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Post-It Notes Go Digital

post-it-plus-app-ipadWe may have smartphones, Kindles and tablets, but the simple Post-It note remains one of the greatest productivity tools and a must have for list makers everywhere. I use Post-It notes all the time, and there are days when my desk is basically covered in them. So you can imagine how excited I am that there is an app for your sticky notes called Post-It Plus!    Read more

TalkTo App is Now Path Talk

pathI’ve written a lot about TalkTo on this blog and on social media. It’s the app allows you to text local businesses.

Well, the TalkTo app no longer works… the company joined forces with another and the app is now called Path Talk.

Unfortunately the interface is a bit different and takes a little getting used to.  I’ve been testing it out the past few days.

When you download the new app you’ll notice that contacting businesses has now moved under the “Places” tab. The Path Talk website says the app is free to use for a limited period of time, though it’s not clear how long that is.  After that you can sign up for the premium service, however the prices and what you will get for that service are not very clear either. I’ll see what else I can find out and update this when I know more.   Read more

Why I’m Getting the iPhone 6

appleIf you know me you know I can’t live without my iPhone. It has made me a much more productive person and I’m excited the new operating system, iOS 8, is now available to download in preparation for the iPhone 6 release. Apple has put a focus on productivity this year, with many of the new features geared towards helping you get more done. With this being said, no matter what phone you decide to get, knowing that sites like mobilemob.com.au has the best accessories, hopefully, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for.

Here’s a breakdown of some the changes that will boost your productivity:

Keyboard -The new update makes typing much faster because as you type, you’ll see choices of words or phrases you’d probably type next, based on your past conversations and writing style. Read more

5 Tricks For an Easier Morning

sleepingI believe that there’s a lot of truth to the saying “The early bird always catches the worm.” Every morning I wake up at 6:05am, hours before I need to be at work. It’s gives me a chance to relax, do yoga, read the newspaper, check email and eat breakfast before work so I feel accomplished before even getting to the office.

However, I know waking up early isn’t easy, and it’s very tempting to lay in bed until the last minute. So I’ve got some tips for you on how to get up early and get more done.

1. Try an alarm clock app – There’s an app called Walk Up that makes you walk a certain number of steps before the alarm will shut off.  It can’t be fooled either — so you better get up and take those steps!  FreakyAlarm will make you take photos of specific objects or even do mind-testing exercises before it will shut off it’s annoying alarm sounds.  Talk about hitting the ground running!  Read more

Instant Gratification Apps

shake shackWe live in a society where quicker is better and right now is best. With the popularity of services like Amazon, Netflix and iTunes, having things brought to us in a snap is becoming more and more common. To satisfy our need for “instant gratification” there are some apps that will bring you what you want, when you want it! Most are start ups, and designed for people who work long hours and don’t have the time or energy to check things off their to-do lists themselves.

I’m a big fan of outsourcing and here are some of my favorite apps for this:

wun wunWun Wun – This app allows you to place an order from restaurants, groceries, and liquor stores and they will deliver it to you in under an hour for free. I recently used it when I was craving some Shake Shack, but I didn’t want to have to trek the 22 blocks to get it. I timed it and the delivery guy arrived in 50 minutes, and the food was great. The other delivery services in NYC like Seamless and Delivery.com don’t service this restaurant, so it was the perfect solution for my burger craving. Just a heads up – their messengers’ work for tips. So be generous with your tipping.

Available in – New York and the Hamptons.

UPDATE: This app has changed — full details here. Read more