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The best reading app on mobile

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 21st, 2016

Reading on the move is a great way to spend some time and feel like you’re doing something fun or productive.

While you can stick to tried-and-true solutions like a book or Kindle, there are easier options out there - and you can find all of them on your mobile.

Read on to discover the best reading apps on mobile.

The best

Somewhat predictably, you can’t really beat Amazon’s Kindle app. The store offers access to more than three million books, as well as many audiobooks and exclusive titles.

You can also read newspapers and magazines - as well as customise the experience so it looks exactly how you want. What more could you need?

The rest

Apple’s own solution, iBooks, is pretty good. You can easily browse through extensive content and purchase books using your iTunes credit.

You can choose from seven fonts and three choices of page color, plus it’s easy to bookmark and highlight favorite sections of the text.

Not quite a reading tool but essential nonetheless, Goodreads is a social network for book fans. You can keep track of what you’re reading, view personalized recommendations, and see what your friends are reading too.

Options for writing book reviews are also available and it’s great for when you need motivation to read more, or simply want to discover something new.

Not in the mood for reading but want to hear a story? Audiobooks from Audible is the audiobooks equivalent of Kindle and iBooks.

You can easily explore the catalogue of over 180,000 titles before choosing to listen to one wherever you go. Even if you’re on the treadmill at the gym, you can listen to a story unfold, and the app does a great job of saving your place at all times.

4 great apps for habit forming and keeping your New Year resolutions

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 10th, 2016

It takes 21 days to form a habit, which means that no positive change is instantaneous.

For those initial 21 days in particular, you need some form of reminder to encourage you to follow whatever that new plan is, whether it’s to go for a run or simply to take a photo each day.

While no app can actually force you to complete such tasks, there are many great ways in which they can remind and encourage you. Here are some of the top picks.

3 groundbreaking mobile predictions for 2016

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 4th, 2016

With the new year upon us, it’s time to speculate what the future might hold for mobile gaming in 2016. It’s a fast moving industry at the best of times, and that looks set to be a trend that will continue this year.

Here are our predictions for what might occur in the next 12 months.

The best navigation apps on mobile

Posted by Jennifer Allen on December 15th, 2015

With the festive season upon us, it’s likely that you need to travel - whether that's to a romantic lodge with a partner, or to see distant friends and family.

We’ve taken a look at the best navigation apps out there to help you get there quickly and safely.

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
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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

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By Jennifer Allen on May 10th, 2015
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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.