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11 Hidden Best iPhone Apps of 2012

11 Hidden Best iPhone Apps of 2012

Apple has released its own list of best apps of 2012, which contains the 10 most-downloaded free apps and 10 most-downloaded paid apps of the year. Rather than popular apps based on total download counts, we have collected a list of hidden gems that you may have missed out on in the app store in 2012.

#1 Khan Academy (Free)

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    Khan Academy give you free access to Khan Academy’s complete library of over 3,500 videos. Khan Academy covers a large number of topics including maths, science, finance & economics and even humanities. Spare some of your free time and you can learn about the fundamentals of computer science or prepare for SAT.

    #2 Rechner Calculator ($0.99)

    Rechner Calculator

      Rechner is a simple and elegant calculator. Rechner is the first calculator taking advantage of the finger gesture on iPhone. All you need to do is to remember a few simple swipes and then you can use this sexy calculator.

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      #3 Snapguide (Free)

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        Snapguide allows anyone to submit step-by-step guides. It covers a wide range of topics including beauty, cooking, gardening, pets and even automotive. You can create your own guides and share your interests on Twitter, Facebook or other social networks. By using Snapguide, you can discover people who share the same interests as you.

        #4 Video Time Machine ($2.99)

        Time Machine

          Time machine contains over 10,000 hand-picked videos from 1860 to 2012. You can easily waste spend your whole afternoon on specific categories including TV, Music, Sports and Advertisements. You may even find all the epic videos of your youth. Try video time machine and I am sure you will lose many hours to it.

          #5 Mr Mood ($0.99)

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            Mr Mood use a simple method to keep track of your mood everyday. If you find that you are consistently depressed or unhappy, it’s time to make some changes.

            #6 Feedly (Free)

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              Feedly is the most stylish app among all of the RSS reader apps in App store. Feedly also transforms web site content into beautiful cards which are easy to read and load extremely quickly. You can save your articles via other read it later apps such as Buffer, Pocket and Instapaper.

              #7 Showyou (Free)

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                Showyou is the best way for you to explore videos on YouTube, TED Vimeo and other video sites. The videos on Showyou are selected by your friends and people that you know. Thanks to air-play mirroring, you can now stream Showyou videos to your TV. Enjoy your new TV channel!

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                #8 Fantastical ($2.99)

                Fantastical for iPhone

                  Fantastical is the most user-friendly calendar app on iPhone. Simply type in a sentence such as “Lunch with Greyson in Cupertino on Friday” and this app will schedule it automatically. This app also supports voice dictation. If you can speak the details of your events, Fantastical will handle the rest of the input.

                  #9 Manga-Camera (Free)

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                    Manga-camera can convert whatever photos you take into a comic-like image. There are more then 20 frames built-into the app. You can also download new frames from the in-app frame store. All the frames are FREE at the moment.

                    #10 Zinio (Free)

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                      Although Zinio was first launched in 2009, the developer has been updating the apps to optimize the performance of the app. It is a better way than any other reading apps to explore, read and shop for more than 4000 magazines in the world. The interface of the app has been revamped since version 2.0 and the new UI make it easier to read your favorite magazines anytime and anywhere.

                      #11 Labelbox (Free)

                      Labelbox, launched in 2011, it has been updated most recently in December of this year. It’s still better than other photo labeling apps, and the revamped version has a label store which provides access to many more labels. The app itself, is ideal for labelling photos with an easy to use UI that has kept this app popular.

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                        Last Updated on November 19, 2019

                        10 Smartest Productivity Software to Boost Work Performance

                        10 Smartest Productivity Software to Boost Work Performance

                        Productivity is the ability to perform tasks efficiently and in a timely manner. In today’s busy and competitive business world, productivity is paramount for any business, organization or corporation.

                        Productivity is more than just performing tasks successfully. It is about investing and allocating resources, so the company or business can perform to meet its core goals.

                        As part of 2019, it is important to commit to new goals. When shopping around for new productivity software keep in mind the following things: cost, reliability, cross-platform compatibility, on the go, technical support, etc.

                        In the subsequent sections, we will examine the most recommended productivity software in the marketplace. In addition, we will look at what makes them tick and what separates them from the rest of the pack.

                        Projects and Tasks Management

                        1. Monday dot com

                          Monday dot com was founded to create a team management solution so people connect to workplace processes across any industry. The productivity tool is used in more than 140 countries.

                          The user interface is intuitive and impressive. It makes collaboration productive and fun because of its simplicity.

                          The tool is deemed to have one of the best user experiences across the mobile and online project and task management platform.

                          The product includes usability, customization, admin control, group management and control, private or public control, in-group messaging and more.

                          Check out the software here!

                          2. Asana

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                            The mantra behind Asana’s product is to enable teams from across different organizations to work together effortlessly.

                            The software comes with lots of customizations. When you create a project as a user, you can choose between a traditional task view and the kanban-style board view. The dashboard allows you to see the progress on a project, and it includes an excellent advanced set of search tools.

                            Also, Asana’s Android and iOS apps do retain the web interface’s clean look and feel.

                            Check out the software here!

                            3. Trello

                              Trello was founded in the summer of 2010 and two years later the platform added 500,000 members. Anyone within sales, marketing, HR and operations can collaborate successfully with this product.

                              Moreover, the tool has over 100 plus integrations with Google Drive, Slack, Jira and others. The product works flawlessly across various platforms.

                              Some of the well-known features includes is speed, easy-to-use, and set up. The interface includes due dates, assignments, file storage, checklists and more.

                              Check out the software here!

                              4. Jira

                                The Jira software is flexible and heralded as the next-generation project.

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                                The software allows teams to design and adapt the software to an organization’s needs. This includes having visibility into long term goals, project roadmaps, status of work, real-time release information and more. In addition, the interface is customizable.

                                The Atlassian Cloud does not support multiple separate domains, subdomains or domain aliases in Google Apps.

                                Check out the software here!

                                5. Evernote Business

                                  Evernote was founded in 2008 and reached 11 million users by 2011. The company was founded on the premise that their product should address the ever-increasing volume and speed of information.

                                  The product helps bring together groups of teams because of versatility and functionality. It creates documents, collaboration on projects, store information all a single location.

                                  Moreover, you can find information quickly and includes effective search capabilities and integrations with existing tools you may already use.

                                  Check out the software here!

                                  Communication

                                  6. Slack

                                    Slack was founded in 2013 and the tool is heralded as a collaboration hub. Slack is where productivity happens. When you start a new project, hire new staff, deploy a code, review a sales contract, finalize on a budget, Slack covers all of these. Some of the major highlights include highly customizable notifications and seamless integrations with other collaboration and office tools. The free version of the software comes loaded with features, but does not archive old message. So, you have to review what are the best options for your organization or business.

                                    Check out the software here!

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                                    7. Spike

                                      Newcomer Spike makes emails more conversational by helping teams maintain productivity, communication, and collaboration. All of these are achieved from within their inbox.

                                      Spike works on top of any existing email (O365, G suite, and IMAP) turning it into a real-time messenger and making your communication much more functional and efficient.

                                      Spike’s features include built-in groups and channels, voice and video calls, email encryption, instant access to all your files, and much more.

                                      Check out the software here!

                                      Creation

                                      8. Office 365

                                        Microsoft’s Office 365 could not be excluded from the conversation and especially as it pertains to productivity software.

                                        Of course we are all familiar with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. But there is more capabilities that come with it.

                                        You have business-class email, online storage space, and teamwork solutions. These services can be accessed from just about anywhere.

                                        Within this suite is Microsoft Sway, which is a presentation software and a step above PowerPoint.

                                        Check out the software here!

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                                        9. Grammarly

                                          Grammarly helps to cut down time on editing. Professionals in several industries like law, healthcare, academia, marketing, engineering and journalism use it to provide instant feedback on the accuracy of writing in English.

                                          Once you install the extension from Google Chrome, you can get corrections when you are drafting an email, using social media and other apps.

                                          Grammarly is AI powered and it’s a wonderful tool to have to check spelling and grammar before a presentation.

                                          Check out the software here!

                                          Team Analytics

                                          10. ActivTrak

                                            ActivTrak is a business intelligence tool that allows you to access team behavior analytics. In other words, it is data-driven.

                                            The pros include two-factor authentication with active directory integration. You can also automate your alerts and it has an intuitive interface with easy-to-use admin controls.

                                            Furthermore, it comes with Google sign-in, iOS app, productivity track, and more. The bottomline is the product offers employee productivity metrics along with team behavior analytics.

                                            Check out the software here!

                                            The Bottom Line

                                            Depending on the size, budget, resources, and immediate needs of your company, not all productivity software will exactly solve your problem. You will have to contact any of the providers above and probe extensively to find the right product that is made for your business.

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