Editor’s Picks Apps
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.
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.
HippoRemote Turns iPhone into Multitouch Mouse
With HippoRemote Pro, your iPhone controls your computer like a wireless mouse and keyboard. There are other remote control apps, but this is the best.
Fruit Ninja: Slice, Dice, Play
So you say you always wanted to star in a Ginsu Knife commercial? Or your dream job at Benihana's was short-circuited by your aversion to meat? Never fear! Now there's Fruit Ninja, your iPhone virtual fruit-slashing wonder app!
Keep Tabs on Tasks with TapDo
TapDo goes beyond the traditional to-do checklist to bring more robust features for task management.
TapDo will appeal to those who like to organize their tasks into a system of files and aggregate them by due date.
Try Your Luck at Viaden Magic Slots
Part of Viaden’s series of slots games that brings the casino to your mobile device, Viaden Magic Slots may be the best value of them all. Four slot games are included with a free bonus game available for registering.
Busy Moms Rely on Intuition to Get Things Done
A productivity app with a claim of being “designed by moms, for moms,” Intuition makes it easy to organize the tasks every family manager (a.k.a. mom) needs to tackle. With an array of included categories as well as customizable options all organized into a list view, Intuition is more than just a to-do list and is quite a comprehensive personal assistant with the potential to simplify hoards of information, lists and notes.
Skee-Ball has Redeeming Qualities
Flick your finger to send a duckpin-sized bowling ball up the ramp and into the holes. Tilt the phone to add spin after the flick. That’s it, but be prepared to do it a few thousand times a day.