Forest : Stay Focused

These days, it is fashionable to stay addicted to your phone. If you want to temporarily put down your phone and focus on what’s more important in real life, you can plant a seed in Forest. As time goes by, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation of using your phone and leave the app, your tree will wither.

The sense of achievement and responsibility will encourage you to stay away from your phone, and will help you make better use of your time. It presents an interesting way to get out of your phone addiction. You will be offered different species as you grow more trees.

 

The paid, pro version even lets you plant real trees on the earth with tree-planting organization 🌲Trees for the future 🌲to protect the environment. You can even customize your whitelist i.e. Leaving Forest and using apps which are in the whitelist doesn’t kill your tree!

 

If you want to stay focused during these addictive cellphone times, Forest is the key!

 

Android: http://bit.ly/2Z3Mf6F  iOS: https://apple.co/2Z17shO

Privacy Badger

Privacy Badger is an Extension which helps you maintain your privacy while browsing. Many websites intrude on your browsing habits, behind the scenes, and track your likes and dislikes. Instead of keeping lists of what to block, Privacy Badger learns by watching which domains appear to be tracking you as you browse the Web.

 

Privacy Badger sends the Do Not Track signal. If trackers ignore your wishes, your Badger will learn to block them. Privacy Badger starts blocking once it sees the same tracker on three different websites.

 

Besides automatic tracker blocking, Privacy Badger removes outgoing link click tracking on Facebook, Google and Twitter, with more privacy protections on the way.

 

A useful way of preserving your privacy when you are browsing. Available as an extension on multiple platforms such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

Spike – conversational email + more

Spike conversational email helps you to be more creative, more productive, and less stressed. Both in the office and out of it. Ditch the conventional email clients and discover a new approach to email that puts people first. With Spike, all your emails and threads are found under the contact. You also have the option to have a priority Inbox to focus on your most important mails.
Further, you get smart scheduling inside your email, without ever opening another calendar app. It doesn’t matter if you, your colleagues, family, and friends use Outlook in the office and Apple at home. Spike will consolidate everything, changing the way you organize your life. Putting you in charge of your time.
Spike also helps you instantly create a Group for any team, project or client—anything that’s relevant to your business —and collaborate just like you would face to face or like any other messaging app. 
Try Spike free for personal accounts and at a nominal fee for work accounts. A true game-changer. 
 

Android : http://bit.ly/2k8UYFA   iOS: https://apple.co/2k7ei63

Layout from Instagram: Collage

This is a simple app which allows you to stitch upto 9 images together and load them onto Instagram. Instagram allows you to add only one image at a time. However, sometimes you may wish to combine multiple similar selfies or landscape shots to fit into one collage pic. This app lets you do just that.

It also helps you tweak many parameters for each photo, including the size, border width or zoom. You are the editor, so feel free to experiment and get creative – tell a story, show off an outfit, or just splice, dice and change the look of your regular photos to convey a mood or theme.

The app also has three handy buttons at the bottom to replace an image, mirror it or flip it upside down. The final product can be quite neat and impressive. It can be further enhanced by using Instagram’s native filters.

Android : http://bit.ly/2L5glDI    iOS: https://apple.co/2L5ljAl

DocsApp – Consult Doctor Online 24×7 on Chat/Call

DocsApp allows you to consult a doctor online 24×7. It is not meant for life-threatening emergencies, but you could consult a specialist from the comfort of your home. Considering that more than 70% health problems can be treated online through chat or call consultation, this is a real boon for patients.

Docs App is one of the better medical apps to consult Doctor online without booking an appointment. Doctors on the app are specialist MD Doctors. Ask a doctor your health question and get medical answers from doctors in 30 minutes. Doctors use secure and private channel to answer your health queries. 3000+ specialist Doctors have already given answers, consultations and health tips to more than 5 million people. Payments are to be made online, before consultation starts.

The specialities offered, include Gynaecology, Dermatology, Hair / Scalp Care, Psychiatry, General Medicine ( Fever, cough, cold, infections, digestion problems, etc.), Pediatrics, Weight Management, Pregnancy related problems, etc.

Android: http://bit.ly/2L5fzqh    iOS: https://apple.co/2L53am1

Google Maps

Google Maps has a new safety feature, introduced exclusively for Indian users at the moment. When you set your navigation to a particular destination, before you tap on Start, there is an option at the bottom – Stay Safer. If you tap on this option, you further get 2 options – (a) You can share your live trip with family / friends by selecting the persons with whom you wish to share your trip and (b) You can get an alert if your taxi or ride goes off route for more than 500 m.  You can choose to override the alert or quickly call someone for help.

This is a pretty useful feature for those who are new to a particular area or even for those who know the route but get confused, sometimes.

Play safe – alert your family and friends of the ride you take!

Android : http://bit.ly/2BIX0RI     iOS: https://apple.co/2RXq3IN

BeautyPlus

This is a wonderful app to beautify your photos. There is a comprehensive list of features as well as an easy-to-use interface. There are several retouching options, a tone slider, make up tool and also a hair dyer. The selfie edits are so subtle no one will ever suspect you’ve used an app, allowing you to show off your natural beauty without harsh filters.

You can manually edit your skin colour, brighten eyes and create that perfect smile. There is an auto-editor also, which does stuff for you automatically, which you can preview before saving it. The professional photo editing feature can create blur, resize and trim, apply filters (from romantic to dramatic) and professional control to stretch, slim and rotate your pics.

And, if your life is not all about selfies, you have the same professional options for landscapes and portraits which you can share instantly on your favourite social media apps. Stickers, fx brushes and AR filters add that extra charm to this extremely versatile app.

Android : http://bit.ly/2RXuCTv     iOS : https://apple.co/2RYCeoG

TickTick

TickTick is a simple and effective to-do list and task manager app which helps you make schedule, manage time, remind about deadlines and organize life at work, home and everywhere else. It is very easy to get started with its intuitive design and personalized features. Add tasks and reminders in mere seconds and then focus on important work. The app syncs across devices, so you are always upto date.

You can add your tasks by voice input or typing. With Smart Date Parsing, the date info you enter into the new field will be automatically set as due date for task reminder with alarm. You can set multiple notifications for important tasks and notes to never miss any deadline!

You can even get easy access to your tasks and notes by adding a checklist widget to your home screen. That is pretty neat!

Android: http://bit.ly/2KF9uAG   iOS: https://apple.co/2N9Tp7R

Instapaper

Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted. It provides a mobile and tablet-optimized Text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience. Read offline, even on airplanes, subways, on elevators, or on Wi-Fi-only devices away from Internet connections. It saves most web pages as text only, stripping away the full-sized layout to optimize for tablet and phone screens with adjustable fonts, text sizes, line spacing, and margins.

You have the option to sort and search downloadable files for easy access. You can download upto 500 articles on your phone or tablet, and store unlimited articles on the Instapaper website. Dictionary and Wikipedia lookups, tilt scrolling, page-flipping, preview links in the built-in browser without leaving the app are all available, just like in Kindle.

A great app to consume content at your own time and space!

Android: http://bit.ly/2FxujtG    iOS: https://apple.co/2FAjrv5

Spark – email client for individuals and teams

Spark is one of the better personal email clients and a revolutionary email for teams. With Spark, you can take control of your inbox and love email again.

With intelligent email prioritization, noise reduction, and the most advanced email tools, Spark is the best email cleaner at your disposal. Reach Inbox Zero for the first time. You can also focus on important mails immediately.

Important mails from real people come straight to the top of your mailbox. Pin and reply to those, and batch archive the rest. Besides, you can add multiple email accounts to Spark: Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, MSN, Yahoo, Exchange, iCloud, Outlook and more.


Just zip through your inbox using cutting-edge email tools and reach Inbox Zero for the first time using features such as Snooze, Send later, Reminders and follow-ups and much more.
For teams, Spark allows you to invite teammates to discuss specific emails and threads. Ask questions, get answers, and keep everyone in the loop. Thus you can create an email together, using the real-time editor to compose professional emails.

Try Spark once, you might just get addicted! Android: http://bit.ly/2xdywht      iOS: https://apple.co/2RBcGhb