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.
Give Your Photos Goofy Makeovers with PicTricks
The first question I asked myself when I viewed PicTricks by Ziconic is what audience this app was intended for. Based on the juvenile photo-altering functions, I would have to guess this iPhone app was created for tweens and teens, most likely girls.
Draw Me is an Exercise in Memory
Draw Me is an artistic style app that challenges users to recreate a simple image from memory by drawing it on screen with your finger. Letters, symbols, and pictures pop up on the screen and then fade away leaving a blank page for you to render your version of the image.
Use Brushes to Create Your Masterpiece
The closest I've come to painting a canvas is the drop cloth I used the last time I painted the bathroom in my house. Steve Sprang's Brushes is just the thing for a guy like me who's more likely to paint himself into a corner than to create great works of art.
Pixi's Interactive Graphics in Motion is Cool for Creatives
Pixi is a new iPhone/iPod Touch app from Tiny Wonder Studios that they describe as “music to your eyes.” It definitely is a visual app, but it is infinitely deeper than that because you can control what you see.
i-Doodz Character Creator for Avatars
Noel Hartshorn and Dennis Harrison want you to have Doodz on your iPhone, it appears, which is presumably why they created i-Doodz.
i-Doodz is a highly customizable program that allows users to create characters (the aforementioned "doodz") that they can then save to their phones, use as wallpapers, or even send as e-cards.
mi Face Lets Users Create Personalized Avatars
mi Face - Do you secretly have your crush's phone number saved in your iPhone? And are you too chicken to snap a photo of him or her to assign to their listing in your contacts? Do you wish you had an easy solution?
Cute Origami App is Easy and Cute
Cute Origami from orientmaple.com is an iPhone app containing instructional origami videos. Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. Intricate pieces of art are made with one square piece of paper, using only geometric folds and requiring no glue or scissors.
myEye: Jeeper Creepers it's an Interactive Peeper
If you like being watched (oh, we know you're out there), here's some good news for you: myEye, the first application from Jelly Biscuits, gives you the opportunity to have a big animated eyeball right on your iPhone.
Ustream.tv's Video App for iPhone is Less Streaming More Screaming
I'd been hearing a lot about Ustream.tv's Ustream Viewing Application and decided to try it out on one of the must-see events in U.S. history, President's Barrack Obama's inauguration. After 30 minutes or so, I went back to watching the festivities on my desktop via my Slingbox.
Skies Offers Partial Information for Amateur Astronomers
It was a dark and stormy night, so it was a good thing I had Shane MCCafferty's Skies app. With just a quick glance at my trusty iPhone, I was able to see it will be a dark and stormy night at 6pm, 9pm, 12am and 6am.
word.i.pus is the Dictionary Every Scrabble or Boggle Player Needs
I need word.i.pus, from Paul Jacobs, because I cheat at Scrabble. That's the only way I can beat my wife who has Oracle Database 11g for a brain. She knows I cheat but she lets me get away with it because she also knows I won't play against her otherwise.
Trailers May Be Good for Hardcore Movie Fans
There are numerous entertainment apps that feature information on current and upcoming movies and Trailers is just one of the many. Trailers is the paid version of Trailers Lite, the previously available free app that allows you to view Apple’s high quality movie trailers.
Moneypedia: an Encyclopedia of Foreign Currencies
Moneypedia is a new world currency encyclopedia created by Bokan Technologies that features in-depth information on a variety of currencies from five continents. Now you can discover the historical significance of what is pictured on a whole host of different foreign currencies right from the convenience of your iPhone or iPod touch.
Banner Communicates with Scrolling LED Messages
I haven’t found a practical use for Banner by akamatsu.org yet and I’m not sure if I ever will. The ability to create an advertising LED on your iPhone or iPod touch doesn’t really seem like a useful function on such a small personal device.
Jillie Bean Invites Would-be Musicians to Strut Their Stuff on the Sidewalk
Howler monkeys have better ears for music than I do, but that doesn't keep me from trying to come up with good vibrations. I thought Phinicky Productions' new Jillie Bean musical app might be the thing for me.