Need some practical apps to add to your phone? Check out these varied gems that make your life a lot easier. And as a bonus, some of them are free!

SleepCycleAlarmClock

How about a quality alarm clock that also tracks your sleep patterns? Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock from Northcube AB, features a sensitive accelerometer to monitor heart rate and even wakes you in your lightest sleep phase.

Best of all, this app is free!

Another great, free app is Sunnycomb .It offers a great weather app that also includes photo sharing capabilities in your area. Premium version and membership cost extra.

honeycomb

Plan your life around the weather with Weather Around (usually $3.99) for guides and updates using current or chosen locations. Weather data available in data and time formats with appealing animations.

WeatherAround

The Battery Doctor (KS Mobile Inc. – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl7OnGAqNKg) is a helpful app can really help you monitor and optimize your battery power for mobile phones. The tips to save battery power include disabling the “automatic time zones” feature if you don’t travel a lot.

HalfPress

Take to the skies with Sky Guide: View Stars Night or Day (Fifth Star Labs LLC) – a star and constellation guide that also includes satellites and planets. Sky Guide works with or without a Wi-Fi, data, or GPS signal. Different versions have a cost.

Want to save $10 on your web/coding work? Try the Moxile markdown editor complete with live preview. This app fully supports regular markdown syntax and Github Flavored markdown extension. Also supports html, PDF export and UTF-8. This app also auto saves so you don’t lose your work.

SEDHandThatFeeds

Looking for an intelligent game? Score the full version of Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds (usually $2.99), G5 Games’ huge international hit available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Chinese and Japanese languages.

– Michael Siebenaler