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apps-480 Apps that can come handy for you
Written by Debashis Sarkar | New Delhi | Posted: August 24, 2014 1:00 am

A browser that accelerates browsing speed and a cool lock screen application: four apps that you should download right now.

Haptik | Free
Customer Care
Hate calling customer support and talking to automated responders? Haptik app for iOS and Android lets you chat with in-house experts of popular brands across all industry segments. After you install this app, you can save a list of brands whose products you use. Haptik experts are people who have worked with the companies before or have used their products extensively. The list covers almost all brands. The response time is less than five minutes, and once you start chatting, the process continues until your query is solved.

Pinterest messaging | Free
Message your pins
Until now, we could send a “pin” to another user who shares a common interest, and then respond to email notifications. Pinterest messaging helps you share pins and start conversations with people directly. The key difference is that there is no static contact list for chats. After a pin is sent, the user is given a list of contacts to choose from and is directed to a separate screen for messages in smartphones. Group messaging is also available with up to 10 members.

UC Browser | Free
It’s Different
Every smartphone operating system comes with a web browser, but download UC Browser anyway. It accelerates browsing speed. The app includes a range of add-ons on its home page, including online shopping, PNR status check, videos, social media and other content from popular websites. Other features include QR Scanner, Clipboard, FB Faster and Ad Block.

Locket | Free
Lock Screen Stories
Locket is a lock screen application which brings to you five top trending online stories every time you wake up your phone. The content is delivered by Bloomberg, TechCrunch, VentureBeat and Engadget, but is mostly related to science and technology. There is global news and US-centric content, too. Users can also save stories to read in the future. The app doesn’t disturb the regular lock screen.

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