QuickPics Photo Manager ( iOS)
With easy to use tagging features, QuickPics gives you a better way to search your photo library, but only if you're willing to put in the work.
Parallels Desktop 10
Integration with Mac OS X Yosemite and a fair price make Parallels Desktop 10 the best Mac system virtualization option, despite a confusing installation process.
Botanicula ( iOS)
With adorable characters, challenging puzzles, and a compelling storyline, Botanicula is worth your money, but it takes patience to succeed.
Vlur ( iOS)
With good-looking transitions and filter effects, Vlur lets you add pizzazz to videos for social networks without a lot of hassle.
LibreOffice 4.3 ( PC)
LibreOffice is a great office suite, but it can't compete with modern apps that offer strong compatibility with Microsoft Office, and also work on mobile devices and the Web.
Humin ( iOS)
With better ways to search your contact lists, and tons more information for each contact, Humin is an excellent replacement for your iOS dialer.
Glide ( Android)
If you're familiar with other video-chatting services, Glide offers more flexibility and features.
Videoshop ( iOS)
Even with the UI issues, you'd be hard-pressed to find another video editing app with more features than Videoshop.
Tempo Smart Calendar ( iOS)
While it's currently iPhone-only, Tempo Smart Calendar is a worthwhile calendar app that integrates well with other services.
myMail ( iOS)
MyMail has all of the standard features you'd expect in a modern e-mail app, but nothing that stands out as a must-have feature.