Hit the weekend running with our Fresh Apps! Today, OneReceipt leads the charge, especially if you’re planning some shopping. It makes storing all your paper receipts a breeze. Next up is LoveThis, a great way to share recommendations with your Facebook friends. In games, check out Crow, a highly-acclaimed action-adventure title combining exploration, combat, and interesting game mechanics.
OneReceipt (Free) iPhone
Whether you like it or not, you probably still have to deal with a whole heap of paper receipts when buying from stores or if you keep expense reports. Fortunately, OneReceipt can help. The app can capture and automatically store both your email and paper receipts. Email receipts can be added automatically from your Gmail account, while paper receipts can be snapped as a photo with your iPhone’s camera and the app takes care of the rest.
OneReceipt is a very capable app. It can also produce reports of your monthly spending, track items being shipped to your address, and will keep receipts in the cloud so they don’t take up room on your device. There’s even a Chrome extension which provides automatic receipt matching, providing rich receipt data for your Mint.com, American Express, CitiCards or Bank of America accounts.
LoveThis (Free) iPhone, iPad
While there are plenty of apps out there that will offer you recommendations on all manner of things like restaurants, events, music or games, LoveThis makes it all a little more personal and memorable by only sharing recommendations with friends via Facebook or email. That way, you can trust that what’s being recommended is coming from a reliable source.
The app can be used to help out friends in need and because of its tight integration with Facebook or email, it’s easier to keep track of recommendations, too. You can give feedback on the recommendations you give or receive or ask questions. With no strangers involved offering odd suggestions or steering you wrong, LoveThis is worth a look.
Crow ($4.99) iPhone, iPad
Just gazing at the screenshots of Crow, and you know you’re in for a treat. The reviews from some major publications are also pretty gushing. Crow is a story-driven action/adventure game which combines elements of exploration and combat, taking gamers to faraway lands where various battles are unfolding.
Despite being ‘on rails’ (players get to play, or fly, as the titular crow across some beautiful landscapes), there are still decisions to be made that affect the story’s outcome. The game switches between free-flowing areas where the crow must collect things and unlock skill points, and guided areas, where you must defend the crow from enemies or destroy them. In the end, Crow succeeds because of its mood and atmosphere, as well as its stunning artwork and presentation.