Friday app roundup: task managers and photo vaults

It’s going to be a nice sunny weekend, but sooner or later you’re going to have to go inside. When you do, we’ve got some apps to keep you organized and entertained.

This week’s app roundup includes: an app that turns your texts into awesome photos; an app to keep your spirits up; an app to keep your tasks super organized; and an app to keep your photos protected.

App: TextMess


What is it? Turn your texts into art like an inspirational poster. It’s certainly way more interesting than a boring text only message. You can send them as stickers or images.

Best review quote: Text Mess is able to generate art from your personal messages. Simply launch the Messages app and access Text Mess. Then type out a message with spaces between each word. You’re able to utilize emojis as well if you wish. You can then choose a shape, font, color, and text arrangement before generating your image. Your creations can be sent as messages, stickers, or saved as images and used elsewhere. – AppAdvice

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad.

App: Gratus

OS: Android

What is it? It can be hard to stay positive and that’s where Gratus comes in. It asks for a bit info, so it can remind you of the good times every day and help you see the sunshine side of life.

Best review quote: Gratus is a simple app to promote good vibes and positivity. It is a simple interface to encourage you to write what we’re most grateful for. Gratus will help you remember about these things and put a smile on your face when you’re reminded of them. – AndroidandMe

Get it now: for your Android.

App: Taskcode


What is it? Keeping track of your own schedule is hard work. Why do it yourself when some magical electronic gadget can do it for you? That’s where Taskcode’s unique Slack-type task manager system comes in.

Best review quote: Taskcode is a masterfully created task manager with a unique data input system. Unlike other reminder apps, where the user constantly have to tap from one option to another, Taskcode allows the easiest way of specifying all attributes of a reminder like due date, time, subtasks, title, repeat function etc. simply by typing. This allows for a much quicker and efficient way of inputting data. – BGR

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad.

App: Secret Photo Vault


What is it? Nobody likes people snooping in their phones. You especially don’t want people snooping in your photos. You can take proactively protect your pics by downloading Secret Photo Vault. It keeps your stuff safe by keeping it locked down behind a passcode.

Best review quote: Secret Photo Vault enables you to hide your secret photos and data with passcode, pattern lock and Touch ID.

It provides the perfect privacy with passcode, double protection, decoy mode, album level and photo level lock

You have no limit on format of the media to hide. The app supports photo, video, GIF, live photo, text and URL. – BGR

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad.

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