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Pick of the week - our recommendations in 2021
Behind the Pick of the week hides a recommendation from the Sir Apfelot editorial team, made by Lynne, Johannes or Jens. We thought about this section because we always stumble across products, software or other things that are absolutely recommendable, but so far we haven't had the time to write a long review. Sometimes it can also be picks that don't really have anything to do with Apple and Co., but should still be mentioned because they have proven themselves in everyday life.
As I said: So far, many such devices, accessories or apps have fallen under the table again and again, but we have decided to change this now and give you regular recommendations for the weekend, because the picks are also mentioned in the newsreel .
List of previous picks for 2021
- KW34: Setapp Stories Newsletter
The new newsletter brings weekly business and tech news to your mailbox (but in English).
- KW33: Bellz! - the analog game of skill
With Bellz you can spend a few game evenings with the family - without a Mac, iPad or iPhone.
- KW32: Headspace as a meditation and sleep aid
With this app you can meditate or simply fall asleep better.
- KW31: Dark Mode on Kindle Paperwhite
A practical function that I unfortunately only found very late.
- KW30: Focus - App for Pomodoro technology
If you like to work through todo lists with the Pomodoro method and have a time recording with you, you can look at Focus.
- KW29: Fascia roll against back pain
As a preventive measure or in acute phases of back pain, I can recommend this thing.
- KW28: DeepL translator
DeepL is a translator with machine learning that can be used in the web browser and as an app.
- KW27: Catch spiders with the Snapy
The Snapy is a practical insect catcher with which you can catch the animals alive.
- KW26: Thermometer and hygrometer from Homidy
Digital displays for temperature and humidity.
- KW25: Electronic stitch healer from bite-away
How to get rid of the itchiness of insect bites at 51 ° Celsius.
- KW24: Document shredder with cross cut
Shredder with high security level for sensitive documents.
- KW23: Paste.App Clipboard Manager
A handy tool that runs on macOS, iOS, and iPadOS.
- KW22: N64 controller with USB connector
A classic Nintendo gamepad for the computer.
- KW21: Beboncool Controller for the Nintendo Switch
An inexpensive and good alternative to the original from Nintendo.
- KW20: Magnet app for those switching from PC to Mac
A window manager that makes the switch from Windows to macOS a little easier.
- KW19: Leitz metal stapler
Stapling pliers that you can use to drive nails into the wall if necessary.
- KW18: Lone Wolf Books
The book series "Einsamer Wolf" and "Die neue Kai Krieger" offer interactive adventures for solo evenings.
- KW17: NitroPack WordPress plugin
The Core Web Vitals and the Google Pagespeed Test lose their horror once you have installed this plugin.
- KW16: Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier - air purifier
If you want to ban pollen from the office or bedroom, you can take a closer look at the Xiaomi Smart air filter.
- KW15: iCab Browser for Mac and iOS
Anyone looking for an extremely fast and lightweight browser for their Mac, iPhone or iPad should definitely take a look at iCab.
- KW14: Cable from iVANKY
iVANKY has extremely robust and well-made cables for the connection between Mac and monitor.
- KW13: ColorZilla browser extension
An extension for Firefox and Chrome with which you can quickly get the HEX values of colors on a website into the clipboard.
- KW12: tp-link UB400 in the test
A small but powerful Bluetooth stick for the Windows PC.
- KW11: Noco Genius 1
A handy, fully automatic car battery charger.
- KW10: Cocoon GRID-IT organizational aid
Practical for on the go, for travel, for the office and home office.
- KW9: ISDT N8 battery charger with USB-C and color display
An inexpensive and very well equipped 8-slot charger for round cells.
- KW8: Films by Makoto Shinkai from She and Her Cat to Your Name
Anime films by the self-made star director from Japan, who became world-famous through Your Name
- KW7: Voltcraft Charge Manager CM2024 - my luxury battery charger
A nice charger that also offers battery maintenance programs and analysis.
- KW6: uhuru USB condenser microphone with microphone arm
A practical and affordable complete set for podcasts, audio chats and conferences
- KW5: Evo Pop from ZeptoLab on the iPad
A relaxing iPad game for young and old. Easy to understand and yet varied.
- KW1 to KW4: unfortunately we missed ...
Unsaleable "recommended label"
No company can buy the pick of the week. We only recommend apps, accessories and devices that we really own and have tried out ourselves. You are welcome to give us tips on devices, accessories, apps or the like, which from your point of view are worth a "pick". We like to take a look and - with a lot of luck - they will be featured here.
Of course, I would like to run my blog completely without advertising and affiliate links. So it would be obvious that the opinion in the articles is not influenced by money.
Unfortunately, I cannot do without the advertising income, because the expenses for hosting and external help are not insignificant monthly and in the end we all somehow have to make a living. But I want to assure you that neither Johannes, Lynne nor I would ever recommend a product just because we could earn some money with it. If something is nonsense or deserves criticism, this is what it is said here.
My blogger honor and your trust in the recommendations you will find at Sir Apfelot are too important to risk both here because of financial interests.
I hope that these lines show you that one can certainly have confidence in the “picks” from us - even if we earn something with one or the other.