Archive for January, 2014

SwiftKey Note: New Note-taking App for iOS with Evernote Integration

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

If you’re like me (and our techs) and take a lot of notes throughout the day, you probably want to check out the new app for iPhone and iPad, SwiftKey Note.  The Evernote integration combined with the next-word prediction technology makes for super fast note-taking.  I downloaded this app this morning and have already saved my thumbs a lot of unnecessary typing.

Weather Apps for iPhone

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

The snow is really coming down here in NYC and I know a lot of our users are concerned about weather conditions during the evening commute.  I know not everyone is in love with the built in weather app on the iPhone, so here are four good alternative apps that we like :

AccuWeather Platinum – $2.99

The AccuWeather Platinum app enables users to customize their forecasts according to their own health concerns and outdoor activites. Pushed severe weather alerts for the user’s home area are visible from lock screen, home screen and Notification Center. There’s also a great feature that allows users to share weather conditions with friends via email, Facebook and Twitter.  The interface is also very easy to use and read.

The Weather Channel – Free

Though not as thorough as AccuWeather Platinum, The Weather Channel app is still a good mobile version of the television station that we’ve all been tuning into for years for up-to-date weather conditions.  This free app features forecasts that enable you to plan your day or week, as well as Travel Watch and severe weather push alerts for extreme conditions such as tornados or floods.

Minutely – Free

We like Minutely as an additional weather app to keep on our phones because it combines crowdsourced reports with real-time 3D radar, enabling users to know the exact minute it will start or stop raining or snowing within a two hour window.