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 custom lockscreen app for staying on top of all of your notifications, a sleep cycle alarm clock for helping you through those power naps, an updated version of one of our favorite podcast apps and more…

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 in to tips@www.solidsmack.com.

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“Say it better with Nod, the messaging app that lets you send emotions with animated ‘nods.’ Happy? Excited? Down in the dumps? Start nodding and watch your conversations come to life.”



“With a swipe of a finger, grow and shape your tree into the sunlight while avoiding the dangers of a hostile world. Bring life to a forgotten landscape, and uncover a story hidden deep beneath the soil.”


Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

“A map with your own world, your places, your restaurants, your shops, your friends… your life! With Mapstr, you’ll never forget places again!”


Echo Notification Lockscreen

“Echo is the fastest and coolest lockscreen for your notifications. Featured by Google as a top app, Echo Lockscreen is loved by users in 50+ countries. Download Echo to bring notifications to your lockscreen.”



“Take care of your mind in a relaxation exercise with the best coloring book for adults app.”


Pocket Casts

“We love podcasts, so we made a podcast player that is full featured, beautiful and easy to use. We’re no strangers to awards having been chosen as a Google Play Top Developer, a Google Play Editors Choice and winning a Google Material Design Award. Mostly though, we love you, our customers, which is why we always keep our app relevant and up to date based on your feedback.”