Mobile Apps

Music Memos
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Music Memos ( iOS)

Apple's new Music Memos app captures musical inspiration, while GarageBand adds a new AI drummer and loop arranger.

Pricing not available

Adobe Post
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Adobe Post ( iOS)

A free-with-registration iPhone app that produces attractive text-overlay-on-image graphics for social media, Adobe Post is fun and easy to use.

4 stars Editors' rating on December 17, 2015

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Ctrl+Console Lightroom Sorter
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Ctrl+Console Lightroom Sorter

Ctrl+Console's Lightroom Sorter provides iPad-based controls for organizing your photos.

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YouTube Music
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YouTube Music ( Android)

Google serves up a new app for music lovers called YouTube Music that organizes all the different versions of your favorite tunes into a central hub with guided paths for artists discovery and new music curation.

Pricing not available

Adobe Photoshop Fix
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Adobe Photoshop Fix ( iOS)

A solid photo-retouching iPad app for folks who need Creative Cloud integration, Adobe Photoshop Fix is useful, but would be more so with some additional features.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 5, 2015
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

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Home Connect
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Home Connect ( Android)

Bosch will expand its Home Connect app launched last year to smarten up fridges, washing machines, dryers, and coffee machines.

Magic Duels
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Magic Duels ( iOS)

Magic Duels' tutorial mode is among the best ways to learn to play Magic, but interface problems and poor cross-device support mean the average player should look elsewhere for their fix.

Drivemode Driving Interface
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Drivemode Driving Interface ( Android)

It's so intuitive and simple that you could use the Drivemode app for Android while blindfolded, but don't try that while driving.

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Apple Music
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Apple Music

Apple Music has a lot of potential, but its iCloud Music Library bugs and confusing interface keep it from edging out Spotify for now.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 8, 2015
1 star User rating out of 9 votes

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Apple News
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Apple News ( iOS)

Apple has announced its own app that provides the same kind of news aggregation service as the popular Flipboard app.

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Google Photos
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Google Photos

Free unlimited storage, automatic backup and fun editing effects make Google Photos one of our favorite tools for wrangling your photos.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 28, 2015
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote

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Viber
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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
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
WPS Office
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
0 stars User rating out of 2 votes

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Meerkat
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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
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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

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Periscope
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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
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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

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Enlight
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Enlight ( iOS)

Enlight lives up to its promise of being a one-stop shop for photo editing, with an intuitive interface and tutorials to help you get started.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 25, 2015

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Fotonica
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Do Camera
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Do Camera ( Android)

Three new apps from automation service IFTTT let you assign complicated tasks to a single button.

Free