Editor’s Picks Apps


Buy Instapaper on the App Store

Instapaper

It’s no surprise that New York based Marco Arment’s Instapaper is such a huge hit with commuters and travelers. Readers who ride the train, bus, or subways will likely find Instapaper an essential part of their daily commute or journey.

Buy Whitepages on the App Store

WhitePages App Gives Broad Access to Contact Information — With a Few Extras

The entire White Pages can now fit into the palm of your hand. WhitePages.com delivers a powerful utility app with a seemingly unlimited number of electronic business and residential entries to the iPhone.

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.

Buy Nine Inch Nails Revenge on the App Store

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.

Buy Trip Cubby • Mileage Log for Tax Deduction or Reimbursement on the App Store

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.

Buy Google Earth on the App Store

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.

Buy PAC-MAN Lite on the App Store

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.

Buy Box for iPhone and iPad on the App Store

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.

Buy Grocery iQ on the App Store

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.

Buy School of Rock on the App Store

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.

Buy LED Basketball 78 on the App Store

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.

Buy Everest: Hidden Expedition (Full) on the App Store

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.

Buy Nanosaur 2 on the App Store

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.

Buy Bloom on the App Store

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.