I love puzzle apps! There is something about beating my last score, beating my sister if it’s an interactive game and well just frankly my addictive personality just loves playing games that challenge me. Looking for a way to KILL your weekend? I have the answer! THESE PUZZLE APPS!
So what are the most addicting puzzle apps that I am playing? Let me share and reel you into my app addiction.
This is my new favorite app and my sister cursed me for ruining her weekend last week since all she did was play this. There are multiple play options, my favorite it Puzzle mode (go figure).
My kids love Cut the Rope! This app has been downloaded over 500 million times and get this, we were in Dave and Busters sure enough there is a life-size arcade game of this app! The focus of this app is to cut the rope to feed candy to little monster Om Nom. Definitely something the kids will love – and I love to play it on the iPad.
How fast are your fingers? This puzzle app will challenge you to put together a shape in a fast time. Beat your best time, move up levels and get mad at your screen for not moving the blocks fast enough!
I got totally wrapped up in playing this app – when I should just be writing this review. Whoops. So anyways, about Flow Free – you are given a puzzle with a grid – you are trying to connect the colors but space is limited.
If you are a fan of word searches – you will love this app! Word Search Puzzle app brought me back to stealing my parents’ newspaper on Sundays so that I could do the word searches. Grandma and Grandpa will love this app – not to single out our older folks, because I love this too – but just thinking if you have bought the grandparents and iPad, this would be a great app to get them started using the tablet!
Get our workout on and start losing weight with a FREE app!
I don’t know about you, but I feel like every time I really get focused on the weight loss and work out game – I end up spending a ton. Okay, I do admit that MAY include new workout clothes and then I need workout shoes to go with it. And then the food. There’s 6 mouths to feed and going from store to store to make sure I have all the right ingredients – just talking about this is giving me a headache.
Let’s not think about all of those other expenses and embrace the FREE. Get your booty shaking, watch those pounds melt away with these fabulous workout and weight loss apps. If you are on an Android – this list is just for YOU!
While our kids love the summer downtime, the US Educational Department says this comes at a cost. Keep your kids encouraged with continual learning during the summer break.
Our friends over at Shiny Things, an educational app development startup has developed a line of children’s apps in line with the Common Core curriculum. The Common Core test has now been adopted in 44 states.
These app are designed to be interactive, engaging and inspiring.
With a strong policy to respect their users privacy, Shiny Things apps collect no data from users and have a strict no in-app purchases so parents dont have to worry about their kids accidentally racking up huge bills.
For ages 2-4, toddlers join Charlie the Monkey and his jungle friends catching flying fruits, packing the picnic basket, and feeding their animal friends across three fun and educational games that teach essential pre-number skills, such as matching and sorting. Shiny Picnic is also a storybook with highlighted text as the story is ready aloud.
For ages 4-6, this app introduces mathematical concepts in a fun and engaging way. Kids will begin to identify measurement qualities and their relationships and lets kids experiment with weight and distance. Its also an interactive read-along storybook.
For ages 2-5, Shiny Bakery introduces early number sense through counting, measuring, dividing, and sequencing activities as kids help Alice the Zebra help mix, measure, decorate, then serve cakes and cookies to customers. Watch the trailer here.
For ages 6-12, Quick Math improves math proficiency and promotes development of mental strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and mixed operations. The in-built unique handwriting tool improves the childs handwriting skills and strengthens muscle memory.
A challenging step up for ages 8+, Quick Math+ builds on Quick Math, introducing indices, negative numbers, and order of operations questions. It includes new game modes to test memory, logic, estimation ability, and pattern recognition. Watch the trailer here.
Looking for an alternative to Fitbit? Move over Fitbit – it looks like there is a new app in town that replaces you. Introducing the Moves app for iPhone
Moves App – Fitbit Alternative
In the fitness world, the Fitbit and Nike Fuelband are all the rage. The Fitbit is a wireless activity tracker that rings in at $99.95. While I have heard rave reviews about this device, I personally haven’t tried it.
With that same idea of tracking your activities, you can use an app as a Fitbit alternative. Meet the Moves app. The new Moves app for the iPhone tracks physical activity for everyone else for free and without the need for pricey gadgets. Did I forget to mention, whoops – this app is FREE! (more…)
The Hubble app is the new way to keep your family in touch throughout the day. This private sharing app gives your family one place to streamline daily logistics, share more spontaneously, and preserve special memories.
Hubble lets your family communicate in their favorite ways – offering text, voice, and photo messaging and brings all of those communication streams in a single, private hub. Parents love the ease of coordinating daily schedules, and the way their kids share more freely and more often in a private family zone. Kids like staying in touch in a place thats family-only, with check-ins that are kid-friendly and non-intrusive. Younger tweens love to share, so you can invite them into the app and theyll start sending you priceless updates. Teens will appreciate a tool that isnt exposed to their friends and will reach out more in a private family space.
Because families never know which exchanges will feel the most precious a year from now, every single message is preserved with Hubbles self-creating family timeline of news, notes, photos, comments, voice and text messages. Youll never lose a special text or voicemail from your kids again.
And you can share a sweet text or funny photo from your timeline easily with the grandparents or cousins with Hubblegrams, an instant digital postcard with content you select. Watch the conversation grow as your Hubblegram captures comments from everyone – all within your private Hubble network.
Hubble App Includes
Popular Communications Tools In One Easy App Family members can privately communicate and share with each other using text messaging, voice messages, photos and location alerts, in a family-only zone.
A Single Shared Family-Only Timeline Every message and activity from each family member is archived on one shared timeline the whole family can enjoy.
Hubblegrams For Sharing With Extended Family Connect your familys hub, with a relatives hub, to loop in grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Hubblegrams are designated messages sent as digital postcards from one family to another, all still within a private network.
Location Alerts Kids Dont Mind Built with a kid-friendly approach, Hubbles location alerts let families announce when they have arrived at their destinations or tag special locations for the family timeline. Hubble gives parents peace-of-mind with automatic alerts for family members at three locations: home, work and school.
Self-Creating Chronicle of Family Memories Through Hubbles family timeline, now the whole family participates in creating a rich family history of the day-to-day, and special memories not just mom. And the chronicle includes all of the heartwarming context, such as comments on photos or a message from a child that is now grown up, that family members can enjoy for years to come.
Whether its your usual busy day, the kids are at a sleepover, or you are traveling on business, Hubble can keep you together even when youre apart. In a world full of busy daily logistics, and crowded public social platforms, Hubble puts the focus back on the family.
I stumbled upon the Waze app a few months ago when the Apple Maps crisis was going on. I had always used Google maps for GPS and it just wasn’t as good as the old fashion GPS – remember those things that you mounted on your windshield way back in 2009?
Waze App Review
The Waze app is part GPS, part social network and part game. The GPS is fabulous. It works real-time and with other “wazers” chiming in, Waze tells you the best route for you at that time. By the way, Wazers are other people using Waze as the same time as you.
Waze notifies you of traffic jams, cops and accidents that may detour your trip. The mobile app allows you quick simple gestures to notify other Wazers of any slow downs. You can thank people for notifying you of any hiccups as well as be thanked.
The app is free to use, but there is marketing through out the app. An example would be when you are driving by Taco Bell, you may get a notification saying that you should stop for a fourth meal. It’s very minimal and non-intrusive.
Waze is a fun, community-based traffic & navigation app, 30 million strong. Join forces with other drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time & gas money, and improve everyone’s daily commute.
With community-generated real-time traffic, you’ll always get the best route to your destination. By simply driving around with Waze open, you’re already contributing tons real-time traffic & road info to your local driving community. You can also actively report accidents, hazards, police and other events you see on the road, and get road alerts coming up on your route too. Find the cheapest gas station along your route with community-shared gas prices.
Now Waze makes it fun and simple to meet up and coordinate with friends on the road. Easily meet up, pick up friends, share your drive and ETA, and see who’s headed to your destination too!
It’s all about contributing to, and benefiting from, the ‘common good’ out there on the road, so hop on board, and get involved in your local driving community today!
? Live routing based on community-generated real-time traffic and road info
? Community-contributed road alerts including accidents, hazards, police traps, and more.
? Complete voice-guided navigation.
? Automatic re-routing as conditions on the road change.
? Learns your frequent destinations, commuting hours and preferred routes.
? Find the cheapest gas station on your route.
? Share your drive with anyone! Send a link to a live web map showing your real-time location and ETA.
? Join or create groups to share info about your commute.
? Earn points and move up the ranks in your community as you contribute road info.
? Live maps, constantly updated by Waze community map editors.
The Best GPS Mobile App
I have tried a few other apps, but I really just am not big on paying money for a GPS app if I can find one for free. Google Maps did the job, but am glad to have found Waze.
Waze is available for iOS as well as Android and is free on both platforms.