Monday, November 14, 2011

Free Apps: Redbox and Lose It!

Let's close out the day with a couple of great, free apps! The Kindle Fire will be here tomorrow, but in the meantime you might enjoy this thoughtful article and interview called Jeff Bezos Owns the World. Very good perspective on how Amazon is driving the tech industry there. Happy New Kindle Day Eve!

Name: Redbox
Rating: 4.2 stars over 8 reviews
Price: 0.00
Description: The official redbox app lets you browse and reserve movies and games, even find the nearest redbox kiosk from your Android device. Hunting for a movie or game? See every movie and game that's available at redbox. Search by genre, or narrow it down to see what's inside of your favorite redbox kiosk. Once you find just what you're looking for, reserve it ASAP on your mobile so it'll be waiting for you when you get to the redbox kiosk. Not sure where to find a redbox? Find the closest kiosk and get a map and directions to that or any other nearby redbox.

Analysis: While we had the Hulu Plus app in the last post, and we're still waiting on the official Netflix app, let's give some attention to redbox and its app, which allows you to search for movies in local kiosks and reserve them. Edit: This app may not have Kindle Fire support yet.
Get this free app from Redbox!

Name: Lose It!
Rating: 4.8 stars over 16 reviews
Price: 0.00
Description: Succeed at weight loss with Lose It! Set goals and establish a daily calorie budget that enables you to meet them. Stay on track each day by recording your food and exercise and staying within your budget. The Lose It! app features a simple, streamlined interface, and a comprehensive database of foods and activities. Quickly add new foods or exercises to the database, and setup recipes for more complicated foods.

Analysis: I've heard very good things about this free app for people looking for ways to keep track of what they eat. It just goes to show the amazing breadth that apps can have, helping you with pretty much any aspect of life. Reviews are overwhelmingly excellent as well.
Get the free app Lose it!

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