Thu, 28 April 2022
Stay accountable, improve your photography, maintain your privacy and more with Kristian Harrison’s app recommendations.
ACTURE is a digital wellbeing app for reducing screen time. You simply turn on the app when you want to focus on things other than your phone. Every time you pick up your phone during that period, the phone asks you why you want to use it and you have to tell it. Later, you can review your responses to see why you keep using the device. It’s a bit of a self-accountability method as you can criticise your decisions later on.
WAVELET is an equaliser app unlike any other. It does a lot of the basic stuff and includes various presets, a nine band equaliser, a bass booster, a reverb preset and even a virtualiser. The app’s claim to fame is its 2,400 pre-calculated presets on a headphone-by-headphone basis. You can tell the app to adjust the sound based on a specific model of headphones and it tries to get everything on target as much as possible.
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CAMERA is Adobe’s newest app, made to be used in conjunction with Instagram. It’s a camera app with a bunch of filters like most camera apps these days. Photoshop Camera does let you see real-time effects before you shoot the picture and it can do some extra stuff like auto-tone, a bokeh-style portrait mode, and more.
LOCKSCREEN WIDGETS brings back an old feature. It’s a lock screen replacement app that lets you put widgets on your lock screen, with one widget per page. You can then re-order pages as you see fit and tap the widget with three fingers to hide it. It’s a nostalgic throwback in an age where many skip the lock screen with biometrics.