New Apps for Your Smartphone, November Edition

There are some 225,000 mobile applications for the iPhone now and 70,000 for Android, so every so often we like to highlight a few that have caught our attention. This latest edition of our favorite smartphone apps includes a few in testing, a few we’re madly in love with, some notable updates and some you may not have even heard of yet.

New & Awesome

Instagram (iPhone): OK, we’re dubbing this one the “app of the month.” Initially called Burbn, the original app was transformed into Instagram, a photo-sharing service and image editor. With a number of built-in filters, you can turn your iPhone photos into more attractive and interesting versions of themselves, then share them either publicly or privately with fellow app users. Your friends’ photos are in a section called “Feed” and the most popular photos from across Instagram are found in the “Popular” section. While what Instagram is doing is not revolutionary, there’s something to be said for a well-designed app like this. There’s no learning curve here, it’s easy and, frankly, it’s just fun. Oh yeah, it’s totally free, too. (Download)

via New Apps for Your Smartphone, October Edition.