Fresh iPhone Apps for Nov. 5: My Elected Officials, VDOSearch, Touchwriter HD

Nov 5, 2010
Tech

Most of the mid-term elections ended earlier this week, but a brand new app can help you get ready for the next set of elections by making sure your elected officials do what they said they would. Grab it and some other cool things in today’s Fresh Apps. My Elected Officials (iPhone) $4.99 The mid-term […]

Most of the mid-term elections ended earlier this week, but a brand new app can help you get ready for the next set of elections by making sure your elected officials do what they said they would. Grab it and some other cool things in today’s Fresh Apps.

My Elected Officials (iPhone) $4.99

The mid-term elections might be over, but you can still use this app to keep track of whether officials keep their campaign promises.

After selecting your elected officials, you an use My Elected Official to monitor what they’re up to. You can check up on voting choices on different legislation, watch video clips and see what legislation your officials are tied to. Best of all, the app provides push notifications on what the officials you’ve chosen are doing, so you’re always up-to-date on politics.

VDOSearch (iPhone) $0.99

It can be irritating to search through several different video websites looking for something good to watch, so VDOSearch has solved that problem for you. It allows you to quickly search all the major video sites — YouTube, Vimeo, MegaVideo, Metacafe and others — from one place, and then play the videos you find there.

You can adjust the playback quality of the videos based on your connection quality, so you can make sure your Wi-Fi can handle it, and you can also quickly and easily share various videos on the social networking sites you use, such as Facebook and Twitter.

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Touchwriter HD (iPad) $2.99

Sometimes typing on a virtual keyboard can be tiresome, but the iPad has a touch screen, right? So you ought to be able to just write on it with your finger as if it were a piece of paper. At least, that’s what the people behind Touchwriter figured. And then they made it happen.

You can take notes with Touchwriter, as well as the ability to upload items to Google Docs straight out of the app. You can also add locations to your notes, so that they’re saved to a Google Map which you can later retrieve by geography instead of subject. Sounds like a great way to keep track of great ideas you previously wrote down when you can’t remember what they’re about.

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