Apps of the month: July – August

Feeday

 

Feeday

 

As a creative I almost subconsciously go through my instagram feed at random times of the day. As a tool, instagram is fantastic not only for viewing lovely sunsets but it keeps us inspired and fuels more ideas than we realise. So the app ‘feeday’ is ideal as it quite simply drops in an instagram feed into your notification centre. Yup its that simple.

 

Streaks

 

Streaks

 

Habits are easy to set up, but hard to keep up with. Streaks tries to curb that trend by being your personal assistant in building an idea into a habit. There are a load of features from reminder nudges to task planners, whilst the name feature ‘streak’ basically acts as a golden nugget where you complete a task and the more you do it the higher the streak and the more a habit it becomes.

 

Sunrise Calendar

 

Sunrise Calendar

 

The Sunrise Calendar was cited pretty much as the ‘first great’ calendar app for both Android and iOS and looking at it now, in its current iteration it’d be hard to argue. In many ways it takes cues from Google’s Calendar but visually iterates and improves on it with a much more distinct and intuitive UI. It’s a calendar thats able to sync a plethora of products (Asana, Outlook, Evernote etc.) and add any aforementioned dates in those documents to your calendar, as well as schedule meetings, associate documents and well.. its available in a very minimalist and easy to use web app.

 

Timer

 

Timer

 

Even in this day and age a timer is an essential piece of kit. Be it for a meeting or when your cooking having a good, reliable timer is something we all need. Aptly named ‘Timer’ is just that. A very simple, easy to use timer that doesn’t come bloated with additional features, but allows you to run multiple timers at once and name timers to be able to really keep track of whats going on with very little problem.

 

Peak

 

Peak

 

Keeping yourself on track is as difficult as its ever been if not more so with a myriad of digital devices vying for our attention, but Peak want us to help us with that. Combining neuroscience, technology and fun the team at Peak are working at developing games and ideas to train our brains and keep them at 100% more often than not.

Infinit

 

Infinit

 

WeTransfer has had the market on lock for a while now when it comes to file sharing between users (especially when looking at bigger files). Now though Infinit is coming in with an app that looks to take-away that dominance and improve on the existing formula. Infinit comes with no limits, removes the risk of your internet disconnecting by continuing the transfer regardless, its very secure and the interface is ridiculously simple, so much so it takes 2 steps to send your files away.

CloudPlayer

 

CloudPlayer

 

With Spotify and Apple Music having a stranglehold over the streaming game a new competitor has jumped in, taking a different approach to the problem of music streaming. If your oldschool like me, you still download your music and have 1000s of songs sitting on your computer. What CloudPlayer does is takes all your music, stored in any of your online accounts (Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud etc.) and sets up one gigantic streaming service, curated by you. Its that simple.. but that is why it appeals to me.. its my music, but saving me space on my phone and I don’t need to aggregate my music to any one service, rather stream it from all. Bueno.