It’s time for another round of apps that cover the spectrum of your beloved smart device(s)!

The Weekly App Smack is the best of new or updated design and productivity apps (and maybe a couple of fun ones, too) for the busy design or engineering professional. This week we have a list sure to make you more efficient.

Do you have an app suggestion that has made your life easier or changed up your workflow? Let us know in the comments below or send it into [email protected].

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iA Writer (iOS — $8.99)

iA Writer creates a clean, simple and distraction-free writing environment for when you really need to focus on your words.

IA WRITER

Noted: Notepad, Audio Recorder (iOS – Free)

Noted is a fully-integrated audio recording and note-taking app. Perfect for lectures, meetings, interviews and conferences, everything you type is time-stamped to your audio recording – giving you an instant overview of all the important details.

Notepad App

Elevate – Brain Training (iOS — Free)

Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with a personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results.

Elevate Brain Training

Pandora Music (Android — Free)

Pandora gives you a personalized music experience that continually evolves with your tastes. Start streaming for free today by searching for your favorite artist, song, or genre to create a station. Or search browse to find recommended stations for your mood or activity.

Pandora App

Overdrop Weather (Android — $4.39)

Powered by the world’s leading source of hyperlocal weather data, Overdrop is the perfect companion for life on the go. Stay one step ahead with real-time forecasts in an app that won’t slow you down.

Android Weather App

Memrise (Android — Free)

The more you enjoy learning, the more (and quicker) your skills will develop. This is why entertainment mixed with real-life, relevant content is at the very core of the Memrise foreign language learning experience.

Memrise App
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