Safety App Of The Week

December 2, 2013 No Comments

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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