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This is the third of my end of year round up of my monthly featured HandPicked Goodies for Designers & Developers, today’s post will be focusing on all the great fantastic Mobile Apps that been released through this year. Please note that not every Mobile Apps plugins that got featured on this blog will be featured as the list is huge anyway and for your ease of reading i will be splitting the best of Mobile Apps into months… so lets start.


Infuse 2 – iOS App – Free


The Infuse app allows a beautiful way for you to watch videos in as many as 14 formats on your iPhone or iPad. As you will won’t need to convert files, as Infuse is optimized for iOS7, with integration and unmatched AirPlay & subtitle support.

WriteRight – iOS App – $2.99


WriteRight is ta distraction-free text editor app which is great for writers, journalists, teachers and students, This app is for iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone and been built upon Markdown.

DashPlus – iOS App – $2.99


Dashplus is a To Do app that introduces actionable items. As you can simply swipe lines to the right to change their state, and unlock actions were needed.

This app is completely gesture driven: swipe right to edit lists title and tags, swipe right any list item to apply action to it, swipe left to delete, and swipe down to add items. It has been designed and engineered so that you spend your time at what matters – doing – rather than adapting to a complex system or workflow.

Telegram Messenger – iOS/Android App – Free


Telegram is a free messaging app for iOS and Android that been built for speed and security. As this app is superfast, simple, secure and free. Being a secure messenger that you can switch to without having to say goodbye to any of your favorite features and you can create group chats with up to 100 people so you can stay connected with everyone at once.

You can even share videos up to 1GB, send multiple photos from the web, and forward any media you receive in an instant. All your messages are in the cloud, so you can easily access them from any of your devices.


Reporter App – iOS App – $3.99


Reporter is a new iOS app that was made for tracking the things you care about. With a few randomly timed surveys each day, Reporter can illuminate aspects of your life that might be otherwise unmeasurable.

Paper – iOS App – Free


Paper app is from Facebook that lets you explore and share stories from friends and the world in immersive designs and fullscreen, distraction-free layouts. Paper app does includes your Facebook News Feed and sections about your favorite topics.

Clef – iOS App – Free


Clef is a mobile app that replaces usernames and passwords with your smartphone.

Peek Calendar – iOS App – $1.99


Peek is a quick and simple to use calendar app that been optimise for your iPhone but will work with iPod Touch or the iPad. This app been designed to be glanceable and intuitive. Peek presents the essentials in a easy to understand manner, without overwhelming you with data you might not need for an on-the-go experience.

SquareOne Mail – iOS App – Currently In Beta


SquareOne Mail organizes your inbox into a dashboard, presorts messages, and gives you control over which messages you get notified about.


Keep Everything – iOS & Mac App – Free


Keep Everything save web pages to Dropbox and keep it forever, and so you can read later, anytime, anywhere. It can save all or any part of web page and specific data from other applications, such as Twitter, YouTube, Pocket, and ReadKit. It can be used in OS X and iOS and synchronizes by using Dropbox.

Steller – iOS App – Free


Steller sets out to be the most most beautiful, simple and modern storytelling app on mobile. as you can combine video, images, and text together to create the most dynamic medium available directly from your iphone.

Designer Dashboard – iOS App – $0.99


With the Designer Dashboard you can link multiple online services such as Google Analytics,App Figures,Facebook,Twitter in a single analytical dashboard, rearranging as you see fit. Relevant data from popular online services you use, that feed directly to your mobile device and update as often as needed to ensure you are always looking at the latest statistics which drive your online productivity.


Tag – iOS App – Free


Tag is the easiest way to send your location privately to friends. ‘Tag’ a few friends to let them know what you’re up to. Attach videos, pictures, and messages to really capture the scene. In one click, your friends can ‘tag back’ to show you where they are and what they’re doing.

Cloak – iOS App – Free


With Cloak you can avoid exes, co-workers, that guy who likes to stop and chat— anyone you’d rather not run into, as this app scrapes Instagram and Foursquare to let you know where all your friends, “friends,” and nonfriends are at all times so you never have to run into that special someone. Think of it as the antisocial network.

Tact – iOS App – Free


The Tact iOS app will brings together all your customer information—from your email and calendar, to Salesforce and more, so you can capture your important conversations in one beautifully simple app.

Kiteworks – iOS App – Free


Kiteworks is a app enables business users to securely create, access, and share up-to-date enterprise content anytime, anywhere. With a mobile-first icon-based design, kiteworks offers users the ability to securely share large files, collaborate in real-time, edit and annotate documents, and create content within a secure container.

Autodesk Instant – iOS App & Android App – Free


Autodesk Instant for iOS and Android is a group messaging app for the workplace. Instant makes it easy to communicate with your coworkers in real-time.

AnyFont – iOS App – Free


With AnyFont it is finally possible to install any additional font in TrueTypeFont- (.ttf) or OpenTypeFont- (.otf) format on your iPhone or iPad. These fonts can then be used throughout the system in other apps like Pages, Keynote or Numbers.


Screenshotter – iOS App – Free


Screenshotter is an iOS app that makes it incredibly simple to organise and manage the screenshots you take with your iPhone but can also works on your iPad or your iPod touch. It’s automatically identifies screenshots and makes it easy to organize them into folders.


Launch Center Pro – iOS App – $4.99


Launch actions, not just apps. The Launch Center Pro app is like speed dial for everyday tasks as it saves you time by launching complex actions in a single tap.


Slight – iOS App – Free


Slight is a free iOS app that lets you chat with everyone in the room (within 40 meters of you), As users of that are communcating with each other are anonymous and will never create an account, sign up or even check in. You will get notifications when someone is 40 meters in your area says something.

Real Simple Checklist – iOS App – Free


Real Simple Checklists will help you organize like never before with our 100+ popular Real Simple Checklists. With Checklists, you have an easy solution to creating your own to-do lists from scratch or take any of the customized lists that we have created for almost any situation from cleaning to organizing to entertaining.

Passible: Password Manager – iOS App – Free


The Passible app will stores all your passwords and logs you in with just one tap. It contains logins & passwords, credit cards, has a built in private browser, and even a password analyzer tool that analyzes your passwords’ strength and provides tips to improving your passwords.

You can browse to any website and your login & password are automatically filled for you. You can shop on the web and credit card info will be filled with just a tap. Makes online browsing and shopping a breeze, and completely private and secured.


Timeful – iOS App – Free


Timeful is the first Intelligent Time Assistant iOS app that gets things scheduled so you’ll get them done. As this app combines your calendars and to-do lists so you can see everything that’s competing for your time in one place.

It uses sophisticated algorithms and behavioral science to suggest – based on your own available time and location, giving you the best times to schedule to-dos and good habits throughout your day. As Timeful learns from your responses and behavior, and makes even better recommendations over time.

CamScanner – iOS App – Free


The CamScanner app helps you scan, store, sync and collaborate on various contents across smartphones, iPads, tablets and computers. You simply use your phone camera to scan and digitize all kinds of paper documents: receipts, notes, invoices, whiteboard discussions, business cards, certificates, etc.

Please note that the Free version of this app which is feature in this list does have ads in it but if you really like this app I would say to purchase the premium subscription which cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year that will be renewed automatically t the end of the period unless you choose to cancel the subscription.


Transmit iOS – iOS App – $10.00


If you’re a pretty serious nerd like us, you probably have access to an FTP, SFTP, WebDAV or Amazon S3 server that you use for, say, web serving, group collaboration, as a personal cloud storage service, or who knows what.

Transmit iOS allows you to connect to that server and manage all your files, exactly as you’d expect, with Transmit you can Transfer, Make folders, Rename, Delete. Set Permissions. You know how it works, and Transmit does it and thanks to the power of iOS 8, Transmit iOS will also extend the standard iOS Share sheet — the one you see in, say, Photos or Voice Memos, when you tap the Share button — to include a brand-new Transmit button. That means you can now share your Photos directly to your SFTP server, or share a podcast voice memo straight to Amazon S3. It’s incredibly powerful.  And there’s one more cool iOS 8 thing: in compatible applications, like iWork, you can Open a document directly off your server. And when you hit Save, it will silently and perfectly upload back to your server. In other words, you can use your server as your own seamless cloud storage.


Cheddar – Mac OSX 10.7+ & iOS App – Free

Cheddar keeps your world organized. It’s easy to use on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and on the web. Cheddar is super simple and instantly in sync on all of your devices.

Many todo lists have lots of clutter around creating tasks, adding tags, setting due dates, assigning to people, etc. Cheddar is just text. Type in the box. Press return. Done. If you want to tag a task, use a hashtag just like you would on Twitter. You can also use Markdown in your tasks for extra awesome.

PhotoDirector – iOS App – Free

PhotoDirector is a an easy-to-use photo editing and adjustment app, giving you the power to quickly add effects and filters, edit and enhance your shots, or create stylish photo collages on your iPhone and iPad.PhotoDirector puts a powerful set of photo editing tools in the palm of your hand, so that you can enhance photos the moment you take them, and share them with your friends and family instantly on Facebook, Flickr and more.

You can remove photobombers from your photo, adjust saturation, enhance tone, apply and adjust one-click photo effects, or even add a dramatic HDR effect, to create vivid, beautiful images on the go. Anyone can achieve outstanding, DSLR-like results in a matter of seconds with PhotoDirector.

Firehose Chat – iOS App – Free


When you open Firehose Chat app up, the app will give you a code snippet to paste into the HTML of your website and that’s it! You’ll see a list of everyone who is on your website in this app. They’ll see a chat box in the bottom right of your website. You can chat with them, they can chat with you.

Drafts 4 – iOS App – $4.99


Drafts is the quick, easy way to capture and share text, as you seen in Drafts that the text comes first when you open the app you get a new, blank draft that is ready to type. Don’t get bogged down in a timeline to tweet or post to Facebook. Don’t tap your way through multiple screens to get down an email or SMS. Don’t navigate folders, create files and name them just to jot down a note or create a todo.


MailChimp Snap – iOS App – Free


Snap is a iOS app that allows you to send simple, photo-based email campaigns straight from your phone. You simply snap a photo of something your customers will love. plus you can also use a photo from your camera roll or grab one from your Instagram feed, you can then just tell them all about it by adding a quick note to go along with the photo. Also you can include a link to the product or to your website, and pick an email template.

With this app you can send it to the right people, send to your whole MailChimp list, a segment of your list, or pick specific customerswho will be excited to hear from you, this app will need you to have MailChimp account to play around with it.

Rooms – iOS App – Free


Rooms lets you create places for the things you’re passionate about. Pick a topic, customize the look and feel, be whoever you want to be and share with others. It’s perfect for the things you love and interests that make you unique.

Canva – iOS App – Free


With Canva you can create beautiful designs by choosing from more than one million layouts, stock photographs and illustrations. Search for the best graphics, photos, and fonts then use Canva’s simple drag and drop tool to create a design.


Timeless – iOS App – $1.99


Timeless is a countdown timer and stopwatch application that combines a very simple and fast interface with powerful features like multiple timers, labeling, gesture based controls, Focus mode and colour themes.

Fontspiration – iOS App – Free


With Fontspiration which is a free iOS app from Extensis you can create custom typographic designs using hundreds of fonts and dozens of built-in animations or even make your masterpiece by choosing your font, customise the size, alignment, kerning, colour and animation and then share your typographic brilliance on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, more or simply get Inspired by getting your daily dose of creative juice from the live Fontpiration feed, featuring an ever-changing collection of typographic designs.

Frameless – iOS App – Free


Frameless is the web browser that gets out of your way. It’s built for designers and developers who need an easy way to preview and interact with HTML prototypes on the device.


The Best HandPicked Goodies of 2014: Mobile Apps Edition