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Grocery list apps, late 2015 edition

I need a grocery app that my husband and I can both add to/sync lists for iOS (web interface nice but not mandatory). We've been using Buy Me a Pie, but it's gotten glitchy for us and won't let me add him to lists. I've seen this post, and will check out the other recs, but it's a year old, which is forever in app development time. Possible complication: spouse beta tests new iOS versions on his phone for work reasons.
posted by immlass on Aug 21, 2015 - 26 answers

Making better use of smartphone veg-out time

What are some apps that can make better use of my down time? I currently dip into Hay Day, a farming game, if I want to relax for a bit. It would be great if all those spare moments could be used for something useful - think distributed computing projects such as SETI and Folding@home, but for humans. [more inside]
posted by fix on Aug 16, 2015 - 5 answers

Strategy games for the Kindle Tablet

What are your recommendations for strategy games for the Kindle Tablet?
posted by drezdn on Aug 14, 2015 - 2 answers

Starting fresh

Recently I performed a clean installation of Windows 10 (which, by the way, I very much like despite not-so-subtle bugs creeping up a tad more than I'd like) and would like app and Chrome add-on recommendations. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Aug 14, 2015 - 10 answers

Best Android paid phone apps for $2.50 or less

What apps have you purchased for your Android phone that left you delighted while costing $2.50 or less? [more inside]
posted by Flexagon on Aug 6, 2015 - 5 answers

iPhone Time Punch/Clock App w/Lock Screen Controls?

I'm looking for an iPhone app that lets one keep time records (simple in-out-lunch's fine, don't need task/client tracking), but most importantly has a presence on the lock screen. In a perfect world I could get a lunch hour countdown clock too, but I'm not greedy. Any suggestions?
posted by WCityMike on Aug 6, 2015 - 1 answer

ipad games for a 5 year old, please.

I'm looking for ALL the iPad games that are simple enough for a 5-year old. Easy, addictive, repetitive - this is what I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Jul 28, 2015 - 18 answers

Actually educational toddler / preschool apps

There are so many terrible educational apps which seem to be a combination of flash cards / slot machine with in-app purchases or hard to avoid ads. What are your favorite tablet apps which actually have taught your toddler something other than randomly swiping around the screen? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Jul 21, 2015 - 21 answers

Journaling: Pen or Keyboard?

Have you made the transition from paper journal to digital journal? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jul 9, 2015 - 9 answers

Where do Curb, Flywheel, & cabs work as well as Uber et al.?

I'd prefer to use Curb, Flywheel, & other apps that leverage the extant cab infrastructure to hire rides instead of Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, etc. However, because cab infrastructure varies wildly between cities, so too does the quality of using these apps; calling up a cab on my phone and waiting twenty minutes is worse than feeling slightly conflicted about a rideshare. Where have you used Curb or Flywheel and had a good time? Better than with a rideshare? Worse?
posted by Going To Maine on Jul 5, 2015 - 7 answers

An app that will give me directions but route me past interesting things

Apple Maps and the Google Maps app will give me directions. Apple Maps and the Google Maps app will give me restaurant reviews. With either of these apps, is there any way to combine these functions-- as in, "Google, get me to Piccadilly Circus and tell me the highest-rated restaurant along the way?" Or "Get me to Piccadilly Circus and route me past a good French restaurant?" If not, is there any app that will do this? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Jun 30, 2015 - 3 answers

Can I see iOS app permission before buying?

When I look at Android apps in Google Play, it's easy to click a button and see what permissions it needs. Is there any way in the iOS App Store to find out what permissions an app needs without buying it? [more inside]
posted by at home in my head on Jun 12, 2015 - 5 answers

If SanFran slides into the Pacific, which apps will stop functioning?

With several major (many users) social media service providers being headquartered in, or near to, San Francisco in California, what would be the effect on these services of a catastrophe e.g. earthquake, tsunami, Godzilla etc laying waste to the city? Would these services still be able to function without a HQ, senior personnel and owners, and with all of the disruption caused by such a catastrophe to their HQ host city? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Jun 8, 2015 - 6 answers

Abstract turn-based iOS games for frustrated paws?

Fill the hole in my brain left by Two Dots. [more inside]
posted by Mister Moofoo on Jun 3, 2015 - 13 answers

Nice cat collection you got there, shame if anything happened to it.

I have decided to acquire a new iPhone. However, I've been playing Neko Atsume, and have gotten pretty far along in collecting cats and cat-related objects. Is there a way to back up my game progress so I can pick up on the new phone where I left off instead of having to start all over? [more inside]
posted by matildaben on May 29, 2015 - 12 answers

How is this app profitable?

I've been seeing a lot lately about an app which lets people buy and sell gift vouchers at a discount. However, I'm curious as to how the company itself can make money.... [more inside]
posted by mippy on May 11, 2015 - 6 answers

Simple iOS app for the gym?

Looking for a current recommendation to keep track of weight lifted, reps, and to maybe time the intervals... [more inside]
posted by swlabr on May 2, 2015 - 4 answers

My Android phone has deleted Google Play Services. How can I fix it?

I have a Moto G running Android 4.4.4 that has a bad habit of occasionally deleting an app without provocation. This is a small bother normally (I just re-download the app), but this time, it has deleted Google Play Services, which is necessary for all kinds of things. How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 30, 2015 - 19 answers

Tinder: "there was a problem getting your code"

Every time I try to log in to Tinder I get asked to enter my phone number for a verification code. And every single time after I enter my number I get the same error: "there was a problem getting your code. Please try again". I have looked through Google and tried various "fixes" for this problem but none have worked for me. I'm hoping the super-geniuses in the Hive Mind can help me. My phone is a QUE 5.0 running Android 4.4.2. My service is through Net10 (which uses AT&T towers).
posted by MattMangels on Apr 29, 2015 - 4 answers

does an android app exist that'll hold certain notifications til later?

can you help me find an app to temporarily mute notifications for some apps while letting others come through? preferably one that will hold muted notifications and deliver them later? [more inside]
posted by isaacq on Apr 20, 2015 - 3 answers

Personal scheduling app/program that will schedule my day for me?

I have a lot of things I want to do during my day, but I get overwhelmed by to-do lists. Is there a program that can manage them for me so I don't have to think about it? [more inside]
posted by majesty_snowbird on Mar 26, 2015 - 4 answers

iOS/web apps that remember where you stopped watching a youtube video

Now that watchlaterapp has been killed by Apple, are there any other apps that let you watch a youtube/vimeo video, stop at an arbitrary location and then subsequently continue from that spot after restarting the app? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Mar 24, 2015 - 0 answers

Street Navigation App for Android Tablet: Italy edition

We spend a few months in Italy each year, and duplicate our lives from Australia over there. Last year we purchased a second-hand car, and find it really useful to use a GPS for navigation. Our TelCo also gave us two Samsung Note 3 Android Tablets. We have smartphones and iPads, and are hoping to use the android tablet in the vehicle for navigation when required. Would Google Maps be the best? There is the provision for SIM cards in the Samsung, however I would probably prefer to link it to a portable hotspot if needed. PREFERABLY a navigation app for Italy which works well off-line. Any suggestions? TIA
posted by Flashduck on Mar 20, 2015 - 2 answers

To-do / notes app with export, simple design?

I like to journal using lists / task applications - right now I'm using GoogleTasks which with over 1k lines is getting clunky and hard to use, e.g. I'll copy from one list and paste to another the cursor'll jump up to the top of the list just before I hit paste - drives me bonkers! [more inside]
posted by ethel on Mar 14, 2015 - 3 answers

Best way to tabulate grocery store receipts

I'd like to start putting the details of all my grocery receipts into a spreadsheet. What's the simplest and quickest way to do that? [more inside]
posted by alms on Mar 4, 2015 - 13 answers

How can I get an itunes app without an iphone?

I want to get an app that is not available on android. Is there a way I can do this or would I have to buy some cheap iphone like device?
posted by rancher on Mar 1, 2015 - 5 answers

App for Windows PC that offers notes that can be manually moved around

There is an exercise recommended by some writers where you take a wall or a large board of some kind, and using different colored sticky notes, you put all kinds of completely random thoughts, images, and ideas for a story down, and then move them around until they form patterns you could work from. It's a nice, right-brained alternative to the outline, or even the mind-map. [more inside]
posted by Fenriss on Feb 16, 2015 - 11 answers

Do we need our Pulse to live?

Are there other apps similar to Pulse that aggregate news and information feeds into a user-friendly interface? [more inside]
posted by jshort on Feb 4, 2015 - 7 answers

I want apps.

I've had a Huawei u8651s for a few months now. It won't let me download or install apps. With the unlimited data plan I have as of today, this is now vexing me. Can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Feb 3, 2015 - 8 answers

Killer app. Now what?

If you had a concept for a truly useful app, but not the technical skills to create it yourself, what would you do next? [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Feb 2, 2015 - 18 answers

Apple HealthKit, how u work?

I've become obsessed with the Health app on my iPhone. I get that it probably uses GPS to calculate how far I'm walking/running in a day. But how does it know with crazy precision, how many flights of stairs I've gone up? What else can I get it to do, and how can I get the most out of this app? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jan 27, 2015 - 5 answers

Master Data Me

How can I better track specific parts of my life with an app or spreadsheet? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Jan 25, 2015 - 8 answers

Help me keep them quiet and entertained.

I'm looking for some great apps for use in a before and after school program. [more inside]
posted by Lay Off The Books on Jan 21, 2015 - 2 answers

Apps/suggestions for setting time limits on apps for iPad/iPad?

The kids are getting too much screen time, and I am tired of chasing them down to surrender the iPad, setting passcodes, etc. Is there an app or setting that will permit iPad use *only* during specific recurring periods? Or is there an app that will let me specify which apps can be used during specific recurring periods? [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Jan 21, 2015 - 11 answers

Killer Linux Apps: 2015 Edition

I just got a new linux laptop to replace my old one. I've set up everything I normally use on it, and have discovered a few pieces of software I hadn't known about before. I'd like more! Recommend to me your best-kept-secret linux apps. [more inside]
posted by axiom on Jan 15, 2015 - 19 answers

iPad games for a 90 year old grandma

We are getting an iPad for my 90 year old grandma. What are some good games or other apps? [more inside]
posted by cmm on Jan 14, 2015 - 20 answers

Why are random games loading to my iPhone when I sync?

When syncing my iPhone 5 to my Macbook Pro, every time I connect it it tries to load about 5 games from my apps collection from the Macbook to the phone. It's always the same games, and this is a new problem within the past month or so. I haven't updated the OS or anything else -- is there some "autosync" option with certain games that I need to turn off? It's a pain to have to delete them every other day.
posted by Clustercuss on Jan 5, 2015 - 1 answer

Is There An App For Finding Least Expensive Items Locally

I am looking for a new dishwasher and space heater. I would like to spend a minimal amount of time searching for the best price in my area. Is there an app that would do that for me?
posted by goalyeehah on Dec 31, 2014 - 4 answers

What is currently the best ebook app for Android?

Are there any ebook reading apps for Android that approach the level of polish that iBooks on iOS has? Ideally ones that have a continuous-scroll mode and which allow easy font customization? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Dec 29, 2014 - 5 answers

Best reading & writing applications on Android and Linux?

Hi everyone! For my job, I'm transitioning from Mac to Linux (trying Ubuntu) on my laptop and using an Android phone (CyanogenMod). I'm a little new to all this. For work and for play I read and write just an insane amount of text. I write papers and nonfiction research pieces and novels and thousands of notes. I read epubs and mobis and piles o' PDFs and many many online articles. What are your favorite apps and programs for reading, writing, editing, saving, and searching/storing text on these platforms? [more inside]
posted by deathmarch to epistemic closure on Dec 26, 2014 - 6 answers

Easiest way to rip and/or burn DVDs on my new Windows 8.1 laptop

I just received my first Win8.1 computer, and I am having some trouble adapting to the new interface. The computer I got has a DVD read-write drive, but I bought the "Signature Edition" of this laptop (Acer E5) from the Microsoft store and that means it doesn't come with the usual pile of bloatware. This is apparently both a good and a bad thing... [more inside]
posted by FormerMermaid on Dec 7, 2014 - 2 answers

A problem that must be addressed

I have volunteered for the task of whipping my mother's address book--currently held together only by elastic bands and nerve--into shape. It's time to bring it into the digital era, but there are certain requirements. [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy on Dec 1, 2014 - 2 answers

In search of a Blu-ray player with specific apps

Is there a Blu-ray player with HBO Go and WWE Network? [more inside]
posted by dorisfromregopark on Nov 16, 2014 - 3 answers

What are some exercises/games/etc that can help with brain trauma?

About a year ago, my father was in an accident and suffered significant brain trauma. Since then, he has made great physical progress, but his mental progress seems stagnant. His memories are intact, thank god, but what he has trouble with is focusing/concentrating on things. I’m looking for suggestions on exercises he can do on a computer/iPad or in his regular life that can help with his healing and growth. I would also love to hear anecdotes from people who themselves have suffered significant brain trauma and what they have done to help themselves heal. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Nov 13, 2014 - 11 answers

Everyday it's a-gettin' closer...

There's a short list of tasks that I need to do every single day, and some that I only need to do on weekdays, or only on Tuesdays, etc. How do I manage this given some constraints? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Nov 13, 2014 - 6 answers

Lunch Rotation Apps

I have a rotation of about 15 places to eat for lunch. I'd like an app that does the following: Ranks the APPs in any order, length of time (I can create the order). Whenever I eat at one of the places, I check it off and it goes back to the bottom. This exist? I have an iPhone
posted by sandmanwv on Oct 21, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me remember to get out and see my awesome friends more often

I'd like to make a list of all the people I know who live close enough to make casual plans with -- like getting a coffee or having dinner or seeing a movie -- and then keep track of how long it's been since I saw each person on that list. I'll set up a spreadsheet if I have to, but is there by any chance an app that will make this simpler for me? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Oct 7, 2014 - 11 answers

Free app-based magazines?

Hi, I'm not utterly delighted w. The Economist's general tone and editorial leanings, but they don't strike me as horrid and I like all the free content -- seemingly at least most of the weekly magazine -- via the app. Any recommendations for other good app-based magazines w. lots of free downloadable content? I'm mostly looking for news/current events/entertainment content, but I'm open. Thank you for taking a moment to help me.
posted by ambient2 on Oct 6, 2014 - 3 answers

Apps for Prenatal and Postpartum Care

Anyone use any phone apps to help them through pregnancy and the postpartum period? Stuff like breastfeeding apps, exercise, etc...? [more inside]
posted by noonday on Oct 2, 2014 - 12 answers

Apps for young readers

What are your favorite iPad apps for 4 - 7 year olds? [more inside]
posted by woodvine on Sep 26, 2014 - 8 answers

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