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August 26, 2016

6 Free Apps Everyone Needs for Back-To-School

For your Back to School Preparation:

Totspot is the leading app to shop and sell fashion for the entire family.  Did you know that the average school outfit can cost up to $130 in retail stores? In Totspot's mobile marketplace, users can shop for new or gently used children, women, men and teen clothes at 70% off from popular brands like GAP Kids, Nike, Michael Kors, Tea Collection, J. Crew, Banana Republic, and Zara.

ShopWell serves as a personal nutritionist for the entire family. Users simply tell ShopWell their dietary restrictions, health conditions, wellness goals and which ingredients they want to avoid. Shoppers then scan barcodes at the grocery store, and ShopWell provides instant feedback on whether or not the product is in line with your wellness plan.

iTunes U: Get ahead of the game with itunesU, a universal app that presents you with material from universities and schools across the globe. The app offers more than 750,000 free books, videos, and lectures to assist with your assignments and studies.

For the 2016-2017 School Year:

MiMedia: Offering a user-friendly and intuitive way for consumers to upload, store and share photos, videos, music and docs. MiMedia is the perfect digital scrapbook that you will always be able to look back on and share fondly with those you know and love. Use this popular app to decipher those tricky words you've been having trouble with, or to just add some flavor to your essays/assignments/ projects. Including Medical and Science terms, you can also translate up to 30 languages and more. works on or offline. If you prefer, there is an iPad-only version available.

Flashcards+:  This Chegg app is your one-stop shop for getting unstuck on homework. Get study help from live, online tutors or finish your homework with access to millions of textbook solution guides.

My new addiction is called Panda Pop #PopItLikeItsHot @PlayPandaPop

I try not to get too caught up on playing games on my phone. I'm one that can get easily worked up over trying to pass a level and downright irritated when I can't. Luckily I've stumbled upon one I've actually found to be quite relaxing and a stress reliever at times. It's called Panda Pop. If you've never heard of it let me give you a brief overview. Basically just as the title suggests - you're a panda and you pop (bubbles). Yes there's a little more to it than that, but I said brief right?

An evil baboon has kidnapped & trapped precious panda pups in the jungle. Strategically burst matching bubbles to help beat him & return the cubs to their worried mother!

Unlock and discover dozens of beautiful worlds & over 500 challenging levels.
Play among friends and see how you stack up.
Fun & easy to learn. Challenging & rewarding to win!
Characters, animations, and sound effects you will LOVE.

One of the things I like about Panda Pop is that as you play and move along the path of levels you get to automatically "unlock" the different worlds. Unlike most games where you have to have a certain number of friends send you a virtual key to unlock the levels. This always turns me off because some games I play others don't play often so I didn't get to unlock worlds until the timer ran down which could be days later. With Panda Pop you move to the door and it magically unlocks for you to keep on playing.

Another thing I really like about Panda Pop is that as you progress along the path of levels you get different special powers that will then be featured on different levels. For instance on this one there are special bubbles that fill up your lantern all the way. A lantern gives you special powers too (that you unlocked back before this level). And if you play your board right you can activate all four lanterns at once and a mystical dragon comes on the board and blows up everything on your screen. Pretty cool right!?

The final thing I want to point out about Panda Pop that's different than other games I've played is that as you progress to higher levels it doesn't necessarily mean eventually it will be so hard you'll want to quit playing. I'm up in the 160's and still am enjoying the game. Yes some levels are a bit more challenging, but none have made me say "I'm done, this is too hard". I have a few games on my phone I haven't played for months just because I got up so high and the level became so difficult I couldn't passed it after who knows how many tries. Thankfully Panda Pop has not been that way at all.

Have you played Panda Pop yet? If not you HAVE to check it out!

Panda Pop is available for IOS, Android, and Windows phones/tablets.

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Disclosure: I received the products featured in this post for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased thoughts. All thoughts and opinions state are my own and are in no way influenced by my partnership with mentioned brands.
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