instafood app and a new salad

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yum! I am enjoying the new app InstaFood. Nicely designed graphics or skins. I am always taking photos of food. I would prefer that it did not add the location especially since I take a lot of photos at home. I imagine I can figure out how to turn that off. Also not crazy about the logo in the top right. But a great way to shoot and post somewhere immediately.

A location based Food Photo App to let everyone know exactly where and when and What you Ate in that photo.

Location overlay will give you a chance to share with friends what you’re eating in real time!

Beautifully crafted custom skins will give your food photos PROFESSIONAL, CLEANER and more ELEGANT look.

You can add whatever text you wish, plus the name of the location (custom or geolocated from Foursquare or Facebook) where you are snapping the photo.

Take Photo and add the skin of your choice and customize it to your liking. Then instantly share it on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Weibo, Tumblr or Flickr.


And here are the ingredients for the salad in the photo above. It is soooooo good. I am inspired to eat better because we got a new refrigerator retiring the awful one that came with our condo. We also got a membership to Costco. They have really nice produce. The salad is organic greens, goat cheese, a nut mix of edaname, pumpkin seeds and almonds, dried cranberries and a lite raspberry vinegrette. Just the right mix of crunch, salty and sweet. Enjoy!



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i know you've gone to weddings where they have had disposable cameras on the table for everyone to use. Well this website is the new version of that. Your guests can take photos with their phones and upload them to the website as the wedding is going on. Bonus is that the quality would be so much better. And it would all be so immediate.

(Thanks Paul!)

postale app

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here is an app that I am rather fond of. Probably because I really like postcards. You add a photo, pick a border, write a message and choose a stamp. LOVE it that the app makes a little cancelled postal stamp with your location and date. Big bang for your buck 99.

My only suggestion for improvement would be to be able to choose a font for the message. A good hand printed font? Perhaps one of mine?

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buycott app

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buycott helps you organize your everyday consumer spending to support causes you care about. And is a free download.

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I always feel as one person it is hard to make a difference. So I try to do small things. I always feel that I should vote with my $$$. This app allows me to do that.


-Join a campaign to help a cause you care about and commit to actively supporting the companies on your side of the issue, while avoiding those that oppose your position.

-Scan product barcodes and Buycott will find out what company owns that product (and who owns that company, ad infinitum).

-Using this information, Buycott will determine whether you have joined a campaign that includes the product's owners.


- Lookup the ownership structure of any product and trace it all the way back to its parent company with our interactive family tree diagram.

- Offers a variety of contact data for companies and brands, so you can easily inform them of your decision to support or avoid their products. - iTunes

honk for your iphone or ipad

Screen Shot 2013-05-17 at 10.31.36 AM I have lots of new iPhone apps so I am going to review one each week.

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Anyone who knows me well knows that I am completely non directional. Worse yet I tend to park my car and walk away not really paying any attention. So this is the app for me. I just set it up and can't wait to use it. I can set an alarm, take a picture, write myself a note. All very good things. All this for only 99 cents.

Do set up your notifications before you use this. You want to make sure everything is working.

Honk is an HD App that saves you from another parking ticket with a swipe of your finger. Honk helps find your way back to the car through its unique handwritten memo, photo, voice memo and automatic GPS functions. It also sports the minute-by-minute update of remaining time on the meter on its Icon badge. It helps you locate nearby ATMs, cafes, Parking garages and, gas stations. 

Simply swipe your finger across the meter to set how long you plan to park. As you quit Honk, it will mark your parking location on the map, and when the time comes to head back to your car, it will honk you. On your home screen, its icon will also display the remaining minutes. Just a quick glance, you can go back to your important conversation with a peaceful mind! It even features sync alarm/gps between your iPhone, iPad and even Macs via iCalendar!

Have you ever forgotten where you parked, and embarrassed yourself on the wrong floor, while your family had to follow you along one painful step after another. During winter in Boston? Overcomplicated controls in most apps make you feel like you are trying to heist a federal bank? 

Use Honk's simple note pad to scribble down your spot, in a language of your choice, using the most trusted tool you have: your index finger. It also allows you to take a snapshot of your spot and superimpose the photo on your handwritten memo. Of course, Honk has a built-in map with useful functions to guide you safely back to your parked car. -iTunes

photo magic

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PhotoMagic is an easy-to-use and cool app to enhance your photos with exceptional filter effects, lighting effects and frame styles. Created with friendly and artistic interfaces plus plenty photo effects and styles, anyone can magically turn photos into stunning artwork in a few clicks.

Taking photos is just the beginning, and enhancing photos in special and artistic ways is to guarantee your photos much cooler and more memorable. A great amount of state-of-the-art photographic effects and styles on PhotoMagic promise you eye-catching photos.

I really am enjoying some of these filters.

This was a free iPhone app I got using App Gratis.

app gratis for the iPhone

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This is just what it says it is. Every day you can download 1 FREE app. I've gotten a couple of good ones I didn't know about. It is free for 24 hours.

Download the App Gratis app from the iTunes store and you get an email everyday about the free app of the day.

How easy is that?

new and improved dropbox

Screen Shot 2012-12-17 at 1.41.17 PM i really like Dropbox. I store data there so I can access it when I am away from home. I also put things in Dropbox and then download to my iPad. Great way to get data from clients.

And now you can do this even if they other person is not using Dropbox. Read all about it here.