Worthwhile Apps Apps
Relax offers HD-Quality Peace... for a Price
Have you ever watched a burning log video? For budget-conscious iPhone users, the infinite burning log might be more effective at soothing frazzled nerves than Relax.
Relax whisks users away to one of five nature scenes for five minutes with a music loop.
MultiQuiz allows you to Create your Own Quizzes
MultiQuiz, an app from french iPhone developer Eric Degrage is a trivia app with the unique ability to have users create their own Quizzes. To do so, you first login to the developer website, and then create your quiz by entering each question along with three possible answers.
Summizer Realtime Twitter Search from the iPhone
Summizer Realtime Twitter Search is a simple utility that allows you to search all Twitter feeds for a specific subject — say "Sarah Palin." Summizer works, and is priced at $0.
Create Panoramic iPhone Collages with Pano
Pano from Debacle Software is an app for creating Panoramic pictures from your iPhone camera that is worth the price. Pano works by letting you take up to 5 consecutive shots (from left to right), and superimposing the ghosted previous shot so that you can line up the next one.
Freshwater Aquarium. Feed the Fish in your iPhone
Freshwater Aquarium is a cute app that replicates an aquarium with fish on your iPhone. Like Koi Pond, its not likely that you will use Freshwater Aquarium a lot, but at $0.99 its cute enough to marginally justify the cost of entry.
Crazy Pumpkin Offers Mix and Match Halloween
The folks at ezone, makers of iPhone apps such as Crazy Lighter and Crazy Disco, are constantly adding to their line-up of "crazy" apps. The newest is Crazy Pumpkpin — a mix and match jack-o-lantern game just in time for Halloween.
Heart Monitor Keeps Track of Your Beats
New Zealand-based developer Bluespark has come up with a very simple and great idea - a heart rate monitor for the iPhone. The app works with the built-in microphone on the iPhone 3G (older versions have to use the headphone cable mic) to listen and detect heart beats.
Alien Attack: Arcade Classic with an iPhone Twist
Defend Earth from attack by bitmapp Martians. Are you up to the task? If you remember Taito Corporation's classic Space Invaders then you're on your way. Alien Attack is another piece of 80's nostalgia ported to the new millennium.
Amplified Bible for BibleReader - Good but a Bit Expensive!
The Amplified Bible for BibleReader from Oliver Tree Bible Software builds on the company's BibleReader iPhone application ($0.99) to deliver the Amplified version of the Bible for the iPhone.
Converter Brings A Wide Array of Units
Converter, by developer Unitconvertr, is a simple and easy-to-use conversion tool that supports 172 units across 15 categories and turns out to be a more colorful and elaborate version of the free conversion app Units.
Power Keys Allows Full Remote Control of Your Mac
One of the most useful, and universally loved apps in the App Store is the Apple remote, which allows you to remotely control iTunes from your iPhone.
Where To Leads Straight to Google Maps for Quick, Easy Navigation
Where To is a nice front end intended to make your iPhone or iPod Touch act more like a portable GPS such as the TomTom or Magellan. It's basically a slick user interface for the Google Maps function already built into the iPhone.
BreakTouch - Ingenious Twist on Classic Video Game
Since the 1976 release of Breakout for the Atari, there have been literally hundreds of adaptations made of this classic game, most notably Arkanoid in 1986. Most deviate from the original in minor ways (Arkanoid's addition of powerups, etc).
Virtual Conquest - Great Idea, Needs Refining
Virtual Conquest is a Risk knock-off for the iPhone, the first of its kind. The concept is good; the execution needs work. The basics of the game are similar to Risk. The game is played on a board representing the world, with the various continents divided into territories.
Ambiance Update Adds More Sounds and Advanced Options
Matt Coneybear recently released an update to his already audio-filled app, Ambiance. This sound machine for iPhone and iPod Touch has a collection of soothing "environment enhancers" such as rain, waves, swamp and freeway. The 1.