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…?