3 Smart Apps You Should Be Using Now

August 29th, 2012

Since the launch of Apple's App Store in 2008, the number of smartphone apps has proliferated to the point where the catch phrase, “There’s an app for that” has been overheard in conversations everywhere as a joke answer to any question or problem.

But the reality is there actually has been a flood of smartphone apps designed to make our lives easier.

Here are the top 3 apps we’ve found that we like the most:

Evernote: The purpose of this app is to help you organize…well, everything! Evernote lets you capture images, notes, documents and more; but what makes this app super-useful is its ability to scan images and documents. If you’re looking for a way to finally organize your crazy-busy life, this may be it!
Cost: Free

Notability: Along the same lines as Evernote, Notability is an app to help keep you organized; but what makes this app special is its ability to integrate handwriting, voice   recording, PDF annotation, and media into a single app.

You can even enhance your notes by adding pictures from your photo library or from other mobile devices’ camera. Insert web clips, figures, and drawings to compliment your notes. Crop, resize, and draw on images to make them perfect. Cost: $0.99

Robin For Android Phones: A Driver Friendly Siri—In case you’re not familiar, Siri is a very popular application for iPhones that is, essentially, an intelligent personal assistant turned into a cool voice-driven tool. But now Android users have their own “Robin” which is similar to Siri but built for drivers.

You can ask Robin for directions, local places, real-time parking, traffic info, gas prices, weather, your Twitter news and much more. Best of all, you can keep your eyes on the road and off your phone. Cost: Free