Darien Library
  1. Appy Hour: Hukkster
Price: Free
Oh my gosh your wallets are about to quiver in fear after I tell you about this app. Hukkster tracks products online and immediately alerts you when that product goes on sale. You can LITERALLY SCAN THE TAG NUMBER in a store and Hukkster will collect the item’s info for you. Then when it goes on sale you can just order it online using a few taps. Happy shopping sorry wallets!
More information can be found here. 
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

    Appy Hour: Hukkster

    Price: Free

    Oh my gosh your wallets are about to quiver in fear after I tell you about this app. Hukkster tracks products online and immediately alerts you when that product goes on sale. You can LITERALLY SCAN THE TAG NUMBER in a store and Hukkster will collect the item’s info for you. Then when it goes on sale you can just order it online using a few taps. Happy shopping sorry wallets!

    More information can be found here

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

  2. Appy Hour: Minibar
Price: Free
Okay okay okay so there are some caveats to using this app:
1. You must be 21 or older.
2. You must live in “select areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn.”
I am only one of these things but I still wanted to tell you about this app because guys, the future is nigh! Download this app, pick out your favorite wine or liquor and it shall be delivered to you within the hour. There is no delivery charge but remember to tip your alcohol chauffeur, which is a term I just made up for delivery person! They even have staff picks in case you need some inspiration. Now more than ever New Yorkers can get anything delivered without having to talk to a human being.
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

    Appy Hour: Minibar

    Price: Free

    Okay okay okay so there are some caveats to using this app:

    1. You must be 21 or older.

    2. You must live in “select areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn.”

    I am only one of these things but I still wanted to tell you about this app because guys, the future is nigh! Download this app, pick out your favorite wine or liquor and it shall be delivered to you within the hour. There is no delivery charge but remember to tip your alcohol chauffeur, which is a term I just made up for delivery person! They even have staff picks in case you need some inspiration. Now more than ever New Yorkers can get anything delivered without having to talk to a human being.

    More information can be found here.

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

  3. Appy Hour: Buddhify
Price: $1.99
I know what you’re thinking. “Not another meditation app!” But what I love about this one if you can pick out whatever kind of situation you’re in and then the app will give you a guided meditation based on that situation. Can’t sleep? Choose that module. Break from work? Choose that module. It’s so simple!
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

    Appy Hour: Buddhify

    Price: $1.99

    I know what you’re thinking. “Not another meditation app!” But what I love about this one if you can pick out whatever kind of situation you’re in and then the app will give you a guided meditation based on that situation. Can’t sleep? Choose that module. Break from work? Choose that module. It’s so simple!

    More information can be found here.

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

  4. Appy Hour: PolyFauna
Price: Free
Radiohead themselves describe this one as, “an experimental collaboration between us (Radiohead) & Universal Everything, born out of The King of Limbs sessions and using the imagery and the sounds from the song Bloom.” It is sort of like going inside a computer game from over a decade ago. Set to weird, ambient music that you will love if you’re into Thom Yorke.
That’s all I got for ya. It’s trippy guys!
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

    Appy Hour: PolyFauna

    Price: Free

    Radiohead themselves describe this one as, “an experimental collaboration between us (Radiohead) & Universal Everything, born out of The King of Limbs sessions and using the imagery and the sounds from the song Bloom.” It is sort of like going inside a computer game from over a decade ago. Set to weird, ambient music that you will love if you’re into Thom Yorke.

    That’s all I got for ya. It’s trippy guys!

    More information can be found here.

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

  5. Appy Hour: Ask a CPA
Price: Free
Do you have tax forms? Have the tax forms come in yet? Where are your tax forms? If you’re a public librarian, you know what I’m talking about. This app allows you to answer any of your tax related questions and receive answers from actual accounting professionals. Search the archives to find your answer. If your question hasn’t been asked yet, it will be answered for free by a CPA in your area. Includes the latest tax changes.
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

    Appy Hour: Ask a CPA

    Price: Free

    Do you have tax forms? Have the tax forms come in yet? Where are your tax forms? If you’re a public librarian, you know what I’m talking about. This app allows you to answer any of your tax related questions and receive answers from actual accounting professionals. Search the archives to find your answer. If your question hasn’t been asked yet, it will be answered for free by a CPA in your area. Includes the latest tax changes.

    More information can be found here.

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

  6. Appy Hour: Sunrise
Price: Free
I really wish I had a personal assistant to come into my apartment each morning and brief me on the day ahead of me. This assistant would ideally look like Idris Elba and quickly give me the lo down on upcoming meetings, news stories, drama in the library world (yes, it’s a thing) all while handing me a fresh cup of coffee. But until the day comes when I am important enough to have a personal assistant such as this, I will rely on beautiful apps like this one: Sunrise.
This free calendar app integrates with your Google Calendar or iCloud calendar. It has a way to “quick add” an event with just the tap of a finger. It syncs Facebook events and birthdays, automatically adjusts for different time zones, and hooks up with LinkedIn to SHOW YOU THE FACES OF PEOPLE YOU’RE MEETING BEFORE YOU MEET WITH THEM. So cool. So busy. So important.
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

    Appy Hour: Sunrise

    Price: Free

    I really wish I had a personal assistant to come into my apartment each morning and brief me on the day ahead of me. This assistant would ideally look like Idris Elba and quickly give me the lo down on upcoming meetings, news stories, drama in the library world (yes, it’s a thing) all while handing me a fresh cup of coffee. But until the day comes when I am important enough to have a personal assistant such as this, I will rely on beautiful apps like this one: Sunrise.

    This free calendar app integrates with your Google Calendar or iCloud calendar. It has a way to “quick add” an event with just the tap of a finger. It syncs Facebook events and birthdays, automatically adjusts for different time zones, and hooks up with LinkedIn to SHOW YOU THE FACES OF PEOPLE YOU’RE MEETING BEFORE YOU MEET WITH THEM. So cool. So busy. So important.

    More information can be found here.

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

  7. Appy Hour: Lyft
Price: Free
Lyft is awesome because it is like hitchhiking only safer. Just log in with facebook, request a ride, and make a donation at your destination. Drivers have been background checked and sometimes they even bring treats with them. It’s sort of like Uber but a little bit more laid back, which may be your thing or not your thing. It’s not in every city yet, but they are well on their way. 
More information can be found here. Also they totally have a tumblr.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

    Appy Hour: Lyft

    Price: Free

    Lyft is awesome because it is like hitchhiking only safer. Just log in with facebook, request a ride, and make a donation at your destination. Drivers have been background checked and sometimes they even bring treats with them. It’s sort of like Uber but a little bit more laid back, which may be your thing or not your thing. It’s not in every city yet, but they are well on their way. 

    More information can be found here. Also they totally have a tumblr.

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

  8. Appy Hour: Lose it!
Price: Free
The way I have been describing this app to friends is that it is like Weight Watchers except it’s free. When you sign up, it has you establish a weight loss goal and date by which you would like to achieve that goal. Then, it creates a customized plan for you and you’re off! Log your physical fitness activities, food, water, sleep, measurements, and more.
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

    Appy Hour: Lose it!

    Price: Free

    The way I have been describing this app to friends is that it is like Weight Watchers except it’s free. When you sign up, it has you establish a weight loss goal and date by which you would like to achieve that goal. Then, it creates a customized plan for you and you’re off! Log your physical fitness activities, food, water, sleep, measurements, and more.

    More information can be found here.

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

  9. Appy Hour: Pepper Plate
Price: Free
Are you one of those intrepid cooks who made the New Year’s resolution to start meal planning? Well this app can help you do just that! What I love about it is you can just copy and paste the web address of a recipe and then it automatically uniformly formats it and extracts a shopping list for that dish. I’ve been using it as my online recipe book and it’s great to use on your iPad in the kitchen.
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

    Appy Hour: Pepper Plate

    Price: Free

    Are you one of those intrepid cooks who made the New Year’s resolution to start meal planning? Well this app can help you do just that! What I love about it is you can just copy and paste the web address of a recipe and then it automatically uniformly formats it and extracts a shopping list for that dish. I’ve been using it as my online recipe book and it’s great to use on your iPad in the kitchen.

    More information can be found here.

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

  10. Appy Hour: Nom Nom Paleo
Price: $5.99
Just in time for all those New Year’s Resolutions you’ve been meaning to make: a paleo app! Whether you’ve been meaning to try Paleo or you’ve been committed to it for quite some time, this iPad app features 128 recipes to make beautiful, nutrient rich meals. It is like a cookbook only it’s more visually stunning and less expensive! Plus it has a 30-day meal plan, a customizable shopping list, and interactive paleo guides.
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

    Appy Hour: Nom Nom Paleo

    Price: $5.99

    Just in time for all those New Year’s Resolutions you’ve been meaning to make: a paleo app! Whether you’ve been meaning to try Paleo or you’ve been committed to it for quite some time, this iPad app features 128 recipes to make beautiful, nutrient rich meals. It is like a cookbook only it’s more visually stunning and less expensive! Plus it has a 30-day meal plan, a customizable shopping list, and interactive paleo guides.

    More information can be found here.

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