Entertainment Apps

Entertainment apps range from the silly to the sublime. For a list of our favorites, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of the Best Entertainment Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for today’s news and reviews of entertainment applications for iOS devices.

Yoritsuki Provides a Room with a View

It’s unlikely that you travel enough to have stayed at a hotel or inn with a view so stunning you’d like to take it with you on your iPhone, but that could be because you’ve never visited the fictional Japanese inn, Yoritsuki.

Police Scanner or Emergency Radio?

Police Scanner or Emergency Radio?

If you’re one of those edge-of-your-seat types that enjoys following police, fire and EMS transmissions there are half a dozen apps that make it easy to listen to those calls on your iPhone.

Zenscape: Colorful Lightplay is Quietly Calm

Zenscape - More than a year ago, Koi Pond floated onto the app scene with a gorgeous (if pointless) app that allowed users to affect an onscreen world with a touch, tap or swipe. It was an instant success and app developers have been using the model ever since hoping to achieve the same fame.

Anitello: Animated How-to Videos for Life's Little Problems

Anitello is an app designed to provide "clarifying animations" to "entertain and assist." The animations cover basic tasks such as jumpstarting a battery or cooking a steak — simple stuff that people frequently have questions about.

PhotoShoot: Maim Your Photos in Marvelous Ways

PhotoShoot is a customizable dart board that lets you choose a photo (aka: target) and dart-style to release frustration or a enjoy quick chuckle.

Buy 3D Aquarium on the App Store

3D Aquarium: Dive into a Peaceful Underwater World of Virtual Pets

3D Aquarium — The great thing about having a pet is the interaction — the petting, funny expressions and playtime. So, I’m usually not too keen on the world of virtual pets and the related iPhone apps.

Buy iCaption (Funny Pics - FAIL, Signs, plus more!) on the App Store

iCaption Harnesses the Power (and Pain) of Community

iCaption (Funny Pics - FAIL Signs, plus more!) is an iphone application for all you Dane Cook fans out there — meaning I don't think it is remotely funny or even tolerable but I guarantee some of you out there will.

Zamodo Faces Serves up Indie-Art Wallpaper in 3 Yummy Designs

Zamodo Faces Serves up Indie-Art Wallpaper in 3 Yummy Designs

Each collection in Zamodo's new line of iPhone Wallpaper apps features 10 clean, vector-y, candy-coated artworks designed to look like faces. They have just the right dash of whimsy and cool to give your device a little attitude that says, "I may ride the waves of popular culture, but I'm still a kid at heart."

uKnowit Crams a Whopping 10,000 Quotes, Facts, Trivia into One App

Have you ever been stuck mid-sentence because you don't know how to refer to that group of wild boars crossing the expressway? Or spent sleepless nights wondering what type of insanity might make a man think he is an ox?

Buy The Mood Setter on the App Store

The Mood Setter is Good for a few Laughs

The Mood Setter from Sobits is the only iPhone app I know that literally includes the phrase Bow-chicka-wow-wow, which depending on your taste is either hilariously hip or totally gauche.

Buy Fluid 2 on the App Store

Fluid 2 is Meditation in Motion

There are so many apps now that do so little.  Fluid 2 is one of those Zen apps whose motto could be “don’t just do something, sit there.” Fluid 2, a ninety-nine cent version of the free Fluid from Fabien Sanglard, allows you to do more than tap the screen and watch the waves ripple across the water. 

Buy Family Guy on the App Store

Family Guy is 'Freakin' Sweet'

Family Guy will delight fans of the snarky television series with a steady flow of clips from the show and a few games. It will serve as a nice highlight reel for those who want a quick fix of  Stewie's antics.

Buy SpinArt on the App Store

Create Dizzy Paintings with SpinArt

SpinArt will remind you of childhood art projects.  Playing with SpinArt feels like a combination of blowing paint with a straw, tie-dying and that game (whose name I cannot remember) where you make geometric patterns by drawing with round plastic things that spin. 

Buy Ransom Letters - Picture Messages on the App Store

Nabbed Makes Fun Photo Captions

Using hundreds of letters cut from magazines, Nabbed from More Blu Sky is a creative way to add captions to your photos. I am not sure how Nabbed chose its app name, but perhaps it is because the letters look like a ransom note when they are used to make words to add to your photos. 

Buy Baby Maker! on the App Store

Baby Maker! Creates Comical Kids

I do not have any children, but I have wondered on occasion what my kids would look like if I had some.  Baby Maker! is designed to give me a comical glimpse into a child-filled future. Don’t take Baby Maker!