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Mobile App Watch - February 2013

Posted on 12.31.2012

Adobe Edge Inspect

iOSAndroid - Designers and developers can use this preview and inspection tool from Adobe to target mobile browsers. After a user installs Edge Inspect on a desktop computer, they can pair the computer with mobile devices, like smartphones or tablets, and browse in synchronization amongst technologies. Furthermore, pairing the devices allows users to perform remote inspection and debugging so that it is possible to view HTML, CSS or JavaScript changes on mobile devices instantly.

Analytics Tiles App

iOS - Make analytics less boring with the Analytics Tiles application. This interactive iOS app ($2.99) features functionality, which allows users to customize the interface by adding or removing reports. A tile represents each report, and users have the ability to personalize the interface further with various color options. Likewise, users can view report details by tapping specific tiles.

30/30

iOS - If you’re a procrastinator, easily distracted or just don’t think there are enough hours in the day, you might want to download the 30/30 app to help manage your time. This free iOS app enables users to build a list of tasks and add a length of time for each. Users then start a timer, which will alert them.

Vimeo

iOS - Video-sharing platform Vimeo launched a reworked iOS app that enables users to quickly upload recorded videos and share them across social networks. The free app’s improved usability lets users watch other Vimeo videos while their own recordings are uploading to the site. Moreover, with a single touch, users can easily share videos via email, iMessage, Facebook and Twitter. Users can also leverage the Vimeo app to add videos to a personalized Watch Later queue and to interact with videos through likes and comments.

Piwik Mobile

iOSAndroid - If metrics are always on your mind, then Piwik, an open source Web analytics tools, could come in handy. Users can leverage the company’s mobile application to view real-time data while on the go. The free app features similar functionality as the Web-based tool, is available in more than 40 languages and allows users to monitor metrics, such as visitor, top keywords and referrals.

WebRank SEO

Android - Keep track of your website ranking from anywhere with the WebRank SEO application for Android devices. This free app provides website rankings from platforms, such as Google, Alexa and Compete. The app also supplies social metrics for Facebook, Twitter and Google+, and offers information for indexed pages and backlinks on Google, Bing and Yahoo’s search engines.

Palettes

iOS - Color-focused designers and developers should download the Palettes app to build color schemes while away from their desktop. This free iOS app enables users to grab colors from color models, photographs or websites in order to build personalized color palettes. The app comes in three different levels: Free, Basic and Pro. However, users can test the Pro version before making a purchase, because the Free app initially runs at the Pro level for a limited amount of time. Palettes can also be imported to or exported from Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, GIMP, Paintshop Pro and OS X Color Chooser.

Evernote

iOSAndroid - A top mobile application for a while now, Evernote’s new business updates put the app back on our radar. This is because the app now works with Evernote Business, which pushes the Evernote platform into the professional world with features, such as business-specific notebooks that make it easy for colleagues to collaborate on projects and share notes internally. While this new functionality is definitely useful, it is important to note that the app still features all of its most popular features, including the ability to create and edit notes, sync notes across devices and record audio messages.

OfficeTime Time & Expense Tracking

iOS - Track all of your hours and expenses from your iPhone or iPad with the OfficeTime application. Freelancers and small teams can benefit from this free app that tracks projects (even at different hourly rates). However, the best feature of the app is its ability to work offline, meaning that time can be tracked even when there is no WiFi or network connection available. Additionally, users who upgrade to the Pro version are able to export reports to Excel and Numbers.

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