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Apps and Websites of Note - July 2015

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Jul 15, 2015 @ 02:38 PM

In this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

MIC
A news website based on the premise that young people deserve a news destination that offers quality coverage tailored to them.

Eyes on Pluto
pluto2Download this NASA app and see what the New Horizons space probe is seeing at the edge of our solar system. Available for PCs & Macs. FREE.

New Horizons
An app that will bring you the images of Pluto as they come in. Available on iOS. FREE

Pushover
Pushover is an app for organizing all messages from all devices in one place by sending push messages to any smartphone and placing messages in one unified inbox. The app lets you send 7,500 messages each month, for a one-off licensing fee of $4.99. Available for iOS, Android, and all desktops.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2015 International Business Awards. The final entry deadline is today! If you miss the deadline, don't fret. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business has media awards categories.

Apps of Note to Make Your Workday Easier

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

In this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

Zero

Zero is a new email app created to help deal with large quantities of emails. It changes traditional user interactions with the inbox and allows handling of email overload in far less time than any other mobile email client Cloudmagicon the market today. Available for iOS. FREE.

CloudMagic

CloudMagic is an app that helps get work done. It supports up to 5 email accounts and will display an individual inbox for each separate account, allowing a view of all new mail.Available for iOS, Android. FREE.

CamCard

An app that allows users to scan, manage, sync, and exchange business cards using a business card scanner.. Great for people who often meet and greet new clients or other business associates. Available for multiple platforms in multiple languages. FREE.

Percentage Calculator

A simple way for the mathematically challenged to work out any form of percentage.  Available in iOS. FREE.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2015 International Business Awards. The final entry deadline has been extended to July 15. 

Spring 2015 Apps and Websites of Note: Our Website Awards Team's Recommendations

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @ 03:57 PM

Once a month in this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

dasherooDasheroo

A new tool that saves having to open new browser tabs and logging in to various apps for data. With the Dasheroo dashboard, you can access your data from anywhere, on any device, at any time—all in one place. FREE.

LastPass

Complex passwords are a good defense against hacking, but impossible to remember. This tool will remember them for you—so you only need to remember one password. FREE.

Ozy

An international online news magazine founded by Carlos Watson, formerly of MSNBC and CNN.

hotelwifitest

For the business traveler, a useful website to read about the efficiency (or not) of wifi in hotels before booking, and also to report on your own experiences.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2015 International Business Awards. The final entry deadline has been extended to July 15.

April Apps and Websites of Note: Our Website Awards Team's Recommendations for the Month

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:28 AM

Once a month in this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

Grasshopper
A phone service for entrepreneurs that can create extensions to forward calls anywhere: home, office, or cell. Instantly create department and employee extensions; or use both toll free and local numbers for your business. Available for iOS, Android, from $12 a month.

FundboxFundbox
Fundbox offers business owners a simple way to fix their cash flow by advancing payments for their outstanding invoices. Repayment is spread over 12 weeks.  Transaction fees apply.

Kabbage
A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau, Kabbage helps small businesses get the funding they need to grow with loans from $2,000 to $200,000 over 6 months. Interest fees apply.

Smartling
A Gold Stevie winner in the 2015 Sales & Customer Service Awards, Smartling takes the complexity, cost and time out of the translation process by providing companies with an automated, cloud-based translation management platform and comprehensive translation services.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2015 American Business Awards.

March Apps and Websites of Note: Our Website Awards Team's Recommendations for the Month

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Mar 10, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Once a month in this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

Calm
Pressured by work? Try this meditation app once a day and slough off the stress.  Available for iOS, Android. Free.

Headspace

HeadSpace-Anxiety-AppDescribing itself as a “gym membership for the mind,” this free app aims to train your brain for a healthier, happier life.  Available for Android, iOS. Free.

Happier

A website which includes 10 ways to relieve stress at work, Yoda quotes for very bad snow days, and an app to encourage you to take a few minutes each day to concentrate on yourself. Available for Android, iOS. Free.

Peel

Winner of a Gold Stevie in The 2014 American Business Awards, Peel is a key player in smart home control.  Available for Android. Free.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2015 American Business Awards.

 

Apps and Websites of Note: Our Website Awards Team's Recommendations for the Month

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Once a month in this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

Heartbeat Symphony

HeartbeatDigital Health and advertising agency Eleven have created a website that utilizes web cams to monitor the changes in blood flow to a user’s face—imperceptible to the naked eye—that then turns the heartbeat into music.

LogMeIn

An app that allows you to view, share and sync files, and remotely access programs and stream HD video or audio directly to your phone. From $99 a year, but a free trial is available.

Quip

A productivity app designed from the to support teams, Quip allows users to collaborate on documents and spreadsheets through its engaging layout and built-in chat functionality. From $12 a month for business.

Focus@will

The neuroscience based music service that helps you focus and retain information when working, studying, writing,  and reading. Available on Android, iOS. Free.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2015 American Business Awards.

Apps and Websites of Note: Our Website Awards Team's Recommendations

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

Once a month in this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

WorkflowWorkflow
Workflow allows the user to connect apps and actions together to automate things you do on your device. To build a workflow, just drag and drop. With over 150 actions, the possibilities are endless. Available on iOS, $2.99

PopMoney

One of the new ways to send or receive money using an app on your smartphone.  Fees apply for some transactions.

Akimbo Card

The Akimbo Visa Prepaid Debit Card is an alternative to carrying cash, sending checks, or using a bank debit card. It also provides a fast, free, and easy way to send and receive money. Fees apply for some transactions.

Peace Care

The Peace Care mission is to cultivate grass roots global health solutions by creating enduring links between communities of need and entities of resource. Peace Care is helping to tackle some of the world’s biggest health challenges.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2015 American Business Awards.

Websites of Note: Our Website Awards Team's Recommendations

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Dec 09, 2014 @ 03:51 PM

Once a month in this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable. Here are this month's suggestions.

ZirtualZirtual

A virtual executive assistant service that matches busy people with dedicated personal assistants.

Übergizmo

News and reviews of everything related to smartphones, tablets, and computers.

EveryArtist

With the mission to Spark Creativity, EveryArtist is a social enterprise devoted to igniting the creativity innate in every child through a growing virtual community and art events.

Improbable.com

Research that makes people laugh and then think, including the infamous Ig Nobel Prizes.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2015 American Business Awards.

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Apps and Websites of Note: Our Website Awards Team's Recommendations

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Nov 03, 2014 @ 02:31 PM

Once a month in this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

box.org

Box.orgKaren Appleton, a Senior VP at box.com, and one of our Stevie® Awards for Women in Business judges, founded box.org to help nonprofit organizations be more productive and collaborative by providing access to cloud technology.

Square

Buying and selling sound like simple things—and they should be. Somewhere along the way, they got complicated. Square is working hard to make commerce easy for everyone.

MySmartEye

Winner of a Gold Stevie in The 2014 International Business Awards, MySmartEye is an innovative mobile app to help the visually handicapped “see” by using technology to crowdsource visual descriptions from a worldwide community of micro-volunteers.

Personal Excellence

Also a Gold Stevie winner in the 2014 International Business Awards, Personal Excellence App is a tool to help motivate and reinforce leadership concepts to help users improve personally and professionally. Available for individuals or companies on Android and iOS.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards categories in the 2015 American Business Awards.

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Apps and Websites of Note: Our Website Awards Team's Recommendations

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Oct 01, 2014 @ 03:20 PM

Once a month in this space we highlight apps and websites that we think might help to make your workday a bit more productive or enjoyable.  Here are this month's suggestions.

VenmoVenmo

An app that takes the pain out of paying for dinner: Pay anyone instantly using money you have in Venmo or link a bank account or debit card in seconds. A free service (although there is a 3% fee on certain credit cards).

Carbon Footprint Calculator powered by Make an Impact

Use this tool to calculate your personal carbon footprint and then compare your results to the local average. You can also pledge to reduce emissions and save money. Some aspects of the calculator are customizable so it can be embedded on websites. 

GreenDrive

Reduce CO2 emissions by sharing your journey. Every year thousands of people drive to events all over the world. Greendrive provides a platform to help put people in touch.  Available for Android, iOS. Free.

Duolingo

Learn a European language for free. An addictive learning app available for iOS, Android. Free.

Have a favorite app, blog, or website? Nominate it for one of our app awards or website awards in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

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