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 a new advanced photo editor for iPhone that just might put other advanced photo editors to shame, updates to both Microsoft Word and Excel on Android, a new email client for your 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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Scanner Pro 6

“Introducing Scanner Pro 6, a revolutionary way to scan documents using your iPhone or iPad. Point your camera at the document and you’re ready to go!”



“Track up to six tasks you want to complete every day. Your goal is to build a streak of consecutive days.”


Microsoft Excel

“Microsoft Excel for Android is made for work on-the-go. Sort and analyze your data with Excel and draw insights. Excel has the familiar look, feel and quality of Office with an intuitive touch experience designed for Android phones and tablets. Whether you want to create a powerful spreadsheet or just need to view and make quick edits on-the-go, Excel gives you the best productivity experience you want. Work with confidence knowing that your spreadsheets look best with Office and you won’t lose any formatting or data as you move across devices.”


Zombies, Run!

“You tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first steps outside. You’ve barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan – they’re everywhere. Zombies. There’s only one thing you can do: Run!”



“InstaNote, a Microsoft Garage project, makes your note taking in meetings as easy as a single touch. Note taking can be distracting – you miss out on ongoing conversation; it’s difficult to take high quality notes; you slow down the meeting. With InstaNote, when you hear something important, with a simple touch, InstaNote helps you captures the last 30 seconds (configurable) of audio and transcribe it when possible.”


Autodesk Pixlr

“Pixlr® makes it easy to transform everyday images into stunning works of art. Whether you’re applying a quick fix to your photos or adding a personal touch with effects, overlays, or borders, Pixlr has everything you need to make your moments beautiful.”