ZDNet App Wrap: March 18, 2013

ZDNet App Wrap: March 18, 2013

Summary: Apps under the snark-o-scope this week include ABC, Sydney Royal Easter Show, Road Mode, Citrix Mobile Enroll, Feedly, Meeting-Recorder, Kickoff, and Flickr.

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    Road Mode

    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    An app that could save your life? They don't arrive very often, but here is a good idea put out by VicRoads.

    The app silences the phone and sends automated text responses to people who call or SMS your phone while it is enabled. Upon disabling the app, a summary of calls and messages received is shown.

    Unfortunately it appears to only have standard replies, a few more minutes of development time could really make this app much more useful.

  • (Image: Zenprise)

    Citrix Mobile Enroll

    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    If your IT infrastructure team has a XenMobile Device Manager server buried in the basement, and you want to access your corporate email, then you'll be needing this app.

    Working across iPhones and iPads, the app gives access to work email, calendar, address book, and documents; sets up automatic configuration for company's Wi-Fi; and the ability to find, locate, and lock your lost device.

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    Feedly

    Platform: iOS, Android

    Price: Free

    From the exodus created by Google Reader, Feedly has quickly picked up quite a few users.

    This app is great for quick or casual perusal of your RSS feeds. It looks nice, has some good gestures (which they recently switched the orientation of, presumably to allow for Flipbook like page flipping), and opens the linked stories in its own WebView, rather than jumping the user over into a browser session.

    For people that consume RSS items by the hundreds, ie, journalists, Feedly isn't quite the RSS-munching app that is needed.

    For everyone else, it's worth a look as your Google Reader replacement.

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