From the brilliant maker of Dashclock comes an intriguing new automatic wallpaper app. It can use paintings or other images or use photos from your gallery. It also auto-dims and blurs the background - double-tap, and it clears right up!
A new discovery - it's a voice recorder with a twist. Start the recording, then tap the big orange button when someone says something interesting. Review clips and add notes and photos. Great time-saver!
If you're on a computer all day, it kinda sucks when your phone buzzes at you and you have to switch your gaze. Not anymore. Pushbullet lets you get those notifications on your PC. Also allows pushing links, etc. to your phone or friends.
I LOVE Any.Do for to-do lists. Cal is just as pretty if you don't mind sacrificing some screen real-estate. Not as functional as other 3rd-party calendar apps but slick nonetheless. Integrates with Any.Do too!
Stumbled upon this gem of a sports app. It has all the features you'd expect, but adds a "buzzworthy" rating to each game or match. Smooth and quick operation. Lacks a widget, but you won't mind spending time in-app.
This is a pretty handy app that Google has graced us with. It's meant for all of those spur-of-the-moment notes or reminders you want to... well, keep. Stores them in your Google cloud. Voice notes, photos, typed notes, and so forth.
I'm happy to add this back to my installs thanks to the Samsung Galaxy S4 update. For phones with expandable memory, this is a total no-brainer keeper. Not the prettiest interface, but the functionality trumps all.
I had a handful of AutomateIt rules to govern WiFi usage and connections to save my battery, rather than leave WiFi on at all times. This app made them unnecessary. Uses location to dynamically enable/disable WiFi based on known networks.
Not quite as powerful as Tasker - think of it as a hot hatch instead of a supercar. It has performance without requiring an advanced degree in automation logic. Make your phone do what you want it to do.
Cozi is the electronic equivalent of the color-coded family calendar on your wall. Keep track of your family's diverse schedules at a glance. Simple and powerful enough for even the least-technological soccer moms or dads.
Back in the old days, I'd camp out next to the radio hoping to hear the title of a new song that I immediately fell in love with. Shazam saved me from that purgatory... although now my song purchases have tripled!
Don't travel without it. Keep up-to-date with your flights, reservations, and day-of-travel weather conditions in one convenient place. Paired with TripCase's web service and send-to-email reservation logging and it's a powerful travel tool.
Of the dozens of project managers out there, Trello stands out in its simple and intuitive approach to planning. It doesn't hurt that Trello is free where most other project manager systems require subscriptions.
Llama is one of those apps that amazes you when you realize it's free with no strings attached. The kind you are glad to donate to the developer. Not as flashy or complete as AutomateIt, but a worthy substitute if you are looking for freeware.
Take it from me - I've tried just about every weather app out there and bought several. This one is the best. Yahoo! Weather may be free, but 1Weather does everything Yahoo! does without all the Yahoo! bloat that comes with it.