Sync your contacts with all the major social media sites

Keeping your contacts up to date can be such a mammoth task. For a while iOS users were able to allow Facebook to sync with your so they could automatically be updated, however, not everyone is on Facebook and the company has proven to be so underhanded in the way that they deal with your private information Apple removed this access.

Android users can still sync with Facebook but this does not resolve the issue for those who are on other social media platforms instead of Facebook.

Thankfully there is another way to update your contacts not only with Facebook but Instagram, Twitter, Google and LinkedIn. Sync.Me searches your social media accounts and syncs their contact information with their account.

Users can opt-in for their offer a paid upgrade to give you extra features, however, the free service is good enough to do the job.

Sync.Me is available on both the iPhone and Android. The app does also offer to sync profile images as well however if you are running iOS I recommend Vignette by Casey Liss.

First look at Vignette

After hearing Casey Liss talk about his new application he was developing I was intrigued as I have previously looked for an app that updates your contact images and was unable to find one. As the weeks have gone by I have become more excited to try this app out and so today we download the newly released application Vignette.

 

Links to Vignette can be found here and is free to download and test and an in-app purchase of $4.99 for the fully working version.

Spotify Premium Deals are back

Spotify has brought back their $1 (99p) deal: You can now get Spotify Premium for three months. As always the regular prices will take effect after the three months.

Spotify Premium

The offer is only available for customers on the free Spotify tier and has never signed up for a paid plan before. If you were previously a paying subscriber but cancelled your subscription before April 15, Spotify has a deal for you, too.

Exsisting Spotify Users

Sign up again and you can get your first three months for $10 (£9.99), However, setting up a new Spotify account with another email address is easy. Users can transfer playlists easily with third-party sites or iPhone users can use Song Shift.

To take advantage of the deal head over to spotify and sign up and dont forget to set a reminder to cancel if you do not want to pay the regular price.

App Update News – Drafts: Capture ‣‣ Act

Welcome

Welcome to our new series where we discuss prominent app updates. Not all app updates are worth talking about but sometimes an update will bring some great features.

Drafts: Capture ‣‣ Act

What’s New

  • New: HTML Preview action steps now have a share button. Allows sharing of the raw HTML generated by the preview, but also the ability to copy as rich text and print.
  • New: HTML Preview step editing now has import and export options to load templates from files, and “Reset” button replacing buttons which set the default styles.
  • New: Badge notification settings now allow badge count to be based on a selected workspace’s inbox only. This allow greater control over which drafts should be considered unprocessed for purposes of the badge count. If a workspace is selected, other filtering options are disabled.
  • New: New “default tags” setting for Share extension to create initial tag assignments for share extension captures. These default tag assignments can be overriden in the share extension, but will be assigned by default in any new share. Set the default tags in Settings > Extensions > Share extension.
  • New: Watch app “default tag” setting can now take a comma-separated list of default tags, not just one.
  • New: Display device (iPad, Mac, iPhone) along with created, modified dates in draft detail. Allows referencing whether a draft was created or last modified on iPhone, iPad or Mac.
  • New: Track the device action is executed on (iPad, iPhone, etc) and display in action log.
  • New: Version script object to access a draft’s version history. Can be useful for comparing or exporting past versions.
    • Access version history of draft via draft.versions.
    • Script creation of a new version with draft.saveVersion()

Other Changes and Fixes

  • Fix: Resolve occasional issue where launching to search from the Today widget would fail.
  • Fix: Better handling of sync changes which trash/delete drafts which are loaded in the editor.
  • Change: Add anylist:, googlechrome: URL schemes to whitelist for link mode support.

 

Kernel for iOS and Apple Watch

For anyone who likes keeping track of upcoming movies, a new app called Kernel is definitely the one for you. This app allows you to track your favourite movies and alerts you on your Apple Watch.

I love a variety of Movies but if you were to ask me when a certain film I wanted to watch was out I wouldn’t be able to tell you, however with Kernel I’m always able to know when it’s launching.

This app is easy to use and more importantly comes with an Apple Watch app. With the watch app, there is also the feature where you can force touch Movie list to watch between full and compact mode.

When you are in the app in movie details a simple force touch will allow you to set that movie as the complication for your watch face.

Kernel is free to download from the AppStore and allows you to have up to 3 movies in your watchlist, however for just $1.99 you will be able to remove this limit, no ads and full access to the blog section.

This app comes from the creator / YouTuber Nikias Molina previously Apple World and developed by Brian Minor of the weight tracking app obtain. The designer of the app is Ryan Verbeek and Blog Director James Ash.

Voice recorder pro goes free

If your looking for a voice recording app then check out voice recorder pro, this app usually costs 99p but is free for a limited time.

Voice recorder works on both iPhone and iPad and Features:
● One Touch Recording
● Supports Background Recording (you can use other apps while recording)
● Record, Pause and Resume
● Record Timer and Playback Counter
● Set Label for recorded audio and also provide rename feature
● Use device’s inbuilt or Add-On Mic
● Drag Slider for Seek/Forward/Rewind
● Email your recordings directly from this app
● Delete voice memo any time from the file listing
● Transfer files using iTunes File Sharing
● File sharing / send file in another app “Open in”
● Unlimited recording time
● High quality audio recording
● Provide various themes in the app

Settings:
● Record audio with Low, Medium and High quality
● Passcode Lock for security of your recorded voice memos

24 Hours with Google Fit

Yesterday we covered that Google had launched Google Fit for iOS less than a year after revamping Fit for Android. The release was an interesting move as the app include Apple a Health integration.

We tried out Google Fit for 24 hours and I honestly expected more from the application, there is no option for challenges with other Google Fit users nor is there any signs of achievement badges. This alone for me personally makes the app useless as I want the ability to challenge other Google Fit users regardless of how they track their fitness.

The app doesn’t really offer much except for options to integrate with other fitness apps which Apple heath already offers. Now I understand users are concerned with their privacy and Google and I like some of Google’s products however even I have to ask why would any iOS user feel the need to use Google Fit and trust Google with their health data. Google isn’t the worst company for Privacy with the like of Facebook but they certainly aren’t a trusty worth company for such personal data.

Google releases Fit for for iOS

Google released Google Fit with a massive revamp last year, the app tracked a users activity and presented it in a similar layout of rings like Apple’s activity app.

We tested the app out on the Google pixel 3 and didn’t enjoy it that much however the company has now released an iOS version with Health Kit intervention.

Some key features of Google Fit are:

• Move Minutes: When it comes to your health, it’s important to move more and sit less. Earn Move

Minutes for all of your activity and get motivated to make small, healthier changes throughout your day, like taking the stairs instead of the lift or catching up with a friend over a walk instead of a coffee.

• Heart Points: Activities that get your heart pumping harder have tremendous health benefits for your heart and mind. You’ll earn one hleart Point for each minute of moderate activity, like picking up the pace when walking your dog, and double points for more intense activities like running. It takes just 30-minutes of brisk walking five days a week to reach the AhlA and WhlO’s recommended amount of physical activity shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, improve sleep and increase overall mental well-being.

Google Fit will also help you track your workouts from your phone or watch. Users can get insights and see stats for your runs, walks and bike rides. Google Fit will use your phone or smartwatah sensors to record your heart rate, speed, pace, route and more.

We will be testing Google Fit over the next few days and will report back on how we have found the overall experience.

The best notes app for the Apple Watch to date

Since the launch of the Apple Watch, Apple enthusiasts have been using it to help their day be more productive. One feature that has really been missing from Apple directly is a notes app with Apple Watch support.

There are lots of third party options out there but the latest one which I have tried and love is Google’s version. Google keep has been available on the iPhone and iPad for awhile but recently they added Apple Watch support.

Not everyone loves using Google products due to privacy concerns, however, I have found that using their notes on my Apple Watch, iPhone and iPad have been seamless.

we hope that Apple will release their own notes app on the Apple Watch but in the meantime you can download Google Keep for free from here.

Never forget your iPhone again with WatchIt

Since the Apple Watch first launch I’ve seen several stories of users forgetting their iPhone when going out because they are so used to using their watch for their networking needs that grabbing your iPhone every few minutes is less of an urge. I’ve seen stories of people leaving iPhones in a restaurant only to realise a few hours later which by then is too late the iPhone is gone.

I’ve seen one app offer the ability to alert you but the reviews were so bad I decided to avoid and I tried one other app which caused Wifi issues that I deleted it completely.

Thankfully another developer has created an app that simply notifies you when you leave a set vicinity of your watch from your phone.

WatchIt allows you to choose from three options:

Low 2-8m (8-28ft)

Med 7-13m (22-42ft)

High 14-20m (48-68ft)

Once you have installed the app on both your iPhone and watch simply set your desired distance either in meters or feet and then toggle on. That’s it you can leave the app in the background and go about your day and then when you leave the preset vicinity you get a notification on your watch and your able to quickly go back and grab your iPhone.

WatchIt is just 99p which is a bargain and the developer has kindly given us several copies to giveaway to our readers. To enter simply send us a message either on Twitter here or Facebook here and we will pick winners at random.

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