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 have an update to the hyperlocal weather forecasting app Dark Sky, the first app from the new social network Ello, a digital Moleskine offering for Android, a new To Do app for Windows Phone and more…

Have an app suggestion that’s made your life easier or changed up your workflow? Let us know in the comments below or send it in to tips@www.solidsmack.com.

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Dark Sky

“Dark Sky can tell you at a glance exactly when it will rain (or snow) up to an hour in advance, so you’re free to walk the dog or run out to lunch and know you’ll stay dry. You can also explore the most beautiful weather animation you’ve ever seen, both forward in time or back. “



“Browse vibrant Ello communities including art, design, architecture, photography, music, sound, cars, writing, whiskey, and many more…”


Polaris Office

“Polaris Office is a free Office solution which offers easy viewing and editing of Microsoft Office documents. PDF also supported. You can conveniently search for documents in the Polaris Office ‘Home’ screen. Recently viewed and shared documents are also easily accessible…”


Moleskine Journal

“Your best ideas everywhere – Moleskine journals, re-imagined for limitless creativity, productivity and passion. The look and feel are classic Moleskine; the digital capabilities are inspiring. Enjoy all the things you usually do with your Moleskine journals, and send your creations out into the world, page after page…”


Simple Do

“You have a lot of little things to do every day? Or always forget something? If you meet these conditions, the “Simple Do” can help you…”



“SecureWord is a program for storing your confidential information. You simply need to remember one password to an encrypted database, where you can store an unlimited number of logins and passwords, credit card and bank account numbers or any other confidential information and even files(not available at Windows Phone)…”