Favorite Apps WE Love and Think YOU Might Like Too!

DSP Nurse Kris:

“My Lookout” This FREE app protects against the newest form of identity theft and trouble– on your cell phone.  It protects against malware, phishing and theft. It also helps you find your phone if it gets misplaced– Connie?

“KeyRingApp” If you are anything like this DSP, you can never find that “reward” card when you need it.  And I refuse to carry little plastic cards dangling off my already packed key ring.  This FREE app scans your  reward cards and keeps a copy of all the important info right on your smart phone!

“Restaurant Nutrition” by Foundation Healthcare Network (FREE): Love this app loaded with over 250 Restaurants, 60,000 food items. Especially since DSP’s love some of the worst foods for us, right?  This is an easy way to determine whether or not you want to balance that burger against a salad…or not. C’mon, you knew I would be the one to pick an app that’s good for you!

DSP Connie:

MusicID by Gravity Mobile.  Like many baby boomers, I played my transistor radio constantly.  The Beatles, Stones and Dylan sung from that tiny speaker 24-7.  Today, I’m constantly scrambling to grab my notebook and pen in my car console to write down song titles and artists I hear on the radio.  That’s all changed with my new MusicID app on my iPhone.  I simply point my phone at the radio speaker, the MusicID quickly grabs a sample, and through the magic of remote servers, I get the song title and artist’s name displayed on my phone in less than 20 seconds.  This app correctly identified many songs by artists from Mozart to Moby.  One negative:  this app did not correctly identify all albums, and older songs are not always recognized by MusicID.  However, it’s still great new item for my DSP toolbox.

Find My iPhone by Apple:  If you know me, you know I loose my phone on a weekly basis.  More than once I’ve had to call upon this fantastic app to find my phone.  I once found my phone in the refrigerator (yeah, I know). Apple says, If you misplace your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, the Find My iPhone app will let you use another iOS device to find it and protect your data. Simply install this free app on another iOS device, open it, and sign in with your Apple ID. Find My iPhone will help you locate your missing device on a map.  No Boomer should live without Find My iPhone!  Actually, my 25 year old son uses this app too.  It’s a cross-generational app.  Cool.

DSP Lovey:

Bar Code Scanner Like everyone else I want to buy the best products at the best price. But honestly, I am not one who is willing to dedicate a lot of time researching and comparing items so I tend to make costly mistakes. But now thanks for the Bar Code Scanner I have shed the guilt of wasting time and/or money with this amazing app. The Bar Code Scanner enables you to simply scan the bar code on any product and it will immediately tell you who has the best price and offer product reviews. If the current price scanned is good I just buy it, if I find a much lower price online or at a nearby store I will buy it there. I know this app has saved me a lot money and time. This app is a steal at $.99!

Flashlight! App by Zentertain Ltd. I seem to lose things at the most inconvenient and usually the darkest of times. Whether it is dropping my keys in a dark parking lot or fishing them out of my usually overstuffed, messy purse using the bright light of the Flashlight! App has saved me more times than I can count. I have even used it to show a child that there was no monsters under his bed when he didn’t want me to leave to get a regular flashlight. This flashlight app even has a bonus built in compass and a clock. You will be amazed how much you will use it. (By the way the apps is normally $1.99 but is offered this week for free, so go get yours. You will love it.)

DSP Dixie:

Liquor Cabinet For $ .99, I can quickly find options for all the crazy liquor libations I have collected over the years. It’s easy to find unique cocktails for theme parties, tailgates and a random Wednesday night! Now, why don’t they have DSP Dixie’s infamous 4-5-6 Margaritas?

Simply Yoga FREE Did you see that, FREE? That price fits for me. You know I dig me a cocktail here and there and here again. But, I love me some yoga just as much. It’s the Ying and Yang, my dears. I love the idea of having yoga video and practices at my fingertips. Yoga is an “inside job” and makes me a better person.

Etch A Sketch HD for the IPad DSP Dixie is old school in her love for the Etch A Sketch. I have the original model for fun family nights but love this mobil version app for the car and waiting rooms with the kids. The kids love playing with it and it reminds me of my childhood. Needless to say, it’s harder than I remember!

DSP Coach:

ESPN ScoreCenter Coaching multiple youth sports teams does not allow me to sit down after work like I used to before kids and enjoy uninterrupted viewing ESPN Sports Center. Now I rely on my ESPN ScoreCenter app for all the latest sports scores and news. I can customize it to follow the teams I am most interested in. It is a quick and easy way for me to keep up to date on sporting news. Great for sports lovers on the go.

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Three Cheers to Tina Fey’s “Bossypants” – the Epitome of the Domestic Square Peg!

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DSP CONNIE: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

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This Year I Vow to get Organized!

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