Yesterday I started my Favorite Things list with my Favorite Podcasts. Today I received the cease & desist letter from Oprah. But I press forward in the face of opposition.
My favorite Apps of 2011…
I had been running here and there for four years, but 2011 was the year I committed to it. Thanks to the Nike Plus App, I know that I ran 101 outdoor runs in 2011. I ran for 53:35:45 total hours burning 50,330 calories. That’s 14 lbs. of weight loss in a year. I’ve lost 20, but have done about 75 treadmill runs as well. I needed to lose the weight and feel better. This App for me was a huge key. It made running a fun math problem. The GPS feature is great and works 90% of the time. And Tracy Morgan talks to me after my runs.
I discovered Evernote after listening to a Stanford podcast from its founder. I’ve only been using it for a month, but I can tell that it is going to stick. I love researching and learning, but I have never found a system to organize the data I come across. This App allows you to clip webpages and file them. You can later search by keyword. You can take notes in meetings directly in it and even take photos of text, like on a white board. It can read handwriting from photos and bring up those notes when you key word search.
W.E.L.D.E.R. is my Angry Birds of 2011. (Fun, addictive time-waster.) It’s a word game App well worth the $1.99. It keeps me company on long flights and helps me fall asleep at night. I like to call it Words Without Friends. If you like Words or Scrabble or crossword puzzles, you will dig it. My current high score is around 75,000. So beat that, sucka.