Friday app roundup: fitness and cocktails


This week’s app roundup include very thing you need to entertain yourself this weekend from sick tunes to tasty cocktails. This wek’s app roundup includes: he perfect app to help you manage your music in the cloud; a translation app;  a fitness app; and an app to help you mix the perfect cocktail.

App: Jukebox


What is it? First of all to use this app you have to have Dropbox installed and you have to store some of your music on it. Storing larger files like music on the cloud is one of the great things about using a cloud service in the first place, it’s not taking up valuable storage on your phone. The neat thing about this app over music streaming services for instance is that it offers offline services. It downloads your music from Dropbox into its custom player and in doing so saves you data charges you might incur with music streaming.

Best review quote: Developer James Zhang said: “We’re actually working on adding a private sharing feature so that you can share a song with a friend through a text link and they can stream to preview the song or download it straight to their own Jukebox.” – The Next Web

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad.

App: Microsoft Translator

OS: Android, iOS, Windows Phone

What features does it offer? This app also works with your Android Wear smartwatch if you have one. It is also very easy to use, you just speak normally and the app does the heavy lifting by translating your voice into text in the language of your choice. It can also help you if you want to say something in another language by offering pronunciation for you. You also get a full history of translated conversations and you can save translations for quick access later.

Get it now: for your Android, for your iPhone/iPad or for your Windows Phone

App: Sworkit

OS: iOS, Android

What is it? Nothing is a longer struggle than staying in shape, it’s a constant battle. What’s worse is that your app stores are absolutely awash in potentially helpful fitness apps. This app is hands down, one of the most versatile ones around. You choose the length of your workout, 5 to 60 minutes, the type of workout (strength, cardio, yoga or stretching) and then the app will give you a video of a trainer detailing your workout. It’s simple to use and it can be customized to suit your needs. It has everything you want in a fitness app.

Best review quote: Sworkit has the added benefit of having some research to back it up. In a survey of 30 popular fitness apps, researchers at the University of Florida ranked it the best when looking at its aerobic, resistance, and flexibility components. – Business Insider

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad or for your Android.

App: Cocktails Made Easy

OS: iOS, Android

What is it? Whether you’re entertaining friends or just mixing drinks at home this app has you covered. Every cocktail recipe you could possibly want is right there at your fingertips with easy to follow instructions. Furthermore, all of its cocktail recipes just use 14 of the same ingredients. You don’t have to search the grocery store for hard to find items like lychee juice or anything.

Best review quote: OK, if we’re being completely honest, we don’t know how to make every single cocktail ever.

But with Cocktails Made Easy, we don’t need to know — the app has virtually every recipe known to man, with step-by-step instructions. – Business Insider

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad or for your Android.

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