SpeedyPainter is a free, open-source painting and drawing app that lives up to its name, thanks, in part, to its basic features and layout. It's not aimed at Photoshop but at Paint and similar lightweight graphics tools. SpeedyPainter features multiple layers, supports pressure-sensitive digitizers, such as Wacom pen tablets, and crops images, copies selections, and performs other basic image editing tasks. It has some interesting features, too, such as a Perspective Mode and a neat color wheel that's much faster than the Windows color picker, and it records the drawing processes for playback or export. But we've … Read more
Bump gives you a fresh, fun, new way to transfer your contacts, files, or anything else from your phone to another gadget. In addition to moving items between your own devices, it's a great way to exchange contact info. with others as long as they have the app installed, as well.
The idea behind this app is that you can transfer files by tapping your phone with another phone, tablet, or even a computer. These files can be anything from your contact information to an app suggestion and can even be a photo, song, or video. The only catch … Read more
Despicable Minions Camera lets you cover your photos with adorable minions from the popular 3D animation film "Despicable Me." It doesn't give many photo-editing options, but that's probably not why you would download an app like this. If you want minions, though, you'll get them.
With this app you can capture a new photo or take any picture from your smartphone gallery and cover it in easy-to-apply stickers featuring "Despicable Me" minions. Although you have dozens upon dozens of minions to choose from, you won't find stickers with all the characters from … Read more
Shortyz Crosswords rounds up some of the best, most challenging crosswords in print into one smooth package. It doesn't have an infinite number of puzzles, but it's constantly updating with new things to solve. If you just want to do your daily crossword on your smartphone or tablet, this is an awesome way to do it.
This app gives you about a dozen daily crosswords from sites like the "Los Angeles Times," "People," and "USA Today." There are some random crosswords from popular Web sites and some of the major weekly puzzles … Read more
Contacts Sync and Transfer is designed to work around the often cumbersome integration of multiple sets of contacts on your iPhone. With Apple contacts, Google, Facebook, and others all loaded and pulling from the same resources, it can often be hard to find any one person, and restoring your contacts in the future or to a new device can take time as you set up each service. With this app you can back up and restore all of your contacts in a single interface.
When you first load Contacts Sync & Transfer, you will be prompted to create an account. … Read more
Organizer To-Do is a to-do list, scheduler, and calendar app with stay at home moms and dads in mind. The app features three major functions -- a to-do list creator, a shopping list manager, and a calendar that can either sync with your other calendars or work independently to keep track of everything you have to do. While the app is designed with moms and dads in mind, it works for anyone with a lot of around-the-house chores to do.
When you start Organizer To-Do you're shown a screen with all of your options. There are six, but three … Read more
inClass is a multifeature schedule, class, and instructor management tool for students at any grade level. With a fun, thematic design and multiple tools to help you manage everything related to the school day, this app will help you get more out of your day while keeping track of what is due and when.When you first open inClass, you'll find your calendar already set for the current day. It will be empty at first, but you can start adding tasks right away by going to the Task List on the bottom of the screen. Tasks, notes, and instructors … Read more
Minimal is a camera app that does exactly as its name promises; it minimizes the number of options to streamline taking and sharing photos. The effect is good, but the app does little more than the bare basics, making it just slightly better than what your iPhone already has built in. Combined with ads in the app, it's a toss up as to whether a switch to this app would make sense for your needs.
When you open Minimal, you can tell the designers were keen to make it look good and easy to use. The app is pretty, … Read more
SignEasy provides a number of options for digitally signing documents on your touch screen device for quicker, easier management of contracts and forms while on the go. As the fax machine phases out of use, scanners become less available, and people generally look to avoid pricey overnight mailing fees, this is a very useful app -- using the touch screen to accurately capture signatures, securely stamp them, and attach them to documents you can send to colleagues and clients.
SignEasy does not require you to create an account, but it is most useful if you have one. This allows you … Read more
Free FLAC to MP3 quickly and effectively converts your files, but it comes with some additional junk. While completely basic, the program operates as intended and supports batch conversions.
When you're downloading this program, it will hit you with quite a few junkware programs. If you're not careful it will take over your browser with toolbars and other nasty add-on programs. You can opt out of each one, but the program doesn't make it easy for you to avoid walking away clean. If you make it through that minefield, Free FLAC to MP3 works well enough. It … Read more