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Share Your Thoughts, Read People’s Secrets With the ‘Secret’ App

Secret App

 

Secrets. Everyone has them. There’s a reason why they’re kept hidden–to keep a relationship going, to keep a business running, to keep a family together. But keeping it in will eventually take its toll on the secret keeper. If you find yourself in a similar situation but want to express yourself somehow, then you can always talk about it in ‘Secret.’

It’s an app that lets people share their innermost thoughts and read other people’s secrets, too. What makes it different from other apps is the fact that only people in that person’s list of contacts can see the secret.

Your secrets are delivered anonymously to the people in your Contacts who are on Secret. They can view, love and comment on your post. When friends love your secret, it will be shared to their friends. If they love the post, it can reach even further. When your secret travels beyond two degrees, it will be marked with your general location, like “California”. People beyond two degrees will be able to love your post or comments, but won’t be able to add comments to the conversation.

While it’s anonymous in the sense that it won’t reveal your name or identity, you might want to be careful about revealing too much details because some people in your address book might figure it out and realize that it’s you.

You can check the app out here.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Jelly App: Don’t Ask Google, Ask Your Friends Instead

Jelly App

 

There are some questions that Google can’t provide the answers to–and for those questions, there’s Jelly. It’s an app that makes asking questions and getting answers more social, because it allows users to ask family and friends for answers instead. It’s best for questions that are framed with an accompanying image, as the app allows users to point, shoot, and ask about whatever it is they’re looking at.

In case the person you’ve asked is just as clueless as you, then he or she can forward the question to another friend who might have the answers.

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Fullscreen Anything Lets You View Stuff Up Close

Fullscreen Anything

Do you find yourself squinting at your screen, trying to make out the text and images displayed, either because your eyesight’s getting worse or because your browser is cluttered with too many short cuts and tool bars? If you use Google Chrome, then the Fullscreen Anything extension might be something you’ll find useful.

Aside from enlarging articles and other content, the extension will come in especially handy when you’re watching flash video or playing flash games on free sites that are chock full of ads that you normally won’t be able to get rid of. That’s because it lets you blow up certain elements on a page for added convenience and easier browsing.

You can download it here.

VIA [ Red Ferret ]

Su Chef App Generates Recipes Based On What You Have

Su Chef App

Anyone can follow the instructions in a cookbook and cook something. It takes a certain level of skill, a bit of talent, and a whole lot of experience to prepare full meals from scratch. In case you’ve got a refrigerator and cupboard full of random stuff and don’t really have time to run to the supermarket before supper, then the Su Chef app can help you out.

Instead of presenting recipes with the ingredients each dish requires, you’re supposed to key in the ingredients that you have. It’ll go through its database of over a hundred thousand recipes to find what dishes you can make with what you currently have. Aside from having tons of recipes built in, it also comes with a shopping list feature and lets you build menus based on a special diet, like Paleo, vegetarian, and high fiber, among others.

Su Chef can be downloaded from iTunes for $1.99.

[ App Store ] VIA [ Red Ferret ]

Sell Your Parking Space for Money with the Park Circa App

Park Circa

Do you have a parking spot you’re not using? Want to make a little extra cash? Then it’s time you got the Park Circa app. It’s essentially a peer-to-peer parking space rental service, where people who have extra spots can rent out the space for money. Likewise, those who are looking for a parking space can log on and rent one using the app.

It’s an app that can come in handy in this day and age where most cities are congested and finding a parking space can take up to an hour or more. Park Circa can help you save time and gas, which is most likely worth more than whatever you’re paying for the parking spot.

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Postifier Lets You Know When Snail Mail Arrives

Postifier

Remember the days when people communicated by wire and by post? We’ve come a long way since then, since the advent of the Internet brought about near-instant ways to send notes and messages, such as through email and SMS. Call me old-fashioned, but nothing quite beats receiving a letter in the mail. There’s just something about reading someone’s message from a handwritten letter versus an email on the browser window.

The only snail mail that most people get these days are bills and catalogs. For that reason, most people I know don’t really check their mailboxes often. However, you can change what you receive in the post by sending letters and postcards out first to friends and family from other states and continents. Wait a while, and your mailbox will be filled with letters once more. And so you won’t needlessly check your mailbox anymore, you can install the Postifier.

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ShopThis Lets You Buy Stuff, Straight from the Pages of Digital Magazines

ShopThis

There’s a lot you can do on your tablet these days. For example, with a few taps, you can surf the web, read digital magazines, and do some online shopping. An app that sort of combines the last two activities is ShopThis. It’s being pushed by MasterCard, who’s working with publisher Conde Nast to work on integrating the app with the iPad edition of Wired magazine.

The feature will roll out in the magazine’s November iOS edition, where users will be able to buy whatever is being advertised with a quick tap. The process involves using MasterCard’s MasterPass for mobile payments, which essentially turns your tablet or smartphone into a credit card.

It’s definitely a convenient feature to have, but it’s probably something impulse shoppers don’t need. What do you think?

VIA [ C|NET ]

AppSeed: From Sketches to Functioning Prototypes

AppSeed

Did you ever have such a good idea for an app, but didn’t do anything about it because you didn’t know a thing about programming or writing code? Don’t give up on your dreams or ideas just yet, because AppSeed might just be able to help you out.

AppSeed is essentially an app that will help you create a prototype of your app, based on your sketches of it alone. It’s definitely the first of its kind and perhaps the only app that can do what it promises to do. AppSeed uses OpenCV to capture your sketched designs, manipulate the elements, and run the prototype on your mobile gadget. Just sketch your app interface on a piece of paper, take a picture of it using your phone camera, and get to work with AppSeed.Continue Reading

Kickstarter for Apps? Crowdfund Your App on Appsplit

Appsplit

Need some help on the app that you’re building? Then check out Appsplit. You can think of it as a Kickstarter for apps, but even better because it lets you do a bunch of other stuff aside from letting you crowdsource and raise money to fund the development of your app.

The site features a marketplace where you can sell your app and cash out. Appsplit also lets you connect with other like-minded developers that you can maybe hire to help you build your app.Continue Reading