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 VLC Remote on the App Store

VLC Remote Puts Your Media in the Palm of Your Hand

If you're interested in remote controlling the audio and video stored on your desktop or home server, you'll want to check out Hobbyist software's VLC Remote as an alternative to Apple's Remote app, especially if you have a Linux machine.

Buy 100sounds +FREE RINGTONES! 100's of Sound FX & RING TONES on the App Store

You Could Do 100s of Things With 100 Sounds

100Sounds - What would you do with a soundboard in your pocket? Wake up your sleeping roommate? Confuse your dog? Shake up a meeting at the office? There really is an endless list of obnoxious, pointlessly fun possibilities.

The Flakery: Creating Virtual Snowflakes is Pretty Cool

I live in New York. For the the first 26 years of my life, I lived in Florida, but now I live in New York. And New York? Is cold. So, to be totally honest, I'm really kind of over snow. And because of that, I should probably hate The Flakery, an application created by Paul Maciorowski that allows users to create virtual paper snowflakes.

Buy Television on the App Store

Television App Brings TV to the iPhone — Not Quite

Television from Makayama is not exactly television. This iPhone app is a video aggregator showing pre-recorded clips and podcasts, most of which are already available on the web. The Television app requires WiFi and will not work on the 3G cellular network.

Buy PicTricks on the App Store

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.

Buy Pixi Touch Art on the App Store

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?

Buy Cute Origami on the App Store

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.

Buy myEye - Interactive Eye + 2of6 matching game on the App Store

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.

Buy Wordipus on the App Store

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.