Several years back Google app store took over the e-commerce world by storm and since then App store has flooded with thousands of apps. Each and every business has left behind traditional business methods and has joined the e-commerce race. Applications have become an essential part of today’s business world. In this evolutionary phase, numerous apps were seen taking the limelight while many remained unnoticed. While numerous apps were launched and updated in 2017, here is a glimpse of some of these apps that we cannot resist.
The highly appreciated app solves all our Wi-Fi related issues. You no longer need to use limited data packages that leave you with empty pockets. This app beforehand tells you the locations where you can find free Wi-Fi. Just download and locate your nearby places that provide free Wi-Fi and enjoy. You no longer need to worry about traveling. Wi-Fi mapper also provides an additional feature that notifies paid and free hotspot services across the globe.
Google Opinion Rewards:
Now here comes good news for all those who look for an easy way to earn. A Google
opinion reward is an app that allows you to answer online questions and surveys. No extensive
questions are involved but short surveys that take 2-3 minutes to fill. This app asks for your
opinion and pays almost $1 per survey. You can later use this credit for online purchases.
If you are a traveler then you must get your hands on this application. No one wants to
get stuck in long lines and waste hours just to check out. Hence this mobile passport app is a
travel hack. By downloading the application and answering general questions regarding the
flight that is similar to the ones asked on the airport you can lessen the unease. This passport
application saves time and stamina and prevents you from getting stuck in long customer lines.
This application is a blessing in disguise for all Instagram users. The new weapon used
for the hashtag war is none other than this app. If you lack accurate hashtags for your pictures,
no problem. Download the application and enjoy the perfect hashtags that will define your
work. It also helps in making your work reach the right audience and generates likes.
If you are a busy person who has less or no time to manage its accounts then this
application is made for you. The most significant thing is to keep an eye on all your cash and its
transactions. Mint does it for you. All your money in the bank and on hand will be managed in an
effective way and you will be kept updated on hand. The balance between your savings and
spending is also maintained by Mint. Hence for all busy people who have no time to reconcile
their bank statements, this is a boon to them.
Are you one of those who is addicted to new and wants to know all the latest news in
the world? Then from now on, you don’t need to worry about downloading various news
applications. Just download one application and enjoy news fuse from different websites and
news agencies. Feedly is an app that allows you to read different news websites at a time. Now
you don’t need to keep a hand full of apps to satisfy your desire. You can use Feedly to keep
your self-updated from all the news across the globe.
So finally someone came up with an app that benefits people with the speaking disorder.
People with speaking disorder aphasia mostly suffer while communicating. They are unable to
convey their message properly and hence the application Wemogee comes up with a solution.
They can use this application and talk in terms of emojis. These emojis and symbols are then
converted into a complete sentence and make it easy to comprehend.
All these applications have earned massive downloads on the Google app store and made it to various lists that recognize the best applications of 2017. These updates or newly launched apps have greatly helped in making life easy. So hail these applications and download now to gain benefit.
DuckDuckGo, a search engine that has managed to get 10 million searches per day is emerging as a strong search engine. The rising popularity of this search engine can be predicted from the steady increase in its searches. Since 2008, when DuckDuckGo was launched it has come a long way. The main purpose of developing this search engine was to keep the privacy of the user safe. It not only protects the privacy but also avoids the filter bubbles that are used by other search engines. Their motto is to provide all the possible information without tracking the user. Gabriel Weinberg, the founder of DuckDuckGo is based in Paoli, Pennsylvania, United States. It is a small company that back then had only 21 employees and works under the slogan that “A SEARCH ENGINE THAT DOESN’T TRACK YOU”.
In 2008 DuckDuckGo was also added into safari browser, a browser used in Apple products. Hence DuckDuckGo is efficiently working and making its customers happy and satisfied. It all started when Washington Post clearly stated that:
“Weinberg’s non-ambitious goals make him a particularly odd and dangerous competitor online. He can do almost everything that Google or Bing can’t because it could damage their business models, and if users figure out that they like the DuckDuckGo way better, Weinberg could damage the big boys without even really trying. It’s asymmetrical digital warfare and his backers at Union Square Ventures say Google is vulnerable.”
The story does not end here but DuckDuckGo has managed to take a front position by providing unique and distinctive features that Google and other search engines lack. In fact, it takes several hours to refine a search in Google. Most of the time the search is clouded due to additional advertisements. Another distinctive feature of DuckDuckGo is the Bangs. It allows you to find desired results by just adding an exclamation mark. It will directly land you to the page. The recent change also shows the list of famous bangs used by people which make it more convenient to search.
DuckDuckGo also added Directions to a website but it excels in providing interfaces. It means that one can select whichever mapping site be it Google map, BING or Apple maps. Unlike Google, DuckDuckGo provides a unique feature which allows you to choose services on your own.
In today’s world security is the main issue. DuckDuckGo has a solution to the biggest problem i.e. Password generation. It has this unique feature that one can generate the strongest password of our own choice. Just type a password and the digit you want its length to be. DuckDuckGo itself will generate a strong and secure password. Google, on the other hand, has no such option of generating a strong password and even if it has it does not guarantee security.
Another additional feature is History Keeping. We all know that Google not only saves history but also sells it to other agencies to generate revenues. DuckDuckGo doesn’t track you and has no interest in saving your history. In this way, your search history is safe and cannot be manipulated later on.
All these features differentiate DuckDuckGo from Google giving a clear vision that it is much better than other search engines of today. It’s promising features are the reason a lot of people are ditching Google and are moving towards this privacy oriented search engine. After all privacy and safety are all that matters.