All right, people, remember what we said last year? We weren't going to let the holidays frazzle us. We were going to be on top of things, we weren't going to be a disorganized mess, we weren't going to be playing "New Year's Resolution" catch up. So let's get cracking. This week's apps are all about getting stuff done, getting organized, paying our bills, but we've got a little holiday cheer for you as well. Consider it "ho ho ho" meets "go go go!"
Some weeks it's all about the games, and we've got at least one of those for you. And some weeks it is all about the productivity and utility apps kicking butt and making your life easier. This week is one of the latter. And as spring finally seems to be cracking through the world, here's a few apps to likewise inspire you to do some things.
Augmented reality. It's that future tech we've all been waiting for--point your phone at something in the real world, and gain all the cyber knowledge the interwebs can provide. Wondering what species of tree you're looking at? Just direct your iPhone camera to it, and Wikipedia fills you in with a textual overlay.
Of course with the neat comes the not so neat too, so we at Mac|Life have done you the service of sifting out the junk. We've gone through just about every augmented reality app we could find, and here are our four favorites. They may not be the first apps you think of when you think about augmented reality, but they're actually useful. In fact, we'd say they're the best. And, iPhone 4 users, they're all updated for viewing on that gorgeous Retina Display.