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Sponsor: Netradar, Crowd-sourced mobile quality of service data

Netradar is a free service that provides independent and accurate information about the quality of your mobile Internet connections. It allows you to test your mobile connection (both cellular and WiFi) and share the data into an aggregated map of coverage. This is the best of crowd-sourcing: useful data  aggregated and presented by and for end users around the world.

The information shared can be viewed as maps and through a statistics page.

Netradar is developed by Aalto University, Finland, and is based on years of active research in analysing mobile communication. See this page for some more information about the research behind Netradar.

Netradar supports all major smart phones and tablets including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Meego and Symbian Belle.

Get Netradar for iOS here.

Sponsor: Tokens for Mac

Tokens is a Mac app for managing App Store promo codes

Tokens gets promo codes from iTunes Connect, creates shareable URLs for each code and notifies you once they’re redeemed.

The first step to getting your app noticed is inviting bloggers to try it. Promo codes let you give away free copies of your app, but unfortunately they’re laborious to create, awkward to redeem and impossible to track.

With Tokens you create a code with one click and bloggers can redeem it just as easily. By naming the token you can tell who has tried your app and follow up with them. You can also reuse any unredeemed codes before they expire.

Tokens is available now at usetokens.com/syndicate. Asymco readers get a special 20% discount until July using this link.

Sponsorship by The Syndicate

Sponsor: MightyDeals.com

Ask anyone who’s ever tried to knock in a nail with a screwdriver: having the wrong tools is a major hindrance. Access to the right tools saves time, increases the quality of your work and adds to the pleasure of doing a job well.

The trouble for designers & developers is that there are so many tools out there, it’s hard to know what’s worthwhile, let alone being able to afford half of the resources we want.

That’s where MightyDeals.com comes in. We negotiate promotional deals with suppliers and often manage to agree up to 97% off regular pricing.

And what’s more, these aren’t just any tools, some of the best companies on the web promote their products through MightyDeals.com.

So if you’re looking for great deals, or just want to stay in touch with the latest fonts, applications, themes and resources, visit MightyDeals.com or sign up for our newsletter today.

Sponsorship by The Syndicate

Sponsor: Radium

Radium is a new way to listen to internet radio. It sits in your menu bar and stays out of your way. And it just works.

With its clean user interface and album cover display, you’re always just a click away from beautiful sounds. Add your favorite tracks to the wish list and check them out later on the iTunes Store. Take the sounds with you using Radium’s built-in AirPlay streaming support. It’s all there.

With the proliferation of services like Spotify and Pandora, why choose Radium? Because with Radium, you don’t have to build up playlists, constantly answer questions about your music preferences, or navigate a cumbersome user interface. Radium is all about the sounds. And these sounds come from over 6000 free stations, maintained and curated by real people like you.

Available for $10 on the Mac App Store. Check it out.

Sponsorship by The Syndicate

Sponsor: Fracture

Fracture prints your photo in vivid color directly on glass. It’s picture, frame & mount, all in one.

It’s a modern, elegant and affordable way to print and display your favorite memories. Your print comes with everything you need to display your photo, right in the durable packaging.

Fractures come in a variety of sizes and prices, starting at just $12, with free shipping on orders of $100 or more.

Fracture prints make great Father’s Day gifts and are the perfect way to fill up empty walls in your new home or apartment. Check it out.

Sponsorship by The Syndicate

Sponsor: Igloo (with videos)

Igloo has some funny new Sandwich videos to lighten your day (and maybe convince your boss and/or IT to upgrade your intranet to something more human). Check them out:

* Intranet
* Updates
* Versions

You can also get a free 30-day trial and bring back Cake Fridays here.

Sponsorship by The Syndicate

Sponsor: PDFpenPro from Smile

PDFpenPro is the advanced version of PDFpen. PDFpenPro does everything that PDFpen does, such as add signatures, edit text and images, perform OCR on scanned documents and export Microsoft Word documents. It also has the ability to create a PDF form, build a table of contents, and convert HTML files to PDF.

The new PDFpenPro 6 adds document permission settings. When you share a PDF, you can restrict printing, copying, and editing of your PDFs. You can also use the new automatic form field creation tool to convert a non-interactive form into an interactive PDF form with text fields and checkboxes automatically added.

PDFpenPro 6 is available on the Smile Store and the Mac App Store for $100. A free demo can be downloaded on the Smile site. Find out why Macworld calls PDFpenPro “the crème de la crème of PDF editing and annotating applications.”

Sponsorship by The Syndicate

Sponsor: Fresh music from Steven Jengo

Arrive in the office, make a cup of coffee, open up your email, and turn up your favorite song. We know how it goes.

Check out Steven Jengo’s new single, summer of 2042.

Fresh tunes with a softly different touch; with that kind of familiar sound, simple and melodic, deep and lazy, freshly brewed for your listening pleasure.

Take care when driving at high volume. Find more at jengo.com.

Sponsorship by The Syndicate

Sponsor: Filepicker.io Cloud Connect APIs

Develop Smarter, Simpler and Better Connected Apps with Javascript

Imagine connecting your app to everything with just 2 lines of code – files from all over the web, across cloud storage source, social networks and devices. Filepicker.io provides a full file system API for your web and mobile applications that allows your app to upload, open, read, write, store, sync and convert files from over 17 sources including Dropbox, Google Docs, Facebook, Skydrive and Box.

With the Filepicker.io Javascript API, request a file and receive a simplified URL. Then, upload the URL to your server or serve through your CDN. Filepicker.io includes a customizable drop-in UI widget and an API library allowing you to send uploaded files directly to your S3. Sign up for Filepicker.io today!

Sponsorship by The Syndicate

Sponsor: PDFpen 6 from Smile

If you need to do anything with PDFs, you need PDFpen. Add a signature, make changes, correct a typo, fill out forms, and more! Got a scanned document? PDFpen includes OCR to convert that scan into text that you can search or edit. Want to remove sensitive info such as tax ID numbers from your PDF? Use PDFpen to redact your private data.

The latest version, PDFpen 6, has improved interface and tools. And now you can export your PDFs to Microsoft® Word format for sharing or editing. See the new features in action in this video by David Sparks.

Buy PDFpen for $60 in the Mac App Store or directly from Smile. Or buy PDFpenPro for $100 and you’ll get advanced features like form creation tools and document permission settings. Download the free demo!

Sponsorship by The Syndicate