app review

App Review: iPoe Collection: Enhanced eBook in an App

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 19, 2015 // 4 Comments

Remember how I said I didn’t much like enhanced ebooks? I might have to change my opinion if more publishers offered books like the iPoe Collection. I confess to being dubious when the developers offered me a free review copy, but then I started reading, and I was completely entranced. [...]

App Review: Agent for Android. Silence Your Phone Automatically

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Half the reason I’m writing this post is because I finally got my HTC One M8 to Bluetooth connect to my Honda Civic. Apparently a recent update the HTC Car app made them compatible with each other. Now that the Bluetooth connection works, I can take full advantage of Agent for Android, the [...]

App Review: Sunrise Calendar

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
February 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Someone I follow on Twitter routinely shares roundup posts of productivity apps and after I’d seen Sunrise Calendar on so many posts, I decided it was time to try it out. I’m glad I did because it has become my new go-to calendar app. It’s available on Android, iOS, and [...]

App Review: Smart AudioBook Player for Android

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
January 26, 2015 // 20 Comments

It finally dawned on me late last year that Overdrive MP3 audio books are DRM-free. Yes, I’d known that fact on some level, but I still listened to the books in the Overdrive app, which is okay but not great. Plus it often takes me longer than three weeks to finish an audiobook, so I was only [...]

App Review: Google Play Books for Android

By Chris Meadows
June 17, 2014 // 10 Comments

I hadn’t paid much attention to Google Play Books before. I’d installed and even paid for readers like Aldiko and Moon+ (TeleRead review), and snagged a couple freeish ones like UB Reader, but Play Books just sat in my app drawer, unused, like most of the pack-in Google apps. But when I came [...]

App Review: Duolingo

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
February 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Inspired by Joanna’s article on reading French, I decided it was time to brush up on my long-neglected college-level French. I was looking for a good book or app when I stumbled across Duolingo. It’s free (with no in-app purchases), and more important, it’s fun. I like their [...]

App Review: Lego Friends Story Maker (iOS)

By Joanna Cabot
February 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

A very sweet valentine gift from the Beloved has ignited a new obsession with me. I have become a Lego fan! So when I saw this neat-looking app from the Lego people, I was all over it and downloaded it for our school iPads. Lego and literacy skills building all in one app? What a great idea. The [...]

Why is the Kobo App Still So Annoying?

By Joanna Cabot
January 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

I got an email yesterday from my esteemed editor Juli, wondering if I might be interested in commenting on the updated Kobo app, seeing as I am in Canada, aka The Country Where Kindle is Actually Not the Number One Brand. My initial response was ‘ugh, do I have to?’ I remembered the [...]

App Review: BlogBooks for iOS

By libertyc
September 27, 2013 // 1 Comment

I received a promo code for an intriguing iOS app yesterday. It said that it would take posts from a WordPress or Blogger blog and turn them into an e-book, readable in iBooks and easily converted to Kindle. Let me say that the description and reality have something in common. But not everything. [...]

App Review: Marvin for iPhone-Another Good e-reading app

By libertyc
September 17, 2013 // 2 Comments

You’ve probably guessed from some of my previous articles that I’m a fan of Marvin for iPad. I follow their blog, and I knew a version for the iPhone was coming out. I updated the app on my iPad just before I left for the C3 Conference, and was delighted to receive a code while I was at [...]

Double App Review: MegaReader and QuickReader for iOS

By libertyc
August 30, 2013 // 4 Comments

I’m reviewing both of these apps together because they’re so similar; there’s just one feature difference between them. The developer was celebrating five million downloads and in honor of the occasion was offering free versions of the apps to bloggers. Lucky me! Anyway, at their [...]

App Review: Duolingo for iOS

By libertyc
July 30, 2013 // 1 Comment

Duolingo is a learning app that promised to ‘gamify’ language learning. As a language teacher, I was ready to roll! I downloaded the app, picked my desired language, and … and I lasted about an hour before I was bored and annoyed. Sorry! The App Setup The app is set up with a [...]

App Review: Unstuck for iPad

By libertyc
June 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’m glad that Dan suggested I test out and review the Unstuck app because I used it with a client a couple days ago, and it led to some interesting discoveries. What is Unstuck? It’s an app to help you get past those times in your life when you’re ‘stuck.’ Thinking you [...]

App review: Putting SwiftKey through the paces with a timed test

By libertyc
June 11, 2013 // 2 Comments

I’d thought that Swype was a pretty good keyboard replacement, and I still think so. Unfortunately, it’s not compatible with the Nook HD, so someone recommended I look at SwiftKey. My first impression wasn’t positive. It’s not nearly as good at swipe entry as Swype, and [...]

App Review: Astrid Tasks for iOS and Android

By libertyc
April 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

As you’ve probably guessed from previous posts, I’m a big fan of Pocket Informant for task and calendar management. But sometimes an app like Informant is just too much. Or perhaps you want to keep track of certain tasks separately. I’ve found Astrid Tasks to be a good option for those [...]

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