7 Top iPhone/iPad Utility Apps

June 29, 2015

This fall, Liz Weiman will be offering her “iWorkshop” basics class and “Introduction to Social Media.” In advance, she has recommended 7 top utility apps below that will make our lives very much easier!

 1. Speedtest, a free app by Ookla, offers an easy way to test the speed of your Wi-Fi or cellular service. With just one tap on the”Begin Test” button, you can measure your download and upload speeds, and more. It saves your results for comparison, and gives you a way to verify what was promised by your provider!

2. RedLaser Barcode Scanner is a bar code reader that allows you to scan product bar codes, compare prices, and find the best deals online and locally.

3. Try either the Amount Converter app ($.99) or Converter Plus app (free) to convert everything from currency conversions to clothing to loan interest amounts. Both of these popular apps convert metric, temperatures cooking amounts, and so much more.

4. iHandy Carpenter is a great toolkit app which contains 5 tools: a plumb bob, a surface level, a bubble level bar, a steel protractor, a steel ruler. For $1.99, you can get a great toolkit. If you just want a level, the iHandy Level app alone is free.


5. My Data Manager is a free app that will help you take control of your mobile data usage and save you money on your monthly phone bill. Use My Data Manager every day to track your data usage and ensure that you don’t go over your monthly data bill and incur unnecessary charges. Find out just how much data your apps are using, and also how much data you use each month. You can set notifications at different times of the month.



6. DO button - This free app allows you to make shortcuts for the things you do most often. There are recipes to perform automated functions, such as emailing your family to let them know you’re on your way home and more. 




7. Lastpass is a free, award-winning password managing app that saves your passwords and gives you secure access to them from every computer and mobile device. With LastPass, you only have to remember one password, your LastPass master password. LastPass will fill your logins for you and securely sync your passwords everywhere you need them. (1Password is a popular competing password manager).

For more information or to register for Liz Weiman’s upcoming classes, click here.  For more information on iPad/iPhone apps and more, visit her site, www.lizweiman.com.