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ZDNet App Wrap: February 11, 2013

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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Topic: Developer
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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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2 of 8 Applause Code

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.

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4 of 8 Foursquare Labs

Foursquare for Business

Platform: iOS, Android

Price: Free

Foursquare admins rejoice! Here's a revolutionary concept, administrating your page on a mobile-based application from your mobile.

This app offers admins the ability to view location check-in and analytics on recent and loyal customers, and post Foursquare updates on other social networks.

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5 of 8 Tao Tao

Documents On The Go Pro — Office Suite

Platform: iOS

Price: AU$12.99

It's another Office-compatible app for iOS.

This app offers compatibility with 1997 through 2010 Office formats, and also has PDF viewing/exporting support.

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Basecamp

Platform: iOS

Price: Free

The official Basecamp app has arrived for iOS users.

The app allows users to keep track of projects on the go, join discussions, view project progress, and upload files.

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Queensland Tide Times

Platform: Android

Price: AU$1.99

Sometimes, it is possible to write extended summaries of an app's functionality and its behaviour. Other times, the app simply shows tidal movements and timings.

This is one of those apps that does exactly what it says on the tin.

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8 of 8 App Majik

O'Week — Uni of Adelaide

Platform: Android

Price: Free

How times have changed.

In my day, if there was an O'Week app, it would have consisted of a picture of an empty row of bottles, and possibly a map to get home each day.

Nowadays, the kids have apps that tell them what's going on, a lecture planner, and a map.

I hope there's a page to tell them how to get off my lawn.

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