PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we’ve learned about this past week, from an ever-present female companion to one that calculates how to get the most money back from your credit cards.

Andrew Vaterlaus-Staby
  • 25 november 2012

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

App Lets Users Get Watched By A Cute Girl While They Work

Watching Cute Girl is a new iTunes app that features a young lady watching you. She’s supposed to keep you company if you are, for example, working, studying, eating by yourself, or when you are just plain lonely.

Create Music On The iPad By Stretching And Shrinking On-Screen Waveforms

Created by Marcos Alonso, Samplr lets you make music and play with sound in a new and intuitive way by letting you touch and manipulate the waveforms directly with your fingers.

App Tells Users Which Credit Card To Use To Get The Best Reward

Today, tech startup Glyph released its new iPhone app that provides consumers with valuable information regarding which credit cards offer the most valuable rewards programs.

App Turns Camera Shots Into Sketches

Colorized is a new iOS app created by startup company Happiness Engines that allows you to transform your photos into sketches, which you can then color in like a coloring book to create a personalized ‘drawing.’

Tracking App Makes Sure Users Never Lose Their Wallets Again

Losing your wallet can be a damaging experience – credit cards, I.D., money all gone in an instant. The Wallet TrackR and accompanying app aim to prevent this problem through the power of technology.


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Scientists Have Developed A Furry Wetsuit Material Inspired By Beavers

MIT researchers created the lighter and warmer fabric to maximize speed in the water and to keep swimmers dry

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