It took me way too long to write this review. That’s because every time I opened the app to reference something I’d get sucked back into the game. But I couldn’t help it — there was just so much to be done in my town! I needed to review proposals; read up-to-the-minute headlines about my decisions; and check on my construction projects.
See, Run That Town is a strategy game grounded in reality: You are put in charge of a neighborhood in Australia and must use real Census data to decide what will be best for your citizens. Your actions will determine whether they applaud you — or chase you out of office. Click “more” to see what it’s all about. (more…)
Supporting local environmentally conscious and sustainable businesses has never been easier, thanks to inBloom: The Eco App. At the touch of a button, discover restaurants and coffee shops serving organic fare, stores stocked with eco-friendly clothing and more. You can also view every business’ location on a map, its Yelp rating, pricing and other details, plus customize your search results based on what’s most important to you.
Oh and here’s a fun fact: inBloom was built by Andrew Ross of the band OK Go, and Eytan Oren of Eytan and The Embassy. So, after you finish table-drumming your favorite song by either band, click “more” to take a closer look at what this app can do. (more…)
Add text to your photos with PicLab, which not only offers a quality selection of fonts (no super-cheesy typefaces here), plus the ability to add multiple text boxes, in different fonts and colors.
Bonus: You can turn your text box any which way you want on the image, drag it anywhere on the screen, and resize it — all in a snap. Click “more” to learn more about it. (more…)
Some keys to a successful outdoor party are well-proven. You need good food, good drinks, good tunes and, naturally, good friends. Fortunately, there are apps to help you out with at least three of those (and maybe all four?). Of course, fun entertainment also can’t hurt.
And because you and the other partygoers will be having such a great time, you’ll want to take lots of cool photos that you can edit, jazz up and share with everyone. Here, we present a few top picks that cover all these bases and more. Check them out after the jump. (more…)
Whether you’re new to exercise and don’t know where to start, or a fitness enthusiast who’s looking to change up the weekly routine, the Reebok Fitness app allows you to design a workout program specific to your wants and needs with the help of a fitness expert.
Pick your favorite activities or incorporate new ones into your plan, then let the app provide you with a schedule and workout reminders, plus challenge you to keep you motivated. You can view a breakdown of your achievements after each session and even share the results with friends.
Are you ready to get moving? Click “more” to see how the app works. (more…)
Moves is so much more than a pedometer. In addition to keeping track of how many steps you take every day, the app can automatically recognize whether you’re walking, cycling or running, plus chart your route on a map and more. All you have to do is carry your iPhone in your pocket or in a bag.
Best of all, it visualizes your daily, weekly and monthly activity, allowing you to set and achieve simple goals for yourself. I’ll show you how it works after the jump. (more…)
Some people are just impossible to shop for, am I right? You always end up directly asking them what they want — or at least wishing you could.
Fontain is an app designed to remove this kind of stress from the equation of shopping for others, plus notify your friends and family members what it is you’re lusting after, too. The app will remind you of upcoming gift-giving dates, inform you when your friends or family receive gifts (no embarrassing duplicates!) and more. Click through to take a look. (more…)
Beautylish is an online social network totally focused on beauty, including resources, product reviews, video tutorials, makeup tips, trends, celeb looks and more.
The iPhone app feels very much like a magazine chock-full of user-generated content. Browse what other beauty-obsessed individuals are discovering and experimenting with, plus learn how to get the cool looks they’re coming up with and share your own.
Click “more” to get started. (more…)