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TEKTOK Podcast - EP046 - Up Next - Sweet TEK Pick - Twitterrific on macOS

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This week my "Sweet TEK" (pick of the week) was Twitterrific for macOS. I am a loyal and highly satisfied user of Twitterrific on iOS. It handles multiple accounts for me with ease. Twitterrific is feature rich and beautiful to look at. When they announced plans for a Mac app, I will admit. I got excited. There is consistency in Twitterrfic on both platforms. New users of the Mac app will have no trouble adjusting to the desktop layout and UI. And as a bonus, if you buy Twitterrific for macOS, you will get access to some custom icons on the iOS version. (see image below)

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Twitterrific comes at a cost that could be considered high for some at $19.99. But if you love Twitterrific and are a Mac user, I recommend taking the plunge. The development team is highly active and always improving the product. Pick it up today in the Mac App Store. If you like it, maybe you can tweet the team at @iconfactory and let them know why in 280 characters or less. 

iOSDocked - EP122 - Sergio Valente - iLike Bobby

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This week my "iLike" (pick of the week) was Bobby, a subscription service tracker for iOS. 

I use several services paid for via subscription model. Bobby makes it really easy to keep track of what services I use, how much I am paying and when they renew. While it's true you could use the iTunes Store app, emailed receipts or even the Reminders app to collect all this information, having a dedicated product to do all this for you just streamlines the process. 

The app is also very well designed. You can use the available templates or create your own you may need for less popular services that may not turn up in a search. There is a light and dark theme available or let time of day decide that for you. You can also choose between 4 different app icons. 

Are you subscribing to multiple services? Is this something that would be of benefit to you? Let us know your thoughts. And check the latest episode of the iOSDocked contest for more information on how you can win a new case for your iPhone 7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus or new iPhone X!

TEKTOK Podcast - EP045 - Sour Apple - Sweet TEK Pick - Irvue

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This week my "Sweet TEK" (pick of the week) was Irvue.

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Irvue is a nifty utility that makes changing the wallpaper on your Mac an automated task. With a few tweaks in the settings options, you can set your wallpaper to change every day, every hour or every week. You can tailor the wallpaper selections by selecting Unsplash channels based off artists or keywords. This app has been a delight. It takes zero effort and is visually stunning. Download it. Check out some sample images below. 

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TEKTOK Podcast - EP043 - Longing for Color, Power & Mobility - Sweet TEK Pick - Sanebox

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This week my "Sweet TEK" (pick of the week) was Sanebox

What I find great about Sanebox is it's ability to make any email client you prefer to use as powerful as you need it to be. Sanebox works behind the scenes to make your email experience better. 

  • Snooze options
  • Priority sorting
  • Attachment saving
  • Unsubscribing

Take advantage of all these great features now with a free 14 day trial. Sanebox has helped clean up my email experience and it works hard at helping to make your overwhelming inbox something you can manage. Take a look at my latest Sanebox statistics. 

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How can you afford not to at least try it? If you are sensible you will. And when you do? Use this link. Let me know how it works out for you. 

 

iOSDocked - EP119 - A Lot of Leaking - iLike Blinkist

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This week my "iLike" (pick of the week) was Blinkist

Blinkist for me is great because there are many books I want to read but just don't have the time. Blinkist has a team of professionals who read the book, outline the key takeaways and provide their readers with an extremely condensed version while maintaining the integrity and intension of the message.  

Through a modest subscription fee, users have access to a tremendous amount of these condensed books. Building your Blinkist read list is easy as suggestions are a front and center feature of the service. Let Blinkist know what your interests are and Blinkist provides you with new reading material on a daily basis. 

One of my favorite features of Blinkist is that anything I highlight in the books I'm reading is instantly synced in a Blinkist notebook in Evernote. I use the highlight feature a lot! 

Finally worth noting is that if you like the Blinkist read, a link is provided to the full book for you for easy purchase and download.

Create your Blinkist account today for just $5 a month and learn something new. 

TEKTOK Podcast - EP042 - Overly Critical - Sweet TEK Pick - Over

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This week my "Sweet TEK" (pick of the week) was Over.

I have been using Over for very specific needs as it relates to creating podcast and blog piece artwork. But that's not all. Over makes it very easy to add beautiful and captivating fonts and graphics to existing images in your personal photo library.

Here is just one example of how I used Over in one of my own photos: 

Over is an easy to use, yet powerful creative tool that allows you to create works of art. The tools available within the app make every iPhone user look like a professional. For more on Over, check out the video below. Over can be downloaded for free with subscription services available for an even better experience. 

iOSDocked - EP118 - iPad Jeers & Beta Tears - iLike Incase Snap Jacket for the 13.3” MacBook Pro

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This week my "iLike" (pick of the week) was the Incase Snap Jacket for the 13.3" MacBook Pro. 

Scratches. They are the worst. Am I right? Especially when you get one on that pretty Apple logo in the middle of your MacBook. Well I'm not looking at that scratch anymore. I normally place my MacBook Pro inside my laptop bag right alongside my trusty (cased) iPad. How my MacBook got scratched? Well that's a mystery. But since I know now that no place is safe, I have decided to add a little cosmetic protection to my MacBook. Luckily for me, Incase has just the case for the job. Not only does it offer the minimal protection I was after, but it does so with the style. Take a gander at the gallery above for a closer look. If you are still one of those crazy kids that uses a laptop running macOS to get work done, and you would like to protect the beauty of your investment, check this case out. It will cost you a good $70 but I think you will be presently surprised, just as I was. 

TEKTOK Podcast - EP041 - Showing Our Age - Sweet TEK Pick - Mophies Wireless Charging Accessories

With a new iPhone announcement certainly on the horizon, one may ask. "Why in the World would you invest this much in accessories just months away from a new iPhone?" That's a valid question. And not one that I have a very logical answer for. But if you are reading this post because you are curious about what Mophie is doing with their accessory lineup? Read on. 

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TEKTOK Podcast - EP040 - Streaming in the Present, While Dreaming of the Future - Sweet TEK Pick - Daily Budget

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This week my "Sweet TEK" (pick of the week) was Daily Budget for iOS. 

This app has been tremendously useful in helping my significant other track expenses day to day. But that's not where the app truly shines. Daily Budget is designed to assist you in helping you maintain a budget by breaking your budget app into manageable amounts per day. Watch in real time as purchases affect your budget in the days ahead and how your savings will be assessed to your allowances in the forthcoming days as well. It's really intuitive. There are some in-app purchase add-ons that will allow the app to become even more functional. My favorite of these paid features being Dropbox Sync turning this app into not just a budgeting app for an individual but for the whole family. Is this app for you? Check it out. It's getting stellar reviews and I'm pretty sure you will review it the same. Check the gallery below for some in app screenshots.