Right before the holidays, I shared a list of 20 Must-Have Apps for That Tablet Under the Tree. That list focused on apps for the iPad and Android tablets, and it was intended as an introductory guide for new tablet owners eager to test-drive their gifts with apps that really showcase the capabilities of today’s tablets.
This week, to help out readers who may still be considering their New Year’s resolutions, I want to share 10 more apps—for both smartphones and tablets this time—that will make you a better conversationalist at the coming year’s cocktail parties. Download and peruse a few of the apps described in the slide show above and I guarantee that you’ll sparkle and scintillate more brightly, on subjects ranging from food and poetry to history, art, music, and literature.
Note that I’ve deliberately left out apps from Touch Press, which is a one-stop shop for amazing edutainment titles on the iPad like The Orchestra, Shakespeare’s Sonnets, and The Waste Land. I’ve written so much about their apps that I decided it was only fair to give some other app builders a chance.
Here’s a text-based list of the apps above, with links to the app makers, app store pages, and pricing information.