May is over and it’s time for an app recap. There was a lot happening in this past month, but we want to highlight two events - the first one is that for the first time Google’s Play Store is said to have more applications than Apple’s App Store and the second one is the fact that Apple kicked out some key apps from its marketplace.
Two notable apps got pulled from App Store in this past month. AppGratis that delivers daily free apps was obviously considered offensive to Apple’s App Store terms and conditions, but found a happy home on Android. The second application is Clueful - an app that scans your apps and warns your for applications that can access your private data and thus be a security threat. The app lives happily on Android only now.
Apart from these news however there were many great and uncontroversial apps. We actually have so many great apps this month that we’d have to divide our selection into two parts. Today, you get to see the first part with our carefully selected best Android, iPhone and iPad applications for May 2013. Chime in with your favorites in the comments below and stay tuned for the second part coming up shortly.
Best new Android, iPhone and iPad apps for May 2013
Best new Android, iPhone and iPad apps for May 2013
”FREE apps, huge app discounts, and great freemium perks on Android”
”Textra is a seriously beautiful way to text.
It's got a bunch of extra features like 800+ emoji's, signatures, a radically cool quick reply POPUP, better MMS and GROUP Messaging! Plus oh so easy per contact notification customization (icon color, led color, message sound, vibrate pattern and quick reply popup).”
”Clueful for Android is a FREE product that shows you how installed apps use, and possibly abuse, your personal information and treat your PRIVACY.
You'd be surprised how many things an app can learn about you. Without you ever knowing it.”
”Fast, smooth and easy to use, when you're browsing on a tablet or smartphone, Opera Mobile helps you get more out of your time online, whether you're finding information or relaxing with entertainment. It's the ideal web browser to use on fast network connections such as Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G. It’s designed to make the most of your Android device!”
”Convert your tablet into digital sketchbook with more than 50 brushes, smudge, file and eraser tool. This fast and intuitive paint application will unlock full power of your imagination. With support for pressure sensitive pens (like Samsung's SPen) you device will be changed into real canvas.”
6. Saga — Automatic Lifelogging - Android, iOS - Free
”Saga is the easy way to keep track of where you go and what you do with no need to check in. Live your life, and let Saga write your digital autobiography.
Saga is the automatic lifelogging app for everyone. Download Saga and start building your lifelog today, with next to no manual input from you.”Download Saga on AndroidDownload Saga for iPhone, iPad
7. flayvr: photo and video albums - Android, iOS - Free
”With flayvr, all your photos and videos are magically sorted into exciting fun albums to keep or share with friends.
flayvr puts an end to endless scrolling in your photo gallery or photo browser in search of your favorite life moments.”Download flayvr on AndroidDownload flayvr for iPhone, iPad
8. Week Calendar - Android, iOS - $1.99
9. Dreamboard - Android, iOS - Free
”Dreamboard Mobile is the #1 digital dream journal app. 100% FREE, private, secure and confidential. The most fun and beautifully designed dreams app.
Cannot remember your dreams? Want to analyze them? Lucid dreaming? Use Dreamboard Mobile on your smartphone and on the web.”Download Dreamboard on AndroidDownload Dreamboard for iPhone, iPad
10. NodeBeat - Android, iOS - $1.99
”Make music with NodeBeat, the intuitive and fun visual music app for all ages. Whether you're 2 or 92, NodeBeat will make you sound like a pro. Create your own music in a matter of minutes or listen to NodeBeat generate its own. Easily record and share your creations with your friends.”Download NodeBeat on AndroidDownload NodeBeat for iPhone, iPad
”Analog Camera - the fastest and easiest way to take, process and share photos from the folks behind the revolutionary to-do list app Clear!”
”Mextures is the best app for applying film grain, textures, light leaks and beautiful gradients to your images in seconds. No app is faster. And with a revolutionary non-destructive workflow, you can can make changes at any time during your editing process and then save your style for future use.”
”Just 7 minutes of simple exercises using only body weight, a chair and a wall can achieve many of the benefits of hours of endurance training. Do each exercise for 30 intense seconds, followed by a 10-second rest between exercises.”
”Hangouts brings one-on-one and group conversations to life with photos, emoji, and video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, phones and tablets.”
”Explore the best of four of the world's most vibrant cities—London, Paris, Rome, and New York—with City Guides by National Geographic. Included free with each city are local tips, current weather, fun facts, and a selection of iconic photos. Purchase the complete guides for the richest travel experience.”