Best new Android and iPhone apps of the week (November 24th - November 30th)
This week around, we have a couple of cool apps to help you start the day and be more productive by reducing distractions, a deal finder, and an app that puts widgets in your Android's notifications drawer. Check them out, let us know which ones tickled your fancy. 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!
New for iOS
If you've been trying to get yourself more organized and focused, you may have noticed that the way you start each day plays a huge role in how mentally sharp and motivated you are for the next 10 or so hours. If you are just starting out getting a proper routine together, this app should help you with a proper schedule and timed alerts.
RoadMate is a carpooling app that should help you find people to group up with and commute with. Kind of like 21st century hitch-hiking, or a couchsurfing app for car trips – you get the drift.
Are you a tenant? Or do you live in a large building and have issues reporting and synchronising complaints and various maintenance needs? This app will sort, geo-tag, and deliver various complaints and their current status in real time.
Inby: Sales, Discounts, Clearances & Deals App
Who doesn't love a deal? Inby will keep track of any types of discounts from shops in your area and feed them to your iPhone's screen. You can also subscribe to your favorite stores and get push notifications for when they have a new bargain up.
New for Android
AppBlock - Stay Focused
Back on the topic of staying focused and more organized – you may have developed a love/hate relationship with your smartphone by now. The tiniest of Facebook notifications can easily suck you in and cause to waste 30 minutes of daylight. It's OK, it happens to all of us. If you really can't ignore it while working – get an app to do it for you! AppBlock will stop notifications from the most evil apps on your phone for as long as you need it to stay silent, without actually muting the phone, so calls, for example, can still come through.
Snap - Widget Drawer
Snap will place your favorite widgets in your Android device's notifications tray – kind of like how they work on iOS. Of course, with Android, you can leverage a wider range of different widgets and have them accessible no matter what you have on your phone's screen right now – just pull down on the status drawer!
You've probably heard it over and over – "Windows Phone just doesn't have enough apps for me to switch over to it and not feel like I am losing functionality". While this statement can certainly be true for some people, it is not necessarily so for everybody. AppComparison will analyze the apps you currently have on your Android phone and look for Windows Store versions or alternatives of them. You know, just in case you are considering that shiny new Lumia 950.
If your lifestyle or work involves talking to a lot of people over the phone, you may often feel the need to have quick, at-a-glance information about your callers. HappyID will feed sticky notes to your call screen, giving you information about who the individual is, where they work, birthday, et cetera, including any custom reminder notes you may have entered. The app even syncs with Evernote to keep your bulletpoints synced to the cloud.
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