Science education channel Kurzgesagt teamed up with storytellers Wait But Why to create their first official mobile app, an interactive plaything that lets you view the relative size of things in the universe. Swipe left to zoom in. Swipe right to zoom out. Then tap on objects for fun facts about them. Available on iOS and Android.
THE BEST Apps
Do you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Restflix is a streaming service dedicated to putting you to sleep. Its 20 channels are loaded with meditative music, bedtime stories, and calming videos to help relax your mind and help you drift off. Works with iOS, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Roku, or Android devices.
This bundle of five self-improvement apps and online services offers tools for mind, body, and soul. Learn new languages with uTalk, improve your focus with MindFi, read faster with 7 Speed Reading, tune-up your fitness and diet with Fitterclub, and grow your job skills with Integrity Training. All five subscriptions include lifetime access.
Cord cutters rejoice! This service unifies guide data from countless TV stations and streaming services, giving you easy access to 10,000 free movies, 250,000 free TV episodes, and 50,000 radio stations, as well as an easy way to find paid content across platforms. Save on a 2-year or 5-year subscription in The Awesomer Shop.
Working from home means more e-mails and teleconferences. ShoulderTap aims to fill in another communication gap from physical offices – being able to pop over to someone’s desk for a quick question. The MacOS app works with FaceTime to enable instant audio calls based on your colleagues’ availability preferences.
No time in your busy schedule to read those books on your shelf? Sumizeit combs through popular business books, pulls out the most important points, and turns them into easy-to-digest snippets you can read in 3 to 5 minutes each. Take an extra 15% off a lifetime membership using code BFSAVE15 (expires 12/15/19)
Grab a great deal on the Pro version of Fotor’s online image editing app. It includes tools for portrait touch-ups, over 100 photo effects, sticker and frame overlays, and cloud storage of your files. Choose a 1-year, 3-year, or 5-year subscription in The Awesomer Shop.
Jumbo is a privacy app that makes it easy to access your social media account’s deletion or security settings. Right now, it lets you delete old tweets and your Google search history, as well as set your Facebook privacy settings. It will soon work with Instagram and Tinder.
Locast is a nonprofit organization that set up a platform where customers in the US can stream local broadcasts absolutely free. You can go to their website or download their apps for iOS, Android and Roku. They’re currently available in select cities only as of this writing.
Here’s something that all online shoe stores should have. Wannaby’s Wanna Kicks is an augmented reality app for iOS. It projects 3D models of commercially available sneakers on your feet. The models are sized to your feet and accurately change perspective when you move.
Premiere Rush is Adobe’s easy-to-use editor for creating online videos. It has simple tools for color, audio, motion graphics and more. It also has preset export settings for social media sites. You can even shuffle your editing between its Mac, PC, and iOS versions.
Run An Empire is an augmented reality game that motivates you to run. It tracks your location and makes areas you run through part of your virtual empire. As you run, you can invade other territories and earn coins to improve your kingdom. Available for both iOS and Android.
The built-in screenshot tool in Macs is neat. But CleanShot improves on it in several ways. First off, it can hide your desktop icons – even when you’re done taking shots. It also automatically centers the window you’re shooting. It also has quick actions for saved shots.
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