Awesome Apps

Valet Car Locator for Android

Valet Car Locator for Android
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Aside from providing turn-by-turn directions to your car, Valet also has a neat trick. Pair it with your car’s Bluetooth audio system and it will automatically remember your car’s location even if you forgot to open the app.

Tall Chess for iOS

Tall Chess for iOS
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Tall Chess is the app equivalent of the vertical chess set. It’s neat and simple, and it’s free-to-play if you just want to match wits with one person at a time. If you upgrade to the paid version, you get to play multiple games at once.

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Serial+ for iOS

Serial+ for iOS
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Keeping track of the serial numbers of software and gadgets can be a pain. That’s where Serial+ comes in. It’s an easy to use app that can store the serial number, length of warranty, pictures and other info about your items.

Filedrop

Filedrop

Filedrop is a free file-sharing application that lets you share files wirelessly between devices on the same local network. It also lets you stream photos and music. Available for PC & Mac, with iOS & Android apps coming soon.

Google Keep

Google Keep

Google Keep is a note-taking service much like the popular Evernote. Make a list, save links or images and rearrange them as you see fit. Available as an Android app as well as a web service.

Minuum Virtual Keyboard

Minuum Virtual Keyboard

Minuum is a keyboard for Android devices that compresses the traditional QWERTY layout into one row that you can drag and resize. The quality of its predictive text input will make or break this app.

Automatic Smart Driving Assistant

Automatic Smart Driving Assistant

A Bluetooth device that connects to your car’s OBD-II port. Along with an iOS app, Automatic will help you monitor your car’s health and your driving habits. The check engine light has met its match.

Marvel Unlimited for iOS

Marvel Unlimited for iOS

Gain access to over 13,000 titles on the go with the mobile version of the Marvel Unlimited all-you-can-read service. The subscription itself costs $10 a month or $60 a year. Android app coming soon.

YouTube App: Send to TV

YouTube App: Send to TV

The latest version of YouTube’s mobile app adds a “send to TV” feature which allows you to wirelessly beam and control videos from your iOS or Android devices. You can also pair with an XBox or PS3.

Instashare

Instashare

Instashare is like AirDrop that works with iOS devices. It lets you wirelessly transfer files from an iOS to an OS X device and vice versa via LAN or Bluetooth. Android and Windows versions coming.

Stone Paper Scissors

Stone Paper Scissors

Vladimir Tomin reimagines the fate-deciding Rock, Paper, Scissors as an application in the style of a tower defense game. It kind of takes chance out of the equation, but maybe that’s a good thing.

Simple Bracket

Simple Bracket

Looking forward to March Madness? Studio Neat’s iOS app makes it easy to place bets with friends and has a scoring system that amply rewards picks. The app will only be available in the US App Store.

FlightRadar24

FlightRadar24

Tracks airplanes using ADS-B and FAA data. You can also view details – airline, destination, etc – for each plane it tracks. The site is free to use, but you’ll get more out of its desktop and mobile apps.

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Samplr for iPad

Samplr for iPad

Samplr is an iPad synthesizer designed to make it easy for the user to manipulate samples via multitouch. The user can use up to 5 sound effects and 6 samples at once in 7 different play modes.

Spaceteam (iOS)

Spaceteam (iOS)

(NSFW: Language) A local multiplayer space sim. Players man the ship’s control panel, but the orders for one player are shown on the other player’s screen, so you have to tell each other what to do.

Raiden Legacy

Raiden Legacy

Four of the most addictive, token-devouring shoot ’em ups in one mobile package. Raiden Legacy includes Raiden, Raiden Fighter 1 & 2 and Raiden Fighters Jet. Available for both iOS and Android.

Shatoetry App

Shatoetry App
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William Shatner proudly presents his official app. Create Shatisms alone or with friends using 400 recorded words and emphasis options, and share your melodramatic masterpiece with the world.

Mosaic

Mosaic

Mosaic is a convenient iOS app that lets you pick 20 photos, organize them in a photo book and then place an order right from your device. Each custom book is just $20 and will be delivered within 4 days.

Fog of World

Fog of World
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Developed by Ollix, Fog of World uses the fog of war from videogames to gamify traveling. Leave it running in the background and earn achievements while traveling.

Jasmine iOS YouTube App

Jasmine iOS YouTube App

Thanks to Jason Morrissey, we don’t miss the iOS YouTube app at all. Jasmine has a clean interface, a night mode, built-in brightness control and can keep playing audio even when you switch apps.

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Burner for iPhone

Burner for iPhone

Burner is an iPhone app that lets you buy temporary phone numbers so you can send or receive calls and SMS without exposing your actual number. Walt and the Barksdales would love this.

Chameleon for Android

Chameleon for Android

Chameleon is an alternative to the vanilla home screen on Android tablets. It lets you place groups of apps and then switch to different home screens based on location, Wi-Fi network or time.

QLOCKTWO App

QLOCKTWO App
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If you like the interface of the QLOCKTWO clocks but are put off by their price, here’s the cheap app version of the wordy timepiece. Also available for Android devices. (Image credit: Mostly Perfect)

Craft Beer App

Craft Beer App
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Can’t get a hold of an elusive ale? Fear not. The Craft Beer app is a database of craft brews from all 50 states that includes location maps, reviews, videos, ratings and food pairing recommendations.

Roccat Power Grid

Roccat Power Grid

Roccat Power Grid is a gamer-oriented app that will let you use your mobile device as an add-on PC interface, giving you access to both game and system controls. Where’s the Mac OS version?

Photoshop Touch for iPad 2

Photoshop Touch for iPad 2

Previously available on Android, Photoshop Touch is now on the iPad 2. It lets you use familiar tools such as layers and filters and easily share your work. Limited to 1600×1600 resolution though.

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