Editor’s Picks Apps
MobileFiles' Excel Editing and File Transfer Make for Potent Combo
Editor's note: MobileFiles Pro has been replaced by QuickOffice Pro.
I reviewed QuickOffice's MobileFiles (the free version) file transfer app for Apple's MobileMe iDisk not too long ago and I liked it very much.
Dynolicious Measures Auto Performance Astoundingly Well
Many of the apps available on the App Store today are aimed at replacing expensive hardware or software on the cheap. With Dynolicious, Bunsen Tech achieves that goal. Simply stated, Dynolicious is just as good as it sounds.
Alphabetic Puzzles and Challenges
Alphabetic is a game that is all about hand and eye coordination. Tap the letters of the alphabet in sequence. Start with A and try to get to Z before time runs out. For every letter you find correctly you’ll get three seconds. The faster you find letters the more points you’ll earn. Three seconds or less gets you a quick find bonus. Find one in less than a second, it’s a blitz bonus for even more points. Chain them together and you’ve earned even more points. There 26 trophies awarded to top scorers. They range from fast fingers to perfection.
WiFi Disk Simplifies Shuttling Files from Handheld to Desktop
A few minutes after you take your iPhone or iPod touch out of the box and poke around, it will hit you: "Man, I need an easy way to transfer files." Take a look at WiFi Disk, from Headlight Software when you see the light.
Vinnie Jones Wake Up Call Works out Well
iPhone users can rest a little easier tonight. You no longer have to wake up the blaring sounds of random digital noise from your alarm clock. The very English ex professional footballer Vinnie Jones has released the Vinnie Jones Wake up Call. If you’ve incorporated lines from popular Hollywood movies like Snatch, or Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels into your vocabulary you’re in for a real treat.
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.
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.
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.
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. Together they built FourTrack, the closest anyone has gotten to creating a rich-featured, studio-quality multi-track recording app for the iPhone.
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. Hmm, I wonder whether it's coincidence that Electronic Arts has just released its version of the popular word game for the iPhone, or a sign the economy is set to go further down the drain?