10. Under-the-Radar Apps of the Month: On the second Friday of each month, we’ll show you some new or newly updates apps you might not know about. What do you think of this month’s apps? Got an app you’d like featured here? Reply and let us know!
Kosta and Ashley Eleftheriou
If you’ve never tried, you might be surprised how usable Apple Watch is for jotting things down. FlickType is an app designed for the affordances of typing on a watch-sized screen, with a gesture-based way of typing that’s astonishingly accurate and way faster than Apple’s handwriting-like scribble method.
Timery is a beautifully designed client for time-tracking service Toggl. If you track your time for billing, there’s never been a more painless way. Timery lets you save color-coded timers for the stuff you do frequently and organize them with tags, and it has robust support for Siri Shortcuts, so you can start and stop them by voice.
If you don’t use two-factor authentication with time-based one-time passwords (TOTP) to protect your accounts, you should. If the reason you don’t is because it’s inconvenient to check a second device to log into things, that problem is now solved. Step Two is a lovely, legible TOTP app that syncs your tokens with iCloud, so you can get your login codes on all your Apple devices. That kinda reduces the security of requiring the physical presence of a single piece of hardware to log in, but your iOS devices are also protected by Apple’s two-factor login… right???
Jumbo is a privacy assistant that automatically audits your Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Amazon accounts to alert you to anything these services might be doing that violates your privacy. You can delete old posts, clear search history, manage permissions, and stop recordings, facial recognition, and location tracking. Best of all, as a good citizen of the Apple ecosystem, Jumbo handles all this locally on your device, so this sensitive stuff is not uploaded to any third-party servers that could just compromise your privacy another way.