The New Essential Apps September 2012
By Leslie Horn, Sep 28, 2012 6:00 PM
iPhones. iPads. Android. Windows Phone. We’ve updated all of our essential apps lists to include a few forgotten favorites, some long awaited arrivals and, as always, even more amazing apps. Check them out!
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The end of the month is here, and that means it’s time to do a little housekeeping on our list of the absolute best iPhone apps. Which ones were tops?
Skitch: We’re huge fans of Skitch here at Gizmodo-it’s a simple, straightforward way to illustrate your photos with arrows, circles, lines, and text to demonstrate a point. And beyond that, it’s fun! And now it works on your iPhone. Free
Navigon: Apple maps in iOS6 are god awful and they might get you lost or just completely misinterpret where you want to go. If you’re looking for an alternative, Garmin just updated Navigon for the latest os, and in addition to transit directions and turn-by-turn navigation, it has a few things you might be longing for, like Street View and Google place listings. $49.99
Gojee: You have like six things in your pantry and you want to make dinner without going to the store. What do you do? Load up this app, enter those items, and it will give you suggestions of what to make. And if you’re planning ahead, it has tons of other recipes for whatever it is you’re craving. Free
Tripeze: Whether you want to take a weekend drive in your own county or a month-long trek in a different hemisphere, this app will help you find your next destination. Based on your interests, it will give you destinations and suggestions of things to do when you get there. Free
Giftly: Do your habitually forget birthdays, in spite of Facebook’s convenient reminders? Take a crack at Giftly, which lets you send gifts from all kinds of stores to your friends. But wait, you say, gift cards are so impersonal. This app works around that conundrum-you can designate a specific item like a drink or a record or whatever you want that special person to have. Free