Alerts apps

A free app that could save your life

Before we even begin this review i'd like to point out one thing. While I know it's an odd thing to say about an app that one is reviewing ... I hope none of you ever have to use SnapMail! But before you turn away and look at another shiny object I'll tell you why it could be well worth consideration to add to your plethora of iOS or Android apps. Well, for a start, If you're ever in a physically threatening or vulnerable situation, it could be the thing that saves your life. The unique SnapMail app, with its 'Take SnapMail Photo' button, allows you take a photo and e-mail it to yourself, ...  More

SnapMail Jul 24th 2015

Get Black Friday-sized shopping bargains from the comfort of your own home

Does the whole concept of Black Friday scare the living daylights out of you? You've spotted an advertised price for a new TV but it's probably going to mean queuing up for hours, maybe days, in order to actually buy it at that price. Not only that but there's going to be a lot of pushing and shoving when you get in there. But it doesn't have to be like that. PWUL (Pay What You Like) is a new shopping application that constantly tracks thousands of websites to find the item that you want and at the price that you want to pay. When it becomes available at your nominated price, they'll send ...  More

PWUL Nov 29th 2014

A better way to monitor your website for downtime

So, you've probably spent weeks and months diligently putting your website together with everything from your latest brand information to ecommerce sales. You probably think that you can relax a bit now and let the website do all the work. Uh-huh? That's a really dangerous thing to do. If something goes wrong with your website and there is downtime, you might not just lose a few sales while it isn't working. There's little more frustrating for the potential customer than a website that doesn't work efficiently and, chances are, those people won't be back. Pingometer is a top notch website ...  More

Pingometer Nov 22nd 2014

Why didn't Netflix think of this 'coming soon' feature?

I always find it amusing when someone sees a hole in the market and comes up with an app for something we all know should have been included in the service in the first place. I guess Instagram is a classic example - if Facebook had its photo uploading shit together it wouldn't have to have forked out 100 million big ones for a simple photo app. StreamThing is the simplest idea for an app. It tells you when movies and tv shows that you want to see are due to be shown on Netflix instant streaming. Now why didn't someone at the US's biggest online movie channel think of that?   Its been ...  More

StreamThing Aug 24th 2012

Pythagorus' Theory should wake you up in the morning

There have been some weird and wacky digital alarm clock apps to  wake you up in the morning. Anyone remember the one that threatened to call a different contact in your address book every three minutes until you wake up or the one that donated $10 from your bank account to a charity that's NOT of your choice every time the snooze button gets hit. Quiz Alarm is a free alarm clock app that will wake you up pretty damned quick as it asks you a question when the alarm rings. Fail to get it right and your neighbors will be banging on your door pleading for you to answer it correctly. ...  More

Quiz Alarm Jul 30th 2012

Know when someone links you in real time

LinkAlert is a brilliant way of notifying you when someone comments on or links to your website enabling you to react quickly to sort out any questions that may arise...or maybe  just do a bit of self promotion -there and then.  It's an easy to use analytics tool for blogs or websites to get alerts and keep you right up to date on who is talking about your company, product or event in the cutthroat world of business out there.   LinkAlert is a lightweight analytics tool that emails you notifications in real time whenever a new link to your website is discovered. This means ...  More

LinkAlert Jun 20th 2012

Enhance your road trip experience

LocAlerts is a damned good geolocation based reminder board that would be absolutely brilliant for a road trip or a holiday away. Keep this search and reminder tool on your iPad or your iPhone and it will give you the perfect way to research your trip as well as giving you the ability to add stuff as you go.  So its easy to note down a virtual to-do list before you go and add details like addresses and phone numbers of friends and sights and any other stuff that you need to make a note of along the way. And hey, if you really wanna get fancy, you can use the audio pack which provides ...  More

LocAlerts Feb 16th 2012

Alarm call with a difference...

I can only see a couple of slight issues with this one, ingenious though it is and we’ll come to them a little later. Getting out of bed can be a tough call for a lot of people and it doesn’t matter what method you use, alarm clocks of all shapes and sizes can just be switched straight off when the annoying noise gets too much. This one takes the method of getting a reliable friend to pop round and throw a brick through your bedroom window to new heights. It’s nothing as destructive of course but it does bring me to my first issue and that is that you’ll ...  More Dec 15th 2011

Sleep easy knowing your website is secure

Here is a security app that acts is if it's a security guard on site overseeing and protecting all the comings and goings on your website and reporting to you any anomalies. It will notify you of any major issues that might crop up including malware and spam, outdated or expiring programs and certificates, downtime and defacements plus a whole lot more. WebSecurityMonitor will help you get to sleep at night while it patrols your site.  More

WebSecurityMonitor Dec 6th 2011

Restaurant reservations tool

I’m not sure about some of the functions on this one. Whilst I can see the merits of a few I can see the at least one of them causing some confusion amongst restaurant staff as well as diners. As a reservation management system and customer reporting tool it looks to have all of the bases covered to enable business owners to monitor diner volumes and cancellations. It could also be a useful marketing tool.  More

Eat Text Nov 28th 2011

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