There are many lists of “best” or “most popular” apps you can find on the internet. However, we decided to make our own one – top 10 Android and iOS apps that Stanfy team uses and likes most of all.
You may be surprised, but the most popular app used by our team is… Gmail! Yeah, it is Gmail. There is also YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Google Maps among apps that we use most often. Let us skip them and go further to find something not so obvious.
There is a lot of apps we use in daily life and at work. “These apps work; they solve my problems and satisfy my needs :)” – This is how Roman Mazur, Android Software Engineer, formulates the main selection criteria.
To Be Informed
People from Stanfy use and like the Ukrainian app Kobzi – a newsreader that brings you the latest from the most popular news sources in one beautiful, streamlined interface. It allows users to create a customized feed that filters the stories to show only those that are most relevant for you. It is a good way to be constantly informed. Download on Google Play or App Store.
Another app that aggregates the content of your favorite sites and delivers them as a fast mobile-optimized experience. This one can keep all your favorite websites in one place. Download on Google Play or App Store.
To Be Organized
Evernote is an easy-to-use app that lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, and record voice reminders and it makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. However, who has not heard about Evernote yet? All have heard! It is a New York Times ‘Top 10 Must-Have App’, and a winner at the TechCrunch Crunchies, Mashable Awards and the Webbys.
Oleg Nikiforov, Quality Assurance Engineer, says about Evernote: “The most (at least I suppose so) popular app for taking notes. I like it for syncing and viewing notes on the web”. Download on Google Play or App Store.
Pocket received the Webby Award for Best Productivity App 2014! Those who do not use Evernote usually choose Pocket. This app helps to save articles, videos, and other web content for later. With Pocket, all your items go to one place, so you can view, organize and share them anytime, on any device, even offline.
Download on Google Play or App Store.
To Wake Up
Timely is a beautiful alarm clock for Android, featuring a stunning user experience and revolutionary cloud integration to backup and synchronize your alarms with multiple devices.
“This is a right alarm clock that wakes me gradually with a very soft melody, instead of loud ringing. There is a convenient option ‘smart rise’- it begins to wake me up 30 minutes before waking time” – Anna Iurchenko, Business Analyst, tells about Timely. Download on Google Play.
Confide is one of the favorites messengers in Stanfy. It is an off-the-record messenger with disappearing and screenshot-proof messages to foster genuine, unfiltered, and efficient communication. Download on Google Play or App Store.
Oleg Nikiforov, Quality Assurance: “Before I discovered Wikitravel earlier this year, Trip Advisor has been my number one info source about foreign cities. I still use it to find interesting places and read reviews. It has good navigation, the map is pretty useful, and it has descriptions of different tours – this helps a lot when you have a limited amount of time, and want to do some sightseeing”. Download on Google Play or App Store.
Headspace helps to make meditation simple. It is a way of treating your head right. There are 10 free programs that use proven meditation and mindfulness techniques and show you how to train your mind for a healthier, happier, more enjoyable life. Download on Google Play or App Store.
To Manage Expenses
Simplicity, an easy-in-use interface, and high users’ utility are the main features of this mobile application. These key principles have been applied to this effective mobile tool to help users track and organize their personal everyday finances. With this application users will have all their monthly spending on hand any time they may need it. Download on AppStore.
To Be Fit & Slim
LifeHacker’s 2012 Best Running App! Excellent app to track your pace, measure workout distance, chart weight loss, crush training goals and more. It tracks your runs, walks, bike rides, training workouts and all of the other fitness activities using the GPS in your phone. Download on Google Play or App Store.
We hope you discovered some new apps in our TOP 10 list and believe that they will bring a new experience into your life!August 12, 2014