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 design or engineering professional and this week we have a list sure to make you more efficient.

This week we saw everything from a portable rain sounds apps for added ambiance during your next sketching session to Seattle’s famous KEXP app featuring their well-received live in-studio performances.

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“Over is the app for adding text and artwork to your photos. Designed with mobile creatives in mind, Over features standard and custom-made fonts and well-crafted artwork combined with a sleek design, easy-to-use functionality, and immediate sharing ability.”


Rain Sounds HQ

“Enjoy over 70 authentic live-recorded rain sounds from around the world. Rain Sounds HQ provides a beautiful library of high-resolution stereo rain recordings, individually selected for their quality. Relax listening to gentle showers and rolling thunderstorms in the world’s forests, countryside, and cities. Listen to the quiet drumming of rain on tents, umbrellas, roofs, temples, skylights and more. “



“Handyscan is a portable document scanner and document keeper. With this app you can scan anything into your phone and carry it with you, send it by email or save it to the cloud. No subscription! Just one single lifetime purchase!”


The Sound Recorder

“The Sound Recorder app helps you record, store and share voices from your device’s microphone.”



“Rotox is a custom icon and theme app for your Android device.”


KEXP Radio

“Live streaming of Seattle’s famous KEXP radio to your Android device. The app also includes playlists, live performances and event notifications.”