My favorite way to use Twitter on iOS used to be a brilliant app called Tweetie. (I started using it back in 2009.) Before Twitter bought out the developer, Loren Brichter, it was simply the best option out there. It was fast and responsive, and pioneered a UI convention that is pretty common now: “pull … Continue Reading
Don’t you hate it when someone you know missuses a word (literally and ironic spring to mind) and you can’t seem to come up with a sufficient “correct” definition yourself? Or when you can’t quite remember that word you wanted to use…but you know its a synonym for lethargy? The free Dictionary.com app is an … Continue Reading
If you’re like me, you’re impatient when waiting for a package to arrive. Fortunately the major parcel services let you watch your shipment’s movements as it makes its way to its destination. Now if only you could get push notifications to your mobile device…
With the release of iOS 4.2, the iPad got a convenient new menu option in Safari to search within a page for a given term. (An invaluable tool for long pages where you would otherwise have to scroll for minutes to find the one bit you’re looking for, way down near the end.) But what … Continue Reading
The classic crossword game of Scrabble comes to iOS in this Electronic Arts application. If you’re like me, you enjoy playing Scrabble, but you’re not too keen on spending two hours playing…and then putting everything away when you’re done. This app solves both problems.
Labelbox is a simple app that does one thing: it allows you to easily apply labels of various styles to your photos. You choose a tape style, drag your finger across the image to apply the label, and then optionally type out a message to go over it.
IntoNow is a new social networking app centered around television. When you’re watching a show—whether it’s playing live on broadcast TV, streaming over the internet, or playing off a DVD—you just press the green button in the app and it will listen to the show’s audio to identify it.
Evernote is the one non-Apple application that I have on that little dock along the bottom of my iPod’s springboard. It may not be my most-used application, but it’s one that I always want to have within easy reach. It’s the ultimate digital notebook.
Like trivia? QRANK lets you compete against your friends on Facebook and Twitter with a daily trivia game. Each day you get a batch of fresh questions—some from the news of the day—in a variety of categories from pop culture and movies to science to politics.