Editor’s Picks Apps
Topple is Tetris with Way More Personality
Ngmoco brings Topple to the iPhone with an updated and wildly modern new look. The recently released Topple is a throw back to the 1980's video game "Tetris" and even older board game of the same name.
Tap Tap Revenge: Nine Inch Nails Edition Takes the Stage
First announced back in September, the special NIN edition of Tap Tap Revenge featuring music "hand picked by Trent Reznor himself" is now available in the App Store. The NIN-branded app offers players 16 tracks from the last two Nine Inch Nails albums, The Slip and Ghosts I-IV.
Trip Cubby the mileage app
Trip Cubby may have nothing to do with animals but it is a bear of an application. It’s a fully functional utility application that allows users to track their billable mileage for deductions and expenses.
Google Earth: A Free Trip Around the World on iPhone, iPod Touch
As of last night the ultimate interactive map and the ultimate interactive phone are now linked. Google Earth is available as a free download for iPhone and iPod Touch.
Having Google Earth at your fingertips anytime, anywhere is cool enough.
Pac-Man Lite Tops List of Free Apps in iTunes Store
Pac-Man Lite - Classic arcade gamers can keep their change for more important things by downloading PAC-MAN Lite. The paid version of this vintage star has been in the app store for a while, but this full-featured free demo is a first for Namco Networks.
Forget AirSharing. Box.net Offers Free Cloud Storage on iPhone
One of the most popular (and discussed) application uses for the iPhone has been document storage. First there was DataCase and Readdle Docs — two paid apps that allowed you to store files on your iPhone using a very cryptic (and often flawed) synchronization method.
Grocery IQ - Manage and Share Your Grocery Shopping List
The best utility apps are those that have proven themselves to be extremely functional aka time saving. Grocery IQ falls into this category by simplifying the often tedious and cumbersome task of grocery shopping.
PanoLab is a Must Have Photo Collage Utility
Unlike the paid Pano and Panorama apps, PanoLab is free, and allows for both vertical and horizontal panorama creations. Unlike Pano, PanoLab does not feature any blending or ghosting as a means of lining up pictures -- instead you take the pictures one at a time and then move them around to create a collage.
Feel the Noise with School of Rock
School of Rock is a new interactive music app inspired by the 2003 movie of the same name. But unlike the recently reviewed Sex and the City app, this movie franchise delivers without any merch store attached. Paramount Digital Entertainment used the movie's premise to create a very fun app, that is packed with tons of different tools and aspects.
LED Basketball Scores Another Win for touchGrove
iPhone application developer touchGrove had a big hit with LED Football and has followed up logically enough with LED Basketball. Featuring a butter-yellow case, 70s-style players complete with booty shorts and high socks, and an overall flawless reproduction of the original game, LED Basketball is a highly entertaining retro pleasure.
Everest Keeps You Glued to your iPhone
Everest: Hidden Expedition is one very addictive seek-and-find game. The first iPhone app by developer Big Fish Games is a keeper with great graphics and truly addictive qualities.
The game's objective is to compete against three other teams in reaching the summit of Mount Everest.
Nanosaur 2 - Pangea Continues to Raise the Bar
Pangea Software brings yet another one of their great games to the iPhone. Nanosaur 2 fits right into the high-quality game apps, like Billy Frontier or Cro Mag Rally, that the Austin-based developer has released on the platform so far. With outstanding graphics and great action this third person shooter game is definitely worth the $3.99 price tag.
Brian Eno's Bloom is an Unrivaled Music App
Bloom is a truly unique music app by English musician and father of ambient music Brian Eno. Eno and his collaborator, musician/programmer Peter Chilvers, created a one-of-a-kind app, that allows the user to both create and enjoy unique pieces of music.
iChalky is Dancing His Way into Our Hearts
Remember that scene in the Wizard of Oz when the scarecrow first comes off his pole and learns to walk. If you could control that gangly dance on your iPhone, you would have iChalky.
Chalky is a stick figure that is much more complex than he appears.
Dizzy Bee Tilts and Twirls its Way to the Top
DizzyBeeFree is everything that a lite version should be — a teaser with all the quality of the of a paid app and gameplay that leaves you wanting more.
Start out with the free app, but know this: by the time you've made it through the first 4 levels you'll be a Dizzy Bee convert eager to pay $2.99 for 40 more levels of fun.