One of the most popular segments on the GeekWire radio show and podcast is App of the Week, offering up a recommended download for your mobile device. In this special episode, we expand the concept to a full show, with a big rundown of our latest favorite apps.
Here’s a complete list of the apps we talked about (in the order we discussed them, in case you want to follow along).
Cleartune: Precise chromatic tuner for guitar and other instruments. $3.99 for iPhone.
Clear: Productivity app, simple way of keeping prioritized to-do lists — with sound effects! $2.99 for iPhone.
Cocktail Flow: (Sensing a theme here?) Beautifully designed cocktail recipe app for Windows Phone, Windows 8, iPhone, and Android, recommends drinks and provides recipe based on liquor in your cabinet.
LinkedIn CardMunch: Scans business cards and quickly converts them into a LinkedIn contact. Free app for iPhone.
Postagram: Quickly and easily send physical postcards through the mail for 99 cents based on photos you take on your phone. Free app for Android and iPhone. (Endorsed by John’s mother-in-law.) Related: Sincerely Ink app for sending greeting cards through the mail. (I used this to send Christmas cards last year.)
Glympse: Real-time, time-limited location sharing for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. (Classic use case is when you’re stuck in traffic. Sasha also recommends it for tracking and connecting with family members at theme parks.)
Eyejot: Send short video messages from your phone. $4.99 app for iPhone. (From Seattle entrepreneur David Geller.)
Missile Defender: Defend your city from attack! Highly addictive game for Android, 99 cents.
Glee Karoake: Free app for iPhone, with in-app purchasing of songs. Features include autotune and harmonize. (How Rebecca has been honing her karaoke skills.)
Google Listen: Audio search and playback app for Android.
Stitcher: Internet radio app for iPhone and Android.
Fast Customer: Avoid phone trees on customer service lines by having them call you instead. Free app for iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire and Chrome.
Apart from the apps, we also had some unresolved business to take care of, the answer to last week’s Name that Tech Tune. The song was Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time, the Gerudo Valley level. Stay tuned for a new Name that Tech Tune challenge next week.
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