Apps I’m Using This Week 12/2/12

Last week was pretty big for apps, and for good reason. So here’s a few of the things I’ve been using as of late, and you should definitely check out.

Fantastical: A beautiful and fast calendar for your iPhone. The Day Ticker focuses on the events that you have scheduled, rather than just looking at the week. You can even switch it to the month view so that it is an iPhone replica of the Mac app, which I also use on a daily basis. The best part of Fantastical is the natural language input, so you can just put in something like “Have lunch with Bob tomorrow at noon,” which the app will then sort out into traditional calendar event input. Creating events has never been easier. Fantastical has earned a spot on my home screen, and for good reason. If you want to learn more about Fantastical, make sure to check out my full in-depth review on AppAdvice.

KitCam: GhostBird Software has done it again. KitCam is a beautiful camera replacement app that allows you to capture both images and video. You can also apply various lenses, films, and frames on your image, and get live previews of them before you shoot. Think of Hipstamatic, but done much better. You can even fully edit your photos in KitCam as well, making it the ultimate photo and video solution for your iPhone.

Timer: A beautifully simple app that provides quick access to timers. Launch the app, find the timer you want, and press it to activate it. You can edit pre-existing timers as well as create your own new ones. It’s beautiful, fast, and simple. There are also new themes, glyphs for labeling your timers, and sounds available through in-app purchases. If you appreciate simplicity and beauty in a practical app, then you will love Timer.

Lovely: Finding apartments is hard, but ugly interfaces makes it even harder. Fortunately, Lovely provides a beautiful interface for finding your next home. Create an account, and you are able to favorite listings and set up alerts for when new listings pop up. You can pan the map around to find available listings, and view full details of the apartment and even contact the landlords about them. Scroll through photos, and filter out results to suit your budget and needs. Apartment hunting has been made easier with this elegant app, and it’s completely free.

 
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