So, we have some new productivity organizing apps, a cool cooking app for newbies, a cool camera app that made the jump from iOS to Android, a couple of new Microsoft Garage Project apps and more. Check them all out below, let us know which ones you liked, and certainly speak up if you know of a super-awesome new app, which we managed to miss.
New for iOS
New apps for iPhone
1. Tyme 2
A tool for the active freelancer, Tyme allows you to track your workload, even have more than one timer active for more than one job. The app offers cloud sync, calendar sync, exporting stats as PDF sheets, and even auto starting and stopping tasks based on location.
2. Slow Motion GIF
This app allows you to take slow-motion GIF animations with your camera, then patch them up in a short clip. The app will automatically add transition effects at normal speed, giving your GIFs a very cinematic-like feel.
The name of the app makes this one pretty apparent – you get a keyboard with a bunch of emoji, designed to look like one of the more colorful presidential candidates.
FocusList wants to help you get more stuff done throughout the day, as it employs something called the Pomodoro Technique. You plan out your tasks for the day in advance, then the app guides you through the work process in 30-minute blocks – 25 minutes of focused work, 5 minutes of rest.
Polymail is another alternate email app, which supports swipe gestures, scheduled email sending, snoozing emails, unified inbox, et cetera – everything that is currently hip.
Freshly living alone, or just never gotten around to learning to cook for yourself? This app might help. It starts you off by asking you about allergies and food dislikes. Then, it will randomly propose a meal plan for your whole week, complete with the cooking recipes of course. Not only that, but once the plan is done, you also get a list of groceries you need to buy for all the recipes. All that's left is to cook them and... well, there's no easy way around that, maybe it won't be very tasty for the first few times.
A simple to-do list, which allows the user to organize tasks by priority or schedule them for a future time. It's pretty bare-bones, and that's the point, as it doesn't want to be too distracting or burdensome and discourage you from actually keeping your to-do notes up to date. Swipe gestures keep it quick and easy for use.
New for Android
New apps for Android
1. VHS Camcorder
Who needs 1080p if you can have the good ol' VHS quality, right on your phone-captured videos? Well, OK, there's plenty of reasons to praise the current state of digital tech, but if you want to have some fun, maybe even add a touch of nostalgia to a certain scene, VHS Camcorder can help you. The app recreates a visual effect that is well-known to those, who remember the good ol' video cassettes from the 80s and 90s – that of a battered and used VHS Tape. You may have noticed the aesthetic of recently famous Internet movie Kung Fury to be a bit weird. Well, that's because it was simulating just that good ol' 80s and 90s VHS vibe.
Kaizala is a Microsoft Garage Project app, which allows you to organize tasks with your work team or clients. It's a chat app in its essence, however, a list of quick actions and commands, which work directly in your chat, can create tasks, share progress, locations, and bills.
3. Rewind: Reverse Voice Recorder
This app continuously runs in the background and records everything your phone hears, allowing you to save recent recording when you hear something you would like to keep.
4. Betta Fish 3D
This is a live wallpaper app, with moving fish based on the newest iPhone 6s moving wallpapers. Of course, Apple's rendition reacts to finger pressure through the whole new 3D Touch mechanic, whereas Betta Fish just moves infinitely. Still, it's pretty
5. Hub Keyboard
Another Microsoft Garage Project, this keyboard allows you quick access to your clipboard, documents, contacts, or even translation services without having to leave your chat. Currently only available in the US market.
This is a Google Photos alternative – you can upload your personal albums to a cloud and delete them from your phone to get some storage back. Everalbum's free service allows you to upload infinite amounts of photos in "high resolution", but if you want them uncompressed, or if you want to upload videos, you need to pay a fee – just like Google Photos.
7. Shuffle – To Do
Shuffle is a beautifully designed To-Do list. However, as an added bonus, it offers WhatsApp integration. Whenever one of your friends wants to automatically add a task to your Shuffle To Do, all they need to do is send you a message with @ in front of it. Should save you some time!