Sound*Bytes — Archives


ITRANSLATE

The perfect way to communicate in just about any language – itranslate the keyboard that does it all for you!

https://itranslate.com/

BRIZZLY

Keep your tweets spelled right and looking sharp with brizzly!!

https://brizzly.com/

DOCSCANNER

Docscanner for mac – when you need to send something looking really good!

https://docscanner.app/

ZOLVE

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/

FLOW

Working from home can be a blast if you can ignore the distractions. To help you with that – try flow!

https://flowapp.info/

CORONA-LIVE

Don’t miss the great theater, music and other events taking place live on line. Check out corona-live

https://corona-live.live/

QUARANTINE SOCIETY

Make the quarantine work for you – and do something meaningful with the extra time you have!

https://quarantinesociety.webflow.io/

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

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/

ZMURL

Build your own zoom event page – and publicize the event!

https://zmurl.com/

WASHEM

Think you know how to wash you hands?
Check out washem and see!

https://washem.app

KINZOO

Kinzoo – a family friendly COPPA compliant private platform for staying in touch. Really. Private.

https://kinzoo.com

COOKBOOK

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

RT LIVE

How fast is Covid-19 spreading in your area? Or is it starting to go away? How you can tell for yourself — rt.live

https://rt.live

THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE

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

GIF 2 ZOOM

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!

https://gif2zoom.xyz

WHEN CORONA ENDS

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

HIDE FEED

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

CHOOSE YOUR PLANT

Time on your hands – great time to start growing something and join a community of plant growers!

SAVE A FREELANCER

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

DE-DUPE

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

UNSCREEN

Get a great background using unscreen. For your videos and gifs.

https://www.unscreen.com

MY NOISE

If the silence working at home is driving you nuts, customize your work environment!

https://mynoise.net

TODAY

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

COVID TRACKING

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

IMPRESSIONS

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

IDMASK

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

https://kickstarter.com

USA FACTS

A useful visualization of the Corona virus as it crosses the United States.

https://usafacts.org

CORD 19

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

COVIDLY

Now let’s take a look at the Coronavirus as it affects the world.
The numbers are staggering.

https://covidly.com

OPERATION MASKS

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.

https://www.operationmasks.org

KIDALIST

Kiddoes at home? Bored? Need something cool to do?
Check out Kidalist – a crowd sourced compendium of things for kids to do!

https://kidalist.com

EAT SOME PASTA

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!

https://www.eatsomepasta.com

THINK BEFORE YOU SHARE

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

CORONAVIRUS SCAMS

The Internet is full of scammers – don’t get taken for a ride.

KEEP YOUR KEYBOARD CLEAN

You touch it more than almost anything else all day. Here’s how to clean it – and do it often!

SMARTPHONE SANITATION!

You use it, touch it, put it near your face hundreds of times a day. How clean is YOUR smartphone?

SOURCES YOU CAN TRUST

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

20 SECOND TUNES FOR WASHING YOUR HANDS!

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.”

CHEWCAM

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

SHIFTSCREEN

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!

https://www.shiftscreen.app

LINGUIX

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

CALORIE

A calorie counter – that counts calories!!
No kidding – no fuss – not your new best friend – no encouragement – just calorie counting!

https://calorie.fit

HAIKU PROJECT

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

READ HEALTH GUIDE

At times like these sensible health information is what’s needed. Not panicky, breathless, scaremongering – just the facts.

https://www.readhealthguide.com

MOTION

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

COLORS INSPO

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/

FILMA

A highly productive editing app – for your iPad.
Less fiddling – more production!

http://www.filma.app

CARDPOINTERS

You save points? Several credit cards? Some points are miles, others cash ….
keep track of them all with cardpointers.

https://getcardpointers.com

MATH VAULT

Are you any good at mathematical problems? Quadratic equations? Hmm, me neither.

https://mathvault.ca

MATH VAULT

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

COCOON

Personal messaging for the important people in your life!

https://cocoon.com

EVERLASTING WARDROBE

Your kids grow up – but their clothes don’t.
So rent the latest fashions and when they’re outgrown – send them back!

https://www.everlastingwardrobe.com

SPRING PLANTING

The Farmers Almanac – the best gardening advice for more than 225 years.

https://www.almanac.com

SUBCASTER

You know what you want to say – but now you need to get your podcast out there.

https://subcaster.com

CORONAVIRUS APP

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

EXPENDAY

A simple system to keep track of your expense account. Easy, peasy. Give it a try!

http://www.expenday.com

FOAM AIRPOD TIPS

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”

ONE BAG

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

PORTICO

When you want a different sort of travel – you need a different sort of travel planner!!

https://www.portico.travel

APPADDICTION METER

Do your apps control you? Or do you control them>
Check out the app addiction meter.

https://appaddictionmeter.com

MOVE BUDDHA

Should you move? It’s one of the most strenuous, emotionally exhausting and stressful tasks you’ll ever do.

https://www.movebuddha.com

ZUBTITLE

Get your videos ready in seconds for social media with zubtitle – for cool captions!

https://zubtitle.com

RANDOM PIZZA

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

SUMMERIAN

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

SIFT

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

LET’S CONNECT

For Android, an app that lets you connect with just about anyone you want to connect with.\

http://letsconnect.app

I.S. CAMERA COVER

We’ve all seen laptops and smartphones with bits of tape stuck over the camera from privacy.
No more – with I S camera cover!

https://intelligentsecurity.company

ONLINE STARMAP

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

TRAVELPERI

What’s cool where you are? Other than you, of course!

https://www.travelperi.com

https://www.travelperi.com

IRL (IN REAL LIFE)

An app to really make you social – in real life, no phones, no texting.

https://www.irl.com

READ UP

Great content, easy to read. Train yourself to read the content you really want to see …

https://readup.com

BOOKTRACK

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

I-SHUFFLE

Make all your music sing from the same interface — with i-shuffle!

https://i-shuffle.netlify.com

JOURNALISTIC

So you always wanted to keep a journal but just never did — well here’s something that might make it easy!

https://journalisticapp.com

VISALIST

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

SPOTTY

Mark up your maps with Spotty to refind those places that are special to you!

https://apps.apple.com/app/spotty/id1461477932

YAPCHAT

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

AVOID PUBLIC CHARGERS

Public phone chargers may well not be the convenience they appear to be.

EEL

Could this be the next source of reusable energy? A real electric eel!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1x0s1M-rfo

JUST AWAY

Those tiny bluetooth earphones you got for Christmas are way cool — But they can get rather dirty….here’s how to fix that!

CONTROL TAB

Personalize the tabs on your browser with Control Tab for Firefox and Chrome!

https://www.ctrltab.io

HOW TO COOK EVERYTHING

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

LONER WOLF

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.

https://lonerwolf.com/51-things-christmas-alone/

UGLY SWEATERS

It’s Ugly Sweater time again – and these are bound to raise a smile!!
Me, I want the crackling fireplace!!

https://www.fun.com/ugly-christmas-sweaters.html

VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS TREE

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.

https://vimeo.com/245406355

WRAPPILY

Time to go green at Christmas – with Wrappily the gift wrapping paper that CAN be recycled.

https://wrappily.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

CHRISTMAS AD FAILS

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/

WHEN TO SHIP

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.

UPBEAT

Who loves the music you love? Find out through upbeat for spotify.

https://workfromhomejobs.me

REVEAL URL

Want to know what’s hiding behind that tiny url? Before you click on it? Always a good idea…
use revealurl.xyz

https://revealurl.xyz

HOOK

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

FINDARUN

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

INATURALIST

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

AR TRANSLATOR

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

CLICKUP

One app does it all — for collaborative projects try clickup. Store documents, track time, brainstorm and a whole lot more!

https://clickup.com

FIX MY IPHONE

The ultimate tool for data recovery and data transfer for your iphone – fix my iphone!

https://www.minicreo.com

FRIDGE

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

POP UP TROMBONE

An app that’s there – because it can be! A online time waster that’s great for all your office!

https://matthewrayfield.com

TROVE

A simple secure way to organize your bookmarks and have your content where and when you need it.

https://trovenow.com

WHICH LOGIN

All those log ins. How do you keep them straight? Well this handy tool could help!!

https://whichlogin.com

WEB TYCOON

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

WSJ SPEED SURVEY

Do you really need more speed for working and browsing online? The ISPs say one thing – science another.

AM I UNIQUE?

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.

https://amiunique.org

DEEP NAMER

For when you want a domain name but you haven’t a clue what to use!

https://deepnamer.com

BURNT PRODUCTS

Failed tech. Tech that didn’t work. Tech that expired before it even got mainstream.

https://www.veed.io/burnt-products

AWORLD

Make a world of change – with aworld – the app that makes a difference, one week at a time.

https://aworld.org

KNOWABLE

A new education system built like a podcast, so you can expand your mind while listening in your car!

https://knowable.fyi

PRIMATTE KEYER

For professional video backgrounds – this digital green screen app works brilliantly.

https://www.redgiant.com

SEARCHALL

SEARCH ALL is a multi-search engine – it tracks what you need, when you need it!!

https://searchall.net

WALKMAN

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!!

LIGHTRACKER

Difficulty sleeping? Could be the light around you that’s affecting it. Check out this app to find out more.

https://lystechnologies.co.uk

PARKING ACCESS

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

QUICK ACCES

All you useful files, apps and folders in a convenient set up.
Look for Quick Access at the Mac OS app store.

WEBOARD

A simple shared window that looks like a collaborative whiteboard letting you work together from different places.

https://www.webboard.io

LEAVE ME ALONE

Too much email – for a great unsubscribe tool – try Leave Me Alone.

https://leavemealone.app

WRITEMAPPER

For the writer in you that just might need a little help putting flesh on the bones of your ideas.

https://writemapper.com

MAC MOUSE FIX

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

WARNDERING

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

BRIGGS AND RILEY

Love my bag, lasts forever – and keeps all my tech gear safe!
And you can safeguard your gear too.

https://www.briggs-riley.com/

DRIP DRIP

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!

https://dripdrip.app

CLICKBAIT SPOILER

How much time do you waste with clickbait? Firefox users can get right to the chase of any clickbait with this extension!

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/clickbait-spoiler/

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/clickbait-spoiler/

AI SANDALS

One of a kind flipflops made from multiple images of a sunset, unusual and rather beautiful.

https://shop.deleteyourself.com

MOWNED

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!!

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https://mowned.com/

ANURA

An app that tells you how you are! A video selfie and the app does the rest! Really!!

https://www.anura.ai

ARTSEE

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

GRADEPOINT

Keep your student on track with gradepoint! Track grades, and assignments and see how they’re doing across the board.
Checks the GPA too!

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gradepoint-gpa-calculator/id1207588479

ONYX

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

MOODS AND SONGS

What’s the right song for when the mood hits you happy, or sad, or somewhere in between?

https://www.moodsandsongs.com

I AM FEELING ANXIOUS

So you need support? And you don’t know where to find it? Funnily enough – there’s an app for that.

https://iamfeelinganxious.com

CD SCANNER

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

COOK UP

Store your online recipes – the way your gran tore out recipes from magazines…. easy to hand and great to make …

https://trycookup.app

MY PODIUM

Feel strongly about something – strongly enough to stand up and say it…?
Well, here you can do just that!

https://mypodium.net

CRAMMER

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

PICTOBLOX

Coding for kids – with pictoblox. (Fun for children — and for adults too!)

https://thestempedia.com

JFK SPEECH

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

NAUGHTY LIST

So who is doing what with your personal data? Check out this list!

https://secured.fyi

NEW MOVIES COMING OUT

Stop jiggling – if you want to know when that great new movie is coming out — head over here …

https://newmoviescomingout.us

TIKLY

Follow your faves for less!!
Tickets for your favorite bands, without a huge markup!!
Try tikly!!

https://tikly.co

TINY CLOUDS

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

WITBEE

So you don’t quite get Brexit, or AI, or Brain surgery – check out witbee for the understandable explanation.

https://witbee.co

STRIDE TRAVEL

STRIDE TRAVELTravel like a globetrotter! And find the best places for the best prices

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STYL

What to wear, when to wear it – styl tells you straight!

https://www.askstyl.app

SHOELACE

If at first you don’t succeed — try again. And that’s what Google is doing with Shoelace.

https://shoelace.nyc

MEASURE TALK – YOU, IN 3-D

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

READCONTRACT

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

SONY WIRELESS NOISE CANCELLING EARBUDS

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

STOPAD

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

CHAIRMAN MOM

A quiet corner of the web, where you can really open up and talk freely.

https://www.chairmanmom.com

FLOWMAGIC

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

https://flowmagic.co

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

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

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

ONEADAPTR

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

AUTOTIMER

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

LOGITECH 920 PRO

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

WISDO

A platform for sharing the value of experiences – really. For people who need advice, or who want to share advice.

http://wisdo.com

APPRENTICESHIPS

It’s better than being an intern and you learn a trade from the ground up.
PLUS you get paid!

https://apprenticeships.me

SUPER ADULTING

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

TAPPITY

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

EVERY PIXEL

Science and kids – a terrific app to take your kids through the science they’ll need for the future.

https://labs.everypixel.com/