Whether you’re a student or a business traveler, we have a great collection of utility and productivity apps that will help you get your work done while on the go. You’ll be able to accomplish everything from turning entire web pages into PDFs and marking them up to recording lectures and making notes.

Once you’ve completed your work for the week, get ready for the holiday break with our recipe and diet apps. Because you can’t have one without the other!

All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.

iPhone:

PDF Reader – iPhone Premium Edition ($2.99 → Free, 25.1 MB): Create, manage, and share PDF documents with this all-in-one utility app.

You’re able to import PDF files and photos via your favorite cloud storage services, Wi-Fi, the web, iTunes File Sharing, or from your photo library. You’re also able to capture photos right from within the app and quickly convert them into PDFs. You can then view your PDFs, or edit and annotate them using a wide variety of tools. PDFs can also be searched for with keywords, and organized by date, tag, or name. The app also includes AirPrint support, a built-in dictionary, AirPlay support, and iCloud support. The only thing PDF Reader can’t do is convert entire web pages into PDFs, but don’t worry, we have an app for that in today’s list as well!

PDF Reader – iPhone Premium Edition is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 5610 ratings.

Fooducate Plus – Weight Loss & Healthy Food Diet Tracker ($6.99 → Free, 11.2 MB): Get educated about your food and lose weight in the process this holiday season with Fooducate.

You’ll want to first create a personal profile to allow Fooducate to track your diet, calorie quality, and exercise. You can then search for products by name or category, or scan their barcodes to view what’s in them. Each entry includes a nutrition grade, pros and cons, nutrition facts, and alternatives. The app also includes daily tips, the ability to create shopping lists and goals, and the ability to share feedback with the community.

Fooducate Plus – Weight Loss & Healthy Food Diet Tracker is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 382 ratings.

Universal:

Video and Photo Transfer wifi app ($2.99 → Free, 6.2 MB): Easily transfer videos between all of your iDevices and computers with this utility app.

If you’re transferring to another iDevice, both need to have Video Transfer Plus installed. If you’re transferring to a computer, you just need to point your browser at the web address provided by Video Transfer Plus. The app also allows you to preview videos and share them in batches. Photos can be transferred in the same way as well.

Video and Photo Transfer wifi app is available for free today only (11/26). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 58 ratings.

InstaWeb: Web to PDF Converter, Article Reader ($2.99 → Free, 11.0 MB): The perfect companion app to today’s featured app, PDF Reader.

InstaWeb allows you to convert any web page into a PDF for later use. Point the built-in browser at any web page, and then just tap the PDF logo in the top right corner of the screen to capture it. You’ll then be asked to name your PDF before it’s converted. InstaWeb also features a nifty option that allows you to remove the clutter and just save the text from the web page. The app includes the ability to organize PDF documents within folders, share them via AirDrop or email, or store them in Dropbox, Evernote, SkyDrive, Box, or Google Drive.

InstaWeb: Web to PDF Converter, Article Reader is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 195 ratings.

Tribus ($0.99 → Free, 3.4 MB): Holiday activities can really eat into your gaming time, which is why you need to install this colorful sliding puzzle game so you can feed your addiction whenever you have some down time.

You have 60 seconds to create as many matches of three or more as possible. You’re able slide the colorful blocks into place using as many fingers as necessary. The game includes three different board sizes to choose from, with the larger boards featuring more colors and difficulty.

Tribus is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 10 ratings.

Appetites ($9.99 → Free, 386.6 MB): This step-by-step video cooking app will help take the panic out of your holiday meal preparations by teaching you how to make more than 40 delicious dishes.

You’re able to download each recipe separately to save on space, or you can download the entire starter pack all at once. Recipes can also be sorted by chef, and each includes the estimated preparation time, total time, and yield. Additional classes are available via in-app purchase.

Appetites is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1487 ratings.

iPad:

Audiolio ($1.99 → Free, 8.0 MB): Bookmark and add notes to your lectures, podcasts, audiobooks, and more with this productivity app.

You’re able to create new recordings right within the app, or you can import audio content from your library. You can then bookmark portions of your audio with timestamps, captions, notes, and photos. Bookmarks can be exported as PDFs, text files, or Audiolio’s own file format, and shared via Dropbox, iTunes File Sharing, or email. The app also includes TextExpander support.

Audiolio is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 60 ratings.

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