14 New Apps Moms, Dads, and Grads Should Download Today

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Without apps, smartphones aren’t so smart. Without productivity apps, they aren’t so useful either. The problem is that there are more than a million apps in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, and hundreds of thousands in the Windows Phone Store.

Some are great, many are good, and a lot are junk. Given the glut, how are moms, dads, and recent grads to separate the good from the bad?

They simply need to ask the team at TechnologyGuide for downloading advice.


The apps listed here are all productivity focused, and most are either free or inexpensive, and fairly new to the scene. So even though they aren’t listed here, popular apps like Evernote and Google Maps will top any best-of list. Also, if you’re interested in great productivity apps that happen to be a bit older, check out this list 38 must-have Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps from last year.

Best iOS Apps

SuperBeam app for iOS

SuperBeam app for iOS


SuperBeam speeds up the often laborious process of transferring files between your phone and PC. The popular Android app recently made its way to iOS, and it’s one of the best at what it does.


CircleBack is an iOS app that makes updating your contacts list a hands-free experience

TL;DR Email

TL;DR Email is a new email client for iPhones that tries to make your emails more like text messages. For those not in the know, TL;DR stands for Too Long; Didn’t Read.

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft re-branded its recently acquired Accompli app as Outlook for mobile, but emailing with it is just as functional as it’s ever been.

TL;DR Email app for iPhone

TL;DR Email app for iPhone

OU Brainwave

What time of the day do you work best? A new app called OU Brainwave answers that for you with a series of short mobile games.


Workflow strengthens the possibilities of IFTTT-style automated commands for your iPhone but never feels difficult to grasp.

Skype Qik

Skype Qik is a group video messaging app that tries, somewhat successfully, to keep the long-standing service from being eclipsed by the Snapchats and Wickrs of the world.

Best Android Apps

Best Windows Phone Apps and Best Games

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