11 Super Useful Apps You Should Be Using

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 Since the launch of Apple’s App Store in 2008 there has been a flood of smartphone apps all with the intention of making our lives easier.Because of these apps we can find out instantly what song is playing on the radio without having to be told, we can know the square roots of pi is to the 137th decimal, and much more.

Take a look at this list of other smart apps.

They might teach you about something you didn’t know before or help to make your life just a bit easier.

Shazam: Know exactly what song is playing

How many times have you wanted to know what song is playing but you have no way of figuring it out?

We remember the first time we used Shazam and it just worked.

We're still amazed every time it works.

Price: Free

Evernote: Search scanned documents

Evernote's goal is to help you remember everything.

The app organizes and tags your most important notes.

The feature that makes Evernote super smart is its ability to search any scanned file or document.

Price: Free

Robin for Android: Driver Friendly Siri

Robin is an Android version of Siri.

You can ask Robin for directions, local places, real-time parking, traffic info, gas prices, weather, your Twitter news and much more.

Robin was built with drivers in mind, she is most useful when behind the wheel because she helps you to keep your eyes on the road and off of your device.

Price: Free

Wikipedia Offline: The Internet encyclopedia, without the Internet

Full text wikipedia articles stored on your device.

Never be without the essential internet encyclopedia ever again.

Price: $9.99

Nike+: Have a record of where you ran and how long it took you

Before Nike+ runners never really knew exactly how far they ran.

This smart app allows you to track your distance, calories burned, and pace.

The best part? All the information is logged across multiple runs letting you know how well you're doing.

Available for Android, iPhone, and iPad.

Price: Free

WolframAlpha: The computer's computer

The WolframAlpha app essentially takes the entire WolframAlpha site and crams it into your iPhone, iPad or Android.

WolframAlpha can answer questions on maths, statistics, data analysis, physics, chemistry, engineering, and more.

Price: $1.99

Notability: Voice recording and handwriting integration for your notes

Notability integrates handwriting, voice recording, PDF annotation, and media into a single app.

You can even enhance your notes by adding pictures from your photo library or from the iPad camera. Insert web clips, figures, and drawings to compliment your notes. Crop, resize, and draw on images to make them perfect.

Available for iPad.

Price: $0.99

Google Chrome: All your tabs from all your devices in one place.

Google Chrome is a smart app because it allows users to sync web pages across multiple computers. Now when we pick up our iPhone, Android, or iPad we can still see exactly what we were looking at on our desktop.

Price: Free

Gigwalk: This app pays you

While this app doesn't think for you it does pay you.

Gigwalk allows you to find gigs in your area that could be as simple as taking a picture of something and sending it in or serving as event staff.

Available for iPhone.

Price: Free

The Night Sky: Stargazing for the 21st century

Without Night Sky we'd never know we were looking up at Jupiter or the milky way.

This smart app allows us to see exactly which stars and planets are directly above us in the night sky.

Available for Android, iPhone, and iPad.

Price: $0.99

Spoken Layer: you can listen instead of read.

Spoken layer converts an entire webpage into a podcast for easy listening.

The smart app makes it possible for you to listen to articles while on a walk or commuting.

Price: Free

BONUS: Siri isn't an app anymore but its still extremely smart technology.

Before Apple purchased Siri in 2010 it was a standalone app that allowed users to make reservations at specific restaurants, buy movie tickets or get a cab by dictating instructions in natural language to the app.

Now, if you have an iPhone 4S, Siri is completely integrated into your phone. The software can set reminders, ask for directions, and more all with the sound of your voice.

BONUS: Google Now is Android's Siri killer

Google Now just debuted last week.

Google Now is a new form of search that ties your browsing and navigation histories together to anticipate your needs.

Basically it searches for you based on the time and your location trying to predict things that you will ask it.

After using it for some time the system will be able to suggest alternative routes for you to go home if it senses there is traffic.

Google Now is included in Android's newest operating system, Jelly Bean, launching late this month.

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