Every week, our staff will handpick an app from the past two weeks that we believe is a must-have 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!
Funny or Die News Flash
Love reading the news, but wish things weren’t so serious all the time? Then our App of the Week, Funny or Die News Flash, is made for you.
Many of us here at AppAdvice follow along with the daily news, which isn’t always technology-related. However, the bad thing about the news is that there is always something upsetting, scary, or just depressing when you skim the headlines. While none of these are good feelings to have, Funny or Die has come out with an app that attempts to curb the negative feelings with something far more enjoyable.
In Funny or Die News Flash, users will see the top headlines for the day accompanied by jokes, videos, and satire for each story. The app covers all of the normal news topics, like politics, domestic, international, sports, science, religion, technology, and more. No matter what you’re into, there is always going to be a bit of everything on the front page of Funny or Die News Flash, and it will make you chuckle.
News Flash also has a simple interface that makes it easy to navigate through headlines. Any article you find interesting can be shared via email, text, or on your favorite social media site. While News Flash’s satire makes for humorous reading, there are links to the original news source as well, in case you want to get the real story. Push notifications are also available, in case you want to be informed whenever something new hits the app.
While the world can be filled with good and bad news, all of us at AppAdvice have been enjoying the touch of humor to everything with Funny or Die News Flash. If you need some laughs throughout the day, make sure to get this app for yourself. Funny or Die News Flash can be found on the iPhone App Store for free.
For more about Funny or Die News Flash, don’t miss our original article.
Need a data-rich weather app for your nerdy weather needs? Then look no further than our Honorable Mention this week, Weather Nerd by All Star Apps.
Weather Nerd has a sleek interface design with vibrant and lush color gradients that match the current weather conditions of the selected locale. It also opts for a more visual approach to weather data, as there are numerous line and bar graphs to show things like temperature, wind, and comparisons to the day before. There is even a live radar map view to see storms, floods, fire, fog, and wind if you need it. Weather Nerd is neatly organized with visible tabs at the bottom for Radar, Today, Tomorrow, Week, and Calendar forecasts, or you can navigate through these views one-by-one with horizontal swipes.
There are also three different kinds of widgets available (Hour, Day, and Week), so you can get the weather information you need without having to launch the app itself. It’s convenient and very useful.
While we all may have different favorites for weather apps, Weather Nerd is a new entry on the market that is worth keeping an eye on. There are some improvements that can be made, but it’s off to a decent start. You can get Weather Nerd on the App Store as a universal download for $3.99, which gets you one year of service. Afterwards, you will need to renew the subscription through iTunes.
For more about Weather Nerd, make sure to check out my full review.