In the weekly section App Missed you can read which apps from the past week are worthwhile. We always discuss about five apps for iPhone, iPad in Mac. These could be apps you might not have known about or that are useful or just funny to try. And that can also be old-timers who have received a major update and therefore receive some extra attention.
Discussed earlier this week on iCulture:
iCulture App of the Week: Eyeye
One of the things you rarely hear is that your eyes also need to stay healthy. That doesn’t have to be difficult, according to the makers of Eyeye. This app lets you do short-term exercises with your eyes. To measure what your eyes are doing, Eyeye uses the TrueDepthcamera of yours iPhone. Only iPhones met Face ID facial recognition work with the app.
You can get a daily reminder to train your eyes. It only takes a minute. The free exercise lets you look in 8 directions, but additional exercises are available for a small price. For example, you have to keep staring at a red dot and keep your phone further and further away from you.
The makers of Tradfri Lux claim that this app exceeds the official IKEA Tradfri app in functionality. You can, as the name suggests, operate your Tradfri lamps, but without IKEA’s restrictions. For example, you can choose all colors from a color wheel instead of 20 pre-selected colors. You also have the option to check the battery status of accessories, such as your motion sensor or shutters. The big plus of Tradfri Lux is that many controls can be found on the main menu. You do not have to search in the app.
Subway has a new app. This replaces the old Subcard app. The loyalty program will continue to exist, but this is now called Subway Rewards. The new app has a new design and navigation is more intuitive. You can easily keep track of how many points you already have and with your personal QR code, your balance is topped up with every purchase. Enough points? Then you exchange them for a sandwich, for example. Support for the Wallet app has unfortunately been discontinued.
Do you regularly make appointments with people from different companies, for example if you have your own company? Then Calendar.AI might be something for you. The app automatically collects all kinds of company information for an appointment. For example, you can see the social media channels of the invitees, including LinkedIn. The app is also a calendar with the ability to color-code appointments. For example, you quickly know whether it is a meeting via Zoom or Skype, or whether you have to go there physically.
Home Configurator is ideal for people with a jungle of HomeKit accessories. Especially if these are not really well laid out. Home Configurator has a simple view without too many options. You can use this to divide accessories into rooms and zones. Of course you can also create new rooms. This app is especially useful if you want to do many actions in succession, because the rest is fine in Apple’s Home app. Finally, you can also see the status of accessories, such as a lamp at 50%.