6 Best Designed Apps
Better the design, better the output. Here’s the list of the 6 best designed apps for iOS and Android.
Ulysses is a powerful text editor for iPhones and has successfully lived up to all the users’ expectations. With a decent interface, smart Markdown support and an excellent first-class organization, Ulysses will please you so much that you would actually prefer writing on a 5 inch screen. The app is well designed for taking short notes or long-form pieces and undoubtedly it will offer you the same desktop-level performance on a 5-inch screen.
iCloud will keep your documents synced across all the platforms and your files can be imported from Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive and similar other locations. If you are concerned about reliability about Apple’s servers, relax. Exporting too is no trouble with settings for HTML, ePub, DOCX and Medium.
Streaks is a very different to-do list setup where you will be rewarded for ticking off a refined list of the same items day in and day out. With a stunning interface(UI) which displays a six user-configured to-do-items with samples like “Practice guitar”, “Takes a photo”, Read for 10 minutes”, etc. in addition to this , there is a Health app integration through which Streaks can automatically regulate your fitness regime.
Weather Timeline (Android)
Weather Timeline is a key example of what widgets are designed for. Features include detailed current weather view, forecast for days and hours, weather radar and weather alerts. There’s also a feature called ‘Time Machine’ which will show you weather reports for the past 40 years and 10 years into the future.
Pocket (Android and iOS)
The basic idea of Pocket service is very simple: You have one Pocket account where numerous plug-ins will help you to save content to read later. There are browser bookmarks and extensions with Pulse and Flipboard being notable examples. Pocket started out as a service called ‘Read It Later’ and then converted into a more general-purpose package that includes saving videos and anything else. With that change in design and resolution and a change in name, Pocket took birth.
BuzzFeed (Android and iOS)
In addition to being a master of creating numbered lists this is a popular internet website which hosts the most widespread viral content on the web. It’s a fun site and while it has its disparages, it does a great job of wrapping topical news into small size articles for an instant ingestion. The site is immensely popular and the app itself is bizarrely smooth and easy to use.
You will have a user login, an option to share articles across all the platforms, a home screen widget for retrieving stories from your home screen. It is very much similar to the ‘stacked’ widget. BuzzFeed is constantly updated with new content and you can always expect to find new articles.
So what all apps do you think are designed better?
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by techtalks @TechTalks September 2, 2016 5:25 AM UTC