The Best Productivity Apps to Use in 2021
From calendar apps to to-do-list apps, project management apps to note-taking apps, we’ve rounded up our favorite productivity apps for your home and workplace. The Best Note-Taking Apps Note-taking apps can be used to do everything from keeping a grocery list or jotting down random thoughts, to doing something as robust as preparing an
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25 Best & Must-Have iPhone Apps
(8 days ago) The apps I’m about to get into now aren’t official Apple approved apps, and it takes some hax0ring of your iPhone to gain access to them (including the installation of Cydia), but don’t quote me boy, I ain’t said s#!t. Here’s how to jailbreak your iPhone for the Mac or PC. Gear Patrol, does not condone jailbreaking your iPhone.
The 12 Best Fitness Apps Right Now
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Best Apps for Brain Health
(9 days ago) Headspace, a subscription-based audiobook-collection-cum-progress-tracker, has the top crop of self-help apps by popular consensus, offering hundreds of hours of audio-guided meditation on the subjects of addiction, relationships, creativity, and much more. So chances are you’ll be able to refocus on whatever New Year’s resolution you’ve
The 5 Best Hiking Apps
(Just Now) The 5 Best Hiking Apps. Next time you head into the wilderness, track your hikes and learn about nature and survival skills with these apps. By Meg Lappe. Sep 24, 2019 Going off the grid can be a liberating experience. Hiking, trail running or camping, living at the pace of nature — these are downright therapeutic. But it also helps to know
The Best Note-Taking Apps of 2021
(4 days ago) Evernote is one of the best note-taking apps because of its robust features and vast compatibility. It allows you to add almost any kind of file to your notes, including emails, PDFs, website links, written notes, audio clips and Slack conversations. If you're somebody with a lot of notes, there's a neat tagging feature to help you stay organized.
The 7 Best Apartment Finding Apps
(8 days ago) Compared to the other apartment-hunting apps, MyNewPlace is a big one — it claims to have “over 6 million apartments and rental homes across the US.” The app targets neighborhoods to find points of interest, which it works with Foursquare to get. Another cool feature: it also provides 3D floor plans of the building and the apartment, so
The 6 Best Beer Apps
(5 days ago) Untappd Best Beer Journal App: One of the most popular craft beer apps, Untappd picks out nearby establishments that serve craft beer, allows users to rate and take photos of different beers and gives away badges for the more craft beers you try. Yes, it’ll recommend different beers, allow you to “compete” with friends, and has strong ties to Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare — but this
These Are the Best Apps of the Year, According to Apple
(1 days ago) It’s becoming a tradition for Apple’s App Store to announce its picks for the best apps of the year as the holidays roll around. Last year, photo and drawing apps took some of the top honors.Below are this year’s shout-outs across several categories and devices devices, including iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV.
The Best Email Apps to Use With Your Gmail Account
(6 days ago) Aqua Mail. Aqua Mail is a niche yet fan-favorite email app for Android power users. It only works with Android, but that's actually one of its biggest selling points because it integrates so well with other popular Android-only apps, such as Tasker and Light …
The 4 Best Cannabis Apps to Download Now
(9 days ago) There’s more to cannabis than getting high. Like craft beer, bowling or fly fishing — all of which, coincidentally, pair well with weed — part of cannabis’s appeal is the culture that surrounds it. To partake, you could hit a music festival, attend a convention or simply download one of …
The Best Scanner Apps for Your Smartphone
(7 days ago) Adobe. Adobe Scan is one of the best scanner apps because of its simplicity and accuracy — it's also free. Adobe saves all these scans as PDFs, which might be a point of frustration for those who want to save as a JPEG so they can add to a Word document or PowerPoint presentation. Also, it saves all your scanned PDFs to its own cloud storage
The 5 Best To-Do List Apps of 2021
(3 days ago) Microsoft To Do. Courtesy. This is the best to-do list app for people who use Microsoft's suit of apps — including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook — as they all can be integrated seamlessly. For example, you can flag and email in Outlook so that it shows up as a To Do task. If you want to collaborate with others, you can sent
The Best Android Messaging Apps
(2 days ago) Unlike some other SMS apps on Android, Textra won’t separate group chats with iMessaging friends into individual threads, and if you like to text on your laptop, you can download Pushbullet to enable desktop texting. Cons: Technically Textra is a free app, but it comes with ads. You can purchase Textra Pro for $3 and be ad-free.
5 Essential Motorcycle Apps for Every Rider
(Just Now) Now, these apps won’t heat your seats, but they’ll definitely make life on two wheels a hell of a lot better. Eat Sleep Ride. Eat Sleep Ride is more than just a way to connect with other riders. You can track and share your rides and participate in competitions to win gear. However, one of the most helpful features is a crash detection
The Best Camera Apps for Your iPhone, Not Designed By
(4 days ago) Competing apps like Manual and Focus have similar features, but Halide’s simple, intuitive interface is where it shines. It’s clear the app was carefully thought out by professionals in the mobile industry; a custom typeface was even designed for optimal clarity. The end result is a good-looking, intuitive camera app that will make it easy
Five Treadmill Apps That Don’t Suck
(3 days ago) Slogging along on the device of torture and misery that is the treadmill is hard to make fun unless you’re a masochist. But if you’re training for an upcoming race, snow, sleet, rain, and hail make outdoor running difficult; don’t lose hope. Thanks to developments in technology, treadmill apps are working to make your next run passable, if not fun.
5 Games For Your Phone That Will Make You
(4 days ago) Recently, the Educational section of the App Store has been flooded with “brain games.” People love the idea of fun apps that can also maybe make them smarter.Unfortunately, at this time there’s little evidence to prove that brain games aid in overall cognitive skills — even if that’s what many were specifically designed to do. Still, whether or not they make you smarter, they can
The Best Apps to Use on Macs With Apple Silicon
(Just Now) Apps original designed for Intel processors will still work on M1 computers, but they have to be significantly reworked to gain M1 benefits. It's a process that's ongoing, so in the meantime it's best to make sure you're using optimized apps if your new computer has an M1 chip. Here are some notable apps that have made the jump.
7 Habit-Tracking Apps to Help You Stay Productive and Meet
(7 days ago) There are apps that are more robust and highly customizable. And there are apps that are, well, unique and something in-between. We've rounded up our favorite habit tracking apps below. Streaks. Streaks. Streaks has been arguably the best habit-tracking app for iPhone users for years and years. Yes, it costs $5.
Trying to Use Your Phone Less
(Just Now) Part of Google’s ongoing Digital Wellbeing Experiments, the trio of Android apps help you confront your phone usage with varying levels of severity. Screen Stopwatch is the most blunt, replacing your homescreen wallpaper and lock screen with a large timer that simply counts up as you use your phone. Activity Bubbles accomplishes the same
The 12 Best AR Apps for iPhone and iPad
(3 days ago) There are measuring and navigation apps and creative and design apps, as well as apps that deal with shopping and education. And all of them allow you to interact with the world and your iPhone or iPad in a totally different way. Note: In order to use augmented reality apps, you need to have an iPhone or iPad with an A9 chip or later. And it
The Most Important App You Don’t Have on Your Phone (Yet)
(6 days ago) Authentication apps are safer and will work without internet or service. Instead of sending you a secret message that you then have to send right back, authenticator apps work by generating two matching codes, one on Twitter or Instagrams or Gmail’s servers, one on your phone. By using a secret number the app and the service shared when you
16 Essential Apps the Gear Patrol Staff Can’t Live Without
(1 days ago) There are over 2 million apps on the iOS App Store, over two million on the Google Play Store, and more than five million between them. Most of them, as I’m sure you’re well aware, are not worth the data it takes to download, but others are as crucial as your phone itself. Here are some of the apps that our staff just can’t live without.
Every Free Trial That the Most Popular Streaming Services
(8 days ago) Netflix. The free trial: Netflix currently offers a 1-month (30-day) free trial. Normal costs: Netflix offers three different plans. The Basic Plan costs $9/month, allows one person to be signed on at a time, and it delivers up to an SD quality stream. The Standard plan costs $14/month, allows two people to be streaming at once, and delivers up
The Best Apps of 2018, As Selected by Apple's Experts
(1 days ago) Apple’s App Store has selected the best apps and games of the year for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. By Tucker Bowe. Dec 21, 2018 Every year the editorial team that works on and curates Apple’s App Store selects the best apps and games of the year, running across all its different devices: iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. And this year is
The 40 Essential Apps for Android and iOS • Gear Patrol
(2 days ago) The 3 Best Sleep Tracking Apps for the Apple Watch. Apple doesn't market the Apple Watch as a sleep tracker, but there are third-party apps that can make it so. Read the Full Story. This Is the Productivity App That Every Mac Should Have. It's …
Every Watch Lover Should Download These Apps Right Now
(2 days ago) If you don't have any watch-specific apps yet, start here. Owned by the website/store Hodinkee (which, yes, also has its own app) and created by tech entrepreneur Kevin Rose, Watchville is your go-t0 daily dose of aggregated watch content and news from many of the top publications in the field. What watch people are talking about is all here.
14 Frequent Flyers Share Their Favorite Sanity-Saving
(7 days ago) Apps that help them to stay energized, entertained and productive. As well as apps that just help them learn about a new city. With this spirit, I asked some of the people who travel most — aka, frequent flyers — about their favorite travel apps. Jeff Coffin, Saxophonist for Dave Matthews Band.
3 Best Money Managing Apps
(5 days ago) These apps won’t make you Gordon Gekko, nor will they suddenly unlock your inner Soros, but they will help you to be smarter about your money and could even put an extra bit of cash in your pocket. Robinhood. If you want to invest in the stock market, most brokerages and account managers charge a pretty hefty fee. And most require you to
This Free App Tells You What’s New and Cool on Netflix
(9 days ago) There are other apps, such as Bestflix, which is a little more in-depth and will even let you know when shows are renewed or canceled. But for me, I like how simple and straight and to the point the New to Netflix app is. It tells me what’s in and what’s out, and then I can quickly move on with my day.
The 20 Best iPhone Games of 2019, According to Apple
(7 days ago) As part of its end of the year awards, Apple has named the best and most popular iPhone games of 2019. The list is split between both free and paid apps, and range from puzzle games like Wordscapes and Geometry Dash, to multi-player party games like Heads Up!, to popular battle royale games and FPS games like Fortnite and Call of Duty.Check ’em out below.
How to Run Faster: Start With One of These Six Apps
(2 days ago) These apps have bright, easy-to-use interfaces that keep track of the miles you’re logging. Aside from tracking your training distances, these apps help you stay motivated, showing the progress you are making in terms of distance and time and sending motivational push messages.
The 7 Best Photo Editing Apps
(6 days ago) VSCO Cam is one of the most popular photo editing apps available. You can curate your own library (accessible on any device), edit your photos and publish them to every popular platform, including their in-house social arena, the VSCO Grid. Their tasteful presets emulate the nostalgia of film in a subtle way. Plus, their in-app purchases are
Waste Too Much Time on Your Phone
(3 days ago) Tap App Limits to set daily limits on how much time you can spend in particular apps—you can set these limits by app or by app category (social networking, games, entertainment and so on). The daily limit can be as low as a minute or as high as 23 hours 59 minutes, and you can set different limits for different days, if necessary. Screen Time
Which Apps Don't Work on Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, Apple TV
(7 days ago) HBO Max is the biggest omission on all Roku streaming devices and smart TVs. You can still get HBO Now and HBO GO, both of which are legacy apps, but you can't get HBO Max and all its added programing. That includes a huge backlog of movies (like The Lord of the Rings trilogy and all the movies in the DC Universe) and shows (like Friends and
The Best iOS 13 Features Coming to Your iPhone • Gear Patrol
(7 days ago) The most practical improvements deal with the features and apps you use every day. For example, iOS 13 promises to make unlocking your phone with Face ID 30-percent faster and all apps will launch twice as fast. iOS 13 also promises to save space. Downloads and updates will be 50-percent 60-percent smaller, respectively.
6 Tricks Every Apple Watch Wearer Should Know
(9 days ago) When you first set up your Apple Watch, the default layout for its Home screen is a honeycomb of apps. Apple calls it the Grid View and it looks pretty, but it can be very frustrating to use — especially for new users who don't know what each app looks like and does.. This is why we suggest switching the layout to List View, which gets rid of the honeycomb and replaces it with a list of apps
The 12 Best New Features Coming to Your iPhone 12
(8 days ago) The all-new App Library page automatically organizes all your apps into folders based on what they do. For instance, all your streaming apps (i.e Netflix, Hulu and Apple TV+) will be in a folder located “Entertainment,” while your social media apps (i.e Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat) could be put in a folder called “Social.”
Who Needs Wearables
(7 days ago) Breeze (Free), from the makers of Runkeeper, is one of the simplest, cleanest pedometer apps there is. Lose It! (Free) is even simpler, eschewing to-the-second sensor data for plain meal and exercise tracking — which might sound underwhelmingly low tech, but will get the job done without any extra hassle for most.
If You Love Driving, Porsche’s New App Is Made for You
(Just Now) Granted, there are other route tracking apps out there that let you share the locations of your favorite strips of asphalt, but none have the backing of a brand like Porsche. The app’s interface is clean and modern, with the fit and finish you’d expect from a …
Enough about Millennials — Here Are Generation Z’s
(8 days ago) MORE ON APPS: 5 Apps to Help You Refocus | Can Car-Connected Apps Improve Your Driving? | The 25 Best Travel Apps. Yik Yak Yik Yak has already been the subject of wide scrutiny among parental advocacy groups and national publications. The reason, as is usual with anonymous online communities, is cyberbullying. Yik Yak is essentially a
This App Lets Your iPhone Shoot Multiple Videos at Once
(2 days ago) DoubleTake is a new iOS app that allows you to capture videos from two of your iPhone’s cameras at the same time. If you shoot a lot of iPhone videos, there’s a new way for you to do it. First mentioned onstage at the iPhone 11’s release event, DoubleTake and it allows you to capture video from two of your iPhone’s cameras at the same time.
4 Files App Features You Should Be Using, But Aren't
(3 days ago) A new feature coming to the Files app with iOS 13 and iPad 13 is the ability to easily connect and upload files from an external drive, like a USB flash drive, an SD card or an external hard drive, to your Files app. The catch is that you'll need a dongle, like a Lightning to USB adapter ($29) or Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader ($29).
iOS 14.5: Best New Features for the iPhone, Release Date
(5 days ago) Letting apps have access to your personal information has been a big topic in the greater world of technology and personal gadgets, and the iOS 14.5 update wants to make sure that you are aware of which iPhone apps are keeping tabs on your activity. The new app tracking feature requires apps to have a pop-up notification that asks you if you
The 3 Best New iPad Features (iPadOS 14 Is Out Now)
(6 days ago) Like iOS 14, iPadOS 14 is delivering a bunch of updated features that will help multitaskers and improve organization. One of the most useful is a new sidebar feature that can be integrated into apps like Photos, Music, Shortcuts, Voice Memos, Calendar, Notes, Files and Mail. It effectively makes dragging-and-dropping super convenient and easy.