Fresh iPhone Apps for May 10: Fotobookr, RockMelt, Yummy Wink Recipes

May 10, 2011
Tech

A duo of social networking apps are on-hand to start the day in today’s Fresh Apps list. Fotobookr helps to streamline and improve the Facebook photo-sharing process, and RockMelt brings your social networking status updates together with your news feeds to create a comprehensive list of all the current events in your life. Rounding out […]

A duo of social networking apps are on-hand to start the day in today’s Fresh Apps list. Fotobookr helps to streamline and improve the Facebook photo-sharing process, and RockMelt brings your social networking status updates together with your news feeds to create a comprehensive list of all the current events in your life. Rounding out the offering is Yummy Wink, an app packed with 240 of what its creators consider the best recipes around. Enjoy.

Fotobookr (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Looking at photos on Facebook can be kind of a pain. They’re scattered haphazardly among friends’ profiles and in different albums — but fotobookr works to reroute Facebook photos into one centralized location, allowing you to look at all the photos your friends have loaded in the last 24 hours and choose which ones you want to see, without all the navigation.

In addition to handling Facebook photos and removing the irritating parts of the social networking service, fotobookr replaces the parts of social interaction users want, making it easy to quickly tag photos, “Like” them, and leave comments about them. And photos from Facebook can be shared and emailed to others, as well.

RockMelt (iPhone, iPad) Free

RockMelt aggregates your social network feeds and RSS feeds in one place, allowing you to read everything without having to switch to service-specific apps to see what your friends are up to or read the latest articles in Rolling Stone. Once you fire up the RockMelt browser and plug-in your user information for various services, you’re done — content starts to flow in and you can select what you want to see from the app’s main screen, where you can tap on different services and go directly to a list of what’s available, be it your latest Twitter feed or the latest news.

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You can share anything you can read on RockMelt with others using the same services you’ve already entered, including Facebook and Twitter, as well as email. The app also lets you save articles you don’t have time for to read later: just tap them to save them and the article will be waiting for you the next time you open RockMelt, right where you left off.

Yummy Wink Recipes for iPhone $1.99

Rather than acquire as many recipes as possible and build a database out of them like other recipe apps might, Yumy Wink is curated by its creators to include only the very best recipes available. That sets it apart, choosing quality over quantity, and packing the remaining space with detailed information about each of its 240 recipes, like detailed ingredients lists and chef secrets that will help you prepare your meals exactly they way they’re meant to be made.

Yummy Wink helps do as much of the heavy lifting as possible. In addition to the chef secret tips, the app also comes with an “interactive shopping assistant” that helps you build grocery lists from your ingredient lists, change their quantities, and add other items you need as well, to make sure you don’t forget anything while you’re out.

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