There's busy, and then there's Super Mom (or Dad) busy, which brings us to Cozi's free Android app. Cozi's motto is "Family life. Simplified." Cozi lets you share common messages, calendars, shopping lists, and anything else you need to keep your family organized and informed. And where better to do it from than your smartphone? Cozi's app is free but ad-supported, which means ever-changing banner ads. But some of the ads we saw offered coupons and discounts on products that actually might be of interest to the resident decision maker, so maybe it'… Read more
Need to develop LaTex documents? TeXMaker for Mac combines a lot of features and tools in just one easy-to-use application. The app is well designed and offers many built-in shortcuts that you can use to improve your productivity.
The app comes in a 40 MB zip file and could take a bit longer to download. Once unzipped, TeXMaker for Mac weighs around 115MB. This app was made specifically for developing documents with LaTeX and would be a welcome tool for any LaTex developer. It comes with a lot of useful features such as spell checking, a unicode editor, an integrated … Read more
If you are a Pinterest fan or if you use it to promote your business, then all your pins must be very important to you. Since your pins aren't permanent and can disappear, you can easily back them up with Pin4Ever for Mac.
It takes a long time to set up Pin4Ever for Mac before you can start backing up. The installation requires the latest version of Java and you'll be asked to update the software if you don't have the latest version. Once the app is installed, you'll then need to begin the lengthy process … Read more
Businesses often need to render 3D images for use in promotional materials, presentations, and more. For those looking for a well-designed, professional-looking program to create them with, Boxshot for Mac performs its functions well and has a number of useful templates.
Boxshot for Mac offers a free trial version, which leaves a watermark on all output images. The full version requires $49 to unlock. Download and installation completed quickly. During setup, the program gives the user the option to purchase the full version, but outside of this, the process completes without user interaction. The program, itself, does not have any … Read more
New technology called "augmented reality" allows a device to superimpose objects or labels over a real-world environment when viewed through the device. Spotter does this in a very useful way. With this app you are able to pick a point of interest and then see the label float over the actual location. This is particularly useful when walking through a big city and trying to find a small restaurant or an ATM.
As a surprisingly small application, Spotter loads instantly and requires no advanced settings or registration. It receives your location using the device's GPS, so it … Read more
In the Digital Age, receipts are more frustrating and harder to keep track of than ever before. They get lost easily and are time consuming to record and file away. So anything that helps to digitize them faster and consolidate them into a single storage space is a useful tool. Receipts HD is just such a tool, providing a number of options for saving, scanning, and recording your receipts. There are some severe limitations, but if you are in the app's target demographic, this tool could be very useful for you.
At first glance, Receipts HD looks needlessly complicated. … Read more
Proper Internet security requires users to manage multiple, complex passwords. Password Genie for Mac automatically stores and saves passwords in one secure location, and is a good option for those using various passwords.
After the user accepts a user agreement, installation of Password Genie for Mac occurs seamlessly due to the well-designed, native installer. Upon startup, the program requires exiting any open Internet browser before beginning its set up. Users can initiate the program by signing in with a Google ID or by registering their e-mail address. While designed to run in the background during Web browsing, the interface is … Read more
Users with multiple digital photo storage areas may have difficulty working with them using traditional photo programs. While limited in terms of features, iPhoto Library Manager for Mac works well as a library manager.
Available as a free trial version with limitations that are not apparent, the full version requires payment of $29.95. The program's download and installation, in part due to the native installer, completed quickly, and setup required acceptance of a user agreement. Support for updates appeared to be available and, while there were no easily located instructions, the program's menus were easy to figure … Read more
Google wants to "Keep" your notes.
Yesterday Google introduced Keep, the new mobile and Web-based note-storing service that looks to take aim at products like Evernote. Boasting a simple, easy-to-use interface, Keep will work with Google Drive so that all notes are synced across different platforms. Users can edit their notes from either their phone or the Web and the information will be saved everywhere. You can also use voice dictation and photos to help enhance each note you take.
If you've ever had a relative that obsessively listened to a police scanner (or if you have one propped up on your own nightstand), you know how addictive it can be. Not only do you have a better idea of what is happening near your home, but there is something compelling about hearing police officers and firemen doing their jobs day in and day out. For those with a police scanner hobby, the new app Police Scanner Free, is a fantastic way to keep track of, record and share with friends those moments.
Police Scanner Free is a feature-rich … Read more