The 5 Best New Apps This Week

Feb 10, 2012 No Comments by

This week’s top picks include new takes on mobile video, food searching and children’s books. There’s also an app that lets you access your entire photo library from your phone and another that will automatically tag your photos with the subjects’ names.

Everpix for iPhone

Everpix automatically stores and organizes all of your photos in one spot. As of Wednesday, it has an iPhone app that will automatically add your mobile photos to the same spot. In addition, the app gives you access to all of your photos on the go. Free.

 

Everything Butt Art for iPad

This iPad app is based on a coloring book that teaches kids how to draw characters by starting with a butt. It is also a platform for step-by-step animated drawing tutorials, a game, an online archive and a sharing tool that exemplifies how books are being redefined through digital media. Free.

 

Foodspotting for Android, iPhone and Blackberry

The new apps Foodspotting unleashed on Wednesday focus on food discovery rather than food photography. Users now browse nearby meals in a “Pandora for food” format. As they swipe through meals, they can bookmark the dishes they want to try or remove a certain type of dish from their feeds. They can also keep track of dishes they’ve already tried and see what people they are following recommend nearby. Free.

 

Klik for iPhone

Facial-recognition company Face.com launched its own app, Klik, last week. When it first hit iTunes, a but in it wouldn’t allow users to take photos. But now it works great. When you take a photo of a Facebook friend, it automatically adds his or her name to the photo. You can then add an Instagram-style filters and share to your heart’s delight. It might be more of a party trick than a practical app, but it’s a fun one nonetheless. Free.

 

ShowYou 3.0 for iPad and iPhone

Like competitors Shelby.tv and Squrl, ShowYou wants to bring a new vision of TV to the iPad. It pulls content from social networks and sites such as YouTube, Vimeo and TED into personalized feeds. The UI is a grid that’s easy to navigate, and it got a boatload of improvements in the update released Thursday. Free.

 

 

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