Ever had trouble hailing a cab? If you’re a New Yorker…I’m talking to you. Well, as it turns out — there’s an app for that! (Haha) Maybe you’re caught out in the rain, or carrying a ton of groceries. You’d love to grab a cab ride home, but easier said than done, right? Not anymore — with the help of Hailo, you can hail a cab from your phone!
It’s no secret — I love food! For someone who works in television I don’t actually watch it that often but when I do I’m always watching a cooking show. I love talking about food, eating it and planning out menus.
So when Mindy Kobrin of Meals on Heels asked me to write a guest blog for her food site I was thrilled! I decided to write about some apps that make planning, eating and enjoying much easier. Here’s a look at that blog post: 5 Must-Have Food Apps.
While on vacation in Italy and Paris recently I found another useful app that I didn’t include in my guest post. It’s called Delectable and it’s a wine app that is very smart. You just snap a photo of a wine that you’re enjoying and the app does the rest. The photo is sent to a database that identifies where the wine was produced, what year it was, what type it is, etc. And it even tells you where you can buy the wine. It’s a clever and practical app for wine lovers. It definitely came in handy in Tuscany. More on that trip soon. But I hope you find these apps helpful in the meantime.
Magazine reading is my guilty little pleasure. I absolutely love it. Flipping through the pages and looking at all the photos and blurbs makes me so happy. Really — it’s the little things in life 🙂
Anyway — I was talking with a few people during my virtual “Lists & Libations” meetup and one of the women mentioned that she’d love to have one place to read all her news, blogs and favorite sites daily. I told her about Flipboard and realized I’ve never mentioned it here on this blog. It’s my #1 absolutely most favorite app of all time because it’s just like reading a magazine — except you pick the content.
As a news junkie — I like to see what’s going on in the world when I drink my green tea in the morning but I don’t have much time to do it. With Flipboard you can choose to include different feeds or channels depending on your interests. I have a feed set up for my Facebook page, Twitter page, Oprah’s website, this blog, and a bunch of news sites. And as I sip — I flip.
Flipboard is available for iPhone and Android but I really love the iPad version best because it feels like a real magazine. It’s a much easier way to scan through Twitter because you can see all the photos that people post instead of having to click on a link. Everything is laid out perfectly and makes it fun and quick to zip through all your feeds.
Whatever your interest you can find a feed for it — travel, style, cooking, etc. And the beautiful design has won this app all sorts of accolades. I should also mention that Flipboard just hit a milestone — 20 million users! Plus they just added video as a feature. Whoa. So if you haven’t used it already — definitely put Flipboard on your must-have app list!
As far as self-professed nerds go — Carley Knobloch is the coolest. I would call her a tech goddess in fact. I’ve talked about her site former Digitwirl.com because I really think it’s great. It’s a site dedicated to technology, apps, websites and products to make your life easier. Carley is also a featured speaker at BlogHer12.
She produces high-quality video and tips that are informative, quirky and cute. I’ve shared a few here for you to check out and will continue to do that. Digitwirl is how I learned about Smore.com, which I used to make my “Lists & Libations” Meetup flyer.
Carley isn’t only a tech nerd…er goddess..she’s also a list maker! So she’s this month’s featured list producer: Read more