Best new Android and iPhone apps (January 12th – January 18th)
posted by Paul K.
Jan 18, 2016, 9:31 AM
It has been yet another week and yet another heap of apps has been uploaded to the App Store and Play Store. For those who are always on the look for fresh new software, sifting through all of the new uploads may be a daunting task. But fear not – we're here to help, as each week, we comb through the stores and pick some of the more eye-catching apps that are out there.
This time around, we have a poweruser tool for iOS (imagine that!), a couple of photo-manipulating apps that you should not miss, and a few more interesting pieces of software. Let's dive in and, as always – if you know of a brand-new app that deserves to be in this list, but we overlooked – drop us a line and we will find a way to have it mentioned in the future!
A highly-praised photography app, which has been on available for iOS for quite some time now, and finally makes the jump to Android. SKRWT is the home for a lot of tools, such as a lens distortion correction, custom adjustable grid, ration analyzer, EXIF reader and others. Definitely worth a look if you are serious about mobile photography.
Created by none other but Samsung, this app lets you transfer files wirelessly between your Galaxy device and your PC. It's a nifty little piece of tech that gets everything done in a jiffy, provided both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. If you don't own a Galaxy — don't fret — here are some similar Android apps you can use instead.
A pretty simple, yet pretty powerful audio recording app. It looks nice and offers a nice selection of themes on top, and also has a few processing options for gain boost, noise gating, noise reductions, and an option to attempt and remove echo.
PixelSquid will let you add fun 3D images to your photos, either ones you are currently taking, or ones that you pull from your camera roll. The fake images can be rotated and resized in order to make them as believable as possible. The app is free and comes with a few micture packs, but, as you can probably guess, more pictures are available as in-app purchases.
Interact is a Contacts app on steroids, allowing power users to manipulate their contacts faster and easier. Aside from the regular group creation and editing, Interact will let you go deeper and rearrange the ordering of contact credentials, such as phone and email. It also has a powerful "Scratchpad" feature, which will allow you to grab any details from a plain text and convert them / add them to a contact within your address book. All that said, $5 is probably a bit of a steep price for a jacked-up Contacts.
This app will let you view a video stream from the International Space Station. Yes, we live in a time where we can watch video from space right on our smartphones – give that a minute to sink in.
So, this app will let you look at Earth from a couple of cameras that are mounted on the ISS and, at odd times, will show you the camera streams from astronauts' helmets, when they go on spacewalks — both audio and video included, so you won't be missing out on the party.
Vind lets you grab a few clips from your Camera roll and slap them on top of each other. You can pick one video as your "main one", and then have a few others pop in at different times, in different sizes and at different spots in the clip. The app's interface is very basic, and we wish it had some more flexibility to it, but it still works, and it can help us create some fun memorabilia right from our iDevice.
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