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Our Top 5 Apps We Love This Week
The top 5 apps people at Fueled have their eyes on this week, useful texting tools, national geographic, weather, and more
Every week at Fueled, we share an internal anthology of the week’s greatest new apps. As mobile app developers, we’re lucky to hear about and download cool new apps every day that make our lives easier, entertain us, or keep our eyes and hands busy in awkward situations.
Here are some things we’re keeping our eyes on this week.
Osito is a free app for iPhone that gives you proactive news relevant to your time and location, similar to Google Now for Android. The only catch: if you want to take advantage of all of its features you’ll need a Gmail account. Osito may see some competition from Google since its recent update on its Google Search app that adds “the right information, at just the right time” now to your iPhone/iPad.
We’re looking forward to seeing where this new app goes, with competitors ranging from Twitter #music, Spotify and Pandora. The Yap Music app will differ from the aforementioned in its data-gathering methods, focusing on Facebook’s social graph instead of trending topics. Like Spotify and Pandora, it will create a personalized stream of music and offer new song suggestions based on your history of likes and the most popular artists on Facebook and iTunes.
This free app will give life to your images by enabling you to add private video, notes and music from YouTube. With just a tap you can instantly add text to your videos and pictures with the option to be shared privately or to Twitter and Facebook. You can even add music from YouTube. This app has really awesome potential to bring together a Vine-and-Instagram-esque app in the same place that will allow you to see the whole story in still life and in action.
National Geo City Guides
Looking to take a trip to some of the most sensational cities in the world? This app will show you all London, Paris, Rome and New York have to offer with city guides by National Geographic. The free app includes: currency conversion, local tips, weather, fun facts and some of their renowned iconic photography. To take full advantage of the app, the premium version gives you curated point-by-point walks, customizable mapped itineraries and an insider's list of can’t-miss spots.
If your seasoned fingers can’t already go a mile a minute, we bring you TextExpander—a new app that allows you to type even faster on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using short abbreviations that expand into long “snippets.” Using the app, you can customize your snippet library with your most commonly used text, addresses, signatures, boilerplate paragraphs, and send emails, text messages, tweets and more directly from the app. TextExpander is compatible with more than 150 apps that incorporate its touch integration, including Notesy, Things, QuickEver, iA Writer, WriteRoom, Wordpress and beyond. Bonus! TextExpander is also available for your Mac, because time is precious. The app is available for $4.99 in the app store.
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