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Snooze for iPhone

Can get up in the morning and also feel like donating some money? There’s an app for that. Presenting Snooze, by LetGive, Inc, which is an app which pledge $0.25 each time you snooze. You simply install the app, setup which charity you want your donations to reach and then start snoozing away.

I am one of those who have two alarms set each morning where the first one goes off simply by giving me the pleasure of snoozing once. Due to that I can calculate who much I have to pledge each month using simple math.

Those of you who can stop hitting that snooze button however; this one is for you!

‘Audiobooks’ for the iPhone

QUITE OFTEN I FIND MYSELF in situations where I have to wait for someone or something for a few minutes or even up to hours. For a long time I have been a great fan of audiobooks to fill this spot in my life with both education and fiction. What made me a bit upset though was that the aggressive pricing on audiobooks, sometimes even higher then the printed edition. This have defenetly stoped me from buying alot of books which I wanted to own as digital editions. If pricing would be lower, I would buy more. As simple as that.

SO WHAT TO DO before the market is on the same track as me and set the prices on new books in a way where I feel that I want to contribute? Free stuff!

Librivox is a project where books which are no longer under copyright is digitalized into audiobooks by people for free. Just about anyone can pick up a book, read it in front of a mic and get it into the archive. Of course, this can not be done with new books which are still under copyright but there is so many classical writings which are not so it can actually be an alternative for quite some time.

WHEN I BOUGHT MY iPHONE I was really looking forwad to find a service where I could get audiobooks with a subscription-plan or perhaps with a solution using ads just as Spotify did with music. What I found was a small application called ‘Audiobooks’ by Travelling Classics. This was an interface to Librivox-readings which could be streamed to the iPhone and I was thrilled. If streaming is not you cup of tea there is also a version of the same app where you download the files and can listen to them offline. For all travellers and jetsetters this is a great opportunity to not having to stream data while abroad which can be costly.

THE INTERFACE of the app is not really good looking, it is instead nearly as simple as an interface can be just before it seem to lack something. But as the reason of the app is to listen to audiobooks, not to sit and watch the UI the problem disapear almost instantly.

AS AN EVEN GREATER BONUS on top of all this, the app is free.

Apps in my iPhone

So, two weeks have now passed and I thought I could give a small headsup on what applications I have found and loaded into my phone. Just like most new iPhone users (I think?) I went out looking for some great applications the moment I got my connection. Some of them have already been deleted and others remain. Without any further ado, here is what apps I currently run in my iPhone.

Do you have any better alternatives for me or have you also tried any of the applications listed?

  1. Facebook [iTunes]
    Wheather you are someone just intrested in what your friends is up to or if you try to keep your status updated. This is the app for you.
  2. TwitterFon [iTunes]
    Best app I’ve found up to date for following and updating Twitter. Feel free to check out my personal Twitter stream.
  3. Evernote [iTunes]
    Keep notes, photos and lists all in one place which is indexed and made available in your phone, on your desktop computer or in a webui. Also index images to make them searchable. This is one of those applications you after start using can’t see yourself without.
  4. iTranslate [iTunes]
    Using Google Translate to simply translate text.
  5. Bloomberg [iTunes]
    Financial news and updated stocks, commodities etc.
  6. RunKeeper Free [iTunes]
    A tool with which you can measure paths you walk, run, bike or hike. Afterward you have access to where you went on a map together with speed etc.
  7. Photogene [iTunes]
    Simplistic photoediting directly in the phone like crop, levels and a few effects.
  8. Hemnet [iTunes]
    An application listing apartments, houses and lots out for sale in Sweden.
  9. Shazam [iTunes]
    Ever heard a song in a movie or in a youtube-video which you want to buy? Shazam can record a small portion of the song, analyze it and tell you the title and artist together with links to buy the song etc.
  10. Eniro [iTunes]
    Find people or places in Sweden.
  11. Google Earth [iTunes]
    Maps all over the world. Together with the GPS from the iPhone this can be used as a guide.
  12. WordPress [iTunes]
    I use WordPress on all blogs I currently manage and therefore this app let me blog directly from my phone and also manage settings and comments.
  13. Wikipedia Mobile [iTunes]
    Official Wikipedia-app, search for anything – anywehere.
  14. TV Guide Swe [iTunes]
    Swedish tv-guide.
  15. Big Stop Watch [iTunes]
    This is a better looking stopwatch for my workout-sessions.
  16. Prisjakt [iTunes]
    Find the best online-price for a product in Sweden.
  17. Button [iTunes]
    A game where you need to press a button. Nothing more. Highly addictive. (Why don’t you join my group: Sweden)