Office Roundup: Best Mobile Apps

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You have one of the latest, fastest, coolest smartphone out right now, and you find that now you are the envy of all your friends. Want to keep that momentum going? Show off your smartphone with the best mobile apps from this week’s roundup.

How do you say, “I ran out of food” in Portuguese?

How do you say, “I ran out of food” in Portuguese?

The Microsoft Translator app can understand 50 different languages and, thanks to its voice recognition capabilities, you can simply say what you want to say and the app will translate it for you. This is the app to use when you’re in a foreign country.

Coding on the go

Coding on the go

Simple coding is now standard in school curriculums for kids in the UK, but that doesn’t mean kids in the US can’t get a head start. The Sphero SPRK makes it easy to compile bits of code and is a great starting point for kids to start learning how to write code, which will make them into sharks in the workplace when they’re looking for new positions.

Tinder for dog lovers

Tinder for dog lovers

We’re sure everyone knows about Tinder; well, Tindog works the exact same way, except you set up a profile for your dog, complete with picture and interests, and then you can start connecting with other dog lovers. We found a dog called Roger who’s interests include chewing on tennis balls and barking at fire trucks.

Wanna hang out?

Wanna hang out?

Coordinating activities with friends is hard to do when you’re trying to get a large group together, but thankfully Microsoft has an app called Tossup that lets you set activities and vote on where to eat, what to wear, and where everyone should meet up.

A breath of fresh air

A breath of fresh air

Ever wonder how clean the air you’re breathing is? Well, CleanSpace is here to help. This app goes one step further from simply telling you about air quality levels by also drawing out the route on your next trip that will expose you to the cleanest air. This app will be a lifesaver for the asthmatic.

Are you ready for the apocalypse?

Are you ready for the apocalypse?

Buried Town is a mobile game that is light on graphics but big on text. You’re a human who washes up on an island overrun by zombies and your goal, like all stories of zombie outbreaks, is to survive by any means necessary. Can you survive a game that where you will be reading most of the time? Who knows.

The picture! It’s alive!

The picture! It’s alive!

The iPhone 6s allows you to take photos and animate them; Live GIF works the same way. This app lets you take those photos and turn them into GIFs, which you can then share online. The next time your friend slips on ice and you happen to capture the moment, go ahead and use Live GIF to immortalize the moment.

Know of any cool apps you want others to know about? Let us know in the comments!