Worthwhile Apps Apps


Buy Nut Chuckin' on the App Store

Nut Chuckin is Fun for a Crisp Fall Afternoon

It's tough to get ready for winter, especially when the other squirrels are bent on destroying you. Such is the moral of the story in Nut Chuckin'. Nut Chuckin' is a game where you must dodge the flying nuts of your tormentors and attempt to beat them at their own game.

Buy grabl on the App Store

Grabl is a Fast-Paced Addition to iPhone Word Games

Grabl is a word-building strategy game that will appeal to those brainy types who prefer a shot of adrenaline with their morning crossword.

Buy HULALA iPIX on the App Store

Hulala iPix is a Girly Way to Dress up Your Pics

Hulala iPix — pronounced like a tropical version of oo-la-la — is another image decorating app that invites users to "bling up" their photos and share them with friends via Facebook or email.

Buy iBALLS:STEEL - FREE on the App Store

iBalls:Steel Lets Players Compete for Serious Cash

iBalls:Steel — So, by now you've had some time to play around with TightWire. And you may be thinking, "Hey, I've got this accelerometer thing down!" I'm so good, I should get PAID for this.

Buy TightWire on the App Store

TightWire's Accelerometer Acrobatics is a Game for Big Boys (Really Big Boys)

If you think you've got what it takes to master the accelerometer then plunk down your dollar and play with the big boys on the TightWire.

Buy InvestCalc on the App Store

InvestCalc Gives a Detailed View of Financial Future

InvestCalc is a handy calculator app that (unsurprisingly) provides users with the ability to calculate how their money might grow over the life of an investment. The app can also calculate debts such as long-term loans and provides an amazing amount of financial insight for $0.99.

Buy 4 Bugs on the App Store

4Bugs is a Gorgeous Photo Hunt for Experienced Players

Photo hunts are one of those "no instructions necessary" kind of games that can be played alone or with friends. As such, they're hugely popular both online and off. If you're familiar with any of the variety of PC games or touchscreen bar games, then you'll know what just what to do when you pick up 4Bugs from Root9 Medialab.

Buy Friend Mapper on the App Store

Friend Mapper is a Cool Concept for the Right Audience

Friend Mapper — Combine the iPhone's built-in GPS with our natural tendency to be nosy and you get a plethora of location-based apps that allow users to find, follow and map their friends.

Buy Lunar Module 3D on the App Store

Lunar Module 3D is a Realistic Way to Test Your Moon Mission Skills

The Eagle has landed, but this time it's touching down in the App Store courtesy of J-Squared Software. Lunar Module 3D is a moon-themed game that is timed just right to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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 SketchDungeon on the App Store

Discover Casual and Basic RPG Fun With Sketch Dungeon

Searching out unique and interesting games in the App Store is sometimes daunting, especially with some games and their developers getting more press than others. If you’re looking for something a little bit different in the $0.99 category, you may want to check out Sketch Dungeon by Casual Distraction Games.

Buy Droplitz on the App Store

It's Raining Droplitz in Tetris-like Puzzle Game for iPhone

The best puzzle games are both strategic and mindless at the same time in my view. Tetris — the best puzzle game of all time — had that something special that enabled you to play it on autopilot while staying mindful of the various techniques required to be successful.

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 My Brute on the App Store

My Brute Online Extends Its Fan Base to the iPhone and iPod touch

My Brute for the iPhone and iPod touch is derived from the online game of the same name, which has more followers than the lead lemming in the annual migration of the little critters over cliffs and into the seas below.

Buy Letrix: Classic Word Edition on the App Store

Letrix Combines Boggle, Tetris in Frustratingly Fun Word Game

For a game with such simple instructions, Letrix is surprisingly difficult. Letrix is a word puzzle where you build words similar to Boggle or Scrabble using letters that drop down the screen like in Tetris.