this morning, a few of us met for a and informal and delightful conversation about all kinds of cool stuff. here’s a quick review of what we discussed at this morning’s zombie/magpie incubator confab:
we talked a little about . . .
interest in gathering, sharing ideas, sparking, rejuvenating, technology, teaching, and getting together on a regular basis, about what exactly this gathering is or isn’t but everyone seemed comfortable with the murky mystery and not trying to hem it in or put a fence around it. (I liked stephen’s description – “sort of like a book club for other stuff.”)
we talked about Apple’s recent iBooks/iTunesU/texbooks announcement:
about how favorite apps differed sometimes depending on the platform you’re talking about (some stuff that we’d definitely want on our phone, but not on iPad or vice versa)
while there was a lot of fave app discussion flying around, here are the one I was able to capture from the fray!
in the category of productivity and tools:
robust and customizable alerts, alarms, pop-ups, snoozes, etc.
old school meets new school, budgeting app using virtual envelopes for your funds
genius scan app for scanning docs on the go, email as jpg or odf
on demand streaming of 5,000+ podcasts and radio shows instead of downloading
use your iphone or ipad to access telnet servers and run terminal windows
remember everything (notes, photos, to-do-lists, voice notes, etc) synced across all your devices and searchable
user-friendly (and very accurate!) voice recognition app instantly converts to text that you can output directly to social media networks or email
clean and easy holding bin / virtual scrapbook for voice memos, text, photos, music, websites, etc.backup/sync with dropbox and evernote, one touch social media share
slot machine meets concierge for restaurant suggestions, organized by price, neighborhood, type of food
helps identify nearby banks, gas, hospitals, theaters, restaurants, markets, etc. with distance and maps
for calculating the tip or splitting a bill between multiple people
and the cateogry of mental break/entertainment must haves:
words with friends
onion magic answer ball