Awesome Apps

FR Legends for iOS

FR Legends for iOS

FR Legends is tearing up the iOS App Store with its blend of easy to learn mechanics and comprehensive customization. The free-to-play game lets you participate in drift battles, then use your earning to pick up upgrades such as engines and body kits.

Civilization VI on iPhone

Civilization VI on iPhone

Civilization VI works great on the iPad. Now you can experience it on the iPhone as well. The critically acclaimed strategy game now works with the iPhone 7 and above. The first 60 turns are free; you can then pay to unlock the full game. It also has DLC.

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Run an Empire

Run an Empire

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.

OneCast for Mac & iOS

OneCast for Mac & iOS

You can stream and play Xbox One games on a Windows 10 PC. But what if you have a Mac or an iOS device? That’s what OneCast is for. It’s an easy to setup streaming client that supports the Xbox One controller. It costs $20 for Macs and $12 for iOS devices.

CleanShot for Mac

CleanShot for Mac

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.

Amazon Part Finder

Amazon Part Finder

Amazon’s mobile app has a new augmented reality feature called Part Finder. It’s meant to identify screws, nuts, bolts or other types of fasteners to make shopping for them easier. Take a photo of the fastener and the app will try to identify it with links to purchase the item.

Da Vinci Eye Drawing App

Da Vinci Eye Drawing App

This mobile app makes learning to draw a lot easier and more fun. It uses your phone’s camera so you can overlay an image that you want to copy or use as a template and then sketch over that in real-time. It’s available for both iOS and Android.

QuickLook for Windows 10

QuickLook for Windows 10

Quick Look is one of the most useful features on Macs, letting you preview a file’s content just by pressing the spacebar while you’re on a Finder window. Paddy Xu’s QuickLook imports the exact same feature to Windows 10. It works with both documents and media files.

Cat Explorer

Cat Explorer

Cat Explorer is an educational and unintentionally horrifying and funny virtual reality demo app for the Leap Motion controller. It lets you intuitively explore the muscles, skeleton and organs of a cat with simple gestures.

NBA AR App

NBA AR App

The NBA’s new augmented reality app features a Portals section that lets you open a virtual doorway into the sights and sounds of the 2018 NBA Finals. You’ll get up close with player intros, huddles and post-game celebrations. Available for iOS and Android.

Fortnite Mobile for iOS

Fortnite Mobile for iOS

After a brief public beta, Epic Games’ cartoonish battle royale game is now available for select iOS devices. Fortnite Mobile is still the 100-player free for all mode that’s become so popular, with added conveniences such as auto-aim. An Android port is coming soon.

PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile

Can’t run Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds on your computer? Perhaps your phone can handle it. The wildly successful and fun online action survival game is now on iOS and Android as a free-to-play game. Go get that chicken dinner.

Signal Private Messenger

Signal Private Messenger

Signal is a multiplatform and open source text and voice chat app that focuses on privacy and is completely free to use. It uses end-to-end encryption to ensure your messages and calls can’t be deciphered en route. It’s available for iOS, Android, Linux, Windows and MacOS.

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Switchboard Voice Chat for iOS

Switchboard Voice Chat for iOS

Switchboard is an iOS app that offers hands-free voice chat. You can mute contacts, set your availability and control how your music player’s volume will adjust when someone’s speaking. It also offers Slack integration. You can try the MacOS beta here.

Skyline for Android

Skyline for Android

Justin Fincher’s Skyline is an Android app inspired by the Pixel 2’s live wallpaper. Enter the name of a place or a set of coordinates and it will generate a wallpaper using the location’s terrain. The wallpaper moves slightly when you swipe on the screen or rotate your phone.

Die With Me

Die With Me

Dries Depoorter and David Surprenant’s chat app has one unique criteria for its users: you can only enter a chat if your phone has less than 5% battery left. So chat away with strangers and express your woe as your phone’s battery icon turns red and fades off into oblivion.

Grammarly Keyboard App

Grammarly Keyboard App

You can now take advantage of Grammarly’s helpful grammar- and spell-checking features on iOS and Android devices, thanks to the free Grammarly keyboard. Grammarly Premium users will also be able to see suggestions for style and vocabulary enhancements.

Reflector 3 Mirroring App

Reflector 3 Mirroring App
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Reflector 3 wirelessly mirrors your iOS or Android device’s screen to a Mac or Windows computer as well as to an Android device, such as Amazon Fire TV or Android-enabled smart TVs. You can take screenshots, record screens and even have audio-only streams.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp might just be Nintendo’s most faithful mobile game port yet. Available for both iOS and Android, it retains much of the spirit and gameplay of its 3DS counterparts. Make friends, collect items and upgrade your house, albeit at a smaller scale.

WALTR 2

WALTR 2

Waltr 2 is a Mac and Windows program that lets you transfer music, video, ePub and PDF files to iOS devices over USB or Wi-Fi. No need for iTunes. It automatically grabs metadata online, and converts your music or video for playback if needed. It also supports legacy iPods.

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DropStream for Mac

DropStream for Mac
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An idiotproof way to stream videos and music from a Mac to a variety of TVs, media players and speakers. Just drag and drop files, select a destination and start playing. It works with the Apple TV and Google Chromecast, as well as devices that support AirPlay and Google Cast.

Action Launcher for Android

Action Launcher for Android

Action Launcher does more than provide an alternate launch screen and customizable themes for your Android device. It also adds convenient features such as the Pixel 2’s search bar, app shortcuts, a Google Calendar/weather combo widget and so much more.

Movies Anywhere

Movies Anywhere

Movies Anywhere gathers your movies from Vudu, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Blu-ray download codes into one streaming app. The app is available on iOS, Android, Roku and Chromecast devices. It works with Disney, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros. films.

Pinstriped for MacOS

Pinstriped for MacOS

Pinstriped is a specialized presentation software for running more efficient and organized meetings. It lets you set a timer for each part of the meeting, organize content under each part, add content during the meeting, send follow up emails and more.

Protanopia Digital Comic for iOS

Protanopia Digital Comic for iOS

(PG-13) The future of comic books. Written, illustrated and animated by André Bergs, Protanopia is a digital comic book set during World War II. Each panel is made of layers of animated 3D models. When you tilt your iOS device, the panels’ view adjusts accordingly.

Housecraft for iOS

Housecraft for iOS

The best furniture augmented reality app we’ve seen. Housecraft for iOS 11 is incredibly responsive and has resizable furniture and plants. You can save layouts and load them in other places. Or just see what it would be like if you had a dozen couches.

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