Recommended iOS Apps
From music-themed dating apps to browsers and Family Guy fun and games, I’ll cover a lot of ground with new iOS apps to recommended and useful iOS APPS. What’s an iPhone without apps? Not much! Here’s my pick of the bunch for this week.
Lumosity combines proven cognitive science techniques from the Human Cognition Project with a gamified approach to provide users with brain-training mini-games that are fun and effective at exercising your mental muscles. Users create a Lumosity account and then select particular mental faculties that they want to exercise. Lumosity then creates customized daily exercise routines with mini-games built around those particular skills. The app tracks your scores, with difficulty adjusting to your performance, ensuring that you’re always challenged. Free users can access a set of daily exercises, while subscribers gain access to a wider variety of exercises and more features.
If you find yourself wasting a lot of time with repetitive internet tasks, or if you just want to automate tasks on your phone, try IFTTT. The app allows users to create customized “recipes” or tasks built around the structure “If this, then that” (from which the app takes its name). For instance, you could automatically receive your favorite team’s recent game score when posted. IFTTT employs a wide variety of triggers and actions ranging from websites, apps, to even other devices and peripherals. You can even browse through other people’s trending and featured recipes, as well as themed collections and all-time favorites that you can install or modify.
3. Brewster Address Book
Brewster consolidates your phone and social network contacts together into a convenient contacts central app. Incorporating data from Contacts, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Gmail, Foursquare and Instagram, Brewster builds a consolidated address book filled with not only phone numbers but emails, social network contacts, and other info.
In addition to the consolidated contacts list, Brewster also includes some neat smart lists and a detailed search engine, with the ability to view contacts by city or geographic region, job, or contacts you might be losing touch with.
4. Camera Awesome
Camera Awesome is an feature-packed camera app that comes loaded with tools to help you take the best photos you can. Composition guides, exposure adjustment and focus tools let you make the most out of your snapshots, while an auto-awesomize feature lets you do one-touch improvements to your images. Camera Awesome also comes loaded with transform options, textures, filters and other tools, many of which are available free, while others are in-app purchases. Once you’re done editing, the app also provides for easy sharing across many popular social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram and Flickr.
Pocket is a great offline reading tool that allows you to select and save articles, pictures, and videos for later viewing. Its trimmed down, cleaner format means you can enjoy content without a lot of the side clutter on the web. Tagging, cross-device and platform syncing, and many other features make this a total electronic device experience rather than just locking you to a particular device, computer, or browser.
I’ll be here next week Tuesday to give you more Recommended iOS Apps you can download. Come back tomorrow for Top 5 Most Popular Android Apps From Last Week.