ZDNet App Wrap: February 11, 2013

ZDNet App Wrap: February 11, 2013

Summary: This instalment of the App Wrap covers Mailbox, Horizon Calendar, Carbon for Twitter, Foursquare for Business, Documents On The Go Pro, Basecamp, Queensland Tide Times, and O'Week at Uni of Adelaide.

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    Mailbox

    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    Word on the internet says that the future of email has arrived, and its form is Mailbox.

    Theoretically, that may be the case — but, so far, the revolution has been a trickle rather than a flood as Orchestra utilises a painfully slow reservation system to allow access to its app.

    Also, the revolution is currently restricted to Gmail only.

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    Horizon Calendar

    Platform: iOS

    Price: AU$1.99

    Guess what? We've got a new iOS app, and it's the most beautiful calendar app ever!

    We've all heard that one before, but this app raises one good question: Why hasn't anyone thought of merging a calendaring and weather app properly?

    The review commenters love it — which is one of their two possible emotions, the other being disgust — and this app looks like a winner.

    The only way that this could be more impressive was if it also arrived bearing an Android widget, but given that this is an iOS exclusive, we're not holding our breath.

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    Carbon for Twitter

    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    There's one area where iOS is able to hold it all over Android: Decent Twitter clients. Tweetbot is the standout app in that regard, but hopefully Carbon for Twitter is the first step toward Android catching up.

    The app brings the bling and is definitely great looking, but it doesn't have a full grip on functionality, and sometimes actions are needlessly hidden away in a sidebar.

    This isn't the greatest Twitter app ever, but it's one to look out for as updates are released.

Topics: AppWrap, Apps, Australia

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