ZDNet App Wrap: April 29, 2013

ZDNet App Wrap: April 29, 2013

Summary: Uploading to the App Wrap this week are: Yahoo Weather, Yahoo, Swype, Tweetbot, Minimalistic Text, My HTML Pro, Bitcoin: Price and Charts, and Save the Date.

TOPICS: AppWrap, Apps

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    Platform: Android

    Price: $0.99

    Attention Android users, that little keyboard that always seemed to be caught in a perpetual beta has now been released. For $0.99, you can pick up this app, which is on par with its SwiftKey competition and touts Dragon dictation as an added inclusion, if you have Dragon installed.

    Hopefully the final release is more stable than the issues encountered with the beta.

  • (Image: Tapbots)


    Platform: iOS

    Price: $2.99

    The best Twitter app receieved an update last week, an update that added a button to the app's timelines to allow the user to only view tweets containing embeddable media.

    In essence, this turns Twitter into a large image board. Unfortunately, treating Twitter as the world's largest image board makes it an incredibly unoriginal and repetitive place. As image boards go, Twitter is terrible.

    But if you want to quickly see a stream of cats and other memes, hit that button and go for your life.

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    Minimalistic Text

    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    Sick of waiting for that widget you've always wanted to appear in Google Play? Then make it yourself!

    Do not install this app unless you are prepared to do some work before seeing the reults. It is a framework to create widgets, not a magical app that will create fantastic widgets the moment you hit install.

    I've used it for months to produce a minimal storage percentage widget, among other things, and it is perfect for that purpose.

    There are plenty of nice examples/samples for this app scattered about the internet — if creating a widget entirely from scratch does not appeal to you.

Topics: AppWrap, Apps


Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

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