1) Key Ring Rewards Cards. If frequent buyer cards and coupon
clippings are bulking up your wallet, this is the app for you! Key Ring Rewards
is a convenient way to collect and store membership or loyalty cards in one
place. The app's tutorial walks you through its simple setup, and the program
utilizes your phone's built-in GPS to find deals at businesses in your area. We
love that Key Ring Rewards lets you share coupons with friends through emails
and on Facebook, and Twitter. Free and available on: iOS, Android, Windows, and
2) Bump. As the name implies, the simple gesture of gently
"bumping" two phones together is all it takes to share photos, apps, messages,
contact information, and more. Both phones do have to be Bump users. With the
new app update, you can now bump photos to your computer as well! Free and
available on: iOS and Android.
3) Meal Snap. Snap a photo of your
meal, and it tells you what's in the meal and gives a calorie estimate. The app
is good for things you would expect, like easily identifying a single fruit or a
bowl of pasta, but less so for more complicated meals, though you can edit the
information once you take the picture. (We haven't verified its calorie claims,
so take them with a grain of salt.) Costs $2.99 on iOS.
This app allows groups of people to chat and share images without annoying
usernames or pins, and works seamlessly across various devices. It works with
any browser, and is free.
5) Instapaper. This app is great when you
come across a long article or post you really like, but don't have time to read
immediately. It saves web pages as text only and lets you adjust the formatting
so you can enjoy distracted-free reading even when you're offline (good if you
are going on a plane, subway, or in an area without WiFi).Costs $3.99 for iOS
6) WolframAlpha. This knowledge database one-ups Google
because it gives you direct answers to your questions. With its intuitive,
simple interface, it lets you ask questions across domains like finance, food,
math, and medicine. Costs $3.99 for iPhone, Android and Windows.
Evernote. Evernote offers the perfect combo of easy-to-use and
feature-rich note-taking. Users can jot down thoughts, capture photos, create
to-do lists, record reminders, and more. And everything is quickly and easily
searchable. It works with any browser and is free.