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GeekWire: Six must-have apps

Check out GeekWire's favorite apps. (AP Photo/file)

The GeekWire team loves apps. Every week on
the show, they offer up an App of the Week, to keep you up
to date on new or great apps to explore. This week, they
decided to expand the app discussion, devoting the entire
episode to app chat.

GeekWire App Special favorite app recommendations:

Cleartune
Recommended by Geekwire host Todd Bishop

“One of the things I love about the smartphone and my
iPhone in particular is the way that it can replace
technology that you used to have to pay for,” says Bishop.
“This thing for $3.99 on the iPhone is better than any of
those manual tuners that you used to use. You just sit
there with your guitar. It has a little meter and it tells
you, you’re on A, you’re on E. You can tune your guitar in
like 30 seconds.”

Clear
Recommended by
GeekWire contributor Sasha Pasulka

“It’s a productivity app,” says Pasulka. “It’s the
simplest to do list app ever.

“All it is, is a series of list of prioritized items. You
can just use your finger to drag around your to do list
items,” says Pasulka. “It has all these kinds of game
aspects to it, where when you cross an item off the list
it makes a whoosh sound, and when you move in between
lists it makes these great sounds so I feel really excited
when I cross something off.”


Cocktail Compass

Recommended by
GeekWire contributor Rebecca Lovell

“It picks up on my location and it tells me all the
nearest happy hours, and just as importantly how many
hours and minutes left I have to take advantage of those
deals,” says Lovell.


Card Munch

Recommended by GeekWire
contributor Sasha Pasulka

“What it does is you take a photo of a business card and
it scans in all that information on that business card,”
says Pasulka. “So you’ll get that person’s name and phone
number without doing anything. You literally just take a
picture of the business card and once its inputted
automatically, you can hit one button and it sends a
connect request on linkedin. So not only does it store all
your contact information, but it makes it really easy for
you to connect with people.”


Postagram

Recommended by GeekWire
host John Cook

“Essentially what Postagram does is allows you to go into
your existing photo library, pull a photo out and then
type in an address of somebody you want to send an actual
physical postcard to for just 99 cents,” says Cook. “For
99 cents you can actually put a personalized message and a
photo of your family members or wherever you’re traveling
and send it off.”

Uber
Recommended by GeekWire contributor Rebecca Lovell

“This wonderful app, which I have up on my iPhone right
now, not only enables you to order not a taxi, but a
stylish town car. It will tell you how far away the
nearest driver is and then you can track this little town
car as it gets closer and closer to you, so total
accountability for your driver’s location,” says Lovell.

Listen to the full list of must-have apps and the latest episode of Geekwire:

GeekWire can
be heard on 97.3 KIRO FM on Saturdays at 7 a.m. and
Sundays at 1 p.m. Available anytime ON DEMAND on MyNorthwest.com.

By JAMIE GRISWOLD, MyNorthwest.com Editor

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