August 20, 2012
Every week, our staff will handpick an app from the past two weeks that we believe is a must-download for your iPhone or iPad. These apps will always be from various categories, but they are chosen because our own staff members love it and have been using them daily. So here are this week’s picks! Enjoy!
Pinterest for iPadThe latest update to the Pinterest app finally added iPad compatibility, so now you can Pinterest all you want from the comfort of your iPad! If you weren’t a member of Pinterest because you didn’t get an invite before, don’t worry — they opened up signups to the public earlier this month. With the all new Pinterest for iPad, you’ll have a gorgeous interface for browsing all of your boards and pins, as well as those that belong to your friends. Infinitely browse as the app auto-loads new pins as you reach the bottom. The app features a side panel navigational menu, so you can switch views at any time. Pinterest allows you to view people your following, search for keywords, or you can even browse through pins in specific categories. You can even access your own profile. Another bonus of using Pinterest on your iPad is the fact that it comes with a built-in browser with a “Pin It” button, so you no longer need to use a third party app just for that purpose. This native integration is certainly welcome for all pinners. If you are without an iPad, don’t fret, as the developers didn’t forget about the iPhone version of the app. Some improvements have been made to the iPhone version, such as better usability and a new two-column layout that allows you to see more pins on a single screen. We have several frequent Pinterest users on our staff, and they have been welcoming this update with open arms! So make sure to check out the beautiful app for yourself, as it’s completely free! Don’t miss our original article here.
Gratitude 365Are you thankful for what you have in your life everyday? With Gratitude 365, it’s easy to keep track. In this pretty little app, you are able to jot down a bullet point list of all the things that you are grateful for on any given day. The app allows you to view a list of days that you’ve recorded something, all the things that you wrote for a day, or you can see how many days in the month you have jotted down some thanks. Since photographs go along with what you are thankful for, the app allows you to attach one photograph for each day. Hopefully a future version allows multiple photos to be attached, but for now, it’s just limited to one. Your entries can be shared via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or email in those moments when you want to let someone know you are appreciative of them. For privacy, you can add a passcode lock to the app from the settings. New images that are captured within the app can be saved to your Camera Roll, and you can also backup and restore your data or export it via iTunes File Sharing. Hopefully more options are added in the future, such as Dropbox or iCloud syncing. For now, Gratitude 365 remains a decent app that is worth keeping your eye out on for future improvements, but it is not the only gratitude journal app out there. But we felt that it was a noteworthy new app release from the past week, thus earning the Honorable Mention spot. For video coverage of these apps in action, don’t miss Robin’s AppAdvice Daily below! Check out my original review here.