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.
Ink Hunter is an app that, quite simply, allows you to try on tattoos. Using augmented reality, Ink Hunter allows you to take tattoo sketches or individual creations and simulate what they’d look like on individual areas of your body. It might take some time to get your ideas into the app, but it’s a whole helluva lot less effort and money than having something regrettable removed from your body.
Billed as the world’s first collaborative photo gallery, Hippo is an app that allows you to submit photos to be edited by your favorite Instagram artists. Regardless of which end of the editing process you’re on, the Hippo app gives you the ability to turn the boring and uninspired into the fantastic and fanciful by connecting photographers and editors of all walks of life to other users looking to collaborate.
Dials is a calendar app designed to put all your events and tasks front and center by integrating everything with with a simple clock-based interface. Rather than the “list view” format you’re used to, Dials syncs up with your most used accounts to give you one circular interface that shows a heads-up interface of all your conference calls, meetings and scheduled events for the next few days.
The New Yorker Today
With options for the latest stories, blog posts and cartoons from The New Yorker‘s dot com, to a selection of recent and classic pieces from the weekly magazine and other videos, podcasts, slideshows and bookmarks, The New Yorker Today is an app that’s a veritable plethora of information from The New Yorker.
If you’re anything like us, the whole “adult coloring book” phenomenon is something you can absolutely get on board with. Recolor is the app version of the adult coloring book that gives you access to weekly, monthly and annual coloring options for a bunch of fantastic images that also include the ability to donate money for charity. Described as “yoga for your mind,” Recolor is one of the best ways to kill some time while keeping your brain engaged and creating something cool.
Domino’s Zero Click
If you’re one of those people that thinks a few clicks to order a pizza from Domino’s is just way too much work, Zero Click is here to make the entire process as easy as possible. Once you’ve setup a Pizza Profile, an Easy Order and downloaded the Zero Click app (this might signify you already have a problem), you’re ready to go with “zero click ordering.” Technically you still have to launch the app with a single click, but after that the entire process of getting a pizza from your favorite chain shop to your door is as easy as waiting a few minutes for your favorite easy order to show up piping hot.
We’ve all heard stories about how listening to music without words increases productivity, but the Classical Radio app puts that increased productivity at your finger tips with over 40 channels of classical music ranging from the Medieval Period to contemporary performances. With curated selections ranging from the world’s most renowned composers and favorite instrumentals to classical periods and theatrical performances, Classical Radio is one subscription-based service that actually delivers on their namesake.
MailTime Free Email Messenger
There are plenty of times when there are new apps that bill themselves as something they don’t do, but MailTime really does make email as easy as text messaging. By taking your email threads and reformatting them into uncluttered email chat bubbles, MailTime turns everything from Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo and Outlook correspondence from incomprehensible email strings into conversations you can easily respond to.