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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    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.

  • (Image: CappsDev)

    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.

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    Bitcoin: Price and Charts

    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    It's one of those "does what it says on the tin" style apps.

    The Bitcoin prices in this app are retrieved from Mt Gox, and provides charts in USD, CAD, EUR, GBP, PLN, AUS, JPY, and CHF.

    If you are Canadian and thought that Bitcoin was a great way to stick it to the man and avoid paying taxes — think again, Revenue Canada is on its way.

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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