While advancements in technological science have been rolling out fantastic product and gadget results, a whole new movement has been putting Internet and mobile technology high on the radar. The latest physical 2013 inventions have included everything from a wifi door lock to electric-pulsating slippers, but software and program developers have been busy cranking out code to bring you awesome mobile applications, as well.
Here are ten cool apps you should have, if you don’t already:
If you haven’t heard of it yet, it might be time to crawl out from under your rock. With Evernote, users create virtual notebooks in which to store “notes” – which can be in the form of text, image/photo, table, spreadsheet, or article annotation “clipped” from the web. Whether you’re a novice chef, a college student, or a budding entrepreneur, you can save all your resources in Evernote, without ever printing on another piece of paper again.
2. Gogobot Think Trip Advisor meets Facebook. And then some. Users share travel tips and reviews, plan trips, create a digital passports, and engage in community networks to put together the perfect world adventure. And while on the go, use their fantastic app to read up on where you are and where you’re going, or snap a pic and upload it as a digital postcard for your followers back home.
The all-encompassing money monitor, Mint has found a way to integrate all the functions of various budget tools and finance apps into one…and make it free. Create monthly budgets, track your spending, and set financial goals for yourself: Mint will help you monitor where your money is going. Over time, it picks up on your personal spending patterns so it can auto-categorize transactions, or alert you if something is awry. And you can learn from their free bank, credit card, and investment advice tailored specifically to your financial profile.
In a sea of photo-editing apps, you can easily go through a dozen of them before you find one you like – and even then, you may still use a couple of them to combine the features you want. Aviary has an impressive array of editing tools, including lens effects, color filters, frames, sticker add-ons, and straightening, cropping, and focusing fixes. Plus, there’s a built-in meme creator.
Whether you want to actually climb Mt. Everest, or simply save $100, the Everest app helps you track your goal progress. It’s a productivity-based app, with social network support and tips on how to achieve your goals from the community.
6. Find. Eat. Drink.
Instead of being merely a restaurant locator, Find. Eat. Drink. incorporates the advice and recommendation of professionals in the food industry, so you can locate “the best” grub. This way, reviews aren’t inflated (or downsized) by picky individuals who are biased, or had a one-time bad experience.
7. Angry Birds
Okay, really. You don’t have Angry Birds yet? The wildly popular bird-shooting, pig-knocking game has taken off in spades over the past few years, and is now available in Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Star Wars, and Angry Birds Rio.