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 worth downloading this week.
Storm by Weather Underground
Understanding the way storm systems work can be a pretty useful skill. Not only does Storm offer detailed maps, but it also has radar images, storm tracking, and expanded forecasts. Chances are, by using this app, you’ll become the person your coworkers rely on to tell whether or not everyone should just work from home that day.
If This Then That’s camera app allows you to set a particular action based on your iPhone’s camera. For instance, you can set it up so when you snap a photo, your phone’s camera immediately corrects for color balance, emails your snap to mom, or posts the pic to Facebook. Handy!
For those with only fleeting moments of spare time for reading the news, Short curates quick articles from different sources. It also has a night mode for those truly deprived of downtime. It’s a good way to keep up with your favorite topics without setting aside chunks of the day to reading the entire A-section of a newspaper.
Weafo allows quick, easy file transfers between iOS devices and other handhelds. The receiving device doesn’t need to be running iOS, nor does it need to have Weafo installed. Downloading Weafo automatically adds the option to send files through Weafo to your iPhone. You can then add as many media files as you wish into a compressed zip file. Weafo is faster and easier than emailing single files from your iPhone.
Keadle is one part geocaching, one part Snapchat. First, you take a photo. Then you add text and select a location on a map. Once your friend enters the physical zone you’ve selected, the message will appear. It’s a digital photo treasure hunt with great potential to send your friends on a search around the city.