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Learning to Code apps

I'm interested in learning to code using lessons that are simple, basic, easy, insert descriptor that illustrates how I know absolute zero about this subject and consider me a typing monkey. I was thinking maybe through an app I can put on my phone and muck with on breaks and such. [more inside]
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit on Sep 21, 2016 - 5 answers

What's the best camera app for the iPhone?

I have an iPhone 6s Plus, which has become pretty much my only camera for the last several months. I actually like it a lot and have been learning to get some photos out of it that I really like. However, I'd like to have more control over the camera settings than I get from the default app. Is there an app that does this well? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Sep 21, 2016 - 7 answers

Help this old lady learn how all you hip young kids take notes in class.

Starting grad school in a few weeks and need some suggestions for note taking "apps" or software. I'm more of a pen and paper kind of girl but I know that, realistically, it might be best if I learned to take lecture notes on my laptop or iPad. What do you use for notes? [more inside]
posted by twoforty5am on Sep 3, 2016 - 38 answers

Can you recommend some complex, story-driven Android games?

My husband is on a perpetual hunt for Android games that are complex or challenging enough to keep his interest for more than a day or two. He enjoys RPG and puzzle games, mostly, with the occasional building or strategy game thrown in. By this point we've tried most games on various best-of lists, and he was hoping there might be some hidden gems he's not aware of. [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Aug 25, 2016 - 22 answers

How to keep track of dozens of Tinder/Bumble people

Shallow daters of the hive ... how do you keep track of this stuff? There really should be an app that holds a screenshot and a few notes. [more inside]
posted by SockPuppetOfShame on Aug 23, 2016 - 11 answers

iOS app that has historical weather data

I have the best weather app, Dark Skies. I am looking for an app that will show me historical weather data by day, or something close to it. My ideal app would show me today, the record temps, and then just historical data for the date. E.g., the temp last year, the year before, in 1964, etc. I'm most interested in temperature data, but other stuff like precipitation would be great too. I feel like some enterprising soul must have made an app like this.
posted by OmieWise on Aug 3, 2016 - 3 answers

Best iOS apps for lecturing/notetaking

I just bought an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Looking for suggestions for the best apps for (1) lecturing in the classroom and (2) serving as a research notebook. [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Aug 1, 2016 - 4 answers

Dog diagnosed with diabetes: is there an app for that?

Our beloved 14-year-old Boston terrier Gus was just diagnosed with diabetes. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jul 28, 2016 - 7 answers

Using social media without giving up control of my (Android) phone?

I don't like the amount of access to my (Android) phone most social media apps want, so I mostly use sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, etc. through a browser, which greatly reduces their access to my identity and personal data. But the user interface for a mobile website usually sucks compared with a dedicated app. Is there a better way? Are there any good 3rd-party apps for accessing these social media sites that don't demand access to my entire phone?
posted by straight on Jul 25, 2016 - 11 answers

Parental control software

Please give me your best suggestions for parental control software. [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Jul 23, 2016 - 8 answers

Is there a decent hiking GPS app for the iPhone?

My dad and I are now in the planning/training phase of the Presidential Traverse that I asked about earlier this month. I'm hoping to bring my iPhone plus a recharging pack and make that my total electronics solution. However, the one hiking GPS app I've tried is unsatisfactory and the others cost more than I'm willing to spend just to try them out. Review and comparison sites are not helpful. Is there a hiking GPS app for the iPhone that will do what I need? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Jul 20, 2016 - 7 answers

What do i want on my iPhone 6 before several long international flights?

Im seeking suggestions for games or any apps to download before taking an upcoming trip. I will have a couple f 15+ hour flights, several shorter ones and plenty of time stuck in a car in traffic (although I should have data service and will certainly have more entertaining things to look at for the road portions of the journeys). I'm not opposed to spending some money but I am not looking to shell out a ton of cash on games/apps which I will tire of immediately.
posted by Exceptional_Hubris on Jul 14, 2016 - 21 answers

Maps app with custom route selection

Is there a maps app that will give me time/traffic estimates on the route of MY choice? [more inside]
posted by bleep on Jul 8, 2016 - 3 answers

What are "essential" apps for a new smartphone owner?

Okay, so I don't like recurring monthly bills. I've had a TracFone flip phone for a few years but they're discontinuing 2G service. Their upgrade program allowed me to get an Android smartphone for a decent price, so I've done that. I really am not wanting to use the phone for much, but I would like it to at least be a bit more augmented than it currently is. What apps should I consider? [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Jul 8, 2016 - 41 answers

Looking For Cool Practical Apps.

It is a very general question. I am looking for cool practical apps for my smartphone. Apps along the lines of YP, MiMoment, etc. Price comparisons, shopping, weather apps...What apps do you use for your daily duties? I am a writer/fashion designer/yogi/farmer's market junkie. Random suggestions are fine.
posted by goalyeehah on Jun 16, 2016 - 21 answers

Mac download manager

Since Speed Download is no longer being updated, I'm looking for an app that can download stuff. I use Transmit for anything FTP but I want a way to download from web sites. [more inside]
posted by nevan on Jun 8, 2016 - 3 answers

If you had a programmer for 6 months ... what would you do?

I have a programmer with nothing to do for the next 6 months. He can build almost anything. What can I have him create that would could generate some passive income? [more inside]
posted by dacoit on May 27, 2016 - 17 answers

Travel Planning Tool?

What travel planning tool do you use and recommend? [more inside]
posted by driedmango on May 26, 2016 - 8 answers

Health Trackers for Android

Please recommend some health tracker apps for Android that are not focused on dieting and weight loss! [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on May 12, 2016 - 3 answers

There must be a (lead capture) app for that

Sharing a booth at a conference next week with two other companies. We'd like a simple app available on both Android and iOS that simply captures business cards and reads QR codes, saving the data locally as a csv file that we can import into a spreadsheet later. [more inside]
posted by COD on May 5, 2016 - 2 answers

Super simple progress-tracking app

I am in search of an android app that will let me lay out X number of squares or other shapes in a grid or other basic configuration, and then click a shape to change its color when I've done the task I'm trying to track. Ideally I would be able to set up several grids to track several tasks. [more inside]
posted by delight on Apr 29, 2016 - 7 answers

iPad apps and learning games for a four-year-old?

Looking for iPad apps and learning games for a four-year-old. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Apr 27, 2016 - 9 answers

What are some good examples of Tinder-like user interfaces on Desktop?

What are some good examples of Tinder-like user interfaces on Desktop (not mobile)? Looking for something with a similar (like/dislike) card interface, but formatted for a desktop screen. Having a hard time picturing the interface scaling well, but I'm guessing somebody has done it already, and I've got a client who's hoping to go that direction. Would prefer not to copy cover-flow, as one of the key requirements of the interface is that only one card is visible at a time.
posted by tnoetz01 on Apr 26, 2016 - 6 answers

Counting 101 (and beyond)

Our three year old LOVES to say his letters and numbers. When he gets to Z, he triumphantly (and accurately) announces "and that's all the letters!" When he gets to 100 he proudly informs us, "that's all the numbers!" I've tried to tell him about 101, 102, etc., but he does not believe me. He would believe it if a YouTube video or app told him so. Any suggestions? (Yep, I know this is not a big deal. I just like watching the light bulb go on when he realizes just how big the world is.)
posted by slmorri on Apr 25, 2016 - 14 answers

Not quite "sharing economy" but what?

I just read about the Copia app, that connects markets and restaurants with "left over" food to shelters and organizations that feed people in need. This is the best example of my question. What is it called when you have X (service, tangible) and are using technology to share it with people in need of X? And vice versa (you need X and use technology to find it). Is there anyone writing about this and/or studying this particular use of technology? [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Apr 13, 2016 - 10 answers

My kid wants to play an online game with his friend and I need help.

My 7-year-old would like to play some sort of online game with his friend in the evenings. They own different platforms of game systems, so I don't think they can play a game through one of those. Is there a free or inexpensive app or game they can play together? Specific requirements within. [more inside]
posted by LKWorking on Apr 6, 2016 - 12 answers

How do trigger an iPhone app based on location?

Is there any way for me to trigger or open a specific app when I get to a particular location and then shut it down when I leave? I've got IFTTT but the app in question isn't part of their channels, so all I can do at the moment is trigger a reminder when I enter or leave the location in question. Is there another way to get this done? Am I missing something obvious?? Google has not been helpful so far. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Apr 5, 2016 - 8 answers

Managing Off-Device iPad Apps

I'm upgrading from an older 64 GB iPad to a new 32 GB one, so I need to shrink my data; especially stop storing large, seldom-used apps on the device (I can re-download from App Store when needed). What's the best way to keep a handy list of certain specified off-device apps, each linked to its App Store page for convenient re-downloading? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Apr 2, 2016 - 7 answers

Board game apps

Patchwork's newest update is so buggy it crashes the game. But I'm addicted! Need some other boardgame app to binge play! (On iPhone) [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Mar 19, 2016 - 7 answers

App about birds?

Hi friends! I like birds but know nothing about them. Is there an app that has information about birds that I might see so I can identify them, and maybe keep track of the ones I see? [more inside]
posted by leesh on Mar 18, 2016 - 12 answers

I guess it's called "lifelogging" now...

I'm looking for an easier way of awarding and tracking brownie points, with several snowflakes... [more inside]
posted by andycyca on Mar 9, 2016 - 5 answers

Windows 10 program management for power user!

Hello metafilter, Lately I'm becoming more and more of a power user of my computer (Windows 10) and tweaked a lot of things to my liking. And it's been great. Now I am looking for improve my tabs/programs/desktop workflow. Any help? [more inside]
posted by iliketothinknu on Feb 28, 2016 - 8 answers

What's the best, cheap cash register app for a fledgling restaurant?

I've been asked to help find a cash register app for the owner of a new small cafe. Any suggestions or advice about where I should look? [more inside]
posted by CtrlAltD on Feb 26, 2016 - 11 answers

iPad app for word-level embedding of files/comments plus Pencil writing?

I may be chasing an imaginary beast, but here goes: I'm looking for an app for my iPad Pro and all its screen real estate that will allow me to take text (whether copied in or written in the app) and link text/graphic files and comments to individual words of the text. Ideally, this will also support Pencil/stylus entry so I can link sketches or handwritten notes to individual words as well. [more inside]
posted by the sobsister on Feb 26, 2016 - 0 answers

iPhone apps with unconventional design, behaviors and transitions?

What are some iPhone apps with unconventional and interesting design / behaviors / transitions? [more inside]
posted by critzer on Feb 20, 2016 - 15 answers

Simple task/timeboxing apps that let me plan tasks on a calendar

I am looking for an app that ideally works on Mac/iPad/Android that lets me keep a list of tasks and then plan those tasks on a calendar on a specific date and time. Due dates are not good enough, I really want to specify that I will do task X on Tuesday from 10.00-10.30. I then want to see a calendar view with all my planned tasks for the day/week, as if they were appointments. [more inside]
posted by blub on Feb 4, 2016 - 2 answers

What's the best filter I can use for IPod touch for my child?

I will be getting my child an IPod Touch and my only concern is her access to the internet. We have wireless internet at home and from reading about the IPod Touch I understand she will have access to the internet. So do any of you have experience with a really good filter for that? I want it so that nothing inappropriate will pop up. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jan 26, 2016 - 13 answers

Have no money, need roboceptionist.

I'm looking for an app (iOS or Android or webapp, no preference) that displays the names (and ideally pictures) of the six people that work in my office, and when a name is tapped, an email is automatically sent alerting the person that they have a visitor. And it needs to be free. Explanations within. [more inside]
posted by soren_lorensen on Jan 25, 2016 - 18 answers

Help me navigate the sea of available Purchase Order apps

Looking for a simple (cheapish) purchase order app to verify employee purchases and notate what job it is for. [more inside]
posted by tuckeredout on Jan 15, 2016 - 1 answer

Trying to recall an obscure audio ios app involving cartoon characters

I just remembered an iPhone app I had that had different audio 'games' that could be downloaded. Very cartoony with weird characters. Often times involving live audio processing via a microphone (At the time I bought a chord that enabled me to input any other instruments/sound devices into 1/8" jack). [more inside]
posted by pbeans on Jan 15, 2016 - 2 answers

An app for crazy pills

Is there an app that can help me work out when to take my medication when changing timezones? (If relevant, it's SSRIs/antipsychotic medication.) [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jan 11, 2016 - 11 answers

Are there more apps like Neko Atsume?

The kids and I are really enjoying collecting the kitty cats, but wish it was a little more interactive. Can you suggest any similar apps?
posted by gryphonlover on Jan 3, 2016 - 12 answers

Binary goal tracker?

Is there a 'yes/no' goal tracker app you'd recommend? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Dec 30, 2015 - 9 answers

Goal charting app?

In the past when I've had big long-term goals (study a language for 300 hours, bike 2,000 miles this summer, etc.) it's been motivating for me to make a big grid on a wall to represent the goal. The grid is divided into however many units of goal I want to accomplish and I color in each unit as I put in the work. It's similar to the fundraising thermometer way to visually represent progress. Is there an iphone app (preferably something attractive with minimal text) that is good for this kind of goal tracking? Most goal tracking apps I've found so far are way too complicated and not what I'm looking for.
posted by horizons on Dec 30, 2015 - 9 answers

Why do these Android apps ignore my rotation settings?

Certain Android games ignore my OS-level screen rotation settings and will, at the drop of a hat, switch to portrait mode from landscape, often only momentarily before flipping back to landscape. Fallout Shelter and Adventure Capitalist are the worst, and will do this even while the phone is completely motionless and either lying flat or propped up in landscape orientation, while Bloons TD5 will, again without any provocation, flip to portrait and then instantly back to landscape. This occurs regardless of whether screen rotation is enabled and is extremely obnoxious. What gives? Can this be prevented?
posted by Pope Guilty on Dec 18, 2015 - 4 answers

I. Need. To. Relax.

Looking for guided meditation apps for my iPhone or downloadable MP3s. I've been doing meditation in the morning and it helps me focus my day. Usually something like 5-20 minutes, general themes like calmness, gratitude, body scan, the usual. I've read the other questions, tried a few that have been okay, and have a few picky requests... [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Dec 17, 2015 - 31 answers

Weight Watchers app that isn't Weight Watchers?

I'm looking for the best knock-off Weight Watchers app that tracks PointsPlus. What is it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2015 - 3 answers

Looking for particular type of internet restriction software/app

I'm interested in restricting my own use of time-killing websites at home so as to increase my productivity. I see that there are a number of apps or programs that do this in different ways, and some of these techniques would be good. But I haven't found one that works in the way that I think would work best for me. Is something like that available? Details on the kind of functionality I'm looking for are below. P.S. I'm willing to pay up to maybe $50 for the right kind of software. [more inside]
posted by Mechitar on Dec 16, 2015 - 6 answers

Help me find a calendar app

I need a better calendaring option. Must be as simple as possible or I won't use it. Super long details inside. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Dec 2, 2015 - 7 answers

Best training app for runner who needs to take it slooooooooow?

So, I want to get back into regular running after a gap of a couple years. But I have mild atrial fibrillation, which means I'm pretty intolerant of high-intensity exercise and can't push myself hard while building up fitness. Help me find a training app that will let me go at my own pace. [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Nov 26, 2015 - 6 answers

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