For years, we’ve been hunting for and writing about the best smartphone apps out there. Every week. Now, we’re going to try something a little different, so this’ll be our last Apps of the Week as you know it. But it will be reborn as something new and, hopefully, better.
That being said, here are our favorite apps from this week.
Apps have gotten so out of control, we now need apps to help keep other apps in line. Everalbum is your one-stop shop for keeping all your photos in one place, no matter what platform they’re shared on–whether Instagram, Dropbox, Facebook or Google Photos. You can also share albums with friends, even if they don’t use Everalbum. So it’s user friendly and super simple. [Free/$10 for pro edition]
Take advantage of your personal voice assistant. Dragon Anywhere has been a powerful dictation app for Android for awhile now, but the app is finally makes its way to iOS. This is for serious dictation takers, but Dragon’s well-designed interface and accuracy is impressive. The service is a $15/month, but you can give it a test run for one week free. [Free]
Adobe Premiere Clip
Editing video has never been an easy process, whether on a desktop or smartphone. But Adobe is trying to make editing less painful in the mobile age with Adobe Premiere Clip. This app’s been available on iOS for more than a year, but it’s finally crossing the platform divide. You can edit clips by adding different exposures, highlights, simple effects, and quick stitching so you can get perfect 15-second video for Instagram. It’s free so you don’t need an adobe subscription, but it probably works best if you happen to be already indoctrinated. [Free]
Last month, Pushbullet decided to start trying to make money and went pro. If you love those Pushbullet superpowers–which significantly lower the communication barrier between your smartphone and laptop–but want them for free, then it might be worth looking at Join. The app is currently in Beta, so it’s not as easy an install as a quick trip to the Play Store, but Join is a Pushbullet alternative that just might suit your smartphone tastes a little more comfortably. [Join]
Windows 10 didn’t have many shiny new apps out this week, but one you’re definitely going to want is BaconIt, a popular reddit client for Windows which now has a universal app for Windows 10. If you’re searching for a new client on Win10, you might also take a look at Readit, too–but BaconIt is up there with the best of them. [Free]