It seems like hundreds of new iPhone apps pop up every week, but which ones should you bother trying? We explored the App Store and found five apps actually worth downloading.
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If you’re often away from actual televisions and TV news, the Reuters TV app could be your best substitute. It sends your phone video newscasts on national and international news across different subjects. You can pick the length of newscasts you want and subjects you want to hear about. The first month is free, but after that it’s $1.99 every month.
Reuters TV is free in the App Store
Although oil prices are dropping, airline costs aren’t following the same trend. Enter Hopper, the Kayak of heightened frugality. It makes it easier to search for the cheapest flights by letting you know how changing options like departure time could get you a cheaper trip. It also predicts price drops if you’re planning a flight well ahead of time.
Hopper is free in the App Store.
We tend to take screencaps of important things—order confirmations, map directions, grocery lists—but the trouble is accessing them means scrolling through a folder of hundreds of photographs to find the one you’re looking for. ScreenShare is a smart little app that does away with all that, letting you access screenshots right in your notification panel.
ScreenShare is $0.99 in the App Store.
Nutshell gives you a simple way of creating a storyline with your phone’s camera. First, the app asks you to take three photos on your iPhone. Then, once the photos are loaded into the app, they can be edited with text or graphic elements. It then creates an elegant visual timeline that you can edit to your satisfaction before emailing or texting it to your contacts.
Nutshell Camera is free in the App Store.
Ever try to meet up with a bunch of your friends in a crowded spot, like a concert or park? LookFor makes that easier by displaying a colorful flashing light on your screen, which turns you into an easy-to-spot beacon. As ridiculous as that may seem, the app will probably help you find your friends a lot more easily than ever before.
LookFor is available for $0.99 in the App Store.