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Today's Best Apps: Running For Weight Loss Pro And Craigsmo

Today's Best Apps: Running For Weight Loss Pro And Craigsmo

July 27, 2013
The App Store takes delivery of hundreds of new apps per day. The overwhelming scene makes it possible to easily overlook an exciting game, valuable productivity suite, etc. However, we have a solution. Today’s Best Apps tackles this problem by providing you with a handpicked and tested list of apps that are truly worth your consideration each and everyday. Remember: Even though in-app purchases typically require your iTunes Store password for processing, you can further prevent them and other unauthorized actions by enabling local restrictions using the passcode locked iOS parental controls


Craigsmo. by Light Speed (Free, 11.5 MB): This Craigslist client app provides a clean and simple means of browsing the local classifieds. Whether you're in need of daycare services, looking for a new job or residence, want to buy an older generation iPod touch, or interested in what events are going on around the community, finding it through Craigsmo is even more efficient than Craiglist's already mobile friendly site. Rather than stripping things down to an extremely minimal text-only experience, Craigsmo's UI maintains streamlined navigation but adds colored icons, item separating background, image previews, and dual-line body text previews for easier viewing and recognition. In addition, the app offers browsing history, sub-category searching, one tap bookmarking of sub-categories and posts as well as responding via email. An ad banner is present and can be deactivated via a $0.99 in-app purchase. We recommend familiarizing yourself with the Craigslist safety tips before beginning any interactions.

Running for Weight Loss PRO: training plan, GPS, how-to-lose-weight tips by Red Rock Apps by GRINASYS CORP. ($1.99, 21.9 MB): Sprint your way back into shape using this weight loss focused fitness app. By offering training programs at three different levels, it doesn't matter if you can barely make a mile or have run marathons. Every program is step-by-step, literally and figuratively, guiding you with both audio and visual instructions through 24 increasingly challenging sessions spanning eight weeks. The easy to follow user interface features session-to-session overviews, tips, big buttons, and white on black displays, including a custom lock screen. In addition, you may play background music or other iPod-stored audio, earn achievements plus share those accomplishments via Facebook and Twitter. As a bonus, third-party app integration allows synchronized tracking by creating connections to RunKeeper, MapMyRun, and Fitbit. The app utilizes GPS positioning for progress tracking, but does offer an indoor option, which is not precisely tracked.

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