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A carrom game to test your patience
A carrom game to test your patience

New apps for an easier life

Download these new apps that try to make life easier, a game for relaxing the brain and even a keyboard app that does more than just type a message

The past few weeks have seen the launch of various apps, including one that would be useful for students who wish to travel abroad for further studies, a new third-party keyboard for Android, a fruity social network and even a carrom game to test your patience.

Schoold

Download From: Google Play Store

Price: Free

College admission can be a harrowing experience, particularly when you want to study abroad. This is where Schoold, an app designed to help students seeking college admissions in foreign universities, can help. Once you have entered your scores from the eligibility tests such as GMAT, GPA and ACT English, the app will populate all the international colleges where you can apply. For each college, you can check out all the courses offered, the cost involved with a complete breakdown of lodging, tuition, books and travel costs. It also gives a heads up on how much money you can make once the course is over, by giving an estimate of the pay packages offered by employees for those particular qualifications. The interface is simple and doesn’t look cluttered despite carrying so much information.

Real Carrom

Download From: Google Play Store

Price: Free

The team behind the popular Real Cricket 14 game now have a carrom game called Real Carrom. You can play online or with your Facebook friends by sending an invite. There is a single player mode too, where you can take on the artificial intelligence (AI) player. There are four different game modes. Casual gamers would prefer the quick play mode, while a serious carrom fan would probably jump into tournament mode in which one can play a series of eight games; the first to score 25 points wins. Every win gets you in-game coins which you can use to buy new strikers. The game seems easy on the face of it, but can be quite challenging as you progress. Be ready to be interrupted by advertisements that pop up in the game, which can be skipped after 5 seconds.

Peach

Download From: Google Play Store, Apple App store

Price: Free

Developed by the team behind Vine, Peach is a social networking platform where you can post images, videos and text. And whatever you do is called Peaching. The interface looks bland and options are limited. There are short-cuts for everything. For example, if you type H it will open the option to enter location, if you press and hold G it will open search bar for GIF images, while V opens the list of languages available on the app. The interface is divided into your home page and explore. In explore you can see the names of the most active or the most popular users. A simple tap and you can see all their peaches. It also allows you to customise the background wallpaper and add anything you want from your photo gallery.

Microsoft Hub keyboard

Download From: Google Play Store

Price: Free

Microsoft’s new Hub Keyboard shows there is more to Android keyboards than emojis and fun themes. The keyboards focus is more on offering features that would help users become more productive and do things in fewer steps. The app allows users to translate text right away on the keyboard. You can also share contact details with others by accessing the phone book in the keyboard and selecting the contact detail you wish to share. The app has some features which work only if you have an Office 365 subscription. It allows users to share documents and PPTs saved on one’s OneDrive and SharePoint accounts.

We Share –Top Speed Transfer

Price: Free

Download From: Google Play Store

We Share is a file transfer app which allows smartphone users to share large files with each other at a speed of 20MBps, which means you can transfer a 500MB of file in less than a minute. The app creates a local WiFi network between two devices to send photos, videos and documents from one phone to another. The app has some additional features such as the WiFi scanner that suggests which wireless network is protected with a strong password and is safe to connect to for browsing the web. The interface is clean and the app does what it is meant to do.

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