Articles and Reviews by Amelia Sauter



Get Smart with Trivial Pursuit

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Trivial Pursuit - I have always felt lucky if I won at any trivia game.  Since my friends and I are not big trivia buffs, it feels like we could play Trivial Pursuit for hours until one of us finally wins.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Letter Bug is an Engaging Word Game

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As soon as you start playing Letter Bug, you will find that it is a unique word-forming game, with multiple layers and levels.  However, because Letter Bug is more complex than other word games, it can also be slightly confusing.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 3.5/5 | Category: ,


Seek 'n Spell is a GPS-Based Adventure Game For Groups

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Don’t let the name mislead you. Seek ‘n Spell is nothing like your childhood toy, Speak & Spell.  In fact, forming words is only a small part of this adventurous, GPS-based scavenger hunt. 


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Zentomino is Peaceful and Challenging

Buy Zentomino - Relaxing alternative to tangram puzzles on the App Store

Zentomino - Whenever I review a strategy game app, I pretty much always describe it as “hard.”  This may say more about me than the apps.  That said, Zentomino is a hard game, but not too hard.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


Slacker Radio Competes with Pandora

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I used Slacker Radio for the first time today, and I was impressed. Slacker Radio is a free custom internet radio app developed by Slacker, Inc. that provides some extra perks that its main competitor, Pandora, does not.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: , ,


FriendFreak is not a Good Friend or Quiz Game

When I first picked up the iPhone to play FriendFreak, I wondered if I would be stumped. How well do I know my friends? One thing is certain, I know them better than FriendFreak does.
To play FriendFreak from TopDownApps, you are first prompted to sign into your Facebook account.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 1.0/5 | Category: ,


Kick Some Butt with World Cup Ping Pong

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World Cup Ping Pong - During my senior year of high school, we were given the choice in phys ed of playing competitive ping pong, or doing aerobics. Since it was the 80’s and I was already taking a Jane Fonda-style aerobics class three nights a week, I chose ping pong, and I discovered that I kicked ping pong butt.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


BrainTeaser Proves to Be Difficult

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BrainTeaser definitely teases your brain. Uwe Meier made this app a serious workout for your mind. Question is, how much of a challenge are you looking for?
BrainTeaser could prove to be too difficult for you.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 3.0/5 | Category:


Find Movies Near You with Fandango

Buy Fandango Movies – Times & Tickets on the App Store

Fandango - Movies are not cheap. In the spirit of the recession, I recently got rid of my satellite television. Now for entertainment, I am considering going to the movies again, and Fandango makes it easy to spend my precious play money wisely.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


Sheep Abduction: Time to Sell the Farm

Farm animals and UFOs are common themes in the app store. Chickens, cows and aliens somehow bewitch people into spending their money. The game Sheep Abduction from Sticky Studios is no exception.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 3.0/5 | Category:


Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe: iDrum vs. Free App

Buy iDrum: Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe on the App Store

Depeche Mode, an 80’s band that never went away, knows that in today’s world of digital music, album sales are only one part of a much bigger picture. In conjunction with their latest album, they released two apps: Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe and iDrum: Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


Epicurious Recipes and Shopping List: Recipes on the Go

Buy Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List on the App Store

If you have ever visited Epicurious.com, you know that this website houses one of the most comprehensive and user-friendly recipe sites on the web. Epicurious Recipes and Shopping List offers a database of the same great recipes on your iPhone.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


iHeartNewMusic is for Music Lovers

How much time do you have? iHeartNewMusic offers an endless list of new music you can stream from blogs on the web.
There are people who search the web for music, and people who don’t. iHeartNewMusic from Scafell Software is for people who have an insatiable need for new music.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


Nebula - Relax with Fractals is Lost in SpaceNebula – Relax with Fractals

What are fractals? I have no idea. Are they be relaxing? Nebula - Relax with Fractals proves that they are.
It has been about twenty years since my last math or physics class, so I looked up fractals on the web.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 3.0/5 | Category: ,


I Heart iheartradio! Listen to Radio on the iPhone and iPad

Buy iHeartRadio – Free Streaming Music & Internet AM/FM Radio Stations on the App Store

iheart radio - Being a small town girl, I am not too familiar with Clear Channel Broadcasting. I remember the Howard Stern controversies – who doesn’t – but Clear Channel has otherwise not frequently touched my sheltered ears.


Amelia Sauter rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: , , ,


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