Cool App-titude

October 8, 2013
By Rachel Lilly

Achieving health and fitness goals can be tough, particularly in a busy workplace. But the Keas corporate wellness program makes getting healthy fun, social and mobile.

October 1, 2013
By Rachel Lilly

With the click of a button, we can DVR our favorite show and watch it later at our convenience.

September 24, 2013
By Rachel Lilly

Do you need an all-in-one source for military base information? The free Military Traveler app for Android and iOS provides a portable directory with contact information for establishments on military installations across the United States.

September 17, 2013
By Rachel Lilly

In the military community, moving is often a part of life, and that includes buying and selling items along the way. The free Call Dibs app makes that process easier by providing a convenient space for active duty, Reserve, Guard, veterans, U.S. Defense Department civilians and their families to offload or find goods.

An alternative to sites like Craigslist, Call Dibs focuses exclusively on the military community to add a layer of trust and a sense of security to the process.

September 3, 2013
By Rachel Lilly

Are you a cycling enthusiast? Whether you compete in races or just peddle around the neighborhood with your family, the MapMyRide app will help you make the most of your cycling experience.

August 27, 2013
By Rachel Lilly


From a print advertisement to an online purchase in one click, a new iOS app lets you pounce on products from your favorite brands. The free Pounce app uses image recognition to let users scan an item from newspapers or magazines. It securely stores shipping and billing information to automate the buying process. Just scan a product and click "Buy Now." The processing, packing and shipping are done directly from the retailer just like with a regular online purchase.

August 20, 2013
By Rachel Lilly


Looking for an easy way to sync your data across your devices and computer? Need mobile backup for your files, photos, videos and music? The free SugarSync mobile app gives you access to all your data from your smartphone or tablet.

With the app, you can access any files from your computer, share privately with select people, upload from your mobile device to your computer and edit documents. Send files remotely from your phone or tablet even if your computer is off.

August 13, 2013
By Rachel Lilly


The new hōrd app for iPhone is "opening up the world of government contracting." Developed by GovTribe Incorporated, the app lets users subscribe to and track project solicitations on the go. Search for federal contracting notices and awards or a contractor's name and receive alerts when information is updated.

Information is pushed to the app in real time, letting users evaluate opportunities and keep tabs on competitors. Navigate new opportunities, gain intel and see what's popular among other users.

July 23, 2013
By Rachel Lilly

Got spare Android power to share? The BOINC app lets you donate spare processing power to run jobs for scientific research projects, from a search for more effective AIDS therapies to the discovery of new pulsars. BOINC computes when your device is plugged in and charging and transfers data over Wi-Fi, so it will not run down your battery or take up data.

July 16, 2013
By Rachel Lilly

Great news for history buffs—the HISTORY channel now has an app for iPad, iPhone and Android with access to full episodes and clips from popular shows, including Vikings, American Pickers, The Men Who Built America and The Bible.

In addition, the app lets you create a customized Watchlist of your favorite shows and view exclusive clips not shown on television. It also features a topics section with clips on categories of history.

July 9, 2013
By Rachel Lilly

Summer vacations are in full swing for many, and the Stow app for iPhone can make packing much easier. Whether you're planning for a business trip, a camping excursion or even just a busy day at the office, the app helps you pick the right template and make a packing list.

July 2, 2013
By Rachel Eisenhower

Did you ever want to start your own radio show? Have you ever considered putting together a podcast? The Mixlr app for iPhone makes it easy to broadcast live and interact with listeners in real time.

June 18, 2013
By Rachel Eisenhower

Whether you’re a collector, a teacher, a student or even just an avid reader, the Book Crawler app for iPhone helps you make the most of your personal library collection.

Book Crawler is a book database that allows you to quickly and accurately upload your book collection in one place using the ISBN barcode scanner or a manual search. Whenever you enter a new book, the app provides the title, author, publisher, cover art, summaries, reviews and local library location/availability.

June 25, 2013
By Rachel Eisenhower

Need a place to explore, document and share your outrageous inventions or creations? The Instructables app for iOS and Android has more than 100,000 tutorials, from useful do-it-yourself projects to recipes and new technologies. It is a home for creative minds around the globe.

June 11, 2013
By Rachel Eisenhower

Tap into your inner astronomer with the Slooh Space Camera for the iPad. Learn more about space while you watch live celestial programming in true color and listen to Sky Guide audio.

June 4, 2013
By Rachel Eisenhower

Whether you're brushing up on a new language for an upcoming vacation or just want to practice your language skills, the free Rosetta Stone Navigator apps for iOS can help.

The apps, which include a phrase book and free lessons for four different languages, are designed to give you the basics. Learn phrases to meet people, dine out, stay in hotels, use transportation, get directions and tell time. It even has speech-recognition technology and advanced features to tell you if you're pronouncing a phrase correctly.

May 21, 2013
By Rachel Eisenhower

The National Military Family Association recently launched the MyMilitaryLife app for Android and iPhone, which offers military families resources to help them through the different stages of life.

May 7, 2013
By Rachel Eisenhower

Ranked by Apple this month as one of the top-selling paid iPhone apps of all time, WhatsApp Messenger lets users instantly send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes and videos at no cost without using SMS. In addition to the iPhone, the app is available for Android, BlackBerry and Windows phones.

April 30, 2013
By Rachel Eisenhower

The free Military Discounters app helps you find places with military discounts in your immediate area right on your Android or iOS device. Whether you're active duty, reserves, a veteran or even a military family member, the program finds real-time deals near you.

April 16, 2013
By Rachel Eisenhower

America's Army iPad Android appThe America's Army comics from the U.S. Army, designed to highlight the reality of being a soldier, are now available for the iPad and Android tablets. The free app features the first two issues of the comics, which follow the saga of courageous U.S. soldiers deployed to the fictional war torn region of Czervenia.