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PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we’ve learned about this past week.

Karen Baker
Karen Baker on August 27, 2012. @karenebaker

Each week PSFK features many new and innovative apps. To give the best their due, we’ve compiled a roundup of the most interesting and creative apps written about on the site this past week:

App Tells Freelancers How Much To Charge For Their Services

Whether you’re an experienced freelance designer or a struggling artist finding a way to price yourself accordingly, MyPrice helps figure out the most reasonable rate.

Shazam-Like App Finds Out Who’s Behind Political Ads

If you ever wondered who exactly is behind a political campaign, now there’s a mobile app for that. The ‘Super PAC App’ works similar to Shazam and SoundHound, but instead of music, it is able to listen to and identify political advertisements.

App Alerts Shelters When Restaurants Have Extra Food To Donate

Food waste and hunger are serious problems that lie adjacent to one another. Flashfood is an app created by Arizona State University students that lets restaurants, cafes, etc. alert local charitable organizations that they have extra food that the organizations can pick-up for local shelters.

App Replaces Need To Take Room Measurements, Creates Automatic Floor Plans From Photos

With the MagicPlan iOS app you can create the layout for any room by turning around in a circle with your device and taking pictures with its camera.

Lightbulb Embedded With Bluetooth Lets You Turn Off Lights With Your Phone

The prototype Bluetooth Bulb lets users control the brightness of their light source, and even change the color.

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