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Astropad

Astropad

Astropad is a pair of Mac and iPad apps that turn the iPad into a graphics tablet, with up to 60fps mirroring over WiFi or USB. It works with any Mac application as well as with a variety of pressure-sensitive styli.

Pushbullet Reply for Android

Pushbullet Reply for Android

Pushbullet started out as a way to send files and links to and from a PC and a mobile device. Now the app lets you reply to WhatsApp, Telegram, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger and Line messages received on Android 4.4+ devices.

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PhotoMath

PhotoMath

An app that instantly solves math equations using your phone’s camera, then shows you the step by step solution. It can solve simple arithmetic and algebra equations. Available for iOS and Windows Phone; Android version drops in 2015.

Adobe Brush for iOS

Adobe Brush for iOS

The new Adobe Brush app lets you make custom brushes out of anything you can take a picture of: a line, a pattern or even your face. You can then save and use your brushes on Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and Photoshop Sketch.

Adobe x Microsoft: The Future

Adobe x Microsoft: The Future

Adobe’s concept video shows what it thinks will be the future of its applications in a world filled with touchscreens and mobile devices. The apps shown have convenient multitouch shortcuts and wireless interaction between devices.

Google Glass: Speech-to-Text

Google Glass: Speech-to-Text

Made by Georgia Tech student Jay Zuerndorfer, Captioning on Glass uses a companion Android app to translate speech into text in real time. Jay and his schoolmates are also working on a language translation software.

Windows 10

Windows 10

Coming in 2015, Windows 10 aims to combine the touch-friendly and versatile Windows 8 with the desktop-friendly and familiar Windows 7. For instance, you’ll be able to shift between a tablet and a desktop mode at will.

Ballloon for Chrome

Ballloon for Chrome

Ballloon – yep, three Ls – is a Google Chrome extension that sends images or linked files on the Web directly to your Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Copy or SugarSync account. No need to download then upload the file.

Acorns Investing App for iOS

Acorns Investing App for iOS

Acorns links your checking account and invests spare change from purchases through that account. Your portfolio is diversified and transparent, and you can deposit or withdraw at any time. Android and web versions coming soon.

Pushbullet

Pushbullet

A free service for iOS and Android that lets you transfer links, files and more between a PC and a mobile device, or to other Pushbullet users. Android users can also use it to get call and text notifications on their computer.

Emulator ELITE DJ Controller

Emulator ELITE DJ Controller

Smithson Martin’s limited edition Emulator ELITE is an all-in-one digital DJ system with a large see-through touchscreen, on-board Mac Mini, Lumen 3000 Projector and Motu 4-pre sound card, providing an instant kit for pro DJs.

Parallels Access 2.0

Parallels Access 2.0

Previously exclusive to the iPad, Parallels’ mobile-friendly remote desktop software is now available for the iPhone as well as Android tablets and smartphones. It’s also more affordable now, down to $20 from $80 per year.

Microsoft Office for iPad

Microsoft Office for iPad

Microsoft finally released full featured versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint made for the iPad. The free download lets you read Office docs; subscribe to Office365 to get the full apps plus the desktop versions of Office. More here.

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Dragdis

Dragdis

A free cloud bookmarking service. Save images, videos, texts and links via a simple drag-and-drop interface. We know “drag” is in its name, but it would be even more useful with keyboard shortcuts and/or right-click context menus.

Iconic History

Iconic History

A Chrome browser plugin which creates a visualization of all sites visited in your browser’s history, using nothing but Favicons – those tiny icons which appear in your toolbar. Each icon is clickable, and you can highlight by time of day.

Snowdrop Engine

Snowdrop Engine

Used in Tom Clancy’s The Division, Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment shows off the power and flexibility of their new engine, which isn’t just about amazing graphics, it’s designed to improve the workflow and creativity of game developers.

Progress Bars of Life

Progress Bars of Life

Are you really forgetful? Do you work best with deadlines? Or maybe you just want to see your life quantized? Check out Progress Bars of Life. This free Windows program lets you set alarms or reminders that are displayed as progress bars.

Streamus YouTube Music Player

Streamus YouTube Music Player

Made by Sean Anderson, Streamus is a free browser extension for Chrome that lets you stream music – or any audio – from YouTube. It has its own popup window and lets you save playlists and find related music.

Horizon Anti-Vertical Video App

Horizon Anti-Vertical Video App

Developer Evil Window Dog wants to save us from a 21st century plague. Horizon is a video recording app for iOS that always takes videos in landscape mode, regardless of device orientation. This should be standard on all phones.

OpenEmu for OS X

OpenEmu for OS X

There are many video game emulators for OS X, but OpenEmu sets itself apart by making it easy to organize and play games from 12 classic systems, including the Game Boy, NES, SNES, Sega Genesis and Nintendo DS.

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FaceRig

FaceRig

A program that uses ordinary webcams to give you a digital avatar, which mimics your head movement and facial expressions in real time. You can use it to stream or record videos and make animated movies or video games.

ASCII Fluid Dynamics

ASCII Fluid Dynamics

When you hear the phrase “fluid dynamics simulation,” you’re probably think about how they make water look so real in CGI movies and games. But in Yusuke Endoh’s case, we get an 80×24 computer terminal, spewing out ASCII.

Malwarebytes for Android

Malwarebytes for Android

The popular Windows anti-malware app heads to mobile devices. It scans for spyware and trojans in apps and email attachments, shows you what private data your apps can access and suggests settings to increase security.

Mew: Sensory Spaces

Mew: Sensory Spaces

The Danish band Mew and B&O Play created an app that lets you hunt for and string together sounds to form a new song by the group. Sensory Spaces is a must if you’re already a frenger but fun for new listeners too.

CTRL+Console Video Editing App

CTRL+Console Video Editing App

Jeff Chow’s CTRL+Console is an iOS app that serves as an alternative control interface for Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and Quicktime. It has large buttons and powerful gesture commands. Works with both Windows and OS X.

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