We all have that one app on our iPhone that we thought we would hate and ended up loving it. When I was asked to review Super Mega Worm, I must admit that I was a bit reluctant at first. Still, I accepted the assignment and went on my way. And I’m damn glad that I did.
Read on to find out what is so special about Super Mega Worm and why I love it so much. (more…)
One of the really interesting things about day to day life is how little most people (myself included) are aware of the time they spend doing things. Sure, if you work a typical day job you know you’re at work from 8 p.m. until 5 p.m. (or later), with a lunch in between. However, if I asked most of you to to lay out your day for me you may be able to tell me what you did, but not how long you were doing said events (at least not very accurately).
By this point I know some of you may be asking, “who cares?” I know time tracking isn’t a hobby or activity that is particularly exciting or useful to everyone, but if it is, BeginIt may become your new favorite app. (more…)
Tower defense can bridge the chasm between casual and hardcore gamers in a way that a lot of other iOS game genres can’t manage. They’re a great way for casual gamers to lose a few minutes tapping away while waiting in line at the bank, or they can be a real time sink for hardcore gamers whenever they play. Radiant Defense, with exciting, colorful graphics, flashy explosions, and a pumping soundtrack, is one of these universally appealing tower defense games.
Developer Hexage has been blasting out shiny, addicting games for iOS and other platforms for a few years now, and the release of Radiant Defense shows they haven’t been slacking. But in a genre flooded with apps, what makes this tower defense game the one to download? (more…)
I was bouncing between options on my Apple TV the other day, and I stopped for a moment on iTunes Match. I remember when I first heard about the concept how I thought it had its ups and its downs, but it could still be pretty neat. I never bought a subscription because right now I don’t really see the need — but what about you? Do you have an iTunes Match subscription? Let us know in the poll to the right.
The board game Catan, by Klaus Teuber, has been around almost 20 years now, and has gained worldwide popularity as an engaging strategic game of resource collecting and settlement building. USM, also the developer for the popular Keltis iOS game, brings us this implementation of Catan for the iPhone.
In it you take on the role of a settler of Catan, a newly discovered island rich with natural resources. You compete with the other settlers by building settlements, roads and cities in order to cover enough of the island with your influence to proclaim yourself the Lord of Catan. Stake your claim after the break. (more…)
Our featured sponsor this week is MindNode, an amazing way to brainstorm big projects and organize your thoughts.
Let’s say that you’ve got a report due for your history class about Charlemagne, and you need to figure out how to organize the article so it not only makes sense but also flows really well. One easy way to do that is to use a mind map, which is a way of plotting out your ideas and keeping them organized around a central subject. This is not only simple for pretty much anyone to pick up, but also can help you really determine out how to work out your problem.
But what makes MindNode better than the competition? It features a minimal and yet easy-to-use interface that allows you to expand your ideas infinitely or start a new one quickly. Then, once you’re done with planning everything out, you can also export your design in multiple formats including PNG, Text, PDF and more.
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If you’re ready to take your brainstorming sessions to the next level, buy a copy of MindNode today for just $9.99 in the App Store. Then take your thoughts above and beyond and start creating your own node maps.
Don’t think you’re being left out in the cold if you’re an iPad user, either. That’s because MindNode is a universal app, so you can use it on both your iPhone and iPad with no worries. And if you find that the touchscreen interface isn’t your style, check out the Mac version of the app, MindNode Pro. It’s just $19.99, and has all the same features as MindNode for the iPhone and iPad and then some.
Bad days — we all have them and we all have different ways of dealing with them. It was a long night with very little sleep that resulted in me finding the Andrew Johnson relaxation apps in the App Store.
Andrew Johnson is a relaxation coach, hypnotherapist, EFT therapist and reiki teacher. His wide range of recordings (including Beat Procrastination, Quit Smoking and Deep Sleep) are available on CD or as MP3s and due to a partnership with Michael Schneider of HiveBrain Software, many are also available as iPhone apps. I chatted with Michael to find out how he embarked on the journey of creating relaxation apps, what is on his iPhone now and how he sees things developing in the future. (more…)
Drafts from Agile Tortoise is one of the apps that, on first viewing, seems a little basic. There is no disguising the fact that it is a text editor, and not a particularly fully featured one either. Yet there is something about the app – I use it every day, several times a day.
So for all its basic feature list, Drafts occupies a space that is very useful to have occupied, even though it may not seem that way at first. The whole idea behind the app is that when you need to jot something down quickly, there really is “an app for that.” Drafts certainly isn’t the only app that allows you to do that of course, but it is one of the only ones that goes out its way to make that capture process as simple as possible. There are also some other surprising useful features lurking just below the surface. (more…)
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Volt — 3D Lightning Unleashed From Your Fingertips! — Volt creates vibrant and customizable lightning bolts to play practical jokes, create awesome wallpapers and duel with Jedi Force Lightning! Ranked #1 Entertainment App in 12 countries with over half a million downloads!
Slide Soccer — Have a ball playing soccer on your mobile device with Slide Soccer. You can play the game online with your friends, or with anyone in the world with the multiplayer option! Available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Ideas to Apps — If you want to design your own iPhone app, this is a great place to start. It’s a step-by-step guide to designing your own app, then finding someone to develop it for you.
GreenPleco — GreenPleco contains one full game and a series of three mini-games, each of which features a lovable animal helping to rehabilitate the environment. By combining fast-paced action with memorable characters such as The Sucker Fish, Mr. PigBounce, Claudia the Crab, and Gemma the Turtle, the game appeals to both adults and children alike.
Frustr8tor – Amazing Brain Game — The game Frustr8tor (pronounced as frustrator) is based on a seemingly simple puzzle: place the counters on the board so that none of them form a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line. More than 200,000 copies of the physical board version of the game, based on the 8-queens chess puzzle, have been sold. As an app, the game has a whole new dimension!
Nanbazu — Nanbazu is a puzzle solving & memory game having unique game play, which allows you to use your device as an air pen. It is a new kind of game play. Writing numbers in the air by moving your iPhone/ iPad is the main concept of Nanbazu. This game includes 25 levels with different retina display environments having powerful combination with chill-out musics. Nanbazu is the best way to engage you to train your visual memory and basic math while increasing motor skills.
Clear Tones — You don’t want to look like everybody else, why would your iPhone/Android phone sound like everybody else’s? Cleartones offers a set of 50 quality “hand made” minimalist ringtones for the serious user. Like yourself.
iGearUSA — iGearUSA.com is a leading online retailer and manufacturer of iPhone accessories that offers a large selection of products ranging from iPhone Car Kits, Cases, Chargers & Cables, Cradles & Docks, Headphones, Headsets, Screen Protectors, Touch Pen and more. We’re based in City of Industry in beautiful southern California. We offer the latest Apple iPhone accessories with rapid fulfillment, expert support and excellent customer service.
igobubble — Take a message, photo, video, or song and put it in a virtual bubble. Drop it anywhere for your friends or other people to find it. Leave private or public bubbles. See who touches them. Track where they go. See how far they travel and how quickly they spread.
Burst! — Not long ago in a far distant land, young Chester awakens from his slumber to find the morning skies filled with balloons. Gasp! Alarmed at the possibility of treachery in the sky, Chester embarks on the balloon popping journey of his life in pursuit of the mysterious villain, Lyndon. But Lyndon won’t be caught without a fight. Chester must complete each of Lyndon’s balloon puzzles while avoiding the toxic black balloons filled with deadly moon fumes.
CreTouch — Looking for a new case for your iPhone? CreTouch has a wide variety of cases for the iPhone 4, 3GS and 4S, including perimeter cases as well as fronts and backs. These cases not only look fantastic, but also give a luxurious look to your iPhone.
AppFusion — 6 in 1! — New from the creator of Volt: AppFusion gives you 6 super-fun, classic, entertainment apps in one must have application! Screen Crack, Lightning Bolts, Tazer, Bubble Popping, Steamy Screen and Fire Drawing!
Cutlass Cove — The Spanish Main is full of merchant ships carrying the spoils of the New World but, beware, other pirates are also on the prowl and the Spanish navy won’t tolerate their vessels falling prey to the rogues of the sea. Captain your ship, fire its cannons, unleash powerful voodoo spells, deploy strategic munitions and make rival pirates walk the plank as you seek to plunder a bustling Spanish trade route. Combining action-packed nautical combat with completely original ideas and concepts, Cutlass Cove is an addictive pirate game that is perfectly suited to touch-screen gameplay.
iShutdown HD — We have developed iShutdown with one goal – to give you functional and stylish tool. To give you an ability to shutdown, Wake On LAN, sleep, restart or hibernate your PC or MAC without leaving your couch or armchair. You will be surprised with the convenience and simplicity of this application.
Franklin’s Bubble Blaster — Have a blast with Franklin’s Bubble Blaster! Aunt T’s bubble machine is out of control and now it’s up to you and Franklin to pop all of the bubbles before they fill up the Messy Make-it Shop. With each bubble you pop, the more points you’ll earn. Pop enough bubbles and Aunt T might get so excited she’ll reward you with some Franklin and Friends™ downloadable prizes!
Keep in Touch-Lite — Have you ever missed sending congratulations on a relative birthday? Have you ever forgotten an important business phone call? Do you send repeated grouped messages or make grouped phone calls on weekend for outing details, or call someone on a daily basis, or want an auto-scheduler for annual social events, and want some automatic help? Won’t it be nice if your iPhone automates your (SMS, email and phone calls) interactions with all your events, meetings, communications and any social todo that all what you need to perform is ONLY one touch? That’s Keep in Touch!