Do you spend way too much time on Facebook? Does it seem like it takes forever just to go through your newsfeed? Do you wish there was an easy way to filter out the junk and only see the good stuff? GoGoGabi.com is a mobile app that filters and sorts your Facebook content, letting you scroll through ranked results of the most relevant, popular, and controversial posts. According to Gabi:
We all used Facebook to communicate messages about our lives and opinions to our social networks. We consider it the best, most fundamental social network for visual communicators. We wanted a way to support and redefine it. We started Gabi with a simple idea: to surface the top content from our Facebook feeds. To see only the best stuff. We also wanted a new way of interacting with Facebook, an intuitive way to filter and sort content.
You can like and comment directly from the Gabi app. Gabi also has a blog.
With the plethora of apps available in the iPhone app market, are you still having a hard time finding exactly what you want because it doesn’t exist yet? Do you wish someone would tell you when the app you’re looking for becomes available so you don’t have to keep searching for it? AppAlerts.com is a web service you can sign up for that alerts you when iPhone apps that your interested in (based on keywords) become available. According to Daily AppAlerts:
AppAlerts is an instant alert service that notifies you when a new iPhone app is released matching your specific keywords. It’s like an “always-on” search engine constantly scanning new iPhone app releases and notifying you when a new app matches your interests. You can create an AppAlert by simply entering a keyword for a topic that interest you and clicking on “Create an AppAlert”. We do the searching and notify you instantly when there’s a match.
Categories include: Books, Business, Catalogs, Education, Entertainment, Finance, Games, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Medical, Music, Navigation, News, Photo & Video, Productivity, Reference, Social Networking, Sports, Travel, Utilities, and Weather. App alerts can be sent to your phone or email. AppAlerts has an app for iPhone.
Do find using the small touch screen or keypad on your mobile phone to be a real pain sometimes? Do you wish could just use your computer to accomplish your mobile phone tasks? Would you prefer to send text messages with a full-sized keyboard? Phonedeck.com is an app for mobile and smart phones that lets you manage and backup you mobile device’s calls, messages, contacts, and more on your computer, with an easy to use cloud-based dashboard. According to Phonedeck:
Phonedeck is an easy-to-use webservice that allows you to manage your mobile phone remotely from your computer. Phonedeck streamlines communication, providing a one-stop portal where you can make and receive calls, read and write SMS, maintain an exhaustive list of all your contacts and get analysis of your phone usage behavior – all from the big screen of your computer. You can use Phonedeck to: get notification of incoming calls on your computer; start a call remotely from your computer without picking up your phone; automatically update your contacts from email, Facebook and LinkedIn (coming soon); read and write SMS on the big screen using your computer keyboard; get meaningful insight into your phone communication behavior; never forget to charge your phone with your device’s battery status highlighted on your computer; and locate your misplaced phone with just one click.
Phonedeck currently has apps for Android and Series 40, but apps for Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows Phone are coming soon.
Do you find navigating the huge markets for smart phone apps to be a little intimidating? With a sea of great apps that do everything imaginable, do you still have a hard time finding that one app to do the specific task that you need done? Chomp.com is an online search engine for apps that helps you navigate the massive smart phone app markets to quickly find useful apps to fulfill your app needs. According to Chomp:
Chomp is the search engine that finds the apps you want… Chomp is designed to help all users easily navigate the vast library of apps for whatever device you’re on… Chomp’s proprietary algorithm learns the functions and topics of apps, so you can search based on what apps do, not just what they’re called. Try searching for “puzzle games”, “kids games”, “expense trackers”, “tip calculators” or “chat” and start finding great apps.
You can search for iPhone, iPad, and Android apps. You can also browse Free Apps of the Day, Trending Apps, All Time Greats, On Sale, Top Twitter Apps, and New Apps. There are ratings, reviews, and descriptions for each app. Chomp also has an app itself for iPhone or Android, and a blog.
Would you like to learn a second language but don’t have the time or find the idea overwhelming? Do you wish there was a fun easy way to learn languages a little bit at a time? MindSnacks.com is an app for smart-phones and tablets that helps you learn different languages with fun mini-games. According to MindSnacks:
MindSnacks builds delightful educational games for learners of all ages. We believe that education is unnecessarily associated with blandness and we’re here to change that with our products… MindSnacks delivers learning in bite-sized lessons that can be accessed anywhere at anytime. Through games and our unique algorithm, we’re able to teach languages in a fun and unique way that really helps you learn! …Each app includes a variety of addictive mini-games that teach vocabulary, writing, reading and listening skills to foreign language learners.
MindSnacks is currently available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, but is looking to add Android apps soon. There are apps covering: French, German, Chinese, SAT Vocab, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and English. MindSnacks also has a blog.
Do you love your smart-phone or tablet and all the great apps it is has? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed browsing the enormous app markets looking for great new apps? Do you wonder if there is an awesome app out there that you missed somehow? GreatApps.com is a website that highlights 15 of the best new apps for smart-phones and tablets every day. According to Great Apps:
There are over 1,000,000 apps available for mobile phones and tablets. In addition, countless new apps are made available daily, especially at the App Store and the Android Market. Whether it’s for games, business, weather, sports, shopping, finance, music, travel, news or education; there is an app for everyone… To provide the best user experience and to preserve individuality, we only allow up to 15 new apps to be displayed daily.
Platforms supported include: iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Palm, Symbian, Windows, Blackberry, and webOS. You can search for apps by platform, category, free vs. paid, keyword, or a combination of these. You can also sign up to receive email app alerts.
Do you find it frustrating to sift through all the web tools available on the interwebs to find an app that works well and fits your needs? mevvy.com is an online directory of only the best internet tools and apps in a format that helps you quickly find what you’re looking for. According to mevvy:
Have you ever spent hours searching for the ideal slideshow maker? Website creator? Analytics tool? File sharing option? This is about to change… mevvy features the largest database of the most powerful tools available on the internet. You can stop trying to find the tool that works best for you. We already have it.
Categories include: Analytics, Email, File Sharing, Just For Fun, Money, Music, Photos, Print, Profile, Security, Social Media, Tasks, Text, Video, and Website. Internet tools can also be searched for or browsed alphabetically. mevvy is taking suggestions so if you know of a great app not yet listed send it in.
Are you looking for some new apps for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device? Do you find it difficult to navigate through the huge app markets to find exactly what you’re looking for? Appolicious.com and its sister site AndroidApps.com are websites that make it easy to find the mobile apps you need and love, with reviews, lists, articles, and much more. According to Appolicious:
Appolicious is the place to discover and share the latest and best iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android apps through social recommendations as well as reviews from users and our editorial team – ten new app articles per day with two video reviews. Find, share, and review apps in categories such as Games, Education, and Travel, or browse user-created lists of apps for anything from astronomy to karaoke. Get the best app recommendations based on what apps you already own, the apps the people you follow own, and what kinds of apps you’re interested in when you join Appolicious.
Appolicious is divided into the following sections: Directory, Recommended, Build your library, News, Reviews, Lists, and Best apps. Apps can be searched for or browsed by category. Appolicious doesn’t sell apps but there are links for every app on the site.
Are you tired of paying for software? Do you like the idea of free open-source software, but aren’t sure what to get? Are you worried that free software might come with adware or spyware? OpenSourceWindows.org and OpenSourceMac.org are online lists of the best free open source software for Windows and Apple computers. According to Open Source Windows:
Free and open-source software is good for you and for the world. This is the best Windows software that we know of. No adware, no spyware, just good software… Open Source Windows is a simple list of the best free and open source software for Windows. We aren’t trying to be a comprehensive listing of every open-source Windows application, instead we want to showcase the best, most important, and easiest to use. This page should be a handy reference and a useful tool for getting more people to start using free and open-source software.
Want open-source apps for your iPhone? There is also OpenSourceiPhoneSoftware.com.
Have you recently updated some software but like the old version better? Do you wish you could have it back? OldApps.com is a website that provides free downloads of old software which currently includes 2843 old versions of 194 programs. According to OldApps.com:
While most web-sites provide downloads of current versions, OldApps.com caters to a different market of interest by providing older versions of the same useful programs. Often newer versions are more complicated to use and we understand that it is hard to find older, more user-friendly versions of popular software… As software updates are being released more frequently, not every computer is able to keep up with the minimum requirements of new software; OldApps.com hopes that we can provide a means to circumvent this problem. Many users with slow Internet connections may want to attain a leaner program to avoid the common frustrations associated with the increasingly larger sizes of modern programs.
Categories include: Audio, Browsers, CD DVD Tools, Drivers, Developer Tools, Email Clients, File Archivers, File Sharing, FTP Clients, Image Editing, Messengers, Office/Editing, Security, Utilities, Video, and Mac Old Versions. OldApps.com also includes discussion forums.