Third-party apps are often some of our favorites.   Here are some third party apps that are better than their official counterparts.


Jasmine youtube player app alternative Jasmine is a YouTube app for both the iPad and iPhone that looks fantastic and has a few handy features that set it apart from the official YouTube app. Jasmine offers an absolutely gorgeous YouTube viewing experience on the iPhone and iPad that even the official apps can’t compare to


Twicca alternative Twitter app Twicca is a fast, free, full-featured Twitter client for Android that proves iOS doesn’t have a complete lock on beautifully designed apps. The app’s been in beta since last year, even though it works flawlessly. Many people have never heard of it because all information for the app was in Japanese at first. It wasn’t until the Android Market entry for twicca was translated to English that people outside Japan began downloading it in droves.

Metrotube for Windows Phone 8

Metro Tube Youtube player Windows Phone 8 A stylish Youtube app for Windows Phone. A great YouTube player. The only problem is the age filter. Even if you are signed into your account on this app, it will not play any videos flagged for viewers being 18+. They should really fix it.

Press instead of Feedly

Press reader Feedly alternative Press is a simple and elegant RSS client for popular syncing services. It’s fast and clean, giving you the freedom to enjoy your favorite news.

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