With an onslaught of app releases everyday, it is difficult to navigate through so many choices and find ones that are useful. For some clear direction, here are suggestions we have for each platform.
Vine | Free | Android
Channel your inner director and create artistic short videos. You can loop them and post on Twitter and Facebook. Connect your videos to the online community and share with those in your area. For the curiously inclined, you can explore trending posts, featured hashtags, or watch videos recommended by editors.
Triposo | Free | Iphone (also available for Android)
Venture into uncharted lands with peace of mind. Instead of toting around big clunky books and maps that can tear or draw unwanted attention, with the Triposo app, all you have to do is enter in the travel destination and it will automatically download all the essentials: overview and detail city maps, recommendations to restaurants, event/activities, and nightlife fun. A currency calculator is included as well as detailed offline maps.
Soundhound | Free | Blackberry
What’s that tune? It’s nagging you because you know it…but you’re unable to recall it at the moment. Allow Soundhound to assist and be your guide: sing, hum, or play a recording of the song and the app will provide you with the song name, artist information, lyrics, links to Youtube videos, and recommendations to similar artists and songs. You can even launch the song on Pandora Radio.
Bing Translator | Free | Windows
Break through the language barrier by speaking or typing the words you’re trying to translate. The app will translate the content into the language of your choosing. Bonus feature: ability to scan written text and the translated content will appear on your screen. Bing can also read the translation aloud for pronunciation purposes; it is an ideal app for travellers and language learners.