5 Apps for Your Phone in 2018

Dark Sky

Dark Sky continues to gather the best weather data. Its new look and best feature which includes the unified timeline that has an easy to read scrollable timeline hours and days ahead. In my opinion, it is the best weather app available, and it presents a vast amount of information while being user friendly.



Karma is an App that connects you to charities and nonprofits. Maybe you want to volunteer or make donations?  It’s set up to make it seamless for all the groups looking to reach out. However you want you want to assist, there are various options such as..homeless and animal shelters to orphans and much more.


Smart Phone



The app records audio, allowing users to type out notes (with rich text and image support), automatically time stamped with “time tags” . The iPhone can be used as a audio recording and note-taking tool  for lectures, meetings etc.  Of course it is synced through iCloud.  Save up to five recordings, while adding features such as noise reduction and exporting notes to PDF.



A basic, user friendly App helps you identify fonts, using optical character recognition and your iPhone’s camera lenses as a viewfinder. Just snap a picture of the font you want to, and the app takes over. Simple…



Apple’s Clips video app is an all-in-one package. Its purpose is to take video clips, edit, share with your social media contacts. The user friendly controls allow the editing tools, make it easy to insert voice, filters, special effects and much more. the best part is the ease in sending it to your contacts to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and other social media outlets.



Twitter Tools

Do you use Twitter? If you do, some tools that you mind find useful….

A tool for managing your Twitter friends:


The 100 most popular Twitterers:


Who just unfollowed you and what your last Tweet was before you unfollowed them:


This is a Twitter app for Blackberry:


This is a Twitter app for iphone:


This is a Twitter app for your Firefox browser:


A desktop Twitter app:


List of groups Twitterers by subjects.


Upload your pictures to Twitter:


A wordpress plugin for Twitter:


List of Twitterers by subject


What URLS are being posted on Twitter:


Twitterers with the most followers.


Twitter cookbook with recipes.


Adobe desktop app for Twitter:


You can unfollow people who are not following you.


A Tweetcloud of popular topics on Twitter in real time. Words shrink and grow.


Similar to Tinyurl – shrinks URLS .


Schedule tweets to be posted at a later date, also can auto thank and autofollow new followers:


Twitter icons:


Search Twitter for specific topics:


Twitter app for OUtlook express – useless for me as a Mac owner –


Find Twitterers with a similar interests:


Group unfollow all of your unfollowers:


Follow a conversation between 2 Twitterers.


Whew! There you have it! Tweet away!

Target or Walmart?

For about 4 months I have been a frequent participant of Twitter a “micro-blogging” or instant messaging site depending on who you ask. Either way Twitter is a very effective way to get much feedback quickly, see Twitter Why Follow?

On August 8th I posted a simple question Target or Walmart? Not elaborating what so ever, yet the responses did roll in…over the following 3 days 113 responses to the question. The results were: Target-104, Walmart-5, depends, 4. I was a bit surprised by the numbers.

Some of the Twitter responses… @veronicaeye:TARGET! @JooleeAnnA:TARGET!!! @GridironGoddess:target.never ever ever walmart. @tattooedmommie Target or Walmart = it depends, I do both but hate both on any given day. @mmWine:Target. I only go to Wally World if i have NO OTHER OPTIONS @tag156:Walmart for us @girlgamy: OK not sure what this is but I HATE Walmart as a corp and will never shop there and LOVE TARGET & would love a spending spree @lbonline247 Target. Walmart is too big and distracting. With all the TV’s playing I forget what I went in there for. @assignmentdesk7:Target. Target. Target @ShoeSmitten:Target all the way! @kikarose:TARGET! All the way. Walmart is too depressing. @moldymom:Target all the way for me. @erincharp:Target, all the way! I haven’t been to Walmart in YEARS. @workoutmommy:definitely Target!

Just a handful of Twitter responses…..why do the positive responses overwhelmingly support Target?

Where do you prefer to shop? Walmart or Target and why?

Twitter Why Follow?

We have seen many posts on the subject of Twitter. What is Twitter see WTFisTwitter? An article in USA Today states “Twitter’s audience grew to 2 million users in May from 200,000 in May 2007.” Some say Twitter is micro-blogging, others say Twitter is a more expanded version of Instant Messaging see “Twitter is Not a Micro-Blogging Tool.”

Whatever one thinks Twitter is, I have no doubt that it is a powerful tool that can be used to expand ones business, thoughts, message or just a place to have discussion with others about whatever subject is on your mind.

So I posed the question on Twitter: “When an individual follows you, what are your determining factors for a return follow?” @ShamaHyder After the Launch “I usually follow back anyone who follows me. I WILL unfollow if 1)spammer 2) strikes me as a stalker 3) tweets are vulgur.” More insight from @CherylSmith999 Grow Your Twitter Following also To Friend or Not to Friend

A few responses: @christinekambo of This Week in Health “Similar interests, not a weirdo, adds value, intelligence is not optional!” @Nick kionee of Bytes From Reality “main criteria is, do I know any of the people who tweet this person. Then its do they update often, and are they interesting” @JerryThompson of Looking Up “I always check their past twits and their website. I only follow what “I think” is quality.” @erinely of ElyOrganics ” I always read about them to learn more and I check out their website usually, then I hit follow, lots of interesting peeps” @Surrealistique of Deep Thoughts From the Shallow End of the Pool “I usually look for similar interests, ability to relate, ask myself if they seem like someone I can converse with” @Aronado of Aronado “80% humor 20% Entrepreneurial spirit” @chucksimmins of America’s North Shore Journal “Less than 1,000 being followed, interesting bio, frequent tweets, interesting tweets, recent tweets”
@rosyblue “For me, I see if the person and I have a common interest, might learn something or simply is just funny. I don’t like spam ppl at all.”

As you can see, we have various reasons to follow an individual and a variety of perspectives. What are your determining factors for a return follow?