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Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a few diamonds in the rough, just let us be your guide. This is a collection of our favorite new apps for both iOS and Android for your downloading pleasure.

Hotel My Phone

We’ve all been in the situation where our phone is dying and we need to send off a flurry of texts to alert everyone we know. With Hotel My Phone, you don’t have to worry about those getting out before your battery hits zero. If your friend has the app, you can use their phone as your own. You’ll be able to call and text like it was coming from your phone. So just convince everyone you know to download it and you’ll be good to go. iOS Android

Public Art

When it comes to street art, the world is your museum. And if you need a guide, consider downloading Public Art to your iPhone. The app pulls geotagged graffiti and street art from around the world, and lets you search by city and location to find pieces you can check out wherever you go. iOS

Flow Home

Flow Home is not just another Android launcher. The app actually puts your homescreen to work for you. Instead of just a new layout in some shiny colors, Flow Home turns your homescreen into a Flipboard-esque feed of your social media info. It’s in Beta now, but looks promising. Android

EyeEm

EyeEm isn’t a new app, but a newly added feature makes it worth checking out. With the new Open Edit feature, users can save and share each step in their photo editing process. Share the steps you take for turning decent pics into award-winning ones. iOS Android

Strings

Strings promises something big: that you can retract and delete a text or email after you send it. Basically, it’s the one feature people have wanted forever. Now there’s a catch (obviously): both people have to be using Strings to be able to do so. Convince everyone you meet to get it, and you can rest assured your drunk texts won’t necessarily see the light of day. iOS

Next Glass

With so many craft beers and foreign bottles of wine, it helps to get some assistance on what to drink next. With Next Glass, you simply enter your scores for beers or wines you’ve tried, and the app will use your info to pick out some new ones you might like. Try a bottle you love, and all you have to do is scan the label and it will pull up a page to rate it. No more guessing whether that next purchase will be a drain-pour. iOS Android

Pip

There are plenty of times when pecking out a long text message is difficult and/or annoying. Pip wants to take the legwork out of many convos. Not only can you send short, predetermined messages, but you can also quickly send things like the weather and your location. For times when you can’t be bothered staring at your phone, there’s Pip. iOS Android

Shift

Why be limited to photo filters someone else created for you? With Shift, you can create your very own filters based on how you manipulate images. Then you can save them and apply them to shots when need be. Your filters mean truly your images. iOS Android

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