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1) Key Ring Rewards Cards. If frequent buyer cards and coupon clippings are bulking up your wallet, this is the app for you! Key Ring Rewards is a convenient way to collect and store membership or loyalty cards in one place. The app's tutorial walks you through its simple setup, and the program utilizes your phone's built-in GPS to find deals at businesses in your area. We love that Key Ring Rewards lets you share coupons with friends through emails and on Facebook, and Twitter. Free and available on: iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry
2) Bump. As the name implies, the simple gesture of gently "bumping" two phones together is all it takes to share photos, apps, messages, contact information, and more. Both phones do have to be Bump users. With the new app update, you can now bump photos to your computer as well! Free and available on: iOS and Android.
3) Meal Snap. Snap a photo of your meal, and it tells you what's in the meal and gives a calorie estimate. The app is good for things you would expect, like easily identifying a single fruit or a bowl of pasta, but less so for more complicated meals, though you can edit the information once you take the picture. (We haven't verified its calorie claims, so take them with a grain of salt.) Costs $2.99 on iOS.
4) GroupMe. This app allows groups of people to chat and share images without annoying usernames or pins, and works seamlessly across various devices. It works with any browser, and is free.
5) Instapaper. This app is great when you come across a long article or post you really like, but don't have time to read immediately. It saves web pages as text only and lets you adjust the formatting so you can enjoy distracted-free reading even when you're offline (good if you are going on a plane, subway, or in an area without WiFi).Costs $3.99 for iOS and Android.
6) WolframAlpha. This knowledge database one-ups Google because it gives you direct answers to your questions. With its intuitive, simple interface, it lets you ask questions across domains like finance, food, math, and medicine. Costs $3.99 for iPhone, Android and Windows.
7) Evernote. Evernote offers the perfect combo of easy-to-use and feature-rich note-taking. Users can jot down thoughts, capture photos, create to-do lists, record reminders, and more. And everything is quickly and easily searchable. It works with any browser and is free.