Category: Software Reviews

App Review – Writepad

Writepad is a text input method for tablets and phones. Oh great another keyboard app, Android really could do with a few more of those. This one though is different, it uses either your finger or a stylus to capture your handwriting. Yes like you could do in …

App review – World of letters

Our son is three and, when he gets hold of my phone, I’d like him to be using an app that’s educational. There’s loads on the Android Market, but unfortunately I’ve not seen a great deal that are good. They all try, but here in the UK we’re …

App Review – Llama Location Profiles

I had a bit of a thought this morning. For weeks I’ve been using an app which just sits in the background and does exactly what it’s supposed to. It’s easy to work and fantastically clever. It’s called Llama and, although these screenshots won’t exactly blow you away, …

App Review – The Good Pub Guide 2012

I’ve been known to frequent a few pubs in my time, so when word came through of the Good Pub Guide’s new app I was keen to give it a whirl. Created by the makers of the well-established and bestselling Good Pub Guide book, the app contains all …

Android App Review – AVG Antivirus Free

So word on the street (and when I say street, I mean the good old information super-highway) is that viruses and malware are becoming quite a big threat for Android users, but that is a story for another post. I want to have a chat about one app …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Windows Phone App – Red Bull TV

Red Bull TV is one of those apps that I am amazed does not appear on many other platforms (only WP7, iPhone and Ovi). It is a great way of watching videos from a variety of adrenalin fuelled sports. The marketplace says that it “brings a world of …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Windows Phone App – New group*

Windows Phone uses tiles for the home screen. You have no doubt seen what these look like. Grouping these tiles is time consuming having to move each tile around and grouping things together. I usually group apps such as web items, social apps, shopping apps or tools. With …

Cocktail Flow – Review

Cocktail Flow released for Android Phones and Tablets “Thanks to computer savvy alcoholics, there’s an app for that” – Big Bang Theory Cocktail Flow, the 2nd highest rated application on the Windows Phone Marketplace has been released for Android in both a phone and a tablet version. Mobile …

Blackberry Torch 9860 hands on and full review.

It was Friday when I received a rather large package addressed to me. Inside, the Blackberry Torch 9860. First up, I’ve got to admit that I absolutely love this handset. I have had plenty of time to have a little play and a fiddle with this device, so …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Windows Phone App – Photo Finish

There are thousands of photo editing apps in the world. Yes thousands! It leaves you wondering which to install. Some have way too many features and need a large user guide. Some just do not work or just make a mess of your photos. Some cost money. Some are free …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Windows Phone App – Rowi

The one thing I have been struggling with the Windows Phone platform is the Twitter side of things.  I use Twitter quite a bit and moving from using Tweetdeck on Android to Windows phone was difficult. The official Twitter app is nice, but it cannot remember your place …

Coolsmartphone Recommended App – Zinio

Can you read? Yes? Well in that case this app will be right up your street. Zinio is a magazine reader. It lets you read digital versions of popular magazines. My first thought when I saw this was that it was going to be expensive. Then I saw …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Windows Phone App – Fuse

With the recent Mango update to Windows Phone a lot more apps have appeared and a lot more developers have started making apps as well. I have recently been finding a lot of apps that do what I have been looking for. In my move from Android I …

iPad / iPhone App – The Weather Channel

One thing the App Store on iOS is not short of, is weather apps. As no doubt you’re aware, us brits are obsessed with the weather, so I’m certain at least some of you will find this app review useful. I say review, but it’s pretty hard to …

Coolsmartphone Recommended Android App – TexTab

Do you own a phone? Do you send text messages? Do you have a tablet? And lastly the curve ball, would you like to use your tablet to send text messages? Am I getting a little vague here? The other week I posted an article about the HP TouchPad, …

Do you wish your Android phone looked like a Windows Phone?

The other day we posted a couple of apps you could install on your Android device to make it look like iOS. Some people were surprised that some other people would actually want to do this. Yes making an Android phone look like that is a bit of step backwards, but how …

Waze app review

      Waze is a new take on the traditional sat nav apps we’re all familiar with. There are two major differences; one, the maps are not stored on the device (although recently visited areas are cached on the device I believe) and two, the incidents on …

App Review – QR Pal

Last week QR Pay Ltd got in touch with me to let me know they had just released their new app ‘QR Pal’ and that it was a QR reader with a bit more functionality than the average application. Intrigued, I have spent the last week playing with …

App Review – Retro Recall

The idea behind this app, as the name suggests is to provide images of various retro films/toys/songs etc and includes a link to the relevant Wikipedia website for that particular subject. The app has the ability to set favourites and you can also share items by email, Facebook, …

Review: MEGASTUNT Mayhem

I realised that I didn’t have much in the way of entertainment installed on my iPhone 4 that didn’t depend on the internet – of course I only noticed this when I didn’t have internet, when does that ever happen?! I’d long since exhausted all the Angry Birds …