Category: Android

Anchor FM

Anchor – Who wants to be an RJ?

When Preshit first asked me to check Anchor out, I was rather surprised. I had no idea what I would use it for. I’m completely at ease listening to online radio (in fact, I do it a wee bit too often. Groove Salad, FTW), but actually RJ’ing, even if it is for short, two minute bursts? No way! Strangely enough, though, I found myself intrigued. What would I be able to do with this service, I wondered. Would I try...

Spendee

Spendee — Frictionless Expense Tracking

It’s raining financial apps here on Beautiful Pixels! We recently covered the impressively comprehensive Finances 2, which makes your personal bookkeeping remarkably easy. Our only regret was that the app wouldn’t be useful to someone who just wants to track daily expenses, instead of having to worry about the difference between single and double-entry bookkeping. Well, worry no more, dear readers – Spendee, an excellent expense tracking app, has you covered. As Preshit already stated in his review, Spendee’s USP...

tlkn - voip app for iOS

tlkn — The Super Simple VOIP App for iOS and Android

I have been writing about beautifully designed apps for just over eight years now. Although I started off writing about Mac apps at Smoking Apples, it was the launch of iPhone and the introduction of its App Store that essentially changed my life and brought me to where I am today — writing about beautiful pixels on Beautiful Pixels. Since I’m based in Mumbai, India, I have always been curious to find out about apps that are built (in part...

Zoho Notebook

Zoho Notebook is a Beautiful Notes App Alternative

Note taking apps today are dime a dozen. They range from super simple text-only apps (including the fantastic Simplenote app) to visually complex ones like Evernote (thankfully, not any more). Zoho Notebook is a remarkably delightful notes app from the house of Zoho, known for its business-focused cloud-based suite of apps. It offers a distinguished set of features, while retaining a pleasant UX for its users. Zoho Notebook takes a very visual approach to your notes and it reminds me...

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Origami – App Prototyping for the 21st Century

A single year of software testing taught me one simple fact – Engineers are from Xcode and Designers are from Photoshop. They speak completely different languages, most of the time. When they do manage to collaborate, they are both used to such different tools, that a well designed app or service actually ends up, almost always, as a compromise release – with both sides having a say, but neither side getting EXACTLY what it wants. Enter Origami, an amazing, opensource...