PHOTOS: Apps you can actually use
The Word Lens app translates any language instantly. The app costs $4.99 but it's a great investment if you're traveling overseas.
Waze Navigation App
The Waze traffic app shows you which ways to go. It one-ups regular map apps, giving you directions based on input from other drivers in real time -- meaning you'll have a heads up to avoid accidents, traffic jams and police.
Chore Hero adds excitement to the mix by randomly delegating assignments. If your teen trash talks taking out the garbage, maybe tomorrow's draw will deal him the laundry assignment.
I-Reward Chart is a three-time winner of MacWorld's Best Parenting App award. It encourages positive behaviors such as saying "please" and "thank you."
ChoreMonster App motivates kids to do chores.
Hotel Tonight App
Hotel Tonight is a popular last-minute booking app for iOS and Android devices. Starting at noon every day, Hotel Tonight releases a small group of discounted hotels in major cities.
The Evernote app helps you capture and organize everything. Best of all, it's free.
The Paperkarma free app can help you get rid of junkmail. All you have to do is take a picture of the mail and they'll unsubscribe you from the spammer's distribution list.
Dragon Dictation a voice recognition application that allows you to take verbal notes or compose emails and text messages by simply speaking into the phone. Available on iPhone and Android.
Red Laser is an application scans a barcode then searches for retail locations and even finds the cheapest price.
The motto for this app, called Intuition, is “life simplified.” This application can keep track of all the lists in your life, from grocery needs to appointments and shopping lists, Intuition can do it all. Only available for iPhones.