Sound*Bytes — Archives
Want to learn a new language but got no time? Got Netflix? Try Mate translate!
A crowd sourced directory of what people want – just waiting for someone to make it!https://requestforproduct.co
Viruses! You might have one – and you can’t find it — unhides reveals those hidden files where viruses lurkhttps://www.softpedia.com/get/File-managers/11469
This app’s for when things go wrong – preplanned messages to anyone you need to say something to….https://noworries.app
If you’ve got something to say – there’s no reason not to say it! One stop shopping for making you own podcast!https://simplecast.com
The world of international broadcasting – online at Radio Gardenhttps://www.radio.garden
An inspiration for calligraphers and anyone who enjoys handwriting.https://www.typeriot.com
A new kind of browser for a new kind of job – still in preview but worth a look.https://www.horbito.com
OK – we can put men on the moon, we can fire rockets into the clouds to make it rain — and now, now we can take a picture of a banana – and determination if it’s ripe or not! Is this progress? or is this progress!http://Colorblindpal.com
Go on – indulge yourself – here are more cat videos than you could ever watch!!!
Seriously, me-ow …
For those that follow all things Google – check out stadia. It’s a cloud based gaming platform allowing you to access any stadia based game on any device with a dedicated stadia game controller.http://stadia.com
If you have fond memories of useNET – which makes you over 40 – you may like useNEXT – it’s a sort of usenet rides again!!https://www.usenext.com
If you want to know truly the best restaurant in your city for a date, or a birthday or a big family reunion, check out The Infatuation which roams the world and drops some of the best names.https://theinfatuation.com
You know when you send out a score of emails that often many addresses may not be real.
With verifier you can sort the real from the fake!
Weather dock express for Mac gives you photo realistic animations of the coming weather. Very cool!https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weather-dock-express/id915557574
A reliable measuring app for how far you go and how many calories you burn.
For iOS and Android.
For insight into your personal intelligence and what might be the best job for you to pursue – try Compass.https://compass.jobtome.com
No it’s not an old fictional Russian Spy agency — it’s a photo app that gives you real long exposure photography using A-I!!https://spectre.cam
How to find out something about an image you may want to use? Google Image search does reverse look up too!https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/1325808?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en&oco=0
If you really, really want to make a difference – and create a more ethical world, go to ethical.net.
It’s an eyeopener!
Breathe better, breathe healthier – with music.
Forget the old Polaroid – yes, it was lots of fun – but now instant print cameras are Digital!https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/ivy-cliq-instant-camera-printer
For those with Macs with a Touch Bar – the ultimate Luxury …
put your dock in it, too.
A random password generator for Android – you drive the parameters: capital letter, numeral, special symbol, lowercase etc — and PassGen generates it.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.abhisheknair.passgen
Export the data in your linked in account into a handsome CV.https://curriculumvitae.net
If someone you know is colorblind – this app will help. It not only distinguishes colors they can’t see – it also shows you what colorblindness looks like!http://colorblindpal.com
Finding the cheapest price on an item you want on line is half the rush – and here’s shop brain to help!!https://www.shopbrain.com
Everyone loves Mr. Rogers and he’s still alive and well online! And his message of acceptance and kindness is more relevant than ever.https://www.misterrogers.org
What’s the most important thing about your website?
Checking that it’s up and running and functioning for business.
Webping monitors it all for you from your smartphone.
From the apple and googleplay stores
You can either sleep on planes or you can’t. But if you can – checkout sleepjet – for an on the ground in your bed, airplane sleep experience!https://sleepjet.co
An app for android and iOS – a journey through the human body – on your smartphone. It’s an unforgettable experience.https://random42.com
Be aware – that every place you go there’s the possibility that someone is out to rob, broil or bake an unwary, fat-walleted tourist. Make sure it’s not you!https://www.scamstravel.com
Glorious sound from the latest ear buds.https://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/audio/galaxy-buds/?cid=sem-mktg-pfs-aacc-22019-22493&gclid=CNOekMPQkuECFUvhDQodJrIOlA&gclsrc=ds
Watch anything from anywhere – media analyst Ed Hall says it really IS a small world!!
Some of the best kids tech education software comes from India – with great animation and cheerful songs!https://www.chuchuschool.com
Want to plan a vacation but no ready $$ to make it happen? – Pay in installments!https://catchtrips.com
Does tech teaching mean teachers are redundant – Absolutely NOT! says Colin Brown:https://www.chuchuschool.com
As more and more networks come on line – and there’s a greater choice in distribution channels – Ed Hall says TV is changing.
One of those must-do things that no one wants to do – Make a Will.https://trustandwill.com
Bring back the old days of blinking cursors and blue and green letters on a black screen!
Paper airplanes – if you’re like me, they never quite made it to the trashcan. But they will now. Become a paper aviation expert!https://foldnfly.com
A fresh collection of lovely videos and animation for you to use – absolutely free!http://ttps://mixkit.co
A beautiful way to watch the weather!https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cumulus-weather/id1441446893
When you need to purge a social media account – Social Amnesia rides to the rescue.https://github.com/Nick-Gottschlich/Social-Amnesia
How safe are you online? Without something like seguru you’ll find you’re not safe at all. Check out seguru to see.https://seguru.io
The independent book stores’ version of audio books for your mobile devices.https://libro.fm
You know that feeling – you’re just on the edge of coverage – but your connectivity is spotty at best. You need Edgewise.https://edgewise.app
Using the blockchain to track who is saying what and where!https://www.socialblockchain.co
PSLab – an all in one, portable desk lab that helps you with dozens of jobs around the lab or in the field.https://pslab.io
Never forget another birthday, anniversary or important date again!https://www.planniversary.com
Private mobile messaging gives you end to end encryption for your messages.https://www.stealthy.im
Love music? Play music? Now there’s a metronome app for every rhythm!!https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/impulse-rhythm-metronome/id1444796949?mt=8&ref=producthunt
A food diary that looks great. Snap a picture and the app does the rest. Tracks calories, add up the carbs. Very cool!1457D_mealsnap.mp3http://mealsnap.app
Spruce up your blog – update your wordpress with a cool editor, easy uploads of movies, pictures and audio.https://wordpress.org
Use earny to get the best prices on everything — and earny hotels to get low prices on hotel rooms!https://www.earny.co/home
The blazing hot personal planner! A one stop shop for reminders, to-dos and other important things you need to remember to do.https://capsicum.app
A self evaluation tool to get you motivated to move onwards and upwards.https://matterapp.com
A movie finder extension for Google Chrome. Fast and sleek raterfox helps you find great movies.https://www.raterfox.com/discover
A web-based app that turns a wikipedia article into a true timeline.http://www.timefunction.com
A travel app that’s almost as much fun as the destination where you’re headed!
Visit leap to see what’s out there!!
So many of us want to write but just can’t find the time. So try to write just 200 words a day…https://200wordsaday.com
Great photo – but standing in front of THAT??? Remove dot B-G gets rid of the background, so you can clean up your pictures!https://www.remove.bg
Save your favorite videos and download them from social media.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wellsint.omnidownloader
For your android device – the ultimate speedometer!https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yoosofts.speedometer
If you – or someone you love is addicted to games, there’s help online at Game Quitters.https://gamequitters.com
For the latest thoughts on what you and your doctor should check on.https://www.health101.net
It sometimes seems that nothing takes longer than writing the FAQs for your site. Now help is at hand!https://frequently.io
Now here’s a hardware idea I’d really like to have – a monitor that folds flat when you’re not using it! If nothing else – check out the cool video!https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/monitor/high-resolution/space-monitorhttps://youtu.be/PH51tGwHsdI
Someplace, somewhere there’s always a tech conference you can go to!https://techconferences.co
Do you watch too much Netflix? Here’s a Google chrome extension that clocks how much time you spend on Netflix.http://om/webstore/detail/netflix-anonymous/pjjjmiedohemelnagkfpfncjbohedgcn?hl=en-GB
Wouldn’t it be lovely to scroll and scroll and scroll down a page?
Well now you can!https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/unpaginate/oamcmjemlelkciemicfpmojnnblgniab
Who are you? What are your core beliefs?
Take this little personality quiz and see if you’re the person you think you are!
Tips and tricks to make your website faster and quicker to load.https://www.officialbryangrey.com
Not a joke – turns out there’s a great affinity between cats and Russian History.
So get your claws into this!!
If you’re a riding, hiking, outdoors sort of person – this maybe the site for you!https://theoutbound.com
Any idea how bad your carbon footprint really is? Here’s a site that’ll tell just how bad yours is – and believe me, it gave me a real jolt awake.https://missionemission.co
We all get the blahs – and after last year we had them really bad. But there are some bright spots and Little Wins helps you share the good moments.http://littlewins.leapers.co
Google products that failed have been written off but are not forgotten. Check out the Google Cemetery and pay your respects!https://gcemetery.co
Enjoy music when you work? More motivational? Try type boost. When the typing stops – so does the music!https://www.typeboost.io
Saying something online that’s out of line – could land you in hot water.
Scan your tweets to ensure that’s not you!
When you need music for your film or commercial, tunepocket.com should be way up there on your list of places to find it.https://www.tunepocket.com
When you want your email signature to look really professional – turn to the professionals.http://createasignature.co
Everything for a holiday web design – quick and cheerful, drag and drop!!https://christmashq.com
Big Mouth Billy Bass is back – and he’s teamed up with Google’s Alexa for one of the dumbest but cravable Christmas presents this season.https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_dp_s_web_0?ie=UTF8&search-alias=aps&field-keywords=Big+Mouth+Billy+Bass+with+Alexa
Follow the rise and fall – and rise and rise of the world’s first Trillion dollar company!https://marketingtrends.com/40-lessons-from-40-years-of-apple-ads/
Just how much are our brains exploitable – especially when it comes to mistakes and errors?http://www.brainerrors.com
When you want to know every detail about your competition – and watch for every change!https://deepdiveduck.com
Bumper stickers for your ankles! Custom socks make strutting your stuff even better than before!https://custom.sockclub.com
You can have a great Christmas all by yourself. Try it.https://delishably.com/meat-dishes/christmas-dinner-ideas-for-one
Make a traditional Christmas Pudding, just like the one Jamie Oliver’s gran made.https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/fruit-recipes/my-nan-s-christmas-pud-with-vin-santo/
They used to be a very british tradition – but now the world’s gone crackers!
Have fun and buy all sorts of crackers – or even make your own!
Once again Norad will be tracking Santa as he flies across the world on Christmas Eve! And you can track him as he makes his rounds – and maybe you’ll see him fly over your house!!!http://noradsanta.org
Memorize anything – train your mind – and you’ll be surprised!!https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/memorize-by-heart/id1436935583
The best and the worst cities in the US to live if you’re someone with disabilities.
Look up your own city – and I think you’ll be surprised at the results!
Snap.com is heading for new horizons – TV!
Snap originals – starting with 3 originals shows!
Finally for Windows users — a desktop email client for gmail!
Ok – this one’s for the pooch!
Hate your collar and lead? Get you-know-who to buy new ones!
Turn your iPad into a second display!
Something to put on your wish list perhaps?
Who hasn’t needed THIS?!!! Nothing worse than shlepping round the stores feeling like an unpaid beast of burden? Stasher fixes it! PS – Encourage your local stores to sign up …https://stasher.com
When you’re craving a snack or something to nibble on – this app will help you find it!https://www.mytummyapp.com
Did you ever wonder what life would be like if you lived somewhere else?
I know I did …
3D Photography on Facebook – create an illusion of depth – it’s amazing!https://facebook360.fb.com
Need help making an important decision – try using a tool built to help!https://decisionize.com
Do you know that more antacid is sold over thanksgiving than any other time in the us?http://www.shelivesclean.com/how-to-avoid-post-thanksgiving-bloatindigestion/
So who did come over on the Mayflower – and who are their descendants?http://mayflowerhistory.com
So you know that sometimes you have to change a file into something else – a pdf to a jpg, or a .mp3 to a .wav or the other way round? Now you can, on line and free!!https://fileshifter.io
An app you’d never think you need – until it happens to you!!
You’ll never oversleep on a train or bus again!!
You simply gotta have it – and you know it’s not good for you.
Here’s an app to help you cheat —only less so!!
All the scary movies you could want – all free – all streaming!!https://www.halloweenflix.com
How clean is the air you breathe AT HOME? It may have a funny name but Foobot is all serious .https://foobot.io
Another awesome place for fabulous pumpkin patterns and designs!http://www.extremepumpkins.com/
You can make (almost) everything you want for Halloween. No project too large, or too difficult!http://www.instructables.com
If you need an inspiration for that simply perfect Halloween costume – this place may well be one of the top of the pack. Even at this late date -there’s bound to be something you can use!http://www.spirithalloween.com/
Some people just love to remember the Halloweens of years gone by – and here’s somewhere you can join them!http://ghostsofhalloween.blogspot.co.uk/
Throwing a Halloween party was never this much fun with all the add ins and add ons from Party 411.http://www.party411.com/PlanYourParty/Holiday/Halloween.aspx
If the jargon of crypto currencies is as unintelligible to you as it is to me try this site for a reference guide!https://cryptolingo.com/en/
Got something to say? Let transistor help you say it, getting your podcast out there to people hear you!https://transistor.fm
Wandle helps you concentrate! For Android, it stores your notifications until you can cope with them!!https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=6878754806592248380&hl=en
A gorgeous sleek and elegant stand for your iPad, iPad Pro or MacBook.
And event if you’re not in the market for one – watch the video!!https://yohann.com/
An expense tracker that works on your iPhone …https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/expense-tracker/id1401279619?mt=8&ref=producthunt
When you want the best – really really the best – look for best best list!https://bestbestlist.com
What are people talking about? Not necessarily the latest news, but what matters to the word right now?
Check out currents. You might be surprised!
An inactivity tracker that shows you just how much of a couch potato you really are!!
For iPhone and Android – now there’s NO EXCUSE!!!
When you need a screen shot of your desktop but don’t want anyone to see the clutter of files and folders – cleanshot is the answer!!https://getcleanshot.com
A pirate themed scavenger hunt app for kids – perfect for that Halloween Pirate partyhttp://ARRRG.APP
It slick and sleek and a whole lot of bling – are you planning of getting an Apple Watch 4?https://www.apple.com
Kids don’t like to discuss their feelings – but music can really help.https://feelsfm.co.uk
How often do you wish there was app for that certain task or project?
Go ahead and submit your idea to I wish there was an app for – and there might be!!
Edit audio through the transcription – this is a very cool idea! Audio to text and then edit the text …https://spext.co
Want to eat healthy? You need an app that edits out the bad stuff and tells you where you can eat healthier!!
Finally – a tool for keeping all your bits for The Great American Novel in one place.https://www.pencilapp.io/
If there’s one thing I can’t stand – it’s my earbuds dropping out when I do anything that involves movement. Ears – meet Crazy Baby!https://crazybaby.com
Miss the old days of the classic playstation? And this great classic games?
Pine no more! Meet the new “Classic Playstation.” Pre-order now at Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Gamestop, Amazon etc!
A new kind of weather app that puts you in the middle of the weather where you are!https://weatherwheel.co
If you’re a freelance tech designer it’s often hard to find gigs. Unless of course you sign up with Worklead!https://worklead.co
Bringing neighbors closer together – that’s what’s behind Amazon’s Ring, the smart-home security company. And it’s really quite a clever idea!https://ring.com
More than a hundred thousand hand-curated hiking trails and route guides around the world!https://www.trails.com
Now you can have buddies watching you workout – and making sure you stay on track!https://sharemyworkout.today
It’s not how much you tweet, or when. It’s all about credibility. The real influence of your twitter feed and your followers.https://sparktoro.com
eMail that’s fun, irreverent and useful – for iPhone and iPad!https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/maily-mcmailface/id1383629771?ls=1&mt=8
Every time there’s an operating system update, something you love goes and is replaced by something that is totally unfamiliar. With this app – what was old – is new again!https://www.makeosxgreatagain.com
A podcast player that does what it’s told – and then gets out of your way!http://moon.fm
When you want to send a gift that someone really wants – this is the place to try out …https://ohmywishes.com
Be part of a real scientific research project. Check out Help a Scientist!http://www.helpascientist.netlify.comhttps://www.helpascientist.cool
When you delete a photo – but want to get it back – or a message or iPhone contacts – here’s the software to do it!!https://www.minicreo.com
Hoggy is a hedgehog on a mission and Hoggy keeps all the items you want to save in one handy application.http://hoggy.io
Notice how most clothes designed with tech in mind are for guys?
NOT ANY MORE!!!!!
Check out Holdette …
Pincrypt is for Android as 1 password is for Mac – a clever system that stores your passwords and pin codes, safely and securely. Forget scraps of paper and post it notes – do it the smart way!!https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ids.gould.pincrypt
Coding really can be fun – as you find out at Google play. Kids learn the basic techniques of coding using a a cartoon kid and a bowl of food……!!!!https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.za.chester.funtocode
A serious kitchen management tool for serious kitchens!! GROMA – an app that tells you what you need to buy, before you know it!! And a myriad other uses……http://www.groma.co
If you love to design things with fonts but you don’t know which is right for you – you MUST try font flipper which gives you previews of hundreds of fonts so you can get it right!!!http://fontflipper.com
After years of trying to keep you online and connected – now there’s a Google App that helps you put your gadgets down!!!https://wellbeing.google/
Sometimes a meeting shouldn’t be a meeting.
Or should it be a meeting?
A real to-do list? For Android!https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=simple.todo.app
Edit your tweets – before they catch up and bite you!!https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/covfefe/ccdjnhaifeigaidilnnajickpbjhbfom
Out of Office email – with flair!!Podcasts all in one place? A great search engine…..try it.https://oogenerator.com
Stay healthy in the heat with Aqua Hydration!!https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aqua-hydration/id1381253275?mt=8
Make sure the only files people see on your Google Drive – are files you WANT them to see!https://filewatch.net
It’s the all in one wedding planner that ensures you won’t forget a thing!https://wedsites.com
Thomas – the friend to millions of kids worldwide is embarking on exciting adventures around the world. And kids can watch and learn both on TV and tablets.http://www.thomasandfriends.com/en-us/
The rise of corporate control of the Internet is endangering the privacy of children’s data. That’s the concern of a powerful British Parliamentarian – Baroness Beeban Kidron:http://5rightsframework.com
Christopher Keenan must have the coolest job in the world. A senior VP at Mattel – he’s responsible for content on the Barbie channels.http://www.barbie.mattel.com
Catherine Zeta-Jones is not only an oscar winning actress – she also loves technology! As she told us in Cannes at Mipcom last year.http://www.barbie.mattel.com
Try taking your pooch’s picture. Right! The dog that looks everywhere but at you, right?
A tab page with a difference. Focused keeps everything you need in front of you so you can stay – focused.https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/focused/plnjlhncdofddfglcgikochbpnbihcpm
When you’re at the computer wasting time, have you ever thought just how much that time wasting is worth? Slothworth has!!https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sloth-worth/oomipphdopeaobjffaagbfogfehpcfkh?hl=en
Do you have enough free time? No? Are you sure?
This little calculator will show you that you probably have more than you think.https://erikrood.com/Posts/free_time_calc.html
Track your nightly sleeping habits with sleep better from Runtastic.
Available at your favorite app stores
A quick online quiz on why you put off things you know need to be done – and what to do about it!https://whydoiprocrastinate.com
For the best in travel blogs, for a mental getaway even if you can’t leave your desk – check out Travel Often.http://traveloften.co
Just how cool is your airport? Some a way cooler and more laid back than others – so listen to your fellow travelers and learn what not to do!!https://www.producthunt.com/posts/airport-vibes
All those frequent flier miles – how to check how many you have, and what’s worth what…. and what’s left when you spend them!http://milecalc.com
Need a logo?
There’s a logo maker to try — designed for startups, professionals and small businesses.https://logomaster.ai
There’s a new trend in travel – local residents contributing what they know to make your visit more interesting and rewarding. Here are more than 70 cities by insiders for visitors.https://www.spottedbylocals.com
A Walking tour app with curated tours and offline maps – check out Map My Triphttps://tripscout.app.link
Take back your privacy – a gmail plug in that alerts you when a tracker is embedded in an email.https://uglyemail.com
Shop to list takes the drag out of shopping online. Just tell it what you want, and it’ll find it, along with special deals and discounts.https://shoptolist.com/
When you’ve got a bill or check to split, when you have to figure out who owes what – splitit is for you.https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/split-it-easy-money-manager/id1399769081
You never know when you’ll need to measure something – the size of your suitcase, the length of a room – and with “measure” you’re always ready.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.tango.measure
Know what you should before joining a company – use the rating scheme called Leveled.https://www.leveled.co
Website too bright? Eyestrain too often? Check out Dark Reader – tone down the glitz and save your sight!http://darkreader.org
You know you shouldn’t be tap tap tapping — now with no phone – you can’t …https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.aswinmohan.nophone
Financial advice when you need it, real time money news — no jargon, no fluff!!http://finimize.com
Do you know where sugar is hiding in your diet?
No, I don’t either – but this app will probably make a huge difference to me – and to you too.
You’ll have more control over your Facebook data and it’s coming soon.https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/05/clear-history-2/
If the web is just too bright and jazzy – you may find it more restful in shades of grey!https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/grayscale-tool/odolflphhameojgliipcnahnipmogigo?hl=en
A savings app for kids – a way to learn to save while learning what savings can do.https://www.goalsetter.co
Frettable is an A I app that writes the music you make as you play!
A personal musical transcriptionist.
Google has improved its news gathering using AI – and now you get more of the news you want.https://news.google.com
Internet discussion boards finally have a new look and flair — with Flarum Pro.https://flarum.org