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.
On the surface, Remente might seem like a familiar app for to-do lists and goal setting. Below the surface though, you’ll find a full-fledged personal development suite focused just as much on your happiness and mood as the number of emails you’ve responded to and meetings you’ve attended. There are even boosts and courses to help improve both mind and body.
If you want to get more involved in the current presidential debates, and you have a thing for baseball, Debateball puts you in the ump spot for any debate you select. When the moderator throws a pitch to the batting candidate, you decide if their response was a strike, foul, walk, base hit or home run based on what they said. With Debateball, you get to personally score each debate on the basis of what’s most important to you and not what political coverage deems important.
The Walking Dead: Michonne
Any debate about favorite characters from The Walking Dead usually focuses on one of three characters, and everyone’s favorite sword-wielding zombie killer Michonne is always one of them. Telltale Games latest release, The Walking Dead: Michonne uses the same control style and events as their other games to help tell some of Michonne’s story from comic book lore. Once you’re in Michonne’s head you’ll get background on her character, make decisions on her behalf and, of course, kill plenty of zombies.
Viki – A Nice Reader for Wikipedia
There’s no official study on it yet, but we believe it’s impossible to look up just one thing on Wikipedia. Regardless of where your search starts, you’ll end up at least ten pages deeper, forty minutes later, reading about something unrelated. Viki won’t prevent that—hell, it even encourages it—but it makes the entire experience far more enjoyable. Viki uses a combination of layout optimizations and high-quality typefaces to make falling down the Wikipedia rabbit hole as pretty as it is informative.
There are plenty of apps and networks out there for sharing videos, but none of them deliver on the mobile storytelling experience like imDown. The iPhone-first video network divides stories into channels like Adrenaline, Music, Adventure and Funny to allow you to quickly digest stories in a particular category or upload videos of your own for others to see. Everyone has a story to tell, and imDown might be the best way to do it with an iPhone.
If you’re looking for a more fun and interesting way to get your daily dose of news, Quartz is the app for you. Designed to feel like an ongoing conversation about the news, Quartz delivers small headlines in a text message style format filled with emojis, photos and gifs that you can respond to or click on for additional information. It will even sync up with your Today screen or Apple Watch to keep you in the loop.
Compass. Gyrocompass. Finder. Tracker. AR Navigation. GPS. Speedometer. Altimeter. Maps. Celestial Navigation. Rangefinder. Spyglass converts your phone into a fully-fledged standalone GPS packed with all the features we mentioned (and plenty of others) and gives you a head’s up using real-time augmented reality displays that make the app as functional as it is fun.
Boost for Reddit
Much like Wikipedia, “the front page of the Internet” has more information than anyone could ever hope to digest in multiple lifetimes. Reddit’s format is fine when you’re in front of the computer, but Boost for Reddit is the Android app you want when you’re on the go. Filter all your favorites by subreddit, domain, author, keyword and display them in list, gallery, cards or slide show with multiple theme options. Boost makes scrolling through Reddit on the phone enjoyable.