The dog-days of summer are upon us and it's time for another installment of What's On My iOS Home Screens.
1. One Touch Reveal (Free - Universal) - One Touch Reveal is a blood glucose monitoring system that works in conjunction with the One Touch Vario Sync testing meter. Glucose results are synchronized from the Vario to the iOS App via Bluetooth. The application maintains log book, shows your average Glucose numbers over a 14 day period, and allows for simple reporting of the aforementioned metrics. The app also allows for the entry of medicine (various insulin types), carbs, and a way to manually enter a glucose test if using another type of meter. This app has been invaluable in assisting me with managing my Diabetes. I would highly suggest taking a look at the One Touch Vario and the Reveal app if you have an iOS device.
2. MagiCam ($0.99 - iPhone) What can I say? This app is truly magic. From the makers of the wildly popular iOS camera app Camera+, TapTapTap has yet another winner on their hands. MagiCam is a simple camera app that applies image correction on-the-fly to make your pictures look outstanding each and every time. There are a limited number of post-pic filters that can be applied if necessary. Overall, the quality of the pictures is usually outstanding. MagiCam integrates with the standard iOS camera roll which makes things so convenient in terms of keeping all your photos in one place. I have take some really nice shots with MagiCam and it has earned a place on my main home screen. For .99, you should definitely give it a shot (no pun intended).
1. Notes Plus ($3.99 - iPad) - A full-featured note taking app for the iPad. Support for the Adonit BT Touch/Script has been added only for the iPad 3 and later. The app offers a very clean UI and offers sync with Dropbox. Handwriting recognition is offered via an in-app purchase. Overall, Notes Plus has become my default handwriting note app on my iPad.
I have become a slim Ninja. One of the most annoying things is having a thick wallet, packed with cash (not a bad thing mind you), cards, papers, etc and sitting down and feeling that thickness jam up against your derrière. Most wallets are designed to be functional with regards to the amount of items that can be stored but not many really take into account efficient use of storage space while minimizing the thickness of the overall wallet. This is where Bellroy comes in. For a long while, I have known that Bellroy was a company that has advertised their wallet products as smartly designed to minimize the bulk in carrying around your day-to-day items in your back pocket, front pocket, or whereever you choose to carry your wallet. One day while reading a sponsored link for Bellroy on Daring Fireball, I decided to check out the selection over on their website. I pulled the trigger and ordered the Note Sleeve Wallet. Boy, am I glad I did.
The Note Sleeve is one of Bellroy's flat bill type of wallets which means that paper currency can be stored without folding. Currency can quickly be put in and pulled out from the top of the wallet. Opening the wallet you have access to left and right sections to frequently accessed cards. Lesser used cards can be accessed quickly by a pull-tab system that extracts several cards at once. When you put a card back in the tab is pushed back into the wallet and your cards are ready once more to be extracted. The system works pretty well and is very convenient for those times you need to access those particular cards. In terms of cards storage, wait there's more. Cards can also be stored in the area on both the right and left hand side of the bills storage area. The Note Sleeve can hold from 4 - 11 cards comfortably and thru the magic of their design, it feels a heck of a lot slimmer than my previous wallet.
The quality of the Note Sleeve is very nice. The leather is supple and soft. Bellroy offers several colors to accommodate many tastes. I ordered it in Java.
The Note Sleeve "specs" are as follows:
Bellroy Note Sleeve Wallet - $89.95
As an avid tech fan I look forward to sharing my tech experiences both personally and professionally with those that have similar interests and passion for technology.