With only 3 weeks left until 2015, Appnova’s inner-geeks are getting into a heated debate over which were the most remarkable tech news that took place this year.
Undoubtedly the biggest marketing and tech extravaganza has been the release of iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch and Oculus Rift Development Kit 2.
But there are also other cool gadgets that intrigued us such as Leap 3D hands. In fact, it doesn’t take a fancy and pricy gadget to make our everyday life a little bit easier.
There are also apps that got out attention this year like Uber and Snapchat whose user-base increased substantially over the past 12 months.
Everyone has got their own favourite apps. So here are some useful apps that we used the most in the office this year.
(No, Tinder is NOT in the list.)
IFTTT (If This Then That) for the busy ones.
‘Put the internet to work for you.’
IFTTT comes to rescue you when you just don’t have time for everything. Even when people get bogged down with work, you won’t need to worry about other small tasks getting lost in your life.
You can make your own ‘recipe’ allowing your post to be updated on your selected channels like Facebook, Tumblr and Dropbox. So no more cross posting, no more additional emailing, and no more copy and paste!
Evernote for those ultra-organised people.
Let’s face it, you can’t bring tons of sticky notes with you everywhere you go. To put it simply, Evernote is an alternative way that helps you remember and organise things.
‘’It’s your brain offloaded to a server. It’s Google for the Web of your life. It’s a spotlight on the dark matter of your universe. It’s a tool for converting your smartphone from a time killer to a time saver’’, as Libin, the CEO of Evernote, puts it.
Well, you get the idea, right?
Slack for better communication
‘’Be less busy.’’
It’s not that we have been slacking around this year. Quite the opposite. It’s an app that facilitated easy and fast communication and sharing files among us.
LastPass for the oblivious ones.
We all have been there – fighting against Capcha over and over just to prove that you are an actual human being. From online banking to social networking, there are simply too many passwords to remember.
But this app saved hell a lot of time for some of us who chose way-too-complicated passwords to remember.
Zite* for those who always want to be ahead.
This year we saw more ‘personalisation’ trend in the digital world.
Zite is just one of those and it remains popular among us for a reason. The world is simply overloaded with too much information – some are relevant, some are not. So Zite saves your time from sifting through endless pieces of articles as it picks up the most relevant information based on your needs and interests.
* Zite is no longer available
myfitnesspal for the health conscious.
‘’The fastest, easiest to use calorie counter app.’’
This app has helped some of us staying fit and healthy.
Highly recommended for those who are looking to lose weight next year in a healthy way. The concept is really simple – download the app, track what you eat, and start controlling how much calories you are taking every day.
Since one of us has actually lost weight from this app, it may be worth giving a try. What do you think?
Thanks for reading. Here is a bonus image. A Japanese way of keeping your phone smart and fashionable.