Apr 6, 2015

Dressing Up Your Google Docs

While document sharing is by far Google Docs' best feature, I need to make my documents "pretty" sometimes too. I use Google Docs to make flyers, newsletters, party invitations, thank you notes, etc. Admittedly Google Docs doesn't always make this easy, but with research I have made some beautiful documents.

A few great fonts to add to your Google Docs:
Alex Brush
Bevan
Bonbon
Ewert
Miltonian
TradeWinds
Sail
Sonsie One
Spicy Rice

How to add new fonts:
In an open Doc, click inside the FONT field in the top left of your screen. A list of your currently installed font will appear, but at the bottom of the list you will see:

F+ More fonts...

Click [F+ More Fonts] to see a list of all available fonts. Simply click the new fonts you want, you can install several at once. Click the OK button once you are done. You can also unselect installed fonts to remove them from your list. Go ahead, scroll through the whole list and add anything that looks fun or useful!

What is your favorite font to use with Google Docs?

Apr 3, 2015

Open Table Free Reservations

If you like to eat out, you need Open Table! It is an extremely simple reservation system that lets you pick available table times at over 32,000 restaurants.  "It's Uber for restaurants" as one reviewer describes it best. I find it works great when you know the exact resturant you want to book. Enter the number of diners in your party and the time you want to reserve. If that time is not available, it will return with alternative times to choose from. It is super simple, free and sends you a reminder when the date/time gets near.

I find Open Table easier to use than a phone call to the restaurant, since it is so quick. Log in with your Google Account from your Android device for quickest access. You cannot book two restaurants at the same time, in case you are ever need to do that.

You will also find restaurant reviews, specials and private dining options (for large party planning or special occasions). Menus and photos are sometimes available directly on Open Table, while other times there is a link the individual website. In all, it makes for a reliable open stop shopping for dining.

Recently Open Table has also added the ability to pay for your restaurant tab directly from the app, but I haven't tried that yet. When you are away from your mobile device, their website www.opentable.com is also a great tool.


Get Open Table for Android HERE

Apr 1, 2015

Sky Force 2014

Sky Force 2014 is another family favorite in our household. Truth be told, the Husband enjoys this one more than the kids. It is a first classic arcade style game that is very well made and gets great reviews for a reason. The app is FREE, but has in-app purchases that are not required (but you will be tempted!). It has seven different levels with three difficulty options. You can level up and earn upgrades to your shields, guns, missiles, lasers, mega-bomb, etc. Save the civilians and get even more!

Sky Force 2014 is appropriate for children of all ages, and adjusting the difficulty level lets it be fun for them too. You use your finger to guide your plane, as the level continues it gets progressively more difficult. Big Boss battles finish off most levels, that are tough but doable.

Want more? Even though Sky Force is compatible with most Android devices (all sizes of phones and tablets) it is also available the Nexus Player, which allows multiplayer game play! It looks gorgeous on our big screen TV and paired with ASUS controller feels like an good Xbox game.