Worthwhile Apps Apps
'stachetastic: A Digital Update on a Classic Pastime
'stachetastic - I'm sure there are some people who are reading this who never grew past the stage when they thought it was hilarious to draw fake mustaches on people. (I certainly didn't.) And yet, these days, everything is digital.1
Ragdoll Blaster Flips and Flops for Fun
Ragdoll Blaster is a quirky and a bit bizarre little game from Backflip Studios, and I mean that in a good way. All you have to do is fire ragdolls from a cannon at strategic points to solve increasingly complex puzzles.
The Arcade Spirit is Strong in Toy Raid
I must admit, I’m a sucker for a classic arcade coin-op. But from playing pixel-perfect retro games as an adult, the experience is somewhat tarnished from being spoiled by the quality of today’s games.
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.
VoiceCalc Says What it Means
Talking calculators, like what you get with VoiceCalc, aren’t new—I remember owning one in the mid-80s—but this is the first voice calculator app that I’ve looked at for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Swirl May Cause Motion Sickness or Seizures? Cool!
Swirl - While those occasional anti-seizure warnings at the beginning of some games are meant to heed a cautionary warning, I sometimes get a bit excited about what great game I might be about to experience.
Dark Raider is One Cliché You'll Enjoy
Dark Raider - I’ll admit it, I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for a good hack-n-slash dungeon crawler. You don’t really see too many of them being made nowadays, but I distinctly recall spending hours glued to a Gauntlet coin-op in my local Pizza Hut restaurant as a kid.
ocrNow! Lite Sees Characters, but Only if They're Large
I downloaded ocrNow! Lite developed by WordCraft International Limited, with a good amount of skepticism. It’s an app that is designed to convert hardcopy text into a PDF or text doc, using the iPhone’s camera for optical character recognition.
4 Ingredients is a Recipe Book Turned iPhone App
4 Ingredients, a best-selling cookbook in Australia, with both an Australian and a UK version in print, is now available as an app for iPhone and iPod touch. 4 Ingredients is a compilation of recipes that can be made with four ingredients or fewer — really.
Tubulous Is An Intriguing Idea...That I'm Not Sold On
Tubulous Global Social Podcasting - I’m usually up on all the latest trends pertaining to the nebulous “Web 2.0” movement, but the team over at Interlacia has got my attention with their debut application for the iPhone.
Countdown Calendar Helps You Keep Track of Special Days
Countdown Calendar, from developer Greg Maletic, helps you keep track of important events that are impending and helps you stay informed of just when the big day will arrives.
Power Toppler - A Game by Any Other Name Remains the Same
By name alone Power Toppler might make you think of Topple or Tower Bloxx, but make no mistake, Power Toppler isn’t even similar.
iBlues for When Your Woman and Dog Leave You
I play iBlues because my woman done me wrong, my dog left me and if it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all. iBlues, from developer Surich Technologies, is a virtual blues harmonica. Tap “Blow” to blow and “Draw” to draw.
Whiteboard is for People Who Prefer to Show Than Tell
Whiteboard developer, Sven Resch, took me on a virtual tour of his app the other day and I came away impressed with Whiteboard's features and its potential as a collaboration tool. Logicopolis Technology, Resch’s company, set Whiteboard 1.0.1 loose in the App Store at the end of April.
Nebula - Relax with Fractals is Lost in SpaceNebula – Relax with Fractals
What are fractals? I have no idea. Are they be relaxing? Nebula - Relax with Fractals proves that they are. It has been about twenty years since my last math or physics class, so I looked up fractals on the web.