As part of my epic quest to bring you Apps to Make Your Life Better, this week I reached out on Facebook and Ghacklabs to ask you for great apps. Here’s the catch – I asked for really obscure apps that most people haven’t heard of. Here’s what I got! (These descriptions were all written by those who submitted, although some were edited by me)
Opinion – Record & edit podcasts on your iPhone
One app that I love to use is called Opinion. It allows you to create a podcast from your iPhone, without any hassle of complex software or cutting/mixing/etc. I use it to record the Building Task Pigeon podcast. I was looking for a solution that would allow me to quickly and easily record and upload a podcast to platforms such as iTunes, without having to download the file to my computer, edit it and then submit it. It really has saved me a ton of time, and I enjoy using it as a way of sharing short and interesting stories on what I am doing with Task Pigeon.
–Submitted by Paul Towers
Reverb – Buy and Sell Gear
Reverb.com is the best place on the internet to buy and sell musical gear. There are thousands of listings, but the Reverb app very well designed. The filters are very specific and allow me to easily narrow my search to find exactly what I want. Reverb has tons of listings, but the app makes it easy to find whatever I’m looking for.
–Submitted by Ryan Foster and Daniel LaRoche
If you’ve never been geocaching, you’re in for a treat. People hide “caches” all over the world and post the coordinates online, and then you go find them, signing the log book and swapping trinkets. The official Geocaching app won’t let you view advanced caches without paying, so using Cachebot is a good alternative.
–Submitted by Austin Adams
Moji Edit – Your Custom Emoji Avatar Face
This app allows you to express your personality and identity literally. It was founded by two twins. You can create a custom representation of yourself in the app, changing the look and outfit, and then send stickers to your friends.
–Submitted by Luke Fitzpatrick
Clipper – Clipboard Manager
This app is a clipboard that saves the last 20 text clips you copied into your phone’s memory buffer. This app is available on Android; if you’re on iOS, Clips is a similar app.
–Submitted by Alex Yong
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2 thoughts on “5 Apps from my Friends that You’ve Probably Never Heard Of”
Great write up Nick! I definitely want to try out Opinion at some stage. Do you know if it works on iPad?
A quick App Store search says that it does! But you’ll have to ask Paul, I haven’t used it myself 😉 I should try it though I’ve loved podcasts for a long time and it might be fun to do my own!
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