There are a lot of apps we use daily, but there are also a few you may not know about.
Let’s check what’s cool, new, exciting and free.
Noted turns your iPhone into a powerful audio recording and note-taking tool perfect for keeping track of lectures, meetings, interviews, and other occasions. The app records audio, while also allowing users to type out notes (with rich text and image support), which are automatically time-stamped with bookmark-like searchable “time tags” for easier navigation. Recordings and their accompanying notes can be synced through iCloud, organized into notebooks, and quickly searched through, with the help of time tags, audio scrubbing and fast playback. Tomsguide has a great insight on the app.
2. Civilizations AR
The Civilizations AR app taps into iOS’s ARKit tools to bring ancient relics and cultural treasures to life with augmented reality. You can view each artifact as a life-like 3D rendering, using your phone as an AR viewfinder. Not only do you get unprecedented views, you can also zoom in and spin around objects. Interactive features like x-ray views and narrations add to the experience, as you learn about the secrets, origins, and history of these global cultural treasures.
3. WhatThe front
WhatTheFont helps even the most basic layperson identify fonts, using optical character recognition and your iPhone’s camera lenses as a viewfinder. Simply snap a picture of the font you want to ID, and the app does the rest, finding the closest matches in MyFonts’ database in addition to similar fonts. You can even test drive the font by typing out text within the app.
Business news app Quartz doesn’t inundate you with voluminous long reads that will wind up in the land of “TL;DR.” Instead, the app offers you bite-sized digests and summaries, almost in the form of text messages that you can react to, click through to more detailed writeups, or simply breeze past. Quartz’s notifications can come with photos, news digests, charts, GIFs, or even 3D augmented reality objects that you can play around with or learn more about.