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BEST
APPS
of the
MONTH
May 2017

Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps
Google Assistant
Sky Guide
Things 3 for iPad
Halide Camera
Natural Atlas
Adobe Scan
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There are a boatload of apps published each month. Some of them are great and some are just okay. The vast majority of them, though, are just plain horrible, unfortunately. We've brought together the best apps released during May 2017, so take a look and download your favorites.

Plan a hike with Gaia: GPS
Gaia GPS Hiking, Hunting Maps

Gaia GPS Hiking

TrailBehind

Setting a new standard for outdoor apps

Gaia GPS has been wholly reinvented in this latest version, bringing all of the features that have made the app so successful in the past few years. It offers downloadable topographic, satellite, and road maps, perfect for those trips off the beaten path. The interface has been carefully thought out to make navigating the back country easier than ever. You can even record tracks, way points, and other crucial data for finding your way through the woods.

You Can't Talk to Weather Sky, but You Can Still Get the Weather
Google Assistant

Google Assistant

Google, Inc.

Look Google, no hands!

Even though it's not yet perfect, Google Assistant is one of the best apps of the week simply because of the power it gives you. In many ways, Google Assistant has already overtaken Siri in usefulness, and the app is going to keep getting better. The only real drawbacks this week are actions that don't work quite the way they should, and the fact that you can't replace Siri with Google Assistant. You can come awful close to that replacement, though.

Superimpose the stars on your sky
Sky Guide

Sky Guide

Fifth Star Labs LLC

The augmented reality app for viewing the night sky

When learning about the stars and planets, you need an app that really guides you through the cosmos. With the help of ARKit, that's exactly what this one does.

Things 3 for iPad
Things 3 for iPad

Things 3 for iPad

Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG

The award-winning task manager, reimagined

Collect your thoughts with Things' share extensions, and then organize them in the app itself. If you have Things 3 on your iPhone, the iPad app is the perfect accompaniment. You can collect actions and tasks from your iPhone, then use the bigger screen and nicer layout of the iPad app to reorganize. Our only beef is that you have to buy the app twice.

Thoughtfully and Deliberately Frame Your Photos
Halide Camera

Halide Camera

Chroma Noir LLC

A groundbreaking camera app for deliberate and thoughtful photography

Halide is the camera app you've been waiting for, helping you to keep your iPhone photography thoughtful and deliberate.

Natural Atlas

Natural Atlas

Natural Atlas

The ultimate GPS for outdoors adventures

Natural Atlas provides you with all of the information you need for any outdoors adventure. It offers a topographical map, provides hints for great hikes, and has a database of thousands of campgrounds and national and state parks. You can also access essential guidebooks to purchase for even more information. Natural Atlas is just what you need on your iPhone when you're planning and playing in the great outdoors.

Adobe Scan

Adobe Scan

Adobe

Go from paper to digital in lightning speed

This free app turns your iOS device into a powerful, portable scanner with text recognition. Turn receipts, notes, and more into an Adobe PDF file quickly and easily.

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