Smartphones have changed the way we live. They have become affordable and are being used by a large number of people. These devices are embedded to our daily life to increasingly enable creativity. Mobile apps too are helping people get things done easier and faster. Let us examine three impressive mobile apps here.
Digisocial: This app provides a new social networking platform that helps in finding friends and groups nearby. Users have to register with their mobile number to enter into it. They can also optionally login with their Facebook account. Just like other social networks, Digisocial has a newsfeed that allows comments and a messaging service. An impressive thing about this app is, it is available for free and has no ads. However, the developers should look for a way to improve its coverage and make it stand as an effective social networking platform. Digisocial is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad and requires iOS 4.0 or later. This app is also available for Android devices.
Acro-Dict: English language has been adding a vast amount of abbreviations, codes and acronyms every day. This app helps users keep track of all the AAC that they deal with at work, home, and daily life. It lets users search with an abbreviation and lists all the possible expansions under the suitable categories. As the entire database is available offline, Internet connection is not required to use Acro-Dict. It also presents a good tutorial and helps users get the most out it. Acro-Dict comes with an inbuilt keyboard, but users can also utilize the iOS keyboard if they want. I prefer using the iOS keyboard as the in-app keyboard doesn't support a few things. Acro-Dict is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Starmatic: This is the old Kodak Brownie Starmatic camera that has been reborn for the iPhones. This toy camera and photo sharing app helps users express their photographic talent and to be inspired by the amazing photos from others. Users can shoot photos and share it with the Starmatic community and there is Stramacolor film to add effect to these images. With a lovely sidebar controlled UI, this app makes it very easy to use. They can also view, like and repost the photographs of other users. This app is impressive, but it is heavily inspired by Instagram. A few innovative updates could change this. Starmatic is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad and requires iOS 4.2 or later. It is a free app.
With the advent of smartphones, mobile apps have taken off in a big way. In a short few years, they have emerged from non-existence to enhance our lifestyle. Therefore, we are all behind the days of being excited about them as they have become a big part of how we do things today. These few apps are the ones I use regularly. Give them a try!
Author bio: Steve August is an iPhone app reviews expert and Chief Editor of AlphaDigits (alphadigits.com), a website that publishes Android app reviews and iPad app reviews. Developers can contact him through AlphaDigits to get their apps reviewed.