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.
Download Slingshot – Wireless Mirroring and Video Conferencing here.
Pros:AirPlay iOS or computer screens directly to a sessionPeople can dial in to a call if they don’t have a mic on their endAudio and text chatting in the app keeps meetings productive if video diesIncludes document sharingFree app
Cons:App is free, but service is only free for the first 30 daysAnyone can attend Slingshot meetings, but to host you must have a Slingshot planFor optimal performance, you must use a Wi-Fi connectionNo scheduling systemChat 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.
Download ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup here.
Pros:Up-to-the-minute scores and informative videosTwitter integration pulls in info about Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, AC Milan, and LiverpoolGet news on the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League, Europa League, European Championships, and moreAdd or remove features to customize your experienceKeeps you abreast of rumors and transfer news
Cons:Some features are US-onlyToo many adsApp feels laggy at timesBoring, cluttered interfaceRequires iOS 7.0 or later
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.
Pros:List or buy within 30 secondsGorgeous UI knocks the pants off what Craigslist can doContact seller via text or call in just one tapIntuitive designIdeal for listing items on the go
Cons:App is brand new, so there may be bugsApp’s newness means limited item listings in some marketsSome items display incorrectlyMany items have very little description attached to themLimited 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.
Download UP Coffee by Jawbone here.
Pros:Packed with tons of cool coffee triviaFun, friendly tone that makes the science seem coolTracks your caffeine intakeHelps you figure out when you’ll be ready for sleep, and how much longer your caffeine buzz can lastGreat user interface
Cons:May not appeal to you if you don’t own a Jawbone UP deviceRequires 7-10 days of tracking to develop your dataLogging your caffeine can become tiresome, especially if you’re using another app to track weight lossCould benefit from additional customizationYour 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.
Download Grow here.
Pros:Built-in guide lets you compose your shot with easeAllows you to add filtersAdd music from your iTunes libraryShare your creations via Facebook, Twitter, and InstagramBeautiful design
Cons:Not a free appTakes a long time to create a project if you’re not working from existing imagesNew app, may have some bugs since it’s version 1.0You must be running at least iOS 7.0Some users may prefer working on these kinds of projects in a desktop setting
For the best mobile experience, we recommend:
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