Today marks the start of Unplggd's Weekly Download Recommendations. Every Thursday we'lll be offering our favorite picks for apps and applications that add some style, fun, and productivity to your lives, and we think are worth a download. As today marks the launch of the elusive white iPhone 4 (only 9 months late, Apple), it only seems appropriate kick everything off with this weeks top download recommendations: Android and iOS Edition.
SwipePad (Free): This app is not only very functional, but very useful. SwipePad allows users to create a quick launch screen to gain quick access to your 12 favorite applications. By simply swiping your fingers from the edge of the screen, and moving them towards the middle, the SwipePad launch will appear. While there are still a few tweaks that would make this app even better, the current version is fast, stable, and incredibly useful.
Google Docs (Free): Quietly released by Google over the last few days, the Google Docs app is a must have for any avid user of Google's cloud document service. While only having a couple of days to play with this app, we are very impressed by this first release. The near realtime collaboration is great for working with teams while on the go, though we would like to see a little more to make this app feel more like a native application. In general we recommend this for anyone looking to create and edit their Google Documents while on the go.
Notification Toggle (Free): The status bar on Android devices is a very powerful and well designed area. Notification Toggle adds to this functionality by adding quick and easy access to your different wireless setting, and allows you to switch them on and off right without having to open additional screens. If you travel frequently, or seem to always be flipping wifi on and off to save battery, then this app will save you tons of time and frustration.
Vtok (Free): When Apple first announced their FaceTime protocol, it seemed very promising. Unfortunately not many have adopted FaceTime, and it is essentially limited to Apple users. Enter Vtok. This nifty little app allow for you to have video and voice conversations with any of your Google Chat buddies for free over both wifi and 3G. So even when you are on the go, you are only a Google chat away.
Moleskin (Free): From the makers of one of the most legendary notebook ever, comes one of the best note taking apps ever. Besides taking its stylish cues from the notebooks, the Moleskin App lets users take advantage of many of the benefits of paper and pen, including combining text and free form drawing on the same page. The app also allows users to remember even more by including the option for photos and geo-tagged notes. By far this is the most stylish and one of the most useful note taking apps available for the iPhone and iPad today.
Instagram (Free): As Unplggd readers it is safe to assume that many of you have a keen eye for beauty and design in the world around you. So why not share what you see with everyone else? With Instagram you can. This iOS only photo-sharing service allows users to capture the world around them and apply magnificent filters to enhance the story and emotion of their photos. Also explore other peoples photos and find inspiration from images around the world.
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