Mobile Apps

7 Best Free Android Alternatives for Siri

Now that the iPhone 4S’s Siri has been cracked, the rest of the smart phone world can indulge in their fetish for barking commands at their favorite Mobile piece of plastic.

For those wondering what a Siri is, it’s Apple answer to the Personal Assistant of the future. Like a human PA, Siri can help with daily time management, scheduling meetings, correspondence,  note taking, answering questions, and perform actions by sending requests to an expanding set of online services.

Some claim It even delves into the realms of Spooky AI because the application, by default, can make recommendations; and over time (assuming you’re one of those lucky people who actually can stick to a schedule fed into your phone/PDS) Siri can even go to extent of making dinner reservations or hiring a taxi cab.

Much as we were excited, however we at Smashingapps took a step back and asked ourselves “Do we really *HAVE* to wait for a hacked iPhone app to fulfill our Intelligent Knight Rider like needs ?” For all those Android(ers) out there, who crave to have something as cool as the ‘Siri’, we roll in a list of some of the best alternatives to make your Android handset look as smart as the Apple’s iPhone.

Vlingo Virtual Assitant

 

 

Tagged as the best voice-powered Virtual Assistant on Android, Vlingo presents the perfect Siri-like functionality. Loaded with a great User Interface, your Personal Assistant (Vlingo) is always by your side to help you when sending messages, calling someone, opening Android apps, finding restaurants and businesses or performing a certain search. In addition, Android handset owners can use the app to update on social networks, including Twitter and Facebook.

A simple tap on “Speak It” would start the app’s listening process and rest you can leave on Vlingo to perform. Whereas, Voice recognition is termed as one of the toughest technology to master on, we were very impressed with Vlingo’s perfomance.

Furthermore, the app has the ability to read incoming text messages and emails while you drive via SafeReader component. The voice clarity is way above other apps, even when compared to Google’s very own “Voice Actions” as it speaks with perfect punctuation. In a recent update, Vlingo InCar feature has been added to allow users to make hands-free call, send, reply to and receive text messages and email as well as search the web without the need to touch the phone.

Edwin, Speech-to-Speech

 

Whereas Android phones come pre-loaded with some impressive voice command tools, for all those looking forward on taking this feature to the next level, Edwin helps you super charge your voice commands by giving verbal responses to your queries.

Power up Edwin from your home screen or using a hot key and get ready to have your queries answered. Get to know the outside temperature, premiere of a movie happening or a nearby theater, on-going promotions on the local store or identifying your location, Edwin is the perfect companion to help you on this.

Questions asked are responded out loud and in easily parsed text instead of long search results for you to filter.

Voice Actions For Android

 

 

In the early days there used to be planners, sticky notes, and various gadgets to keep up the daily appointments. With fast development in the mobile phone world, a great change has been witnessed. Your smart phone is now your handheld computer, a notepad, a GPS guide, a music library and much more, that too in a sleek device which fits your pocket.

Whereas your handset can perform on all these things, it lacked the feature to directly interact and follow your commands. Voice Actions for Android is the ultimate solution to control your Android handset using your voice. Call, text, email, search the web or complete certain tasks, all that can be done by just speaking into your phone.

One of the best thing I experienced while testing out the app, it helps you call a particular business, even when you have no information on it. Example, you need a cake for your manager’s birthday and that too from a particular bakery. Instead of looking for contact information, all you do is “SAY IT” and it simply Google’s the information and makes the desired call.

 

Sonalight Text By Voice

 

 

Every now and then, you would have found yourself messaging your friends and family while driving. Whereas this diverts your attention from the road, we have found the perfect app for safe driving as your texts are sent.

Sonalight’s Text By Voice app is the perfect solution compared to others which require attention from your eyes and fingers while driving. Launch the app and simply shout, “Text By Voice”, which will launch the feature and all you need to do is to follow the spoken voice cues to respond or compose texts.

One of the best thing I discovered while testing out the app, Text By Voice is always listening even when your phone is sleeping which means you can send out texts without the need to unlock your phone.

Speaktoit Assistant

 

Yet another possible Siri alternative for Android, called Speaktoit Assistant. Having to test it out, the Android based app worked pretty much the same as the popular iPhone Siri.

Speaktoit Assistant for Android will launch apps, answer questions and connect with social networks including Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter. And this is not all it does, you can browser maps, search for news and images, weather updates, send emails, and much more.

The app presents an avatar allowing you to change his/her look to something like a street guy to an Asian girl.

 

Skyvi

 

 

 

This might be the 6th app I have tried out during my search for a ‘Siri’ alternative for android. Upon launching the app, you would be welcomed by a collection of buttons you can use to explore questions and tasks you can have Skyvi to perform.

Skyvi has the knowledge on almost everything from Local Businesses to a healthy meal. The app talks back to you with various jokes and remarks. Users can access and update Facebook and Twitter using voice instructions.

Might call this as the perfect ‘Siri’ alternative with ability to find and call places, load directions, define words, look for weather updates, search local businesses, access social networks and much more.

Iris

 

 

On lookout for Siri like apps for Android, bumped into ‘Iris’ with tech geeks calling it “Sort Of Siri for Android”. This app allows you to search on various subjects including art, biology, history and more. Just ask on almost anything and it would reply with a paragraph from Wikipedia.

The app was completely designed in 8 hours by Android dev Narayan Babu and his team. Whereas designed in a record time, the questions you ask by voice are answered back in a smart voice. Although not as accurate as Siri, the results are surely amazing.

7 Excellent HTML5 Tools And Resources

There are many tools and resources out there for designers and developers, but getting by free and good ones is not that easy. That is why I am sharing 7 Excellent HTML5 Tools And Resources. Read each entry in the list and see which one suits your needs best.

You are welcome if you want to share more html5 tools and resources that our readers/viewers may like. Do you want to be the first one to know the latest happenings at SmashingApps.com, just subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter and follow us on Digg as well to get updated.

Heartcode CanvasLoader Creator

The Heartcode CanvasLoader Creator is a free online tool which you can use to generate scripted preloaders (spinners or throbblers) for your HTML projects. The Creator is using the CanvasLoader UI Library.

Html5 File Upload with Progress

Html5 finally solves an age old problem of being able to upload files while also showing the upload progress.

Making a Beautiful HTML5 Portfolio

In this tutorial, you will be making a beautiful HTML5 portfolio powered by jQuery and the Quicksand plugin. You can use it to showcase your latest work and it is fully customizable, so potentially you could expand it to do much more.

Create a Stylish Contact Form with HTML5 & CSS3

Here is a step by step process to create your own stylish contact form completely out of HTML5 and CSS3.

Periodic Table of the HTML5 Elements

The table here shows the 106 elements currently in the HTML5 working draft and two proposed elements.

Interactive Typography Effects with HTML5

This tutorial outlines what is really just the tip of the iceberg that is interactive design. It will go over the development of dynamic, and generative banners to give your website that little extra wow.

JavaScript Mobile Framework for HTML5 Web Apps

DHTMLX Touch is a free open source JavaScript library for building HTML5-based mobile web apps. It’s not just a set of UI widgets, but a complete framework that allows you to create eye-catching, robust web applications that run on iOS, Android, and other mobile platforms.

28 Excellent iPhone Apps To Make Your Life Easier

Having a smartphone in your pocket has somewhat become a style statement, but apart from its appearance and style appeal, it allows you to perform all tasks that you would perform with your laptop or computer. This is the main reason of smartphone popularity.

For the iPhone users, there are plentiful iPhone apps accessible on the internet. So, rather than wasting time in looking for the one you require, have a look at this collection of apps that we have composed here to permit people discover the few useful apps they can magnify their productivity with.

SkyGrid

SkyGrid is a beautiful and captivating way to stay up to date on your news. Follow all the sources and topics you want, and effortlessly receive updates on the interests you care about. Read your favorite news, people, blogs, and topics in a customized Photo Grid.

TaskPad HD

Intuitive TaskManager with cloud sync accross iPhone, iPod, iPad and web interface.

Salesforce Mobile

Salesforce Mobile gives you instant access to your Salesforce information on your iPhone.

Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone is free for anyone with an iPhone 4, iPad, or 4th generation iPod touch (iOS 4.2 or later required).* Just sign in with your Apple ID on your qualifying device and turn on Find My iPhone to allow you to locate it.

Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express software lets you use simple gestures to quickly edit and share photos from your mobile device. Enjoy having your photo and video library right in your hand — without wasting your device’s valuable storage space.

WordPress

It’s easy to manage your WordPress blog or site from your iOS device. With WordPress for iOS, you can moderate comments, create or edit posts and pages, and add images or videos with ease.

SugarSync

SugarSync is by far the best solution to replicating and synchronizing your files across multiple computers. It really works.

2X Client

With this tool you can remotely connect and work on your Windows computer.

Twitter

With this app you can tweet and collaborate with your clients over Twitter.

Skype

Call, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free with Skype for your iPhone or iPod touch. Plus call and text your Contacts (or any other number) at Skype’s low rates. It’s great value with Skype Credit.

PCalc Lite Calculator

PCalc Lite is a fully functional and free taste of our popular scientific calculator. It includes an optional RPN mode, multiple undo and redo, unit conversions and constants, as well as two stylish themes and our highly praised design.

PaperDesk LITE

This is a great app that will come in very useful to a lot of people, especially teachers and business people.

Google Mobile App

Get the most advanced Google search experience for your iPhone, now with Google Goggles, Voice Search and My Location.

Uploadingit

Access to Uploadingit from the most requested device is now here. Upload, manage, view and share all your files from the new Uploadingit iPad application. Viewing images, videos and more has never been so wonderful.

Cool Hunting

Cool Hunting is synonymous with seeking inspiration. Our global team of editors and contributors sift through innovations in design, technology, art and culture to create our award-winning publication, consisting of daily updates and weekly mini-documentaries.

Getty Images

Designed for creative and media professionals, the Getty Images app puts over 24 million powerful images at your fingertips. Access our entire collection from client meetings, the coffee shop or any place in between. Now you can search, save and share a world of creative stock photos as well as editorial and archival imagery – wherever and whenever you need them.

Square

Accept credit cards and cash on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with the free Square Card Reader. It’s only 2.75% per swipe for Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Discover. No contracts, monthly fees or merchant accounts. Funds are deposited into your bank account the next day. Square makes it easy for anyone to accept payments, anywhere.

Fring

Fring lets you chat and place calls to others for free.

Twitterrific for Twitter

Now a universal app for both iPad & iPhone, Twitterrific is the friendly, award-winning Twitter client that’s beautiful to look at easy to use and full of elegant features. Effortlessly read and compose tweets, search Twitter.com, filter message types and much more.

Doodle Buddy

Doodle Buddy Gold is the most fun you can have with your finger! Finger paint with your favorite colors and drop in playful stamps. Connect with a friend to draw together over the Internet.

Brushes

Brushes is a painting application designed from scratch for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Featuring an advanced color picker, several realistic brushes, multiple layers, extreme zooming, and a simple yet deep interface, it is a powerful tool for creating original artwork on your mobile device.

iBlueSky

iBlueSky is a brainstorming and mind-mapping solution for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

HEX RGB Colors Guide

The HEX RGB Colors Guide app gives you an easy reference to RGB and HEX color codes right on your iPhone or iPod touch. This app is designed for anyone who deals with HEX and RGB Color codes when it comes to designing offline and online media of multiple types.

jQuery Cheat Sheet

Even seasoned jQuery developers need a quick refresher course in jQuery syntax and arguments from time to time. jQuery Cheat Sheet for the iPhone is designed to address that need. Use it as a quick reference for topics you’ve already learned but need a few reminders on, or if you’re still a beginner to jQuery, use it to better understand what jQuery is capable of.

FTP On The Go

An FTP client for the iPhone and iPod touch. All the features of a desktop FTP client and more; a very powerful app. With FTP On The Go, you can fix your website, and view files on your FTP server, from anywhere.

Google Earth

Hold the world in the palm of your hand. With Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, you can fly to far corners of the planet with just the swipe of a finger. Explore the same global satellite and aerial imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth.

Gowalla

Gowalla is the leading social guide to the world’s most loved places and cities. We make it easy to discover where your friends have visited, what the locals love to do and where experts recommend you go. It’s a delightful way to share and discover photos, experiences and recommendations on the go.

Fandango Movies

Download Fandango Movies – Times & Tickets, the number 1 movie ticketing app featured in numerous Apple commercials and winner of three Webby Awards!

8 (More) Free iPhone Games To Kill Your Boredom

Having a smartphone in your pocket has somewhat become a style statement, but apart from its appearance and style appeal, it allows you to enjoy your boring time by playing games. This is the main reason of smartphone popularity.

For the gaming fraternity, there are plentiful iPhone gaming apps accessible on the internet. So, rather than wasting time in looking for the one you require, have a look at this collection of gaming apps that we have composed here to permit gaming lovers discover the few useful apps they can enjoy with.

Angry Birds Free

The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the Birds’ eggs. Use the unique destructive powers of the Angry Birds to lay waste to the pigs’ fortified castles.

Galaxy Control 2 Lite

The game “Galaxy Control 2″ is similar to “Flight Control” and other path-drawing games but “Galaxy Control 2″ is more sophisticated game. The player of “Galaxy Control 2″ is controlling spaceship traffic in some planetary system. The goal of the game is landing spaceships on proper planet with color matching spaceship’s color, preventing collisions between spaceships, avoiding asteroids and staying away from the Sun.

EXO-Planet

Set in a stunning galactic vista, on a spaceborne platform in a distant orbit, deadly games are played in zero gravity! Magnetic boots let you run on floors, walls, ceilings, or anything magnetic. Detach and leap into space to surprise opponents from above, below, or anywhere they least suspect! Launch your magnetic grapple to reel yourself back to the arena walls. Don’t drift too far or you’ll disappear into the void!

Touch Hockey: FS5

Play against your friends over Bluetooth and WiFi! Touch Hockey outclasses every air hockey game available on the iPhone and iPod touch with the fastest animations possible and it’s FREE!

Words With Friends

Experience for yourself why more than 20 million people are addicted to the word building, triple score seeking, chat bubble sending goodness of Words With Friends.

GT Racing: Motor Academy

Experience the richest racing simulation ever released on the App Store – and the best part is it won’t cost a thing to get started right now!

Ice Cream Maker

Ice cream Maker is here! where you can whip up any kind of Ice Cream for any occasion.

Office Jerk

Working in an office sure can be boring, and it doesn’t help when some do-good know-it-all sits across from you all day. You know the type: he runs to the boss when you do something wrong, complains when you get the last bag of chips in the snack room or always has a better idea than you.

10 Free Android Apps To Boost Your Productivity With

Having a smartphone in your pocket has somewhat become a style statement, but apart from its appearance and style appeal, it allows you to perform all tasks that you would perform with your laptop or computer. This is the main reason of smartphone popularity.

For the designing fraternity, there are plentiful Android apps accessible on the internet. So, rather than wasting time in looking for the one you require, have a look at this collection of apps that we have composed here to permit web designers and developers discover the few useful apps they can magnify their productivity with.

View Web Source

With this app you can view the source code of any web page, copy and paste the HTML, select the text and search for it.

HTMLeditor

A simple HTML,ASP,JS and CSS editor for your coding on the road, use menu to >”save and view file” to preview.

Eval your Javascript Code

A simple tool which might be useful in checking with javascript while you commute, or doing some simple maths.

Design Snack Mobile

Design Snack is a featured-rich, interactive and socially-powered web design gallery. It’s web design inspiration, evolved.

AndFTP

AndFTP is a FTP, SFTP, SCP, FTPS client for Android devices. It allows managing several FTP servers. It comes with both a device file browser and a FTP file browser.

HTML Test

Test your skills of HTML with application developed by INTERSOG. Fast and easy. It is a must-have app for web developers, tech enthusiasts and those with a general interest in HTML.

Magic Color Picker

Magic Color Picker is an powerful color selection tool suitable for designers, artists and programmers for selecting colors using different color models.

Devcheats

Developer’s cheat sheets in your android tablet: php, python, ruby on rails, jquery, css, seo, apache, regular expressions, svn, bash, c++, drupal, gcc, gdb, html5, javascript, microformats, mysql, postgreesql, unix, wordpress

W3C Cheatsheet

The W3C Cheatsheet provides quick access to useful information from specifications (incl HTML5, CSS, SVG, XPath) published by W3C, the leading international Web standards community.

Firefox 4 Beta Mobile

Beta version available only for Android 2.0+ devices.

Digg App For iOS: 5 Reasons You Should (Really) Use It

Bloggers today honestly appreciates the power of social networking and how it delivers not only traffic to blogs, important backlinks and of course more recognition. When we talk about social networking the first website that clicks my mind is Digg, followed by Stumbleupon and Reddit. Digg has been around for quiet some time and it actually had gained insane amount of popularity among publishers. It had been known for crushing web servers by sending its loyal visitors to websites.

Digg did change after they launched V4 and it may not be the same anymore but to make it up to its lost users they are putting maximum effort to make things right. Their recent attempt is the new Digg iOS app that is now available on iTunes for absolutely free.

I’ve downloaded it, used it and here are the top 5 reasons you should try it too.

Clean Interface

The new Digg iOS app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch comes with a better user interface. You may relate it to the Digg’s mobile version but the iOS version is nothing short of awesome. As soon as you launch the app you will see the front page with the ability to browse via topics or check out the most recent stories. Once you click the “Most recent” tab you can browse topics with just a tap of your finger. This includes

 

Similarly you can browse the Top News topics by tapping the “Topics” tab.

 

Easy Navigation

You can preview any story in a list by clicking the item in the list, which will reveal the story description, source, thumbnail, date, and submitter. To read more about a story a new page is displayed with further details. You can either Digg or Bury the story by tapping the links at the bottom. A well organized page makes it easy for you to read the comments and dugg stories faster.

Mobile friendly pages

You can now view websites in an integrated browser. After visiting a page, all the mobile friendly websites will open the page in a readable manner making sure that users don’t get interfered by ads and unwanted content.

Sharing

You can easily share stories with your friends via Facebook or email. If you like to save the pages in Safari you can also open them directly through the App.

Compatibility

The new Digg iOS app is compatible with all the Apple devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. All it requires is the iOS 4.2 or later. That being said there are surely some cons that needs to mentioned

All in all Digg app is awesome as long as you require it for reading pleasure only.

Get Digg App For iOS Here.

Top 10 Evergreen (Yet Free) iPhone Apps To Make Your Life Easier

There are many applications out there, but getting by free and good ones is not that easy. Today, we are sharing Top 10 Evergreen (Yet Free) iPhone Apps To Make Your Life Easier. Read each entry in the list and see which iPhone app suits your needs best.

You are welcome if you want to share more iPhone apps that our readers/viewers may like. Do you want to be the first one to know the latest happenings at  SmashingApps.com, just subscribe to our rss feed and you can follow us on twitter and follow us on Digg as well to get updated.

TeamViewer

TeamViewer provides easy, fast and secure remote access to Windows, Mac and Linux systems. TeamViewer is already used on more than 100,000,000 computers worldwide and with the TeamViewer App for iPhone and iPod Touch you are able to support your family and friends and can have access to your own computer with all of its documents and installed applications.

Idea Sketch

Idea Sketch lets you easily draw a diagram – mind map, concept map, or flow chart – and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. You can use Idea Sketch for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, creating organizational charts, and more.

Timer+

Timer+ is a simple countdown timer that can run multiple timers from a list of presets. It lets you pause and resume timers and set timers with seconds. Timer+ will alert you even when it’s running in the background.

Documents Free (Mobile Office Suite)

iPhone’s only light weight mobile office suite. This essential application allows you to edit and manage spreadsheet & text files on your iPhone. It works both online and offline. You can also synchronize files to your Google Documents account and open files on your PC or Mac.

USB Disk

USB Disk lets you store and view documents on your iPhone and iPod. It has an amazing built in document viewer and is very easy to use, with a simple and intuitive interface, yet it contains many powerful features. Drag and drop files in iTunes to transfer them to your iPhone / iPod, then view them anywhere.

Schedule Planner

Schedule Planner was developed to aide users in planning out daily activities by category and priority. Busy users are provided with a flexible set of categories ranging from “Meals” to “Health” and “Work” among others. Once a category is selected users simply input the specific nature of each time block, including when each task should be started and its overall duration. Tasks and full days can be planned in advance & viewed day-by-day via a practical graphic calendar. Furthermore, tasks are color coordinate for convenience, while the app employs an in-depth pie-chart diagram color coded to let users see how they send their time with a quick glance.

Pageonce

Pageonce automatically organizes and tracks your money and bills. See your banks, credit cards, bills and investment accounts in one simple place. Control where your money goes and get important real-time alerts and reminders about your accounts. You can even track your frequent flyer miles, rewards, mobile minutes, text and data usage. Pageonce is safe and secure, and was chosen by millions of people to simplify their daily financial lives.

ScatterBrain

ScatterBrain is an extremely focused note taking app designed to let you capture thoughts and ideas quickly when they happen. It’s simple enough to start using immediately, but versatile enough to keep track of all your thoughts. Whether it’s a grocery list, your next great idea, or just some random stuff you don’t want to forget, ScatterBrain will quickly become your go-to notes app.

Keeper® Password & Data Vault

Keeper® keeps your most important information totally secure and easy for you to access. It also protect and store your secret passwords. You can log in to websites with one touch.

DocScan

DocScan lets you instantly scan multi-pages document and send out when there is no scanner nearby. By having it, you can scan not only documents in sight, but also whiteboards, receipts, business cards, posters, coupons, books …etc.

7 Applications To Help You Hide Images And Videos On Android Phones

Are you looking for an effective way to hide personal pictures and media files on your phone from others? If yes, then your search ends today! We have gathered a list of 7 excellent Android apps that will help you password protect your pictures and various other files on your phone.

Gallery Lock Pro

Gallery Lock Pro is a must have android app for all those who are looking for a way to encrypt their galleries. Users can easily lock photos and videos and can even hide the app launch icon. The application can be downloaded from the Android Market for $1 but if you want to try the application before buying, you can download the lite version and test it.

gallery lock pro

Download Gallery Lock Pro

File Cover

File Cover is another excellent application which can help users set a password on their folders and images. Users can even hide pictures and other media files so that they can view it privately. Users can even share the hidden files with friends and family via email or MMS. The application is available for download in Android Market and a free version is also available for those who wish to try application with limited features.

filecover

Download File Cover

Free Data Vault

Free Data Vault is an excellent free android app which can help users hide any data type including photos and other media files. This application is different from other applications which allow users to set a password on different folders as it allow users to hide one photo in another and store the fake image on the sd card.

free data vault

Download Free Data Vault

Video Safe

Video safe is another useful android application which helps users lock different video files on your device. However, the user must buy Video Safe License for unlimited use. You can download Video Safe Free from the link given below and if you like the application, you can purchase its license.

Videosafe

Download Video Safe

Kii Safe

With Kii Safe, users can easily lock their photos and they will disappear from the gallery. Only you will be able to view the contents of any folder or locked images.

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Download Kii Safe

Gallery Private

Gallery Private is a free application for android devices which allow users to password protect photos and videos. The files encrypted with Gallery Private will still be locked even if the memory card is removed from the device.

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Download Gallery Private

Image Lock

Last but not least, Image Lock is another free android application which can help users lock photos with a password. The locked images cannot be viewed by anyone until and unless they know the password to unlock the photo.

Imagelock

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If you know about any other application which can be used to lock photos and media files on Android smartphones, please share with us.

10 Android Apps Every Traveler Should Use

Time is a very important thing for every traveler whether he is on vacations or a business trip. This is because the more time you spend on looking for directions, the less time you will have to visit other places and meetings. For all those who use Android can now get rid of this problem. We have gathered a list of 10 excellent Android Apps that can help travelers keep track of the places they visited, how much money they spent and lots more.

TripJournal

Trip Journal is another excellent android app which helps users record their trips and share them with their friends. With Trip Journal, users can record the places you visited, take photos and videos, integrate different social networks and much more.

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Waze

Waze is a free navigation application which uses real time reports based on the live conditions of the road. With Waze, users can even share road reports on accidents, police traps, or any other hazards along the way, helping to give other users in the area a ‘heads-up’ about what’s to come.

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PiggyBack

PiggyBack is a ridesharing application for Android smartphones which helps then share car related expenses with other users in order to save resources and reduce carbon footprints. If you are using Piggyback, you can either pickup other users near you to reduce your costs or you can be a passenger and share ride with some other person.

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My Trip Recorder

With My Trip Recorder, travelers can capture different events on the go and share them with your friends. You can make photo, text, and video entries and My Trip Recorder will log them by date and location. You can then upload them to your trip site at mytriprecorder.com and share it with your friends.

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Maverick

Maverick is an off road GPS navigation application with offline maps support, compass and track recording. With Maverick app, users can automatically use Bing, Google and many other Maps, and they are cached so that they can be used offline, share your current position, navigate to different places easily and much more.

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HotelsNearMe

With HotelsNearMe, travelers can find the best hotel deals around the globe on their android smartphone. You can search from a massive library of around 135,000+ in 101 countries.

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Expensify

Expensify is a useful android application for android users which helps travelers manage their expenses and receipts anywhere you go. Travelers can easily import receipts from their credit cards and convert them to PDF so that it can be saved online.

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TripIt

With TripIt, users can manage their travel plans, itineraries, track flights and share your travel plans with the rest of your team. You can get instant access to the entire trip planning information you might need while you’re traveling, even when you can’t connect to the Internet.

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FlightTrack

With FlightTrack, get real time flight status and map tracking from airlines all over the world. It reminds you about the status of flights and the time when you must be at the airport.

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Talk to Me

Talk To Me is an excellent speech recognition application for Android smartphones. You can translate into 7 different languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese. Translation can even be sent via SMS and email as well.

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11 Totally Awesome Time-Saving Apps For Your iPhone

Wondering how to make your iPhone helpful for you so most of the time you don’t need other devices to perform different tasks? One obvious way is to keep an eye on countless iOS developers who develop such apps. And here we are listing down 11 Totally Awesome Apps For Your iPhone. Read on this list of great iPhone apps f to try them all out – they’re free!

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CamScanner Free

CamScanner turns Phone into Scanner. With CamScanner, you are able to digitize any paper documents by photo shooting. Simply take a picture of any paper documents such as receipts, whiteboards, notes, agreement and so forth, and CamScanner can auto crop image, enhance image quality and to create an industry standard PDF file. Then you can easily sync documents via iTunes, upload to cloud like Evernote, Dropbox, Google Doc, Box.net, iDisk, or manage by tagging or searching.

Free Wi-Fi

The Free Wi-Fi locator helps you find free Wi-Fi hotspots where ever you are. With a simple tap of the icon you can see locations near you. Click on a location and receive the exact driving directions.The bad about this application is that this is valid for US users only.

Text’nDrive

This app allows you to be a responsible driver and stay connected by reading unlimited messages for free.

Touch Mouse

Touch Mouse by Logitech turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless trackpad and keyboard for your computer. works over Wi-Fi, so you can use it anywhere in the house. And to make typing easier, text is displayed on the screen of your iPhone or iPod touch as you type, so you can see what you’re doing without having to continually look up and down.

USB Disk

USB Disk lets you store and view documents on your iPhone and iPod. It has an amazing built in document viewer and is very easy to use, with a simple and intuitive interface, yet it contains many powerful features. Drag and drop files in iTunes to transfer them to your iPhone / iPod, then view them anywhere.

Use Your Handwriting

Have you ever wanted to write fast, beautiful notes without having to use the popup keyboard? How about just using your finger on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad’s gorgeous screen? Use Your Handwriting® (UYH) is a powerful yet simple way to organize and express yourself. Instead of typing items in, Use Your Handwriting lets you write them by hand (well, by finger) – and with its unique graphic rendering engine, makes what you write look like your actual handwriting.

Convert Everything FREE

Convert Everything is a simple application that can convert between units (distance, area, weight, etc), translate words (online using google translate), convert currencies with rates updated online.

Decibels

Want to know what noise level is around you? in the restaurant? in the train? in the office? This app will show you how much noise is there in your surrounding.

Battery Master Free

Battery Master Free shows you the current battery level of iPhone /iPod Touch, e.g. the remaining time for standby, audio, video, Internet browsing in different scenarios. It can also notify you while your iPhone/iPod Touch is fully charged.

Camera Zoom Free

This camera app has some really good features like take new pictures while other pictures are saving, this allows you to take multiple pictures in a short period of time. It controls horizontal and vertical zoom separately, which makes your camera more fun. For example, you can take a picture that makes someone look skinny/chubby.

WiFi HD FREE (Wireless Hard Disk Drive)

Turn your iPhone into a wireless, mobile external hard drive. It works over any WiFi connection. You can now share, copy, and backup your files to and from your PC / Mac / Linux / or another phone.