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: 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.

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    My HTML Pro

    Platform: iOS

    Price: $1.99

    If you use this app, I hope that you at least have a keyboard for your iPad. If not, I question what sort of glutton for punishment you are.

    The idea of manipulating HTML with the iOS onscreen keyboard is one that fills me with dread.

    But if you feel the need to edit HTML files on the go, this app could help service that need.

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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