What The App?Selection of Top Apps for Productivity Jody Raines, WebMarCom and Seth Goldstein, Goldstein Media
Why Apps?• App-ification - Apps add specific abilities to the device’s operating system• Used to upload software, now apps• Web based or Self Contained• Usefulness defined by your objectives. Fortunately there are many to chose from
What Type Of App• Business Productivity Social Networking Lifestyle• Social Media Engagement Music• Social Reading Reference Sports• Education Travel• News Real Estate Weather• Photography Utilities
Find My PhoneIf you misplace your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, the Find My iPhone app will let you use another iOS device to find it and protect your data. Simply install this free app on another OS device, open it, and sign in with your Apple ID. Find My iPhone will help you locate your missing device on a map, play a sound, display a message, remotely lock your device, or erase all the data on it.
PagesPages is a word processor for iOS on a mobile device. This powerful app has been exclusively designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Create, edit, and view documents. Pages works with iCloud, so your documents stay up to date on all your devices — automatically.Pages documents can be saved as PDF’s or saves as .docs
Garage BandTurn your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full- featured recording studio. Multi-Touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses. Plug an electric guitar into your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Use the built-in microphone or a guitar to record then mix up to eight tracks to create a song.
iMovieMake beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie. Browse and play projects in the Marquee view. Create trailers or sophisticated home movies. Share your finished projects - Publish directly from iMovie to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and CNN iReport. Send to the Camera Roll and share in an email or via iMessage. Use AirPlay to stream video to your HDTV over Wi-Fi with Apple TV
Dragon DictationDragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application that allows you to speak and see your text or email messages. It’s up to five (5) times faster than typing.You can also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) or send notes and reminders to yourself, email messages, or write a blog. The free version is :60 seconds between recordings.
Facebook PagesPages Manager helps admins connect with their audience and keep up with activity on multiple Pages, all in one place.• Post new updates and photos and respond to comments as your Pages• View and reply to private messages• Get notifications about new activity on your Pages right away• View your latest Pages Insights, including checkins
FacebookKeeping up with friends is faster than ever.• See what friends are up to• Share updates, photos and videos• Get notified when friends like and comment on your posts• Text, chat and have group conversations• Play games and use your favorite apps
DropBoxDropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. Any file you save to your Dropbox is accessible from all your computers, iPhone, iPad and even the Dropbox website!• Automatically save photos and videos to Dropbox and earn up to 3 GB additional free space.• Share a link to photos, videos, and docs•
EvernoteEvernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.
Google DriveGoogle Drive lets you keep all your stuff in one place. Upload all your files from your computer - even the big ones - and you can access them anywhere, including your iPhone or iPad. We get you started with 5 GB free.Share photos. Read the most up to date version of your document. Make items available offline to your devices. Files are safely stored on Google Drive.
SkypeCall, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free with Skype for your iPhone or iPod touch.Plus call and text your Contacts (or any other number) at Skype’s low rates. It’s great value with Skype Credit.Skype for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is free to download and works over 3G* or Wi-Fi.
TwitterTwitter app connects users through the Twitter interface. Micro blog, 140 characters or less.Follow trending topics, create lists.
PinterestPinterest is where you can dream about, plan, and prepare for the things you want to do in your life. Whether its vacation plans, new gadgets, favorite recipes, fashion or the latest home decor, Pinterest is an easy way for you to make the most of it. Quickly and easily save and organize your inspirations with your iPhone or iPad.
Google+Stay connected and share life as it happens with Google+ for iPhone and iPad. Join a Hangout, post a photo, or see what friends are sharing while you’re on the go.Recently updated, the app has a nicer, streamlined look and also has the ability to Hangout, although it’s still a little buggy.
VoxerTurn your phone into a Walkie Talkie.Dont waste time on phone calls and voicemails.Voxer® is a Walkie Talkie app for smartphones. Send instant Audio, Text, Photo and Location messages to one friend or a group of your friends. Your friends can listen to your message while you talk or check it out later.
FourSquareHeading out? Foursquare helps you and your friends make the most of where you are. Join the over 25 million people who are already on Foursquare and download the free app now.For business, FourSquare can be an incentive to get new customers in the door. Offer contests for frequent shoppers who check in, and discounts for customers.
Sound CloudDescriptionSoundCloud is a social sound platform where over 20m registered users share original music, spoken word, comedy, radio shows and other great sounds.
PathEasily capture and apply lenses to high quality photos and videos, check in to places with friends, share your thoughts, and interact with people you truly care about - all through a fast and seamless interface.Share on public networks like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare.Check in, upload photos and videos, blog, and tweet directly from Path.
Pin++- Login with Facebook or Twitter.- Upload image from Library or Camera to create pin, Following pins.- Popular pins,any Category pins,any gift pins,video pins., Search pins.- Any User profile,include all boards,all pins,all likes,all followings,all followers.- Search any site images to create a pin.- Like , Unlike,Comment ,Repin. Delete your pins..
ChromeBrowse fast with Chrome, now available on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Sign in to sync your personalized Chrome experience from your computer, and bring it with you anywhere you go.On your iPhone and iPod touch, flip through tabs the way you would fan a deck of cards. On iPad, swipe from edge to edge to switch tabs..
CamZoom3X digital zoom, in real time. With the unique Zoom Knob design, zooming has never been easier!Many pictures taken can be blurry due to the camera is slightly shaking after you press the shutter. With our build in anti-shaking feature, your picture is captured when your hand is steady.Sometimes you want to take multiple images at once to capture things fast.
Instagram80 million users! Share photos.Pick from one of several filtered effects or tilt- shift blur.Share your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see - and follow your friends photos with the click of a single button. Every day you open up Instagram, youll see new photos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world.
360 PanoramaTake stunning 360 panoramas everywhere. 360 Panorama turns your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad into a full featured 360 degree panoramic camera. Easily capture immersive panoramas in seconds and instantly share your 360 view with the world. Pan the camera and watch as images are stitched seamlessly. 360 Panorama captures the scene in a way you never could with a traditional camera.
CinemagramCreate a stunning hybrid between photo and video. Animate small portions of your photo to create a magical image thats part-photo and part-video. Apply vintage / cross processing filters, and share your masterful creation.1. film a short video clip 2-3s2. Animate a small region3. Apply awesome xpro, vintage filters4. Share to Twitter/Tumblr and Facebook
Ustream-Notify your Twitter and Facebook social networks as you start your broadcast so that they can join you.-Interact with viewers during your broadcast using Ustreams Social Stream, which integrates a live feed of Twitter and Facebook messages, plus polling.-For those who missed your broadcast, no problem--the broadcast is recorded and can be shared later!
ColorCOLOR lets you capture and share LIVE video Broadcasts and photos instantly with Facebook friends and followers. A notification is sent directly to the phones of your friends so they never miss a chance to see what you see LIVE, as it happens.From the outrageous and flat out funny to those sweet, sentimental moments, nothing beats the LIVE experience!
FlipboardFrom niche blogs to publications like The New York Times and Rolling Stone, Flipboard creates a single place to enjoy, browse, comment on and share news, photos and updates.In addition to Twitter, Facebook and Google+, you can flip through your newsfeeds and timelines from YouTube, Instagram, Google Reader, LinkedIn, SoundCloud, Tumblr, Flickr, 500px, Sina Weibo and Renren on Flipboard.
SpotifySpotify Premium features• Instant access to millions of songs• Stream online• Listen offline – no mobile connection needed• Share music with your friends• Star your favourite tracks• Wirelessly sync your own music to your iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad• Create and sync playlists
I-nigma - QR ReaderDescriptioni-nigma turns your camera into a sophisticated barcode reader. Thanks to exceptionally quick and robust scanning, it is regularly ranked as top performer in this category..
Red Laser Bar Code ReaderRated as a top shopping app by US Today, The New York Times, CNN Money, PC Magazine and Smart Money magazine, RedLaser helps millions of shoppers shop smarter every day - and it can help you too!GET THE BEST PRICESRedLaser searches millions of products across thousands of online and local retailers to find the best prices
Zite Personalized MagazineZite is a free personalized magazine for your iPad that automatically learns what you like and gets smarter every time you use it. Zite delivers all the great news, articles, blogs, and videos you want – and helps you discover new stuff that youll love.Like a Pandora for Content
CamCardScan all of those business cards you’ve collected into your phone. In addition to adding the contacts to your address book you can view the card images like you’re holding a business card holder.
Dolphin BrowserThe best browser for Android hands down. It allows extensions and is pretty light weight.
BeyondPodThe best podcast app out there for Android. It allows you to organize, listen/watch podcasts. Tons of settings to customize.
Battery Widget RebornA great widget for battery stats and had a great widget.
Any.DoGreat productivity to-do list app that syncs with Google Lists.
Easy Voice RecorderGreat for recording lectures, presentations, voice notes in high definition. Tons of options for customization.
Evernote HelloMeeting new people is fun, but sometimes remembering them isn’t easy. Evernote Hello syncs with your Evernote and helps you remember those who you meet. Pass the phone to the person you’re meeting with and have them take a picture of themselves. Put in some notes and bam... a way to remember them with CONTEXT!
Factbook+The CIA World Facebook for your Android. Enough said.
Google AuthenticatorTwo-factor authentication is the best way to protect your accounts. Google Authenticator lets you have a physical key to your accounts. First it was for just your Google account. Now, because it’s open sourced, many more Web sites and apps are using it.
Google CurrentsLike Flipboard, Google Currents is a great app for reading content of blogs and sites.
Google GogglesHold your phone up to a piece of art and get more info about it. Show it a landmark and get info too. It scans QR codes and so much more.
Google TranslateUse this app to translate text, talk to people in foreign countries. Tons of languages too.
Hooha for App.netApp.net is an experiment in ad-free paid microblogging. This is the best app for Android.