It’s an appsolutely ‘appy world!

26 Apr,2012

 

By Insiyah Rangwala

 

With the smartphone getting near-ubiquitous, there are several thousands of apps floating around. But along with some splendid ones out there, there are also several which are, well, no great shakes.

 

We bring you this report, after several hours spent on using them, surveying power users and then doing this final shortlist of 15 apps that should make you appy!

 

ZITE:

Zite is a personalized magazine which automatically learns what you like and gets smarter the more you use it. It gives you everything from articles, videos and blogs and helps you discover a whole variety of things that line up with you interests. It’s a smart magazine for your smart phone. It changes the way you discover and enjoy new content. It’s a free App

 

On Android

On iOs

 

SEESMIC:

Seesmic lets you manage multiple social network accounts. It lets you organize your search lists and trends the way you want to on a customizable dashboard. It helps you to share photos on all platforms as well as save links for reading later. All this in just one free App.

 

On Android

On iOs

 

1PASSWORD:

1password is an identity manager. It securely stores all your important information and can automatically log you into multiple ID’s. With 1password you don’t need to remember the several different usernames and password or even website address. It even saves credit card or membership information. You can jot down private notes as well. It has a two layer defense system with an unlock code and a master password. It can also be used to back up all your data. It’s a paid App.

 

On Android

On iOs

 

 

DROPBOX:

Dropbox helps you get to everything that is most important to you when you are on the go. You can access all your documents, photos and videos that are on your computer or on your phone. Data uploaded on Dropbox can also be accessed on your computer and you can share directly via text or email from Dropbox which has a very easy to use and understand interface. It’s a free App

On Android

On iOs

 

EVERNOTE:

Evernote helps you save ideas, thoughts, things you see or like immediately and with ease. There are times when we have an idea of which we don’t make a note and then forget. All our small thoughts brought together can help us make huge changes in our professional as well as personal life. Now with Evernote You can find them on any device that you use. This free App helps you stay organized and also improves your productivity.

On Android

On iOs

 

MUMBAI LOCAL:

Mumbai is the hub for business professionals, even those who don’t work out of Mumbai. But Mumbai roads are a traveler’s worst nightmare making Railways the fastest mode of transport. Mumbai Local is an easy and free app which gives you concise details on train timings, fares, routes and anything else you need to know, making it very simple to travel in Mumbai locals.

On Android

On iOs

 

CONVERTER PLUS:

Converter plus is a unit converter with an extensive list covering 167 world currencies which are refreshed every 6 hours to keep you up-to-date. Staying globally informed has become a part of the job and now this easy and free App makes your job easier. It also coverts areas, weight, energy, force, length, mass power, pressure, speed, temperature and volume.

On Android

On iOs

 

CRICKBUZZ:

Everybody in India loves cricket and it is almost considered a religion by most. Crickbuzz is a free and easy to use app which keeps you up-to-date with real time score updates and ball to ball commentary. With our heavy packed schedules, we cannot always ensure that we can go and watch a match live or on TV but this App ensures that you know all the action happening on the field.

On Android

On iOs

 

GATEGURU:

If you hate getting to the airport on time and then wasting that precious time when your flight gets delayed, Gateguru is a real time updated and free App which helps you know your flight status, the real-time airport security, wait lines and also helps you carry out a quick search for the amenities at your disposal at whichever airport you might be.

On Android

On iOs

 

 

GOOGLE SEARCH:

With Google search you can avoid going through the browser on your phone to access all that you want. This free App also retains your previous searches and highlights what you might want to find on your web page.

On Android

On iOs

 

 

STUMBLE UPON:

The Web has opened up a whole new area to gain information. We don’t always find the time to make the most use of it and gain new information the way we would like to. Stumble upon is a free App which helps you discover new and interesting things across the web and easily share them. Start exploring today.

On Android

On iOs

 

TRIPIT:

Isn’t it a hassle managing your travels when you not only have to worry about the meeting that you need to go to, but you also have to take care of your travel details. Tripit takes all your trip details and automatically creates a helpful itinerary which can be accessed whenever you need it. This free App also helps you share your travels plans with family and colleagues.

On Android

On iOs

 

 

WEAVE

Weave helps you organize, track and manage your expenses for your business, hobbies and anything else. It helps you organize your projects, based on what is important. This free App also helps you track and share projects  and the order of their importance. It records what you spend in any currency you choose. It also helps you coordinate these expenses with people you work with.

On iOs

 

BUSINESS-CARD-MANAGER:

After every event and every meeting there is always a pile of new business cards. Business –card-manager, a paid App, helps you click a picture on your phone camera, scans it and saves all the information on your phone directly. So you can avoid the hassle of sorting through each card manually and feeding in the details.

On iOs

 

 

MUMBO MESSENGER:

Mumbo Messenger is a fun and free App for sharing what you really think. You won’t get hit with SMS charges while sharing and commenting with this app. Setup groups for your family, neighbors, co-workers, classmates. Post interesting content from Mumbo to your existing social networks.

On Android

On iOs

 

 

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