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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, let us be your guide. This is a collection of the best new apps for both iOS and Android for your downloading pleasure.

Reverb LP

Boiled down, Reverb LP is a marketplace and discovery platform specifically built around vintage physical music media, specifically vinyl. You can browse, buy and sell thousands of new, used and vintage records, cassettes and CDs right on your phone from the comfort of your desk, couch or even the bathroom. You’re probably not going to find one of the 10 most valuable vinyl records of all time in the app without a pretty hefty price tag, but you can use it help flesh out your essential vinyl collection or sell records of your own. If you’re serious about your music collecting, you should be on Reverb. iOS | Android

Opera Touch

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and even Internet Explorer (or whatever the hell Microsoft is calling it these days) are all browsers more popular than Opera, the browser that time forgot. But Opera is back with Opera Touch and an all new phone browsing experience. Instant search including QR and barcode scanning. The ability to send stuff to your computers with Flow. Quick and easy tab management. Those are all things that are great, but they don’t hold a candle to the Fast Action Button and interface that allows you to operate the entire app using only one hand. Mobile browsing just got a whole lot better. iOS | Android

Up File Transfer & Sharing

E-mail. Text message. WhatsApp. Dropbox. WeTransfer. Facebook Messenger. There are more apps for sharing photos, videos and other files than we can even remember the names of or have room for in this entire piece. Up File Transfer & Sharing is not the greatest thing to happen to file transfers in history, but it does pack a bunch of useful features into a single, easy-to-use app. Real-time, full resolution transfers across numerous platforms. AirDrop sharing. Secure data transfer via HTTPS. And most importantly, an expiration time that permanently deletes files at its conclusion. iOS

Pocket Casts

Pocket Casts has been one of the most popular podcast apps for about as long as podcasts have been popular. If you listen to podcasts, you probably already know and love it. If you don’t, now is the perfect time to try it because the latest redesign is a huge refresh to the entire experience. The latest update to the “world’s most powerful podcast platform” includes a new, streamlined material design interface, the ability to play without subscribing, episode search, up next syncing, listening history, new themes, episode archiving and improved discovery. Simply put, if you ever listen to podcasts, you need this app. iOS | Android

Shepard Fairey AR – Damaged

Shepard Fairey is an artist that defies categorization. Whether you’re talking the Obama HOPE poster, the Andre the Giant stickers or the entire OBEY Clothing line, the street artist/graphic designer/activist/illustrator has made quite a few iconic pieces over the years. Last year, he launched “DAMAGED,” his largest solo exhibition to date that he described as “the convergence of everything that’s important to me.” Now he’s teamed up with Juxtapoz and VRt Ventures to release an augmented reality tour through the entire collection, with hundreds of pieces of art and almost two hours of narration from the man himself. iOS | Android

Weather Up

We have so many different weather apps installed on our phone that they’ve necessitated their own Weather folder. While we’re generally happy with the data we get from the likes of Dark Sky, Weather Underground and Yahoo! Weather, the newly rebranded and revamped Weather Up (it used to be called Weather Atlas) packs one feature we didn’t even know we wanted—calendar synchronization. That’s right, in addition to hourly and 10-day forecasts, radar maps and easy-to-understand icons, Weather Up gives you event forecasts based on your personal calendar so you can keep tabs on the conditions for your upcoming events. iOS


When was the last time you talked to your parents? What about your grandparents? How about your best friend from high school that you lost touch with over the years? The Internet has made it incredibly easy to stay in touch with all the people you’ve formed meaningful connections with over the course of your lifetime. But far too often we get bogged down with the nonsense of everyday life and staying in touch gets lost in the shuffle. SocialCall helps you stay in touch with the people you care about by setting favorite contacts and reminding you to contact them on a regular basis. Android


Founded by former product managers from Moda Operandi and Jet, Masse is a peer-to-peer product recommendations platform that, unlike Instagram and other options on the market, has no sponsored content or paid-for recommendations. Sign up for the service and you get recommendations on everything from candles and headphones, to moisturizers and boots, based on your actual friends and families opinions on products. iOS