Sound*Bytes — Archives


MATE TRANSLATE

Want to learn a new language but got no time? Got Netflix? Try Mate translate!

https://www.matetranslate.com

REQUEST FOR PRODUCT

A crowd sourced directory of what people want – just waiting for someone to make it!

https://requestforproduct.co

UNHIDER

Viruses! You might have one – and you can’t find it — unhides reveals those hidden files where viruses lurk

https://www.softpedia.com/get/File-managers/11469

NO WORRIES

This app’s for when things go wrong – preplanned messages to anyone you need to say something to….

https://noworries.app

SIMPLECAST

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

TYPERIOT

An inspiration for calligraphers and anyone who enjoys handwriting.

https://www.typeriot.com

HORBITO NOVA

A new kind of browser for a new kind of job – still in preview but worth a look.

https://www.horbito.com

IS THIS BANANA REALLY RIPE?

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

CAT VIDEO FEST

Go on – indulge yourself – here are more cat videos than you could ever watch!!!
Seriously, me-ow …

http://www.catvideofest.com

STADIA

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

USENEXT

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

THE INFATUATION

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

VERIFIER

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!

https://verifier.meetchopra.com

PEDOMETER

A reliable measuring app for how far you go and how many calories you burn.
For iOS and Android.

https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1440459476

COMPASS

For insight into your personal intelligence and what might be the best job for you to pursue – try Compass.

https://compass.jobtome.com

SPECTRE

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

ETHICAL

If you really, really want to make a difference – and create a more ethical world, go to ethical.net.
It’s an eyeopener!

https://ethical.net

POCK

For those with Macs with a Touch Bar – the ultimate Luxury …
put your dock in it, too.

https://pock.pigigaldi.com/

PASSGEN

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

BETTER

Stuck in the vortex of health insurance?
Get better with Better!

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COLORBLIND PAL

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

BUTLEROY

For those of us who need a personal butler – check out butleroy!!

https://butleroy.com

SHOP BRAIN

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

MISTER ROGERS

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

WEBPING

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

SLEEPJET

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

RANDOM 42

An app for android and iOS – a journey through the human body – on your smartphone. It’s an unforgettable experience.

https://random42.com

SCAMSTRAVEL

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

ED HALL – SMALL WORLD

Watch anything from anywhere – media analyst Ed Hall says it really IS a small world!!
No URL

COLIN BROWN – TECH EDUCATION

Some of the best kids tech education software comes from India – with great animation and cheerful songs!

https://www.chuchuschool.com

CATCHTRIPS

Want to plan a vacation but no ready $$ to make it happen? – Pay in installments!

https://catchtrips.com

ED HALL – TV IS CHANGING

As more and more networks come on line – and there’s a greater choice in distribution channels – Ed Hall says TV is changing.

WIRIZE

A check out system for freelancers – make sure you get paid!

https://wirize.com

SYSOP CHAT

Bring back the old days of blinking cursors and blue and green letters on a black screen!

https://sysop.chat

https://sysop.chat

FOLD N FLY

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

MIXKIT

A fresh collection of lovely videos and animation for you to use – absolutely free!

http://ttps://mixkit.co

SEGURU

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

LIBRO.FM

The independent book stores’ version of audio books for your mobile devices.

https://libro.fm

EDGEWISE APP

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

PSLAB

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

STEALY DOT IM

Private mobile messaging gives you end to end encryption for your messages.

https://www.stealthy.im

MEALSNAP

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

WORDPRESS

Spruce up your blog – update your wordpress with a cool editor, easy uploads of movies, pictures and audio.

https://wordpress.org

EARNY

Use earny to get the best prices on everything — and earny hotels to get low prices on hotel rooms!

https://www.earny.co/home

CAPISCUM

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

MATTER

A self evaluation tool to get you motivated to move onwards and upwards.

https://matterapp.com

RATERFOX

A movie finder extension for Google Chrome. Fast and sleek raterfox helps you find great movies.

https://www.raterfox.com/discover

LEAP

A travel app that’s almost as much fun as the destination where you’re headed!
Visit leap to see what’s out there!!

https://www.planbudgetandtraveltheworld.com

200 WORDS A DAY

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

REMOVE.BG

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

GAMEQUITTERS

If you – or someone you love is addicted to games, there’s help online at Game Quitters.

https://gamequitters.com

HEALTH 101

For the latest thoughts on what you and your doctor should check on.

https://www.health101.net

FREQUENTLY

It sometimes seems that nothing takes longer than writing the FAQs for your site. Now help is at hand!

https://frequently.io

SAMSUNG SPACEMONITOR

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

CORE 2

Who are you? What are your core beliefs?
Take this little personality quiz and see if you’re the person you think you are!

https://core2.me

THE OUTBOUND COLLECTIVE

If you’re a riding, hiking, outdoors sort of person – this maybe the site for you!

https://theoutbound.com

MISSION EMISSION

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

LITTLE WINS

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 CEMETERY

Google products that failed have been written off but are not forgotten. Check out the Google Cemetery and pay your respects!

https://gcemetery.co

SNOOZERME

When all you really want is to hit the snooze button on life …

https://snoozer.me

TYPE BOOST

Enjoy music when you work? More motivational? Try type boost. When the typing stops – so does the music!

https://www.typeboost.io

WILL MY TWEETS GET ME FIRED

Saying something online that’s out of line – could land you in hot water.
Scan your tweets to ensure that’s not you!

http://willmytweetsgetmefired.com

TUNE POCKET

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

CREATE SIGNATURE

When you want your email signature to look really professional – turn to the professionals.

http://createasignature.co

WHO’S THE BASS?

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

BRAIN ERRORS

Just how much are our brains exploitable – especially when it comes to mistakes and errors?

http://www.brainerrors.com

DEEPDIVEDUCK

When you want to know every detail about your competition – and watch for every change!

https://deepdiveduck.com

CUSTOM SOCKS

Bumper stickers for your ankles! Custom socks make strutting your stuff even better than before!

https://custom.sockclub.com

OLD ENGLISH CRACKERS

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!

https://www.oldenglishcrackers.com

NORAD

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

WALLET HUB

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!

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-cities-for-people-with-disabilities/7164/

SNAP ORIGINALS

Snap.com is heading for new horizons – TV!
Snap originals – starting with 3 originals shows!

http://snap.com

WUNDERMAIL

Finally for Windows users — a desktop email client for gmail!
Meet Wundermail.

http://wundermail.app

LOOPDOGS

Ok – this one’s for the pooch!
Hate your collar and lead? Get you-know-who to buy new ones!

https://loopdogs.com

LUNA DISPLAY

Turn your iPad into a second display!
Something to put on your wish list perhaps?

https://lunadisplay.com

STASHER

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

TUMMY

When you’re craving a snack or something to nibble on – this app will help you find it!

https://www.mytummyapp.com

MY LIFE ELSEWHERE

Did you ever wonder what life would be like if you lived somewhere else?
I know I did …

http://www.mylifeelsewhere.com/

FACEBOOK 3D

3D Photography on Facebook – create an illusion of depth – it’s amazing!

https://facebook360.fb.com

DECISIONIZE

Need help making an important decision – try using a tool built to help!

https://decisionize.com

MAYFLOWER HISTORY

So who did come over on the Mayflower – and who are their descendants?

http://mayflowerhistory.com

FILESHIFTER

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

TRANSIT NAP

An app you’d never think you need – until it happens to you!!
You’ll never oversleep on a train or bus again!!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/transitnap/id1293549233

APPWHARF

Everything you use in the cloud in one neat place – app wharf!

https://www.appwharf.co

CHEAT DAY

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!!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cheat-day/id1438254150

FOOBOT

How clean is the air you breathe AT HOME? It may have a funny name but Foobot is all serious .

https://foobot.io

INSTRUCTABLES

You can make (almost) everything you want for Halloween. No project too large, or too difficult!

http://www.instructables.com

SPIRIT HALLOWEEN

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/

THE GHOSTS OF HALLOWEENS PAST

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/

HALLOWEEN PARTIES

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

CRYPTOLINGO

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/

TRANSISTOR.FM

Got something to say? Let transistor help you say it, getting your podcast out there to people hear you!

https://transistor.fm

WANDLE

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

YOHANN

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/

BEST BEST LIST

When you want the best – really really the best – look for best best list!

https://bestbestlist.com

CURRENTS

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!

https://www.parse.ly/currents/

COUCH POTATO

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!!!

https://getcouchpotato.com

CLEAN SHOT

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

TREASURE HUNT

A pirate themed scavenger hunt app for kids – perfect for that Halloween Pirate party

http://ARRRG.APP

APPLE WATCH 4

It slick and sleek and a whole lot of bling – are you planning of getting an Apple Watch 4?

https://www.apple.com

FEELSFM

Kids don’t like to discuss their feelings – but music can really help.

https://feelsfm.co.uk

I WISH THERE WAS AN APP FOR….

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!!

https://iwishtherewasanappfor.com

SPEXT

Edit audio through the transcription – this is a very cool idea! Audio to text and then edit the text …

https://spext.co

BELLYCHECK

Want to eat healthy? You need an app that edits out the bad stuff and tells you where you can eat healthier!!

PENCIL

Finally – a tool for keeping all your bits for The Great American Novel in one place.

https://www.pencilapp.io/

CRAZYBABY

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

CLASSIC PLAYSTATION

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!

https://crazybaby.com

WEATHERWHEEL

A new kind of weather app that puts you in the middle of the weather where you are!

https://weatherwheel.co

WORKLEAD

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

NEIGHBORS

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

TRAILS

More than a hundred thousand hand-curated hiking trails and route guides around the world!

https://www.trails.com

SHARE MY WORK OUT

Now you can have buddies watching you workout – and making sure you stay on track!

https://sharemyworkout.today

SPARK SCORE

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

MAKE OSX GREAT AGAIN

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

MOON DOT FM

A podcast player that does what it’s told – and then gets out of your way!

http://moon.fm

OH MY WISHES

When you want to send a gift that someone really wants – this is the place to try out …

https://ohmywishes.com

IPHONE PHOTO RECOVERY

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

Hoggy is a hedgehog on a mission and Hoggy keeps all the items you want to save in one handy application.

http://hoggy.io

HOLDETTE

Notice how most clothes designed with tech in mind are for guys?
NOT ANY MORE!!!!!
Check out Holdette …

https://www.holdette.com

PINCRYPT

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

FUN TO CODE

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

GROMA

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

FONT FLIPPER

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

GOOGLE WELLBEING

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/

OOOGENERATOR

Out of Office email – with flair!!Podcasts all in one place? A great search engine…..try it.

https://oogenerator.com

FILEWATCH

Make sure the only files people see on your Google Drive – are files you WANT them to see!

https://filewatch.net

HIPFIT

For a personal fitness package that REALLY suits your lifestyle.

https://hip.fit

WEDSITES

It’s the all in one wedding planner that ensures you won’t forget a thing!

https://wedsites.com

THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE

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/

BARONESS KIDRON

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

BARBIE

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

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

WAGCAM

Try taking your pooch’s picture. Right! The dog that looks everywhere but at you, right?
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1290982652

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1290982652

FOCUSED

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

SLOTHWORK

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

FLOWMAGIC

Flowmagic keeps your projects online, on time and moving along!!

https://flowmagic.co

FREETIME CALCULATOR

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

SLEEP BETTER

Track your nightly sleeping habits with sleep better from Runtastic.

Available at your favorite app stores

WHY DO I PROCRASTINATE?

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

TRAVEL OFTEN

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

AIRPORT VIBES

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

MILECALC

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

LOGOMASTER

Need a logo?

There’s a logo maker to try — designed for startups, professionals and small businesses.

https://logomaster.ai

SPOTTED BY LOCALS

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

TRIPSCOUT – MAP MY TRIP

A Walking tour app with curated tours and offline maps – check out Map My Trip

https://tripscout.app.link

UGLY EMAIL

Take back your privacy – a gmail plug in that alerts you when a tracker is embedded in an email.

https://uglyemail.com

SHOPTOLIST

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/

SPLITIT

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

MEASURE

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

LEVELED

Know what you should before joining a company – use the rating scheme called Leveled.

https://www.leveled.co

DARK READER

Website too bright? Eyestrain too often? Check out Dark Reader – tone down the glitz and save your sight!

http://darkreader.org

FINIMIZE

Financial advice when you need it, real time money news — no jargon, no fluff!!

http://finimize.com

RUN LIVE

Love to run? Love to talk about running? Love to run against the world?

http://runlive.fit

HIDDEN SUGAR

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.

http://hiddensugarapp.com

MAIL LIST

Catch up on your reading with this handy dandy extension for Chrome!

http://mailist.app

GOALSETTER

A savings app for kids – a way to learn to save while learning what savings can do.

https://www.goalsetter.co

FRETTABLE

Frettable is an A I app that writes the music you make as you play!
A personal musical transcriptionist.

https://frettable.com

GOOGLE NEWS

Google has improved its news gathering using AI – and now you get more of the news you want.

https://news.google.com

FLARUM PRO

Internet discussion boards finally have a new look and flair — with Flarum Pro.

https://flarum.org

FITLOOP

Exercises you can do with basic items, a couple of chairs – maybe a yoga mat.
Fitloop is an app that’ll get you up and active.

https://fitloop.co