Software

Five handy apps to knock out multiple tasks

Introduction

Lately, there's been a lot of talk about the move away from full-featured mobile apps to simpler mobile apps that perform one specific function. Although single-purpose apps do have their place, I am personally a fan of apps that are more versatile. That being the case, I thought that it might be fun to write about some apps that could be considered to be multipurpose.

My original idea was to focus on tools similar to Jack of Tools, which is a Windows Phone app that includes a compass, level, altimeter, speedometer, GPS, etc. Unfortunately, that type of tool is relatively tough to come by, especially if you're looking for one that works on a variety of mobile platforms. So I decided to focus on useful apps that perform a variety of related functions.

Note: This gallery is also available as an article.

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