August has flown by quickly leaving us in September's slightly chilly embrace, but don't worry - things are just starting to heat up for the mobile industry with tons of new announcements and events scheduled for the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, app developers also churned out some amazing apps for Android and iOS. So many actually, that you'd have to spend a lot of time in app catalogs finding all the gems there.
That's why we bring you our own selection of only the finest applications released in August 2012. Android and iOS continue dominating the mobile platform landscape and with little Windows Phone releases we've left Microsoft's platform on the bench for this edition. It'd be back with a bang soon, though, as new devices and Windows Phone 8 nears release.
Right now, let's focus on the best that we've seen on Android and iOS. Among the big new arrivals are apps like Pinterest and Fancy for all of you loving beautiful things designs, things to pin and fancy. There's the usual couple of beautiful weather apps and a couple of productivity tools that are definitely worth your attention. Check them all out below and don't hesitate to hit us with your own app picks for August in the comments below!
Best new iPhone, iPad and Android apps for August 2012
Best new iPhone, iPad and Android apps for August 2012
1. Slices - iOS, Android - Free
2. Prismatic - iOS - Free
Prismatic is one of the best looking apps for staying up to date with your Facebook, Twitter and Google newsfeed, bringing a visual and simple layout.
Download Prismatic for iPhone, iPad
3. Weather HD - Android - $0.99
Weather HD has finally arrived on Android and the same gorgeous app for checking the weather as on iOS. Hi-def videos, weekly and hourly forecasts, and an on-screen clock all make it one of the best weather applications for Android.
Download Weather HD on Android
4. WebMD Baby - Android - Free
WebMD Baby is an app dedicated to that little new arrival in your family, the baby. It’s an application covering a wide range of parenting topics and will certainly answer a ton of your questions and bring you a piece of mind, especially in those stressful first few months and years.
Download WebMD Baby for iPhone, iPad
Download WebMD Baby on Android
5. 9Gag - iPhone, iPad - Free
Wait, what? 9Gag released an official iOS application? And it’s free, you say? Hit the download link below and see how you become glued to the screen for an hour or so, without you even noticing.
Download 9Gag for iPhone, iPad
6. Fancy - Android - Free
With first Tumblr, Instagram and now Pinterest, you probably now have more favorited items and all sorts of stuff than you ever thought is humanly possible. Most of them, though, remained dreamy images of what you’d never have. Fancy is a service that wants to make your stuff obsession real, so all the cool new items you see there can be bought for real-world cash. Check it out below.
Download Fancy on Android
7. Pinterest - Android - Free
Pinterest is one app that probably doesn’t need any introduction, but still - it’s a social network where people share images of the things they like, desire, crave. It stands out from the rest similar blogging sites like Tumblr with its unique multi-row layout (the phone app has two) allowing you to browse through tons of stuff quicker.
Download Pinterest on Android
8. Current Caller ID - Android - Free
Current Caller ID is an app that not only shows you the name of who’s calling, but also his latest Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn updates straight on that call screen.
Download Current Caller ID
9. Gallery Lock - Android - Free
Gallery Lock is a free app that locks your private photos or albums from yet another person who wants to take a look at your brand new Galaxy S III.
Download Gallery Lock
10. Scope - Android - Free
Scope integrates your online identities into one place you can easily check - Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, it’s all inside Scope.
Download Scope on Android
11. Learnist - iOS - Free
Learnist takes stuff from all around the web to allow you to fully explore and learn about a topic. If Wikipedia isn’t enough, Learnist seems like the perfect back-to-school app.
Download Learnist for iPhone, iPad
12. Drafts - iOS - $2.99
Drafts is a simple text editor with the focus on simple. You fire up the app and it takes you directly into a new note with the keyboard on - type away. It syncs with iCloud and popular services like Evernote and Dropbox.
Download Drafts for iPhone, iPad
13. Partly Cloudy - iOS - $1.99
If you really want a different weather app, Partly Cloudy will definitely do. In one unique gorgeous infographic, Partly Cloudy packs all the weather information for the day you’d need.
Download Partly Cloudy for iPhone, iPad
14. Haiku Deck - iOS - Free
Haiku Deck is a great tool for creating beautiful presentations on the go on your iOS device. A bunch of refined templates and themes, tons of Creative Commons-licensed pictures and imports of pictures from online services like Flickr and Picasa, all make for one of the best new apps this August.
Download Haiku Dock for iPhone, iPad
15. Food Network - iOS - Free
If you’re on a food adventure, looking for new and great places to eat, this app will make your searching much, much easier. All restaurants in it a recommended by the Food Network, and that should mean something to your stomach.
Download Food Network for iPhone, iPad
16. Famous Objects from Classic Movies
17. All-In-One Toolbox - Android - Free
We’re the last ones that would recommend extensive and super advanced task managers for Android (unless you’re interested in the system and love playing around!) - it just goes against the philosophy of simplicity that should lie in using a cell phone. Plus, Android is doing a pretty good job taking care of app management on its own. But if you really want to take over the Android steering wheel, the All-In-One Toolbox app is an excellent way to do this with real-time memory info, one click memory quick boosting, task killer, cache cleaner, history cleaner, and SD file manager among many others.
Download All-in-One Toolbox on Android