KRLD App Of The Day
MONDAY (11/24): Commute
As you head out of town for Thanksgiving, don’t let traffic eat away your vacation time. Just input basic information about your destination and expected departure time, and the app will start sending you traffic data 15 minutes before you leave. It’s free on iPhone and Android devices.
FRIDAY (11/21): Things
This is one of those apps you might need and you don’t know that you do. The thing will this app is: it normally costs 20 dollars but it’s free this week. Things is a task manager. It can keep your to-do list and keep you on schedule. It has several categories. There’s a Today list that tells you what things you need to get done that way. You can figure out what order they need to be done, and then check them off when you finish them. Ever tried to keep a schedule of work, play, family time and others? Tough to keep it organized. Even helps you keep projects updated. This app does it. It’s called Things. Normally 20 bucks. It’s free for one week.
THURSDAY (11/20): Slated
This might be an app to lead the way toward one language. Or at least get us all understanding each other without a language barrier. Slated actually translates what you’re saying to someone right then and there. It can speak 80 different languages right now. Say you want to talk who speaks Japanese or Spanish. You type it, it translates it while you’re typing. And you can then read what your friend is saying, if that friend only speaks French or another language. It works in just about every messaging app.
WEDNESDAY (11/19): Shopular
We’re right in the beginning of the shopping season. We’re looking for whatever bargains we can find. This app has a dual purpose. It can help you with finding deals for Black Friday. It’s also a coupon site that can give you discounts all year long. Coupons are updated every single day. And they’re for the big name stores like Costco, Starbucks, Old Navy and Best Buy. Plus weekly ads with coupons for Walmart and Target.
By special request, we’re looking at a few apps for Black Friday. Never too early to start looking for deals on whatever you want to buy, maybe get a head start on Black Friday. Venture Media Labs has one called Black Friday Shopping. It goes through all the ads from the big retailers to show you what to expect. It’s clearinghouse for the sales. You can also find something similar on the Deal News app. Again, it checks all the big retailers. You will be set with either app and you’ll have your master plan, you’ll know where to go and what’s the best deal.
MONDAY (11/17): PetMatch
f you’re looking for a new family member. It’s like a dating sites for dogs or cats. Do you have an image in your mind about what your ideal pet would look like? If you have a photo, you can use it in the app and it does the rest. The app uses facial recognition software. It finds pets near where you live that you can adopt right away. Then it can help you connect with the adoption agency.
FRIDAY (11/14): Living Earth
This is an app for you to see a 3D simulation of the planet where we live. It can map out different kinds of cloud patterns. When there’s a superstorm, a hurricane, you can see what it looks like. Weather fans can see maps and forecasts for thousands of cities. You can even turn the app the other way out to space. See stars and constellations. Oh, it’s also an alarm clock with whatever music you wish.
THURSDAY (11/13): StarMap 3D
The movie Interstellar showcases our interest in exploring the galaxy and the final frontier. This app can help you in your search for knowledge. It’s a portable atlas for the stars. You can use your phone’s compass and the gyroscope to find different planets, satellites and star clusters. It also can find things closer to home in our own Earth’s orbit, like artificial satellites. That includes the space station.