We’d like to say a big thanks to our October Web.AppStorm weekly sponsors. We’ve had a number of great apps sponsor our site so far, and we’re very excited to be featuring them. If you would like to feature your app on our site with an advertisement, be sure to check out our available slots on BuySellAds or register for a weekly sponsorship for your app.
If you haven’t already checked out our the great apps that sponsored our site last month, be sure to check them out now!
The new Projecturf has been completely redesigned to make it better than ever. It is designed to help you work together with your team better, with a stream of updates and a redesigned sidebar to help you find everything easier. It also helps you see your own stuff easier, including tasks, tickets, and events, and lets you manage your own personal tasks unrelated to projects. That way, you can keep track of your own tasks, notes, contacts, and events on your own, as well as keep up with everything that’s going on with your team.
With Facebook and Twitter sending many brands more traffic than Google search, having a great social media strategy is more important than ever. That’s why your team needs Sprout Social. It gives you one place to manage all of your social network accounts, so you can schedule and publish updates on all of them, together. It’ll even automatically find the best time to send our your updates, with collision detection to make sure you don’t repeat yourself.
Resource Guru is the fast and simple way to schedule people, equipment, and other resources online. Resource Guru helps companies become more efficient and profitable, and it’s getting a great response from the creative agency world and beyond. Everything you need to track can be tracked in Resource Guru, as you can add custom fields and use them to filter through your calendar. It’s your one-stop-shop for everything you need to schedule and track in your business.
Need an easier way to send proposals to clients? Bidsketch is a great app that lets you create, track, customize, and design beautiful client proposals. It’ll cut down the time it takes you to create proposals to just a few minutes. You’ll be able to see if and when your client opens a proposal, and can even check your client engagement and see how long clients viewed your proposal. It’s everything you could want from an advanced proposal app.
And a special thanks to you, our Web.AppStorm.net readers, for reading and sharing our articles. We hope you continue to find our articles interesting and helpful!
It’s been said that the world would be a better place if everybody knew how to edit their photos. Okay, fine, I just made that up. But it’s true, though — images are so much a part of our digital lives that being able to post quality pictures has become a necessary skill. And with the wide range of easy-to-use imaging apps available for every platform, there’s really no excuse for using poor, boring images anymore.
Today we’re taking a look at a new player in the editing game, and it’s called Fotor. With its array of tools and effects, this app offers plenty of scope for adding a creative touch to your shots. And while it’s simple enough for novices to get into, Fotor is also a great option for those familiar with photography, to work quickly with images wherever they are. Let’s dive in!
We’re excited to let you know about the latest addition to the Tuts+ family — Crafttuts+!
Crafttuts+ is focused on teaching everything crafty — fundamental craft skills, decorations, ceramics, crochet, jewellery-making, embroidery, candles, paper-craft, knitting, woodwork, printmaking, as well as how to market, sell, and promote your craft work.
Whether you’ve never even wondered about your crafty side, or consider yourself an expert, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading to learn a little bit more about what we’ll be offering on the site…
If your computer doesn’t have a built-in webcam app, your camera might sit there unused, even when it could have a ton of fun potential. For Mac and iOS users, this has always been pretty easy, since they can use the Photobooth app to quickly take all the fun pictures you like. Windows 8 now has a built-in camera app, but for everyone else, you’ll have to go searching for another app.
In an age when the web possesses everything we would ever need, you probably could of guessed there was some kind of alternative online. Snappic is an app which definitely fits the bill. Acting as a Photobooth in your browser, Snippic could soon become a party favourite!
How often have you come across this scenario: You’re working in the office when someone sends you a PDF file that needs to be edited, either with your signature or anything else. But hey, there’s no PDF editor on your work machine, and your company has strict admin policies.
A web app is the best way to go around this and PDF Zen could be just what the doctor ordered. It’s got a lovely, Metro-inspired design, is extremely easy to use and features enough options for you basic PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, ODF and RTF editing needs. (more…)
Our sponsor this week is Hello Scheduling, an online employment scheduling app. Hello Scheduling makes it incredibly easy for businesses to schedule their employees.
Managing a schedule can be complex enough for your own self, but it can be terribly confusing when you’re managing a team. That’s why Hello Scheduling lets you reschedule employee time in a click, change employee shifts easily, and more. You can use it to communicate with your staff by sending an email or text message right from your Hello Scheduling dashboard. Then, when it comes time to make reports, Hello Scheduling helps you stay compliant with labor laws, lets you create payroll reports, and more.
Hello Scheduling will help your business avoid getting calls from employees about when they work, by letting them access their schedules anywhere. Even if your employees don’t use computers, you can print out their Hello Scheduling schedule for them. You can also export your data in CSV format, so you’ll never lose your schedule. Here’s a quick look at more of the features Hello Scheduling includes:
Hello Scheduling is trusted by businesses from Subway to Residence Inn. From small businesses to large organizations, it’s a tool that can keep your team’s time managed easily.
Go Get It!
If your business needs a better way to schedule your employees’ time, you should give Hello Scheduling a try and see if it’s the app you’ve been needing. You can signup for a free 14 day trial of Hello Scheduling, then choose the plan that works best for your business starting at $19/month. With that, you’ll be well on your way to keeping track of your team’s scheduling without all the hassle.
With my current job position, I have a lot of moving parts in my schedule and am constantly scheduling a lot of meetings throughout each week. Inevitably, they get cancelled or postponed to a later date, and there are times when I can’t keep up with who I am meeting and when. Anyone else have this problem?
With the technology and smartphones that we have, I know it is a lot easier to take control of your calendar and see when things are happening. Sometimes I just want to know what is coming up for the current day. That is where Sunrise.im comes into play. It is a simple way to take a look at your daily schedule without all of the clutter and it is so easy to use. Let’s take a look.
In this digital age, it’s more and more difficult to keep your information under wraps. Upload an album of your photos on Facebook, and people start tagging others in them, and soon, everyone is commenting on everything. And then there are those file size or resolution restrictions that auto-downscale your beautiful images. Upload videos to YouTube and even if you’ve kept the link invisible to search engines, it somehow finds its way to others. Dropbox isn’t the ideal solution when the people you are sharing the photos with aren’t using the cloud storage service. And the old practice of simply emailing your photos to friends and family is quite difficult given the attachment limits in most email service providers.
Privacy, it seems, comes at a premium on the information highway. How do you just send a bunch of photos, all hosted on the cloud and kept there safely, to your friends without anyone else being able to see them? Enter Kicksend! (more…)
We’ve collected the top four reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in October. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, Web, Android, Windows, or iPad apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month. Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!
Thanks for reading AppStorm, and I hope you enjoy looking over some of our favourite posts from last month!
Evernote released a new beta Mac app today, which has many of us trying out Evernote again. Evernote has been extremely successful, being easily the best known notes app on any platform. You can snap pictures on your phone, write out a store list, store a PDF eBook, and jot down some important class notes, all in the same app. Thanks to Evernote’s OCR-powered search, you can find anything you’ve saved in seconds.
Evernote’s free by default, but it limits you to 60Mb of uploads per month on free accounts. If you’re uploading pictures and scans every day, you’d hit that limit pretty quick, but otherwise, you’d be hard pressed to hit the limit. The pro upgrade gives some other features, such as searching inside PDFs and an ad-free interface, but for the most part, you can get much of Evernote’s power without ever upgrading.
We know many of our readers are Evernote fans, so we’re curious: did you upgrade to Evernote Pro? What made you decide to pay for the upgrade? We’d love to hear your thoughts below!