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

Sketchbook Mobile Pro App Homescreen

Illustrate like a pro with Sketchbook Mobile Pro

May 08, 2013 | by Rob W.

Ever wanted to produced photoshop quality illustrations on your smartphone? If so, then stop what you are doing and download the Sketchbook Mobile Pro immediately!  With its abundance of features and functionality, this app will please even the most demanding artist.

The program starts off with your traditional top level menu. Like photoshop, there are tons of tools, brushes and effects you can use. However, instead of populating them in a drop down heavy menu, Sketchbook Mobile Pro did something really unique.Upon opening the program on your smartphone, you will find a circle in the middle of the display. A simple press of the circle reveals the pens, brushes, fill and erase tools conveniently in the middle of the screen.  Admittinlgly, this change took some getting used to,... read more

WAZE Mobile App for Smartphones

Help to find your WAZE!

May 06, 2013 | by Wirefly Buzz

Their tag line is  "Outsmarting Traffic, Together", and that's exactly what this app sets out to do.  As the world's fastest-growing crowdsourced traffic-mapping application with over 40 million subscribers, WAZE relies on its community of users, not news reports, to notify drivers of traffic irregularities such as speed traps, traffic congestion, gas prices, and even sudden road closures and construction blocks.  The result: an up-to-the-minute and extremely accurate traffic report that helps save everyone time and money on their daily commute.

I particularly love using this app during long distance trips on interstates.  I make several trips a year on some of our nation's busiest highways like I-95 and I-81.    These heavily traffic roads often have issues that severely affect... read more

GolfNow Reserve Tee Times Around The World

GolfNow: Reserve your tee time anywhere in the world

April 26, 2013 | by Joe Ninja

The GolfNow mobile app is a must-have for every avid golfer! It's free to download, extremely easy to use and costs a very nominal fee to use that is well worth the convience that this app affords you.  All it takes is a few key strokes on an Android smartphone, iPhone or tablet to quickly book a tee time- often at discounted rates, at thousands of golf courses around the world, including the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Bermuda and Mexico.

With GolfNow, you now have access to over 4,000 courses and over 19,000 available tee times 24/7. By using the GPS on a smartphone, the GolfNow app can help locate the courses nearest to you or your vacation destinaton. Their exact locations are diplayed on an easy to read a map, taht including the distance from neighboring courses and... read more

WatchESPN app icon

Never miss a game again with WatchESPN on your smartphone

April 26, 2013 | by Rich Pompilio

With this free WatchESPN app, you can now watch live sporting events broadcasted on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, Goal Line and Buzz Beater from any Android smartphone (2.3.3 or newer), iPhone or tablet.  All you need is a cable subscription that includes ESPN from an affiliated provider such as Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Comcast XFINITY, Cox, Midcontinent Communications, Optimum and Verizon FiOS TV to gain full access to ESPN events while on-the-go. (full list of participating providers here)

With WatchESPN, you can watch your favorite sports action ANYWHERE in the U.S. - at the... read more

Zite App For Android Smartphones

Excited about Zite - A personal news app

April 26, 2013 | by Dawn Van Dyke
The Zite app is an intelligent magazine app that brings personalized news to your Android smartphone, Windows Phone smartphone, or other smartphones and tablets. As the amount of content available on the internet grows exponentially every day, and it can be overwhelming to find news that interest you and sort out the best content. Not only does Zite deliver timely, interesting news stories to you, it learns what you like overtime and tailors... read more

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