Editor’s Picks Apps
Peekaboo Barn Offers Some Lively Livestock
Night & Day Studios, Inc., the company that in the last few months has brought you such clever apps as Audience Pro, Rimshot Pro and Big Fat Lies Trivia Game, deserves a big-barn round of applause for its recent release of the children's educational game called Peekaboo Barn.1
Twittelator Pro Nearly Perfect For Serious Messaging
Twittelator Pro offers an incredible amount of features all in one Twitter app. If you are looking for one application to handle all your twittering needs it would be hard to go wrong with this app. Yet a few glitches keep it from being the "perfect 10" that it is capable of.
AppSniper: Buy this App and Save Some Money
Manta Research's AppSniper is one of those apps that fills a gap that Apple should have plugged at the outset. It's only $0.99 and you'll probably save at least that much the first time you use it. AppSniper keeps track of all the new, free and on-sale apps currently in the App Store.
iDicto Voice Recorder Has Great Features but Needs Refinement
At last count, the App Store featured something like 60 apps with voice recording capabilities. DAVA Consulting's iDicto happens to be among one of the better ones I've tried for simple voice-note-taking.
Word Warp is Best Word Game for iPhone
Word Warp! I love this game and everything about it. This is probably the one iPhone app that I have used everyday since I have downloaded it. The object of the game is exactly like that of Text Twist if you are familiar with it.
hiCard Sends Greetings for All Seasons, All Reasons
It's always fun to get mail. Whether it's regular old snail mail or a digital notecard, it's nice to know that someone is "Thinking of You." HiCard Suite is the best app I've seen to send electronic greetings. Not only are the e-cards beautiful, but they are so simple.
FourTrack is a Big Step in iPhone Music Production.
When developer Sonoma Wire Works set out to create a multi-track recorder for the iPhone, they enlisted the help of Retronyms, creators of the best selling Recorder iPhone app.
Bebot Chirps Its Way Into Your Heart
The App Store is flooded with a number of inexpensive apps that serve a very specific purpose. A prime example is Bebot, a "Robot Voice Synthesizer." I have to say, I did not have very high expectations for Bebot, mostly because I didn't see the utility of the app.
Pocket Tunes Radio is Number One with a Bullet
NormSoft's Pocket Tunes Radio is a slick app that puts hundreds of Internet radio stations on your iPhone and iPod touch. Pocket Tunes Radio comes with an extensive list of pre-loaded stations — organized by every music genre you can think of.
Scrabble, Just Right for Tough Times
Scrabble was invented by Alfred Mosher Butts, an out-of-work architect, during the Great Depression.
A Test Drive with Ferrari GT: Evolution
The last thing you or I need is to spend even more time playing driving games than working, but you must take Gameloft's Ferrari GT: Evolution for a test drive. I can't put the darn thing down. The graphics are terrific — the 3D visual effects are lush and crisp at the same time.
Wanted: Customize Your Photos For Old-Timey Fun
The folks that created cartoonizeme for adding comic faces, props and frames to photos have another entertaining app called Wanted that turns your iPhone pics into sepia-toned wanted posters. You can customize the name, reward amount, and add western-style props to any photo in your library.
HappyHour Tastes Great, More Filling
With more than 9,000 drink recipes, HappyHour has to be the largest database of drink recipes available in one iPhone app. Of course quantity isn't everything, there's more to making a good cocktail app than stuffing it full of recipes. HappyHour deliciously delivers the goods in most areas.
Tiki Towers: Start Monkeying Around
Tiki Towers is a building game where you use various island objects to create bridges, wheels or towers for your monkeys to climb. Tiki Towers is quickly addictive and perfect for short bursts of play. At first glance Tiki Towers seems so simple.
Imangi Invites Players to Join in a Multi-Player Word Challenge
Imangi may seem like just another word game a first glance, but Imangi has a twist that makes the game different and challenging. Each row and column is actually a dial that lets you rotate the letters. The plan is to get as many words as possible on that one board.