10 Free Mobile Apps You Don’t Want to Miss

Now Trending | May 24th 2012

The catchphrase “there’s an app for that” truly captures the the growing app movement. With so many choices at hand, how do you know that you’re not missing out on something amazing? Let the Wix Blog  be your little app helper. We gathered here a list of 10 apps that you’d definitely want to check out. If the app that changed your life isn’t on this list, let us know in the comments!

 

Dokobots

Type: Game

Works on: iOS

Rated: 4+

Dokobots is not your usual mobile game. It actually requires that you stand up and walk around. The player starts a scavenger hunt and is sent to collect virtual objects like robots and batteries that are “hidden” in real places in your neighborhood. The bots that you pick up can tell you more about their adventures with other players in other locations. It’s a fun geogame with social elements that gets you moving outside.

 

Socialcam

Socialcam

Type: Video

Works on: iOS & Android

Rated: 4 for iPhone, 3 for Android

This social video-sharing app made a lot of noise as the “Instagram of video”. Socialcam allows users to capture videos with their mobile camera, edit them and then share them on multiple social platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and more. Socialcam is boasting a super friendly interface, a set of custom filters and unlimited video length. If you download this app and share content, we recommend you have a look at the privacy settings first.

 

Color Text Messages (Android, iPhone)

Color Text Messages

Type: Social

Works on: iOS & Android

Rated: 3 for iPhone, 4 for Android

It’s incredible how mobile phones have evolved while text messages remained rather dull. But this app is going to change that. After installing Color Text Messages, you will be able to choose font size, type and color, as well as add background photos, clipart, textures, symbols, effects and more. These flashy text messages can be shared on social networks too.

 

Battery Defender

Battery Defender

Type: Tools

Works on: Android

Rated: 4+

If your battery drains quickly, you should have a look at this app. It significantly extends battery life by cleverly managing the apps and functions that take most energy. You can whitelist certain apps you want constantly running, you can schedule “sleeping” times for reduced workload and you can set up an emergency mode that disables energy-consuming functions when the battery is too low.

 

8tracks

8 tracks

Type: Music

Works on: iOS & Android

Rated: 3+ for iPhone, 4 for Android

An awesome way to discover new music directly on your Smartphone. 8tracks lets you listen to radio mixes curated by users (your friends, your favorite DJ’s or the finest music blogs). You can search for music according to genre, mood or artist name and keep track of new tunes that you enjoyed.

 

Kindle App

Kindle App

Type: Books & reading

Works on: iOS & Android

Rated: 4 for both

You don’t need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Amazon’s reader. You can simply install this app and get immediate access to all of the ebooks available on Amazon. This app allows you to highlight parts of the text, make notes and leave bookmarks. It’s highly convenient for reading long texts, even on a relatively small screen.

 

Google Translate 

Google Translate

Type: Tools

Works on: iOS & Android

Rated: 4+ for both

Yes, the online tool that has turned every regular Joe Schmoe into a brilliant linguist is also available on mobile. Just like the regular version, it’s very simple to operate. One of the best features of this app is the ability to translate spoken text (not on all languages). New languages are constantly being added, so if yours isn’t there right now you should look it up later.

 

Pulse News

Pulse News

Type: Content

Works on: iOS & Android

Rated: 4+ for both

Probably the most comprehensive and user-friendly RSS app out there. You can easily find news, set up a feed according to your interests, save articles and share content that you like. One of the best features of Pulse is that it downloads the articles and lets you view them even without internet connection. Works great on mobile phones, but on tablets it’s really quite dreamy.

 

Adobe Photoshop Express 

Adobe Photoshop Express

Type: Photo editing

Works on: iOS & Android

Rated: 4 for Android, 3+ for iPhone

If you like enhancing your photos, here’s an easy way to edit photos on the go. It’s a light version of Photoshop but doesn’t require prior experience with the program. You can crop, rotate, edit colors, add filters, and purchase in-app additions if you want to go pro.

 

Red Laser

 Red Laser

Type: Tools, shopping

Works on: iOS & Android

Rated: 4+ for both

Smart shopper? Take this app with you when you go shopping and it might help you save a lot of money. Red Laser scans barcodes and compares prices for you on the spot. It has a very good photo recognition system, so you don’t need the newest device to get it working right. Many products come with additional info like customer reviews, nutritional value, allergy notices and more.

 


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