PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week
A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we’ve learned about this past week.
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:
A startup in Finland has created a ‘world marking’ app called ‘Grafetee‘ that allows businesses to easily reach mobile users with relevant location-based information. Grafetee users can bookmark a specific address or even website to receive relevant details based on their geolocation.
By utilizing the Pomodoro technique the Focus Booster desktop app helps to break up daunting tasks into 25-minute focused work segments. The Pomodoro technique (Pomodoro is Italian for tomato) demarcates bite-sized work blocks, interspersed with break sessions, to keep the user’s mind fresh through out the day.
While you’re jamming to your favorite song, you’re curious about what’s trending on your social networks- but you don’t want the hassle of shifting between a music and a social app. The Social Radio is here to help solve your problem. The application uses text-to-speech technology to let you listen to tweets and Facebook status updates while you listen to the music you love.
Wolfram|Alpha has developed a new service that analyzes your Facebook data and generates a personal analytics report. After authenticating the app and signing in, a long report with over 60 sections details all the information you could ever want to know about your account. There is data about the geographic, age, gender, and relationship distribution of your friends and stats about your recent activity on the social network.
PicView‘s free iPad app lets you take or upload a photo and add voice annotations to it using a simple recorder. Add audio to the visual ‘memories’ to remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you snapped the picture.
During a webinar on Thursday July 13th at 10am, the PSFK research team will be presenting findings from our most recent report, Future of Manufacturing. For this project, we looked at how brands and organizations can meet elevated consumer needs and combat increased market competition by leveraging connected technologies that give total insights to manage their end-to-end operations and the opportunity to integrate cutting-edge technologies to reinvent supply chains.
Christina Agapakis, creative director at Ginkgo Bioworks, discussed how she uses her background in science and collaborates with engineers, designers, artists and social scientists to explore the many unexpected connections between microbiology, technology, art and popular culture.