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Smigin Lets You Build And Learn Useful Phrases In Different Languages

iOS: If you’re travelling internationally — or want to make simple conversation with a non-English speaker — the Smigin app on iOS lets you build phrases quickly, gives you native pronunciation, and lets you save important phrases as favourites to use later on.


Save Face When You're Angry With A 'Discomfort Caveat'

Anger has a way of getting the best of us. Most of the time, it’s better to walk away and take a few minutes to cool off, but you may not always have the time or space to do so. A “discomfort caveat” can inform the other party that you’re not thinking as clearly as you’d like to and help keep the conversation under control.


Find The Perfect Word For Your Feelings With This Vocabulary Wheel

Sometimes, it’s hard to explain exactly how you feel. This handy vocabulary wheel helps you narrow down exactly what word best expresses your current emotional state.


Gaze Lets You Watch Videos With Your Long-Distance Friends In Real Time

Everyday occurrences such as watching TV with family and friends become exponentially difficult when you’re physically far away. Gaze allows you to virtually watch videos at the same time with other people and communicate through webcam.


Pictacular Is A Powerful Instagram Photo Browser For The Web

Web: Instagram is loads of fun, but it doesn’t provide the best interface on the web. Pictacular fills this void with a powerful, Pinterest-like layout for your Instagram feed.


Create A Set Of Scripts To Say 'No' Nicely

We’ve talked about why it’s important to say “No” before. Saying no bolsters focus. Saying no tactfully can be difficult, though, so create a few scripts for yourself that say no nicely.


Don't Call People Out, Call People Forth

When you get frustrated with a coworker, teammate or partner, a typical reaction is to call them out. Instead of highlighting the problems in the open — and possibly embarrassing them — use it as an opportunity to be a positive influence and help.


Generate Better Small Talk By Asking About Challenges

Small talk is hard. If you’re trying to really get someone to like you, FBI behavioural expert Robin Dreeke suggests that the best question to ask someone is about the challenges the faced over the week.


Pushbullet Gets New Filtering Features, Updated Interface

Android: Pushbullet keeps getting better. Today, the company behind your favourite device-to-device messaging app added filters to your feed so you can find pushes from yourself, contacts or channels.


HiNative Helps You Learn A Language By Connecting With Native Speakers

iOS/web: Learning a new language is difficult. HiNative enables users to get feedback from folks who speak that language natively.