15 Apps The Tech World Is Obsessed With Right Now

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Apps, apps, and more apps.The app market has evolved a lot since Apple introduced its App Store for iPhone nearly 5 years ago. Today, there are more hundreds of thousands to choose from on all mobile platforms.

But recently, we’ve noticed a few that people keep talking about more than any others. Here are the apps that have the tech world buzzing today.

Kickstarter's iPhone app lets you pledge on the go.

Kickstarter's mobile app was recently recently to positive reviews. Now it's easy to support startups and independent projects using the service on the go.

Available for iPhone.

Price: Free

Sunrise Calendar makes it easy to stay on top of what you have to do, Facebook birthdays too.

Sunrise is a new calendar app built by two ex-Foursquare designers. The app pulls in all of your appointments from Google calendar and also shows Facebook events and birthdays.

Price: Free

SwiftKey 4 for Android makes it much easier to type.

SwiftKey is one of the best Android keyboard replacements.

With its latest update, SwiftKey users can now glide fingers across the keyboard to input messages. When you finish 'a word, SwiftKey immediately shows you its best guesses for your next word. When you see the word you want, just lift your finger off the keyboard and the word will be inserted.

Available for: Android smartphones and tablets

Price: $1.99 (on sale for the release of SwiftKey 4; normal price is $3.99)

Any.Do helps you focus on individual tasks so you can get things done

Any.Do is a great app to help stay on top of things you need to get done. The to-do list app is minimal and easy to use and it was recently updated to support a new feature called Any.Do Moment.

Any.Do Moment is a way to help manage a lot of tasks, it presents you with your list of to-dos for the day, one by one.

Available for: iPhone, Android, and Google's Chrome web browser

Price: Free

Vine is the Instagram of video we've been waiting for

Vine is Twitter's new video-sharing app. It lets you splice together six-second clips that play on loop and share them with your friends.

Available for: iPhone

Price: Free

Tinder, a fun way to date online

Tinder is a new mobile-only dating app. Think of Tinder as 'hot or not.' If you see a photo of someone you're interested in, you can 'like' them. If that person likes you back, you can start a conversation and decide if you want to meet in person.

Tinder is relatively new, but it's already immensely popular.

Available for: iPhone

Price: Free

Haze is our new favourite weather app

Haze is a brand new weather app that's beautifully designed. It shows a five day forecast and includes trends that make it easy to handle the day's weather.

Available for: iPhone

Price: $0.99 (introductory price)

Everest helps you break down big tasks, making them more achievable

Everest is an interesting app that helps users live out their dreams and achieve personal goals by breaking goals down into small steps.

After breaking things down, the app encourages building step streaks, learning from others, and capturing the journey 'from dreaming to doing.'

Goals can be as simple as exercising three times a week or as complicated as starting a business.

Available for: iOS

Price: Free

Find.Eat.Drink helps you find great restaurants.

Find.Eat.Drink is a new culture app curated by top-tier chefs, sommeliers, bartenders, baristas, butchers, pitmasters, and food purveyors.

The app uses your location, making it extremely easy to find quality good restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.

Available for: iPhone

Price: Free

Mailbox helps you get your inbox down to zero

Mailbox is one of the hottest new apps of 2013. The email app is meant to help users get their inbox down to zero.

It's easy to quickly glance at your inbox and figure out what can be handled, now, later, or deleted.

Available for: iPhone

Price: Free

Tempo is perfect for individuals who need to stay on top of meetings

Snapchat for Android just added self-destructing videos.

Snapchat is very popular. The app makes it easy to share self-destructing photos with other users.

Recently, Snapchat updated its Android app to support self-destructing videos.

The app may seem crazy, but it has some unique ways to monetise including self-destructing coupons and limited-run advertising.

Snapchat is also available for iPhone.

Price: Free

KillSwitch is the perfect app to help you get over a bad break-up.

KillSwitch helps erase a former relationship from your Facebook account.

The app works by discreetly identifying a 'target' from your list of Facebook friends, and will then find every photo, status update, and post related to you and the individual and will delete them.

Available for: Android, iPhone version coming soon.

Price: $0.99

Ink for iPhone mimics drawing on a napkin

Remember the days when people jotted notes and drawings down on the back of a napkin?

Ink recreates this experience on your iPhone. The app is extremely simple and only has one feature: smooth ink on soft paper with built-in sharing.

Available for: iOS

Price: Free

Lift turns getting things done into a game

Lift is another app that helps users to achieve their goals.

Lift describes itself a way to form good habits. There are more than 300,000 active habits users can subscribe to like: waking up without the snooze button, losing four pounds, or learning new languages.

Price: Free

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