Every week, our staff will handpick an app from the past two weeks that we believe is a must-download for your iPhone or iPad. These apps will always be from various categories, but they are chosen because our own staff members love it and have been using them daily. So here are this week’s picks! Enjoy!
Looking to get your questions answered by a community that is dedicated to helping out others? Then look no further than our App of the Week: Jelly, from Twitter cofounder, Biz Stone.
This beautifully slick and simple app will link up with your existing Twitter or Facebook account, and you instantly join a community of people who are actively looking to help others. The card design is minimal yet elegant, and focuses on one question at a time, so things don’t get lost in a stream of updates, such as your Twitter timeline.
If you have a question to ask the community, just snap a picture to attach to your question, and include any links or annotations as necessary. If people have answers for you, then you will be notified through the app. If you have an answer for someone, just tap on “Answer” and write out your answer, and include links and annotations if needed. You can also browse through the existing answers in chronological order by swiping through the cards.
For those times when you can’t answer a question, you can just flick it away to never see it again, or you can forward it to someone you think would know the answer. And since you link your existing social network accounts, you can see when someone is a friend of a friend.
We’ve been using Jelly for the past few days as a productive way to kill some time, as well as get some answers to help us out with whatever we may need. If you’re interested in crowdsourced Q&A community, then you will want to check out Jelly. You can get it in the App Store for your iPhone for free.
For more information on Jelly, check out my review.
Yahoo News Digest
Can’t get enough of the news? Then you will enjoy our Honorable Mention this week: Yahoo News Digest.
This sleek new addition to Yahoo’s mobile lineup features “digests” that will be updated at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST so you get the most important news of the day from the day before and during the day. Since this is a digest, articles will only present the most important details, which are the bits of information that you really wanted to know anyway. Visual clues laid out in the app will also inform you of what you need to know about each story before you even open it, which is great for the active user. You can also see what category each article falls under thanks to color coded labels and glyphs.
We consume news daily here at AppAdvice, so we found Yahoo News Digest to be a pleasurable addition to our collection of news apps. You can get it for free in the App Store for your iPhone.
For more information, take a look at our review.