Sound*Bytes — Archives
Another way to watch the progress of the coronavirus – Covid-19.
The perfect way to communicate in just about any language – itranslate the keyboard that does it all for you!https://itranslate.com/
Docscanner for mac – when you need to send something looking really good!https://docscanner.app/
How much do you know about the tech you love? Your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop? Or any of the myriad devices you carry in your bag or on your keychain? Or even the fridge in your kitchen or the microwave on the wall.https://zmurl.com/
Working from home can be a blast if you can ignore the distractions. To help you with that – try flow!https://flowapp.info/
Don’t miss the great theater, music and other events taking place live on line. Check out corona-livehttps://corona-live.live/
Make the quarantine work for you – and do something meaningful with the extra time you have!https://quarantinesociety.webflow.io/
The ultimate guide to working from home – with you kids around! This site is a treasure trove of great things for them to do!https://www.enrichmentactivities.org/
Kinzoo – a family friendly COPPA compliant private platform for staying in touch. Really. Private.https://kinzoo.com
Good home cooking – comforting and welcome at a time like this. And a place to store those recipes – cookbook.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gooofystudios.cookbook
How fast is Covid-19 spreading in your area? Or is it starting to go away? How you can tell for yourself — rt.livehttps://rt.live
Oddly enough in Corona, Queens New York, the Louis Armstrong House is closed for now – but you can visit Satchmo at home, online!https://virtualexhibits.louisarmstronghouse.org
So you need a better background. Forget the unmade bed, or the dog toys in the family room –
check this out for suave sophistication that in one case is out of this world!
So what will you do when the Corona pandemic is over? Travel? Visit old friends? Adopt a dog? It’s not too early to think about the when and then.https://whencoronaends.com
Before you fall down the rabbit hole of distraction – install HideFeed for Chrome and Firefox! It will save you oodles of lost time.https://www.hidefeed.com
Time on your hands – great time to start growing something and join a community of plant growers!
For those who work on short term contract, or freelance – the Covid-19 epidemic has been a tsunami of cancelled contracts and disappearing gigs. Can you help?https://www.saveafreelancer.com
Time on your hands? Here’s a project we ALL need to do. De-dupe your photos on your phone. And here’s the app to do it!! Both for iOS and Android!https://apps.apple.com/us/app/de-dupe/id1457634880https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.co.dedupe&hl=en_US
If the silence working at home is driving you nuts, customize your work environment!https://mynoise.net
Get away from Corona virus talk – using a neat little app from the Chrome webstore.https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/coronablock-for-facebook/mmlaobnmgfaidfhebeijbeehkdibpiae?hl=en-US
Seems like all we have right now is time on our hands – but for those who need structure – check out the Today app.https://gettoday.app
In these days of tracking the Corona Virus there are some of us who need to know every last number and detail. There’s a website just for you at covid tracking dot com!https://covidtracking.com
Ok – so you want to be a star — check out this app for you iPhone! If nothing else, it’ll give you a laugh!https://impressions.app
I’m asthmatic and I need a great mask when pollution is high. Turns out the one I use is perfect for right now!
https://kickstarter.com and search for IDMASK
A useful visualization of the Corona virus as it crosses the United States.https://usafacts.org
When it comes to Covid-19 there is a LOT of bad information out there and people happy to spread that bad information far and wide. CORD19 give you the facts, just the facts. The scientific, no nonsense, no spin facts.https://cord-19.apps.allenai.org
Coronavirus dashboards from around the world.
Go to https://arcgis.com and search for Coronavirus dashboards
Now let’s take a look at the Coronavirus as it affects the world.
The numbers are staggering.
May the promises you make during this crisis – be promises you keep.https://covidpromises.com
The mask supply during this virus pandemic is challenging to say the very least.
But at Operation Masks you can see what’s going on and maybe even volunteer.
You can help save lives.
Kiddoes at home? Bored? Need something cool to do?
Check out Kidalist – a crowd sourced compendium of things for kids to do!
OK, so you bought enough pasta to feed a football team! Now what to do with it all?
For ideas on what to do with all those squiggles, and strings and butterflies go to eat some pasta!
Not every piece of news you hear or read about Covid-19 is true. So before you spread information about that new miracle cure to all your friends and relations, stop and think. Is it true? Is it tested? Who says so? And check rumors from the best sources out there. For example:https://www.bmj.com/coronavirus
A crowd sourced list of products that stand the test of time.https://www.buyforlifeproducts.com/#/
A real way to get rid of unwanted robo calls …https://apps.apple.com/us/app/callthentic/id1476481718
Mental math – easy for all.
A math based game – and its a great game!!
The Internet is full of scammers – don’t get taken for a ride.
You touch it more than almost anything else all day. Here’s how to clean it – and do it often!
You use it, touch it, put it near your face hundreds of times a day. How clean is YOUR smartphone?
There is plenty of false information out there, fake news – hyped solutions and wildly exaggerated timelines til the end of this virus. Go to sources that will give you the real story, WHO and CDC.https://www.who.inthttps://www.cdc.gov
If two verses of Happy Birthday are getting stale, try a verse and chorus of “My Country Tis of Thee!” Or go to the Guardian and choose something more in your rhythm. Google “20 seconds hand washing Guardian.”
Got a four legs at home that’s up to some sort of tricks? You need Chewcam – an app that streams over your old phone and lets you see what’s going on when your back’s turned!https://chewcam.com
Want to see something on a big screen that you can’t quite make out on a small one?
Try shiftscreen – it works without cables!
You might not be a writer – at least by your estimation – but with this extension for Google Chrome – you might just ratchet up the opportunity.https://linguix.com
A calorie counter – that counts calories!!
No kidding – no fuss – not your new best friend – no encouragement – just calorie counting!
Are you into writing haikus? The three line Japanese poem that’s just 17 syllables? At haiku.baronfig.com there’s an interactive way to learn to do them. Trust me, it can be fun!https://haiku.baronfig.com
At times like these sensible health information is what’s needed. Not panicky, breathless, scaremongering – just the facts.https://www.readhealthguide.com
Maybe you don’t need a heavy handed app to block your social media distractions – try motion – an extension for Google chrome, that may serve you better.https://www.inmotion.app
A guide to colors – not a color picker – but a guide to how your clients live their lives and how colors can affect them. Fascinating stuff!https://colorsinspo.com/
A highly productive editing app – for your iPad.
Less fiddling – more production!
Specialized android test gear – to make sure your android is working properly.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.robertlevonyan.testy
You save points? Several credit cards? Some points are miles, others cash ….
keep track of them all with cardpointers.
Are you any good at mathematical problems? Quadratic equations? Hmm, me neither.https://mathvault.ca
If you’re planning to make your home over – make it a smart home. With app based garage doors, cameras – even coffee machines and thermostats. See how at:https://smarthomemonkey.com
Your kids grow up – but their clothes don’t.
So rent the latest fashions and when they’re outgrown – send them back!
The Farmers Almanac – the best gardening advice for more than 225 years.https://www.almanac.com
You know what you want to say – but now you need to get your podcast out there.https://subcaster.com
No more hunting for your TV remote!https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=codematics.universal.tv.remote.control
The Coronavirus – it’s affecting all of us, in different ways. Car parts, computer parts, cell phones – and of course health. Track this nasty virus on this website.https://coronavirus.app
A simple system to keep track of your expense account. Easy, peasy. Give it a try!http://www.expenday.com
Are your airpods uncomfortable? Do they fall out of your ears?
Here’s something to try to make them fit and feel better!
No url — just google “foam airpod tips”
My ultimate day dream is to fit everything into one bag when I travel. Maybe this app will help!https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.onebag
When you want a different sort of travel – you need a different sort of travel planner!!https://www.portico.travel
Do your apps control you? Or do you control them>
Check out the app addiction meter.
Should you move? It’s one of the most strenuous, emotionally exhausting and stressful tasks you’ll ever do.https://www.movebuddha.com
Get your videos ready in seconds for social media with zubtitle – for cool captions!https://zubtitle.com
Polaroid Lab – develop photos from you phone — just like that!!https://us.polaroidoriginals.com
Now here’s an idea I love — for $19.99 a month you can send two pizzas to any recipient you choose. Randomly!https://www.randompizza.io
Twitter without the bells and whistles – just as it was, just as you like it!https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/minimal-twitter/pobhoodpcipjmedfenaigbeloiidbflp
Summerian summarizes non-fiction books – so if you want to know more but haven’t time to read the whole thing – this one’s for you.https://summerian.net
Full-featured, high-powered music production in the palm of your hand.https://www.blipinteractive.co.uk
Instantaneous access to your favourite websites!https://github.com/boudhayan-dev/QuickLinks
If the constant battering of news headlines is getting you down, try sift. To help you hear the news in a more thoughtful way.https://siftnewstherapy.com
For Android, an app that lets you connect with just about anyone you want to connect with.\http://letsconnect.app
We’ve all seen laptops and smartphones with bits of tape stuck over the camera from privacy.
No more – with I S camera cover!
Commemorate that special moment with a map of the stars as they were then! This is a very cool idea for a unique gift!https://onlinestarmap.com
What’s cool where you are? Other than you, of course!
An app to really make you social – in real life, no phones, no texting.https://www.irl.com
Great content, easy to read. Train yourself to read the content you really want to see …https://readup.com
So how many books do you have? Never counted them? Now you can track your library with BookTrack!https://apps.apple.com/app/book-track-library-manager/id1491660771
Make all your music sing from the same interface — with i-shuffle!https://i-shuffle.netlify.com
Car diagnostics just for you!https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stom.cardiag
So you always wanted to keep a journal but just never did — well here’s something that might make it easy!https://journalisticapp.com
You want to travel to far away places – but do you need a visa to visit? With visalist you’ll never put a foot across a border without the proper paperwork!https://visalist.io
Mark up your maps with Spotty to refind those places that are special to you!https://apps.apple.com/app/spotty/id1461477932
If Apple Music is just a blur to you – try Musicbot – the Apple Music Assistant!https://www.macstories.net/ios/introducing-musicbot-the-all-in-one-apple-music-assistant-powered-by-shortcuts/
Stay focused with Yap – a chat app that keeps your mind on the chat at hand and not wandering round the web!https://yap.chat
Public phone chargers may well not be the convenience they appear to be.
Could this be the next source of reusable energy? A real electric eel!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1x0s1M-rfo
Those tiny bluetooth earphones you got for Christmas are way cool — But they can get rather dirty….here’s how to fix that!
Personalize the tabs on your browser with Control Tab for Firefox and Chrome!https://www.ctrltab.io
With everyone shopping like crazy – the holiday season really doesn’t have to cost the earth.https://www.frugalfamily.co.uk/20-free-things-together-family-christmas/1501
If you’re up to your eyes in leftovers and you don’t know what to cook, try this app — How to Cook Everything!https://apps.apple.com/us/app/how-to-cook-everything/id409936319
Dig up old forgotten files on your Mac. Check them out before chucking them out.https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/fossils-clean-your-drive/id1352331153?mt=12&ign-itsct=1352331153-1352331153&ign-itscg=0176&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
For some people the holidays are no fun at all. Alone. Depressed, It can be a bad time .
Try this site for an alternate plan.
It’s Ugly Sweater time again – and these are bound to raise a smile!!
Me, I want the crackling fireplace!!
So you’re in an apartment and you don’t want to make a mess, but you do want a Christmas Tree.
Have you considered virtual? Check out this video from atmos fx dot com.
Time to go green at Christmas – with Wrappily the gift wrapping paper that CAN be recycled.https://wrappily.com
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!
Want to see how far we’ve come? Check out these Christmas Ads from yesteryear.
Including one with President Ronald Reagan selling cigarettes.
Times HAVE changed!http://justsomething.co/15-worst-christmas-advertising-fails-of-all-time/
OK it’s that time of year again when you have to ship stuff all over to family and friends. But when is the best time to do it. Let your search engine be your guide!!
Google.com, bing.com, etc.
Who loves the music you love? Find out through upbeat for spotify.https://workfromhomejobs.me
Truly anonymous searching.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cybersky.snapsearch
Buy a cool t-shirt from a company that doesn’t exist.https://thistshirtcompanydoesnotexist.com/
Want to know what’s hiding behind that tiny url? Before you click on it? Always a good idea…
Imagine your document as the part of a whole network of items in your project, and they are all tied together — that’s hook!https://hookproductivity.com
Want to find a new route for your run? Something more challenging and fun? Use it for walking and cycling too.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.buneme.fitness.findarun
It’s Pokemon for the real world. Find out about the flora and fauna that surround you. In town or country. Snap a photo and learn!https://apps.apple.com/us/app/inaturalist/id421397028
Make a small change – make a big difference – help the Earth.https://www.smallbigchanges.earth
When you’re somewhere where you don’t speak the language AR TRanslator reads and translates for you – and does it in over 100 languages!https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ar-translator-scan-translate/id1465903782
One app does it all — for collaborative projects try clickup. Store documents, track time, brainstorm and a whole lot more!https://clickup.com
The ultimate tool for data recovery and data transfer for your iphone – fix my iphone!https://www.minicreo.com
What’s in your fridge that you need to use before it walks off the shelf by itself? Five fridge for android a list of what you’ve got, and it’ll tell you what you can make!https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sevtech.app.fridge
An app that’s there – because it can be! A online time waster that’s great for all your office!https://matthewrayfield.com
A simple secure way to organize your bookmarks and have your content where and when you need it.https://trovenow.com
You can search all the home job sites, or just one: Work from home jobs …https://workfromhomejobs.me
All those log ins. How do you keep them straight? Well this handy tool could help!!https://whichlogin.com
Like a long-lost cousin – Twitter has returned to the Mac!https://apps.apple.com/us/app/twitter/id1482454543?mt=1
Want to be the next Facebook, or Google or Twitter or any other famous web name you can think of? Pit your ideas against the big internet economy of the 1990s and see how they work out in this web game.https://web-tycoon.com
An easy way to turn a PDF into a word document with a converter from acethinker.https://acethinker.com/convert-pdf-free
Do you really need more speed for working and browsing online? The ISPs say one thing – science another.
Have you ever checked what the marketers and researchers can find out about you in a snap?
Check out am I unique dot org – and prepare to be shocked.
For when you want a domain name but you haven’t a clue what to use!https://deepnamer.com
Failed tech. Tech that didn’t work. Tech that expired before it even got mainstream.https://www.veed.io/burnt-products
Make a world of change – with aworld – the app that makes a difference, one week at a time.https://aworld.org
A new education system built like a podcast, so you can expand your mind while listening in your car!https://knowable.fyi
For professional video backgrounds – this digital green screen app works brilliantly.https://www.redgiant.com
SEARCH ALL is a multi-search engine – it tracks what you need, when you need it!!https://searchall.net
No, it’s not an old fashioned Sony Walkman, the sort your parents had back in the day.
It’s new, it’s cool – and it’s pricey!!
Difficulty sleeping? Could be the light around you that’s affecting it. Check out this app to find out more.https://lystechnologies.co.uk
Nothing worse than racing for a plane and finding no place to park. Take that hassle off your to-do list with Parking Access.https://parkingaccess.com
All you useful files, apps and folders in a convenient set up.
Look for Quick Access at the Mac OS app store.
A simple shared window that looks like a collaborative whiteboard letting you work together from different places.https://www.webboard.io
Too much email – for a great unsubscribe tool – try Leave Me Alone.https://leavemealone.app
Take your kids on a virtual dig around your home, and discover ancient treasures!https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/archeology-dig-up-history/id1440322910
For the writer in you that just might need a little help putting flesh on the bones of your ideas.https://writemapper.com
Give your mouse a boost with mac mouse fix. Supercharge your mouse with added options to power your way through your work!https://mousefix.org
If you’ve ever been scammed when traveling, this app’s a must. And for those who don’t want to experience that unique situation, it’s even more important to try this out.https://app.warndering.com
Love my bag, lasts forever – and keeps all my tech gear safe!
And you can safeguard your gear too.
How much water do you use each day? Quick nip in the shower or a long, languorous bath? Keep the tap running when you do your teeth?
Check this app out, you’ll be surprised!
How much time do you waste with clickbait? Firefox users can get right to the chase of any clickbait with this extension!
One of a kind flipflops made from multiple images of a sunset, unusual and rather beautiful.https://shop.deleteyourself.com
How many cell phones or smart phones have you owned? And which did you like best?
Check out this site to see who loved what!!
An app that tells you how you are! A video selfie and the app does the rest! Really!!https://www.anura.ai
Will it look good on the wall when you get it home? You can try it before you buy it! With artsee!https://artseeapp.com
Keep your student on track with gradepoint! Track grades, and assignments and see how they’re doing across the board.
Checks the GPA too!
A personal trainer in the palm of your hand! Onyx tracks your progress and never reveals how you’re doing to anyone other than you!https://www.onyx.fit
Easy to use, and easy to understand — tracks your workouts and helps plan your meals.https://apps.apple.com/app/id1423585518
What’s the right song for when the mood hits you happy, or sad, or somewhere in between?https://www.moodsandsongs.com
So you need support? And you don’t know where to find it? Funnily enough – there’s an app for that.https://iamfeelinganxious.com
There must be an easier way to get all your music into your music apps — without ripping CDs and compiling playlists. There is — it’s CD scanner.http://www.makayama.com
Store your online recipes – the way your gran tore out recipes from magazines…. easy to hand and great to make …https://trycookup.app
Feel strongly about something – strongly enough to stand up and say it…?
Well, here you can do just that!
We can’t read everything we want – but if you’ve got crammer – a Chrome extension – in your browser, you can read a lot more!https://thestempedia.com
The right arrow – and the left arrow – perfect for your designs.http://emsoftware.com/xdplugins/icons-and-symbols/
I don’t know. Is it? If you’re not sure what to send, parse your email first!https://www.isthisappropriate.com
Coding for kids – with pictoblox. (Fun for children — and for adults too!)https://thestempedia.com
Our late president – John Fitzgerald Kennedy – was on his way to deliver a speech in Dallas, when he was assassinated on November 22, 1963. Now you can hear what that speech would have sounded like – and this is amazing.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-43436361/john-f-kennedy-s-lost-last-speech-recreated
Stop jiggling – if you want to know when that great new movie is coming out — head over here …https://newmoviescomingout.us
Follow your faves for less!!
Tickets for your favorite bands, without a huge markup!!
Have you ever wondered what weather looks like from the view of a cloud? No, neither did I. But the people at Tiny Cloud did.https://tinyclouds.co
Curb your impulse buying with a web app called Smart Piggy….
So you don’t quite get Brexit, or AI, or Brain surgery – check out witbee for the understandable explanation.https://witbee.co
STRIDE TRAVELTravel like a globetrotter! And find the best places for the best prices1485C_stridetripfinder.mp3
If at first you don’t succeed — try again. And that’s what Google is doing with Shoelace.https://shoelace.nyc
When was the last time you took your measurements? Now there’s an app for that, and it’ll help you know if clothes will fit, before you try them on!http://measuretalk.com/home
It’s more than your life’s worth if you don’t read the fine print – and ReadContract will help you avoid those pitfalls.https://www.readcontract.com
Just the ticket for trains and planes when the guy in the next seat plays his phone so loud you can hear everything, or the baby in the seat three rows ahead screams non stop for 3 hours.https://www.sony.com/electronics/truly-wireless/wf-1000xm3
Sometimes you just need to work ad-free and when you do, turn on stopAd. Then when you want ads again, turn stopAd off again.https://stopad.io
A quiet corner of the web, where you can really open up and talk freely.https://www.chairmanmom.com
Be part of a real scientific research project. Check out Help a Scientist!https://www.helpascientist.cool
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
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
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
Nothing is more unsightly than a jungle of cables and fat black cubes all struggling to power all your tech stuff of a couple of extension cords.
Here is the solution!http://oneadaptr.com
A time tracking app for your menu bar. No more starting and stopping – just track your time on any project. For Mac.https://anthonymdito.wixsite.com/autotimer
Pro video for a really good price. With the Logitech 920 Pro you can get professional streaming video for under $50.00.http://www.logitech.com
A platform for sharing the value of experiences – really. For people who need advice, or who want to share advice.http://wisdo.com
It’s better than being an intern and you learn a trade from the ground up.
PLUS you get paid!
Chat with someone who doesn’t exist – it’s weird and somewhat crazy!https://thispersonadoesnotexist.com
Memorize anything with this great way to hack your memory!!https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.squalllabs.memoryhacker&hl=en_US
Stickers for the adults amongst us. All those beastly things adults have to do, shopping, laundry and taxes — now there are stickers for that!https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/super-adulting/id1462407491
Do you suffer from too many tabs? Most of us do…and here’s a solution!https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/unpaginate/oamcmjemlelkciemicfpmojnnblgniab/detail/whatshisface/hdlljjddnhidfgllahkjhpfgommecolc
Science and kids – a terrific app to take your kids through the science they’ll need for the future.https://tappity.apphttps://www.tappityapp.com
Science and kids – a terrific app to take your kids through the science they’ll need for the future.https://labs.everypixel.com/