Best new Android and iPhone apps of the week (September 22nd - September 28th)
This week around, we have some fun apps for quick task organizing, personal cloud sharing, and Trump hair superimposing for your selfies. Scroll on down to check all of them out. Which ones did you download, and did you like them? 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 Android
Minimal To Do
Using the smartphone as an organizer is in no way a new idea. However, the whole creation and organization of one's upcoming tasks can become a chore in and of itself. Minimal To Do tries to stay out of your way as much as possible. Employing beautiful Material Design, the app is extremely simple. You get a single floating + button at the bottom right; tap it and you are taken to the task creation screen. You can just type out the name of the chore and submit it and there – it's now in your to-do. Alternatively, if the task needs to be done at specific time, you can turn on a "Remind me" function in the task creation screen and select the hour you want to be reminded. There is also "Night mode", which inverts the colors for less eye-gouging brightness. And that's the whole app – just as a to-do list needs to be – simple, to the point, straightforward.
Inkboard has been available for iOS for a while now, and finally makes the jump to Android. Simulating real-life drawing tools, this app allows you to doodle over photos. Sure, it's not the only app to have such functionality, but for one reason or another, it doesn't look as “fake” as some of the others do. Having a stylus certainly helps, but, even if you don't, go ahead and try it – it's a free download!
Shine Launcher 3D
Much wow, such 3D – Shine Launcher will add a lot of flair to your phone, should you feel things are looking stale. Jam-packed with 3D transitions and proprietary apps and widgets that make simple tasks, such as reading through your texts or looking through your picture galleries feel fresh. On top of that, you get additional themes, should you feel the need to spruce up the Shine Launcher itself.
New for Android and iOS
DAEMON Sync, made by the developers behind the famous DAEMON Tools PC software, is a muti-platform personal cloud. It works entirely in the closed environment of your own personal Wi-Fi network, without going out to the Internet and it syncs information between PCs, Macs, Android devices, and iOS devices. It could be set so that any new data on your phone syncs into the cloud as soon as you get back home – stored safely and ready to be opened from any of your other devices.
New for iOS
Solar Walk 2
Space Walk 2 is jam-packed with geek-level information about our solar system, all accompanied by some pretty great graphical imagery. You don't need to be a kid to get excited about an encyclopedia, especially if its one that relates to space. You will be treated to a selection of "space sounds" and there is even a quiz section (compatible with Apple Watch) should you feel the need to test your inner space geek. A subscription service is also available and it gives you access to detailed information about all space missions performed by mankind. Well, at least the non-classified ones, we suppose.
Yup, Google continues to bring its apps to iOS and the great organizer that is Keep is next. If you happen to not know what Keep is – it's a note-taking app, which is extremely easy and straightforward to use, and looks great to boot. In terms of functionality, it's not very different to Apple's own Notes app, but it does differ greatly in terms of presentation. Certainly worth a try – you may end up loving it more.
Flow for Instagram
Flow for Instagram bypasses the actual posts and focuses on viewing all of the photos, posted by the people you follow. Beamed into a gallery, you can quickly pop in and out of photos, like, and comment. It's certainly a different spin on how to consume the Instagram stream, especially if you follow way too many people to be able to keep track of all of their posts. Check it out!
Donald Trump has always had a celebrity status, no small thanks to his outspoken and strongly accented mannerisms, but ever since his presidential candidacy was announced, his Internet fame has rocketed to meme-levels. And, if you are meme-level famous, you can expect to have memes and apps made about you. This little fun piece of software lets you slap Trump's infamous hairdo on your or your friends' selfies.
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