Schemer is an underrated, underexposed Google app that helps you plan and discover plans based on your location. It'll integrate with your contact list and display what's essentially a social to-do list, or "schemes," that might be interesting or fun to do.
For example, if there's a particular food truck that you've been dying to try, you can add it as a "Scheme" and keep track of your social bucket list. Schemer will also scrape other friends' schemes based on shared locations.
Each user profile displays some pretty useful info., like the … Read more
From day one, Android has provided a number of applications to help users stay more organized. We bought these expensive devices to keep us on track; it's a smartphone, so we expect it to do things we can't always remember to do.
Thanks to the beauty of the Google Play store, there are new and much more sophisticated tools popping up on a regular basis. But with so many to choose from, how does one get started?
While getting a quick-hit of information is one of the great benefits of the Internet, sometimes people want to know more about a certain topic. Google is addressing this need by reconfiguring its search results to help users find more in-depth articles.
"Our research indicates perhaps 10 percent of people's daily information needs fit this category -- topics like stem cell research, happiness, and love, to name just a few," Google's Pandu Nayak wrote in a blog post. "That's why over the next few days we'll be rolling out a new feature to … Read more
Amazon seems to be taking some cues from the social network Pinterest. The e-commerce giant launched a feature on Thursday dubbed Amazon Collections, which lets users categorize shopping wish lists into different categories.
While Collections has more of a lean toward shopping, it has the look and feel of Pinterest. Like Pinterest, which lets users "pin" and categorize images of items they've found across Web, Collections lets people follow other users and add images to various lists.
"Collections are a way to gather and share things you like, want, or recommend," the site reads. "… Read more
Any.DO is one of the most attractive to-do list apps we've seen in a long time, and it works as well as it looks. With Any.DO's stylish swipe function and very streamlined menus, it is a joy to use, organizing your information in an intuitive way and making adding new things quick and easy.
From the moment you start Any.DO you'll be given step-by-step directions on how to use the app, but it is intuitive enough that you'll rarely need them. On any screen, swipe down to enter a new to-do item. No … Read more
eBay is auctioning off a powerful piece of history -- one of four surviving copies of the original Schindler's list. And that's the actual list we're talking about, not a copy of the movie about German industrialist Oskar Schindler's attempt to save Jews from the Nazis by employing them at his factory.
The date April 18, 1945 appears in pencil at the top of the 14-page document, which lists 801 male names. It was typed up by Itzhak Stern, Schindler's accountant and "right hand man," who was played in Steven Spielberg's 1993 film by Ben Kingsley. … Read more
Astrid sent out an e-mail newsletter stating that its service will come to a close on August 5, 2013. Whether it's to-do lists, movies you want to see, or the details of a project, you'll probably want to save them before the service shuts down. Luckily, Astrid has teamed up with several other project management companies to make the transition simple. One such company is 6Wunderkinder, the creators of Wunderlist.
Although Wunderlist doesn't look much like Astrid, it does offer a lot of similar features. You can make notes on tasks, create lists with check boxes, and … Read more