Love That App Store!

My iPad screen is populated with three pages of apps, and more are sure to come as I discover others that sound so cool (neat? rad? hot? Sorry, but I’m not familiar with the latest word that designates something as really good.  Someone with teenagers, please help me out here).  One I added recently was the “My Clock” app that has several different clock faces, can be used as an alarm clock to wake you up with either a conventional alarm clock sound or music from your iTunes library, and tells you the temperature, windspeed and moon phase on the clock face.  It was free, but for 99 cents I got the upgrade which gave me a sleep timer so we can listen to music while we go to sleep.  Tres cool!

I have several other apps that are interesting.  One is called “What’s for Dinner?”  You input your favorite recipes and then program the app to spit out a dinner suggestion for every day of the week so you don’t have to wrestle with what’s for dinner every night.  I’ve programmed it with the following dinner suggestions:  Pizza delivery, How about hot dogs at Five Guys?, Pick up Chinese on the Way Home, and Hubby Takes You Out to Dinner Tonight.  I’m still working on the other three nights.  I might actually have to cook one night.

Another great app reminds you to turn the dishwasher on before you go to bed.  It was created for those of us who have those ancient, extremely loud dishwashers that can’t be programmed to turn on at a specific time so you can wake up to clean dishes.  You set this app with a specific time to send you an audio reminder to turn on the dishwasher.  We didn’t have clean dishes this morning.  Forgot to set the reminder.  I should have gotten the 99-cent app instead of the free one.  It turns on the dishwasher for you.

Finally, I love my car app that helps you decide what car you should buy when the time comes for you to replace your old car.  You put in everything you’re looking for, set a price, and then hit “send.”  Your specifications are all sent to Gay Car Boys and he (they?) will find the perfect car for you.  The only drawback is that you will have to go to Australia to pick it up.  Fine with me.  I have an app for cheap airline tickets.  Wonder how I’ll get the car back…?

About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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22 Responses to Love That App Store!

  1. pattisj says:

    Definitely need to add that What’s for Dinner app!

  2. Margie says:

    I like the sounds of the dinner app. I’ll have to download that one.

  3. julieemoore says:

    My favorite part are your meal suggestions. We could be twins girl. Perfect solutions for the one who dislike cooking (me) or the one who can’t cook (me again).

    • Coming East says:

      Ha, Julie! I actually am a good cook ( did it for a living at a tea room in the ’80’s), and used to love to cook. Now that the kids are not with us, it seems like such a chore. I guess after forty years of it, I’ve finally had enough. Poor hubby would miss my cooking, though.

  4. E.C. says:

    Great post. I admire your grasp of apps and gadgets. I’m technologically impaired when it comes to ipads. I really enjoy reading your fun and entertaining thoughts on them. 🙂

    • Coming East says:

      Thanks, EC. I’m bummed, though, because the new iPad is coming out next Friday, and it will be better than mine and I just got mine the end of November. Not fair!

  5. notquiteold says:

    I want an app that puts gas in my car. I hate the gas station.

  6. Amy says:

    I got Kindle Fire, but I think the iPad has more and better apps than the KF. “My Clock” app sounds cool. Have you downloaded any games?

    • Coming East says:

      I don’t want to talk about it, Amy. Addiction is a painful topic. It’s all my my sister-in-law’s fault because she introduced me to the Scrabble app and I became addicted. I was playing it hours a day. I forced myself to not even open that app until I get into bed and then I play two games before I put my iPad away. Sad story. So, no, I stay away from games.

  7. winsomebella says:

    I love my iPad but am still waiting for the app that produces a grocery list with the added feature of doing the shopping, unloading the car and putting the groceries away. For the one night I cook 🙂

  8. judithhb says:

    Susan I see that Gay Car Boys are offering a super cool Bentley – “The Company’s designers and engineers have created a compelling new take on the Grand Touring Ben tley – a vehicle that feels equally at home at an opera gala performance, on the sand dunes and the overtaking lane of the autobahn.” So when you decide that is the next car you and George are buying, call in to NZ on your way to Australia or I could meet you there to help you choose the colour. 🙂

    • Coming East says:

      Um…Judith, did you not see in the car app that I had to input a price limit? Can I buy that Bently for about $25000? Seriously, you crack me up! I would definitely pop on over to NZ for some Earl Grey before you and I went to pick out my car. After all, none of this is happening until I win the lottery.

  9. Al says:

    Those are some cool apps (I don’t know the current buzz word, either). Is there an app that tells you where your car keys are?

    Also, I didn’t know cars could be gay too.

    • Coming East says:

      Ha, Al! I’ll look for the lost car keys app for you. As for the gay cars, everyone and every thing has a right to live or not live their lives or existence (in the case of cars) as they see fit. I’m all for self expression. LOL.

  10. Not only am I ancient enough not to have an IPad, I, and my dishwasher, are ancient enough that we didn’t know there was such a thing as a dishwasher that can be programed to turn itself on to give you clean dishes in the morning! I do like your “What’s for Dinner?” app. Might I suggest, as spring arrives, that you add “Hubby Grills Tonight.”

    • Coming East says:

      Good thinking, Carol! Seriously, when we get our new dishwasher, we’re going to get the kind that is so quiet that you can stand next to it and not even know it’s on. We would never remember to program it anyway.

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