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Our Top Ten Smartphone Apps

This months article is just a little different. For a change, we are going to concentrate on Smart Phones and our 10 favourite apps.

These apps can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play Store or the Blackberry Market Windows Phone Marketplace. Not all apps are available in all markets.

iPh = iPhone, And = Android, BB = Blackberry, WP = Windows Phone 7.

So, in no particular order:

Evernote is an application designed for note taking and archiving. A “note” can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten “ink” note.
Availability iPh, And, BB, WP.

Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile.
Sketchbook Mobile is a digital sketchbook app. As Autodesk say “Use it to digitally capture your ideas as napkin sketches or produce artwork on-the-go”! Fantastically powerful, yet very easy to use.
Availability iPh, And.

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!
Availability iPh, And, BB.

Angry Birds.
Possibly the most addictive game out there on any mobile platform. Go on, give it a try and watch your battery life drain away!
Availability iPh, And, WP.

Flick Golf.
Another addictive game. Simple in it’s design, but fun to play and hard to put down.
Availability iPh, And.

The Journal.
Get the latest news from Ireland and abroad from The Journal. Up-to-the-minute breaking news, all day, every day. Fantastic app that covers Irish and World News, Sport, Business and Entertainment.
Availability iPh, And.

RTE News Now.
Stay in touch with all the latest Irish news on the go with the RTÉ News Now app. RTÉ News Now is RTÉ’s 24 hour News and Current Affairs channel and you can now get it live on your iPhone or Android Phone. Watch a live video feed of RTÉ News Now anywhere in the world.
Availability iPh, And.

Who hasn’t heard of Skype by now? Make and receive free phonecalls to other Skype users around the world.
Availability iPh, And.

An alternative to Skype, less well known, but still an excellent app.
Availability iPh, And.

Add fun retro effects to your photos in a snap and transform your photos into cool looking vintage images.
Availability iPh, And.