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This is the third bit of my end of the year round up of HandPicked Goodies for Designers & Developers, this post will focus on showing you were some of the best Mobile Apps that been release through the year, with these HandPicked Goodies roundup I normally post these type of posts at the start of every new month of the year.

so lets start looking at the what were some of the best mobile apps, but also please note that not all mobile apps that got featured in my monthly roundup will be here in this post.


As it was the first monthly post of the year it was seems that I didn’t find any Mobile based Apps to show you not to say that there wasn’t any awesome ones.


Scrapd – iOS App – Free


Scrapd is designed for creators who work on multiple projects at the same time, The app makes it easy to collect, organise and store your creative resources and makes them available at a glance so that you can continue working on a project where you left off


Astropad – iOS App Free


Astropad turns your iPad into a professional graphics tablet for your Mac. Now you can express yourself with the touch experience of your iPad and the creative tools you know & love (like Photoshop). Astropad has been built by ex-Apple engineers for the needs of creative professionals, Astropad is true to your source material with color corrected output and retina resolution. What you see on your iPad is the same as on your Mac. Astropad features breakthrough network technology that keeps up with you even when wirelessly drawing. It really works, allowing you to work from your desk or the sofa.


Napkin Sketch – iOS App – Free


Napkin is a lightweight user interface design tool made for mocking up quick ideas directly on your iPhone. You can add various layer types to the canvas such as: rectangles, photos from your camera roll, text, and icons. Double tapping any layer reveals its own contextual controls which mirror what you would expect from other popular desktop interface design tools.

For example, on rectangle layers you can edit the color, corner radius, drop shadow, and alpha. Additionally the controls for each layer allow for locking and unlocking, moving it in front or behind other layers, or simply deleting it. Another great feature of Napkin is quickly being able to duplicate any layer by tapping it with two fingers.

All layers snap to a grid which you can define in the sidebar menu, therefore aligning layers is a breeze. When you background the app, your mock is saved and will be waiting there for you the next time you launch the app. You can make a screenshot to share your mockup.


Octobot – iOS App – $1.99


Octobot is an app that tells you when something changes in GitHub’s services status.


Curator – iOS App – Free


Curator is a fast and visual tool for collecting, organising and presenting your ideas. Moodboards, portfolios and presentations for creative professionals.  Mix websites, text and images from your device or cloud sources like Dropbox, Instagram, Pinterest and more. Now with Sharing & Collaboration!

Pixelmator – iOS App – $6.49


Pixelmator for iPhone and iPad is a powerful image editor that gives you everything you need to create, edit and enhance images on the go. It lets you work seamlessly between Mac and iPad, and even work effortlessly with people who use Adobe Photoshop.


FontScout – iOS App – Free


FontScout is an app for iPad that lets you browse the MyFonts collection based on visual similarity. This app gives you a new way to explore the world of fonts. Use FontScout to find the perfect font for your project and discover unknown gems.

Polarr – iOS App – Free


Polarr is an advanced, intutivie and versatile photo editior that have the must have efeatures, with this app you can make high level edits with this powerful and elegant tool for those advanced photo enthusiasts.


Benjamin – iOS & Android App – Free


It’s all about the benjamins. benjamin (app) is breathing life into the deal space with deals from your favorite brands in apparel, fitness, and sports. You won’t find these deals anywhere else.  Is there a catch? Of course there is. You have sixty seconds to decide whether to buy or pass.  Download the benjamin app and get your deal fix anywhere and anytime. After all, those extra benjamins should be where they belong: in your pocket.

Status Board 2 – iOS App – Free


Status Board lets you easily create a beautiful status display for your company (or yourself!) by just dragging and dropping powerful, customizable panels.

Use Status Boards easy, built-in panels to see data about your life: calendar, tweets, email, weather, news, and more. Or, via in-app purchase (that’s free for Status Board 1.0 owners), access an even richer set of panels that display photos, tables, graph data, and via the DIY/Web panel, display basically anything.


Paper – iOS App – Free


When inspiration happens, put it on Paper. Paper is the best way to capture and connect your notes, photos, and sketches. Create checklists, spotlight details in photos, and sketch diagrams with unbeatable speed and ease — Paper is like a wall of sticky notes for everything that inspires you.

Paper – iOS App – Free


When inspiration happens, put it on Paper. Paper is the best way to capture and connect your notes, photos, and sketches. Create checklists, spotlight details in photos, and sketch diagrams with unbeatable speed and ease — Paper is like a wall of sticky notes for everything that inspires you.


I didn’t post any new Mobile based Apps for October.. sorry


ProtoSketch – iOS App – $8.99


ProtoSketch is a powerful yet incredibly simple vector design tool on the go it has everything you expect to see in a professional vector design software. Unprecedented precision and scalability that is supercharged with icons, fonts, ui elements, basic and complex drag and drop shapes.

It is easy to create anything from logo and icon to web and mobile design. From illustration to technical drawing, lossless vector graphics that you can scale infinitely.

Firefox – iOS App – Free


Experience a fast, smart and personal Web for your iOS device with Firefox, it is the independent, people-first browser made by Mozilla, voted one of the Most Trusted Internet Companies for Privacy.

Quicklytics for Google Analytics – iOS App – Free


Quicklytics is simply the easiest and fastest way to check your Google Analytics account!

K Blocker – iOS App – $0.99c


Enjoy Kardashian-free web browsing. Instantly vanish Kim, Kylie, Khloe, Kendall, Kourtney, Caytlin, Kanye and the rest of the Kardashians from the interwebs.


This is embarrassing, once again i didn’t post any Apps for Mobile this month… sorry


The Best HandPicked Goodies of 2015: Mobile Apps Edition