Articles and Reviews by Tracy Rodgers



Zen Magic: Drawing Out The Tension

Zen Magic - As the iTunes App Store continues to grow and expand, there are more and more applications that let users doodle, draw and write on the iPhone's touch screen. As a result, designers of such apps need to become increasingly creative in order for their offerings to stand out from the crowd.


Tracy Rodgers rated this app 4.0/5 | Category:


Peacemaker Works When A Coin Flip Won't Cut It

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Peacemaker - "What movie do you want to see?"
"I don't know. You pick."
"I don't know either. You pick."
"I honestly don't care; it's up to you."
Ever had a conversation like that? Of course you have.


Tracy Rodgers rated this app 4.0/5 | Category:


Magic Eyeball: Questions Answered, But That's About It

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Magic Eyeball - One of the very first reviews I ever wrote for AppCraver was of an application called MyEye, which features a giant eyeball and which scared the bejeezus out of me. So now, as I review Magic Eyeball by Joy Entertainment LLC, I'm once again confronted with a big old creepy eyeball.


Tracy Rodgers rated this app 3.0/5 | Category:


Oh, You Sexy Bees! iSprout is a Good-Looking Puzzle Game

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iSprout - Most of the time, when I download a game for my iPhone, I'm hoping it will be two things: First, I want it to be fun to play (duh!). Second, I want it to be pretty (or at least aesthetically pleasing), because I'm a total girl and I care about that kind of thing.


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iPhorest: It's Not Easy Being Green

OK. Here's the thing, readers. iPhorest, much like A Real Tree, is an application for the iPhone in which you can plant a virtual tree, and an actual real tree is planted somewhere in the world.


Tracy Rodgers rated this app 2.0/5 | Category:


Invasion of the Zakks: It's a Zakk Attack!

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Every once in a while, I come across a game or an application that makes me really, really happy to be an AppCraver reviewer, because otherwise, I probably wouldn't have seen it, or if I'd seen it, I probably wouldn't have given it a second look.


Tracy Rodgers rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


Bike or Die 2: The Answer is Bike AND Die, it Appears

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Bike or Die 2 - They say you never forget how to ride a bike. My question is: what about a bike simulator? I think the last video game I played that had me on a bicycle was Paperboy on original Nintendo.


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MouthOff: Try One On and Mask Your Face With Animated Lips

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MouthOff - There are some iPhone apps that are beautifully designed. There are some that are incredibly helpful. There are some that are awesomely fun games. And then there are some applications that seem mostly to have been made to allow me to annoy my boyfriend.


Tracy Rodgers rated this app 3.0/5 | Category:


STICKi PICi Purikura: Give Your Photos a Little Extra Sparkle

AppCraver readers, we're friends, right? I feel comfortable with you, like I can tell you things. I feel okay admitting that the teenage girl living inside of me is super happy about STICKi PICi Purikura.


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Yellow Pages: Fingers, Walking. You Know the Drill

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With the web-browsing abilities of the iPhone, it's generally pretty easy to find a phone number; a little Googling will usually get you what you need. That being said, Yellow Pages by Avantar conveniently makes it even easier to find whatever it is you're looking for.


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Tamagotchi: 'Round the World Is Really, Really, Really Cute

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Tamagotchi: 'Round the World — For my own peace of mind, and to make sure we're all on the same page here, I feel like I should start this off by stating that I am, generally, pro-cute. I like cute boys, and cute shoes, and cute couples.


Tracy Rodgers rated this app 3.0/5 | Category:


Pop: Hate To Burst Your Bubble

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Pop - Remember when playing with bubbles was maybe the most awesome thing ever? No? Just me? Well, at any rate, you probably liked it a little, at least. And the good news is that Pop by Nnooo allows you to relive that excitement in a stylish, action-packed new way.


Tracy Rodgers rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Wheel of Fortune: Take It For a Spin

Fellow word nerds, rejoice! The Wheel of Fortune app for iPhone by Sony Pictures Television is a near-perfect replication of the popular TV game show. You spin the wheel, buy vowels and attempt to guess the word or phrase hidden behind the blank squares.


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Virtual Villagers 2: The Lost Children

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Virtual Villagers 2: The Lost Children is the type of game you open just to mess with for a few minutes...and look up an hour later wondering what happened. At least, that's how it's been for me.


Tracy Rodgers rated this app 3.5/5 | Category: ,


American Idol Season 8 Exclusive Videos: THIS...is American Idol for iPhone

As someone who's watched American Idol more-or-less obsessively since its first season, I must admit I feel extremely well-qualified to discuss the American Idol Season 8 Exclusive Video app offered by The Zumobi Network.


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