APPSOLUTELY YOUR MONTHLY UP­DATE ON MO­BILE PHONE APPS

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - MOBILES -

Lit­tle Photo An­droid Photo edit­ing apps are in great de­mand and Lit­tle Photo is one free yet sim­ple to use app avail­able for An­droid smart­phones. Lit­tle Photo of­fer over 70 ef­fects and tools which can be used to repli­cate the older style cam­era that can cre­ate soft lens, faded, white im­ages, etc. One can ap­ply mul­ti­ple fil­ters and add text, frames and even mo­saic cov­ers. There is also an op­tion to switch be­tween the orig­i­nal and fil­ter im­age. And if they like the ef­fect, they can hit the ap­ply key. We could also man­u­ally save the im­age and have the orig­i­nal im­age stored on the SD card.

Aaram Shop Black­Berry OS & An­droid Ever thought of buy­ing house­hold gro­ceries through your phone while work­ing in of­fice or re­lax­ing at home? The free AaramShop app takes one to Aaramshop.com where you can search for gro­ceries af­ter reg­is­ter­ing for shop­ping. There is also an op­tion of log­ging in with a Face­book ac­count. There are nu­mer­ous cat­e­gories un­der which prod­ucts are listed. Hit the bag icon to add an item to the shop­ping bag. Aaramshop.com has roped in lo­cal stores to de­liver prod­ucts booked through their app or web­site. But ev­ery store has its own min­i­mum purchse amount for or­der and de­liv­ery place­ment. Still, this is a good con­ve­nience app.

SWYPE Beta An­droid OS For those who were not com­fort­able typ­ing on the QWERTY key­pad on their touch phones, the Swype key­pad of­fered some re­lief. While it worked smoothly with English, it was a com­plete dis­as­ter while typ­ing Hindi words in English. The brains be­hind the com­pany have re­solved this prob­lem by adding sup­port for ‘Hinglish’ along with many other lan­guages. Once you down­load the app to your An­droid phones from beta.swype.com, go to lan­guages in set­tings and down­load the lan­guages you wish to add. We se­lected Hinglish as the de­fault set­ting and sur­pris­ingly, we were able to type any­thing that came to our mind—“Aa­jbaar­ish­ho­rahi­hai.Humg harpe­hi­hain”. In­ter­est­ingly, the app learns as we type. Look­ing at the most com­mon terms that we used in the past, it even pre­dicts what could be com­ing. The beta app might not work on all phones now.

We Chat iOS, An­droid, Win­dows Phone, Sym­bian We Chat seems to have take a leaf out of pop­u­lar mo­bile chat clients like Black­Berry Mes­sen­ger and What­sapp. One can log in us­ing your phone num­ber and adding pass­word or con­nect through Face­book. This is not only a chat­ting app but also a lo­ca­tion-based ser­vice. Launch­ing the app shows the mes­sages and con­tacts with a so­cial tab list­ing a num­ber of op­tions. Look Around searches for We Chat users in a 10km ra­dius. Shake op­tions asks one to shake the phone and look for other users. The app can also share im­ages, videos, etc.

Cooliris iOS Have pho­tos scat­tered over dif­fer­ent iOS de­vices? Like iCloud, Cooliris can also put them un­der one roof while al­low­ing you to share them as well through Face­book and In­sta­gram. The Google Search op­tion al­lows one to search for im­ages, while you can also browse pic­ture from the de­vice li­brary and up­load to the Face­book time­line. The app can also be used to share pic­tures with friends who are not us­ing it. All con­ver­sa­tions are stored un­der the con­ver­sa­tions tab.

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