Category: Software Reviews

App Review – Lingvo Dictionaries

There’s no doubt that the iPhone has made my life easier when it comes to travelling – from booking accommodation, to finding places to go and viewing a map of how to get there. Aiming to become the latest addition to my arsenal of travel-assisting apps is Lingvo …

App Review – ParcelGenie

OK, this one is for you busy people. The idea behind ParcelGenie is sending a gift to any recipient in your phone via the ParcelGenie app (there are other ways too, including Facebook). You don’t need to know the recipient’s postal address, just their phone number or email …

MotorMusic app review

I’m imagining here that most, if not all, folks who own an iPhone 4 use it as a direct replacement for their MP3 player. Convergence is fantastic when it prevents you having to carry additional devices and the single device works as well as your previous music player. …

Android App Review – Paper Camera

Paper Camera is a camera effects app that lets you take a picture and apply various effects to the picture as you take it. I know there are several apps out there that do this already. This one does it with a slightly different twist. Basically it gives …

iOS 5 the new standard? (cont)

So here as promised is the follow up article reviewing iOS 5 beta. In this article I will be focusing on the negative aspects of the new software. Before I get started however I do want to address some of the comments that I received from my last …

Coolsmartphone Recommend Android App – Wizz Bar

Today we are going to look at a Honeycomb app for your tablet. Wizz Bar allows you to create a list of up to 7 shortcuts and be able to access these from within any other program via a spot on the status bar. Below is a shot …

ExpenseMagic App

Do you work for a company? Do you work for yourself? Then the one thing you’ll be all to familiar with is the Expenses routine. Claiming for milage, train tickets, meals, etc. is all too painful an experience nowadays! Even worse when you lose one of those tatty old receipts… Well …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Android App – Lockscreen Calendar

Do you want to see your upcoming appointments on your lockscreen? Today’s app will let you do just that. It will as long as you are not using the standard HTC or Samsung lockscreens. Below are a few shots of it in action. Please note that the developer is German …

iOS 5 the new standard?

So I have decided as my first review as a guest reviewer for Coolsmartphone should be on iOS 5. I have been using the platform now for about a month and it is my day to day OS on my iPad 2. I would like to cover the …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Android App – Tweetdark

Do you like Tweetdeck? Do you like dark apps and widgets? If you just shouted yes out loud twice then todays app is for you. Tweetdark is basically a much darker version of Tweetdeck. Below are some shots of the app and the widgets. Tweetdark works exactly the …

Coolsmartphone Recommended App – Sugarsync

A few months ago we covered Dropbox as a recommended app. Since then I have frequently been running out of space and struggling with its limitations. So I started looking around some of the other online storage apps for Android. I came across Sugarsync as I started to …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Android App – Gallery Excluder

Gallery Excluder is a fairly simple app that lets you remove all of those folders from your gallery app that you do not want to see. I have loads of music, icons, wallpapers, downloaded images and lots of real pictures. Sometimes a folder that contains an image will …

Hungry House for iPhone

Now right away I can see advantages to this app. I travel frequently on business and am often looking through the Hotel’s/B&B’s brochures for local take-outs before making my mind up. In the past I’ve found that some unscrupulous take-outs remove competitors menu’s from the stands.. oh dear. …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Android App – Font Changer

As we all know there are many fonts in the world. Your computer contains a lot of fonts and there are many websites offering free fonts that people have created as well. Changing the fonts on your phone has always been possible, just not overly easy. Previously on …

iOS 5 Beta Hands On

For the last week I’ve had a chance to play with the beta of iOS 5 that Apple released to developers at WWDC. The only official way to currently get your hands on it is through a registered developer with access to the iOS SDK. For everyone else …

New Android game released – Shakytower

Last night a new game was released on the Android Market it is called Shakytower. It has been in testing for the last couple of weeks now, you may have noticed we retweeted the request for beta testers. Below is how it is described in the Android Market …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Android App – Flikie Wallpapers HD

The Android Market contains hundreds of different wallpaper apps. They are all very similar inn that you are presented with four popular images or a list of categories. Once you have loaded the category you have to keep tapping next to view the next four, it soon get …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Android App – Quickpic

Quickpic is designed to be a replacement for the standard Android gallery. Which is good because I find the standard gallery at times a little slow, sometimes a little buggy and sometimes just unusable. Quickpic can also set wallpaper for you, which I find the standard gallery quite …

Coolsmartphone Recommend Android App – Simple Text

You may have seen the forum threads where lots of Android users upload screenshots of their homescreens. Quite often they will have text icons for the dock shortcuts. Below are some examples of what I am on about. These icons are all downloaded from Droid Den. These icons …

My Windows Phone impressions

So after wanting to try out Windows Phone for a while I finally took the plunge and bought an LG Optimus 7 last week. Having had a few days to play around with the OS and its features I thought I’d note down some of my early impressions. …