Ping for iOS: A Mobile Email Experience That's More Like Texting

Every other startup out there is trying to become the new big thing in email, but what we get more often than not is a bunch of half-baked tweaks that sound nice on paper but don't really do all that much to change the experience. Ping, however, actually is probably unlike any other email client you've used before. » 9/05/13 6:00pm 9/05/13 6:00pm

The Converted for iOS: A Conversion App That Gives You Context

While this generally goes unsaid, the internet has become a huge crutch—but more than that, we're pretty much blind without it. What do you do when you need to convert meters to feet? Hit a few buttons on your keyboard and bam, Google tells you all you need to know. But the thing is, you're not really gaining anything… » 8/28/13 6:00pm 8/28/13 6:00pm

Blackbar for iOS: Your Very Own PRISM-Like Sci-Fi Adventure Put to Text

With most of the documents released by the NSA being an exercise in fitting as few letters as possible between strings of black bars, it's no wonder that a whole slew of [Redacted]-oriented games have been cropping up. The newest comes in the form of a surprisingly engrossing, interactive app composed entirely of text. » 8/26/13 6:00pm 8/26/13 6:00pm

Emojify for iOS: Turn Your Face Into a Piece of Emoji Art

Look at the text message conversation between any two people in the 12 to late 20s age range and there's a pretty decent chance you'll get a deluge of brightly colored cartoon icons that, just a few years ago, would have seemed entirely nonsensical. Now they can tell entire tales. Yes, Emojis have taken over, and… » 8/22/13 6:00pm 8/22/13 6:00pm

Delectable Wine for iOS: Identify Wine and Dole Out Recs Like a Pro

Everyone loves wine—or rather, everyone likes to seem like they love wine. And what better way to give off an air of sophistication than to be able to offer perfect recommendations, pairings, and analyses on any wine at a moments notice? Delectable lets you do all that with absolutely no preparation required. » 8/21/13 6:00pm 8/21/13 6:00pm

Human Body for iOS: Almost The Most Fun You'll Have Exploring Your Body

While most educational apps are generally intended for children, let's be honest—anyone not in the field probably remembers next to nothing about how the human body works other than the fact that, you know, it does. Fortunately, The Human Body by Tinybop is just as fascinating for adults as it is for children,… » 8/20/13 6:00pm 8/20/13 6:00pm

Slack for iOS and Android: A Better Way to Collaborate With Coworkers

If you're like most people, you work email account is an absolute disaster—most likely some unholy combination of short messages with friends, formal interactions with coworkers and higher ups, client emails, and various other outside communications. Slack wants to remove all the office conversation and… » 8/14/13 6:00pm 8/14/13 6:00pm

MedSnap ID for iOS: Identify Pills & Potential Interactions In 1 Photo

For some people, taking up to 12 different medications a day has become the unfortunate norm. And when you add another one into that already complicated heap, it isn't always easy to identify the potentially harmful interactions in your own personal prescription cocktail. MedSnap hopes to simplify that problem by… » 8/13/13 6:00pm 8/13/13 6:00pm

KeyMe for iOS: Keep Your Spare Set of Keys in the Cloud

How many have you found yourself locked out, stuck with a visiting friend who has to wait on the curb cause you aren't able to get them a key yet, left out in the cold with a lost key and locksmith, or any number of other unfortunately common circumstances? As long as people use physical keys—we're going to run into… » 8/08/13 6:00pm 8/08/13 6:00pm

The Scientist for iOS: Top-Ranked Science News Straight to Your Phone

With the number of newsreaders littering the mobile sphere, it's almsot surprising that there aren't more niche-specific versions popping up amidst their more general brethren. But that's exactly what The Scientist is—a no-nonsense, crowdsourced newsreader to keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in the… » 8/07/13 6:00pm 8/07/13 6:00pm

Receiptmate for iOS: Make E-Budgeting Easier With Scannable Receipts

No one save receipts anymore. We buy nearly everything either online or with a credit card, so since we basically have an electronic record of most of our purchases, it's become too easy to toss any potential paper trail. But some of our payments are still made in cash, and if you really want to track your budget, you… » 8/05/13 6:00pm 8/05/13 6:00pm

Commercial Break for iOS: Skip Commercials Without Missing the Good…

No one likes commercials—that's why god made DVR. But sometimes (like with sports games, specifically) you just can't wait for it to record before diving in. You need to know RIGHT THEN. But if you get up and wander away, you might wander for too long. What's a TV junkie to do? Commercial Break has the answer. » 7/31/13 6:00pm 7/31/13 6:00pm