7 Excellent Apps for Web Experts that will save you Time and Money. Make sure to click on a few and give their tires a kick.
The best thing about Mighty Deals is that, instead of deals on lots of junk that you really don’t need or use, they have deals on stuff that web pros use every day. Vector graphics, website backgrounds, fonts, text effects and lots more stuff every day at great prices. They have a ‘daily deal’ too, so you need to check back regularly so you don’t miss anything. Sure some of the stuff isn’t going to blow your mind, but I think it’s a solid ‘deal’ website.
Best Feature – Mighty Deals has a ‘Freebies’ page with all sorts of free stuff.
Building websites is important but tedious, especially if you build a lot. With 5 Minutes you can build a website incredibly fast and be up and running in 5 minutes or less. Email, social sites, back-ups and the rest, all set up and ready to go in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee. If you’re building a lot of websites this could be a great site for you to use. One caveat; some functions, like a payment page, have to be added later and are extra.
Best Feature – The websites are fully customizable and 5 Minutes has a great template library.
If you’re like me, you enjoy meditation but you don’t meditate as often as you’d like. The day gets started and before you know it you’re off and running. Mindfulness meditation for the iPhone puts a meditation program right in your pocket, so you can meditate anytime and anywhere you are. There are 5 minute to 40 minute routines and a 10 minute deep relaxation exercise to get you started too. The only thing I didn’t like is that it doesn’t have music. I like music with my meditation.
Best Feature – It’s written and spoken by the author of Meditation for Dummies.
Task organization apps seem to pop up every other day or so, but Wunderlist is one of the better ones that I have seen lately. It’s easy to set-up, has a short learning curve, and has an elegant design that makes using it a breeze. As with most apps of this kind you can share content, take it with you on multiple platforms, and it has a lot of built in widgets for all sorts of different tasks. I can’t find anything bad to say about it so far.
Best Feature – It’s free and works on every major platform with complete compatibility.
This one’s pretty cool. Flipboard takes content from anywhere on the web and puts it in ‘magazine’ format on you iPad. You tell it what you like and it collects it for you and keeps it ready for when you’re ready to check it out. It also connects to your social networks like FaceBook and shows you what your friends are looking at as well as allowing you to ‘like’ and share right from the app. Flipboard also has its own content that you can connect to, and the stuff you like is shared with you social connections. I get a little bit of ‘big brother’ anxiety from it, but I love the way it presents content.
Best Feature – The graphics and ease of use are terrific.
OK, I’ll admit that this one has me a little confused. With Buffer you’re able to share content that you like to your social networks. The kicker; you can note what you want to share at one moment but the content gets parsed out to you social networks throughout the day. Not sure why that’s necessary, but people seem to like it. It’s an interesting concept for those that are really into sharing content methodically. That’s not me, but maybe it’s you.
Best Feature – Buffer is integrated and compatible with all of the major news reader apps.
Freedom from Stress was developed with internationally celebrated meditation teacher Stephan Bodian. The app, on the iPhone, allows you to build your own personalized meditation program with more than 18 meditation exercises that are based on 5 scientifically proven stress reduction strategies. (Say that 5 times fast!) If you’re stressed out than this is the app for you. For my money, when I really want to de-stress I put my phone far, far away, but it could be valuable for those on the go constantly.
Best Feature – It will teach you about stress factors and then show you how to control them.
Many of us want to work out regularly but the old excuses – time, busy, money, etc.- keep us from getting those workout in. Gain Fitness, developed by a former college football player who saw the need for portable, customizable workouts brings 1000 exercises to you through the iPhone and allows you to create a fully customized workout that you can also schedule into your phone. Wherever you are you can access the program and the many tools they offer to chart and check your weight and other stats. Of course you will need your equipment handy because lifting an iPhone isn’t going to build much muscle.
Best Feature – Gain ‘talks’ to you and offers words of encouragement in a real human voice.
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