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Wee Sing & Learn ABC – Free for limited time! April 25, 2012

Filed under: Apps,Homeschooling Apps,Kids — lifeatwarpspeed @ 11:11 pm
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App Store – Wee Sing & Learn ABC.

From the well known Wee Sing music based learning products, Wee Sing & Learn ABC app is available for free download for a limited time. Normally, this app is $2.99. This app is produced by iStoryTime.

This app does a good job of creating an interactive beginning ABC learning app. You have the ABC song, a play along with the song, interactive ABC animal and musical instruments flashcards, and an explore the letter names. The app is pretty interactive and engaging. However, it is not worth a paid app price of $2.99. There are apps that are far cheaper or free that accomplish the same things although not necessarily all in the same app.

Recommended for ages 18 mos to 4 years. Grab this while it is free!

L@WS

 

Grocery Mate App – Free for limited time!

Filed under: Apps — lifeatwarpspeed @ 1:18 pm
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App Store – Grocery Mate – Easy to Use Shopping List.

Grocery Mate is a pretty useful iPhone app (universal) for creating shopping lists. It is available for free download for a limited time. Normally, it is $1.99. It isn’t super fancy with tons of bells and whistles. Just an app that let you create multiple shopping lists with quantities and sorted by department. The only downside is that anything not mainstream isn’t programmed so your ethnic grocery list will have to be typed.  The real attraction behind the app is that it syncs your lists across devices and allows you email and share your list as well. I love that both P and I can add to the lists.

I still like my abcnotes app for making to do lists, but this helps me focus on just shopping. It also solves the problem of P calling and asking if I need anything from the store. No need for that or trying to furiously text him a list on the spot. What mom can ever do that anyways with a child under 5 hanging on their leg? Just sync to update the list, and you are good to go. No more scrounging around for that scratch paper you were jotting things down on. It is so helpful that you can easily edit the list to keep anything that wasn’t purchased. I organize my app lists by store and use it for all my shopping lists.

L@WS

 

Fodor’s Travel Guide Apps – Free for limited time!

Filed under: Apps,Travel — lifeatwarpspeed @ 9:05 am
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App Store – Fodor’s Paris Travel Guide.

App Store – Fodor’s London Travel Guide.

App Store – Fodor’s Rome Travel Guide.

App Store – Fodor’s Barcelona Travel Guide.

App Store – Fodor’s New York City Travel Guide.

App Store – Fodor’s San Francisco Travel Guide.

Hot deal for anyone planning to visit Paris, London, Rome, Barcelona, New York or San Francisco from Fodor’s. Their travel apps for these destinations are available for free download for a limited time. Normally, these apps are $4.99.

What a convenient way to have a portable travel guide! The guide uses your device’s GPS location to identify nearby attractions. You can search by neighborhood, sights to see, restaurants, shopping, lodging and nightlife. You can download maps to your device in case you don’t have wi-fi access. They even includes subway maps which are great for all of these cities. There is also this cool field notes feature where you can add your notes and observations to different attractions. It is a travel guide right in your pocket.

That being said, I personally am a huge fan of the DK’s eyewitness series for travel guides. I generally find great pricing at the Costco warehouse. No lightweight travel guide with DK. Just packed with tons of great information and background. If you don’t want to buy theirs, they do have let you create your own personalized guide with a blend of info from their Eyewitness guides and user created content. Create your own personalized travel guide : DK Travel.

Happy traveling!

L@WS

 

 
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