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Afterlight is a photo editing app that has extensive filters and wallpapers to choose from. Afterlight lets users control advanced settings such as image exposure and temperture while still being easy to use.

Cost: 99 cents

Available on: Apple App Store, Windows Phone, Google Play

Best iPhone, Android and Windows apps you may not know

Everyone has a favorite app, but there are so many available that it can be difficult to pick the hidden gems out of the pack. Here is a list of some of the best lesser-known mobile apps for all platforms that will help you stay organized, have fun, and make the most of your shopping.

What's On My Food? is a searchable database
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What's On My Food? is a searchable database that informs users about the health information of pesticides and other chemicals commonly used on marketed foods. The health data is cross-referenced with various credible government listings.

Cost: Free

Available on: Apple App Store

Mobiscope is a surveillance app that allows users
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Mobiscope is a surveillance app that allows users to view live video feeds from any number of desired cameras. Mobiscope uses motion sensors to detect any disturbances and begin recording--users receive notifications whenever the video feed updates. Users can also use Mobiscope to view footage of public cameras around the world.

Cost:After free 7-day trial, $5.95 per month.

Available on: Apple App Store, Google Play

Glucose Buddy is a logbook manager people can
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Glucose Buddy is a logbook manager people can use to manage their vital diabetes statistics. Users can input their glucose numbers, insulin dosages and other related information and view the data via GlucoseBuddy.com.

Cost:Free

Available on: Apple App Store, Google Play

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Turboscan uses a smartphone camera to scan multipage
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Turboscan uses a smartphone camera to scan multipage documents and can save documents directly to the phone. Users are able to save documents as PDF or JPEG files and can quickly send files via email.

Cost: $1.99

Available on: Apple App Store

Pill Identifier is a database of over 10,000
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Pill Identifier is a database of over 10,000 different kinds of medication. Users can search by color, size and image to learn more about the effects of specific pills.

Cost: Lite version (needs wifi connection to search), $0.99 cents; premium version (installs directly to device), $39.95

Available on: Apple App Store

Afterlight is a photo editing app that has
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Afterlight is a photo editing app that has extensive filters and wallpapers to choose from. Afterlight lets users control advanced settings such as image exposure and temperture while still being easy to use.

Cost: 99 cents

Available on: Apple App Store, Windows Phone, Google Play

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The Seafood Watch app gives users recommendations about healthy seafood choices in nearby restaurants and stores. Seafood Watch utilizes location services to search for regional food choices and relays that information to the user.

Cost: Free

Available on: Apple App Store, Google Play

iFixit is a repair manual that can be
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iFixit is a repair manual that can be added to and edited by users of the app. Users are able to list step-by-step repairs in several categories such as cell phones, game consoles, cars and many others.

Cost: Free

Available on: Windows Phone

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Maxthon is a cloud browser for Windows phones.
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Maxthon is a cloud browser for Windows phones. Users can sign up for a free Maxthon account and import their favorite sites and apps to the browser's settings--users are then able to quickly swipe through multiple tabs in different directions. Maxthon features programmable touch gestures and supports various browser plug-ins.

Cost: Free

Available on: Windows Phone

Skin Prevention lets users overlay photos of their
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Skin Prevention lets users overlay photos of their body to check for skin issues like melanoma. It's a great way to keep your doctor and yourself up to date when it comes to checking for potential skin problems.

Cost: $6.99

Available from: Apple App Store

Bandmate is an app that recommends nearby concerts
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Bandmate is an app that recommends nearby concerts based on the music in your library. The app also scores bands on how well they match up to your particular musical tastes.

Cost: $1.99

Available from: Apple App Store

Manilla has several uses, but is most renowned
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Manilla has several uses, but is most renowned and most useful for tracking your bills and ensuring you don't get hit with late fees. The app can also track bank accounts, loyalty programs and other financial services.

Cost: Free

Available on: Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Amazon Apps

By using your smart device’s camera, Word Lens
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By using your smart device’s camera, Word Lens instantly translates signs, menus and more into your native language. The app is free, but language translation packs have to be purchased in-app.

Cost: Free on iPhone (language packs sold separately) $4.99 on Android devices

Available on: Apple App Store Google Play Store

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One Today by Google is an app that
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One Today by Google is an app that shows users a new nonprofit organization every day that you can donate $1 to with a single click. Users can also share the nonprofit’s information with their friends on social media.

Cost: Free

Available on: Google Play Store

Similar to FourSquare, Shopkick allows frequent shoppers to
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Similar to FourSquare, Shopkick allows frequent shoppers to check into stores and earn points for each visit. Users get points just for going into stores, and additional points can be earned for purchases. These points can then be redeemed for discounts, free items, and other goodies.

Cost: Free

Available on: Apple App Store Google Play Store

With Pocket, you can email saved articles to
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With Pocket, you can email saved articles to a personalized list for viewing by tagging it on your computer, smart device, or e-reader. Pocket also lets you save interesting articles while using other apps like Twitter, Digg or Mashable so you never have to exit out of what you’re doing.

Cost: Free

Available on: Apple App Store Google Play Store Windows Phone BlackBerry Kindle

HopStop gives users accurate directions for getting around
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HopStop gives users accurate directions for getting around more than 100 cities throughout the world, and can even modify your route based on your method of transportation, whether its by car, train, bike, or foot.

Cost: Free

Available on: Apple App Store Google Play Store Windows Phone

See all those commercials for Chase Quickpay? Venmo
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See all those commercials for Chase Quickpay? Venmo builds on that idea and allows for free transfers between friends through any bank account or debit card. Venmo also incorporates a social element into these transfers by encouraging users to label transactions and allow friends to react to them.

Cost: Free

Available on: Google Play Store, Apple App Store

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Tip Me is a free app that allows
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Tip Me is a free app that allows users to calculate the correct amount for a tip before using a coupon and can also split a bill between multiple parties.

Cost: Free

Available on: Google Play Store

Lulu is an app for women that lets
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Lulu is an app for women that lets you anonymously rate your dates and share information with other women about ex-boyfriends through Facebook. Lulu also allows users to rate men on qualities like appearance, manners and relationship commitment.

Cost: Free

Available on: Apple App Store Google Play Store

If you’re looking to manage your weight but
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If you’re looking to manage your weight but still want to eat out, Under 600 Calories: Fast Food can help you make healthier decisions at dozens of fast food restaurants. The app also converts calories to points for weight loss programs like Weight-Watchers and locates restaurants in your area.

Cost: 99 cents

Available on: Google Play Store

Air Display lets you use your iPad ,smartphone
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Air Display lets you use your iPad ,smartphone or iPod as a second screen for your PC or Mac without having to connect any wires. The app is pricey, but gives users the ability to turn their standard desktop into a touchscreen.

Cost: $9.99

Available on: Apple App Store Google Play Store

Toontastic lets kids record their own cartoons on
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Toontastic lets kids record their own cartoons on smart devices and them share them with their friends. This iPad-only app is available from Developer Launchpad Toys for free.

Cost: Free

Available from: Apple App Store

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Hukkster is an online application that, through its
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Hukkster is an online application that, through its mobile app, alerts you when a product you're interested in goes on sale. You can even select a sales price as a threshold for notification.

Cost: Free

Available on: Apple App Store

What’s the Movie is a trivia game that
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What’s the Movie is a trivia game that challenges players to guess the correct title of a movie using only three images as clues. The game spans decades from the 2000s to the classic era of movies and also has special categories for comic book films, horror films and comedy.

Cost: Free

Available on: Apple App Store Google Play Store

With ScanBizCards Business Card Reader, you can keep
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With ScanBizCards Business Card Reader, you can keep all of your business cards stored in your phone by scanning them into a personal database, which can be accessed via the cloud.

Cost: $6.99

Available on: Apple App Store Google Play Store Windows Phone

Mint pulls all your information -- including bank
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Mint pulls all your information -- including bank account balances, credit cards, loans and investments -- and provides an up-to-the-minute look at your finances. You can track your spending habits, set savings goals and stay on budget through the app's various tools.

Cost: Free

Available on: Apple App Store, Google Play Store

LaDiDa lets users sing into their smart devices
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LaDiDa lets users sing into their smart devices and automatically tunes your voice and adds music so you can make your own songs. The app also allows you to send your creations via email so you can share them with friends.

Cost: $2.99

Available on: Apple App Store

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