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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Summarize: Read & Remember (iOS — Free)

Summarize helps you better comprehend and remember the books you read by organizing all your notes, takeaways and comments in one location.

Summarize App

Planta: Keep your plants alive (iOS – Free)

Do you always forget to water your plants? Add them to the app and get notified when it’s time to water, fertilize, mist, clean (yes, it’s a thing) and repot.

Planta App

Notarize (iOS — Free)

Legally and securely notarize any document in minutes from your iPhone or iPad. Notarize serves every American worldwide. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—even during holidays. Average wait time is less than one minute.

Notarize App

Spdr – Speed Reading (iOS — Free)

People normally read at a rate of 150-200 words per minute. With Spdr (pronounced “Speeder”), you can instantly double that without even trying and still retain the same amount of information. There is no learning or effort required. Watch the app preview videos above to experience it before downloading. Then, download Spdr and try it out for yourself for free.

Spdr - Speed Reading

SkyView (iOS — $1.99)

You don’t need to be an astronomer to find stars or constellations in the sky, just open SkyView® and let it guide you to their location and identify them. SkyView® is a beautiful and intuitive stargazing app that uses your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in sky, day or night. Find all 88 constellations as they fade in and out while you scan across the sky, locate every planet in our solar system, discover distant galaxies, and witness satellite fly-bys.

SKYVIEW App

Forest – Stay focused (iOS — Free)

f you want to temporarily put down your phone and focus on what’s more important in real life, you can plant a seed in Forest. As time goes by, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation of using your phone and leave the app, your tree will wither.

Forest Focused App
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