SMB Bangor #11: App show and tell

Posted on March 29, 2012

We’re all about apps! We asked everyone to help us build our first list of SMBBGR recommendations.

Back in January we heard from Paul and Kelly about how mobile tools can help your business. This started a great conversation about our favorite apps, and we wanted to give everyone a chance to participate.

In April we held an app show and tell; we went around the room and asked everyone for a favorite app. Here’s what everyone at the breakfast shared! We’re providing this list as a courtesy; we haven’t tried all of these apps ourselves. Install at your own risk!

 Apps Discussed at SMBBGR


  • Rouleur: cycling magazine (iPhone, iPad)
  • Kindle: ebook store & reader (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry)
  • Overdrive Media Console: borrow ebooks/audiobooks from Bangor Public Library and others (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry)
  • Meditation Oasis: meditation podcasts (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry)
  • Pulse: choose your favorite news and entertainment feeds and read articles from each (iPhone, iPad, Android)
  • Flipboard: customized magazine-like news reader (iPhone, iPad)
  • Public Radio Player: access your favorite shows (iPhone)
  • Listen: podcast player (Android)
  • Instacast: podcast organizer and player (iPhone)
  • What’s On: TV listings (iPhone, iPad)

Games & Fun


  • Facebook Cover: make Facebook covers from images
  • Foursquare: find deals and check into local businesses (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry)

Tools & Utilities

  • HeyTell: voice messaging (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone)
  • RunKeeper: fitness tracking (iPhone, Android)
  • MyFitnessPal: food diary and fitness tracker (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry)
  • pClock: presentation timer clock (iPhone, iPad, Android)
  • pdf-notes: take notes on your PDFs (iPad)
  • JotNot: make PDFs from photos (iPhone)
  • Dropbox: share files easily online (iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry)
  • CardMunch: take photos of business cards and turn them into lists (iPhone)
  • Jump Desktop: show desktop on your iPad (iPad, iPhone, Android)
  • DisplayLink: use iPad as a display for your computer (iPad)
  • WiFi Photo Transfer: mov bulk files between your computer and phone (iPhone)
  • PdaNet: USB tethering (Android)
  • BAM Analytics: site analytics & stats (iPhone)
  • GoDaddy: buy cheap domains and make money off of them (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry)
  • Poynt: search for information on what’s around (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry)

Information & Reference

  • home buying information (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone)
  • LoopNet: commercial real estate information (iPhone, iPad, Android)
  • IMDB: movie times and information (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone)
  • Community Connector: Bangor area bus schedules (iPhone, Android)
  • Blue Button: medical history
  • Emergency Radio: emergency scanner (iPhone)
  • 5-0 Radio: emergency scanner (iPhone)
  • GasBuddy: community-entered gas prices (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry)
  • Campus Portal: Infinite Campus access for grade/high school info (iPhone, Android)


  • Grocery iQ: grocery list with UPC scanning and aisle sorting (iPhone, iPad, Android)
  • Shopper: share collaborative shopping lists (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry)
  • Cozi: family calendar & shopping lists (iPhone, Android)
  • Key Ring: loyalty/shopping cards scannable from your phone (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry)
  • CardStar: coupons, loyalty cards (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry)
  • Assignment: delegate events/tasks to people to record
  • Teamwork PM: project management and task lists (iPhone, Android)
  • Home Gallery: Liberty Mutual app for inventorying your home (iPhone, Android)
  • Evernote: shared notes & files between your phone & computer (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry)


Social Media Breakfast Bangor #11: App show and tell

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Breakfast and speakers: 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Networking: 9:00 – 9:30 AM

Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
(One College Circle, at Husson University)

Presenting Sponsor

Husson University

Social Media Partners


Eastern Maine Community College

Angelia Levesque, Remax Advantage, 108 State St., Bangor

Sephone Interactive Media