January 10, 2012
Today is the day the mobile, tech world has been waiting for–yes, CES 2012 is finally upon us and we are doing all we can to contain the excitement of hearing the latest releases in consumer electronics! We know there will be a lot of people to see, products to test, and speaker sessions to attend, so we’ve come up with a list of apps to make sure you survive CES 2012 and come back alive for next year.
Official 2012 International CES App – Free
The official app for the 2012 International CES is your definitive guide for the conference. Plan your sessions by creating a show schedule and navigate your way through the show floor with an interactive map and exhibitor directory. You can also access videos and other downloads provided by CES exhibitors. A must-download from the App Store or Android Market for FREE!
Notability – $0.99
What better way to keep track of all the hottest new products than to jot down notes on your mobile device? The beauty with this app is not only its intuitive user interface, but also its integration with DropBox, iDisk, and your e-mail. You can compose notes from scratch from existing notes and once you’re done they can be organized by subject so you can find them easily later on. In addition to just text, you can include images and other media, too! Get it in the App Store for just $0.99.
Skitch for iPad – Free
Take your note-taking one step further with Skitch. Do you have a copy of the presenter’s slides or you just have a product image opened up on a web page? You can draw directly on an image or a screenshot to make annotations and notes, or you can create your own diagrams from freehand. You can also include text and a Skitch Map to give directions to a location in case you get lost in the crowd–or in Vegas in general. Grab this app for FREE in the App Store or Android Market!
ToDo – $4.99
You’ve got a lot of booths you want to visit, a lot of sessions to attend–keep track of your busy schedule with ToDo Task Manager for any and all iOS users! You can keep your tasks up-to-date on all devices by syncing to several options, including Dropbox and iCloud. You get multiple reminder alerts to ensure that your task is completed as well as starred task options to make sure the most important things get done. Get it in the App Store for $4.99…right now!
CardMunch – Business Card Reader by LinkedIn – FREE
No doubt that when you attend such a large event like CES, you are bound to meet people you know and don’t know. Keeping track of all your acquaintances, old and new, is made easy with CardMunch. Rather than exchanging business cards and misplacing them, you simply take a photo of the business card and it’ll save an image of it, transcribe the information to your phone, and (since it’s a product of LinkedIn) integrate the person to his/her LinkedIn profile for more info! Talk about professional stalking at its best Don’t wait–get it in the App Store for FREE today!
SnapDat Digital Business Cards – FREE
SnapDat lets you create your own business cards directly on your device! Design business cards that are uniquely you, and send them out from your phone. With various predefined layouts or by making your own completely from scratch, you leave it up to your own personal taste and/or event you’re at. When you send out SnapDat business cards, you can also include a personalized note for the recipient so they will be sure not to forget you. Be creative, green, and relevant and download from the App Store for FREE to start designing!
Astrid Task/ToDo List – FREE
This popular task management and to-do list app is great for making sure you get done what you need to do. You simply type in your tasks, and from there you can configure advanced options such as Google task sync, priority levels, tags, timed reminders, and calendar integration. With all the notification and sync options available, you will be sure to never forget a thing at CES! Grab it in the App Store or Android Market for FREE.