The first step towards solving any problem is identifying it. If you feel your life needs some changes but you just can’t put your finger on the problem, there are some apps out there that can help you. The idea of an app helping you get your life back on track might sound a bit too outlandish, but the popularity of apps like Lift
clearly shows how much people can get out of such tools. Both the aforementioned apps, however, are a bit limited because you can’t track everything about your life using them, and the level of automation they offer is close to zero. tenXer
, however, has the potential to become a frequently used app on your iPhone by letting you keep an eye on your real-life routine and social media habits. The app can even track your working hours automatically by monitoring your location.
Hop on to Google Play Store and you will find plenty of security apps designed to track your smartphone. Fresh out of the oven in this genre is NQ Mobile Easy Finder
. While still being in beta, this Android app does a marvelous job of tracking your device if gets lost or stolen. The app can track your device, wipe any data stored on it, remotely snap a photo from its camera and email it to you, and more. It can also additionally back up your contacts. You can control the lost phone via your web browser by signing up for an NQ Mobile account. Read More
When you visit a website, history of all your activity including URLs of all the pages that you visit, passwords that you save, and website preferences that you set are recorded by your web browser in several files. Browser cookies are small files that holds information about everything that you do on a particular website. Even though having this information saved is useful as it saves you the trouble of entering all the information again, and helps the website determine the type of content you would be interested in, it can be used by malicious websites to breach your privacy and track your activities. Anti Tracks
is an application for Windows that allows you to protect your privacy by allowing you to easily remove history and temporary data saved by web browsers as well as local operations such as searches, opening files etc. Its large collection of tools enables you to easily remove traces of all your activity from all possible locations on your hard drive.
Email services like Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo do not allow attaching large files, let's say, 300 MB in size. The maximum combined size allowed for files attached to an email is 25 MB. Digital Pigeon
is a comprehensive solution for sharing large files via email, particularly for businesses. It allows you to send files up to 5 GB in size and tracks them for you, i.e., it notifies you if your sent files have been accessed by the recipient. The latter is one of quite a few accompanying features meant for businesses, such as security for private emails and file download page customization for, say, press releases or newsletters. Digital Pigeon claims to provide "fastest uploading and downloading" through Amazon's secure file hosting network. In addition to speed and security, the service comes supports instant previews for media (video, audio or image) files.
An iPhone can make you lazy if you fall in love with some of its really absorbing games, but it can also lead you to a more healthy lifestyle as there are many fitness-related apps available in the App Store. You can start jogging each day without an iPhone, but it is really motivating to track your progress and view it in statistical terms. Speedometer GPS+
is an iOS app that has all the functionalities of a speedometer, and even looks like one, too. The app can be used while walking, biking or driving, and has separate views for different ride types. It is also possible to use Speedometer GPS+ as a compass, and it shows its users both true and magnetic north in real-time. To make the app a complete trekking companion, you can use it as a route tracker and music player.
There are a few really decent maps and navigation apps on Windows Phone 7, and the Apollo update will bring Nokia Maps to all WP devices. So, while things might be looking on the rise for Windows Phone (in terms of maps apps), there is still a lot of room for improvement if you are a WP7 user who likes to take full advantage of the GPS unit in your device. TrackUrSelf
is a Homebrew that might not prove to be the most useful app available for Mango phones, but it is based on a pretty neat concept, and is sure to appeal to a lot of users. This app will automatically track all your movements for any period of time, and you will be able to see your movements plotted on the map at the end of that period. In addition to that, TrackUrSelf also provides its users with a list of all the GPS coordinates of the places you have visited throughout the day.
iOS devices usually cost quite a lot of money, and that is why it is natural to worry about losing them. This is perhaps the reason tha there are many services which help you track your iPhone in case it gets stolen. The idea of tracking stolen devices got so popular over time, that now there is even an official service by Apple named “Find My iPhone”, which makes use of iCloud to help users view the exact location of all their devices. However, that app has a few limitations. For example, it is not possible to track devices on different iCloud accounts, and you cannot see all your devices on a single map, and have to keep switching between maps to track each iDevice. Phone Finder
is a new Cydia app which overcomes all these drawbacks, and shows its users how Find my iPhone should have been in the first place. Read on to know more about this useful app for jailbroken iOS devices.
is one of the most comprehensive and multipurpose system protection and optimization Android and iOS apps that sport some very handy features that would otherwise be availed using, at least, a couple of different apps and services. Features offered by AirCover include an extremely effective mobile antivirus that guards your device against all sorts of malice, a device tracking tool supplemented by real-time notification alerts, a remote alarm trigger to instantly find your lost device, remote data wiping to protect your precious mobile data from falling into wrong hands, advanced system access and authorization control for individual apps, efficient and convenient cloud storage option to back up your precious mobile content, several system optimization tools including task killer, cache cleaner, 1-click memory optimizer et al, built-in battery-life enhancement tool, and plenty more. In addition, the app also lets you check-in to locations of interest, specify various commonly visited (and/or safe) places/locations on map, send emergency mail and text message to your loved ones, check geographical coordinates of friends and family members, specify time frequency at which your mobile data would be automatically uploaded to cloud, set the time interval/action after which all the opened apps would be automatically shut down, check extended battery stats and status, get useful battery saving tips/suggestions and lots more.
is a fast-flourishing project management-based web service that provides its clients with simple yet very effective tools to schedule organizational tasks, collaborate with teams and task groups, track project and task times, share files with required team members, and prepare detailed reports regarding project progress; all in real-time.
The service also has a dedicated client for Android and iOS-powered devices through which you can always stay in sync with the updated LiquidPlanner content, and view all your projects, manage tasks, create new projects, tasks and subtasks, check and reply to comments, set milestones, indulge in team conversations, track task time and progress via graphical representation, assign project deadlines, and view file attachments on the go. In addition, the app lets you balance team resources, check any deadlines that are approaching the risk levels, and manage your team portfolios regarding any projects/tasks that you've already prioritized.
If you’ve enabled cookies on your browser, the online activity undertaken is usually sent from websites to third-party tracking websites. This creates a network of company-tracker linked list, which can be used to construct your long-term usage history. Although this is a major privacy concern by some, Collusion
, an experimental Firefox add-on, lets you access this information for better and safer activity. Moreover, understanding the concept of intricate dependencies within websites has been simplified by the user-friendly animated layout coupled with relevant information displayed on the sidebar. Using this add-on, you can easily identify websites using third-party cookies, to track your activity while monitoring a spider-web of data dependencies, which motivates you to further pursue your online interests. Read More
With the arrival of winter season, avid mountaineers, skiers and snowfall lovers head to the snowy mountains and ski resorts to have some fun and adventure. Fresh to the Android Market, SKITUDE
is arguably one of the most informative and feature-packed skiing apps out there. The app keeps you apprised of all the potential points of interest and hazards that you might come across during your ventures.
The highlights of the app include a detailed list of worldwide ski resorts, forecast weather and snow reports, real-time social feeds, emergency dialing numbers, location tracking, and information about availability of services/facilities near resorts of interest. That's not all; you can also keep a track of your skiing/snowboarding activities via in-depth statistics and recorded data. The app caches content so that you can access it while offline.
Online privacy is perhaps one of the most debated topics there is; everything from emails services to cloud storage and social networks can often end up under heavy criticism for the way they track and use personal information. It isn't just some of the frequently used sites that track us, even when you aren't signed in, websites (or more precisely ad companies) are tracking you. Seemingly harmless and often useful sites have ads and not all those ad companies like to play nice. Sheepish
, a Google Chrome extension, allows you to detect these invisible trackers on different websites and lets you control your privacy. It gives you a list of all the trackers and a list to all the companies that are interested in your activity. With Sheepish you can browse in a more secure manner and have a safer browser experience.
We all value our iPhone and iPad due to the sizeable amount of money that has to be spent to get your hands on these gadgets. A proof of that is the number of protective covers and cases available in the market for iOS devices. Prey
is an anti-theft service that, until recently only allowed users to track their stolen or misplaced laptops and Android devices, but now, has made its way to the iPhone as an alternative to Apple's very own Find My iPhone. Head past the break for details.
It is a well known fact that invasion of online privacy has become the rule rather than the exception. The source of the threat is not just phishing websites and malicious tracking sources but some of the most trusted websites and web services. Search engines, for instance, use many parameters to identify the location of visitors under the guise of providing users with “better and more personalized search results”. Likewise, users have become so blind to sharing their personal data online that tracking anyone can simply mean looking up their name on Google or checking out their Facebook profile.
The private data that you carry around with yourself on your smartphone can really hurt you if your phone gets misplaced and lands in the wrong hands. AndroidLost is a free app for Android phones that, in combination with a web interface, allows you to remotely sound an alarm on or send a popup message to your misplaced Android phone from your computer, view your phone’s location on a map, lock it with a pin code of your choice, read its status (battery, temperature etc.), toggle WiFi and/or GPS, send SMS, read received SMS, forward incoming calls to a number of your choice, wipe your phone’s SD card or order it to execute a factory reset via web or SMS commands sent from another phone. The app is in beta as of this writing.
is a free opensource tool that allows one to track his/her resumes that have been submitted to various companies. Most people submit their resume to hundreds of companies and usually lose track of it. After a while, it becomes difficult to recall where the resume was send to, on which date, and so on.
It is always a pain to lose something, both financially and in terms of the emotional stress that a person goes through. And if it is something as valuable as a laptop, which contains your personal data, the damage becomes even more pronounced. Laptops come these days with Kensington lock slots, but you cannot find a Kensington lock everywhere as well. So what is the solution?
SX for Skype is the first every security and tracking app for Skype. It prevents phishing, allows user to block incoming malicious content, tracks all calls and chats and saves them to a build-in log, and much more. Read More
Do you want to want to pay your bills on time? If this is your goal then you will need to better manage your bills. Organizing and Tracking is a nice way to pay your bills on time. Instead of using pen, paper, and calculator, you can now use R6 Bill Tracker. Read More
Are you working on some projects and would like to keep track of how much time each project is taking? Or maybe you are working on a single project and would love to save time on each sub-project? Klok is an Adobe Air application that helps you keep track of all the time spend on projects. In short, it is a flexible time management tool.
You can add the projects to the timeline by dragging them, to remove the project drag them to the Recycle box. New projects and sub-projects can added easily with a single click. Double-click the projects in the timeline to add comments and date/time.