Author: Shaila Lias

Scribe Lets You Copy Text From Your Mac to iPhone Over Bluetooth

Even if you do most of your browsing on a computer, you’ll find that sometimes you need to share data with your phone. It could be a website, a section of text, or a phone number. Scribe helps you quickly send text from your Mac to iPhone using bluetooth.

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Play (Almost) Any Game in Borderless Windowed Mode

I love gaming. I also love browsing the internet. Sometimes I like to do those things at the same time. Many newer games have borderless windowed mode built in. If you don’t know what that is, it is a setting that allows you to put a game in full screen while treating it like a windowed program, which allows you to go between windows a lot smoother. Sometimes using ALT-TAB with a native full screen game can cause lag or, worse, leave the game unresponsive. If that is the case, using the internet (or any other program) at the same time as a game becomes very difficult.

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Themeboard is a good-looking keyboard for iOS 8

There’s long been an argument over form vs. function, but I think we can all agree that the best apps succeed at both. Themeboard is unfortunately not one of those. Described as “The first ever iOS destination for world’s best theme designers and themes,” Themeboard enlists designers to continuously create new keyboard themes for the app.

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Spotify4Me puts Spotify in the Notification Center

One of my hopes for apps in 2015 was that apps would continue to interact each other and behave in a seamless way. Spotify4Me takes what is playing in Spotify and display it in your notification center, allowing you to stay focused on your current application instead of switching between apps.

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6 Types of Apps I Want to See in 2015

2014 brought about a lot of great changes: Android Lollipop, iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, and the public beta of Windows 10. Hopefully we will see each system used to its full advantage in 2015. With the many new features available to developers within those systems, we should say many creative apps pop up. Here is what I hope to see in 2015.

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Unsubscriber for Gmail Puts You in Control of Email Again

How many emails do you get on a daily basis? If you’re anything like me, you don’t even want to look at that number. Now think about how many of those are newsletters you forgot you signed up for? Unless you manually unsubscribe from each list in Gmail, you may feel a little helpless. Well, feel helpless no more: Welcome Unsubscriber for Gmail.


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Most-Used Apps of 2014

Christmas has passed and it’s almost time for 2015. Before we ring in the new year, let’s look at some of the apps that made 2014 great. These weren’t all released in 2014, but they are the ones I enjoyed the most.

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Free App Maven. Enjoy a picture of my wonderful Charlie.



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GasBuddy Finds You the Closest, Cheapest Gas Station

It’s no question that gas is expensive and everyone wants to find the cheapest place to fill their tank. You could keep a mental list of the lowest prices, ask your friends, or drive around to find the gas station with the best bargain. Or you could save time and use GasBuddy.


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Take Quick Screenshots with Monosnap

As you might expect, I have to take a lot of screenshots on a regular basis. Both for this site and computer tutorials that I teach. Having a good program is very important. On my Mac, I like to use Monosnap.

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