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The best GIF making apps

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 28th, 2015

Animated GIFs have exploded in popularity recently which is likely thanks to a combination of Tumblr, our shorter attention spans, and the simple fact they’re a lot of fun.

Here are four apps that make the process so much simpler from your iPhone or iPad.

The best spreadsheet app for your iPhone and iPad

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 18th, 2015

While nothing is going to beat the convenience of using a laptop or desktop PC to create and edit spreadsheets, sometimes you need to do it on your iPad or iPhone.

We’ve taken a look at the best app for the job, as well as some handy alternatives.

The best PDF editor on iPhone and iPad

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 15th, 2015

Portable Document Format (PDF) documents seem like they should be ideal for use on phones or tablets - they have portable right in the name!

But, while PDFs are definitely readable on iPhones and iPads without an app, it isn't that easy to manipulate or create them without having to sift through a bunch of third-party software.

Fear not though! We at 148Apps have taken it upon ourselves to find the best PDF editor so you don't have to.

The best video editor on iPhone and iPad

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 11th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SHOOT TO THRILL :: Read Review »

So, you’ve been enjoying recording all those videos on your iPhone. Maybe they’re of your child’s first step or a beautiful view.

You probably want to do something with them now but you're not exactly sure where to begin, right? Well, we've scoured the App Store to take a look for the best video editing app for the job.

Check out our findings below, where we bring you the definitive best video editing app along with some honourable mentions.

The 6 best calendar apps on iOS

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 4th, 2015

We’re all trying to organize our lives a little more effectively and a little more efficiently. Time management is a skill that few of us have mastered.

While no app can force you to stick to the plan, there are plenty of calendar apps that make the process easier and we’ve rounded up six of the best apps for doing exactly that.

Six great apps to find a date (and maybe love) on your iPhone or iPad

Posted by Jennifer Allen on October 27th, 2015

Many of us are flocking to the internet to find ourselves a date. Whether it’s because you don’t like hitting bars, you’ve run out of mutual friends to pursue, or simply because you fancy doing things differently, dating apps are ideal for finding someone to spend your free time with.

Here we take a look at six apps that will hopefully make the process much more fun and successful.

Five essential cookery apps to tantalize those tastebuds

Posted by Jennifer Allen on October 25th, 2015

We all need to cook at some point, right? I mean you can live off takeaway and microwave meals for a while, but it’s really not as satisfying as home cooked food.

It gets expensive fast, too, so how about you use that money to download some great cookery apps instead? Seriously, it’s fun to cook. We’ve rounded up five apps that will make it all the sweeter.

Five apps that work great with 3D Touch

Posted by Jennifer Allen on October 23rd, 2015

3D Touch is a pretty cool concept for the iPhone 6s, even if it’s not quite fully realised yet.

While we’re still waiting for Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade to change everything when it comes to gaming, there’s a plethora of apps embracing the feature. Here are some of the best.

Todoly Reminders Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on May 10th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: HOLDS PROMISE
Todoly Reminders is a fast if basic To-Do list app.
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Here Are Our Top 5 App Picks to Make the Gym More Fun and Productive

Posted by Jennifer Allen on May 6th, 2015

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The gym can be an intimidating place at times. I’m now at a point where I’m pretty comfortable with my gym and my fitness levels (although they could always be improved!), but it’s taken a little while to get there. While I’ve had one personal training session with an expert who set me up with a good plan, much of it has come down to me figuring out what works best for me. That’s where a selection of iOS apps have really helped, both by providing me with useful advice and somewhere to store my workouts, and by giving me something to distract myself with between exercises. Here’s a look at a few of my recommendations.

4 Features We Want to See From the Apple Watch 2

Posted by Jennifer Allen on April 15th, 2015

I’ve had an iPhone since they first launched back in 2008. When the original first came out, it had a ton of potential but very little had been realised at that point. Heck, it didn’t even have the App Store! So excuse me while I mutter about how the Apple Watch will be great one day, but probably not until its second hardware revision has been released. Following that logic, here are a few ideas of exactly what we’d love to see the second time around.

4 Games We Really Want to See on the Apple Watch

Posted by Jennifer Allen on April 2nd, 2015

So, the Apple Watch launch is very nearly upon us, presumably changing our lives in ways that we can only imagine, much like the iPhone before it. Failing that, hopefully it’ll be a cool and useful watch to own. We thought we’d take a look at four of the games we’d love to see make their way to the device, bearing in mind the limitations that its size might offer.

Snupps Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 16th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: USEFUL LISTING
Got a huge collection that you need to organize, or just want to share with others? Snupps has it covered.
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bookkeep Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on March 11th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STRAIGHT TO THE POINT
Its simplicity is both its strength and its weakness, but Bookkeep will be a handy companion for avid readers not fussed about wanting to share what they're reading with others.
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148Apps 2013 wrAPP-Up - Documenting Your Year With iOS Photography Apps

Posted by Jennifer Allen on December 26th, 2013

For the past two years I've been recording my life with photographs. Every day, I've taken a photograph with my iPhone before sharing it via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For the most part it's fun to do, for a multitude of reasons.

It enables me to share my life with friends and family that I don't get to see as often as I'd like. It sparks conversations about whatever happened that day. More importantly, it means that at the end of the year I can look back at what I did and savour those memories. It's pretty much a photo diary in that case. Of course, some days it can be tricky. Not every day of the year can be fascinating, meaning that sometimes I have to get creative. And yes, sometimes I succumb to the ease in which I can snap a photo of my pets or my freshly cooked meal. It's a cliche, but it's surprising how many people enjoy looking at food even despite all the cynicism.

I use many different apps for such a purpose. While few (excluding Instagram) are used every day, they're a handy arsenal of tools just waiting for me to improve a photo in some way. I've made myself a rule that I only use iOS apps to adjust photos and it's working out for me well.