Jun 30, 2010

Kayak Review

Searching for flights from a smartphone is no easy task, so I was thrilled to find one of our favorite websites had a very easy to use Android App. I like that the app made it easy for me to pick the detailed information I needed and really seemed to get the smartphone experience. With a little looking I could choose flexible dates, nonstop flights, time of day and many more details you may want to control. All with almost no actual typing, which is key.

You can also search packages, hotels and rental cars. You can check the status of a specific flight, fees charged for meals, bags and pets or find contact numbers for numerous airlines. Really useful travel information, all in one app.

Price: Free
Phone Tested On: Android
Developer: Kayak

Jun 26, 2010

AK Notepad Review

Since I upgraded from my iPhone to the Nexus One I've been missing the simple Note App that came standard from Apple. I used that App quite a bit! AK Notepad does everything my old iPhone App did, plus lots more.

I am sure there are lots of Notepad Apps out there, but this is the one I will be using. I like to KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) and apparently so does AK Notepad. The first line of your note is the Notes title, but you can change it too. You can also share your note via email or many other Social Media Apps you also have installed. There is also a Timer to set reminders. I use this frequently when I am waiting to pick up my kids. I use for Blog ideas, ToDo lists, etc.

The developer of AK Notepad also makes 3banana Notes which syncs across iPhone, iPad, Android, and web. If you need something a little more hard working, check it out.

Price: Free
Developer: Snaptic
Phone Tested On: Nexus One