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Lifelog

Lifelog, the official app from Sony Mobile Corporation is an activity tracker app for Android (Android 4.4 & above), which keeps track of how many steps you take without needing a Smart Band with the additional functionality of setting personal health and fitness goals also follow your fitness progress. The app is compatible with Sony Smartwatch 3, Sony Smartband 2, Sony Smartband Talk SWR30, Smartband SWR10.

The free app has the ability to track steps, distance, heart rate, sleep, calories burnt, setting personal goals, activity progress, cycling, running or walking and allows the user to share their progress with friends and family. Lifelog also has different tiles for tracking services such web browsing, entertainment, books, communications, transportation, games, photo, and music.

IFTTT and Lifelog have joined forces and the new range of IFTTT recipes provides users with the ability to connect Lifelog with a variety of applications, programs and gadgets meaning all your fitness; activity and entertainment can be synced seamlessly into your day-to-day routine.

Lifelog uses analytics software to collect usage data and statistics to help us improve our apps and services and none of this data is used to invade the user privacy.

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24me

24me is a smart personal assistant for iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) and Android with a calendar, to-do list, and notes built in and fully integrated. It allows you to add your photos, which are beautifully displayed at the bottom of your notifications and calendar.

It securly connects to your utilities, service providers, banks, social networks and more and automatically tells you what you need to do and also helps you take care of your things from within the app. 24me is your personal assistant in your pocket.

24me brings to you the functionality of:

  1. Calendar: Tasks, events, and notes are all listed together on the calendar and can be managed from one place. 24me connect to Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo! Calendar, Apple iCal and many more.
  2. To-Dos: Clean, slick and automatic, allows you to access and add your tasks within the app.
  3. Notes: Your notes with video, images and rich text will be integrated within the calendar
  4. Notifications: Allows you to connect to a meeting request or a task, keeping you updated with the notifications on your screen.
  5. Paying Bills: 24me has the functionality of directly paying the bills from within 24me with only few taps.
  6. Outlook: Links to your Outlook tasks within the app.
  7. Micro Gifting: 24me automatically tells you about special events. You can send beautiful gifts to friends from our fun gift store (check the availability in your country).
  8. Saving Links:  Simply link your real life in: your utilities, service providers, banks, social networks and more. Start getting automatic notifications about your links.

24me is the ultimate personal assistant and it is free! So go ahead and try it.

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SHAREit

SHAREit

SHARE it, an app from Lenovo, gives you the ability to share files without the need of Internet.

SHARE it allows you to:

  • Transfer files, photos, videos, music, documents and more between your PCs, phones and tablets.
  • The size of your file or folder does not matter, SHAREit will transfer it from your phone to PC or PC to phone within seconds.
  • WiFi, cables or mobile data is not required, SHAREit will send your files easily and conveniently. Cross-platform sharing for phones & computers & tablets, Android & iOS & Windows Phone & Windows XP/7/8.
  • No more cables or internet needed to transfer, easy sharing between various devices and friends can transfer files to each other by entering Portal.
  • Replicate contacts, SMS messages, MMS messages, music, videos, apps and other data from your old phone to the new one in just one click.

Explore some SHAREit Phone to Please call, urgent  features:

  • Powerpoint Control: With SHAREit on your mobile phone, you can control your PowerPoint slides on a PC or projector.
  • Remote View: quick and easy tool to search PC files and folders from your phone. Find the document on your phone, display it, play it or SHAREit directly from your phone.
  • Play To: Showcase content from your phone to your PC.
  • Back up your photos to your PC using SHAREit

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Pocket

Pocket app stared off as “Read It Later”, a Mozilla Firefox browser extension, with an intent of being on the desktop, however in it’s new avatar it now spans  Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone, OS X, Windows, Kobo eReaders and other Web Browsers. A paid subscription service called Pocket Premium was introduced in May 2014.

The application allows the user to save an article or web page for later reading, allowing them to access the content from any device with the same login. Touted as the world’s leading save-for-later service currently has more than 22 million registered users and is integrated into more than 1500 apps including Flipboard, Twitter and Zite. It is available for major devices and platforms including iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, Kindle Fire, Kobo, Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and Windows.

The next time you find an article, video or link you want to read or watch later, just save it to Pocket, it creates categories based on the tags you’ve used to organize your saved items and it has a search function if you are worried how you will sift through the saved content. It’ll sync across your phone, tablet, and computer so you can come back to it whenever and wherever you’d like, even when you’re offline. It also allows you to share the link of the content from within the app.

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Instapaper

Instapaper, an app from Instapaper Holdings, Inc., allows you to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted. Post to Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Pinboard, Evernote, and many others, using accounts you’ve linked to Instapaper.

Core Features:
– Strip away all clutter and save the content of web pages into iOS-optimized formatting.
– Read anywhere! No internet, no problem: access your articles on airplanes, subways, elevators, or Wi-Fi-only devices away from Internet connections.
– Save to Instapaper from other applications with one tap.

Additional Features :
– Control every aspect of your reading experience with a variety of font, color themes, and spacing options.
– Find that great quote you want to remember and share? Instapaper makes it easy to highlight text in any article.
– Have your Instapaper articles narrated to you with text-to-speech. Just turn up the volume on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and relax!
– Control text-to-speech right from your Apple Watch.
– Sort your list of articles by popularity, date, and article length.
– Folders for easy organization. Share via web browser and any app that supports sharing and have Folders for organization in Android with Tilt scrolling, page-flipping.

Instapaper Premium Features:
– Full-text search for articles in your account
– Unlimited highlights
– Create text-to-speech playlists
– Send to Kindle functionality
– Use third-party apps that plug into the Instapaper API
– Unlimited speed reading

Instapaper Premium membership is optional, and Premium features are available via an auto-renewing subscription:
– $2.99 per month
– $29.99 per year

Instapaper for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (requires iOS 9 or later) provides a mobile-optimized text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience. Instapaper also enhances the standard reading experience with features like text-to-speech, which can be controlled via the Apple Watch. Instapaper for Android provides a mobile and tablet-optimized Text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience.

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Buffer

Share to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn – all from one place, on your schedule and comes from the team at Buffer, Inc.

As you add content, you can easily select which of your social accounts you want to post to. Post the same message to all accounts or add context by customizing each. Plus, you can custom schedule or “post now” right inside the app. Buffer shares your content at the best possible times throughout the day so that your followers and fans see your updates more often. Get the most out of each post.

Any link, text, picture or video you want to share, just add it to your Buffer. Your updates will automatically be scheduled and spaced out throughout the day to post to your favorite social networks.

Why you’ll love Buffer:
• Share to multiple Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest accounts from one place.
• Get analytics for each update you share: Clicks, Retweets, Repins, Likes, Shares, Mentions and more.
• Schedule your posts automatically so you never have to worry about setting a time and date. Just hit “Buffer”.
• Schedule your posts using a Custom Time to schedule for specific events or campaigns.
• Share from all of your favourite apps using our iOS extension. Including scheduling native retweets from Safari, Tweetbot, Twitter & more!

Buffer is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (devices running iOS 8 and later), Apple Watch, Web and Android devices 4.0.3 and up. It is integrated with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone

If you misplace your iPhone, the Find My iPhone app will let you use any other iOS device or a PC/Mac computer to find it and protect your data.

But first you need to get the app installed on the iPhone or iPad that your want to protect. Simply install this free app on your device, open the app and sign in with the Apple ID you use for iCloud. In fact, do this for all your Apple devices, including those of your immediate family!

Now, using a web browser on any computer, you can locate your missing device on a map, remotely lock it, play a sound, display a message, or erase all the data on it. You just need to log into your iCloud account on a computer, once you have this app installed on your iPhone, to do the needful.

For missing iOS devices, Find My iPhone also includes a Lost Mode.
Lost Mode locks your device with a passcode and can display a custom message and contact phone number right on the Lock Screen. While in Lost Mode, your device can keep track of where it has been and report back so you can view its recent location history, right on your computer screen.

If you are using iOS 9, the Find My iPhone app will already be on your phone. Make sure that ‘Find My iPhone’ is enabled in your iCloud settings. If you are still on iOS 8, for whatever reason, we recommend you download this app to secure your iPhone!
Key Features of the app include:

  • Locate your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac on a map
  • Play a sound for two minutes at full volume (even if your device is set to silent)
  • Remotely lock your device with a passcode
  • Display a custom message on the Lock Screen
  • View recent location history of your device while in Lost Mode (iOS devices)
  • Remotely erase all content and settings on your device
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Constitution of India

India hasn’t seen as much social conscience and discussions around Indian polity and politics over the past decades, as it has in the last 3-4 years.

Street corners, water coolers, car rides, social networks are all rife with sentiments of growing focus, opinions and discussions about Indian law, and governance.

Discussing ongoing events with people around you is one thing. But do you really know the basic roots of your country’s constitution? What all does it specify? What basic rights do you have in your country?

Grow your awareness around Indian polity via a definitive source.

Constitution of India is a great app if you want to know your rights as a citizen of India.

Key features:

  • Full, unedited content of all the 394 Articles divided into Parts, Sections and Sub-Sections
  • 97 Amendments, 12 Schedules and their complete contents available
  • Decent Search functionality that allows you to search within Constitution or Central Parliament Acts.
  • Allows Bookmarking of desired Articles
  • Well laid out interface in the form of Heading and Description for every screen
  • Allows zooming in and text resizing
  • Sharing of content via SMS, Email, Whatsapp etc.
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DataMan is the simplest and cleanest app to track your data usage – be it your iPhone’s or your iPad’s mobile data, and even your home’s broadband connection!

In just a glance, you can figure out if you’re still safe from busting your data cap or if you’ve hitting the “thin ice” area!  You’re never be in the dark about exceeding your mobile data limit once you install this app on your iDevice.

The app itself has a very elegant interface and gives the key stats you need; and even comes with a Data Widget that attaches to your Notification Center.

You can then instantly check your usage at any point from any screen on your phone. Just swipe down to Notification Centre, and there you have it, all your data usage figures!

The app comes with another cool feature – a Smart Forecast, that predicts if you’ll stay within your monthly mobile data limit, or not.

The connection’s latest statistics are retrieved directly and immediately from iOS’ own data collation APIs, hence are bound to be very accurate (at least on the Mobile Devices side).

Additional features of the app include:

  • Tracks cellular (LTE/4G/3G) and Wi-Fi data usage
  • It supports monthly, and even weekly data plans
  • Auto resets on bill cycle date
  • Has four custom alert thresholds that give you tremendous control over your alert timelines
  • Allows you to view past usage sorted by bill cycle
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KeepSafe Vault

KeepSafe is a private picture locker that keeps all of your personal photos and videos hidden and protected behind multiple layers of security. Thus giving you full control of what pictures and videos people can view if they ever get their hands on your phone.

You can browse through your photo gallery, and choose exactly which pictures and videos you want protected. Once you upload them to the KeepSafe image locker, you can delete them from your regular photo gallery and still view them in KeepSafe.

Here are some of KeepSafe’s features:

  • Clean and simple design
  • Easy-to-use PIN pad access
  • You can “Unhide” any photos and videos in KeepSafe, so that they re-appear in your regular photo gallery
  • KeepSafe doesn’t show up on your recently used apps list

KeepSafe even lets you share your private photos with certain people. You can send a photo through email or with the special Safe Send feature. This feature lets you send a photo that disappears 20 seconds after it was received, kind of like SnapChat

 

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Google Goggles

Google Goggles is a refreshing new way to search for stuff you can see. It uses your phone’s camera to capture an object, sign, building etc., and then allows you to conduct search directly via that photo/visual, rather than use a regular search bar on your browser!

It’s super cool and super fun!

Just point your mobile phone camera at a painting, a famous landmark, a barcode or QR code, a product, or a popular image. If Goggles finds it in its database, it will provide you with useful information concerning the object of your attention, right then and there!

Goggles can read text in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish, and translate it into other languages too.

Here are some other ways you can use the Goggles app:

  • Scan barcodes using Goggles to get product information
  • Scan QR codes using Goggles to extract information
  • Recognize famous landmarks
  • Translate by taking a picture of foreign language text
  • Add Contacts by scanning business cards or QR codes
  • Scan text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
  • Recognize paintings, books, DVDs, CDs, and just about any 2D image
  • Solve Sudoku puzzles
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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.
Find My Friends

Find My Friends

Find My Friends allows you to easily locate friends and family using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. The idea behind the app is a simple one, but it’s applications are many:

Use it to make sure your family members are okay (say if you’re tracking your spouse on her way home from the airport at night), find them in crowded markets if separated, or guide friends home or to the restaurant you’re currently at.
The app also lets you set up location-based alerts that can notify you automatically when a friend arrives at the airport, a child leaves school, or a family member arrives home safely.

We used it guide guests home for our dinner party!

You can give the other person permanent access to see your location, or temporary access (which is time based). The only catch is that they have to be on Apple devices to be able to use this app with you!

Install this free Apple app and sign in with your Apple ID. Adding a friend is easy, choose from your contacts or provide an email address to send an invitation. When your friend accepts your invitation using the Find My Friends app on their device, you can start following their location.

If you prefer, you can use temporary sharing to share locations with a group of friends for a specific period of time, such as an evening or a long weekend. If at any time you don’t want to be followed, you can hide your location.

Some key features of the app are:

  •     Easily locate friends and family
  •     Temporary sharing option
  •     Location-based notifications
  •     Simple privacy controls
  •     Works even when the app is in the background
  •     Has been optimized to avoid draining your battery
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mPassport Seva

India’s Ministry of External Affairs has launched an app called mPassport Seva which offers a wide variety of services to smartphone users, with a view to move to Digital and to empower citizens via mobile enabled services,

This app extends Passport-related services to Indian Citizens in a speedy, convenient and transparent manner.

It provides passport application status tracking, helps with locating Passport Seva Kendras and gives general information on various steps involved in obtaining a Passport.

If you’re planning to get a new passport for yourself, your child or even renew your old passport, avoid heartache – get this app instead!

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MyScript Calculator

MyScript Calculator is unique in that it can read inputs in plain handwritten perform necessary calculations. It thus takes away the arduous task of pecking away at the keyboard, and replaces it with something most of us do on paper anyway.

MyScript Calculator by Vision Objects can be downloaded for free from the Play Store (follow the link below).

Some key features of this app include:

– Use your handwriting to write any arithmetic formula – numbers, symbols, brackets.
– Write and calculate mathematical expressions in an intuitive and natural way with no keyboard
– Scratch-out gestures to easily delete symbols and numbers
– Portrait and landscape operation
– Redo and undo functions.

And the operators supported by this app are:
– Basic operations: +, -, x, ÷, +/‒, 1/x 
– Misc. Operations: %, √, x!, |x| 
– Powers/Exponentials: ℯx, xy , x2 
– Brackets: ( )
– Trigonometry: cos, sin, tan
– Inverse trigonometry: acos, asin, atan
– Logarithms: ln , log 
– Constants: π, ℯ, Phi.

MyScript calculator is different, fun to use and a must-try! Read up on our How-To article “MyScript Calculator- One Intelligent Calculator!” to see how to use this fun but useful calculator.

It works best with a stylus of course, but fingers work well too, just get used to writing again!

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Connectivity Tiles

If quick setting tiles was something you were missing on your Windows Phone, well that’s something that can be easily solved, thanks to some great third party apps available in the Windows Store.

Going down three levels to switch on stuff like WiFi or Bluetooth is now a thing of the past, this can be easily done from your start screen itself thanks to easy shortcuts that the Connectivity Tiles app brings to your phone.

Download this simple yet brilliant app by Lukasz Rejman and you can pin upto six useful connectivity tiles on to your start menu and easily toggle between them.

The tiles available in this app are Airplane Mode, WiFi, Bluetooth, Mobile Data, Location and Maps. It all looks in place as well because this is the only app that uses official icons designed by Microsoft.

Just run the app and pin what you need to start, it’s as simple as that! You can even group four of them together to form one big tile on your start screen.

For simplicity and ease of use there is nothing quite like Connectivity Tiles.

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Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express is a decent photo editing app that allows you to touch up your photos on the go, quickly and easily. No prior experience of Photoshop is needed to use this app.

A whole lot of basic photo editing options and nice filters have been provided that will get your pictures to look their best. Quick editing of your pics and sharing to most social platforms is now possible with this app. Go ahead and give it a shot, chances are you’ll like it!

Here are some prominent features of the app:

  • Basics: Crop, straighten, rotate, and flip your photos. Remove red eye.
  • Auto-Fix: A one-touch adjustment for contrast, exposure, and white balance.
  • Color: Slide controls for clarity, contrast, exposure, highlights, shadows, temperature, tint, sharpen and vibrance.
  • One-touch filters: Choose from more than 20 eye-catching effects!
  • Share to all your favorite social sites: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Adobe Revel and more.
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Meru Cabs

Meru Cabs is one of India’s largest and most popular radio taxi services operating in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Chennai.

Best known for providing high quality services to its passengers, Meru’s app tremendously enhances the passenger experience and enables users to book cabs within minutes, which is a major boon especially for people on the go.

The app incorporates technologies like GPS, GPRS based tracking and dispatch, speed alarm, trip tracker facility and e-billing.

Key features include:

  • Convenient selection of pickup and drop address through multiple options being available: current location (keyed in or via GPS), saved home and office locations, recent locations and favourites.
  • Real time tracking on assignment of cab with estimated distance and time of arrival and ability to call the chauffeur directly from the App.
  • Real-time route information along with estimated time of arrival to destination, once you are in the cab.
  • ICE (In Case of Emergency) feature – Used to trigger an emergency buzzer on family members phones, also sends an SMS with location details.
  • Pay the trip fare directly through the app via InstaPay by saving your card details once and paying at the end of every journey.
Truecaller

Truecaller

Ever wanted to know who that unknown caller is before taking the call? Want to ignore those telemarketing calls? Block those stalkers?

Truecaller lets you do all of it. All it requires is a 3G or Wi-Fi connection!

True caller is the world’s largest online and crowd sourced telephone directly. It is a simple app which works as a caller ID system for incoming calls and reverse search (mobile and landline) numbers that are not stored in your phonebook. It even doubles up as a call blocker!

You can create your own Truecaller profile to let others see your photo and name when you call them.  There is a paid version which eliminates in app ads and let’s you see who’s visited your Truecaller profile.

Again, here are some of the key features of the app:

  • Check who’s calling before answering.
  • Block unwanted spammers and telemarketing calls.
  • Reverse search landline and mobile numbers.
  • Twitter integration lets you follow someone right from Truecaller.
  • Phonebook integration with photos from social networks.
  • Home screen widget for quick access.