PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week
A roundup of the most fascinating apps we’ve learned about this past week, from an app that lets ladies critique their men to another that gives the slothful a vicarious social life.
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:
Described as “the first database of men, built by women, for women,” Lulu shows numerical scores across a number of categories such as appearance, humor, manners, ambition, first kiss, sex, and commitment. Girls can choose a photo of a guy and add his name to the database along with hashtags so other girls can see what’s good about him and what to watch out for.
Paul Ford, former web editor of Harper’s, thinks that ‘sharing is hard work.’ That is why he created the web extension SavePublishing. Within a couple clicks, you can extract any line from the web and post it to Twitter. Once you have saved the tool to your bookmark tab, you can use it on any webpage. When you click it, it will highlight the best lines and, if you are signed into Twitter, create a tweet box for you.
Voto allows users to snap pictures of items, which they can then upload onto a special feed, and where contacts also using Voto can cast their votes. The most popular choice will be marked by a star. The app runs in sync with Facebook and images can also be disseminated via Instagram and other social media networks.
In Brazil, watching TV even if you don’t know Portuguese just got a little easier. Created by the agency Loducca for the Easy Way Language Center, a new service, Easy Way Subtitles, aimed at foreign students and professionals, provides subtitles for Brazilian TV shows in any language.
You want to spend your Friday night watching Freaks and Geeks on Netflix, but you don’t want your friends to think you’re lame, nor do you wish to be bested by whatever cool thing they are doing that night. Enter CouchCachet, the new application that, used in conjunction with Foursquare, checks you in at cool events happening around town, even though you are actually snuggled up in bed.