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Unroll.Me is an easy to use subscription management tool for Gmail and Yahoo inboxes. The tool will take all of the email subscriptions you receive each day and combine them in to one organized daily report. You can easily unsubscribe from emails, remove subscriptions from your daily ‘rollup’ and automatically add new subscriptions to the daily report.
If you’re a Microsoft Excel power user frustrated by missing keyboard shortcuts after an upgrade to the latest version of Excel, check out these shortcut guides to both Excel 2010 and Excel 2013 to help you get your productivity back.
Fast Analytics is a free app for iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad that helps you stay up-to-date with multiple Google Analytics accounts and websites when you’re on-the-go.
The new Tapestry app is a delightful way to read short, interactive stories on the iPhone, iPad, or Android. Each finger tap moves the story forward with new words or images. New stories are available at the swipe of a finger. As of now, you can only create stories on their website–I hope this becomes an in-app feature soon!
MapMyRun is a handy online tool for tracking your runs and sharing them with the running community. Using your phone’s GPS, you can track your route, upload it to MapMyRun and share it so that others can use your route in the future. It is also a great resource if you’re in an unfamiliar city. You can search by zip code and running distance to find routes that have been vetted by other runners. In addition to using MapMyRun through your desktop browser, the free app is available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry users.
Location-awareness apps feel like what we all expected the “future” to be like. You arrive at home, and your phone turns its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings on, connects to your speakers, turns up the volume and queues up your “Chilling at Home” playlist. If you have an Android phone, you can create these location-action relationships with the free Llama app. Using cell towers to “learn” your locations, you create different action sets depending on chosen conditions. For you iOS users out there, 2Do ($9.99) is another great location-aware app that allows you to create robust location-specific task lists that can be synced across devices. Welcome to the future, everyone.
Snapseed is one of the better photo editors available for iPhones, iPads, and Android. The company that makes Snapseed was recently purchased by Google and they have just released a new version of the app that is completely free. Snapseed allows you to make basic adjustments automatically, gives you complete control over precise adjustments to specific areas of your photo, and comes with a number of filters.
The first thing I do when I get to work–as I’m having a second cup of coffee and starting up various Adobe programs–is check out what’s new on the web. I particularly like to read a few NYTimes articles or FastCoDesign blog posts to keep up with design and technology trends. Both of these sites are well designed, but don’t always provide an optimal reading experience. That’s where Readability comes in. You can install it as an add-on in your browser, click a button and the ads and links to related articles disappear (don’t worry, you can easily click back to the original article when you’re ready to browse). Readability lets you adjust the article’s font size, color and width. You can save articles to read later and send them to your Kindle. Readability is also available as an app for Android and iPhone.
When it seems like a new smart phone is being introduced practically every day, it can be hard to keep the different models straight. Phone Scoop does it for you. With tech specs, expert and user reviews, a comprehensive database and a compare feature, Phone Scoop is a great resource for learning about the differences between phones and making sure your choice is both hip and functional.
While Yahoo! Answers exists to answer some of your most burning questions like “which celebrity was hot back in the day,” there is a new source on the web that provides a more curated look into people’s curiosity, experience, and expertise. Curaqion is a free, monthly PDF magazine sent to your inbox with selections from Quora like, “What are great examples of virality UX/UI design patterns?” They still manage to answer questions like “Why do gangsters hold their gun sideways?” but the answer provided is comprised of diagrams, history, and logic explained by a Marine Corps weapons instructor rather than SoccerDude89.