In a recent Orange staff meeting, Reggie Joiner asked a few of us to share the names and descriptions of apps we are currently using at home and in work. Our picks are:
• Flipboard creates a personalized magazine out of everything being shared with you, from Instagram photos and Facebook updates to Tumblr posts and articles from your favorite publications. Fill Flipboard with the things you like to read, from the smallest blogs to publications like Rolling Stone or Vanity Fair, and use Instapaper or Read It Later to save articles to read later. Connect Flipboard to all your social networks, and you’ll have a single place to enjoy, browse, comment on and share all the news, photos and updates that matter to you.
• Pulse News is an application that makes reading news fun and engaging. Pulse takes your favorite websites and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic. Tap on an article to see a clean and elegant view of the news story. Save stories for reading later across all platforms or sync them with Instapaper, Read it Later and Evernote. Sharing a story via Facebook, Twitter and email is as easy as two taps.
• iAllowance puts piggy banks and paper money behind you! iAllowance is the only thing you need to manage your child’s finances and teach him or her about saving and spending money. Whether you want to set up a weekly allowance or pay out a special reward, iAllowance handles everything for you with an eye-pleasing and easy-to-use interface.
• Wunderlist is a free cloud-sync task manager, where lists can be shared with friends and colleagues. The Wunderlist mobile app for iPhone and iPod Touch boosts productivity by organizing to-do lists on the go and synchronizes them with a free Wunderlist account. View and modify your tasks on Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, Android and the Web. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide use Wunderlist every day.