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This week’s top apps are all about self-improvement. There are apps to help you work better, tweet better, eat better and even flirt better. There’s also an app worth checking out that showcases some terrific photography across the entire world.
Fotopedia Women of the World (Free)
Whether you admire excellent photography or you want to show your support and celebrate the fairer sex, Fotopedia Women of the World makes for a strong app. The photography collection is a set of hundreds of photographs taken from 35 years of photography across 75 different countries and celebrates the strength and fighting spirit of the women of the world. Aside from the collection of pictures, Fotopedia has free wallpapers for your iPhone, stories that correspond to the photos and instant slide shows. Users can also pick out their favorite pictures and put them into a custom album.
If you missed Tweetbot when it was first released, its recent update offers you a chance to join the cool kids in checking it out. Tweetbot is a Twitter app that gives the user a lot more up-front control by putting useful buttons right at the front of the app. Users can quickly favorite and retweet from the same screen that they check their mentions and messages. New in this update is the ability to preview images before you click on them and a timed auto-refresh for busy users.
At first blush, DishPal doesn’t seem very different from other recipe-sharing apps, but its key feature, the “mobile potluck party,” is a game changer in the food-app scene. DishPal hosts these mobile potluck parties all day, every day, with a variety of themes from which to choose. If you want to check out what sort of recipes might be appropriate for a homecoming day party or a barbecue, you can click that designated mobile potluck party link and see what recipes everyone is sharing. Users can also create a custom magazine of their favorite dishes, so they can share their tastes in one easy to find spot.
Although the idea of a telecommuter suggests someone who isn’t actively interested in leaving the house to go to work, there are certain times when you just need to get in a new space for a bit. Work+ facilitates that desire by letting people search near their location for the ideal mobile working environment. Whether you’re looking for a place with coffee, or Wi-Fi, you can search and find it near you on Work+. The app will also track the time you’ve spent working at your mobile location, making it easy for users who need to log their billable hours to do so.
TripLingo Romance Edition (Free)
Sometimes it can be difficult to think of that perfect, sweet thing to say to your lover, but those days are coming to an end with TripLingo Romance Edition. The app offers users a list over 1,000 phrases to say in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, Hindi and Castilian Spanish that will excite even the most stoic of partners. If you’re having trouble saying the phrase, you can listen to slow and normal speed audio clips to help you out. Users can also specify exactly what kind of phrases they’re interested in learning, from compliments to flirtations.