Cool New Apps You May Not Know

Cool New Apps You May Not Know


Cool New Apps You May Not Know

Tworlds App

If your curious about different cultures, try using the Tworlds App. Using this very simple App, you can take a picture of something you’re currently doing and tag it with one of their pre-selected tags. Once you do, your image will be paired with another person’s picture that was also used the same tag. Instantly, you’ll see these images side-by-side, giving you a glimpse into the life of another person, somewhere else on the globe. It’s an interesting view into how other countries and cultures behave and view things differently. These images can also be shared on social media once they are paired with another image.


Released February 2015. Available for iPhone/iPad only. Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Free.



ScreenPop is a fun app that allows you to share photos with your friends. This sounds like nothing new, but ScreenPop lets you show the images on your friends’ lock screens. You take a photo from your lock screen, add a text or emojis to it, and then pop it over to your friend’s lock screen. This is a quick and inventive new way to communicate with your friends using pictures.


Released 2014. Available for Android only. Free.



Here is not just another map app. If you’re new to a city, or visiting somewhere you’ve never been before, Here can help you find your way. It does all the stuff you’d expect from a map app, offering detailed maps, turn-by-turn directions, voice navigation, etc. What’s special about it is that you can still access the maps while you’re offline. You’ll never have to worry about having an internet or phone connection when you’re on the go. Plus, additional features such as live traffic info, speed limit warnings, and showing your travel options (walking, car, bus, etc.), make this new map app a must have for just about anyone.


Released March, 2014. Available for iPhone/iPad and Android. Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Free.



Are you a social media addict? Do you like to stay in touch with friends and family back home? Snowball may be perfect for you. It combines all your social media messages from popular apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Hangouts, all in one convenient location. Open one app instead of five, making it super easy to stay up-to-date on your social media. Visit the Google play store to see the full list of apps it supports.


Released March 2015. Available for Android only. Free.


TransferWise Money Transfer

TransferWise is a company that helps you save when transferring money abroad. If you send or receive money abroad on a regular basis, this may be an app worth checking out. They charge far less fees than your normal bank would, and you can easily input how much you want to send and where to send it. Visit their website to find out more and sign up, then transfer money on the go.


Released February 2015. Available for iPhone/iPad and Android. Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Free.



If you travel frequently between countries then this app is a must-have. Currenci is a clean and easy-to-use app that shows the price of different currencies. You also get historical data using charts so you can calculate what your currency is worth using the most up-to-date conversion rates. It even syncs with the Apple iWatch.


Released March 2015. Available for iPhone/iPad only. Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Free.



While Hopper has been around for awhile, they just released their iPhone app this year, and it’s a must-have for anyone who travels. Hopper helps you find the best possible airfare by analyzing flight prices, comparing dates, flight times and even airports. Then, it notifies you at the perfect time to buy your airfare in order to get the cheapest rate. The app also can send you push notifications, allowing you to buy your airplane tickets even while you’re on the go. I wouldn’t travel again without checking this app out first.


Released January 2015. Available for iPhone/iPad only. Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Free.


Mark (Marek) Starzynski

I have been in the United States for five years since moving to Chicago from Poland. I left behind my father, mother, and younger brother to pursue a career in digital art and design. I am currently working for a marketing agency just outside the city. In my spare time I enjoy wildlife photography, collecting old American advertising and cooking for my fiancé.

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