Appy New Year: 5 Apps to Start 2016 Off Right

By David Cohen Comment


Are the applications on your smartphone or tablet getting stale? Inject some new blood into your devices with these five apps, available for both iOS and Android.


The newest version of Timehop allows users to look back at photos from one, two or three years ago from their phones or their accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Foursquare. Available via iTunes App Store and Google Play.



Headout functions as an on-demand concierge in a handful of major U.S. cities, guiding users to the best activities, events and tours. The app currently works for New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando (Fla.), Hawaii and Chicago. Available via iTunes App Store and Google Play.



Because you can never have too many fitness apps, Mindbody allows users to book classes or sessions in yoga, Pilates, group fitness, massage and similar activities. The app can also help manage users’ schedules, find new facilities and deals, and track progress in various activities. Available via iTunes App Store and Google Play.


Toca Blocks

This world-building app allows users to create worlds, treehouses, obstacle courses, spaceships, ponds, floating islands, gardens, trains and other things. Available via iTunes App Store and Google Play.


Weather Underground

Attention, weather geeks: This app’s for you. The newest version of Weather Underground provides hyperlocal weather forecasts, interactive radar, satellite maps and severe weather alerts, powered by a “unique community of weather enthusiasts reporting live data from weather stations in their own backyards.” Available via iTunes App Store and Google Play.


Readers: Do any of these apps interest you?

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