LDPR Digital Directory: September 2012 Update

From photo filters to portable travel planners, apps are everywhere! Our latest LDPR Digital Directory update highlights a few that are generating buzz throughout our agency and throughout our travels.

LDPR Digital Directory Categories:
   Steadfast Site or App
  Mobile Mover
   Newbie Network, App and anything in between
  Surprising Standouts

Gate Guru 

Named one of the Top 5 Air Travel apps by CNN! The free application allows you to receive real-time flight status information (including push notifications), view your TripIt and KAYAK itineraries, view / post airport security wait times, see a structured list of airport food, shops and services – including over 30,000 reviews and tips and 5,000 photos from fellow travelers on airports, terminals, and airport amenities.

Over ★ 

Captions merge with creativity when using the iPhone app called “Over.” It’s not free but for only $1.99 it will help turn witty thoughts into captions (we like to think in headlines!), adding words over your photos.

Pic Stitch 

Quickly combine multiple photos into one beautifully framed picture. Pic Stitch packs a simple design with a powerful editor to give you everything you could possibly want to make your photo’s simply amazing. Share your masterpiece on your favorite social media networks including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Or order prints from your local Walgreens for in-store pickup. Use Pic Stitch to create a before-and-after sequence, combine great photos of each of your kids, or produce a photographic series. It’s free too!

Tripit 

No more frantic searching for confirmation emails in your inbox – or worse yet – hunting down that pesky manila folder. TripIt is an easier way to organize and share travel. TripIt “automagically” takes all your trip details and creates one truly helpful itinerary that’s there when and where you need it – on your iPhone or iPad, sync’d with your calendar, and online at tripit.com. When you receive a confirmation email from anywhere you book, simply forward it to plans@tripit.com. TripIt instantly recognizes reservations from 3,000+ booking sites including cruises, restaurants, concerts and more. You can easily share trip plans with family or colleagues directly, or let Facebook and LinkedIn contacts know when and where you’re headed. A free version is available.

Word Lens 

A free app that caught our attention is “Word Lens,” which translates printed words from English to French, Spanish or Italian (and vice versa) via iPad’s camera.

One more free app to consider before embarking on those family road trips this fall….

Sunday Drive 

Discover secret spots and hidden gems along the world’s most scenic highways. Routes include inside information and history from locals and experts in each community including historical landmarks, haunted areas, themed routes, diners, drive-ins, museums and more.

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