Remember as kids we tirelessly crafted our valentines with rounded scissors, construction paper and messy glue? Well as grown-ups, it’s hard to find a minute to find and send a single thank you card! I can only imagine how much time many of us devote to finding a sentimental gift, picking out the perfect flowers or planning a special meal….just to spoil someone for an evening! At least, with these rosy new apps, sending kind thoughts or making dinner reservations are easier than ever.
Speaking of Valentine’s Day, that famous wordsmith, Bill Shakespeare, knew a thing or two about romance. But, did you know that he also coined the phrase ‘one fell swoop’? Well finally, for just a small fee, I can create, print and send custom greeting cards in ‘one fell swoop’! The highly rated Red Stamp app also allows me to express my heartfelt sentiments in a flash with custom cards via social media or email—yes, even on February 14th!
With this app, I can get custom printed cards, too! Red Stamp allows me to include my own photos and messages—and best of all, make those last minute trips to the store for a ho-hum card ‘a thing of the past’. I’m sure my new MediaPad will get a workout from my Red Stamp app this year. Now, I can mail, email, text, tweet, post to Facebook and Instagram all of my personalized, paper cards, notes, invitations and announcements straight from a phone or tablet. And, e-cards are even free!
In minutes, Red Stamp will let me mail original-looking, professionally designed invitations, announcements and cards to a list of up to 1,000 recipients for under three dollars a card including postage! I really like having the options for deluxe paper stock or color envelopes, too.
You, too, will never need to step foot into a card shop again or stand in long lines at the post office just to show someone appreciation. Plus, this is much more fun!
Urbanspoon satisfies one of the greatest modern challenges of humankind — finding the best food and dining experiences at more than a million food establishments! This free app really speaks to me since I love to eat out as much as possible and seek out the undiscovered gems. Millions already use Urbanspoon, and once you get a taste of it, I bet you’ll be hooked like me.
With Urbanspoon, you can view a wide variety of menus and reviews of countless food establishments. It’s easy to filter by price or cuisine and even make reservations straight from the app. Trust me, that’s a real advantage when you’re hungry and in a hurry. Since Urbanspoon is always in hand, I can reserve my table whenever!
I know many of you love taking frequent trips, so it’s good to know you can also use Urbanspoon before leaving the U.S. to find the best food establishments in Canada or many of the large cities in other countries. Whether you’re craving the top-rated cheap eats in your neighborhood or looking to spoil your loved one with some five-star fine dining, Urbanspoon makes it happen.
I also find the ratings and reviews portion by patrons and food critics to be invaluable. If you’re like my friends and I, you’ll find them to be very reliable, too. They’re especially useful when exploring the more adventurous cuisines or just something new.
So have you clicked on that reservation feature yet? The 14th is just around the corner…