ZDNet App Wrap: February 18, 2013

ZDNet App Wrap: February 18, 2013

Summary: This week the App Wrap features Fleksy, Say Your Appointment, Kickstarter, Unity Launcher, Mailbox, UniSafe, "Rome2rio", and Optus Recharge Now.

TOPICS: AppWrap, Apps

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    Fleksy - Happy Typing

    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    This app represents the pinnacle of an own goal on the part of Apple. The optionally-invisible keyboard has great prediction, and would be useful for sighted and sight-impared people alike, but it is trapped inside its own app.

    That's right, you need to open this app if you want to use a decent predictive keyboard, then copy the text to an app that isn't Mail, Facebook, or Twitter.

    Inside the app, a dialog appears that says:

    Unfortunately, due to iOS limitations, it's not possible to replace the standard keyboard. Here's how you can let Apple know you really like Fleksy.

    [Button to email Apple] [Button to review on App Store]

    We can continue hoping that Apple will allow apps like this to blossom, but history suggests that we'll be waiting a while.

  • (Image: Dominic W)

    Say Your Appointment

    Platform: Windows Phone 8

    Price: Free

    Take a look out your window; I think a blue moon has arisen because we found not only a new Windows Phone application, but one that actually seems nifty and maybe even useful.

    Using the dictation capabilities of Windows Phone 8, this app inserts events into your calendar when you speak the event in the way that the app expects — this isn't going to rival Siri.

    The app is currently on special.

Topics: AppWrap, Apps

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