Browsing Category : Mobile Apps

Adobe Slate for iPad makes telling stories with photos much easier

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Adobe’s consumer iPad apps got off to a rough start with Adobe Voice , the company’s software for assembling photo/graphic slideshows with voiceovers that get saved as movies. It received a lot of complaints from users initially because of limited output options, which Adobe subsequently rectified. It’s now joined by a sibling app, Adobe Slate, […]

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Great for quick and easy photo collages

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Layout for iOS (free), recently released by Facebook-owned Instagram, gives users an elegant and easy way to create quick collages. Collage apps have been around since the inception of the App Store, and CNET’s Jason Parker did a recent comparison to show that some apps have better features than Layout. But even without many extras, […]

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A no-frills app to help you relax

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Celestial (Free|$1.99, £1.49, AU$2.49) is an ambient noise app that claims to help you relax or focus, and it has a timer so you can listen while you fall asleep. Note that the free version comes with three sounds, and you can unlock three more via an in-app purchase, but if you buy the paid […]

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An all-in-one office app with speedy performance

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Move over, Microsoft Office and Google Drive, WPS Office (iOS|Android) is one of the best mobile office suites you can download. This app built by Chinese company Kingsoft is wildly popular in the East and has been slowly gaining steam in the US thanks to its many loyal fans. Feature for feature, it matches its […]

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The most comprehensive messaging app

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Viber (iOS|Android|Windows Phone) is excellent for messaging and calling your friends for free around the globe and you can even make video calls. You can also use your and your friends’ actual phone numbers provided they have the app too. There are a number of third party messaging apps in the App Store such as […]

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Hands-off photo organization meets eye-catching editing tools

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Google has finally built a straightforward, standalone service that intelligently organizes your entire photo collection. Google Photos, as it’s called, has apps for Android and iOS, plus a Web presence, all designed to be your one and only digital photo library. Like its earlier incarnations in Google+, the revamped Photos service stores your photos in […]

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Apple launches News, another news aggregation app

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Apple has announced an app called News, which is designed to aggregate various news sources into one easy-to-read interface. Much like the popular app Flipboard, News integrates a variety of sources into a single feed. It automatically builds personalized recommendations based on what you read. At first glance News doesn’t provide much that’s actually new. […]

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