experience high-speed wireless speeds without lifting a finger. Another way to get in is to wait for the launch of the Galaxy S4 or the HTC One, two great LTE handsets slated for release in late April.
We’ve had clues about some of the markets in this list (Las Vegas for instance, since CES in January), but confirmation is always welcomed. Now, all we have to do is wait till Tuesday for the official details.
Out of nowhere, Google on Wednesday announced a “second spring cleaning,” which means more Google projects will be shut down, including the Google Reader web app that’s so popular with some crowds, including tech writers such as ourselves.
Google Reader will be available until July 1, so users still have over three months to secure the services of a different feed reader. They’ll also be able to export their Google Reader data via Google Takeout and continue using it with other software.
Hardcore Reader users will certainly protest against Google’s decision to terminate this particular program, but apparently there aren’t that many Reader users left, otherwise the company would have kept it in place:
We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. We’re sad too.
There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience.
And then there’s this need to focus on fewer projects that we’ve seen with Google starting with fall 2011. Including the new round of project cancelations, Google will have killed 70 projects once this second spring cleaning ends .
Let’s hear it from you, Reader users, what software will you choose as your next feed reader? What apps are you using on your Android device to keep up with your feeds?
Ulyanovsk, Russian Federation – Skript, LLC, the mobile applications development company from Ulyanovsk, detaches the team of its most successful project Kupi baton! and makes it a separate entity. (Outside Russia and CIS countries Kupi baton! is known as Buy Me a Pie!). The main aim of this detachment is to concentrate the team’s efforts on improving the product and its further worldwide promotion.
Sergey Bulaev, the application ideologist, founder and co-owner of Skript, LLC and Buffer Bay, will be the startup’s CEO. Dmitry Zhukov, previously known as a co-founder and art director of the Turbomilk studio in Samara, will take the position of art director.
The grocery list, Kupi baton! first appeared in the Russian App Store on May 31, 2011. The main idea of the app is sharing lists among devices through cloud synchronization. Along with the application a web-interface was launched for desktop users. The app soon got popular among Russian users and was ranked in the Top 15 of the Russian App Store paid applications for several months. In January, 2012, Apple chose Kupi baton! as the App of the Week in the Russian App Store.
In July, 2011 Kupi baton! entered the worldwide market under the name Buy Me a Pie!. In the autumn of 2012, the app became the most popular grocery list for iPhone in the USA and many European countries, leaving behind the app named Shopping list, its nearest competitor. Currently, the team is about to launch the Android version of the app and plans to continue working on the version for iPhone and iPad.
Dmitry Zhukov, Skript Art Director says, “There is still a lot of ways to improve the app design. It must look and work like native iPhone and iPad apps. I plan to make this excellent product even more beautiful and handier. I believe, Kupi baton! is a must-have for everyone, and we ought to create the best of the best applications for all platforms, mobile and desktop. The company’s design department should become a place where every designer wants to work.”
Sergey Bulaev, Skript CEO syas, “Creating this simplest and handiest grocery list in the world, we could not even imagine how popular it will get. Daily, 30-41 million US people shop in the grocery store. Taking into account that 46% of US citizens use smartphones and about 80% use coupons to save some money, we understand that we have about 15 million prospective customers a day. And this is just in the USA. We are ready to take a dominant position in this market with our disruptive product. To be successful in this, the team should be maximally focused on one single project, so detaching of the Kupi baton! team into a separate entity seems to be the only right decision.”
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 27.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Grocery List – Buy Me a Pie! 2.9.2 is only .99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. AQ free version is also available from iTunes.
Skript, LLC, an Information Technology leader and creator of some of the world’s top productivity and gaming applications for the iPhone and iPad. Known best for creating top iOS apps including ‘Kupi baton!’ aka ‘Buy Me a Pie!’, ‘Eagle Eye’ and ‘Magic Attention Booster’, Skript, LLC is only a recent entrant into the iOS development market; since 2003, Skript has been specializing predominantly in the development and enhancement of its own and others’ high load international portals, which are integrated with new media. Copyright (C) 2012 Skript, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.