Here’s our round-up of the coolest and most useful iPhone apps. These are the best iPhone apps people are using this month.
1. Slingshot – Wireless Mirroring and Video Conferencing
Slingshot is a handy cross-platform app for video conferencing and screen-sharing. You can use it to share ideas, and even take notes in real time. This app will appeal to both students and business professionals. Even doctors have used this app during medical procedures. This app is brand new for the month of May.
AirPlay iOS or computer screens directly to a session
People can dial in to a call if they don’t have a mic on their end
Audio and text chatting in the app keeps meetings productive if video dies
Includes document sharing
App is free, but service is only free for the first 30 days
Anyone can attend Slingshot meetings, but to host you must have a Slingshot plan
For optimal performance, you must use a Wi-Fi connection
No scheduling system
Chat transcripts are not stored: great for privacy, annoying for business record keeping
2. ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup
(ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup)
If you’re gearing up to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup app is a must-have in your app arsenal. Updated on May 5, Version 3.0 of this app is the perfect thing to get you psyched for some soccer action this June. It is a great way to follow football news and scores.
Billing itself as “Craigslist meets Instagram,” Dealo is attempting to make local buying and selling both faster and more secure. Brand new for the month of May, this new app is definitely worth checking out if you are a Craigslist or Freecycle devotee.
Gorgeous UI knocks the pants off what Craigslist can do
Contact seller via text or call in just one tap
Ideal for listing items on the go
App is brand new, so there may be bugs
App’s newness means limited item listings in some markets
Some items display incorrectly
Many items have very little description attached to them
Limited settings options
4. UP Coffee by Jawbone
UP Coffee is an app from Jawbone, makers of the Jawbone UP fitness tracker. This app actually launched back in March, but it kinda flew under the radar for some people. If you use a Jawbone UP, this app is a great way to track how your daily cup of coffee can affect your sleep patterns and sleep quality.
Fun, friendly tone that makes the science seem cool
Tracks your caffeine intake
Helps you figure out when you’ll be ready for sleep, and how much longer your caffeine buzz can last
Great user interface
May not appeal to you if you don’t own a Jawbone UP device
Requires 7-10 days of tracking to develop your data
Logging your caffeine can become tiresome, especially if you’re using another app to track weight loss
Could benefit from additional customization
Your iOS device must be running at least iOS 7.0
Released on April 30, Grow is a new app that helps people to capture time lapse videos of things that are important to them. You can use this app to track the growth of all kinds of things, from your new puppy to the flowers in your garden to your children.