Women on the go are multitaskers and appreciate all the help they can get to organize their busy lives. In today’s world, apps can make a big difference in gathering information, facilitating jobs and saving time. There are hundreds of new apps appearing on the market today. Which to choose and how to use? INSPIRELLE helps our readers download with our 5 top smart app picks.
Need to scan a receipt or your ID while you’re on the run? Evernote’s new Scannable app works like a scanner built into your iphone… Anything it sees, it focuses and captures the image. You don’t even need to press a shutter button. After you take the picture, you can transfer it to Evernote, share it via email or other iOS apps. And, if it’s a business card, Scannable even gives you the option of adding it into LinkedIn. And all this happens in a few seconds. We’ve even considered ditching our desktop scanner!
POCKET (Android, iOS)
Too many interesting articles to read and links to follow when you need to be doing something else? Well, now you can “Pocket” them for later. This nifty offline reading app acts like a digital bookmark, allowing you to select and save articles, photos or videos to view later. You can also tag everything you save, so you can group them in your own customized categories. And as an added plus – all the bookmarks can be synced across your smartphone, tablet and desktop if you install the app on those devices.
Love to travel, slip away often, need a deal or seek an original destination? Then Hitlist is for you. Build into the setting a list of places you’d like to visit and let the travel search engine scan all the possibilities for the best price in real time. If you’re planning a trip down the road, have Hitlist send you alerts for the cheapest flight deals as they become available. Plus, it researches popular destinations by themes to help you choose a trip that fits your profile. INSPIRELLE loves the cities listed under “For the Ladies”, “Weekend Getaways”, “Destinations to Unplug” and “Escapes For Family”.
PARIS-CI LA SORTIE DU METRO (Android, iOS, Windows Phone)
Running late? Lost in the Paris subway system? A well designed, with efficiency-in-mind app that needs NO Internet connection– Paris-Ci La Sortie du Métro – will be your new best buddy for planning your travel route. It not only has the entire metro map available with a touch of the finger, even more helpful are the wagons to board to make connections and the exits at every single station on your route. With this information, you can easily save 5 minutes on your journey, especially if you need to make a transfer in large stations such as St. Lazare, Chatelet, or CDG Etoile, carry luggage, push a baby carriage or meet a girlfriend for lunch in a new neighborhood. Paris ci la sortie is a play-on-words (oh la la, the French just love those!). “Par ici la sortie” means “this way for the exit” and is pronounced exactly the same as Paris ci la sortie. You can build up a favorites list of your regular journeys, so you never have to remember where to find your exit.
VIVINO (Android, iOS)
If you love to unwind with wine, you’ll love Vinvino! Have you ever been in a restaurant with friends where you drank a great bottle of wine, but couldn’t remember its name the day after? Well, the Vivino app has you covered. Just take a photo of the bottle’s label with your smartphone and Vivino will not only save that picture for your next visit, but will find that wine in its vast database and provide information on market price, industry ratings and reviews. It’s a fantastic way to try different wines, take a snapshot and see what other people thought about that vintage. It’s also great fun to ask the waiter why the restaurant price for that bottle of Beaujolais you just ordered is so much higher than the market price.