iOS: Finding time to read is hard, but if you fancy yourself a fan of classic literature, from the likes of Jane Austen, Jules Verne, or Charles Dickens, then Serial Reader's a clever app that allows you to essentially subscribe to classic books in a serial format that's sent to you daily.
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Chrome/iOS: There's no shortage of ways to organise recipes you find around the web, but they come and go so quickly it's nice to see a new one. Chef's Hat is a bookmarking and snipping tool that saves recipes you find around the web so they're easy to find -- and cook -- later.
Over two years ago, Public Transport Victoria -- in a manner so clandestine it would have impressed the pants off most international spy agencies -- released a revamped version of its transport app for iOS. Unfortunately, the app went from a glorified, though extremely useful, electronic timetable to an overly streamlined, difficult-to-use toy that myself and other uses quickly abandoned. Earlier this month, it finally received a massive update that's essentially brought us full circle, transforming it into a modern version of the classic Metlink app.
Chromecast, Google's video streaming widget, officially arrived in Australia last month. If you've been looking for the perfect app to partner with it, iOS users will be pleased to learn that the developers behind VLC are working to add support for the device.
Jet-lag is one of those conditions that you just have to endure, unless you're willing to ingest copious amounts of caffeine or staple your eyelids open. That said, next time you're suffering from a radical shift in time zones, you might want to give Entrain a go. It's an iPhone app that claims to get you back into sleeping sync as quickly as possible, by aligning your circadian rhythms with that of your environment.
The traditional way for housemates to stay in-sync regarding bills, chores and social activities is a notepad, pen and centrally-positioned, fridge-shaped object. If you're looking for a more technological method, then the upcoming Fairshare app, developed locally in Melbourne, might be exactly what you need.
iPhone: Tracking your daily activities over a long period can help you figure out what changes you need to make to be happier. You could fill out this one-minute form every day, but if you want something similar on your iPhone, then OptimizeMe is what you need.
iOS 7: The one thing stopping you from taking that risk -- whether it's entrepreneurial or personal -- is the fear of failure. AppSumo's new app, Failure Games, is designed to make risk-taking a part of your life and get you accustomed to failure, embarrassment or other negative emotions that hold you back.
iPhone: The iPhone has a lot of options for great podcast apps, including our favourite, Downcast, but not everyone needs something as comprehensive as that. For those looking for something a bit simpler, Pod Wrangler has everything you need.