Jedi Masters answer their cell phones with gesture. Now Androids can, too, and without help from the Force, if they have Necta's Air Call-Accept (free). Air Call-Accept lets you answer your Android smartphone with a wave of your hand. It uses your phone's built-in motion sensor to detect when you pass your hand over the phone or place it near your ear when it's ringing and answers the call. It's great for drivers or anyone who uses a Bluetooth headset (or the phone's speaker). Air Call-Accept (free) is a freeware version of a premium app … Read more
Eternalbum is designed to create customizable albums on your iOS device that work seamless in an endless, flat interface. However, with a number of issues in the layout of that interface, a slow load time when adding new images to your albums, and limited options for editing those albums, the app can prove frustrating to use.
When you open the app for the first time, you can start by creating a new album. Choose a name and subtitle for your album and you are prompted to start adding photos. You can choose to add them one at a time or … Read more
Android Video Converter Box offers plenty of resolutions for your video files, but it doesn't offer any unique format support. The program works in a pinch, but it doesn't exceed the features of most video converters.
Android Video Converter Box forces you into a step-by-step system for converting your videos so you can't make any mistakes. You choose your video, select the resolution, and then the app goes to work converting it to the size you want. The application can't change the format of the video, so you'll need a video that already works with … Read more
PhotoStackr for Facebook allows you to organize and access Facebook Photos on your account with ease from your iOS device. Integrating deeply with your Facebook account, pulling photos from both yours and your friends' accounts, and allowing you to create stacks where photos can be saved based on any number of criteria, this is a sort of local organizational solution for all those social pics you have floating around out there.
When you open PhotoStackr for Facebook, you'll be prompted to connect with Facebook. After doing so, the app will automatically populate a number of fields with your photos … Read more
AB-Browser, at first glance, is a standard, third-party Web browser for iOS, but as you dig deeper you will find a powerful free replacement for Safari that is just as compelling in its own right. With streamlined functionality, very fast load times, and a number of options not available in Safari by default, it is a very useful tool for anyone looking to replace Apple's Web browser with something new.
When you open AB-Browser, you'll start to see the differences right away. The developers have stripped out the bottom bar completely, getting everything under a couple of buttons … Read more
Logos Quiz is an addictive mind puzzler that tests your knowledge of popular brands with an extra option to compete with others online. You should be able to get most of the logos in each level in a matter of seconds, especially since the game gives you tons of clues.
Logos Quiz gives you several levels, each with about 80 logos to guess from. You don't have to do the logos in any order; just complete as many as you can to earn points. Each logo earns you a hint you can use, and the game will tell you … Read more
TextZapp seems, at first glance, like yet another "add text to image" app; but while the functionality is the same, the execution is something different entirely -- in a good way. TextZapp allows you to do all sorts of cool things, from choosing customized fonts with professional-looking text effects to adding stickers and other effects that make your images wholly unique, before sharing them to social media profiles through the app. It's a generally very good app in this regard.
When you set up TextZapp you can immediately load an image from your camera or photo library. … Read more
Textilus Word Processor Free is a feature-loaded rich-text editor and word processor for the iPad that works largely as advertised, albeit with some performance issues. It's easy to ignore the handful of small issues, though, because this is truly a powerful app, allowing you to create any number of documents optimized for display on the iPad and easy to share with anyone because they are created in RTF.
When you first open the app, you can immediately start creating new documents or you can load existing RTF files from your iCloud, Dropbox, or Scrivener cloud accounts. We suggest you … Read more
Dynamic Photo Free creates custom screensavers from your photo library using one of a handful of special effects built into the app. The effects aren't particularly mind-blowing, but when combined with transition options and a large photo library it can be a fun screensaver alternative for your iPad.
After installation of Dynamic Photo Free, you can see the effects in action with a handful of stock photos that come with the app. Click on the settings tab and you can then replace those with your own images. They integrate directly into your system and start playing immediately, so the … Read more
PDF OCR X Community Edition for Mac converts PDFs and images into text or searchable PDF documents. It works with both PDFs generated from a document and scanned PDFs. The application's basic interface couldn't be easier to use, and it worked like a charm in our tests; but this version of the app limits you to one-page conversions.
The main interface of PDF OCR X consists of a small, unassuming window where PDF files can be dragged and dropped. Files can also be manually selected from a Finder window via a drop-down menu. Once moved into the program, … Read more