Editor’s Picks Apps
Tiffen's Cool fx Photo App is as Cool as it Says it is
Like Tiffen’s Photo fx, which I reviewed earlier this year, Cool fx is a set of digital optical filters (filters are Tiffen’s main line of business) for the iPhone and iPod touch. You use these filters to simulate the results you get with a variety of filters and lab processes when taking photographs with film.
Jackson Pollock: Unleash Your Inner Artist
Have you ever wondered how Jackson Pollock became so successful by dripping paint on canvas? I’m sure that anyone that has ever stood back and admired one of his works has asked themselves that very question.
Launch Penguins with YETISPORTS 1: Pingu Throw
YETISPORTS 1: Pingu Throw - Penguins are one of those well-loved animals on our planet. Maybe it is the adorable way they waddle, the little honking noises they make, or the way they fly through the air yelling “yippee!” when a Yeti hits them with a baseball bat.
Multiplayer Tiki Spades is Trump Card App
Multiplayer Tiki Spades - I grew up learning to play every card game imaginable and even though I’m more of a card guppy than a card shark, I enjoy card games immensely. It’s not always easy to find other people to join in, so I really appreciate a good video card game.
Azkend is a Puzzle Game Polished to Near Perfection
Developed by MythPeople, Azkend is a casual puzzle game available for play online and now on sale in the App Store. Azkend features several challenges to be completed along with the traditional match three or more puzzle premise.
iTranslate Plus is no Universal Translator, but it's Pretty Good
iTranslate Plus, from Outer Space Apps, enables you to translate text between 2 of 35 languages. It’s not as capable as the Universal Translator so often used on Star Trek (there’s no Romulan or Klingon, for example) but it works fine for humans, as far as I can tell.
See Time Fly With FlipDown
FlipDown - I rarely get excited about random apps that aren’t clearly designed for productivity or have a specified purpose that seems useful or necessary in some way. However, FlipDown by InterHive is clearly an exception.
Catcha Mouse: Match Wits with a Mouse
Do you think you are smarter than a mouse? Catcha Mouse gives you the opportunity to find out.
The object of the puzzle game Catcha Mouse from Odasoft is to prevent the mouse from getting into a mouse hole by blocking his way with mousetraps.
Galactica Takes You to Another Galaxy
Galactica is a groovy, transporting app for your iPhone. Did you ever dim the lights, turn on trance music and stare at your lava lamp as it morphed and swam? Galactica from Thumbspark Limited provides a similar sensory experience, except you are in charge of the dynamic ebbs and flows of the app.
Bubble Pop: More Than Popping Bubbles
Bubble Pop™ is the other app with the words “bubble” and/or “pop” in its name, not to be confused with Pop, Bubble Pop!, BubblePop, BubbleWrap!, BubbleWrap or Bubble Snap. Bubble Pop™ from Bapsoft is a great game that is much more complex than simply popping bubbles.
2XL Supercross ... The Best Looking Game on the iPhone
Welcome to the high octane world of Motocross racing brought to you courtesy of 2XL Games. 2XL Supercross is a game that is looking to place a fat stamp on the racing genre. After spending some quality time with 2XL Supercross, it’s fair to say that headline racers like Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart, Fastlane Street Racing, and Aqua Moto Racing have officially been put on notice.
Timewerks Puts Mobile Billing Right to Work
Well-crafted billing apps for the iPhone and iPod touch are as hard to find as a sinner on Sunday, but Sorth's Timewerks: Mobile Billing is the best one I've come across.
The problem I have with most of these apps is that they are often tedious to use or lack essential features.
Satchel The Backpack Client is a Full-Featured Organizational Tool
Satchel The Backpack Client by Stand Alone, Inc is an excellent tool for anyone seeking to organize a business, club, family, or other type of group where everyone needs to be kept up to date about projects and tasks.
Galaxy on Fire 3D Leads the Race for Space
Galaxy on Fire 3D, from FISHLABS, is this developer's best effort yet at pushing the envelope of the standard outer space shooter-on-rails genre for the iPhone and iPod touch.
FISHLABS is the creator behind Toy Tanks 3D, Burning Tires, Powerboat Challenge — all of which are cast in the shooter-on-rails mold.
Sticky Licky: Grab the Little Buggers if You Can
The early frog gets the bugs! Sticky Licky from visionwise is a cute, old school-style game for the iPhone. Your primary purpose is to help Sticky Licky the frog eat as many flies as possible while avoiding bees and other dangers.