Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
Apple, Smartphones, Tech News 30th May 2014 1200

Handy new apps sound like a plan

MMHWA couple of new apps aimed at helping folk plan and organise are generating some interest at the moment.

You would think that the world had enough Calendar Apps to choose from, but a new kid on the block is gaining plaudits because it is so quick to navigate around.

Where most long established smartphone and tablet calendars are fairly clunky to switch between different views, CalCube has been particularly well designed for fast enquiries during a busy day.

It has the appearance of a cube and rapid navigation is achieved by swiping to rotate between its faces.

The top face is year view in which you can select a week to zoom in on.

The side faces allow you to swipe quickly to next week and the weeks after as if rotating the cube. The bottom face provides search functions to quickly look for a particular event.

As yet, though, CalCube is only available for iPhones and costs £1.49.

Another new App that is hitting the spot for some users is free, but is only available on Android so far. This is Meet Me Halfway.

It is intended for those occasions when either friends or business associates decide to get together and share the pain of travelling by meeting in between, in less familiar territory.

Meet Me Halfway allows you to put in two postcodes, works out where halfway is and suggests some suitable places worth getting together in.

Whether between local locations like Hockley Heath and Halesowen or over longer distances like Solihull and Southampton, it will generate better ideas for hooking up over lunch or a coffee than mere motorway cafes.

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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