Mobile apps are taking over our world. From helping us mentally escape to replacing our point and shoot cameras, our phones and their apps are becoming more ingrained in our daily lives. This week we found some great iOS and Android apps to help us stay organized, increase productivity, as well as to unwind.
MagicPlan (Free): Are you looking to reorganize your bedroom or home office? Well if you are, you will have to plan out the dimensions of your space to know what furniture will fit. With MagicPlan now you can create custom floor plans of your space all by snapping photos. You can then export your floor plan as a PDF for easy printing.
iSonic Meditation ($1.99): Feeling stressed? Wish you could escape from your daily grind to a quiet relaxing place? While iSonic Meditation may not physically help you escape, it sure will help take the edge of mentally. With the soothing sounds of mother nature at your finger tips, this is a must have for anyone looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of normal life into the relaxing calm of nature, even if just for a short while.
Mobile Mouse Pro ($1.99): If you ever connect your Mac to your TV and use it as an entertainment device, then Mobile Mouse Pro is a must have. This nifty little app allows you to instantly connect your iOS device to your computer and use it as a wireless trackpad. Additionally, this app gives you access to all of your programs on your computer, as well as a custom layout for music video playback.
Application Folder (Free): One of the best features that was introduced with iOS 4.0 was the addition of folders. Application Folder gives you the power of customizable home screen folders for your Android device. And to top your iPhone counterparts, you can customize the folder icons for each group of apps so you can get a visual cue as to what is in that folder.
Notification Bubbles (Free): Out of the box, Android already does a better job of handling notifications then the iPhone. However, with Notification Bubbles, now you can add some fun to your home screen by having all your notifications flouting around your wallpaper instead of stuck up in the notification bar. This is not only a fun change, but a practical one since you won’t need to pull down the top bar all the time to see everything that is going on.
360 (Free): Panorama apps are becoming a dime a dozen. What sets 360 apart from other apps is the social integration. When you take a panorama, instead of keeping it local, you are prompted to share your panorama with Twitter ad Facebook. In addition, 360 geotags your pano and asks you if you want to share it with the rest of the 360 community. This allows for the user base to have a large selection of panos to search from.
By Jesse Leikin
(Application Folder Image from Addictive Tips)
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