Time for another round of apps that cover the spectrum of your beloved mobile device, be it iPhone, Android or Windows. The Weekly App Smack is the best of design and productivity apps (and maybe a couple of fun ones, too) for the busy professional and this week we have a list sure to make you more efficient.


“Over 12 million people use Pocket to easily save articles, videos and more for later. With Pocket, all of your content goes to one place, so you can view it anytime, on any device. You don’t even need an Internet connection. Don’t lose track of the interesting things you find by emailing yourself links or letting tabs pile up in your browser. Just save them to Pocket.”


Flixel Cinemagraph

“Cinemagraph lets you create, view and experience a new visual medium: living photos. Unlike a still photo, a living photo contains a portion of seamless and infinitely looping motion. Whether it’s hair blowing in the wind or a flickering fire in the background of an otherwise still image, the effect can be mesmerizing.”


PDF Expert 5

“PDF Expert 5 is a must-have app for anyone who reads, annotates or edits PDF documents on iPad or iPhone. It allows you to mark up documents with highlights and handwriting, insert text and stamps, sign and even merge PDFs. Moreover, PDF Expert is the best choice for filling out PDF forms right on your iPad and iPhone.”


Transparency Tiles

“With transparency tiles, you can pin tiles to the start screen for your favourite apps that use your theme color. If you have Windows Phone 8.1, they’ll show your start screen background image too, if you’ve chosen one!”


Spaceballs The Soundboard

“Classic sound board for one of the greatest movies of all time. Entertaining soundboard for the movie Spaceballs. Play movie quotes from the movie. Long press to save as ring tones and notifications.”


We’re always on the lookout for the best apps to assist us with and distract us from everyday life. The Weekly Apps Smack is the weekly dish of the best design, art, gadget and productivity apps available. Have a favorite? Send it in to apps@www.solidsmack.com or use #appsmack on Twitter @solidsmack.