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Instagram Introduces Layout, a Better App for Photo Collages

Of the three most important social media apps available — Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram — the latter is by far the best. Not only does it give us the peace of mind that Facebook can no longer deliver (too many people addicted to being offended by absolutely everything), it comparatively eliminates the popularity contest of Twitter (verification is so very "we wear pink on Wednesdays"). Instagram's beauty is in its simplicity. Neither fuss nor muss. Just a tranquil stream of images to peruse. Instagram's new app, Layout, will make said stream even prettier.

8 Lesser Known Apps Surfers Should Have

Sure, tipping back waves of beer is one way to inner bliss, but nothing compares to catching waves at the beach—that moment when lip crests over you, making you and the wave feel as one. Everything else melts away. Surfing produces powerful healing affects, which is why surf apps need to deliver. Sure, there are the standards like Surfline and Magicseaweed, but there are also many other lesser known but equally helpful apps in the sea perfect for helping you catch the tastiest waves.

LadyMarry, Your Personal Online Wedding Planner

You've finally decided on a wedding date. Now, it’s time to think about the organization—specifically, the venue, the guest list, and the invitations, just to name a few daunting tasks. And don't forget to find the perfect dress, think about floral arrangement, and choose the best (yet most cost-effective) food and music. In the midst of various tasks to get to the "I do," you do not want to lost your mental health. Enter LadyMarry, your online wedding planner.

Halloween: Lyft's Spooky Vintage Rides, On-Demand Costume Delivery

For a festive, stress-free All Hallows' Eve, take a chance on a 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom ride from Lyft, or find the perfect Halloween sartorial look from Costumes On-Demand.

ArtAround App Maps Out Public and Street Art in SF

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This city's big on public art, but how many times have you wanted to know who's behind what you're seeing? ArtAround, a public art technology platform first launched in Washington, D.C., aims to help answer those questions. The app's founders are now working with the SF Arts Commission to launch its mapping service in San Francisco. They already have 800 pieces of art owned by the city mapped out with photos, and they're working on expanding their service to include all the other great street art like murals and graffiti that aren't owned by the city. So, you can finally figure out who made your favorite Mission mural that you walk past everyday.

Our Favorite Travel Apps

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Whether you’re a backpacker, a flashpacker, or a jetsetter, chances are you’ve got a smartphone in your pocket. While the travel bug has infiltrated our office with the launch of 7x7’s May Travel issue, we asked our staff about their favorite travel apps, here’s what they like best:

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