Over New Year’s weekend a bunch of heavy app users I was with sat down to list apps they found interesting / useful this past year. Here’s my list:

  1. f.lux – will save your eyes and help you sleep better. My top app of the year
  2. Moves – slick new step counter that tracks how much you move
  3. Lockitron – iPhone-controlled doorlock
  4. Areaware alarm clock – app+stand that turns your iPhone into an alarm clock that isn’t too bright at night
  5. AR Drone 2.0 – app+drone, fly a programmable quadcopter from your phone (so fun I co-organized a quadcopter programming contest)
  6. Carat – monitors your iPhone battery usage & resource consumption
  7. Findery – stories like nowhere else about familiar & strange places
  8. GmailMeter – analytics on your Gmail use
  9. Postmates – get anything delivered to you in San Francisco in under 1h
  10. 1Password – manage all your passwords securely in one place
  11. Fing – scans all IP addresses on your network
  12. Dropcam – app+camera, simple home security camera
  13. Me Today – private photo sharing for families & close friends (built by our team, email me for a beta invite)

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Ewout Wolff
January 8th, 2013 at 12:46 pm (#)

Great list and downloading some as we speak. I like the setup of your site, too: a nice combination of business and private. And very inspiring, thank you

Anthony Broad-Crawford
January 8th, 2013 at 10:58 pm (#)

Great list! However, I miss the posts regarding social object theory and social design!

I’d love to get an invite to your “Me Today” beta. My wife and I currently use iPhoto Photostreams to share photos of our daughters and our day-to-day activities back and forth. Not really a great tool for the job. I’d love to give yours a try!

Cheers.

Anders Brandstrup
February 18th, 2013 at 1:34 pm (#)

I saw this app (http://saywhat.mobi/) in a Swiss Miss tweet today, and I’m curiuos about your thoughts on that, since I think it touches a subject of some interest for you.

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