Best new Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone apps of December 2014
Some of the strongest and most notable features of Nokia's HERE Maps is that it supports offline navigation thanks to your device's in-built GPS. This allows you to explore the map and navigate yourself to a desired location without an Internet connection, and Nokia touts that you can use all features of HERE Maps on Android while being offline. The app will allow you to download detailed maps of various areas, regions, or even countries (more than 200 are available for download as of now). Said maps are kept on your device and pave the way for fast access. More than 100 of the maps in question allow you to make full use of turn-by-turn navigation, while 40 of the maps will provide you with traffic information (we suppose that this feature won't work offline, though). HERE Maps will work in a seamless concert with Glympse, too.
Microsoft Office (for Android tablets)
AutoMath allows you to solve math questions simply by taking a photo of your math equations.
Until now, photo filters have been limited to what someone else has created for you. Shift lets you create your own personal photo filters with one tap of a button. Shuffle through an endless combination of textures, colors, and blends to produce stylish effects like gritty textures, vintage, light leaks, and high contrast black and whites.
DeviantArt is the largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts, allowing people to connect through the creation and sharing of art. We entertain, inspire, and empower the artist in all of us. The DeviantArt mobile app moves the experience to hand-held devices exposing a full range of exciting, fresh, culturally relevant content from traditional media of painting, drawing, photography and sculpture to digital art, pixel art, anime and fan art.
FreeFly881 is an app designed for businesses - no matter if you are incorporated, or a part-time babysitter - to make free voice calls globally. Its creators picked up the consumer-friendly philosophy that voice calling should be free nowadays (thanks to data networks), without roaming fees and limited plans.
Install the app, start it, and tap the "monthly allowance" button where you'll punch in your data cap information. Then, write the start date of your monthly billing cycle. This is how Data Status learns your data plan and when it should automatically reset your data counter. You can also enter the amount of data you've already used up so the counter starts off right.
Action Launcher 3
Android's renowned Action Launcher just received a completely overhauled third edition that got released as a new app in the Play Store. Besides the obligatory Material Design redraw, Action Launcher 3 has kept on its tradition to introduce new and brave takes on the Android launcher concept, too. Developer Chris Lacy has above all added more personalization and flexibility to its launcher project, such as the awesome Quicktheme idea, which pulls color schemes from your current wallpaper, and applies them throughout the interface for a more complete skinning. It even supports rotary backgrounds like Muzei.
Start flashlight by pressing phone's Power button 3 times within 3 seconds! If screen is currently on - press it 4 times.
UA Record is a personalized health & fitness platform that provides tailored instruction, information & inspiration based on your data.
The EFF Alerts app notifies you when there's a new action you can take to support EFF. Here are a few ways you can use the app to defend freedom and privacy:
- Calling or emailing the U.S. Congress to help advocate for better technology laws.
- Tweeting at the White House to ask for better policies.
- Helping get the word out about a specific project or campaign EFF is running.
- Taking actions internationally to help preserve digital rights in your country, and around the world.
Humin remembers all of your relationships, just like you do. Search the way you think (“met last week, “lives in New York”) instead of scrolling through an alphabetical list. Your new phone and contacts app shows you the people who matter right here and now in the context of your daily life (like the person in your next meeting or your friend that is visiting town).
We drew the next generation of ePub reader: with Addr you can read, take notes in context and share them with your friends. Also, you can read a book with your friend’s annotations in context.
Jamie Oliver Recipes
Jamie Oliver's recipes are now coming in a completely redesigned app for iOS.
Wire, a multi-platform communications app, is available for iOS, Android and Mac OS X. While some of the improvements compared to Skype are under the hood, the fresher UI relies more on gestures. For example, to call another user, swiping a flashing cursor to the right reveals the options.
Fused is the first app that allows you to blend videos, photos, or a combination of both.
Test your drawing skills, while your mind will be carried to an ever-changing computer space made from relaxing elements. Impossible Draw was built upon the basic concept that even the world's most trivial looking symbol can be challenging if you try to draw it accurately.
The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd
A liff is a familiar object or experience that English has no words for. Douglas Adams and John Lloyd’s much-loved humour classic corrects this disgraceful oversight by recycling the names found on signposts.
7-minute Superhero Workout
Superhero Workout is an app that can use your device’s front-facing camera to track your reps and calories. It adds a superhero plot to help you workout and be stronger.
Rise and Shine
Rise and Shine is a terrible app. It's terrible because it's an alarm clock that keeps on ringing until you smile at it. Nice idea, but won't that alarm just ring forever?
An easy-to-use Note app that helps you organize all your tasks, work projects and personal to-dos.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Following this motto, Photo Marker allows you to take notes on your photos, so that you can make it more expressive. Mark words of a scanned or photographed text, easily explain the way on a map or highlight and share the things that are important for you.
A simple and straightforward flashlight app with no ads.
Wolfram Alpha Course Assistant
A suite of apps that will help you with any tertiary course in maths (advanced high school students will also find it useful), Wolfram's Alpha Course Assistants currently include Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Linear Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, and Statistics.
Clock O’ Matic
Bringing the Android 5.0 Lollipop Clock Experience to Windows Phone with changing shades and elegant design.
An audio recorder and player application with advance playback controls.
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