App Reviews

With hundreds of thousands of smartphones apps available, how do you know what the best app to download from the Google Play (formally known as Android Market), BlackBerry World, or Windows Phone Store? Wirefly reviews the best smartphone apps for productivity and personalization of your smartphone. And, of course, we’ll tell you which games are more fun.

Most Recent App Reviews

Are You Interested In Pinterest?

September 13, 2013 | by Scott Lewis

One of the fastest-growing sites ever to hit the web, Pinterest can be enjoyed through a mobile app for iPhone, Windows Phone and Android devices. Each app, designed specifically for its platform, lets you browse through pins and boards, add your own pins, and manage account settings.

Before we get too far in to the app review let me define a few common terms that Pinterest pinners will often use. When you pin something to your Pinterest account, you are uploading an image along with text that describes the pin. An example of this would be an image of a craft with supporting text that would normally include directions on how to do the craft on your own. When you pin something to Pinterest, you pin it to a board. Boards on Pinterest are simply a way to keep you pins organized by... read more

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Fitbit: Getting Healthier Byte By Byte

September 12, 2013 | by Dawn Van Dyke

Whether you are serious about losing weight or just trying to be a bit healthier everyday, the Fitbit smartphone app can help. At a glance, the app displays your latest activity including stairs climbed, miles walked, and even minutes slept. The easy-to-read dashboard indicates your progress throughout the day to help you stay on track toward your fitness goals. Available in the Google Play store and... read more

MyFitnessPal App

MyFitnessPal Helps You Track All Of Your Fitness Goals

September 10, 2013 | by Scott Lewis

MyFitnessPal, a free app for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry smartphones, is a great motivator to help you meet your weight loss goals. Within the MyFitnessPal app, you can get support from your community of friends, track progress, and set your weight loss goals. MyFitnessPal's community-oriented app design helps you leverage encouragement from your friends when you need it most.

While there is a MyFitnessPal website, this easy to use mobile app lets you take these features with you wherever you go. You can input or edit your goals, enter your caloric intake for each meal and add new food data to the list if it doesn't already exist. The graphical progress screen will help you see and digest (sorry, a little weight loss humor) everything from the foods you ate to... read more

Yahoo Fantasy Football App

Get In The Game With The Yahoo Fantasy Football App

August 29, 2013 | by Scott Lewis

If you're like me, you can't wait for Thursday September 5th at 8:30pm. At that time, the first NFL game of the year will be kicking off between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos at Denver's Sports Authority Field at Mile High. While I'm not a fan of either team, I will be glued to the TV watching every play as if my Cincinnati Bengals were playing. Why am I so interested in watching this game? I'm interested in watching the game because I have three players from my fantasy football team playing in the game. While it is easy to watch and keep track of your players when there is only one game... read more

Samsung TecTiles

Samsung TechTile App & Stickers: Just Tap

August 06, 2013 | by Scott Lewis

Samsung TecTile is an app, which lets your Android smartphone read and write to programmable Near Field Communication (NFC) embedded stickers, also called TecTile tags. Using this app, you can easily program TecTile tags to change settings on your phone, launch applications, check-in to places, update social status, or even make phone calls or send text messages automatically whenever you tap your phone to the tag. You can stick the little TecTile tags just about anywhere and use any... read more

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Google Wallet: The App To Tap, Pay, & Save

August 05, 2013 | by Dawn Van Dyke

The future is here with Google's tap, pay, and save app - Google Wallet. Use this secure app to turn your near field technology (NFC) capable smartphone into a virtual wallet to make everyday purchases online as well as at your local retailers. 

This finance-savvy app is preloaded on most compatible phones and also available to download for free from the Google Play store. It is simple to create an account and link credit cards, debit cards, loyalty cards, or gift cards. With 140,000+ retail locations, you are sure to find the Google Wallet logo wherever you shop- coffee shops,... read more

Virginia Tech Tree ID

Tree Identification Made Easy

August 02, 2013 | by Jacqueline Bailey

Ever wondered what tree is right outside your office window but never bothered to look it up? Or did you not even know where to start? Virginia Tech Tree Identification has your back.

The vTree app, available in both the Google Play store and iTunes app store, makes North American tree identification easier than ever! This smartphone app takes you through a series of questions to help identify the plant in front of you and even uses GPS to find your location to get your answer faster. With over 6,400 pictures of leaves, flowers, twigs, fruit, bark, etc. identification is incredibly simple and fast.

Gardeners, tree specialists, and... read more

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