Evernote & Evernote Scannable
Nov16

Evernote & Evernote Scannable

  OK…not just one, but two apps for you this time..and be warned..this is hardcore. But vital! Evernote is a free app for your smartphone and computer that stores everything you could possibly imagine losing track of, like a boarding pass, receipt, article you want to read, to do list, or even a simple typed note. You can create categories and add whatever you like  there’s plug-ins for your web browser that let you...

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Traveline Scotland
Aug05

Traveline Scotland

WE have some local transport information in our ‘local info’ section, but comprehensive up to date bus, train and other public transport info is important – especially when living in a largely rural area like G63! This free travel/route planner app from Traveline Scotland is the most comprehensive around – so if you’re a B&B owner trying to help guests get their head round public transport or just trying to plan...

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Elevate
Jul01

Elevate

BRAIN Training apps are a fun and stimulating alternative to games on your smartphone – but which one’s best? Easy – Elevate! Selected by Apple as it’s 2014 app of the year, Elevate is designed to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with a personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results. 30+ games for critical cognitive skills...

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Periscope
Jun23

Periscope

THERE’S been numerous apps for streaming live video from your smartphone for a while now…U-Stream was one we liked, but most have disappeared without a trace or were clumsy and unreliable. In March two new video streaming apps appeared – Meerkat and Periscope. We’ve not really tried Meerkat, and as Periscope is owned by Twitter – and is the one we’ve messed around with – we reckon it’ll be the winner in...

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Paprika: the ultimate recipe manager
Jun15

Paprika: the ultimate recipe manager

WE love food here at G63…not just eating it, but preparing and cooking it too. So we’ve put loads of recipe and shopping list apps through their paces. Some of them we’ve used for a while and quite liked – Epicurous and Allmyecipes are good apps but nothing comes close to Paprika (for iOS, Android, Kindle and desktop/laptop –  see links below) in terms of features, functionality and ease of use, especially if you use...

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