Portfolio Tracking apps

Keep a close eye on your kids' and employees' phone habits

Phone Tracker is a bit like having a well organized safety net for your smartphone and manages to deliver somewhat more than it first appears. And while its name suggests that this tracking application is purely around to track the location of your Android phone there are plenty of other really useful features that come with it. It puts a private detective in your phone to intuitively track GPS location and has the potential to keep an eye on your kids by checking phone and SMS details, Internet history as well as giving you a phone and email contact book.   Phone-Tracker is a handy ...  More

Phone Tracker Oct 7th 2012

Fast issue and bug tracking for the individual developer

The thing about applications like this bug and issue tracking application is that most small businesses don't know that they need one until its too late. They tend to think of them as something that large companies do though it's probably even more important for the small guys to have exemplary customer relations not to mention being able to sort out their own problems. Bushido Tickets is a software development app that is designed for the individual developer that combines social elements with more traditional methods to identify and track problems to increase reliability and efficiency ...  More

Bushido Tickets Sep 28th 2012

How far away is that storm, Tiger?

There are apparently some 25 million lightning strikes in the US every year with around 400 people struck by lightning strikes and many of them on the wide open fields of sporting events. The most dangerous place to be, of course, is on the golf course where golf addicts always seem to want to play one more hole before the weather really kicks in. Now, I was always told you count five seconds for every mile that the storm is away, after the  lightning strike and when the thunder sounds. Storm Distance Calculator works on this theory and, with a couple of clicks on your mobile, you'll ...  More

Storm Distance Calculator Sep 18th 2012

Monitor all your websites free 24/7

You used to have to constantly keep one eye open to make sure your website was running up to scratch but now, with the introduction of tracking tools, you can automatically check to see  whether all is well from any desired location. But StatusCake goes one step further. This website monitoring service checks your any number of sites for performance and downtime every five minutes from different places the world over to make sure you know if anything goes wrong. If there are issues, StatusCake will send you immediate notification.   It is important to know when your website is ...  More

StatusCake.com Sep 7th 2012

Now where was that restaurant that we saw the other day?

Look, I have to tell you, Loc.Book was undoubtedly developed with people like me in mind. It's not that I get lost on a regular basis but, put me in one of those massive Westfield type multilevel shopping complexes that was probably designed by that Gruen fellow, and I'm a complete mess. Half the time I can't even remember which floor the shop I want to visit is on let alone it's location. I could use the store locator, I guess, but I could also use an app like Loc.Book to find my way back directly to the store I'm looking for. Loc.Book is a GPS-based geolocator that will store your ...  More

Loc.Book Sep 3rd 2012

Track your friends and kids and make sure they get there safely

I'm not quite sure if this tracking application for iOS will be regarded as a good or a bad thing. To some it might feel to be a bit of an imposition to have one's every moved tracked but for others it might just be the lifeline that gets them to their arranged destination on time. Buddy Safe uses GPS tracking to track the progress of 'buddies' (or your kids) and make sure they don't trip up on their journey and get lost. While much of Buddy Safe's intended audience lies with children going to and from school it might prove just as useful when on holiday in unfamiliar territory.   ...  More

Buddy Safe Aug 17th 2012

Find out if, and when, your emails get read

One of the great drawbacks to email is that you never really know whether the message you have sent has actually been read by the recipient and you won't know that for sure until you get a reply. I would think that if they could have their time again, the email developers would have added that feature when they designed it. It could be your resume you are sending for a job or you could be applying for a college position so you will probably be biting your nails waiting for an answer. Let's hope your email hasn't gone to the wrong department or been missed in the logjam. Was It Viewed is an ...  More

Was It Viewed Aug 5th 2012

A social wagering app for those backyard or workplace boasts

Seal It Free is a fun entertainment application for those times when you have a social bet with your friends and you want to ensure that they don't conveniently forget about the wager later on after they have lost. It's an iOS application to record those friendly and offhanded bets that you make with the nextdoor neighbor or workmate. It's a very good way of announcing to the world that "I told you so."  And in a nice touch, Seal It Free has a very nice retro design that has the same look and feel as an old school bookie's notepad.   How many times have you struck an offhanded ...  More

Seal It Free Jul 19th 2012

Easy 911 contact for the hearing impaired

There are over two million burglaries in the US each year and, in about half of those cases, there is someone in the house when the perpetrator gets in. So, what do you do? Call 9-1-1, obviously. But when we throw in the equation of hearing impaired people at home it gets even scarier. There are some 30 million hearing impaired people in the US for whom SMS texting is not an option as it is not supported by most US 911 centers. Advanced911 comes to the rescue with this security and tracking application for iOS that lets you send an instant message and your location details to participating ...  More

Advanced 911 Jul 12th 2012

Keep a unique work portolio

Do many of you keep your professional accomplishments up to date on a regular basis or do you only update them when you are applying for a new job? Personally, it's the latter I'm afraid but I totally agree that it would be far more organized and sensible to keep an ongoing record. WorkSimple Individual Edition is a free business and portfolio application where you can detail your working career and then adds a bit of a LinkedIn-style social side to share your efforts.   WorkSimple's Personal Edition is the easiest way to manage your career. It's a simple professional view of your ...  More

WorkSimple Individual Edition Jul 7th 2012

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