Editor’s Picks Apps
Word Absurd is an Uncommonly Good Word Search
Word searches are all the more fun when you're searching for the bizarre words rather than the mundane. Word Absurd by developer new-comer Trephination Proved Worthless LLC is a collection of word searches where the hidden words are slightly more unique than the standard fare.1
No Newbies Here — Nubi Do is Top-Notch Task Manager
The people at Gennubi may indeed be newbies to the development of productivity apps, however with or without any previous App Store releases their debut task manager and to do list app, Nubi Do, is evidence to the contrary.
Amass Wealth and High Scores with Fortune Panda
A simple little arcade style game, Fortune Panda features a hep little panda bear wandering a beach where it's raining money. Living vicariously through Fortune Panda, you collect money in your tiny bucket while avoiding the bad stuff.
Earthquake Preparedness With iPhone and Quake SOS
Though I’ve seen a pretty wide variety of iPhone apps in every category and admittedly don’t know all of them by a long shot, Quake SOS is the first app I’ve seen that is designed for use in a natural disaster emergency.
SexyTime Sex Position Guide and Choreographer Serious Play for Lovers
SexyTime Sex Position Guide and Choreographer isn't for everyone, and it isn't for "every-when," but then neither are you.
All-In Pedometer a Great Fitness Aide
All-In Pedometer is a fairly comprehensive exercise app that is a great companion for keeping track of workout statistics. The pedometer functions really well and gives a pretty accurate readout when it is placed in a pocket.
ScanBizCards Streamlines Contacts
ScanBizCards attempts to give you a handy way to take business card information and instantly add it to the iPhone's address book. By and large it works as advertised, though the conversion to text is not fully seamless and will require some editing in most cases.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Preschool Storybook Piano
The average iPhone user doesn’t typically get too excited over apps specifically designed for small children. Unless you’re a parent, grandparent, or preschool teacher, apps like Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Preschool Storybook Piano are probably not on your radar.
Balance Forecasting Gets Upgraded With More Tools for Bill Management
A favorite personal finance app has undergone a digital makeover so that you can undergo a financial one. Originally available for download as Balance Forecasting, the new and improved Bills and Balance Forecasting w/Reminders is now free for download and use for up to six line items.
LoKast is Quick and Easy File Sharing and Social Networking
For most iPhone users the ease of social networking is a blessing and a curse (don’t get caught at work). But however you look at it, new apps that break the social boundaries are emerging all the time.
Finger Race with Touch Racing Nitro
Touch Racing Nitro is a great racing game, though it takes some getting used to thanks to the unique controls. Instead of the virtual directional pad popular in most iPhone games you lead a race car on a virtual leash controlled by your finger.
Mr. Giggle Offers Tetris-Like Play for Puzzle Lovers on iPhone and iPad
Mr. Giggle (editor's note: now replaced by Mr. Giggle 2) is a very fun and addictive game that plays well on the iPhone but is even better with the extra screen real estate on the iPad. Unlike its predecessor, Mr.
The Impossible Game - It So Is
Finally, a game that completely lives up to its name. The Impossible Game is exactly what it sounds like. Well, OK, while "impossible" may seem like a strong word, "improbable" or "really, really hard" doesn’t have the same ring to it.
Avatar Delivers Another Solid Performance
Even if you were not a fan of the movie, James Cameron's Avatar is an outstanding game that takes advantage of the strengths of the iPhone/iPod touch platform or the iPad platform in a separate app. The virtual joypad control was among the best I have used.
Word Droppings - Funny Name, Fun Game
Don't worry, it's not in your eye, it's with an I and an E, O, U and sometimes Y. Word Droppings is a word building game played by tapping letters to form words, which as expected, scores you points.