App I Love: Stretchly

My January was a little bit of a bust – I was probably only about half successful with my New Year’s resolutions (which I still haven’t even formally blogged about!). But I’m taking the new month as an opportunity to recommit to my goals and habits, and one of those new habits is my use of the Stretchly app on my computer. Stretchly is a simple computer app that pops up periodic reminders on your desktop for you to take {Read More}

App I Love: Habitbull

In January, I started using a new app, and I love it so much that I’ve been opening it at least daily. (It helps that the app has a feature you can enable to pop up and remind you to use it each night, for when I’m forgetful.) Habitbull is a simple habit tracker that allows you to tally how well you stick to your goals, and I think it’s made a big difference in how I approach mine. After {Read More}

February Goal Progress: Week 2 Check In

I’m not going to sugar coat it: this was a really crappy weekend! I woke up on Friday with my voice about two octaves lower than my normal, and the cold continued to get worse throughout the weekend. I kept slowly canceling plans all weekend (including seeing Becky in Breck!), until by Sunday afternoon, I was sick enough to put a moratorium on seeing people altogether – I didn’t want to make anyone else sick. I’m incredibly frustrated that this {Read More}

App I Love: MailTime

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m not a fan of text messaging. I find it intrusive and disruptive, and don’t understand why an email doesn’t achieve the same purpose if it’s not intended to be urgent. After all, everyone has email on their phones now, right? But I understand I’m in the minority on that, and further, I understand that there are a whole group of people who feel the opposite way {Read More}

How “Gaming” Suppressed My Appetite

A few weeks ago, Amazon had a day where they offered lots of apps for free. I ended up downloading a bunch of apps for my Kindle, including a few games. And the one I’ve been playing the most? Sonic The Hedgehog 2, of course. I loved Sonic when I was a kid, probably because I didn’t own a Sega and so I could only play it at my friends’ houses. Getting to play it anytime I want? Outstanding. (Though {Read More}

App I Love: Paper Karma

I wrote on Monday about how I may be back to traveling for work soon – and there are a lot of challenging logistics that come with traveling. For example, I’m on the lookout for a neighborhood kid that I can hire to take my trash cans in for me on a weekly basis, since our trash pickup is on Monday afternoons and our HOA bylaws state that the trash cans cannot stay out past Tuesday morning. Not easy for {Read More}

App I Love: Buffer

Still not done with my Melbourne race report – it is coming though! And now I have a deadline because I just signed up for the Lost Dutchman Marathon in Arizona next weekend for Valentine’s Day. Getting all backed up on race reports seems like a dumb idea, because that’s when I end up never completing reports for some of my most epic races. So I need to get on the ball with this one, and am hoping to get {Read More}

App I Love: Adidas MiCoach (Plus: Numetrex Sports Bra and Motorola Droid Turbo Reviews)

Several months ago, I was invited to try some really cool new technology: a sports bra that uses “smart” fabric so that the sensing fibers are woven directly into the garment. By wearing the Numetrex Seamless Sports Bra, you can track your heart rate without having to use an uncomfortable heart rate monitor! I was pretty impressed… it definitely brings new meaning to the concept of “wearable” technology :) The sports bra wasn’t quite as tight as the New Balance {Read More}

Holiday Shopping Single-Handedly (Sponsored by Softcard)

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Softcard. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Although I knew I’d be laid up after surgery, I didn’t realize quite how useless my left arm would be. I knew it would be stuck in the cast, but didn’t realize how sensitive it would be to movement. Literally just thinking about moving a muscle or twitching my fingers in any way sends pain shooting {Read More}

App Review: Clever To-Do List

Nope, this is not getting the title of an “App I Love”… though it’s not bad. Keep reading to find out why – you’ll learn a lot of best practices for to-do lists and productivity in the process. Whether you’re a long time reader or not, you probably know that I absolutely love making lists… especially to-do lists. (If you haven’t already, check out my two-part post of how I organize my to-do list to GSD.) I created that Excel {Read More}