About a year ago we replaced our not-so-smart-phone (sorry, but you Motorola guys had to know the MotoQ9c was junk when you sold it) with the new iPhone. Translation: Best. Decision. Ever.
It opened up a whole new world for us. In addition to making us more productive (Charlotte can now clean out her email when my conversation isn't entertaining) it's also a lot more fun. We're constantly looking for great new apps to share with you and we've discovered some I think you'll want to check out. These are all Boomer Rated and Preferred. Enjoy.
The pitfalls of travel are all too familiar - getting lost, not knowing where to eat and difficulties finding everything from a blow dryer to a bottle of Grey Goose. The Poynt local search app is a handy tool that benefits even the most seasoned travelers. Poynt connects busy Boomers to the local area around them and provides fast and accurate information because it's a GPS-enabled, all-in-one app.
FastMall is the first and only downloadable app that provides turn-by-turn directions inside shopping malls, complexes and other campus-style environments. It's easy to use and helps you find your favorite store, restaurant or even a restroom, in a snap.
I thought the only place to get cool apps for my iPhone was Apple's App Store. Turns out I was wrong. A company called GetJar has a load of great apps for the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and even Windows Mobile phones.
GetJar is the world's second largest apps store (second only to the Apple App Store) with over 1 billion downloads to date. The company's key point of difference is its open market approach, which allows it to deliver applications across all major phone platforms. You won't find these apps at the iPhone App store, but they're easy to get. Just use the browser on your phone and go to www.getjar.com. You'll see these Apps (and about 7,000 more) and you can download 'em straight to your phone - just like you'd do by going to Apple's Apps store.
An easy to use intuitive application for your mobile phone. You activate it when you start your running, cycling, walking, rollerblading or similar exercise. In two simple clicks it will start to log and map your position, movement, distance, tempo and calories burned.
Save notes, tasks or lists; scan product barcodes, take photos or geolocate businesses nearby. SpringPad automatically organizes and enhances what you save with useful links and offers.
KAYAK Hotel and Flight Search
Compares hundreds of travel sites at once and lets you find airfares and hotel prices quickly and easily. You'll be amazed at the number of options it'll give you.