Friday, February 11, 2011

There's An App for That

Here's a tip for the Catholic on-the-go: have you ever felt like you didn't have enough time to go to confession?  Have you ever been too busy to stop by the church on your way home to confess your sins of the day?  Or maybe you just want to confess your wrongdoings from the privacy of your own bathroom stall.  Welp, now there's an app for that!  (disclaimer: I have no idea if you hear back from a priest but I'm pretty sure you can do three Hail Mary's and an Our Father after and be fine.)

Anywho, don't you wish you could just scroll through your million apps on your phone** and find one that edits your book for you?  Press a button and BOOM, all your "was's", adverbs and dialogue tags are changed to something better.  Or say you did your story in one POV but then decide to change it to a different POV.  Find your app, and BAM, it's changed (and everything flows wonderfully).  Or how about you want to get rid of a character?  Find the Killing Your Character app and SHAZAM, your character is dead.  Make sure to choose either the Slow and Agonizing Death or the Quick and Painless Death (only 1.99 each). (I'll clarify by saying I LOVE writing the first draft.  I just wish revising was a little easier!)

What kind of apps do you think they might have in the future?  How about one that turns your lights on and off while you're not home?  Oh wait they already have that.  Or how about one that acts as a tracker on your teen?  Oh wait, they have that too.  What ISN'T there an app for?  I think they need to start working on an app that teleports you from one place to another.  Now THAT would be an awesome app.

**I actually don't have an iphone.  Hubsters does.  Little Monster knows how to use it better than I do.

21 comments:

lotusgirl said...

Heehee. I'd LOVE that teleporter app. I'd buy an iPhone for that one alone.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd buy that app! I don't have an iPhone either, but it would work fine on my iPad.

Ann said...

I laughed when I heard about the Confession app. Really! I love your ideas for apps though. I could use the was's and dialogue tags!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Confession app....just doesn't seem right. Reminds me of that commercial (for Office Depot??) where people in a bind push the Easy Button.

I'm still carrying a Dumb phone, so it's a moot point. :D

Have a great weekend!!

Melissa said...

Dude, I definitely want a transportation app. It would save me so much time! I have ten hours of bus time a week. At minimum. It would be excellent!

I can't believe there's a confessional app. I mean, where do your confessions go? What if you confessed you killed someone - would the police show up at your door?

Kindros said...

I love my smartphone, so many fun apps and games. :)

Colene Murphy said...

Transport app should be the next on their list, definitely!! No iphone here either. Was beginning to think I was the last person alive!

Nahno McLein said...

Apps can be great. An editing one maybe not so ... I like editing, it always feels like you're actually getting things to perfect (although it never is). I'd take the teleporting one, though. Could send my dog to me when I walk home from work and save the evening round.
Nahno ∗ McLein

alexia said...

Haha, this is awesome!

Regina said...

I do have one and there are too many apps. I don't even know if I would use half the ones that are out there. I have a few I use for writing but there is nothing as awesome as you mentioned. My kids do know more about it than I do. That is so funny how intelligent children are these days!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I don't think the confession app should be used unless they can connect it right to the Almighty.
I'd like a laundry app please. Sorts, throws in the dryer, folds and hangs and never loses socks.

T C Mckee said...

Oh yeah, I sooo want that revising app. I'd be done like yesterday. How about the query/ synopsis app. Just download the story into your phone and BOOM baby. Query done. Synopsis, a thing of the past. Ooh, then we could have an agent app. I am all over this.

Madeline said...

I have an iPod, not an iPhone, but it's close enough. I wish there was an app that put everyone else around you on mute when you're trying to think. :3 I know there's an app that puts a light saber on your screen and makes all the noises, but there needs to be one that makes it an actual light saber! Or something that shoots lasers. Something destructive...and free.

erica and christy said...

Can't get past your saggy middle? Boom - from 18,000 to 22,000 well-written words for the low, low price of 1.99 - yeah, we've got an app for that.

Now that might get me to splurge on an iphone! (oh, yeah, and the socks one Susan talks about, I could use that one, too)
erica

Jennie Bailey said...

Wait - they have an app that allows you to turn your lights on and off when you aren't home?!?! The Hubster needs to get that one. I always freeze up when we leave town for the weekend. I can't decide which to leave on, which to leave off. That would be very helpful!!!

Kimberly said...

I heard about that confession app. I just got an iPhone and OMGosh it is so awesome. Usually I'm the only one in the family that keeps my phone for years and years. Anyway, I'd like an app that has dinner ready when I'm done with work. The other apps mentioned above would also be pretty cool.

Talli Roland said...

I think there should be a cake-making app. Or a wine-pouring app, because I'm just that lazy!

ako4eggs said...

That confession app is just for examination of conscience ONLY. It does not take the place of going to confession.

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Lisa said...

I would probably pay $1999.99 for that app!

Sophia the Writer said...

I have seriously pined for an app that can chase POVs...computer programmers, take heed! Do you know how much money you can earn from us writers for that app?