Are you looking to make your smartphone or tablet more useful? Each week, we collect the latest productivity apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone; all of which are 100 per cent free! Here are this week's highlights.
This is a hand-picked list of free apps we've noticed this week while assembling our regular App Deals roundup of new and discounted apps. We haven't reviewed them and we don't endorse them. As with the main App Deals column, apps can stop being free at a moment's notice if they're discounted, so grab them quickly if you're interested.
WIFI Badger From the publisher's description: "Get the strongest and best performing WIFI access point or hotspots automatically based on your selected roaming profile. Scan the area and see what hotspots or access points are available. Boost connection speeds, boost signal strength, and save battery cycles."
Mimicker Alarm From the publisher's description: "Mimicker Alarm, a Microsoft Garage Project, is a free morning alarm clock app that helps you wake up from sleep and stay up by playing a simple game, called a "Mimic". To dismiss your alarm, you must mimic the action given."
We Share From the publisher's description: "Transfer files with your friends face to face. We Share will not incur any data usage for either of the phones."
Kickstarter From the publisher's description: "Kickstarter is home to a community of people working to bring creative projects to life. Together, they’ve pledged over $2 billion to support everything from art, to games, innovative technologies, Oscar-winning documentaries, and much, much more."
Task Harmonia From the publisher's description: "Task Harmonia is your task list management app. Choose, organize, and do activities based on your priorities and enjoyment. Automate, outsource, or eliminate the rest!"
Reflexion From the publisher's description: "Reflexion app is about exploring contrasts and harmony in everyday moments. Capture your world, express your unique personality and share it with those you care about. Play around with your surroundings to create unique reflections."
Ctrl+C From the publisher's description: "Ctrl+C like a clipboard in widget and you can copy words automatically in it. It's a useful, simple and quick tool. Help you to copy and edit words. All you need to do is copy words and pull down Notification Center, then Ctrl+C in widget will record these contents automatically."
Everyday Column-Addition From the publisher's description: "This app can be used to teach and study the alternative column-addition method used in the Everyday Mathematics curriculum developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project."
Guitar Suite From the publisher's description: "Take your guitar playing to the next level with the most Realistic Sounding Guitar App!"
30x Zoom Digital Video & Photo Camera From the publisher's description: "The best super digital binocular app, with photo and video recording. 30x zoom binocular camera app with handy zoom scroller simple and easy to use!"
Dozzzer From the publisher's description: "Dozzzer helps you falling asleep by slowly reducing the music's volume so you don't wake up again, once it stops. With it's dark design you can use Dozzzer without being blinded at night."
Grades 3 From the publisher's description: "Grades 3 is the ultimate app for students, putting everything you need for your courses in one place."
Air Scratch HD From the publisher's description: "Air Scratch HD is a dual pickup deck app for the iPad. Play your favorite music directly from the iPod library and scratch, mix and apply effects in real-time."
Cake Clock From the publisher's description: "Turn your windows phone into the best Alarm Clock. This easy to use and cool alarm clock with the functions of timer and stopwatch."
Maps 8.1 From the publisher's description: "Maps for Windows Phone 8.1 is one of the most useful and innovative App for finding locations, routes, Maps, finding directions, roads and many more interesting features."
Start Screen 10.0 New From the publisher's description: "Start Screen Reinvented 10.0 for all windows phone devices."
CamCard From the publisher's description: "CamCard is the easiest & fastest way to enter, manage, store and share your business cards. Whether you are a salesman, small business owner, or marketing person, it helps you maintain your business network and grow from there."
Phototastic Collage From the publisher's description: "Create fantastic looking collages of your photos with Phototastic! The app packed with unlimited possibilities for creating your perfect photo collage. Keep it simple using a classic design or get fancy with our one of our uniquely designed templates."
Office Lens From the publisher's description: "Office Lens trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable, and saves them to OneNote. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files too."
Cool Tiles From the publisher's description: "It has more than 50 tools and shortcuts. You can pin tools to start screen, and you can use your photos the tile."
Arrow Launcher From the publisher's description: "Arrow, a Microsoft Garage project, is the simple, personal launcher for Android that offers a radical simplification of the Android experience."