Narrato Journal is a Universal journaling app that lets you organise your thoughts, ideas, pictures, personal events, etc in one place. The app features a very-well-done UI and uses translucency extremely well, making your memories even more precious. Narrato is not just beautiful, it is packed with useful features as well. For your journal entries, the app lets you add in your current mood, text, pictures, location and current weather. Using ‘Life Stream’, you can connect your Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare and Moves accounts to make the entire journaling experience much better. If you’re using an iPhone 5s, the app also adds in your daily step count via the M7. You can organise your thoughts and moments by creating multiple journals in Narrato. The app has its own well-built cloud syncing service and is Free for up to 250 MB for the first three months and 60MB after that. You can grab Narrato Journal for Free from the App Store.
When it comes to productivity, I’m not a fan of consolidating different tasks into single apps. If you want to keep a track of what you need to do, use a to-do list app like Tick. If you want to track your achievements, use an app like Datalove. And if you want to form better habits, then Clever Routines is the way to go.
Routines and habits are about regularity. They’re actions you repeatedly perform, but on some sort of schedule. Clever Routines wants to make make it easy to set and follow up on these routines. The app uses a pink, black and white colour scheme that works well to make it striking without being too gaudy.
I discovered Mike Rundle‘s Interesting thanks to a post by my friend Nate. The app immediately made it to my homescreen. It was the best app to quickly glance through headlines for topics I don’t usually read about, like Entertainment and Politics. It made use of the status bar tint in iOS 6 very well at the time and had some lovely animations. The app was recently updated for iOS 7 with a stunning new look. The sidebar now has a beautiful and playful animation, along with refined categories & typography. Interesting 2 also adds support for Reddit & Dribbble, and comes with an all new icon. The app got a whole lot better and I can’t recommend it enough. Interesting is available on the App Store for $1.99.
Reader was one of the most popular services from Google's stable. In fact, when they decided to can it, the backlash was quite severe, with eulogies being written from all and sundry. People believed that it signaled the death of RSS, with only the enthusiasts sticking to this news aggregation method. How wrong they were!
If you are an avid BP reader, you probably have already adapted the paperless world. You scan your receipts and back them up on Evernote and you read novels on your Kindle and PDFs on the iPad. One of the biggest problems faced while upgrading to the paperless world — at least when it comes to reading ebooks — is that the system is horribly fragmented. You might find a classic, no-copyright book, free from Project Gutenberg which is still paid on leading ebook marketplaces like Kindle or Nook. Some ebooks are available on one platform while some on others. Keeping track of all your purchases and syncing them with different devices is always a pain. Readmill wants to take some of that pain away from you.
Having lived the major part of my childhood in a small town, there is one memory vividly etched in my brain. Some days, very early in the morning a little before 5 am, my mother would wake me up to show the planet ‘Venus’. It was such a magnificent sight to see the planet decorating the sky with its beautiful shimmering glow. That could be where my interest for sky-gazing started. ‘Sky Guide’ is a jaw-dropping, beautifully crafted iOS app for anyone who is interested in astronomy or star-gazing.