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Friday app roundup: personalized fitness and mood diaries

Freshen up your phone for the weekend, add some fresh new apps. After all, why not try something new. You can only spend so much time posting useless status updates that no one will read to Facebook.

This week’s app roundup includes: an app to help you design your fitness regime; a social video watching app; the perfect app for serious hikers; and an app to help you track your moods.

App: Intervalsinterval iOS app

OS: iOS

What is it? Working out a fitness routine that is right for you and your schedule can be tricky. Intervals makes the process of creating personalized fitness routines much easier. You can choose everything from your exercises to your warmup routines and even which music is used. It can help you find the workout routine that is right for you and your needs.

Best review quote:  Tap to create a custom workout and give it a title. Then define the number of sets in your workout, add as many exercises as you like, and define your warmup and cool down periods. Exercises can include custom durations, colors, and specific music. – AppAdvice

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad.

App: CabanaCabana universal app

OS: Android

What is it? This Tumblr-made app is just the thing to bring you and your friends together over dumb YouTube videos. It’s designed for you to video call your friends so you can watch the same silly cat video at the same time. It’s a uniquely different way to be social without ever leaving your room.

Best review quote: Ever wanted to hang out with friends and watch some silly YouTube videos without actually having to hang out with friends watching silly YouTube videos? Well, you’re in luck, as Yahoo-owned Tumblr has just released Cabana for Android. First launched on iOS in April, the app allows you to video call your mates and watch the same videos together at the same time. – AndroidPolice

Get it now: for your Android.

App: Natural Atlasnatural atlas iOS app

OS: iOS

What is it? This app gives you everything you need to plan and take a hike. It offers trail maps on and offline. It can help you find various campground amenities like boat launches and hot springs. It is the perfect replacement for an outdoor guide, providing you stay mostly within cell service.

Best review quote: Natural Atlas provides you with all of the information you need for any outdoors adventure. It offers a topographical map, provides hints for great hikes, and has a database of thousands of campgrounds and national and state parks. You can also access essential guidebooks to purchase for even more information. – AppAdvice

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad.

App: Mood Diarymood diary iOS app

OS: iOS

What is it? Understanding your moods can be an excellent tool in helping you maintain your mental health. By filling out a basic mood diary daily, you can get a better sense of yourself and your feelings. It is such a small and insignificant way to attempt to improve your mental health.

Best review quote: Are you happy? Mood Diary empowers you to track your mood over time.- BGR

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad.

Sources: AppAdviceAndroidPoliceAppAdviceBGR

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Friday app roundup:

Welcome to the weekend dear readers. Fortunately, the weather seems to have cleared up and with any luck the rain will stay away for the rest of this weekend too. If you’re planning to spend your time (outside or inside) glued to your smartphone then you might as well try one of the new apps we’re recommending this week.

Our recommendations this week include: an app to teach you how to write cursively; an app to help you discover the job that’s right for you; an app that can help you keep on top of the tasks you need to complete and an app to help you get a better handle on your finances.

App: Cursive Writing App – abCursive 4 cursive writing app

OS: iOS

What is it? This app is designed to help restore the long lost are of handwriting.  It can teach students of any age how to write cursively. Each letter of the alphabet has two forms, upper and lowercase form. Once you’ve gotten the basics down, it’s up to you to use the app to practice your skills.

Best review quote: Practice the lost art of cursive writing with this educational app. Anyone looking to take their first step into cursive writing.

Each letter of the alphabet can be practiced separately in lowercase form. The app indicates where to start each letter and how they connect via animations. Once you’ve gotten the hang of things, you can work on sample sentences or create your own words to practice. – AppAdvice

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad.

App: Indeedindeed universal app

OS: iOS, Android

What is it? This app is a Millenial favourite for finding a new job or career. It is primarily focused on the reverse employment program, whereby, job applicants post resumes for companies to peruse. The company then contacts the potential employees that their interested in. It is a valuable tool whether you’re actively seeking another position or if you just need better records of your employment in order to request a raise or higher position.

Best review quote: There are hundreds of different job search sites that you can post a resume to, but Indeed delivers a straightforward experience whether you are on a phone or computer.

Using Indeed you can upload your profile information, which is how prospective employers will find you. Once you’ve done that we suggest starting to look for the position that is right for you from the thousands of openings listed on Indeed. Since it automatically pulls from career boards, newspaper listings, and company career pages, you can even set up email alerts to notify you when a sweet new opening becomes available. – Android Central

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

App: Time ManagerTime manager iOS app

OS: iOS

What is it? Time management is one of the most important skills necessary to most jobs. You need to maximize your work hours to get the most out of them that you can without resorting to requesting overtime. It helps you keep track of your daily activities, events, meetings and the like. It is a straight forward way to keep track of uncompleted tasks to keep you on task.

Best review quote: Time Manager is an easy way to keep track of your daily activities. With one touch you can access all your common tasks and edit them at any time. All your tasks will be totaled and broken down into reports and graphs for you to see how well you’re spending your time. – DigitalTrends

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad.

App: Clarity MoneyClarity Money iOS app

OS: iOS

What is it? This is an excellent app designed to help you figure out where your money is going. It gives you a slick home feed that can keep track of charts. It will also serve up a charming daily quote about finances and the local weather. It makes it easier than ever to figure out what you can afford to spend.

Best review quote:Clarity neatly organizes itself into four tabs: a home feed, an accounts page, a search tool, and your profile. The home feed is a marvel of charts, illustrations, and spending trackers, and each one is designed with genuine flair. (The top of the feed offers a charming daily quote about finances along with the local weather.) From the moment you open the app, you’ll see your current cash on hand and credit debt. As you scroll down, you’ll see your recent transactions and the amount of cash you have left to spend this month. – The Verge

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad.

Sources: AppAdviceAndroid CentralDigitalTrendsThe Verge

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Friday app roundup: bacon-stealing aliens, bullies and office workers

If you’re not already off work thanks to a snow day, we’re here to help you pretend to be working this Friday afternoon. Hopefully, you’re inside with your feet up, looking at the snow and sipping a toasty, warm, cup of hot chocolate. If you want even more help passing the time this afternoon, we can help. Most of our picks for this week’s app roundup are mobile games.

So if you want to try some fun new games, check out this week’s app roundup which includes: an app where you battle aliens to protect our bacon; an app that is like Grand Theft Auto for teenagers attending a private school; an app that brings awesome face-altering filters to every selfie not just the ones on Snapchat; and an app that turns office drudgery into a souless, puzzle game where you play as a “human resource programmer,” programming the perfect, empty husk of an office worker.

App: The Abduction of Bacon at Dawn, the Chronicles of a Brave RoosterThe Abduction of Bacon at Dawn, the Chronicles of a Brave Rooster iOS app

OS: iOS

What is it? Aliens are coming for your pork products! Sound the alarm! In this game you are a brave rooser trying desperately to fight off robots, aliens and UFOs to defend earth’s favourite salted pork product that can take your lettuce and tomato sandwiches to the next level. After all, a BLT without the B is just a boring LT sandwich. You can also pull out some ingenious human inventions to save these bacon-thieving, dastardly villains. As you advance you can win awesome weapons and armours to better defend your right to have bacon and eggs for breakfast even though you’re a rooster yourself and a rooster eating eggs is kind of disturbing.

Best review quote: Scientists have confirmed that eating bacon is not only vital to human health but all living things as well. That’s why the aliens have descended upon our planet. They intend to steal our entire supply of pigs. The only thing that stands in their way is one brave rooster. You’re able to run, jump, and fire upon your enemies using on-screen controls. Dodge enemy fire while blasting the tentacles off of alien spaceships in order to ensure the safety of every pig. – AppAdvice

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad.

App: BullyBully universal app

OS: iOS, Android

What is it? This game has been around for 10 years, which is why this is the “anniversary” edition of Bully. It’s a port of a PC game that is a bit like GTA, but with more childish concerns like taking down divisive cliques, standing up to bully’s, beating jocks at dodgeball, playing pranks, flirting with girls and completing classroom activities like dissecting frogs. Go on rule the one of the worst schools around, Bullworth Academy.

Best review quote: […] as 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins, you’re not really the bully (for the most part), but rather a kid who was discarded by his parents and the system, and is trying to take down cliques and shady folks at his new school. In any case, it’s another gem from the GTA maker, and now you can play it on Android.

Bully: Anniversary Edition ($7) delivers the complete console game experience with higher-resolution textures and other graphics improvements, and you’ll wander the school grounds and surrounding city as you attend classes, get into fistfights, complete missions, and build relationships. – Greenbot

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

App: MSQRDMSQRD universal app

OS: iOS, Android

What is it? Everyone deserves the ability to add weird and disturbing selfie filters and other effects to all their photos, not just the ones they share on Snapchat. That’s where MSQRD comes in. You get access to way more odd filters like panda-themed filters than Snapchat. So don’t keep sharing boring selfies, kick it up a notch with filters like adding laser beam eyes.

Best review quote: No doubt buoyed by the success of Snapchat’s selfie lenses and face-swapping, MSQRD quickly became a huge hit with its own take on “live filters” and face swapping. The app boasts way more effects than Snapchat so you don’t have to cycle through the same “masks” day after day. – Mashable

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

App: Human Resource Machine

OS: iOS, Android

What is it? You are the soul-crushing engineer of a diabolical human resource machine where you program a tiny office worker of your Human resource machine universal appown.By programming, we basically mean puzzle-solving to automate a dead-inside office peon. You need to make that tiny human the best possible office worker he/she can be, because robots are coming for your job! So it is vitally important that your little office drudge is the best possible office drudge they can be. Dream big! Dream of having your contract renewed for another year of work!

Best review quote: Human Resource Machine is a puzzle game for nerds. In each level, your boss gives you a job. Automate it by programming your little office worker. If you succeed, you’ll be promoted up to the next level for another year of work in the vast office building. Congratulations! – Android and Me

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

Sources: AppAdviceGreenbotMashableAndroid and Me

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Friday app roundup: haunted houses, creepy dolls and spooky noises

Halloween is almost upon us, so in honour of that we have rounded up only our spookiest apps that are certain to entertain and disturb you. We tried to cover all the bases from creepy twin dolls to spine-chilling sounds. So forget about the rest of the work day, why not creep yourself out instead with these terrifying apps.

This Friday’s app roundup includes: a game where you haunt houses; a game where you graffiti things around a subway track while being chased by a monster; an app that generates sounds from the spooky to the relaxing; and an app that takes you on a terrifying adventure through a virtual reality ghost story.

App: Haunt the HouseHaunt the House universal app

OS: iOS, Android

What is it? This adorable game casts you in the role of a ghost that must drive out all the townsfolk. You can pull off some poltergeist type moves, moving furniture and flickering the lights.  You need to do whatever it takes to send the villagers running scared. So put your best sheet forward and prepare your most fearsome “Boo!” You need to empty each building so you can have the whole place to yourself.

Best review quote: Maybe it is terrifying being in a haunted house, but did you ever stop to think about how the ghosts feel? They’re probably having the time of their lives. In Haunt the House, you get to be the haunter as you spook all if a house’s inhabitants out of town. – iMore

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

App: Subway SurfersSubway Surfers universal app

OS: Android, iOS

What is it? The character you play in Subway Surfers doesn’t seem to have any sense of self preservation. You keep pausing to graffiti your surroundings even though you’re being chased by Frankenstein’s monster down haunted subway tracks. You also need to collect items, coins and power ups as you go. You can even unlock Halloween costumes and other treats. So feel free to leap, change lanes and roll to move out of the way of your pursuer.

Best review quote: Subway Surfers is always a reliable pick for seasonal themes, and sure enough, this enduringly fun endless runner has been decked out for Halloween. Now, Jake—the young, graffiti-tagging hooligan you control—is trying to evade a Frankenstein’s monster while sprinting through a Transylvania-themed course. – Greenbot

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

App: myNoisemyNoise iOS app

OS: iOS

What is it? What is Halloween without the appropriate spooky atmosphere? And what better way to set the mood than with a collection of terrifying sounds. Essentially, this is a digital version of a noise machine, it can set the tone from relaxing to frightening. You can choose from a wide variety of sounds such as white noise, rain, poltergeist, evil charm, dark world, spring walk, temple bells and more. So just set your phone to some dark tones and imagine a dark and stormy night full of spooks. You’ll scarcely be able to believe you’re still at work.

Best review quote: Whether you are trying to meditate with nature sounds, focus on tasks with white noise, or fall asleep with binaural beats, you have dozens and dozens of options. Plus, every sound generator comes with a series of channels that you can control manually. The reason it is on this Halloween list is that it has a couple of sound effect generators that you can use to make your porch a little spookier. – iMore

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad.

App: SistersSisters Android app

OS: Android

What is it? Sisters is a mobile virtual reality ghost story that is sure to send a chill down your spine. It’s designed to work with the cheapest VR headset on the market, Google Cardboard. Once you have that you can watch the terror unfold around you in 360 degrees with visuals and creepy audio. Be warned, this horrifying tale involves a pair of unsettling dolls upon the mantle. It’s not overly interactive, but nonetheless it will definitely put scare the bejesus out of you.

Best review quote: It’s already unsettling to disconnect yourself from the real world by peering into a virtual reality headset. That’s especially true when the digital world you enter is designed to totally freak you out. Sisters is one of the best examples to date of VR scares with Google Cardboard, even at a running time of just a few minutes. – Greenbot

Get it now: for your Android.

Sources: iMoreGreenbot

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