Safety App Of The Week

December 2, 2013 Dave Weber No Comments


 

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Below is our “Safety App of the Week”.  These weekly features are published every Monday.  New apps are tested on Apple iPads and rated from to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the week articles are archived here.

 

Safety News

 

Official Description  

“Receive all the latest workplace safety news on your iPhone!  Features include:

✓ Viewing news from the best workplace safety sources
✓ Adding and editing your own RSS feeds
✓ Feed directory for easily adding workplace safety news feeds
✓ Viewing news item with the inbuilt browser
✓ Automatically refresh news stories.”1

 

Thumbs Up

  • cost is free
  • no advertisements
  • somewhat customizable
  • no sign-in required
  • easy to use without instructions

 

Thumbs Down

  • not searchable
  • to use you must be hooked up to WiFi
  • this app comes with five RSS feeds to Australian safety websites – non-Australians will have little interest in these websites
  • additional RSS feeds can be added, but there are no instructions on how to do so
  • the screen’s image is blurry
  • we prefer to just bookmark our favorite safety websites on our browsers, rather than use this app as an intermediary

 

Overall Rating

  • iPad –  
  • Android –  not available

 

¹ Descriptions courtesy of Apple Inc.

 

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