Design

January 24, 2014

Apps to Watch: Pact, First Opinion, Between and Others

Apps to Watch is a weekly collection of the most beautiful and innovative mobile apps in the market. There are more apps coming to the market every single day but only a few will make the cut.

Here is a collection of 10 apps that are beautifully designed, solve a problem, entertain and have a very promising future. Get inspired by the leaders of tomorrow.

Send us your app suggestions for an upcoming edition of the Apps to Watch and we might feature them!

Pact (Free)

PactApp

Make weekly pacts to exercise more or eat more healthily. Keep to your pact and be rewarded with cash. But if you don’t, you have to pay those that do.

First Opinion (Free)

FirstOpinionApp

First Opinion allows you to communicate with a doctor instantly at anytime of the day. It is built for parents, especially first-time parents who need advices more frequently. Its doctors are also moms which means they have both professional and personal experiences to provide advices.

Between (Free)

BetweenApp

Between is an app made for couples, especially those on Long Distance Relationships. Apart from a chat system with lovely stickers, it allows couples to share a common calendar, record important dates, and share photos and notes only between themselves.

Jelly (Free)

JellyApp

Twitter co-founder, Biz Stone’s new creation – Jelly. Have something to ask? Simply take a photo and ask your social media network. Your friends can help you by forwarding your questions to their social networks too.

Venmo (Free)

VenmoApp

Need to pay a friend after he or she paid a bill for you? Venmo allows you to pay your friends instantly and securely through the app for free.

Sunrise (Free)

SunriseApp

Apart from the ability to connect with Google and iCloud calendars (which most calendar apps have), Sunrise has a very sleek design and shows Facebook events and LinkedIn information of people you are meeting.

Drizly (Free)

DrizlyApp

Drizly provides a convenient way to get booze. Simply order through the app and your alcohol will be delivered to your doorstep. Only available in Boston and New York and for those above the age of 21.

Faded ($0.99)

FadedApp

Faded is like a simplified version of photoshop on mobile with many editing functions that are easy to use. Its camera is also filled with amazing tools such as hands-free snap shutter countdown and manual exposure.

Omni Study ($0.99)

OmniStudyApp

Time to replace the physical study diary! Omni Study is a beautifully designed study planner for students to manage their classes, set grade goals and review their progress.

Shout (Free)

ShoutApp

Shout is a marketplace for “spots” – in the sense of a place or a position such as a spot in a queue for a no reservation restaurant or a seat in a show. Currently available in NYC only.

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Alfred Lua

Writes about StartUp Marketing lessons learnt on theSUMbuddy

2 Comments

  1. Good list. I particularly like Shout and Sunrise. Just ordered Cronuts from Shout. I’ll let you know how it works out. Going to download Sunrise, I think.

  2. Thanks, Michael. Hope the apps are useful to you! Yes, let me know what you think about Shout. I like their unique marketplace concept.

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