ZDNet App Wrap: February 4, 2013

ZDNet App Wrap: February 4, 2013

Summary: Apps this week include: St George Banking App, Vine, DrupalCon Sydney, RACQ, AppZorter, OpenVPN Connect, NAB, and one app that we question the existence of.

TOPICS: AppWrap, Apps, Mobility

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  • (Credit: DemiDoes)


    Platform: Samsung Android

    Price: Free

    This app is incredibly useful, but only if you have a Samsung Android device. By default, the TouchWiz theme on Android sorts apps in the "All Applications" grid by installation date. After a while, this means that any alphabetisation of the grid is sorely lacking, and iOS-like "Where'd that app go, wait, I'll just search for it" userflow kicks in.

    All this app does is re-sort the applications grid, and in doing so restores order from chaos, and that is what makes it brilliant.

    There is also a paid version for AU$0.99 to remove the standard annoying ads found in many Android apps.

  • (Credit: OpenVPN)

    OpenVPN Connect

    Platform: iOS, Android

    Price: Free

    If you are looking for the official OpenVPN app, then look no further.

    The app allows the importation of .ovpn profiles from SD card, iTunes, OpenVPN Access Server, Private Tunnel, or a browser link. Owners of the Nexus 7 will be able to use hardware-backed keystores, while everyone can use its IPv6 support and improved power management.

  • (Credit: Sixgreen Labs)

    iPhone Keyboard Emulator

    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    Maybe a couple of years ago it was the case that iOS had a better keyboard implementation than other mobile platforms, but not now.

    Wanting to use an iPhone keyboard on Android would be akin to wanting to use S-Voice on iPhone.

    We don't understand why you'd want to replace the much better native keyboard with this app. But if you want to pretend you have a Samsung iPhone, this app could help.

Topics: AppWrap, Apps, Mobility

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