Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Free Macintosh App - QuickCast (Record ScreenCasts with Audio & Mouse Clicks)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quickcast/id710575188?mt=12

QuickCast - Screencasts made simple - Record, publish & share, in seconds.

Screencast and share tutorials, bug reports, design critiques and much more.

What's New in Version 1.2.5

Fixed bug with re-uploading of QuickCasts

Monday, May 11, 2015

Free iOS App Today: Stopwatch Plus: Best Fitness Time Tracking Watch (Ad free)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stopwatch-plus-best-fitness/id545654854?mt=8

Stopwatch Plus is the most professional and beautiful stopwatch in the App Store. Do not miss a perfect companion for sports and other activities!

Features:
· An identical and time-tested interface!
· Detailed lap history
· Share recorded laps by Email
· Shake to undo Reset
· May run in background
· Localized for 8 languages
· Universal application: install once, use it across all devices
· Skeuomorphic design
· Two more things!

Free iOS App Today: Spell Pop

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spell-pop/id648964388?mt=8

Limited Time Sale!
Spelling practice is fun when students play Spell Pop! Spell Pop is an engaging and effective way for young students to learn their spelling words. Students pop the floating bubbles to spell out words. After each letter is popped, the letter name is played. Early spellers can look at the word as they spell it. More advanced students can have the word hide after 3 seconds so they have to remember it. Teachers or parents can make personalized spelling lists or use the one provided.
The words can be recorded so students can hear the word, see the word and spell it. Random letters can also be added for a challenge. Words can be up to 15 characters long. Your spelling lists are locked by a password so that your students don't get distracted.

Want more spelling lists in multiple languages? Download our app Spell Pop Lists for free!

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You are not limited on the number of lists you can create.
Each student can have their own spelling words.
You may record your voice for each word.
For words you haven't recorded yet, an automated voice will say the word.
Audio of the letter popped is played for each letter.
You can quiz your older kids by completely hiding the word, or hiding it after displaying the word for 3 seconds.
Words can be as long as 15 characters.
Download our other app Spell Pop Lists for more lists to import into Spell Pop.
Students can't change the current spelling list without entering the password for the parental gate.
Background music can be turned off in the Teacher Settings page.
There are no external links within the app, so your kids are safe.
The game is endless, so your students can never come up to you and say they completed the game!

---------------- Compatible With Apple Watch ----------------
Spell Pop works with the Apple Watch. Now you can easily set the current spelling list from your Apple Watch! The list selected will take effect the next time Spell Pop is launched.

----------------Educational Discount ----------------
Use Spell Pop at your school! We offer an educational discount for schools that purchase 5 or more through the educational App Store!

Free iOS App Today: MyShelf HD - Note & Image Manager. Organize in color.

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- Create your own notebooks in a straightforward way for all your notes, ideas and images.
- Colorful tags make it easy to find everything at the first sight.
- Rearrange the content of every notebook according to your needs.
- Backup your data with the free MyShelf Server on your Desktop. Without the Cloud.
- Sync all your notes, ideas and images without the cloud between all your devices.

With MyShelf you have all your personal notes, ideas, images always with you.

MyShelf is all in one: notebook, task list, idea store, diary, recipe collection, project log, itinerary, collection catalogue and much more.

This powerful database app offers you a lot of features to structure and retrieve your data easily:
* create your own notebooks with text and pictures
* arrange the content of your notebook (order, caption)
* create tags (keywords) and add color
* filter your entries with tags
* thumbnail per entry
* full text search 
* combine tags and text search
* copy&paste for data import and export (text and pictures)
* backup your data to your desktop without the cloud
* sync your data between your iPhone and iPad without the cloud

MyShelf to remember everything and divulge nothing.

Free iOS App today: Boximize: Structured Note Taking, Personal Databas, Form Builder, and Organizer

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/boximize-structured-note-taking/id828889086?mt=8

** Supports Apple Watch **
Boximize is a structured note taking app that brings you the power of personal databases and the simplicity and usability of note taking apps.
** Featured by Apple as best new productivity app **
** Top 10 app in the US and 28 other countries **

Boximize helps you become more organized and productive by bringing your important information together in one place and filing them as structured notes.

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■ So, what exactly is Boximize?
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If you like the simplicity of note taking apps, then Boximize is a note taking app where the note isn’t just a blank page instead the note is a fully customizable form containing fields, making inputting your data faster, easier and less error-prone. Your data also becomes sortable, searchable and more organized. Thus bringing the power of personal databases to your notes.


If you like the power and flexibility of personal databases, then Boximize is a powerful personal database designed to bring you the simplicity, beauty and efficiency of note-taking apps.

Basically, Boximize brings you the best of both worlds, the simplicity of note taking apps and the customizability of personal databases.

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■ And how do people use Boximize?
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People use Boximize to save, organize and find everything that is of importance to them. Boximize comes with a predefined set of 27 templates that help users to instantly start organizing their data. Moreover, users can always customize the templates by adding or removing fields or even a new template from scratch. 

“I use Boximize to collect and organize my recipes” - Jack, Chef

“Organizing my coin and stamp collections has never been easier” - Omar, Student

“I track my employee tasks through Boximize” - Catherine, Manager

“Capturing memories with Boximize is amazingly simple. I use it to track my kid’s drawings over time” - Sara, Graphics Designer

“I keep my travel logs on Boximize” - Li Yong, Mountaineer

“I love being able to customize Boximize to my life needs. I use it to track my diet and capture my interviews in audio” - Helen, Journalist

“Boximize helps me in keeping track of my students” - Carol, Teacher

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■ Tell me, what are the top features?
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• 27 ready to use collections (see below for complete list)
• Customize collections by adding/removing fields or build your own from scratch
• Enter 20 different types of information (Text, Number, Picture, GPS location, see below for complete list)
• Password protect your data with a pin code
• Lightning fast searching and sorting
• Different themes to choose from
• Organize photo and video collections
• Record voice notes
• Take handwritten notes or sketch drawings
• Track locations on the map
• Keep track of timings using a built-in stopwatch

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■ Predefined Collections:
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• Contacts
• Todo
• Recipes
• Diet Log
• Events
• Demo Fields
• Inventory
• Time Billing
• Home Inventory

• Expenses
• Exercise Log
• Car Maintenance
• Student List
• Member List
• Products for Sale
• Equipment
• Issue Tracking
• Items Sold
• Customers
• Donations
• Notes
• Movie Collection
• Task Assignments
• Audio Notes
• Member cards
• Business Cards

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■ Data types
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Modify a ready made collection or build your own from scratch with the following powerful:

• Text
• Number
• Choices (Multiple selections)
• Checkbox
• Photo and video collections
• Time
• Date
• Rating
• Location
• Phone Number
• Email
• URL
• Sketches and handwritten notes
• Slider
• Color
• Voice notes and audio recordings
• Stopwatch
• Lists of items
• Notes


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Free iOS App Today: Words With Monsters

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/words-with-monsters/id600797365?mt=8

Words With Monsters is a word game with role playing game elements. Battle monsters with your words and spend their money on shiny hats.

There is a princess to be saved. She may or may not have a sexy elbow.
Woo her with your sesquipedalian arsenal. Go now, woo.

FEATURES:
• No IAP
• Bite size battles.
• Cute monsters to destroy.
• Humpledink.
• Collect weapons and amulets to increase the power of your letters
• Collect hats to increase your health
• Please don't destroy Humpledink, he's a nice monster with a family.

Free iOS App Today: Toca Nature

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toca-nature/id893927401?mt=8

***For a limited time!***

*App Store Best of 2014*

Nature is magic. Toca Nature delivers that magic to your fingertips.

Shape nature and watch it develop. Plant trees and grow a forest. Raise a mountain and enjoy the view. Collect berries, mushrooms or nuts, and feed the different animals. Learn who eats what and discover how much it takes to winkle a bear out. Walk through different landscapes and become friends with a fox. Capture the moment of woodpeckers zigzagging between trees, and watch the day turn into night.

Find new friends and challenges. Be mesmerized.

Discover the unexpected. End up somewhere far from where you started.

Let us show you the magic of nature!

For more updates and fun things follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/tocaboca or like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/tocaboca.

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About Toca Boca
Toca Boca is an award winning game studio that makes digital toys for kids. We think playing and having fun is the best way to learn about the world. Therefore we make digital toys and games that help stimulate the imagination, and that you can play together with your kids. Best of all - we do it in a safe way without third-party advertising or in-app purchases.


Privacy Policy
Privacy is an issue that we take very seriously. To learn more about how we work with these matters, please read our privacy policy: http://tocaboca.com/privacy

Friday, May 1, 2015

Free iOS App Today: Clear Translation: The easy and fast way to speak 30 languages

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clear-translation-easy-fast/id973539060?mt=8

*** The app is temporarily free. Download today! ***

Clear Translation provides a very simple and effective way of translating both voice and text. Its intuitive interface and impressive list of supported languages make it an amazing tool for getting accurate translations on-the-go.

:: :: MAIN FEATURES :: ::
• Translate text in 30 world languages
• Use your voice to input text (through iOS 8 speech recognition)
• Listen to your translations being read out loud
• Share your text on WhatsApp, Facebook or Twitter
• Send your text as an email or text message
• Access your previous translations offline
• Optimized for all devices including iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

SUPPORTED LANGUAGES:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

An Internet connection is required.

If you need help speaking and understanding any of the world's major languages, or if you're traveling to a country where you don't speak the native language, then this app is just what you need!

Free iOS App Today: Hook

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hook/id956794130?mt=8

"Hook" is a relaxing, minimal, puzzle game.

It is more of a game-like experience than a challenge. No menus, no achievements, just you and a puzzle. Player is surrounded by calming sounds and music. Playing "HOOK" is a meditative and calming experience, rarely found in mobile gaming.

*** #1 Puzzle game in 14 Countries ***


"... once the puzzles started getting more complicated it becomes difficult to put down." - Pocket Gamer

"I’m a huge fan of puzzle games, so Hook is a new favorite this year. " - appadvice.com

"I love this game." - idownloadblog.com

Free iOS App Today: Dictationary

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dictationary/id983631804?mt=8

DICTATIONARY is a voice-enabled dictionary for your iPhone and Apple Watch.

Simply speak or use the built-in keyboard to search over 200,000 English words and expressions (more dictionaries coming soon)

Use dictation on your Apple Watch to search any term in seconds, DICTATIONARY is the perfect app for everyday use.

2015 Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS Award

2015 Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS Award

Collaboration among teachers and media specialists is critical to promote learning, increase student achievement and help students develop 21st century skills. Gale and Library Media Connection want to honor teacher–librarian teams for their hard work and dedication.

Deadline: June 30

Funding amount: $2,500

Dollar General Foundation Youth Literacy Grants

Dollar General Foundation Youth Literacy Grants

Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas: Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs. Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives. Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs.

Deadline: May 21

Funding amount: Up to $4,000

Horace Mann’s $10K DonorsChoose.org Giveaway


From April 27 – May 8, educators can enter for a chance at winning part of $10,000 in DonorsChoose.org funding. Enter here once per project, or give your DonorsChoose.org project ID to your local Horace Mann agent, for a chance to have a project fully funded. The organization will fund $10,000 in randomly drawn projects that have been submitted through the entry form on May 8.

Deadline: May 8

Funding amount: $10,000

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Free iOS App Today: Calendoodle - The Pen and Ink Whiteboard Calendar

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calendoodle-pen-ink-whiteboard/id815370160?mt=8

Welcome to Calendoodle, the app that allows you to write, doodle and mark up your calendar the way you want it! 

Now you can replace the paper calendar that you've scrawled all over next to the fridge or the beloved planner with the worn out edges.... but still retain the personalization that you love.

Enjoy a simple, clean and intuitive interface. Start handwriting, drawing, sketching and personalizing your calendar entries with Calendoodle today!

Free Android App Today: Instashare

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arat.Vacuum

Description 

Transfer files the easy way, just long tap the file and we will handle the rest. Available for Android, iOS and OS X and Windows desktop.

SIMPLE FILE SHARING
You don't need to be tech-savvy to share files.

WORKS WITHOUT INTERNET
You don't need to be connected to internet, just use local Wi-Fi to transfer file.

SIMPLE TO USE
No need to pair devices or setup transfer. Designed for quick and easy file sharing.

CLIPBOARD TRANSFER
Stop retyping long URL’s and so on. Just Copy it and Transfer it in few seconds. Hold clipboard item & select device, it will be automaticly copied to clipboard on second device.

NO REGISTRATION
Just open app and start sharing files, no need to enter email or passwords.

NO FILE TYPE LIMITS
You can transfer any file type, no restrictions. MP3, images, pdf, presentation and way more.

SECURE
Files are transferred only between your devices, without making copy somewhere in cloud.

DOWNLOAD MOBILE APPS FOR FREE!
Windows, Mac OS X and iOS version available from instashareapp.com