For years, we've been hunting for and writing about the best smartphone apps out there. Every week. Now, we're going to try something a little different, so this'll be our last Apps of the Week as you know it. But it will be reborn as something new and, hopefully, better.
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I'm really excited about this week's apps. SwiftKey is trying to make its already great (and smart) keyboard smarter. The Podcasting app Overcast is now completely free, plus it's been updated. And the Truecaller app finally gave its Windows Phone community some much needed attention. There's also a pretty awesome calendar app that visualizes your schedule, a sweet app for making vectors and...well, Halo.
Not every app of the week is always new -- sometimes even updates to apps are deserving enough for some fresh attention. This week there are a few updates to old goodies in the Windows Phone world, Android users can choose to take a step back in time to the days of analogue video recording, and iOS has a newbie that lets you easily make comic book pages.
It's that day of the week again -- the day when we post all the new apps worth checking out. This time around we're highlighting Apple's Android release (which has seen some major trolling), an app for iOS that's all about helping you spend less time on your phone, and an alarm for Windows Phone that goes above and beyond the stock option.
This week's favourite apps have you covered for a lot of different scenarios. You need to book a flight for cheap? Check. Or maybe you've got some down time and want to watch a bunch of great videos that were picked out by professionals -- there's an app for that. We've also got an old favourite that's finally being beta tested on a new mobile OS. But OK, that's enough of an intro, time to check out the apps.
Welcome to another Apps of the Week as we take a tour of all the great software fit for your 5-inch (or so) smartphone screen. As usual, photography comes front and centre, your smartphone can now power up into a wireless keyboard and Windows Phone finally gets in on one of the biggest gaming apps ever created.
Last week was a good seven days of apps, including yet another piece of software from Facebook but also some must-download apps across all OSes. Strangely, the theme this week was all about sharing, whether sharing photos with friends or documents across devices or videos with the rest of the world.
This week is the big annual tech holiday for Android fans, and Apple enthusiasts big day isn't far behind, but we still got some great apps to talk about amidst the big headlines concerning new OS features and the like. Android gets completely caught up in the world of livestreaming, iOS gets some new and weird ways to communicate, and a Microsoft gimmick feature turns into a gimmick app.
This week we've got apps you're going to want to download on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Microsoft ups its Android app game even further by pushing out Office for Android phones (finally). One of the best and exclusive readers out there gets a snazzy new iOS app. And if you're a Windows Phone acolyte, a new app will make sure you get the best workout possible. And the best news? They're all free.
Thanks to Microsoft's Build 2015 developers conference, the apps world is all shaken up. With news that Android and iOS apps will be easier than ever to port over to Windows 10, apps on Windows Phone just got a lot more interesting. But amidst all this chaos, new apps hit mobile stores this week with regular frequency, including a couple podcast apps, a crazy-weird travel app, and some fancy DJ-in-your-pocket software. Check 'em out.
April seems to have flown by, but a decent amount of stuff has happened. We saw more glimpses of plenty of upcoming films including Star Wars, Jurassic World, andMad Max: Fury Road. Super hero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron came out, and it was awesome, LG announced the G4 smartphone at long last, we found out more about Windows 10, Game of Thrones came back, and the Apple Watch got released.
Part of me wants to call this roundup a special "music" edition because an odd amount of great music streaming and discovery apps came out this week -- but let's not forget the huge app drops from Twitter and Instagram, too.