Between freedom-loving llamas on the loose in Arizona and the dress that broke the Internet, you may have overlooked some of this week’s best new apps. Luckily, each weekend, we round up our favorite new and updated apps, so you won’t miss out. This week’s list includes a new photo-focused app from National Geographic, a game called Sheepop that challenges you to throw sheep, and an app to help you manage all your subscription services.
Clinique came out with a revamped version of its flagship app this week that includes a fresh new design and extra personalization features.
The new stuff: The app now uses your location to provide personalized “skin forecasts” that recommend skincare routines and products based on your location and skin type. Clinique also stepped up its consultant feature, giving you the ability to video chat with one of its many makeup consultants. Available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, the consultants provide expert advice, product recommendations and tips on how to change your daily routine to fit your needs.
Keep an eye on: The app’s many tips and tricks, articles and quizzes, which provide a daily refresher on the dos and don’ts of how to get the most out of your products.
Pro tip: Take the app’s skin diagnostic test to get even more targeted recommendations for your specific skin type.
If you have a paid subscription to multiple apps, SubscriptMe can help you keep tabs on all of them — whether you signed up for a free trial, or have a recurring payment you regularly make.
How it works: SubscriptMe automatically detects all the apps on your phone that use a subscription model. Select the ones you pay for, and the app will set up a tracker that keeps tabs on how much you pay, when your bill is due and how long you’ve subscribed to the service.
Keep an eye on: The app’s insights, which provide a detailed report breaking down exactly how much you spend on apps each month and year.
Pro tip: SubscriptMe also lets users rate and review services, so if you’re debating whether or not it’s worth shelling out extra money for a premium tier, check out the featured section, which shows the most popular apps and services and how others have rated them.
OneMinute aims to crowdsource the answer to one question: What is everyone doing right now?
How it works: Each day, all the app’s users receive just one notification. It occurs at a different time every day, all users get the notification simultaneously. Once you receive it, you have just one minute to start snapping photos of whatever is around you. Once that minute is up, you can view what everyone else captured in the app’s feed.
Keep an eye on: The lower-right corner of the photos in the feed, where you can see the city in which the image was taken, is your only hint of the photographer’s identity.
Pro tip: OneMinute crops the photos into narrow rectangles, so make sure you position the camera wisely during the one-minute window. Read more…