allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner

[This week it’s all about my fave Android Apps]

I really like the spinner …

I don’t like cooking (my mom says, amen!). In order for me to cook, it’s almost as though the idea has to be planted in my head, either through a friend or some random advert, that makes me wonder how something is made. Then I’ll go about looking it up and trying it out.

However, when I do cook, one of my favourite sites to use is allrecipes.com and one of my favourite apps is the Dinner Spinner. You select your options (and there is even a slow cooker option) and then you can view the matches.

If you like a recipe you can add it to your favourites to go back to form time to time. Absolutely fun!

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Evernote for Everday

[This week it’s all about my fave Android Apps]

Have you ever wanted to jot down a note on the go? (See what I did there?)

I’ve had an Evernote account for a while now, however, I didn’t use it often. I didn’t see the need for it when all I use it on is my computer. However, the Evernote app for the HTC Thunderbolt is absolutely amazing and awesome and I use it almost every day!

The options are pretty much what you’d see on the website. You can start a note in any of your notebooks. Search of a specific note; I don’t have a lot of notes as I’ve recently started using it on a frequent basis, but it’s helpful to know that I can search if needed.

Or you can just view your notes that you’ve already started – regardless of where you started the note.

I especially love jotting down ideas for my review site on this. All the ideas are in one place and from there I can write my review. It’s great that you can also add audio, video or picture file to your note. So many things to do, so many possibilities =)

 

Blogging on the go

[This week it’s all about my fave Android Apps]

Have you figured it out yet? I blog a lot. I’m not a fan of blogging on the go, but I do like to check in on my blogs from time to time. So when I saw some apps for WordPress and Tumblr I jumped at the chance to download it!

 

WordPress allows you some simple features. You can see who has commented

Check your posts, or write them if you so desire (I prefer online).

You can also view stats from your blog, which is great! The stats always interest me.

With Tumblr you can see your dashboard and do simple things like reblogging and liking (to any of your Tumblr Blogs – I have two).

You can also post just about anything to the blog that you could post on a computer. It’s very barebones, very simple, but since it’s Tumblr and it’s very easy to do things to begin with, I can see a lot of liking and reblogging happening on the go – and on 4G.

 

HTC Thunderbolt, I haz it.

It’s not a secret, I’ve been hating on my blackberry for almost a year now, so when the HTC Thunderbolt was quietly released last week, I practically ran to the Verizon store and bought it.

I have not regretted this decision.

Look at it. It’s so pretty!

I love the weather widget, with it’s animated clouds, or sunlight, or rain. I love that it’s Google’s platform so Google syncs seamlessly with it. After all, I have everything Google.

Google helps me with my email accounts (yes, many). My calendar, my contacts, my Google Voice and my chat. I also use Google for Google Docs and Google Reader. I use these things every day. So having them on my phone is a huge plus!

The calendar widget is one of my favourites. Not only does it show you your Google Calendar, but it syncs your other mail calendars and your Facebook calendar in there as well. So I know when I have meetings, or when I have personal events, or when someone’s birthday is coming up. I’m really bad at remembering dates and names, so this is perfect for me.

As it’s on the 4G LTE network, the phone seems to run as fast as my wifi connection. When I was first using it, I almost forgot I was on my phone – that’s how fast it was. This does have a downside to it though, since the phone can be used as a hotspot, I can see myself wanting to tether my phone to my laptop a lot! Not much of a downside for people who need it, but a downside for me because now I am always connected (or can be). Verizon also has the hotspot setup for free until May 15th, so that doesn’t help, as I love trying it out and it is amazing!

The camera quality is great for a phone. I haven’t recorded anything yet, but I’m sure video would be great as well.

The phone is wider than your normal phones, so that will take some getting use to, but over all I’m extremely happy with my new toy! If you’re on Verizon, look into getting it =)