You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Business

App Smart

Apps to get the most out of your smartphone

I confess to being one of those ‘‘never reads the manual’’ people, mainly because of impatience. This is true for nearly everything from Ikea furniture to the mystical script in the instructions for my robot vacuum cleaner.

For folks like me, the arrival of touchscreen smartphones was a dream because they’re meant to be incredibly easy to use. I can pick one up and understand it ­instantly.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week