19 AUG

Notable New Apps and Sales: Kayak Explore, Skitch, National Geographic’s ‘The World’

by Marianne Schultz
 

Even though summer is winding down, there’s still time to squeeze in a vacation or plan ahead to escape the winter weather that will be heading our way in this hemisphere soon and the new Kayak Explore app for the Mac can help you. Kayak Explore hit the Mac App Store earlier this month and suggests flights and hotels based on the trip type you select. It’s a very visual app, featuring a virtual paper map highlighting the locations of the presented destinations.




If you know exactly when and where you want to go, Kayak Explore may be a little frustrating for you since it’s really geared to be a fun way to browse current specials but it’s worth a look if you’re due for a vacation.

  • Travel

    KAYAK Explore - The fun way to...

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    Don’t know where or when you want to take your next vacation? Or have $500 and don't know where that will take you? Just tell KAYAK Explore where you are and what you like, and we’ll suggest...

Skitch, an image editing and sharing utility, was recently acquired by Evernote and is now free. Previously, Skitch was priced at $19.99 and it sounds like Evernote is going to keep Skitch free for the forseeable future. If Skitch has been on your Wish List, feel free to grab it at its new, fantastic price of $0.

  • Productivity

    Skitch - Snap. Mark up. Share.

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    See something that sparks an idea? Use Skitch to snap it, mark it up, and send it on in an instant. Your bold ideas stand out even brighter with Skitch. ———————————— People...

National Geographic released a new iPad app yesterday, putting The World by National Geographic in the App Store to provide a virtual globe for exploration by iPad users. The app includes photos from National Geographic’s impressive portfolio and information about various countries and points of interest, making it a bit more comprehensive than an app like Google Earth.




The World works only on the iPad and requires iOS 4.2 or higher.

  • Reference

    The World by National Geographic

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    Concept project by National Geographic Society, released in 2011, and exclusively designed to highlight National Geographic’s tradition of high-quality cartography. The World by National...

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