Smartphones

Apps of the month (December 2011): CamCard, Splashtop Remote Desktop, and more

In Scott Lowe's latest app roundup, he features four useful mobile applications: CamCard, Splashtop Remote Desktop, Tie & Mirror, and Norton Snap QR Code Reader.

Tie & Mirror

Vendor: jp.Martin Cost: $0.99 in the Apple App Store

I stumbled across this app and thought it was kind of cool. There are a bunch of different ways to tie a tie, and this app will show you 10 of them. Less than $1.00 is pretty cheap, even if you get it out of sheer curiosity.

In Figure F, you can see the 10 different tie "formats" that are included in the app. Figure F

There are a number of featured styles
Tie & Mirror walks you through the process of achieving each format, as shown in Figure G. If your phone has a front-facing camera, you can use it in "mirror mode" to more easily match your actions with what's being shown in the diagrams. Figure G

Follow the instruction to achieving your desired knot
Read about Norton Snap QR Code Reader.

About

Since 1994, Scott Lowe has been providing technology solutions to a variety of organizations. After spending 10 years in multiple CIO roles, Scott is now an independent consultant, blogger, author, owner of The 1610 Group, and a Senior IT Executive w...

4 comments
Iris_1990
Iris_1990

Among these four useful mobile application, QR Code Reader is my favorite one. not only because it's fashionable, because it's convenient, it makes my life much easier. i download it from http://www.keepautomation.com/products/iphone_barcode/ for my iPhone. i can do many thins with it.such as buy some discount dress online.

adjaaman
adjaaman

Almost all articles are based on Apple and Android. Some of us use Symbian. Any reviews?

IT Support23
IT Support23

Very cool apps! At least we don't have to carry and put business cards inside our wallets or bags, the Camcard apps will take care of it. Thanks for sharing Scott! :)

jcbronson
jcbronson

I normally don't care for the slideshow-style articles, but there is enough content in each of these, as well as being a short enough list, that I didn't mind the format of this article. With that out of the way, thanks for a good variety of useful apps. I am a little surprised that I haven't noticed this series before. I look forward to more.