Editor’s Picks Apps
The Flakery: Creating Virtual Snowflakes is Pretty Cool
I live in New York. For the the first 26 years of my life, I lived in Florida, but now I live in New York. And New York? Is cold. So, to be totally honest, I'm really kind of over snow. And because of that, I should probably hate The Flakery, an application created by Paul Maciorowski that allows users to create virtual paper snowflakes.
Send Multiple Pics in One Message with Multi-Photo Email
Multi-Photo Email: In the race to have the shiniest, most feature-heavy phone, iPhone users are pretty much at the front of the pack. I myself went through about three phones a year, always looking for something, well, cooler, until I got my iPhone.
Physics-bases Bubble Game is Good iPhone App for Just Fillin' Time
Just Fillin' - Some of my favorite apps for killing time are games that are quick and easy to play. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good puzzler or a more complex game for down time, but sometimes I just want an entertaining way to pass a few minutes while sitting and waiting somewhere.
Up There Demonstrates How "Uplifting" an App Can Be
This intriguing app really is “Up There” on the list of well designed games for iPhone/iPod Touch. Up There is a simple game with seamless design that takes advantage of the accelerometer. The game is merely a maze of sorts, but combines many outstanding features to turn a simple concept into a fun application.
Mancala: FS5 (Free) — Marble Game Gets Everything Right
Mancala: FS5 (Free). For those of us that didn’t already know, "The word mancala comes from the Arabic word naqala meaning literally ‘to move.' There is no one game with the name mancala; instead mancala is a type, or designation, of game.” (Wikipedia)
This is a wonderful game that I remember from my childhood and it brought a smile to my face to see it in the app store.
Use Brushes to Create Your Masterpiece
The closest I've come to painting a canvas is the drop cloth I used the last time I painted the bathroom in my house. Steve Sprang's Brushes is just the thing for a guy like me who's more likely to paint himself into a corner than to create great works of art.
vConqr: World Domination is Closer, but still Just out of Reach
The Risk knock-off vConqr has undergone quite the revamping since our original review of the game when it was known as Virtual Conquest. This version is more playable and should appeal to both Risk fanatics and iPhone/iPod touch gamers.
Bowling is an Adventure with Downhill Bowling on the iPhone
A hand-held animated bowling game did not sound exciting to me until I discovered Downhill Bowling for the iPhone. Released by GameResort as an alternative to the free Downhill Bowling Lite, this iPhone app is a clever, addictive game that is appealing and fun for all ages.
Eye vs. Eye Tests Your Skill for Perceiving Color
Eye vs. Eye by FORMation Alliance is a great little game for improving or testing your color matching skills. FORMation Alliance is an up and coming iPhone and iPod touch app contributor with a focus on designers.
Pocket Express — Placing The World In The Palm Of Your Hand
The Pocket Express iPhone App from Handmark Inc. is an information-based app, which has been used by smartphone owners for quite some time. The app is designed to make it easy for you to access news, sports, weather, entertainment and other information quickly. According to Handmark Inc, the Pocket Express app for the iPhone is designed specifically for the functionality and features of the iPhone.
Super Word Find Will Keep Search Enthusiasts Busy
Super Word Find is exactly what it purports to be — a word finding puzzle which remains true to the classic word search puzzles. Moreover, it’s “supercharged” in a kind of way that only a Word Search can be.
Animalz Gets Applauze for Solid Puzzle Game
Animalz - Though collapse-style puzzle games like this one are a dime a dozen, there are a few classics that might stand out in your mind. PurpleZoo Productions’ Animalz may not be an instant classic, but it stands a good chance of being a favorite app for those who love this type of puzzle game.
Digital Chocolate Launches a Winner with Crazy Penguin Catapult
Crazy Penguin Catapult is Digital Chocolate’s first iPhone game, bursting onto the scene just one day before Chocolate Shop Frenzy. Crazy Penguin Catapult is nothing short of what you’d expect from the monster publishing house. The highly anticipated game is an adventure game with skill, precision and strategy.
Stanza eReader Opens New Chapter for Reading on iPhone
Put a sign that says "Free" on anything from a broken Beta VCR to a basket of kittens, and I'll probably take it home. When I came across Lexcycle's e-Reader Stanza in the App Store, I grabbed it, even though I seldom read lengthy docs on my iPhone.
Spell Check is a Dictionary in Reverse
How's your spelling? That bad, huh? Download Achoom's Spell Check and you'll be okay.
There are several dictionaries in the App Store and those virtual dictionaries are exactly like the physical dictionaries, give or take a few extras that exploit the iPhone and iPod touch's unique capabilities.