In The Matrix, the Oracle declared, “There is no spoon.” These two apps declared, “There is no clipboard.” Not as deep, maybe, but these two game changers broke down barriers, letting you seamlessly share files and copy and paste text between your phone and computer.
Thanks to Tumblr, Buzzfeed, Reddit, and of course Steve Wilhite, 2013 was the year of the GIF. And this all-GIF search engine is the pinnacle of the zeitgeist trend. It’ll make you as happy as cows getting let out to pasture in spring.
When Dropbox dropped $100 million on this gesture-based email app a mere month into its existence, we were skeptical. But the final tally is in: Minus 1 point for inventing the app “waiting line” (ugh), but 100 points for elegantly unclogging our inbox in a matter of moments.
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If the point of taking photos is to look at them (and we think it is) then this app deserves “must have” status. It automatically back up every photo you take then categorizes them by year, location, camera type, and more. Looking at the “This Day in History” category has become part of our daily routine.
Guide • January 2, 2014
Our favorite apps, sites, and services we covered in the fun, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious tech landscape this year