Disqus is a hugely popular commenting system. I use it on my blog (at least at the time of publication!), and I believe it has been used by larger sites like Engadget use it as well. Disuqs allows you to leave comments on news articles and participate in conversations while using your Twitter or Facebook login. You don’t have to go through the hassle of registering a new account, verifying your email address, and jumping through all of those hoops. There are some even better features provided by the app.
Within the Disqus app for Windows Phone, you can follow up on comments without having to revisit the site or article you had left the comment on. You can receive notifications if you have been replied to. If you’re like me and you use Disqus on your website, then you can even use the app to moderate other users posts on your own site! The app is flexible, fast, and really convenient. Take a look at it and see if it meets your commenting needs!
UPDATE: Ping appears to have gone missing from the Windows Phone Store as we get closer to Windows 10 Mobile’s launch. I’m unsure where it has gone or why, but in the mean time, I recommend checking out another app with PING and even more features, Network Tools.
Despite the logo, it’s not a Ping-Pong game, just a straight forward ping tool to carry in your pocket. This week, it’s a very simple app, but an app I couldn’t believe I didn’t have on my phone! Suddenly, I needed a simple Ping utility, just like the old command-line tool for Windows, but I didn’t have one on my phone! I forgot all about it! But when I needed the this invaluable tool in my pocket, one app came through in a hurry. Ping on Windows Phone. Easy enough to remember, it shows up at the top of the marketplace when you search. The interface has a place for you type the server address you want to test, and another field to specify a port. 99% of the time, you just want to use port 80, since it does not specify a port for you by default. Then away you go!
Just use the Ping app to ensure you’re getting a response from a server or network device. Quick, simple, convenient. That’s my kind of app. All for the low, low price of free. Everyone’s kind of app. So go download Ping on Windows Phone, you never know when it’ll come in handy!
Apps Gone Free is an app for iOS, which is extremely obvious. It highlights apps that have experienced recent price drops. It reminds me of AppShopper, but in this case they get nearly exclusive promotions. Obviously, the apps will be on the app store no matter what app you use to find them, but Apps Gone Free will often create partnership deals. Apps Gone Free works with developers to promote the application, through a ‘bumping’ process which, from what I gather, allows users to vote on apps they want to become free, so that the Apps Gone Free folks can work with other app developers.
It’s very convenient, and you can even scroll through several days worth of items that went free. Several of the deals may have expired and prices gone back up, but you can still what the deals were. And scrolling back is still worth it, because some items may stay at their reduced price for a few days. So go ahead and install Apps Gone Free for your iPhone or iPad and see what deal you can find!
When I heard about the Pebble I wasn’t interested. I know, call me crazy. It just seemed over priced for not having to reach in to my pocket. It’s not THAT convenient. However, I do have friends who bought the Pebble Watch. I became even less interested when I heard that only certain apps could send notifications to the Pebble Watch. Lucky for you, the geeks are already on your side!
Pebble Notifier was quick to arrive. Open it up, choose from the list of apps on your phone, and have notifications pushed to your Pebble. This app isn’t going to help me, but I have good feedback telling me it works pretty reliably, so I wanted to pass it along to the Pebble owners out there.