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Appy Hour: Divvie
Price: Free
Like an ongoing, visual, chain letter, Divvie is the app dreams are made of. It begins simply enough, as other apps do, with a short user-created video sent to a friend. The real fun begins when your friend adds on to your video with one of their own. The video continues on and on with other friends and their contributions until an epic masterpiece mashup has been created for everyone’s viewing pleasure.
Only available on iOS devices right now. DIVVIE, COME TO MY ANDROID.
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Divvie

Price: Free

Like an ongoing, visual, chain letter, Divvie is the app dreams are made of. It begins simply enough, as other apps do, with a short user-created video sent to a friend. The real fun begins when your friend adds on to your video with one of their own. The video continues on and on with other friends and their contributions until an epic masterpiece mashup has been created for everyone’s viewing pleasure.

Only available on iOS devices right now. DIVVIE, COME TO MY ANDROID.

More information can be found here.

Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Ask the Butcher
Price: $2.99
It’s here! It’s finally here! The Fourth of July 3-day weekend. PRAISE. Tell the app what cut of meat you’re making and it will give you tips on the best way to cook it. Get out there and grill.
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Ask the Butcher

Price: $2.99

It’s here! It’s finally here! The Fourth of July 3-day weekend. PRAISE. Tell the app what cut of meat you’re making and it will give you tips on the best way to cook it. Get out there and grill.

More information can be found here.

Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Dog Whistler
Price: Free
This is how you communicate on a frequency only heard by dogs! Seriously when I read about this app I couldn’t help but think, “PHONES ARE SO COOL.” Use this app to play a range of frequencies only audible to dogs. The reviews in the app store are hilarious too, full of “Get off my lawn!” attitudes:

My neighbors’ dog is fenced in next door to my home. Unfortunately he is a barker. If I want to read or whatever on my back screened porch his barking makes it almost impossible to concentrate. I noticed this app in the App Store. I started to say no bark and set the app to 20,000 Hz and practiced with several different settings until one worked. Now,if he starts to bark, I turn it on for a few seconds and he stops. Love it!

You can design different whistles and share them with your friends on social media. I have no idea why you would want to do this, but I feel comfort in knowing that it is possible.
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Dog Whistler

Price: Free

This is how you communicate on a frequency only heard by dogs! Seriously when I read about this app I couldn’t help but think, “PHONES ARE SO COOL.” Use this app to play a range of frequencies only audible to dogs. The reviews in the app store are hilarious too, full of “Get off my lawn!” attitudes:

My neighbors’ dog is fenced in next door to my home. Unfortunately he is a barker. If I want to read or whatever on my back screened porch his barking makes it almost impossible to concentrate. I noticed this app in the App Store. I started to say no bark and set the app to 20,000 Hz and practiced with several different settings until one worked. Now,if he starts to bark, I turn it on for a few seconds and he stops. Love it!

You can design different whistles and share them with your friends on social media. I have no idea why you would want to do this, but I feel comfort in knowing that it is possible.

More information can be found here.

Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Yo
Price: Free
Download this app and send a push notification to your friends that simply says “yo.” That’s it - just a simple yo. You could complain but you just know this developer is laughing all the way to the bank, yo.
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Yo

Price: Free

Download this app and send a push notification to your friends that simply says “yo.” That’s it - just a simple yo. You could complain but you just know this developer is laughing all the way to the bank, yo.

More information can be found here.

Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Eat Your Books
Price: Subscription
Okay, okay, okay. This is not exactly an app. But it does have a mobile version. This week we’ve got cooking on the mind as our CSA gets underway and I just found out about this site from one of our members. To use Eat Your Books, you enter in the names of all your cookbooks and magazine. The site will automatically pull up the index for the items in your collection and then you can search your ENTIRE COLLECTION for a certain ingredient. So say, for instance, that you have kohlrabi. Search “kohlrabi” and it will bring up the names and page numbers of kohlrabi recipes in any cookbook on your shelf. Kind of like having a personal cookery librarian!
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Eat Your Books

Price: Subscription

Okay, okay, okay. This is not exactly an app. But it does have a mobile version. This week we’ve got cooking on the mind as our CSA gets underway and I just found out about this site from one of our members. To use Eat Your Books, you enter in the names of all your cookbooks and magazine. The site will automatically pull up the index for the items in your collection and then you can search your ENTIRE COLLECTION for a certain ingredient. So say, for instance, that you have kohlrabi. Search “kohlrabi” and it will bring up the names and page numbers of kohlrabi recipes in any cookbook on your shelf. Kind of like having a personal cookery librarian!

More information can be found here.

Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Word Lens
Price: Free
Finally this app is free! Instantly translate printed word signs so that you can read them in your language. So great for traveling and now that it’s free you can try it out. No pressure.
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Word Lens

Price: Free

Finally this app is free! Instantly translate printed word signs so that you can read them in your language. So great for traveling and now that it’s free you can try it out. No pressure.

More information can be found here.

Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Stand With
Currently still in beta
If you have ever been sick or had someone close to you sick, then you hopefully have also seen firsthand the outpouring of support that can come along with that. As a sick person though, receiving help can sometimes add to the stress of caring for yourself. And if you’ve been a “helper” then you know how truly helpless it can feel when someone you love is ill.
With this new care management app, a caregiver can ask for help with specific tasks using their social networks. So the task of doing the grocery shopping, writing thank you notes, getting the kids out of the house for an afternoon to take their minds off things - these tasks can be delegated swiftly and effortlessly.  
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Stand With

Currently still in beta

If you have ever been sick or had someone close to you sick, then you hopefully have also seen firsthand the outpouring of support that can come along with that. As a sick person though, receiving help can sometimes add to the stress of caring for yourself. And if you’ve been a “helper” then you know how truly helpless it can feel when someone you love is ill.

With this new care management app, a caregiver can ask for help with specific tasks using their social networks. So the task of doing the grocery shopping, writing thank you notes, getting the kids out of the house for an afternoon to take their minds off things - these tasks can be delegated swiftly and effortlessly.  

More information can be found here.

Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Uber
Price: Free
I bet you’ve heard of Uber or perhaps already used Uber because you are a creature of the world, a real digital citizen. With uber, you can use an app to call a black car for yourself. it’s already linked to your PayPal account, so no money changes hands. It will make you feel like a celebrity. But UBER JUST ARRIVED TO FAIRFIELD COUNTY, which is you know…where we reside. And they’re offering five free rides until May 11th. Totally awesome. And if you’re wondering who is showing up to the Library in style exactly five times, that would be me.
More information can be found here.

Appy Hour: Uber

Price: Free

I bet you’ve heard of Uber or perhaps already used Uber because you are a creature of the world, a real digital citizen. With uber, you can use an app to call a black car for yourself. it’s already linked to your PayPal account, so no money changes hands. It will make you feel like a celebrity. But UBER JUST ARRIVED TO FAIRFIELD COUNTY, which is you know…where we reside. And they’re offering five free rides until May 11th. Totally awesome. And if you’re wondering who is showing up to the Library in style exactly five times, that would be me.

More information can be found here.

Appy Hour: Cloak
Price: Free
Oh gosh this app is just great for the person who wants to pick up her tacos at the local taco joint and not risk running into her ex-boyfriend (not that that’s ever happened to me). Cloack scans your social networks like foursquare, instagram, facebook, and twitter and lets you know when one of your contacts is nearby. So now you can properly avoid that ex-boyfriend, person you owe money to, or “friend” who is always asking to borrow your pick up truck.
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Cloak

Price: Free

Oh gosh this app is just great for the person who wants to pick up her tacos at the local taco joint and not risk running into her ex-boyfriend (not that that’s ever happened to me). Cloack scans your social networks like foursquare, instagram, facebook, and twitter and lets you know when one of your contacts is nearby. So now you can properly avoid that ex-boyfriend, person you owe money to, or “friend” who is always asking to borrow your pick up truck.

More information can be found here.

Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Kitestring
Price: Free
Welcome to your new internet safety mom! Have you ever found yourself in a strange new city walking somewhere at night? Perhaps you veer off course. Perhaps you’re a few drinks deep. Perhaps you’re just feeling a little unsettled walking around by yourself. With this app, you can program emergency contacts into your phone like your mom, neighbor, roommate, or best friend. Then, tell the app that you’re currently on your way home and what time you predict you’ll be there. Then when the app thinks you should be home, it will send you a text asking if you arrived safely. If you don’t respond to that text, it alerts the emergency contacts that you’ve added in the app. 
More information can be found here. 
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Kitestring

Price: Free

Welcome to your new internet safety mom! Have you ever found yourself in a strange new city walking somewhere at night? Perhaps you veer off course. Perhaps you’re a few drinks deep. Perhaps you’re just feeling a little unsettled walking around by yourself. With this app, you can program emergency contacts into your phone like your mom, neighbor, roommate, or best friend. Then, tell the app that you’re currently on your way home and what time you predict you’ll be there. Then when the app thinks you should be home, it will send you a text asking if you arrived safely. If you don’t respond to that text, it alerts the emergency contacts that you’ve added in the app. 

More information can be found here

Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.