‘Apps’ Posts

Quickly Add Bookmarklets to Safari

Quickly Add Bookmarklets to Safari

One of the more aggravating disadvantages inherent in browsing the web with Safari for iOS is the browser’s lack of support for extensions. Whereas Chrome users can utilize an extension to send links from their desktop to their phone, or save web pages with note taking apps like Evernote, iPhone and iPad users aren’t quite ...

New Gmail App Released for iOS

Gmail’s app for iOS has never really impressed anyone. In terms of appearance and usability, the app rates somewhere just in front of Apple’s now infamous Maps in terms of usability and popularity among its users. Finally, iPhone and iPad users with Gmail may now breath a sigh relief following yesterday’s release of a completely ...

Adblock Plus for Android Blocks Ads in Apps and More

Adblock Plus, the browser extension used by millions to enhance the browsing experience by removing ads from websites, is now available for Android via an official app. The app is free and blocks ads within apps, browsers, videos, and even notifications. But that’s only if you can get around the limitations to unlock the app’s ...

Puffin: A Flash-Enabled Browser for iOS and Android

One of the biggest complaints often heard about Apple products over the years is the lack of compatibility its devices have with websites that use Flash, the multimedia platform used for many videos, games, animations, interactive sites and advertisements on the web. And while Flash support was typically seen as an advantage for Android smartphones ...

Lovely’s New iPhone App Takes Smart Apartment Hunting Mobile

Looking for an apartment just got a lot easier with the launch of the Lovely app for iPhone. Originally a web app limited to the San Francisco area, it launched nationwide last month. The service offers a collection of over 275,000 entries from over 7,500 cities. The app excels in filtering listings based on neighborhoods, ...

Sleep Better with Sleep as Android

I’ve had trouble sleeping on and off for years, so much so that I’ve definitely found myself oversleeping for class more than once, or completely unable to sleep at all. Overtime, I’ve learned that not everyone needs exactly 8 hours of sleep a night, and that its entirely possible that my REM cycles last more ...

EpicWin for iPhone Turns Task Management Into a Productive Game

A few weeks ago, I told you about Task Hammer, an Android app that turns the usual dull task of task management into a game by throwing in character creation and a leveling system. In that post, I mentioned EpicWin, a premium, more sophisticated app with very similar features. Unlike Task Hammer, however, EpicWin is extremely polished ...

Duolingo: Language Instruction Goes Mobile with New App

About a month ago, we suggested a new way to learn a language at absolutely no cost called Duolingo. The site works by combining language learning and crowd-sourced translation service, in which users train themselves in a new language by translating documents submitted to Duolingo. Blending these two services not only allows users to learn ...

Goodreads: Last.fm for Books

Believe it or not, but more people are reading books these days than ever before. Shocking as this may be, its still surprisingly difficult to find new books other than through word of mouth or recommendations from critics. Audiophiles, however, have a notably easier time with finding new bands or artists to listen to when ...

Task Hammer: An Android To-do App with an RPG Twist

There’s no short supply of task managers and to-do list apps for Android. Many are simply ports of popular desktop apps, others are simply trying to squeeze into the already overcrowded productivity app market. The problem with this market is, despite the endless variety of apps, each and every one of them seem to have ...

Apply to Square’s Code Camp Contest

If you are both female and an engineering student, hurry up and get your application together for Square’s first (ever) Code Camp Contest! Don’t be intimidated by the title — the Code Camp is a three day program held in one of the greatest cities in the world — San Francisco, California (Go Giants!). The ...

Call and Text for Free with These Apps

Chances are that if you’re a college student, you’re still on your parents cell phone plan. If that’s the case, it’s also extremely likely that they’ve at some point chewed you out over the amount of calling and texting you’ve been doing. Since cutting down on your texting is clearly not an option, there’s luckily ...