A new app is like candy: It’s fun, it’s bite-sized, and it gives you a rush. Whether you prefer the iTunes App Store or Google Play, you’ll find an all-you-can-download buffet of mind-blowing software for your mobile device.
People are always asking me what apps they should get. The answer, of course, depends on many things. What are your pastimes? What do you need help with? Some people subsist on Tinder. Others are obsessed with Google Translate, or Pokémon Go, or Pandora. Each of us has unique preferences.
But certain apps rise above the rest. They’re powerful, they’re fun, and they’re incredibly useful. They’re at the top of their category, and almost every user ends up exclaiming, “Wow, I can’t believe how cool this thing is!”
Here are 10 of those must-have apps, plus a bonus.
What would happen if you combined the geography of Google Maps with the mentality of Twitter? It would probably look something like Waze, a navigational tool that also uses crowd-sourced data. The little map shows fellow Waze users on the highway who report accidents and speed traps to make your trip smoother.
For casual shooters, Adobe Photoshop is overkill. There’s no need to “rasterize” a photo, add layers or “lasso” pieces of an image. Most people just want to fiddle with the contrast and retouch the photo a bit. Now you can do that from your phone, thanks to Adobe’s Photoshop Fix. But there’s more. You can automatically add color and remove entire chunks of a photo, such as an unsightly tattoo, with a few finger swabs. No graphic design degree required.
Social media is fun, but it can also be a lot of work. You can spend hours crafting the right tweet, then the right Facebook post, then an Instagram photo, then… well, you know. Buffer allows you to orchestrate all of these social media releases from the same
dashboard. You can even schedule the date and time the posts get sent out. For campaign managers and businesspeople, Buffer is an incredible luxury, aggregating such disparate services as Pinterest and…