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8 New Apps You Should Know

8 New Apps You Should Know

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.

Make My Day by Lonely Planet

Planning an itinerary when you’re traveling without a local can be a giant pain in the ass, but Lonely Planet wants to help with Make My Day. Paired with the launch of six new guidebooks of the same name for Barcelona, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco and Tokyo, the Make My Day app lets you plan your perfect day in any one of the six cities (with more coming later) and reference that day when you’re actually there. iOS Android


Getting files from your phone or tablet to other devices or people isn’t always as simple as sending a text message or email… unless you have Infinit. With Infinit, you can send photos, videos, documents, or even full HD movies (that you own, of course) to your friends, family, colleagues or even to your computer. There’s no file size limit. There are no file type limitations. There is no compression. Best of all, using unique point-to-point technology, Infinit can transfer files up to 30 times faster than the cloud or similar apps. iOS Android


Flyp uses your existing phone to give you multiple phone numbers for calls and texts because separating the personal from the business isn’t always as simple as a separate iMessage or e-mail. With Flyp you get seamless calling, texting and voicemail for multiple, dedicated numbers for every individual aspect of your life. Monthly or annual subscription fees apply, but now you can have separate phone numbers for all of your business needs–without having to carry multiple phones or use different apps. iOS Android

Facebook Riff

Facebook’s Creative Labs unit functions like their own version of skunk works. They developed and released Riff with no idea “what a Riff is going to be good for,” but knowing full well that’s it pretty similar to other video sharing services with apps you might already have installed with one caveat–it’s collaborative. Assign a #topic to your video, share it on the book of faces and let your friends add to the video clip. Your Riff might never end up as awesome as something video magician Zach King would create, but it will make it a lot easier to collaborate with friends and share with family. iOS Android

Storm by Weather Underground

There are a lot of great weather apps out there, many of which use Weather Underground for data, but most of them are missing a key part of weather tracking–storm data. Weather Underground’s new app Storm gives you the highest resolution (250m) radar with past and future data, hyper-local data powered by over 100k+ personal weather stations, real-time alerts and even an iOS 8 widget. If you want more weather information than an animated sun or umbrella, Storm is the best weather app out there. iOS

Google Handwriting Input

If you own an Android drive, and you hate typing with multiple fingers or your thumbs, Google Handwriting Input is for you. You can handwrite text in print or cursive, with or without a stylus, in 82 different languages. It supports drawing emoji. It supports our terrible handwriting. It works on Android 4.0.3. It makes typing long emails, WordPress posts and text messages easy. The only thing it won’t do is work on Apple devices. Android


Want to get down with your inner Gordon Gekko and trade some stocks? If you’re using anything other than the new app Robinhood, you’re paying up to $10 per trade. Robinhood gives you real-time market data and allows you to make commission free trades in as little as three clicks on your phone. You’ll get up to date smart notifications on scheduled events like earnings, dividends or splits, along with state-of-the-art security for your information. Trading stocks has never been easier, or cheaper, as long as you have an iPhone. The Android app won’t be available until later this year. iOS


On the surface, Fotonica seems pretty similar to the other endless runner games you’re familiar with, but don’t let that dissuade you from the purchase. The first-person runner is designed to give you the feeling of running at 140 mph and feels like a standard runner game visualized through the lens of Tron and Asteroids. Online rankings, achievements, split-screen multiplayer and a few different endless levels make sure you won’t grow tired of the simple, but not easy, game any time soon. Android