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Yummly

Yummly, included in Apple’s App Store’s Best of 2014 and even featured on Today Show, allows you access to over a million recipes from around the globe!

In fact, it does much more than just offer recipes – the app includes food blogs, digital recipe box, recipe videos, article recommendations, smart shopping list and even a one-hour grocery delivery.

Let’s explore the app:

  • You can get personalised recipe recommendations and consequently, shopping lists.
  • You can find recipes by diet & allergy preferences. You can even narrow down your search by opting for ingredients you like and dislike.
  • Integrated with top recipe sites such as Allrecipes, Epicurious, Food52 and with food blogs such as Chow, Simply Recipes, Steamy Kitchen, to name a few – so the list of things you could learn to cook is almost endless
  • Yummly has been integrated with Apple’s Health application, allowing the you to track nutrition and servings in your diet.
  • Digital Recipe box allows the you to collect, save and organize their recipes with a simple tap on the “Yum” button in the app. In the digital recipe box, a personal collection of recipes can be made for organizing and sharing purposes.
  • There’s even a barcode scanner that you can use to make shopping list easier.
  • The app even learns your tastes and soon begins to only showcase recipes that match your tastes and preferences. After using the “Yum” button five times, the application starts to suggest recipes, throw up recipe videos and article recommendations basis this knowledge.
  • Personalized Diets: Yummly can scour recipes from across the web and automatically filter out recipes based on your tastes, allergies, and diets.
  • A noteworthy feature of this application is that, if you have this app on multiple devices, log into Yummly and your list will automatically sync between devices.
  • And our absolute favourite – with the help of the ”With” & “Without” filters you can search recipes for immediate cooking with the ingredients you actually have at home! So no more enticing you with things you can’t cook at the time, yet interesting recipes for the ingredients you do have at hand. Super!

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Asus HiVivo App

Asus has developed Hi Vivo application to provide you an easy-to-use management tool for collecting the exercise/sleep data from ASUS VivoWatch, however you would need to use a BLE-supported smartphone. The App is free and is available for Android (4.3 & above) as HiVivo and iOS (8.1 & above) as HiVivo Plus.

Asus HiVivo app performs four main functions:

  • Data Collection: Saves all exercise and sleep data recorded by Asus VivoWatch. It also notifies you if you have been immobile / sitting for extended period of time, reminding you to get moving.
  • Daily and Weekly Records: User can view their health progress on daily or weekly basis.
  • Watch Face & Alarm: This application allows a user to change watch face (between an Analog and Digital face) for Asus VivoWatch and set an alarm within the application.
  • Auto upload to Cloud: This application automatically synchronizes user’s complete personal data onto Asus Healthcare website.
  • Friend Network and Messages: the app allows you to connect to your friends and share your progress and messages. The app also has an achievement board built in to motivate the user.

The app talks to Health Kit (Apples health app), and share the step data collected via the Asus VivoWatch.

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Quora

Quora is one of the best General Knowledge apps available. It provides crowdsourced answers to everyday questions – You can ask practically any question and get real answers from people with first-hand experience.

We’ve seen some really simple questions get some great, informative and fact-based answers. And complex questions… those are a class apart!

To provide the best experience possible, it is suggested to create a Quora account and use your real full name.

This app allows you to do a lot of fun stuff that includes:

  • Adding and browsing questions, reviews, and blogs
  • Answering questions and writing blog posts and reviews
  • Voting on the best answers, reviews, and blog posts
  • Discovering different topics that interest you

Quite a few people at Chip-Monks have actually weaned off Facebook, once they discovered Quora and TED. So, if you’re looking to spend some quality time with your smartphone or tablet, we suggest you get both of these apps and go discover more about the world, life and anything else you find meaningful!

Zomato

Zomato – Restaurant Finder

Zomato is a great app to search for, and discover great places to eat.

It’s a beautifully designed, easy-to-use social restaurant finder app that lets you explore all dining options in your city. you can browse through updated menus, pictures, and user reviews to decide where you want to eat, and even use the map feature to guide you there.

Build a trusted network of friends and discover great new restaurants through them. Set off on your own food journey with reviews, stunning filtered pictures, and handy lists!

Here are some key features of the app:

  • Search easily for Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs and Bars by location, cuisine or name. Or choose to browse through beautifully crafted Collections to discover something special.
  • Explore every restaurant in your city, including the ones around your current location, and use search filters to find the one that suits you best.
  • Build a trusted network of foodies you choose to follow. See their reviews, pictures, and recommendations, and discover new restaurants through them.
  • Rate and review restaurants you’ve been to, and share photos of your foodie moments directly from the app.
Skype

Skype

Skype has got to be one of the most popular video calling tools, be it for pleasure or work.

Say “hello” to friends and family with an instant message, voice or video call on Skype for free!

By downloading this app you join the millions of people using Skype today, to stay in touch with the people who matter most. There’s so much you can do, right from the palm of your hand.

Here are some Key Features this app boasts of:

  • Find all your friends and family in an instant – With over 250 million people using Skype, you’re bound to bump into someone you know.
  • Talk with your fingers – No matter where you are, your friends are always at your fingertips with free instant messaging.
  • Call your world from Skype – Talk to your heart’s content with free voice and video calls to all your friends and family on Skype.
  • Low cost calls to mobiles and landlines too – Keep in touch with people even if they are not on Skype, with low cost calls and SMS to mobiles and landlines.
  • Chat with anyone, anywhere – Skype’s available on smartphones, tablets, PCs, Macs, and even TVs. Whatever device your friends or family use, Skype just works. Simple.
  • Video messaging – Record life’s everyday moments and share them with the people who matter most, with free and unlimited video messaging over Skype.
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Nook

Apart from its eReader tablet, Barnes & Noble has also developed a reading application in order to be able to reach readers on other devices too.

The App offers millions of eBooks (on paid, as well as, free versions), magazines, newspapers, kids’ books, and comics.

This application offers 14 days trial, during which time, any eBook, magazine and newspaper is available for free.

The application also offers a curated selection of books and articles by Barnes & Noble’s editors in the form of readouts on daily basis.

Other features of the app include:

  • There are picture books available for kids, with a “read and record” functionality.
  • Personal shelves are available for organizing favourite content into the library.
  • Notes, Bookmarks and last page read are synchronised across devices so you can start reading on one device, and transition on to another – and you’ll find yourself completely in-tune on all of your devices..
  • A fairly good search functionality which allows you to look for words or phrases within the book, and an integration that allows you to check the meanings for words, through an in-app dictionary.
  • You can read in portrait and landscape mode.
  • Screen magnification and talk-back is offered for Android based smartphones (especially useful for people with disabilities).
  • Books, magazines & newspapers can be purchased via the Nook store.
    ePub and PDF files can be transferred easily (much unlike Apple).
  • Supported languages: British English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
  • Night mode and adjustable font size.
  • Option to create multiple profiles for the family.

 

zopper

Zopper

Zopper is the best way to find the right product at the right price at the right place. With this amazing app for Android, you can browse through over 10.5 million products, across 350 categories to find details for any products you’re interested in.

Some features the app boasts of are:

  • Price comparison from over 1000 online stores and 100,000 retail shops
  • Latest discounts and offers on hundreds of products
  • Prices updated every hour, so you always have the latest prices
  • New & Trending section allows you to stay ahead of everyone when it comes to the latest products and accessories
  • Needs based product matching

 

Kindle

Kindle

If you love reading then the Kindle app just must be a part of your apps selection for your mobile device!

The Kindle app gives you the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface.

With this app you’ll have access to over a million books via the Kindle Store, plus hundreds of newspapers and magazines.

Amazon’s WhisperSync functionality automatically syncs the last page you read read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights – across all your devices including a Kindle if you possess one. So you can pick up reading whatever you left off wherever you left it, on any of your devices!

Here are some other features this app boasts of:

  • Shop the Kindle Store by visiting Amazon for the largest selection of books, including hundreds of thousands of titles that are exclusive to the Kindle Store.
  • Get free book samples – read the first chapter free before you decide to buy a book via Kindle using the Free Sample Search.
  • Customize your reading experience by choosing margin size, line spacing, background color, font size, font style, and either portrait or landscape format.
  • Email PDFs and other documents to your new Send-to-Kindle e-mail address and they get delivered to your device.
Duolingo

Duolingo

Duolingo is an app that lets you learn languages for free!

No more bulky books, dictionaries, pronunciation guides etc. – Duolingo is all you need!

What makes this app so great, is that it teaches you a new language in a manner which is full of fun and doesn’t seem too monotonous at all.

Some of Duolingo’s key features are:

  • It’s absolutely free. No ads, no fees, only college grade education!
  • Learn the following languages: Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English.
  • Fun learning process – Progress by completing easy to grasp, bite sized lessons. Earn Achievements as you progress, but lose Hearts if you answer incorrectly.

Go ahead and start learning a new language today!