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iSatFat Updated With Extremely Powerful Search Facility

Independent iOS Developer, James Hollender updated iSatFat app, which is helpful to those with heart conditions and it aids in determining Saturated Fat levels in foods. This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. Version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the “notch”. Version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful. These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

The big new feature in version 7.0 of iSatFat is a search capability that allows for simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading. This makes comparing nutrient intake for each day an easy task.

 

This app provides information about food servings and how they are rated for saturated fat content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. Many people with heart conditions have been instructed by their doctors to limit their intake of saturated fat to a specific level each day. The food servings in iSatFat are rated from EXTREMELY LOW to EXTREMELY HIGH in Saturated Fat content.

 

The following colors help readily identify which is which:

  • Black = Rated EXTREMELY HIGH in Saturated Fat (10.001 – 33.000 g)
  • Dark Red = Rated VERY HIGH in Saturated Fat (5.001 – 10.000 g)
  • Red = Rated HIGH in Saturated Fat (3.001 – 5.000 g)
  • Orange = Rated MODERATELY HIGH in Saturated Fat (1.001 – 3.000 g)
  • Yellow = Rated MODERATE in Saturated Fat (0.501 – 1.000 g)
  • Light Green = Rated MODERATELY LOW in Saturated Fat (0.101 – 0.500 g)
  • Green = Rated LOW in Saturated Fat (0.011 – 0.100 g)
  • CYAN = Rated VERY LOW in Saturated Fat (0.001 – 0.010 g)
  • WHITE = Rated EXTREMELY LOW in Saturated Fat (0.000 g)

 

Information is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Fatty Acids, Total Saturated Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using more than 2,500 names (some foods are know by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., “Egg, Scrambled” and “Scrambled Egg”).

 

The iCholesterol app is one of 10 apps in the iNutrients collection. Others include:

  •  iCarbs – Carbohydrates – great for bodybuilders or diabetics
  • iCholesterol – Dietary Cholesterol – for those wanting to watch their cholesterol intake
  • iFiber – Fiber – for those interested in getting enough fiber in their diet
  • iKals – Calories – for anyone watching their calories
  • iPotassium – Potassium – helps with anxiety, stress, blood pressure, brain function, cramps and many other ailments
  • iProteins – Proteins – great for bodybuilders, vegetarians or vegans needing to make sure they get enough protein in their diet
  • iSodium – Sodium – for those who want to cut down on their salt intake
  • iSugars – Sugars – for those concerned with getting too much added sugar in their diet
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D and K2 – For users of blood thinning medications like Coumadin or Warfarin

 

iSatFat is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website, blog or organization when making a request.

iKals App Updated With Powerful Search Facility

James Hollender updates his iKals app, which helps determine calories in foods. This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. This version brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

iKals has a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

The app offers three different kinds of lookup: Search, Alphabetical, or Category. Users can enter any search term to query the database’s 1,100 entries (some entries have multiple names). Alphabetical searches of the complete list is simplified through a thumb index, which opens any letter of the alphabet immediately. Finally, users can search alphabetically through any of seven category listings:

 

  • Fast Foods
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Meat, Fish & Shellfish
  • Dairy & Eggs
  • Cereal Grains & Pasta
  • Sweets
  • Snacks

 

The database is truly encyclopedic. For example, looking up “Milk” brings up more than 35 different listings.

 

Feature Highlights:

  • Lookup, customize, and record daily carbohydrate intake
  • Comprehensive database of foods based on the USDA National Nutrient Database
  • Lookup by Search, Category, or Alphabetical
  • More than 1,100 foods listed from more than 2,500 searchable names
  • Includes listings for Fast Foods

 

Information for these apps are derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Energy (kcal) Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using approximately 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., “Egg, Scrambled” and “Scrambled Egg”). A few of these have as many as six searchable names.

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

The iKals app is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The current price is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Health & Fitness and Lifestyle categories.

iOS iCholesterol Updated With Powerful Search Feature

James Hollender has updated iCholesterol, which aids in determining Dietary Cholesterol in foods. This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. The previous version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch. The new version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

Version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful. These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

The big new feature of iCholesterol is a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading.

 

The iCholesterol app provides information about foods and how they are rated for dietary cholesterol content. This is given as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. This can help to make sure users don’t exceed their recommended daily amount of Dietary Cholesterol.

 

There are eight tables listing foods:

  • All Foods
  • Fast Foods
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Meat, Fish & Shellfish
  • Dairy & Egg
  • Cereal Grains & Pasta
  • Sweets
  • Snacks

 

The All Foods table includes a search capability to quickly find food servings you are interested in. Selecting an item in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:

  • Food Title
  • Weight in grams
  • Common Measure, e.g., 1/2 cup, etc.
  • Dietary Cholesterol Content
  • Calories
  • USDA Description
  • USDA Food Group
  • USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference ID

 

The Information in these apps are derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Dietary Cholesterol Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using approximately 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., “Egg, Scrambled” and “Scrambled Egg”). A few of these have as many as six searchable names.

 

The iCholesterol app is one of 10 apps in the iNutrients collection. Others include:

  • iCarbs – Carbohydrates
  • iFiber – Fiber
  • iKals – Calories
  • iPotassium – Potassium
  • iProteins – Proteins
  • iSatFat – Saturated Fats
  • iSodium – Sodium
  • iSugars – Sugars
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D and K2

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

The iCholesterol app is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The current price is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Medical category.

Jumsoft Updates Key Products With New UI and Features

Jumsoft has released major updates to their key products. It brings a major revamp of the apps’ UI, introduces a new and improved content structure, and adds usability improvements such as custom collections.

 

 

The user interface has been designed to reduce clutter and make navigation easier for both adept and new users of Toolbox: content has been redistributed into three major content sections: Templates/Themes (differs across products), Infographics, and Elements. Within these sections, users will see content previews of each of the apps’ subsections. The individual template view now offers a bar containing other templates from the subsection so users can quickly switch between different item previews. Late-night workers will appreciate the added dark-mode integration that switches automatically based on system preferences. Users can not only mark items as Favorites, but also create custom collections of items for different projects.

 

“In many ways, this update is one of the most important updates ever since it comes in such a difficult time. During this time, many are adapting to the new ways of being productive working from home or isolation, hopefully Toolbox can help with that. We hope that this new user interface, content structure, and features will make Toolbox much easier and quicker to use for everyone” – said Algirdas Unguvaitis, CEO of Jumsoft. “Toolbox apps have grown incredibly over years, in some respects more than we could have ever imagined. This update is the sum of all our ideas and customer feedback for making it better and more intuitive to use, and much quicker to browse and explore.”

 

Toolbox for Keynote and Toolbox for Pages each contain over 30,000 unique items with content being updated regularly. Jumsoft’s new Toolbox for Keynote and Toolbox for Pages are now available on the Mac and iOS App Stores worldwide.

iOS iFiber App Update With Powerful Search Facility

Independent iOS Developer, James Hollender announces the update to iFiber app, which aids in determining the amount of fiber in foods.  Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch. Now version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. The last update made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the “notch”. With version 7.0, it brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful. These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

The best newest feature in version 7.0 of iCholesterol is a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading. This makes comparing nutrient intake for each day an easy task.

 

Users can record their intake for any food. The information is maintained for one year and is presented in reverse chronological order, grouped by date, so the latest data is presented first in the list. Editing allows for: 1) changing the number of servings; 2) changing the date; and 3) deleting records. Individual Intake Items can be copied to the current day, and all Intake Items for a single day can be copied to the current day.

 

How can fiber help you lose weight? Fiber is the part of plant-based foods that our bodies can’t digest. It passes through our digestive tract without providing nutrition or calories, and yet it is very healthy for us.

 

Populations that eat greater amounts of fiber-rich foods are generally healthier. While all of the reasons for this are not known, it may be because the fiber-rich foods themselves are healthier. Perhaps fiber’s greatest value, however, is in helping to keep us slim.

 

Fiber makes us feel full sooner and stays in our stomach longer than other substances we eat, slowing down our rate of digestion and keeping us feeling full longer. Due to its greater fiber content, a single serving of whole grain bread can be more filling than two servings of white bread. Fiber also moves fat through our digestive system faster so that less of it is absorbed.

 

Meat and dairy products contain no fiber, and refined grains have had most of their fiber removed. To increase your intake of fiber, eat more whole and natural foods, and fewer processed foods.

 

Some good examples of fiber-rich foods include:

  • Whole grains (barley, oats, wheat)
  • Brown rice
  • Legumes (dry beans, lentils and peas)
  • Other vegetables
  • Fruits

 

Products labeled “whole grain” are made with the complete grain kernel, whether the grain remains intact as in oatmeal or it is ground to make bread, pasta or cereal. Cracked wheat is also made from the complete kernel, but don’t be mislead by wording like “100% wheat” or “multi-grain.” Don’t be misled by color, either. Most wheat bread is almost identical to white bread except that caramel coloring has been added to make it look more natural.

 

Adding more fiber to your diet will likely help you lose weight and improve your health, but do it gradually. Rapid increases in consumption of fiber may result in gas or diarrhea.

 

The iFiber app provides information about foods and how they are rated for Fiber content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. The foods servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in Fiber all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH. The following colors help readily identify which is which:

 

The iFiber app is one of 10 apps in the iNutrients collection. Including:

  • iCarbs – Carbohydrates – great for bodybuilders or diabetics
  • iCholesterol – Dietary Cholesterol – for those wanting to watch their cholesterol intake
  • iKals – Calories – for anyone watching their calories
  • iPotassium – Potassium – helps with anxiety, stress, blood pressure, brain function, cramps and many other ailments
  • iProteins – Proteins – great for bodybuilders, vegetarians or vegans needing to make sure they get enough protein in their diet
  • iSatFat – Saturated Fats – for those who have been advised by their physician to limit their intake of saturated fat
  • iSodium – Sodium – for those who want to cut down on their salt intake
  • iSugars – Sugars – for those concerned with getting too much added sugar in their diet
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D and K2 – For users of blood thinning medications like Coumadin or Warfarin

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

The iFiber app is available in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The current price is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found in the Health & Fitness category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website, blog or organization you represent when making your request.

iFiber 7.0

 

Collabspace – For Social Media Creators to Collaborate

Collabspace, Inc., announces the launch of the latest version of its cross-platform collaboration app for social media content creators, Collabspace 2.5 for iOS and Android. The app enables thousands of online content creators, influencers, and freelancers to collaborate and keep their audiences growing around the world.

 

The Collabspace team realized that with social media becoming the new reality for modern communication, millions of Creators, artists, influencers and podcasters are creating engaging and educational content on YouTube, Instagram, and other digital platforms every day, but not all content creators easily develop huge audiences. This app provides a solution so that in addition to creating great content on a consistent basis, content creators can more easily engage in self-marketing through collaboration and cross-promotion.

 

“One of the most effective strategies for audience growth is to collaborate with other Creators. In fact, YouTube itself has said that ‘Collaborations can be a powerful way to reach new viewers [and] forge connections to find a broader audience.’ Yet many Creators don’t know how to find collabs on YouTube or Instagram to help them grow,” explains Daniel McKenzie, Founder of Collabspace.

 

To make it easier, the new Collabspace app has created an online community where creators can post projects, find paid creative freelancing gigs, and connect with nearby creators. The app is powered by intuitive search and discovery features that include powerful filters so users can easily find collaboration opportunities matching their own unique style and content. Each day, the app automatically searches through the global Collabspace community to send users personalized potential matches for new collab opportunities.

 

Also including, content creators can also use Collabspace to find paid creative freelancing gigs, make plans to attend industry events and meet-ups, respond to posted projects, join local groups of content creators, and browse the Collabspace leaderboards all within a dynamic community designed to accelerate creative networking and expression.

 

Key features:

  • Daily suggested potential collab matches.
    Project postings inviting creators to collaborate on specific ideas.
    Local groups to connect with nearby content creators.
    Ability to send or request paid offers for creative freelancing gigs.
    Advanced filters to discover customized collab opportunities.

 

“Collabspace is a revolutionary platform that has been designed for creators in any niche. The platform brings content creators together to collaborate and share ideas, which is one of the best ways to create dynamic content that audiences love. The idea of collaboration itself includes an element of organic marketing, based on cross-promotion, which helps content creators increase their followers by cross-pollinating audiences and generating fresh ideas,” explains Daniel. “Our app is aimed at bringing the digital creative community together so creators can join hands in producing influential content and propel each other’s growth across social media through creative collaboration,” he adds.

 

Collabspace proves to be a useful platform to connect with other creators, collaborate, and tap into new strategies for building audiences around the world.

 

Collabspace 2.5 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Pro and Elite subscriptions are available as a convenient in-app purchase.

Content Creator – A Content Creation Tool for iPhone

Pearapps introduces Content Creator 1.0.2, a new content creation tool for producing, creating and sharing for iOS. Content Creator is a low effort way to create, produce and share high quality content for any need, right from your phone. Whether you want to create an invitation, a collage of a vacation, a square image for social media, text based image, or anything else – Content Creator has you covered.

 

Easily to Create:

  • Cool collages
  • Squared images
  • Invitations
  • Images with text
  • Smooth gradients
  • Anything

 

Creation with this app is intuitive, simple and accessible – allows you to rotate and scale content with gestures or buttons. Users creations can have an unlimited amount of shapes, text, and images. Sharing with Content Creator is easy and allows you to save either a still image, or a still video with length up to 45 seconds. This lets you share to platforms that accept images or video quickly.

 

Content Creator 1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Graphics & Design category.

INR Assist App 20% OFF During Pandemic

In order to help during the Pandemic, indie developer, James Hollender is offering 20% off his INR Assist app – for Users of Coumadin or Warfarin. This is a medical app for iOS devices. INR Assist is designed to help patients on blood thinners keep track of their Vitamin K intake, which is known to affect INR/PT results.

 

 

Users can keep track of the foods they eat, track calories, Vitamin K1, K1D, and K2 intake. It provides fast access to nutritional information for over 8,700 foods, and over 15,400 different food servings, all based on the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.

 

“A number of years ago my wife suffered a stroke. As part of her treatment she was referred to the MGH Anti-Coagulation Unit, that would be dealing with monitoring her blood tests for INR/PT,” says the app’s developer, James Hollender. “Although she was provided with a brochure that listed foods containing Vitamin K, I knew there had to be a more comprehensive list. I found one published by the FDA. That became the basis for my Vitamin K and iNutrients apps that have been available for a number of years. My development efforts have led to the INR Assist app.”

 

This app provides comprehensive information in regard to calories and Vitamin K. The nutrients are listed in alphabetical order, and utilizes the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for each nutrient. A quick search function allows comprehensive access to all needed information from the USDA database. All information is stored locally on the user’s device, so no Internet connectivity is required.

 

Users can save information from the Search screen. Users pick a serving size, and the number of servings. They can also create custom serving sizes, from 1 to 500 grams. As serving information is edited, the app automatically displays a graphical representation of the various nutrients via a handy color code. A “Customize” section provides a means for users to create their own Custom Color Scale for each nutrient if desired.

 

Users can store up to a full year’s worth of food serving intake in the app’s Personal Nutrients Data. A handy action button allows users to copy all their food servings to the current day’s list. The My Data section allows anyone to view the complete information available about any intake item by simply tapping the item.

 

Users can delete the current food serving, change the number of servings for the current item, change the intake date to move a food serving to another day, or copy the intake item to the current day. A user’s personal data can be safely backed up and restored via iTunes to any Mac or Windows PC.

 

“It recently occurred to me because many of the Vitamin K app users who were asking to be able to add additional foods, and that just wasn’t possible with the original Vitamin K app, that maybe something in between the Vitamin K and iNutrients apps would be just what was wanted,” continues James. “That’s how the INR Assist app came about.”

 

INR Assist also offers handy information to aid users in understanding the usage of the app, including definitions of what calories are, calorie recommendations by gender and activity levels. It also offers helpful information about nutrients, weight management, physical activity, fats, food groups, carbohydrates, Vitamin K, Coumadin, and much more.

 

INR Assist – for Users of Coumadin or Warfarin 1.0 is now reduced from $4.99 tp $3.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) during the Pandemic and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category. Review codes are available upon request. Users must be 17 years of age or older to purchase this app.