Let’s start the week with a set of fresh new applications. Apple’s App Store reached 900 000 entries and Google Play is trailing it closely, so you might find it a bit hard to find all that’s new and noteworthy. That’s why we are cherry-picking the best new arrivals and this week we’ve included some neat Window Phone apps as well.
The biggest news was of course the launch of Microsoft’s Office Mobile on iPhone, so you could finally view and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on an iDevice. On the Android front, we got CPU-Z, a brilliant system information app that has long existed for desktop platforms.
Windows Phone caught up with 6Sec, an application that feels like Twitter’s Vine, allowing to capture and share 6-second video clips. There is more good stuff right below. As always, feel free to add in your suggestions for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone apps!
Best apps of the week
Best apps of the week
”Microsoft Office Mobile is the official Office companion optimized for your iPhone. You can access, view and edit your Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint documents from virtually anywhere. Documents look like the originals, thanks to support for charts, animations, SmartArt graphics and shapes. When you make quick edits or add comments to a document, the formatting and content remain intact.”
”SkyMotion gives you precise information about the weather where and when you need it most: for your exact location and in real time. Our app lets you know exactly when precipitation will start and end for your exact location. SkyMotion is also the first and only consumer weather app to integrate ground-level observations for maximum accuracy.”
”Watch MTV shows from your favorite Apple device. Just sign in with your TV provider to watch recent episodes from select MTV series. Access is included as part of your TV service package from any one of nine providers, including AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Cablevision (Optimum), DIRECTV, Hawaiian Telecom, RCN, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS - which collectively reach almost 50 million homes. If your provider isn’t listed, don’t panic. We are working hard to get all TV providers to participate.”
”It has never been so easy. Drop file into wifi tube and it will appear in a nearby device.”
”Android version of the popular CPU identification tool for PC/Windows., CPU-Z is a free application that reports information about your device.
- SoC (System On Chip) name, architecture, clock speed for each core ;
- System information : device brand & model, screen resolution, RAM, storage.;
- Battery information : level, status, temperature ;
”- Simple and clear design for easy access to our most detailed and up-to-date information
- Search for locations (automatically added to your favourites), or use your current location
- Hourly forecasts with detailed information for the next 48 hrs (UK)
- Look further ahead with 3 hourly forecasts (UK and International)
- Tap each hour for extra detail including Pressure, Visibility and Humidity
- A day overview including Sunrise/Sunset times, UV, with Pollen and Pollution information for the UK”
”Floating Notifications is a new and intuitive way to view your notifications. It can take a notification from any app and present it to you as a floating icon, similar to Facebook chat heads, but for any application. It even works in fullscreen mode (in Games, Youtube etc) and is fully customizable.”
”Quick Social is an app that allows you to tweet/post to Facebook/post to Google+ right from the notification drawer!”
”* Print from any compatible Android device to any Google Cloud Print connected printer
* Share a picture or a document from apps like Gallery directly to Cloud Print
* Track the status of your print jobs”
”* Compose a post that you can save to draft or immediately publish
* Edit existing posts
* View list of your saved and published posts
* Switch account/blog if you have more than one”
Windows Phone might not have Twitter’s Vine application, but it does have an alternative and that’s 6Sec, an application offering the same functionality.
”Getting there has never been so easy! With the free MapQuest app for Windows Phone 8, you'll get voice-guided navigation, real-time traffic conditions, ability to search for restaurants and other popular places, and so much more! The advanced functionality and modern, minimalist design will undoubtedly make this one of your favorite apps.”
”See more from your calendars at a glance. The Simple Calendar live tile shows up to three appointments, and the month view shows all of the day's appointments underneath. Look at the whole month and still know where you should be in an hour - just double-tap a day to create a new appointment.”