There’s nothing like hanging out with good friends or family and capturing those priceless moments that’ll last a lifetime. If you’re anything like me, you’re always swiping through party or event photos to share online. Whether it’s selfies, usies or group photos, most people are still stuck sharing photos the archaic, old-fashioned way via text or email.
But what if you could share high quality photos, quickly and without compromising your private contact information? With FotoSwipe, you simply swipe the photo from one device to another to share seamlessly.
Imagine you are out with a group of friends at a party and you’ve taken a dozen photos of the evening. Your friends all want copies, but texting each of them twelve photos would take hours. Sometimes, I’m so engrossed in living in the moment that I forget to immediately share group photos. With FotoSwipe, everyone in your group can get your photos in seconds!
FotoSwipe is a secure, photo sharing app that allows you to share photos or videos between iOS or Android smartphones or tablets by simply “swiping” using your finger from one device to the next. Sharing is easy! Simply place the two phones next to each other and launch FotoSwipe on both. Select the photo/video you want to share and drag it from your screen to the receiver’s screen. The photo will be copied instantly.
FotoSwipe isn’t just the easiest way to instantly share photos and videos with people near you, it’s also a great way to transfer photos too. In addition to sharing photos with friends, I use FotoSwipe to transfer photos between all my handheld devices including my iPad, Amazon Fire tablet and Samsung tablet.
If you’ve tuned into the news or have checked social media within the latest hour, Paris is under siege with six different locations almost simultaneously under deadly attacks. The national borders of Paris has been shut down & Paris is now under a state of emergency. Drenched in chaos and countless people paralyzed with fear, some people are turning to social media to share news of their safety and the latest reports of explosions and deadly shootings across Paris.
If you are in Paris, and need somewhere safe to stay, or can offer a safe haven. Parisiens are using hashtag #PorteOuverte. Stay safe. X
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) November 13, 2015
During this unprecedented attack, many are concerned for their friends and loved ones in Paris & have no way to account for their safety. This has me wondering how I would react if thrown in case of an emergency. How would I connect with family and friends if cell phone, internet, or landline phones don’t work? There are sites and apps that help you prepare, plan and stay informed for emergencies, discover them and create a safety plan for you and your family below.
Ready.gov is a national site designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and terrorist disasters. This site was created and shares updates to encourage the public to increase the level of basic preparedness in case of untimely emergency.
Guardly: Users can instantaneously connect with friends and family in emergencies with Guardly. With a few taps, users can dial for help or send out an alert. Triggering an alert enables real-time location tracking. Users can also capture and send photos to mobile contacts or authorities in non-threatening emergencies. On the app’s map, users can see which friends and family members are nearby. Another in-app defense lets students sound off a blaring siren to “deter would-be attackers” and “signal for help.” (Free on iPhone, Android and Blackberry app with $1.99 monthly subscription or $19.99 one-year subscription. App comes with a few free features.)
MyForce: The subscription-based MyForce app puts an emergency alert system in your pocket. Tap to send a call for help when you sense danger. By hitting the app’s bright red button, you’ll trigger a discreet alarm. Once the alert is triggered, MyForce will start recording your call and pinpoint your present location. The monitoring operator who you connect with will determine it’s an emergency and call 911. Your emergency contacts will also be alerted. Free iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphone app (with monthly subscription).
Circle Of 6: The Circle of 6 app is designed to help users out of dangerous situations. On the app, users should connect the phone numbers of up to six family members or friends. In dangerous situations, users can safely send a mass message for help. By pressing the car icon, users send out a text complete with current GPS location. Your safety network will get your message and can plan for pickup. Users can also call 911 from within the app. Free iPhone and Android.
There’s no better time to think about preparing for safety and create a communication plan with your family and friends using the apps and website listed. Share this article with friends and family today. Do you have an emergency plan in place? Share your thoughts below!
Have you ever wanted to take the leap into the career of your dreams, but needed a little guidance along the way? Discover some of our favorite apps to help you finally launch your website/blog, one to help you create A++ photos, a calendar app that focuses on your free time, an efficient meeting planner and a way for traveling parents to build relationships with their little ones. Check ‘em out below, then get to downloading!
Weebly: You busy girls with a full-time job that have always dreamed of having your very own business or blog on the side, that’s now easily attainable! With the site developer platform’s relaunched, all-devices app, you can efficiently (and almost effortlessly) set up your online shop, website or blog in minutes via the app’s drag-and-drop feature. Your site will look customized and flawless without the need for coding. Once your site goes live you’ll be able to manage sales, events, your site’s comments, traffic, etc. in real time, directly from the app. Who knows, your digital space may blow up and you could be turning this side gig into a full-time career in no time. Free on iOS + Android
Invite: Finding a mutually agreeable time to meet with a group is always tricky. Well, those days are over thanks to this app. Suggest a time to your group, invite others to select their available time(s) and then the most agreed-upon time slot wins. Voila! Meeting management just got hella efficient. Free on iOS
HomeTeam: Traveling moms + dads, etc., This is the app for you! Like a next generation of Skype, this app helps to improve family connectivity when families aren’t together IRL. By combining video calls with games and books, you can communicate with the littlest family members no matter how many miles apart you are physically. First month free, $8.99/month on iOS + Android
Free Time 2: Most calendar apps focus on showing us all the times we’re too busy for activities — this is not one of those traditional apps. Instead, it works with your current calendar so you’re able to quickly see your free time and share your availability with anyone to make scheduling fun extracurricular activities (or just some chill time) instantly. $1.99 on iOS
Relonch: If you’ve always felt like your Instagram snaps could use a little professional help, look no further. This photo assistant app helps you create perfect snaps every single time by simply following tips from the pros. By using guidelines to help you come up with photo ideas, composition lines, shooting positions, etc. and choosing an occasion to follow a stencil idea, you’ll be recreating winning shots to up your ‘gram game in no time. Prepare for total Instagram domination. Free on iOS
Now that you’re equipped with a few new apps to help you on your road to entrepreneurship, which apps are you excited about downloading first? Share your thoughts below!
Looking for the best way to step up your business productivity? There’s no better time to evaluate your professional strategy and it all starts with going mobile! The world of business is a very demanding place – pressure to perform well and climb the corporate ladder is everywhere, schedules are hectic, and it’s easy to be disorganized if we don’t plan things well. Our schedules account for a lot of things for the business, travel to meetings, and to grow and maintain a network of clients, suppliers, and more. You don’t have to be overwhelmed, simply utilize some of the top apps business professionals use and begin to make your life a whole lot easier. Discover just a few of our favorite apps below!
Building a network is one of the most important steps in being successful in business, and LinkedIn is one of the best business apps for professionals. The app has the same functions as the website has, like discussing in your groups, and checking out people’s profiles, but the platform and format is tailored for the iPhone so it is more easy and comfortable to use. Whether you are a new college graduate or a seasoned vet of your industry, the LinkedIn app is a must have.
This app helps you store and organize your business cards. By utilizing the iPhone’s camera, it recognizes the information on the business card and stores the data to its address book. All you have to do is take a picture of the business card, and Camcard will extract the name, address, and other contact information. It’s useful when you have a lot of business cards and you do not want to bring them everywhere you go.
If you are managing business expenses, or you just want to effectively manage your budget and resources, Expensify is a great app to use. It can store and track your receipts and easily make expense reports. It also tracks mileage for business or personal travel.
For expenses, you take a picture of the receipt and then choose the report where the receipt will be accounted (in which report and category). It is the most convenient app for creating expense reports and will save you from a lot of stress.
One of the best apps for business professionals who regularly travel, TripIt in itself is very unique. You send an confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will send you a detailed itinerary of your trip before you leave. This app can locate and manage hotel check ins, car and other rental services and all the things that go along with travel. You can also sync your trips to your other organizing apps, and edit them. There’s a paid and free version of TripIt, but either way, it is highly recommended app for business or personal travels.
This app does one of the most important things in business – which is enabling you to easily and conveniently put your signature to documents such as contracts, receipts, reports, agreements, and papers in PDF. SignEasy saves you from a lot of headaches on having to scan your signatures and place them on documents because you can do it directly through the app. This is for every business professional who wishes to sign documents and store them in a fast and easy way.
Some of these apps are free and some have a price, but one things is sure – these apps will surely be of great use as you continue in your business. Life will be more convenient and you can focus more on doing great in your company and other important things. What apps are you currently using for corporate or your small business ventures? Share your favorite apps in the comment section below!
Move Over Cuffing Season, There’s A New Dating App In Town, Style Blogger Illustrations + More Apps To Download This Week!September 25th, 2015 by Tech Staff
Looking for a few cool apps that’ll make your iPhone or Android more in tune with your lifestyle? From a kinda new dating app to ensure a cuddle-worthy cuffing season to an app that’ll keep you looking chic in illustrations that’ll last a lifetime – we’ve got your favorite apps in our weekly round up below. From the coolest messaging hack to your new favorite photo filter, check out this week’s can’t-miss apps.
Willow: Fall is here, cuffing season is in the air and this particular pairing app has been causing quite a stir. Willow wants to be Tinder for people who are over Tinder (isn’t everyone over Tinder?) by making the experience more about your personality than a handful of pictures. You create a profile and then ask up to three questions for others to answer. Qs are tagged so you can find and answer other Qs that might lead you to the love of your life. Or you’ll just have fun answering Qs like an old fwded email quiz… Free on iOS
Darkroom: Another buzzy download to tap its way into the App Store this week just might be vying for iPhone photo filter favorite VSCO cam’s top spot. Darkroom is a photo editing app for iOS that opens up your entire camera roll (no import necessary) to edit in a Photoshop lite-like suite where you can DIY your own filters and strike the perfect tones for your pics with their handy Curves tool. Sharing photos on white backgrounds directly to Instagram is an NBD little bonus that could help streamline the photo apps on your phone. Free on iOS + $2.99 add-on for “Curves”
Metamorphabet: From dating apps to kiddy apps, we’re really going full circle for today’s What’s App-ening. This educational app is just about the coolest way to teach your little ones the ABCs — we’re actually considering just like, taking a quick afternoon to brush up on ours. Here, letters transform into different words that help explain and explore the alphabet with dazzling illustrations – $3.99 on iOS
Chic Sketch: Confession — NYFW wasn’t quite the big deal this month, since it’s become more influenced by street style influencers than ever before, this is the perfect #OOTD-obsessed bloggers everywhere. It lets you upload pics and submits them to be sketched by a fashion illustrator. How insanely awesome is that?! Free on Android and iOS
Summer has barely settled in and we’re already celebrating its’ untimely end. There’s no reason why you can’t celebrate your summer with full vigor and use a few handy apps to help you make the most of your holiday weekend. Check out the best new (and not so new) apps that’ll help you ring in the end of summer holiday fun below!
FLIO: Traveling this holiday weekend? Long layovers have met their dream app in the form of this sneaky download that annihilates the need to sign into WiFi in airports, skipping right to the step of a free connection. They also throw in the added bonus of info about the city you’re in and even discounts for food and duty-free goodies. Free on iOS
Dot: This sweet little addition to your smartphone is a whole new way to answer the question, “where are you?” and an even better way to answer “where have you been?” The app lets you plot points of interest on a map — anything from your secret picnic spot to your top bagel place to your the city street art that gives you the feels to your favorite place to get caught in the rain with piña coladas. Make your dots a series to inspire a stranger’s walking tour or to show your friends visiting from out of town all the underground, just-for-you hotspots. Free on iOS
Anti Mosquito – Sonic Repeller: Just in case you have a plan for a picnic or outdoor camping fun, this app could be a lifesaver. No, this app doesn’t emit a spritz of Deet every few minutes, it claims to keep lady mosquitos (the ones hungry for humans) at bay with a buzzing sonic repeller. The Today show tested it out and, whoa, it did not work (watch the gross video here). Reviews are split in the App Store, so we wouldn’t recommend going into the great outdoors with just this. Free for iOS
YPlan: You know that friend that you don’t hang out with all the time, but when it’s time to party, you’re like, “Yo, girl, wuz up?” This is that app. But even better. It’s a going out gateway that wants to hook you up in the moment so you have a good tonight, every night. Open it up and it offers ideas and a two-tap purchase system for events nearby, happening that night. A couple coworkers and I used it to nab tickets to an after hours science museum event this week, and right this second, I could go get a flight of beer and apps (the other kind of apps) for only $19 at a brewery in my ‘hood. Free for Android and iOS
Companion: “Text me when you get home” is a common sign off among friends after a night out, even if you regularly fall asleep before you send that dancing girl emoji/had so much fun tonight, girl assurance. In its second version but buzzy in the last couple weeks thanks to back to school, Companion is a simple app that wants to make sure you never walk home alone again by signaling to selected contacts that you’re okay. Plug in your destination, pick your people and the app will ask you if you’re okay along the way. If you don’t respond your “Companion” gets a heads up. If you need more than best friend backup, there’s also a direct line to the police. While we wouldn’t necessarily recommend walking around with your smartphone out if you already feel unsafe, this is at least a much better option than Spotify. Free on Android and iOS
What new apps are you looking forward to taking advantage of this weekend? Share your favorite holiday apps in the comments section below!
According to Fast Company, there are over half a million new businesses (530,000) created each month. That’s a whole lot of entrepreneurs!
I realized at an early age that the entrepreneur lifestyle was for me. In 3rd grade, I made the decision that there would be no one who could out match my hustle. Almost 30 years and 5 businesses later, I’ve been recognized as a top leader among my career peers, featured in business magazines and held public speaking forums across the country on the art of the entrepreneur enterprise.
Let’s face it, the entrepreneur life ain’t for everyone, there are long hours, private ideation sessions, and plenty of research required to build a successful business – and then there are business secrets that’ll help you avoid the mistakes of others and expedite your road to success. What’s the secret to Divas And Dorks’ success? Discover secret apps in my arsenal that fuels this successful business and discover why they’re secret apps every entrepreneur needs to succeed below!
Pennies Personal Money, Budget And Finance Manager: If you can’t keep your personal finances in order, how do you expect to get your business budget together? Budgeting shouldn’t be hard work or boring. That’s why in Pennies you won’t find any charts, graphs or complicated diagrams. It’s personal finance made easy, it’s your money made simple. Should you spend or should you save? Pennies shows your spending and finance health with bold colours, helping you slow down or speed up to keep you on track. (Download Pennies App)
Shoeboxed: Get rid of your binders, folders and archaic filing systems and go digital (and green!) with Shoeboxed. Paper, receipts, business cards, forms, books = unnecessary clutter on my desk. There were days in the past where I simply wanted to take it all and trash it in one swift sweep of my arm over the top of my desk. This gem of a tool let’s you easily scan, take pictures using your mobile device, or even send them via snail mail anything and everything that you would like to save but not necessarily keep on your desk or in a drawer. (Download your free trial of Shoeboxed today)
Evernote: Evernote is my lifesaver and enables me to work more productively. First, what I love about it is that it works both for my personal and business life, and helps me manage the operational pieces of both. Also, I use it on the go. Life is fast and busy for all of us, and Evernote lets me carry everything with me. Wherever I go, I have all the information, checklists, and notes I need. It’s always there for me 24/7. (Download Evernote app)
Moleskine Timepage: The most elegant calendar for your pocket and wrist, Timepage is a calendar designed to make every day more enjoyable and easy to navigate. Have all your calendars in one place, seamlessly integrated with weather forecasts, maps and contacts. (I have six different calendars, so you know I need something simple and seamless that’ll work for me!) Even on the Apple watch, you can see your day-by-day schedule for the next week, discover the weather, see how long until your next event and travel details and wrist tap reminders…ALL ON YOUR WRIST! Genius! (Download Moleskine Timepage)
17Hats: What if there was a secret app that combines many of the apps you are likely using into a single flawless interface. It’s creators have built 17hats with the entrepreneur in mind. They have given us a suite of functions to from from sales leads to research and information gathering via an online questionnaire on to a proposal to hand off to your potential client. 17Hats doesn’t stop there – the ball continues rolling downhill to contract, invoicing and finally payment. It’s like a fortune 500 company CRM system but designed for the single DIY’er. It also doesn’t carry the big fortune 500 company price tag. (Download your FREE trial of 17Hats)
Dropbox: Who doesn’t have a Dropbox account? But did you know you can run your entire business, using The Cloud? What would happen if your hard-drives were to be damaged in an accident or natural disaster? Would you be able to recover from lost data and time? You really need an off-site backup system in order to safeguard yourself against that kind of vulnerability. An automatic backup is by far the easiest. Don’t make the mistake of buying storage space, computer storage and flash drives when Dropbox has everything you need and is as mobile as you! (Upgrade for FREE Dropbox storage)
PDF Reader Pro
BONUS: PDF Reader PRO Edition: There’s no longer an excuse to delay the closing of a deal! This app allows you to electronically edit and sign documents easily and securely. It also records and stores each document’s history, so you have automatic audit trails — saving you the time and trouble of backtracking in case the need arises. (Download PDF Reader PRO Edition)
These are just a few of my favorite apps that I can’t manage my hustle without. Why make the same mistakes and try and fail with other apps when these award winning apps can get you on the right path to entrepreneurial success? These apps aren’t just for business either, use them to manage family budgets, trip itineraries, photos, everyday receipts and more! Being an entrepreneur isn’t just a career move, it’s a lifestyle!
Did I miss any other secret apps for entrepreneurs? Share your favorite apps for entrepreneurs below!
First day of school! For most parents, teachers and students this phase means a lot of different things for different people. For you lucky kids who have just gotten your orientation packets, get ready for one exciting ride! You’re probably teeming with ideas on how to decorate your dorm room and researching which reminder apps you need to download to stay on top of schoolwork, and you’re likely going to be dealing with a little bit of homesickness.
Sure, there’s FaceTime, which is super handy and all, but it’s not a universal app. With smartphones and all that jazz, there are plenty of apps that will keep college kids connected to family, classmates connected with each other and parents connected with kids!
Couple: This one is for you high school sweethearts heading off to different schools. Couple pairs you with your S.O. and allows you to send each other doodles, notes and photos, and even stores important dates like your anniversary and birthdays. Their most aww-inducing feature is called the Thumbkiss. You or your partner will initiate a Thumbkiss session and when the other joins, you place your thumb on the screen. When your S.O. puts his/her thumb in the same place, the phone will vibrate and flash. Thumbkiss FTW. Free on iOS and Android
WeChat: This app is huge in China and the Middle East. You can make voice and video calls straight from the app. And it has a social feed that lets you post and keep track of what your contacts are doing (or lets mom keep track of you). WeChat also has a Discover feature that allows you to chat with other users around the world. It’s sort of like a ’90s chat room, but we are diggin’ it. Free on iOS and Android
WhatsApp: This app made some major headlines when it was bought out by Facebook for a whopping 22 billion dollars. It’s like the OG of messaging apps, with voice calling that first gained popularity in Asia. In the same vein as BBM, it allows you to see when your message was delivered and when someone has read it. So you’d better respond to mom; she knows you got her message. Free for the first year on iOS and Android ($1/year after that)
Skype: If you don’t know (Skype), now you know. Skype was first released in 2003 — when you freshmen were merely toddlers — and has evolved greatly since. One of the earliest VoIP apps for private users, Skype now includes video calls, call forwarding (so you can have Skype calls directed to your phone) and Skype Out, which allows you to call handsets and landlines for a low rate. Free on iOS and Android
GroupMe: This is the perfect app for those of you who have a tight-knit extended family. GroupMe was made for group chats rather than one-on-one messaging (though it has that option too). Send friends and family photos, videos and GroupMe’s unique set of emojis. Of course, if that chatting is disrupting your studying, you can mute or (sad face) leave the group. Free on iOS and Android
With a few of these best apps for students, there’s no reason not to keep in touch this school year!
Have you downloaded any of these apps yet? Did we miss out on any new apps? Which one are your favs? Sound off in the comments section below!
Christian Louboutin is getting his hands into everything these days! From shoes to nail polishes and now apps?
After the French shoe designer revealed he was branching out into lipstick last week, the heel provider is making it clear it’s expanding in more ways than just beauty. Introducing Louboutinize, the most fashionable photo sharing app.
Louboutinize (free on iOS) is a photo editing app that aims to give your social sharing a fashionable step up on the competition. Described as a verb to help you “impart the joyous spirit of Christian Louboutin,” Louboutinize is a filter app that will make all your BFFs jealous of your shoe game or flawless selfie snaps. At the moment there are only three filters on the app, including the signature red overlay “Rouge,” and “Crystallize,” which will give people a major reason to double tap that snap c/o a sparkle/crystallized effect — with plans of adding more on a monthly/bimonthly basis.
Once you choose the filter that’s best for you, share it to your fave social media channels with #Louboutinize for a chance to be included in Louboutin’s weekly roundup of the best app snaps. What do you think of the new designer Christian Louboutin app? Are you ready to give it a spin? Let us know in the comments section below!