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.

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!

Buy iBonsai on the App Store

Relax and Grow a Tree with iBonsai

How do you fare with houseplants?  With iBonsai from Brainpower Labs, you do not have to worry.  iBonsai allows you to watch beautiful, unique bonsai trees grow in a meditative manner before your eyes.

Buy TypeDrawing on the App Store

Create Poetic Visual Art with Type Drawing

While there are a slew of iPhone apps that give you the opportunity to be creative, and it is more unusual for an app to allow for creativity on multiple levels.  Type Drawing does just that:  it allows you to write and draw, combining the two to make captivating visual art.

Emergency Radio Vs. Police Scanner: Cops Unedited

Emergency Radio Vs. Police Scanner: Cops Unedited

1 Adam 12 see the woman at 1242 Hauser St. prowler complaint. Handle this call code 2; And so began my fascination with police shows and police radio jargon. Shortly thereafter I was listening intently to my father’s police scanner of the happenings all over southern California.

LottoFetch Works Great for a Narrow Audience

Every time I buy a lottery ticket, I start dreaming about how I am going to spend my 25 million dollars only to have my hopes shattered when my numbers are not drawn.  In order to avoid that painful disappointment, I do not play the lottery often. 

Buy E! Online on the App Store

E! Online Gets Gossip App Right

Gossip gangsters unite! There is a new entertainment news app floating around in the App Store. E! Online is the new app from E! Entertainment that handles all your entertainment news needs.

Movies Now! Free May Be Another Movie Giant App

Movies Now! Free - If all the available free movie apps we've reviewed to date were in a head to head competition, the last standing would likely be Movies by Flixster, Fandango and this app, Movies Now!

Buy ! Squeeze it. Face Deformer & Wobble on the App Store

Squeeze Some Photo Fun out of Squeeze it

If you like fun little apps that let you play with pictures, then check out Squeeze it by Longneck. Similar to Face Melter, Squeeze it is a face deformer and wobble app that is surprisingly easy to use.

Elvis Mobile is all Shook Up

If you’re a fan of the Elvis.com site, you’ll like the Elvis Mobile app. However, it you’re a fan of Elvis, then you might not find the Elvis Mobile app as appealing. Elvis Mobile is a direct link to Elvis.com, the site run by Elvis Presley Enterprises.

F-MyLife: On The Go Pick Me Up

F-MyLife - If you’re ever having one of those days that has you staring into space thinking your life sucks; You have a few options, either do something to improve your day or tap into the F-MyLife iPhone app by enormego and enjoy the dreadful accounts of people whose days are going far worse than yours.

Buy Tiny Violin on the App Store

Tiny Violin: Use Your iPhone for Sympathetic Strumming

Playing the world’s smallest violin using your thumb and forefinger is so old school now that the Tiny Violin iPhone app by Brian Gorby is available. Tiny Violin actually adds the sound to your snarky attempts of condolence or joy towards someone.

iFlush- Swoosh Those Troubles Down The Drain

iFlush - Ever walk away from someone thinking, that dude’s full of crap? Next time, whip out your iPhone and take a quick snapshot of him and let the iFlush iPhone app by Elimination Systems bring a smile back to your face.

Oh My Girl Offers Fake Calls for a (Mood) Swingin' Good Time

Oh My Girl Offers Fake Calls for a (Mood) Swingin' Good Time

I’ve had my share of crazy messages left on my voicemail by girlfriends over the years, some I wished I would have saved and some so scary I was almost afraid to delete for fear that pressing the delete option would cause some sort of nuclear disaster. Apparently the people over at Mac Killer Apps have more intestinal fortitude than I do.