WEDNESDAY (5/27): Arrive
his is an app to make sure your loved ones know where you are. Say for example, you’re driving on a long trip somewhere or coming home. You want to let your family know where you are, let them keep up with you on the drive. OR know where to find you just in case. This app lets you send a text to share your GPS position to someone on their iPhone or iPad. It also works with Apple Watch. You set a timer to let them follow along for however long you want them to know. It even can help get you through a crowded shopping center or concert. It’s Arrive-Private GPS location sharing. Free on iTunes.
TUESDAY (5/26): Tow It
One fan says he’s been waiting for this app for months. How often do you come across someone who has parked somewhere illegally, wrong, or just in a dangerous place and there’s nothing you can do about it. Or someone’s driving dangerously. This app says differently. It lets you report to the police when you see something. You fire up the app, take a picture, put down the license plate. It works with local police and towing companies. It’s TOW IT and it’s free on iTunes and Android.
MONDAY (5/25): Switch
The app I want to tell you about today is called Switch. Tinder for jobs — that’s literally the best way to describe it. The app shows you jobs that you might be interested in. You swipe right to say that you are. Swipe left if it’s not the job for you. On the other side of the app, there are companies that may or may not be interested in you or someone else. Swipe right on someone and they want to talk to you. Swipe left and better luck next time. If you both swiped right, you get notified and you’re on your own with someone who wants to corporately date you for a job. It has thousands of different companies using the service. It’s free on iTunes, coming soon to Android.
FRIDAY (5/22): Dinner Mode
It’s one of the most irritating things about going out to dinner with someone. As soon as you sit at the table, you both bust out your smartphones and don’t engage in conversation with each other, unless you just decide to text each other. Dinner Mode is a challenge app. You tell the app how long you want to put down your phone facedown and not look at it. If you can’t resist the temptation, and you turn your phone over, Dinner Mode basically slams you for your lack of strength. It’s a simple app, but you might take it as a challenge. Whatever the case, it’s Dinner Mode, a free app on iTunes.
THURSDAY (5/21): Realtimes
How many pictures and videos do you have on your phone? They’re probably all mish-mashed without any real order to them. Now you can organize those pictures into a video/picture collage that you can share with your friends and family. That family vacation? Put them all in the app, build your story, set the timer and send. It’s the 21st century version of a slideshow/video diary. Realtimes is brand new from the company that gave us Real Player a whole lot of years ago. It’s Realtimes and it’s free on iTunes and Android.
WEDNESDAY (5/20): Filld
We live in a society where we want things brought to us. We have Fed Ex and UPS deliver our packages. Amazon can deliver food. We get clothes shipped. Why not another staple? Filld is an app that will deliver gas to your car. You tap the button and a gas truck comes to you and fills you up. You pay the price at the pump and add in another 7 bucks for delivery. All you have to do is leave your gas tank unlocked. You even get credits if you sign up your friends. Keep your tank FILLD. The app is free on iTunes.
TUESDAY (5/19): Poachable
This service has been around as a website for about 6 months, now it’s an app for your smartphone. This is an app that lets you snoop around job recruiters on the QT, so you don’t alert the boss at the job you already have. You put in your information so the Poachable team can send you matches that are based on what you put in. They have more than a thousand recruiters looking through the info. It’s Poachable and it’s free on iTunes.
MONDAY (5/18): Shuffle
You might not want to give someone your real telephone number for whatever reason. This app lets you set up different phone numbers on your one phone. The numbers you get can receive calls, text messages and each one has its own voice mailbox. This is great if you want to sell something on Craigslist and you don’t want to give out your real number. Maybe you’re looking for another job, or you’re meeting someone for the first time on Tinder. Whatever you need. The app is free, there is a charge for the phone service itself. It’s Shuffle on iTunes and coming soon to Android.