“Skit” from SkitApp.com for iPads (iPad 2 and up) makes it easy to create animations with your photos. Start with a friend’s photo or anybody’s — and use your finger to erase the body. Plop the head on an alien body and have another arrive by spaceship. Once you share the app, the recipient can edit the story to make it their own.
“BlackJet,” a new app for iPhones, lists space-sharing opportunities in private jets. At present, it is available in ten major cities. Check the list at their web site, BlackJet.com. You need an invitation code to search for seats, but that’s easy to get. Enter the code “COOLBLACKJET100″ at Blackjet.com. Unfortunately, there’s a membership fee of $2500; seats tend to cost around $2000 each, and that’s just one way. They give you a companion ticket worth $1750 when you book your first flight, to soften the blow. If you don’t have an iPhone you can just go to the web site.
“Burner” for Android phones gives you a free disposable phone number. When someone calls, it connects to your regular number. Dispose of it when you wish. Free for a number that expires the next day. Two dollars for a three-pack or to extend a selected number.
Punch.in, for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad from Punch Technologies, is the old time clock for punching in and out of work activities. It also lets you see what your co-workers are doing, and collaborate with them through text, image and voice notes.
Our favorite iPad and Android Tablet apps include Scrabble, Draw Something, the Kindle app, the Chrome web browser, Pocket (formerly called “read it later”), Appy Geek for tech news and CoinKeeper for budgeting. Here are some more to round out the list.
SnapSeed is a free photo editor considered by some to be superior to the popula
“PBS Parents Play and Learn” is a free app with activities for parents and their wee ones. The activities are for familiar locations, like restaurants. We tapped the bath section and learned about fun songs to make up and how to make a homemade boat. Games for children teach them their letters, how to count and make rhymes. It works on Android, iPhone/iPad and Nook. Be sure to put “PBS” in the search box or it doesn’t come up. We had to install Adobe Air first, but that was easy.
“CanWeNetwork” is a free app aimed at uncovering new business contacts from people nearby. When we tried it, it matched us with several engineers and consultants less than three miles away. Had we wished, we could have sent them a message. Since the app tells you how close your new contacts are, if we were sitting side by side in the same coffee shop, we could say hello.