3 apps to try today – an iPad dashboard, an astrophotography app and a bookmark manager

The App Store is full of great apps and games, but with so much to choose from, it can be nearly impossible to find the gems. That’s what we’re here for, and if you keep reading, you’ll find three apps you probably haven’t heard of, but really should try.

This week’s list of apps includes a great iPad dashboard app to hold all sorts of information as well as an app that allows astrophotographers to share their images and browse those shared by others. We top things off with an app to bookmark everything, so you never forget the article you wanted to read.

With that out of the way, let’s dive into some App Store gems.

Dashkit: free with IAP

The humble iPad is a great tool for all sorts of things, but what do you do with your old iPad when it comes to upgrading? Some people swap them out, while others put them in a drawer and forget about them. These folks now have a better option: repurpose that iPad as a dashboard, displaying all sorts of information.

Dashkit is an app that allows users to create and resize tiles on a dashboard, then populate those tiles with information. What kind of information? All kinds, like RSS feeds, countdowns, charts, photos, etc. You can even buy the in-app purchase and put your email there too.

You can download Dashkit on the App Store (opens in a new tab) now and it is well worth your time.

Dashkit screenshot

(Image credit: Matteo Villa)

Stardust: Free with IAP

With Instagram on the decline, people need a place to share their photos. Astrophotographers have an app just for them, Stardust offering a great option on iPhone and iPad.

Sharing photos of stars and checking out those taken by others is easy and fun, and you can follow people, search for content, and more. All for free, though those looking to remove the ads will want to take advantage of the $1.99 in-app purchase.

Stardust is available in the App Store (opens in a new tab) at present.

Screenshots of Stardust

(Image credit: Hi Mom SAS)

Anybox: free with IAP

It’s important to save things for later if you spend time on the Internet. With Anybox, you can save your bookmarks on iPhone, iPad and Mac, then access them easily.

Like all good modern apps, Anybox syncs all your bookmarks using iCloud, and you can save images, files, notes, and more for easy recovery later.

Need to add a new bookmarking app to your toolbox? You can enter Anybox from the App Store (opens in a new tab) for free now. Monthly, annual and lifetime subscriptions are available.

Anybox on Mac

(Image credit: 铁山冯)

Some of the best iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps often turn out to be the most obscure. Apps you might not normally come across. That’s why we’re sharing these apps, and I hope you find a new favorite app or two along the way.

Lance B. Holton