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 these past seven days:
The ColorSnap Glass app, developed by painting supplies retailer Sherwin Williams, allows you to snap photos of colorful objects from the world around you. It then matches shades of paint accordingly.
News aggregator app Circa breaks down all the day’s top news stories into bite-sized ‘stubs,’ complete with photos, maps, and videos to help you understand world events in seconds rather than minutes.
After noticing that checking train status is the second-most popular activity (to buying tickets) on its website, Amtrak teamed up with Google to create an interactive, real-time tool that tracks the progress of trains across the US.
Shadow Puppet lets you create narrated tutorial videos or photo slideshows straight from your phone by uploading photos and recording a voiceover using the built-in microphone.
Download Locket and get paid to view display ads on your phone. Unlocking your device once earns you one cent, and accumulated earnings are redeemable for cash, gift cards, or a donation to charity.