What is a useful app if I am visiting San Francisco?

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The official mobile ticketing app from San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency! The MuniMobile app lets you purchase and use fares and passes instantly on your phone—anywhere, anytime. Just download the free app, register your debit/credit card in our secure system, and you’re ready to go.

I downloaded it and bought a day pass. Rode the SF light rail from one end of the town to the other. Easy.

Google Play

Free ebooks – Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 57,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

https://www.gutenberg.org/

Here’s a link to their William James collection – https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/325

Two recommendations.

In the spirit of sharing, here are a couple free things that made my world a little better.

1. Cmder -> a Windows application
“Cmder is a software package created out of pure frustration over the absence of nice console emulators on Windows. It is based on amazing software, and spiced up with the Monokai color scheme and a custom prompt layout, looking sexy from the start.”

2. WhatRuns -> a Chrome extension
“Discover what runs a website. Frameworks, Analytics Tools, WordPress Plugins, Fonts – you name it. WhatRuns extension is one click away for you to find technologies used on any website you visit. From Developer Tools and Ad Networks to WordPress Plugins and Themes, we detect even the new and upcoming tools and services.”