Testing SlideJoy’s App

Hey Folks: It’s time to search for ways to bring in more money. Because of all my health issues, I’d like to do it while conserving the most energy I can. To that end, I’m testing out a new app called SlideJoy. With this app, ads are on your phone when you go to open it.

The best part is that you get paid whether you look at the ads (swipe left) or not (swipe right and open your phone).

Here’s what my earnings look like so far:

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I’m not exactly sure why the earnings get divided up like they do. So I went on the hunt. Here’s what I found:

1) According to this article, you earn more money if you sign up through Facebook. Wish I knew how much more, and whether it was worth it to give them access to all my friends information. If it’s just a matter of a few cents, then no.

2) Depending on the article you read, the CEO says that people get paid either around $3/month or between $5-15.

3) There’s a 3 month wait period to get your money the first time. After that you get paid monthly.

4) SlideJoy doesn’t work outside the United States.

 

I’ll keep reporting back so you can trace my earnings along with me. In the meantime, if you want to give it a go yourself, SlideJoy can be downloaded here.

Getting Arrested? Tell The World!

If you’ve been following the Occupy movement, you’ve seen people get arrested. Interactions with law enforcement can be confusing, and remembering everyone who needs to know is tough. Now, there’s an app for that.

I’m Getting Arrested lets you enter a pre-written text message, designed to be sent to anyone in your world who needs to know. Once the information is entered, a giant bullseye comes up on your screen, ready to be pressed.

To find out more, read this article: http://tinyurl.com/42vyolc

Ready to download it? Here’s the Android Market page: https://market.android.com/details?id=us.quadrant2.arrested

h/t to Rachel Maddow for the info!

 

App Review: Cozi Family Calendar

Download and discard, download and discard, download and discard. My search for an Android calendar app that could handle all the facets of my life, and remind me of everything that needed doing was leading nowhere. I also decided it should help my girlfriend keep track of me without being intrusive.

Enter the Cozi family planner.

Cozi has a calendar, to do list, and shopping list to start with. But these aren’t basic functions at all. They can be person specific AND shared. For example, I have a really LONG to-do list. Mrs. Linc doesn’t have one yet. If we needed to, we could also create a shared one. The same thing goes with the calendar. With a quick click, the Lincs can know where each other is at any time during the day. Since I go a lot of places in seemingly random bursts, Mrs Linc really appreciates the ability to share this calendar.

We can view our Cozi planner online at their website http://www.cozi.com/ but it also works on our phones. Ok, let me take that back. It works on MY phone. Mrs Linc has a Garmin, and for some reason the app just doesn’t function well for her. In my mind, that gives us an excuse to upgrade her. But we’ll be jumping overboard from T-Mobile soon, so that will work itself out.

Honestly, my favorite feature is the family journal. Mrs Linc has chronic pain issues, and can’t really go places with me. So when I’m out, I take pictures of things where I’m at and post them up. That way she can see what I do. Somehow it makes me feel closer to her.

I’m running out of steam, but I really recommend the Cozi Family Planner. It’s colorful, easy to use, and allows multiple people access.

Awesome App: Toggl

Ok, I have to admit something. Remember me telling you all how awesome Out of Milk Remember The Milk was? Well, it is pretty cool. But I used it for all of a week before I quit it. Which lead me to a resolution: I have to play with an app for at least two weeks and decide I’m going to keep it before I can bring it up here at the blog.

Enter Toggl.

I found Toggl at a freelance website that recommended online tools for tracking billable project time. I signed up for some free ones, and promptly ran through the first three, declaring them unsuitable. I was feeling a little “over it” by the time I hit Toggl’s start page. Then I saw just how easy they’ve made it. You type in what you’re doing and hit the red button to start the timer. You don’t even need to stay logged in to the website. Or if you put the app on your phone, feel free to surf, make calls, and do whatever you need. Toggl just keeps on going.

I know this because I’ve had to log in and delete a couple of things. I know I can waste time, but there’s no way even I spend 188 hours grocery shopping. 🙂

Now, you may say, “I’m not doing work I need to bill people for? Why should I use Toggl?”.
Because it’s task tracker. When I started using it, I was AMAZED at how much time I lose each day. Look:

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