Top iPhone/Android Apps You Haven't Been Using But Should
Chances are your smartphone is already loaded with a number of applications like Angry Birds, Facebook, Twitter and so on. Let's see what apps can upgrade your phone for less than $10 or even for free.
- Trepn Profiler. (Free) Although there is a variety of system profiling and performance monitoring apps, Trepn Profiler by Qualcomm is far better than the others. The app allows you to view almost all metrics on your smartphone real-time. Moreover, you can create profiles of your own in advanced mode. You can peek on CPU/GPU usage, mobile data usage, consume access data or drain your battery. Works on Android and iOS.
- Pushbullet. (Free) The app makes an extension from your phone to your computer so you don’t have to dig your phone each time it vibrates while working on a computer. Pushbullet works both ways, you can access files from your computer to your phone as well. Works on Android and iOS. This is their website.
- Mycelium Wallet. (Free) The app gives you an easy management of your bitcoins. It gives PIN security and is compatible with other bitcoin services. It has storage for your private keys and PDF restore or backup. Works on Android and iOS.
- CamDictionary. (Free) Camdictionary is perfect for travelers, students and anyone learning a foreign language. You can translate into 16 different languages by pointing your camera at some text. Works on Android and iOS.
- Doorstep Swipe. (Free) You can rent, buy or sell your place using Doorstep Swipe app. Real rooms, apartments and houses are presented in a deck of cards. Swipe to save those that are interesting for you. In addition, the app studies your rental preferences to offer you the best example. Works on iOS.
- Dark Sky. ($3.99) The app claims to use state-of-the-art technology to give the most accurate weather forecast. With down to the minute forecast on whether it is going to rain or snow and alarm system that informs you about sand storms, tsunami and so on it is likely to be the best app to check the weather. Works on iOS, Android version is expected shortly.
- Pumpic. (monthly plan) This is a must-have for single and busy parents. It allows you to monitor your child’s real-time GPS location, track social media and Internet usage remotely. In addition, it gives you an access to all videos and photos taken to avoid cyberbullying, sexting and contacts with online predators. With this app kids cell phones can be easily monitored. Works on Android and iOS.
- iHealth. (Prices vary) Truly revolutionary technology allows you to check your blood pressure, glucose level and heart rate with help of iHealth app and supported devices. Perfect for senior people, kids and travelers. Works on Android and iOS. Their website.
- FileThis. (Free) The app is a personal assistant kept in your smartphone. It auto collects and organizes your documents and bills in your personal digital cabinet. The app is perfect for tap prep, health records and basic management. Works on Android and iOS.
- Nextto.com (Free) Have you been sitting next to an extremely annoying person during your flight? Or maybe the one who told you thousands of plane crash stories when you are up in the sky? This app presents a solution – you can choose whom to sit next to during your flight.You can find a travel mate to share expenses of a cab ride from an airport and receive all of your flight updates right to your Android or iPhone.
- Can I stream it (Free) The app provides information on movies, TV shows, online games available for rental, streaming and downloading across most major services. It literally saves your time while searching a movie. Works on Android and iOS.
- Does not commute. ($1.99) The latest game released by Mediocre Games is different from action games and puzzles it produced in the past. This is an endless game where you leisurely drive across the map. It goes on circles. In addition, there are no accelerators or brakes, a car just goes from the moment you hit start. Each car has a different start point and finish. And because it is a bit of a challenge to finish the ride on time, you get into the game very fast. Works on Android and iOS.
- Humin. (Free) Humin is a must-have for party animals and business people. It will help you avoid awkward situations when you cannot remember a name of a person you met before. The app syncs with your contact list, email and social media accounts to give you all information on a person. All you need is type a keyword like “Adam K mutual friends” and it will give you all information including images, mutual friends and last time you chatted. Works on Android and iOS.
- Wikitude. (Free) An amazing augment reality app allows you to see what is hidden from others. The camera pulls information on sightseeing spots as well as pubs, restaurants, cafes and general places with Wi-Fi connection. Works on Android and iOS.
- Sleep time (Free) The app measures the cycle of your sleep. It tells you when is the deepest stage of your sleep and adjusts your alarm clock so you won’t have to wake up in the deepest stage. It has gentle music to help you fall asleep and offers monthly reports on your sleeping behavior. Works on Android and iOS.
- Secret Escapes. (Free) Perfect for budget travelers and those who want to save some cash while traveling. The app allows you to save up to 70% by on hotels, restaurants and tours by choosing special offers all over the world. Works on Android.