Here are three great iPhone apps to enjoy. Haiku Deck lets you create impressive-looking presentations directly on your iPad, and it’s completely free. Lift™ is a simple, sparse but functional app that can help motivate you to get out of bad habits or pick up some good ones. Finally, we welcome Shuffler.fm. This music discovery app was previously just for iPad, so it’s great to see it compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch now.
Haiku Deck (iPad, Free)
What’s cool? It’s easier and simpler to use than PowerPoint, and you can do it all from your iPad. What’s more it might actually be fun! Haiku Deck works well because it offers a variety of themes, it’s easy to import images from Facebook, Instagram or Flickr and it usually just takes one or two taps to apply fonts or select the perfect layout. Once you’re done being creative, it’s simple to share what you’ve made via email or social networks.
Who is it for? Whether you’re pitching an idea, trying to spice-up a dull meeting, or simply sharing a story with friends, it’s clear that Haiku Deck caters for a lot of people and your presentation will really stand out. Use in-app purchases to gather more fonts and themes.
What’s it like? There are apps that can control your presentation slides remotely like Slideshow Remote or Keynote Remote, but in terms of actually creating them on your iPad, Haiku Deck is a worthy download, especially for free, because Apple’s very own Keynote app is $9.99.
What’s cool? This is a very basic looking app, but its simplicity is the key to its success. You declare your habit goals and the app ensures you’re keeping up with them. Perhaps you’ll post a note or two about how things are going. The app is social, so you can get encouragement from your peers.
Who is it for? Probably everyone needs a bit of motivation to break bad habits or pursue new goals. Whether you want to exercise more, floss, read more books, set priorities for the day or remember to eat breakfast, it’s easy to keep track with Lift™ and support others who are trying to do the same.
What’s it like? Motivational apps are a dime a dozen in the iTunes App Store. There are also plenty of exercise apps like Nexercise where you’re motivated to keep fit and healthy with rewards, instead of just support from your peers.
What’s it about? Once an iPad-only offering, Shuffler.fm is now available for iPhone. It’s a music discovery service which helps you find cool stuff without having to shuffle through hundreds of blogs.
What’s cool? Shuffler.fm integrates with a large variety of music blogs and music websites so you can view content from multiple genres. You can browse these genres one-by-one to discover the hottest tunes, then stream tracks directly. Shuffler.fm keeps up with the latest trends so you never miss a beat. Once you find tastemakers or artists you love, you can build your own personal music magazine.
Who is it for? Even if you’re a big music fan, there’s still so much you probably never get to hear. Too much great music goes undiscovered, so that’s why Shuffler.fm is both useful and fun.
What’s it like? In some ways, Shuffler.fm is kind of like a Flipboard for music discovery. But there are plenty of other music discovery apps out there like Discovr Music, ionia, Gimme Music and others. Even the popular apps like Spotify and Pandora can help you find new music, but Shuffler.fm’s magazine format is an appealing way to view and interact with it.