Whether you’re a Windows, Android or iOS user, no doubt you love your apps. We’ve done the work this week and found one for each of the respective platforms that we think make a welcome addition to your experience.
Realarm for Windows
Digital, phone-based alarm clocks are useful tools but we don’t really think much about. However, as Realarm shows, they can be extremely useful in helping us organise our lives.
This app, which is utterly stylish, delivers varied ringtones every day, offers a custom repeat period, an agenda option and voice commands. It’s easy to use and, as alarm clocks go, rather compelling.
What would make it even better perhaps, is the incorporation of media, be it videos or songs. It is certainly something to look out for with the next update.
HERE for Android
As map apps go, Google Maps takes some beating, but this offering for Android users gives it a good run for its money. As the developers behind it say, “HERE makes it easy for people to get around in a world of constant change”.
One of the advantages of this app is that it provides offline navigation capabilities, meaning that when, for whatever reason, you are unable to get internet connection, you will still be able to get to your destination.
Some of the highlights to the upgrade include new interactive 3D maps of shopping centres and airports in over 70 countries and enhanced turn-by-turn voice guidance”.
Scoopshot for iOS
It’s fair to say that photo-based apps are hugely popular and these days there are a lot to choose from, but Scoopshot is a novel experience to say the least: it connects you to other photographers from around the world.
One of the best things about this is the daily photo contests, whereby you can upload your best snaps to compete with others (all sorts of themes can emerge, ensuring that you stay creative).
Some of the new developments in the fifth version of the app are an enhanced navigation – the discovery tab has gone – an updated profile page and an improved activity page.