Mobile Apps

Viber
REVIEW

Viber ( Android)

With audio and video calls and more features than most messaging services, Viber is the best option, but only if you can convince your friends to use it.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 15, 2015
WPS Office
REVIEW

WPS Office ( Android)

Stellar performance and an intuitive layout make WPS Office a great choice for mobile editing.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 7, 2015
reTXT
REVIEW

reTXT ( Android)

ReTXT gives you all the standard messaging features you're used to, but is worth getting for the added security and the ability to correct or delete sent messages.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 6, 2015
Celestial
REVIEW

Celestial ( iOS)

Though it has some issues, Celestial is worthwhile for its relaxing, ambient sounds.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 1, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Fyuse
REVIEW

Fyuse ( Android)

Check out Fyuse if you want a new way to capture images that are a mixture of a photo, video and GIF.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 30, 2015
Layout
REVIEW

Layout ( iOS)

Even without extra features, Layout is worth your time for an easy way to create collages in only a few taps.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 16, 2015
Adobe Acrobat DC
REVIEW

Adobe Acrobat DC ( Android)

Adobe Document Cloud, its apps and applications look like a very good start, but you may want to wait a bit before jumping in with anything other than Fill & Sign.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 6, 2015

Pricing not available

Meerkat
REVIEW

Meerkat ( iOS)

Meerkat brought live mobile-streaming video into the mainstream, but its lack of features makes it an easy target for its much better competition.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 2, 2015
Adobe Slate
REVIEW

Adobe Slate ( iOS)

A useful and easy way to create text-and-photo-based scrolling Web pages, Adobe Slate is a great, free tool for building universally viewable photo galleries, promotional materials, presentations and other communications.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 2, 2015

Pricing not available

Periscope
REVIEW

Periscope ( iOS)

Though it has some minor rough edges to smooth out, Periscope is currently the best way to shoot and view live streaming video.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 31, 2015
2 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Adobe Comp CC
REVIEW

Adobe Comp CC ( iOS)

Adobe Comp CC is a great mobile tool for designers immersed in the Creative Cloud ecosystem who want to prototype layouts on an iPad.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 30, 2015

Pricing not available

Fotonica
REVIEW

Fotonica ( iOS)

Fotonica is a never-ending running game that's worth it for the "Tron"-like visuals and ambient electronic audio.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 11, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Redesign Photo
REVIEW

Redesign Photo ( iOS)

With hundreds of filters and effects, ReDesign Photo is great for playing with photos, but it sorely needs a method to undo your edits.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 27, 2015
Lyve App
REVIEW

Lyve App ( iOS)

Lyve is a fast and hands-off way to organize your photos if you don't want to do it yourself.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 25, 2015

Pricing not available

Alto's Adventure
REVIEW

Alto's Adventure ( iOS)

While the gameplay is not as feature-packed as other games from the genre, Alto's Adventure's graphical style is more than worth your money.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on February 25, 2015
Adonit Forge
REVIEW

Adonit Forge ( iOS)

Jot stylus users have nothing to lose by giving this app a shot, and they may find it useful. As the solution to a problem, however, it needs a little more polish.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 24, 2015
Darkroom
REVIEW

Darkroom ( iOS)

With an intuitive interface, the ability to create filters and the ability to adjust curves, Darkroom is a great download, but it still needs more.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 19, 2015
Skyward
REVIEW

Skyward ( Android)

Despite the tricky advertising, Skyward is a fun free game that focuses on timing and keeping it together as you go for the high score.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 18, 2015
Evoland
REVIEW

Evoland ( iOS)

Evoland is worth your money for a fun romp through adventure-gaming history as you slowly unlock new technologies and better graphics.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 16, 2015
ProShot
REVIEW

ProShot ( iOS)

ProShot is a worthwhile purchase for precise manual controls within easy reach, but you'll be lost at first without prior photography knowledge.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 11, 2015
Microsoft Excel for Tablet
REVIEW

Microsoft Excel for Tablet ( Android)

Unless you already use Microsoft's products, skip these Office apps in favor of third-party options.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 3, 2015
Microsoft Outlook
REVIEW

Microsoft Outlook ( iOS)

With simple gestures for inbox management and an incredibly useful built-in calendar, Microsoft Outlook for iOS is a must have.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 3, 2015
3 stars User rating out of 1 vote
The LEGO Movie Video Game
REVIEW

The LEGO Movie Video Game ( iOS)

The Lego Movie is a fun way to get into the action if you're a fan, but don't spend your money if you haven't seen the movie.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 30, 2015
Shadowmatic
REVIEW

Shadowmatic ( iOS)

Shadowmatic is worth the pocket change for its unique perspective, but a better progression of difficulty would make it a more engaging play.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 27, 2015
Trivia Crack
REVIEW

Trivia Crack ( iOS)

Trivia Crack is a fun trivia challenge with friends and strangers, just be aware of in-app and pay-to-win purchases.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 24, 2015
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
The Princess Bride: The Official Game
REVIEW

The Princess Bride: The Official Game ( iOS)

All but the most die-hard "Princess Bride" fans should steer clear. While it will remind you of the classic comedy, it has few other redeeming qualities.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 16, 2015
Adobe Lightroom for iPhone
REVIEW

Adobe Lightroom for iPhone ( iOS)

For rating and flagging photos already in Lightroom while you're killing time or for quick, rough edits, it's good. But the phone version of Lightroom mobile needs more features before it feels essential.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 15, 2015

Pricing not available

Salient Eye
REVIEW

Salient Eye ( Android)

As far as free theft-deterrent and motion-notification systems go, Salient Eye has the lock on simplicity.

4 stars Editors' rating on December 12, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Kwilt
REVIEW

Kwilt ( iOS)

Despite some promising features, Kwilt currently has too many irksome kinks to take down the Photos app as your default mobile image editor.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 10, 2014
Kingdom Rush Origins
REVIEW

Kingdom Rush Origins ( Android)

Fast and exciting strategic gameplay makes Kingdom Rush Origins a must-have pick for tower-defense fans.

5 stars Editors' rating on December 2, 2014