Otter, a Voice-Recorder Powered by Machine Learning

Accurate, usable transcripts rendered in real-time

Given all the interviewing we do at CH, we’ve tested many voice-recording apps and, while many have been decent, it’s not since Recordium that we’ve been really impressed. Sadly Recordium is no longer being updated, but fortunately there’s a new favorite contender: Otter. For starters, Otter not only records, it also transcribes in real-time. And it’s clever enough to figure out punctuation—which is more than …

The All-New Dailymotion

A user experience-focused redesign makes the video platform more personal

Here at CH we can appreciate the immense amount of strategic thought that goes into a user experience-driven redesign. Dailymotion, the Vivendi-owned video platform, has relaunched in the US as part of a global rollout focused on creating a new, personalized video experience. The Dailymotion redesign puts a clear emphasis on topical and trending content by organizing videos seamlessly across key points of entry into …

Aloe Self-Care App

Reminders, from yourself, to step away from work or the internet and address physical and emotional wellbeing

The internet is a black hole and one we must frequently pry ourselves from. With constant connectivity, a 24-hour news cycle, social media doubling as a personal brand broadcast platform and the jitteriness that accompanies it all, the Aloe self-care app might just make looking after yourself easier. Aloe is quite straightforward. Users set reminders to do the little things they should be doing: drink …

Mendr Fixes Your Photos

A real-life Photoshop professional will edit your images, thanks to this clever app

At CH HQ, various staff members ask me to help with photo shoots, composition and—most of all—editing. While I’m always happy to lend a hand, there are times I’m not around, and of course, many people don’t work alongside a Lightroom or Photoshop pro. For anybody who needs a little assistance perfecting their images, now there is Mendr; an app that connects you with real-life …

The Snow Fox Digital Storybook App

An interactive children's book customized to each individual reader

Beyond the value on instilling a love of reading in children, bedtime stories also act as fondly remembered bonding moments. And while the world of the children’s books continues to be populated by vivid and heartwarming stories, there’s something very special about The Snow Fox—a book in app form. Developed by digital innovation agency AKQA, the story follows the reader. Listening as the reader speaks, …