This Thursday we’ve got apps you’re going to want to download on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Microsoft ups its Android app game even further by pushing out Office for Android phones (finally). One of the best and exclusive readers out there gets a snazzy new iOS app. And if you’re a Windows Phone acolyte, a new app will make sure you get the best workout possible. And the best news? They’re all free.
Last November, Microsoft released its revamped mega popular Office apps—Word, Excel, and PowerPoint—for iPhone and Android tablets. Now, the apps are finally coming to Android phones. You’ll get all the added benefits of these new apps, which include a more user-friendly layout and much more free-to-use options than previously available. Unfortunately, you still need to be invited to the app, which can take a little bit of time, but if you use your phone for productivity, why not use the best Microsoft has to offer. [Free]
RealTimes, an app developed by RealNetworks, is an app that makes multimedia out of your own photography quick and painlessly. Using geolocation, the app selects the best photos—eliminating duplicates and images—adds in music (copyright approved, of course) and creates a slideshow you can easily share. It’s a way more inventive, high-tech way of sharing memories at that next family get together. [Free, and also available for iOS]
This is an exclusive (read: need an invite) social network that let’s you only share one link per day. That may seem strangely limiting, but it helps to cut back on the social media overload that’s so common on Facebook and Twitter. This “keep it simple, stupid” reader now has a nicely designed iPhone app to help you keep track of your friends’ very important shares. If you want to cut through some of the internet bullshit out there, it’s worth trying out. [Free (with invite)]
The internet has changed the way we read news, not to mention offering a litany of distractions so that important headlines are never even read. NewsGIF is offering yet another way to consume news by pairing GIFs with the day’s top stories. You can also suggest different GIFs that you think work better. It’s fun! [Free]
There is absolutely nothing worse than getting to an airport only to find out your flight’s been delayed for hours. Hope you like that book you’re reading! But with FlySmarter for Windows Phone, you can avoid that situation altogether with accurate flight information across several airlines. It also has detailed maps of airports handy so you know where you can run to grab a quick bite to eat during layovers. If you travel a lot and you’re armed with Microsoft’s mobile software, best get this app pronto. [Free]
Perfect Thumbs, creators of Perfect Workout, have made their way on this list a couple times and now they return with an app to help you get fit. Perfect Workout aims to well...do just that, give you the perfect workout whenever you need it. The most clutch feature here is the nicely rendered animations that show you how to do a workout properly. Because the one thing worse than not working out at all is working out wrong and breaking something. Don’t be a statistic. [Free]