Who doesn’t love to dream of exotic destinations and make travel plans for the upcoming year? Even during lean times (especially during lean times!) I enjoy planning my next vacation, whether it’s a short road trip or a journey across the globe. Now that I’ve got the Afar Mobile App, I’m even more inspired to travel. Based on user-generated content, this app is a goldmine of personal accounts from world travelers.
If you’ve got a habit of bookmarking travel websites and yearn to travel like a local, keep reading to discover your new favorite (free) travel app for the iPhone. (more…)
Glad you’re here. This has been an amazing week for iOS releases, so grab a seat and check out our picks for top games for your iPhone! (more…)
Practice a foreign language on the go, on your lunch break, or on your next international flight with TripLingo, an app that can teach you essential phrases, translate your voice, allow you to talk to a live translator, and provide a crash course on local culture.
Click “more” to see what else you can learn from TripLingo. (more…)
We’ve collected the top four reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in December. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, Web, Android, Windows, or iPad apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month. Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!
Thanks for reading AppStorm, and I hope you enjoy looking over some of our favourite posts from last month!
With the numerous and varied food-finding apps on the market, the average restaurant goer has an arsenal of handy decision-helping technology at his fingertips. You can search for what is closest, what cuisine you love and even what local chefs recommend. But what about searching for ambiance, in other words, a particular vibe. Say you are looking for a place to go on a romantic date, and you are looking for a restaurant that is reasonably priced, cozy, romantic and maybe a little Don Draper-esque? Or maybe your companion is of the printed kind (come on, you know you’ve shunned human dinner dates so that you could read about that juicy love triangle that was just starting to develop in the book you said you would never read, but somehow made its way into your hands by way of impractical night of vino and Amazon.com. No? Just me?) Well, friends, Hoppit can help you out.
Ready to see what your city has to offer? (more…)
Podcasts are an incredibly beneficial way to either gain entertainment or information. News, cooking, sports and technology are amongst some of the common areas which are popular for podcasters, but there is most likely a category to suit most users.
Instacast came on the market to help alleviate the troubles most users were experiencing when having to manually sync their podcasts using iTunes. After podcast clients started to gain in popularity, Apple split podcast out of the music app on iOS and created their own podcast app. Although many users are still not happy with the experience due to a lack of syncing between the iOS apps. Instacast version 3.0 was released recently which includes an update to the syncing mechanism and also an upgraded design. The app is universal now and changed away from the in-app purchase model which was in version 2.0. Let’s find out more after the jump. (more…)
Word processing and document editing is never going to be easy on the iPhone. The screen’s small, the keyboard’s smaller and you can’t insert any animated cat gifs, at least not without a lot of effort. There are some pretty spiffy writing apps for iOS, but it’s not the same as working on a desktop.
You know what, though? The iPhone is great at note-taking. Scribble out some ideas or outline your next draft — that’s where a writer can find some real use for an iPhone. Scratch, a note-taking app, is pushing those scribbles to the next level. Integration with just about everything and Markdown support really makes this little app a strong contender in the note-taking field. (more…)
I’ve got a problem, and it’s headphones. Although the iPhone 5 came with EarPods that are much better than the previous earbuds, I still find myself looking for a nice and comfortable set of headphones. Turns out that I now have a small collection going, with no end in sight. There’s the pair that I use because they have a noise canceling feature, or the ones I toss in a bag because they’re small and convenient. Some I wear in public because they don’t leak sound, others I try to hide because of their cost.
What about you? What kind of headphones do you use with your iPhone? Let us know in the poll to the right!
PDFs are a powerful way to share formatted content without having to worry about file compatibility or conversion errors. Printing a Pages document to PDF ensures that everyone from a Linux nerd to a Windows junkie sees an identical file. While an increasing reliance on PDFs means that all users see an identical document, fixing occasional typos and errors requires that users return to the source file, fix the errors and re-export the document. A PDF-based workflow begs for a more powerful PDF tool, one that doesn’t require users to return to the original file to make one small change. There are plenty of PDF annotation apps in the App Store, but few of these have the power to edit beyond the annotation layer.
PDFpen is a popular PDF editor for the Mac that’s both powerful and affordable. Smile released its iPad version of PDFpen less than a year ago, bringing some of the desktop version’s most powerful features to the iPad. The company recently completed the device trinity with the addition of PDFpen for iPhone.
Does this pint-sized PDF editor hold up to its elder counter parts?