Simply addictive. Flipboard is the epitome of usefulness, usability and engagement. It presents perfect bite size chunks of information in your chosen topics, most accompanied by a carefully rendered image. Combine this with a novel and wholly intuitive way of flipping through content and the result is my number one fav app.
2. TuneIn Radio
Numero dos is TuneIn Radio. Listen to virtually any radio station the world over. Awesome when you are feeling a little homesick or if you are someone with unusual interests like my friend who listens to Memphis police radio. Personally 247 Comedy Radio is the best thing I've found so far.
3. ABN AMRO
Dutch bank ABN AMRO has made an appealing and visually polished app. Their practical approach to logging in guarantees more frequent use. Set a six digit pin on the app and you can see your statement straight away. Transactions need the parallel use of the card reader but that's understandable for security reasons.
Splice has been on my phone for almost a year now and regularly survives periodical app clean up operations where I delete those whimsical and rarely used installations. Splice is my app of choice for making simple movies with its smart transitions and easy options to overlay voice or other audio on the video.
5. Action Movie
Pure fun now. Action Movie was originally launched to accompany the Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol movie. It adds sophisticated special effects over any scene you care to video. Effects include a realistic tornado, tear gas attack, car crash and gunfire. I've bought every additional effect they've made available, unusual for someone who is sceptical of in-app upgrades.
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