Apps Review - February 2018

by BTM

Sun, 03 February 2019

Apps Review - February 2018

BTM brings you the low-down on the latest and greatest apps on the market.

App: Filteract
A useful and easy-to-use image editing app with a wide variety of features.

What is it? 
Filteract is a photo editing app that allows photographers to selectively apply filters onto images. If you are looking for a standalone app that lets you be selective about how to apply your filters, then Filteract could be worth a look.

The Good 
It has a simple and clean design that tries to stay out of the way so you can focus on the photographs at hand. The app has a dark theme, as most photo editor apps do, which places the emphasis on your images for each screen section. The icons for each tool are pretty straightforward and recognisable, so there isn’t much of a learning curve here. The filters at the bottom give you a preview of what your image would look like with it applied, which means less guesswork and faster results. 

The app is responsive and renders filters quickly on images, which is always a good thing. Overall, Filteract’s minimalistic design makes it easy to get your photos in, edit them with a few taps and pinches, and then be on your way to share your creations.

The Bad
Since the app is free, it will stamp a watermark on all of your images before it saves. It’s a bit too large and obtrusive, since it features the logo and is always in the bottom right corner. To remove it, you’ll have to pay for an in-app purchase, as you will for some premium features.

App: Health-PIE
For someone who falls sick often, keeping track of your new medicines and making sure you have them on time can be a problem. Whether it’s a chronic illness where you need to have the same medicines daily or you’re on a new schedule of pills once a month, it can be very hard to keep track. That’s where the Health-PIE app comes in. 

When you start using it, Health-PIE asks you to set up your reminders, and you can do this either by uploading a scanned image of your prescription, or snapping a picture of it. You can then set up reminders based on the prescription, so that you get a notification every time you need to have a pill. In the app, you can look at the different records and the different reminders you have set up.

App: Letterboxd
Letterboxd is a social network for film lovers. If you consider yourself a big fan of movies and want to socialise with other like-minded individuals, then this app is the place for you. It allows users to keep track of what they’ve seen, what they want to see, and what others think of certain titles. Features include a search tab that lets you find films, reviews, lists and people by keywords, or you can browse through movies by what is considered most popular, highest rated, most anticipated or opening soon.