Here are some more of my favorite Apps:
This App changes the interface of your Twitter account and transforms it into a friendlier and streamlined look. Your tweets are color coded for a clean and manageable configuration. If you use Twitter, then consider Tweet!
Zillow and Truilia
For real estate and house hunting these sites are superb. Both provide an easy search for finding homes and then plots homes for the designated location and quickly maps it out. Both have been around awhile and both look great on IPAD.
Pano Camera 360
This Panorama camera App creates some stunning photos with a simple to use interface that takes a little adjustment—once you get used to the prompts, you’ll appreciate the results.
I use Pages as my mobile writing program and I love it! The templates are few but very useful. It has proven to be reliable and everything I could ever want in a word processing program.
I have yet to even scratch the surface of the capabilities of this art design tool, but as I uncover more and more of what it can do, it amazes me. In the hands of someone more skilled than I, this is a powerhouse of art tools.
Scrolln Roll and IBanner HD
These are 2 very easy and entertaining scrolling text Apps that you can use anywhere and anytime. Communicate from across the room with your message scrolling across your screen. Use it at a trade show with your sales specials or just to get your name seen. Use your imagination and get noticed with these fun tools.
For anyone wanting to try their hand at animation and looking to get creative, this is a terrific App to build your own cartoon. It’s a blast!
HBO’s video player on the IPAD has been fluid and crystal on the Apple screen. Now you can enjoy the quality of HBO series, documentaries, and sports wherever you go.
I hope that my list of Apps is helpful. If you have an App that you find helpful, please pass along.
A good App should make your life easier, educate, entertain, inform, or enlighten. For someone with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who is seeking relief from a wide range of symptoms (voice, balance, tremor, gait, and memory to name a few) there just may be an App for your iphone or smart phone–and it may even be FREE!
The following are a just a few Apps that I have uncovered and use. While I have no medical data or solid evidence that they are making any real change, all I can do is suggest that you give it a try and see if they work for you. Here you go:
1) Voice Recorder – The voice recorder on the Ipod touch and Iphone is a marvelous tool to test the quality, strength, and loudness of your voice. The Program is simple to use and a great way to get instant vocal feedback on your own.
2) Speechie- Is a free text to voice App. The Program provides the user with a choice of 5 different voice options. All that is required is for the user to type in what he/she wants the voice to say, tap the button and the voice speaks what you wrote. It’s that easy! If you want to complicate it, the Program allows you to alter the speed and pitch of the voice. Speechie may be helpful for anyone who can still type but has difficulty with speech.
3) Sound Level-is a free App(or pay for a version) that monitors the loudness of sounds–it’s your own portable sound meter. This may just help you monitor and maintain a louder voice and keep people from asking you to speak up.
4) Lists-I love a good list and I find that a list can often help keep me organized. Lists is an organizational genie as it allows lists with sub-lists within sub-lists. The App is easy to use and worth the time!
5) Sleep Machine-has a free and paid App (paid App has more sounds) made to lull you to sleep. Select from a variety of sounds to send you off to lala-land. Crickets, wind chimes, and pouring rain are just a few of the many soothing sounds from which to choose. PD patients can face sleep problems that only exacerbate our symptoms when we aren’t totally refreshed. Now, there may be a free App to relax you and help you get a few more winks.
If you have any favorite PD related Apps, let me know!