What an impressive age of technology in which we live! Did you know that the Apple Corporation correctly predicted the iPhone, Siri and other such innovations all the way back in the late 1980s (among several incorrect bold predictions)? The amount of information that is available to us at the press of a button is tremendous…and look at how we use this power:
Anyways, today’s post is a little bit more on the tech side in that I have listed for you FOUR apps for your phone/tablet/smart device of your choosing that you may be able to use for some or all of your movie-loving pleasure.
Most of them should be both Android and Apple friendly, however, due to the fact that I travel on the Android road I am less familiar with what Apple has to offer. Though, I suspect that the apps mentioned below are available for both systems (or at least an alternate should be).
This is a fantastic app. Why? Have a virtual magazine tailored to your likes at your fingertips that updates regularly. Choose from recommended categories such as “film”, “gaming”, “celebrity”, etc. OR add your own…such as “TheFocusedFilmographer.” 🙂 People ask me all the time if I have an app for my site. Sorry, but I have neither the technical skill nor the time available to create such a cool app. Flipboard IS the app for my site as it shows every post as it publishes. (Take a look at 2 screenshots from MY own Flipboard magazine)
Watch this informative video to see more of how Flipboard works. You just may wonder how you ever got along without it.
Okay, so you should NOT be on your phone during a movie! But, if for some reason you just HAVE to know what Honey Boo-Boo or Lindsay Lohan are doing while Arnold Schwarzenegger is on the screen showing you just how tough he still is nearly 3 decades after the first Terminator movie, then at least do so with respect to your fellow moviegoers. Don’t be that person who blinds everyone in the middle of the dark theater with a cellphone light that says “HERE I AM! Everyone look at my phone!”
With a simple touch of an icon, this app allows you to dim your phone’s backlighting to a desired darkness that can be preset to be dimmer than the phone’s default (and still too bright) setting. Check the time without making everyone else check with you. Perfect app for such an environment.
This is a nice app to have for those of you who love your movie collection. Ever seen a special on a movie and bought it, only to go home and discover you already had it? Or go to watch a movie at home and can’t find it because you lent it out to your best friend’s uncle’s daughter’s second cousin twice removed? Well, this little nugget of an app is great because you can keep track of the movies you have. Taken straight from the Google Play Store description, here’s how this app works:
Do you own a lot of movies? Do you have trouble keeping track of all your DVDs and Blu-ray discs? Movie buffs, keep track of your movie collection with this organizer. Manage your movie catalog along with personal ratings and notes, which you can share with others or keep private. Check which movies you already own while you’re out shopping so you won’t accidentally buy a DVD or Blu-ray disc you already own. Read movie reviews that others have shared. Track additional information like loaned out status, location, number of times watched, etc.
You can store your data and have it backed up online so it is never lost…even if you lose your phone or drop it in the sink! It also has several other features in the “paid” version that enables you to do even more. Definitely a value to movie collectors and very easy to use!
As seen on its website (HERE), this app is pretty great for those of you (and by “you” I mean “us”) whose eyes are bigger than your stomach…and bladder! It tells you when it is a good time to take your little powder break so that you don’t have to miss any vital parts of the movie you spent money to see. Check out this video explaining it a bit more:
While the app is no longer “free” (it sells for $.99 on Google Play and the iTunes store) it seems to be exactly what people who have to run and pee need. Please use this app in the movie in conjuction with App#2 mentioned above!
I have yet to download this app (as I have yet to pay any money for a single app I use), but the testimonials are pretty sweet. Download it for yourself and let me know if it saved you…or your bladder from destruction or embarrassment!
Well, that’s it for now. Four very helpful apps to help you in your continued quest for movie love, movie news and updates and lines to the bathroom! Tune in next time when I share with you the apps that help you (1) get a date to the movies, (2) keep pieces of popcorn from lodging between your teeth, and (3) change the voices of every character you watch onscreen to the mumbling voice of Sylvester Stallone! 😀
Do you have any fun/helpful movie apps you’d like to share? Tell me about them in the comment section. Sharing is caring. 🙂
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
–T, The Focused Filmographer
***Note: I did not create any of these apps, nor do I profit from the purchase/download of any of these apps. I do not sponsor them in any way nor am I sponsored by their creators. I simply am sharing some apps I use (or intend to use shortly) that seem to help. That is all. (Oh, and there’s no such app that will help you get a date to the movies. Sorry, there’s not an app for that. You’re on your own.)
up next: Reviews for Upside Down & The Last Stand