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Mobile Applications Guide - November 2012

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Travel – National Parks by National Gepgraphic

How you feel about national Parks will largely hinge on whether you run the app on your iPhone or iPod touch or on your iPad, and whether you download the add-on park guides.

 

Description: National Parks by National Gepgraphic

National Parks by National Gepgraphic

On a smaller device, it’s a competently organized but not breath-taking set of facts and figures for 20 national parks, describing weather, location, directions, sites, and facilities. On an iPad, however, the view is outstanding. National Geographic uses the larger screen to full effect, so there’s less tapping around to do. The How To Visit and About The Park sections appear on each park’s main page, and helpful pop-up windows lead you to park info, directions, and camping data. The map tab could still use more-helpful labeling on the iPad. Each park section gives you the option of downloading a full guide. You get one download for free: others are available for $1 or $2. The Photo Tips section is a highlight, with an impressive selection of park photos and tips on re-creating the images using your own camera. Though National Parks is a worthwhile trip-planning tool, its scope is limited to fewer than half of the 58 national parks. I’d like to see other destinations such as Lassen Volcanic and Carter Lake given the same treatment.

Details

App on

iPhone/ iPad

Price

free;

The Applier

National Geographic Society

Rating

4/5

Games – Disc Drivin’

Description: Disc Drivin’

Disc Drivin’

Asynchronous turn-based games have been a popular addition to the App Store. But Disc Drivin’ may prove that even the most popular format has its limitations. Both the iPhone game and its iPad counterpart, the $3 Disc Drivin’ HD, put you in control of a disc as you race around a track. But that “race” is hardly pulse-pounding: the turn-based play means you push the disc along with your finger, and then wait patiently for your opponent(s) to do likewise before you can move again. Disc Drivin’ looks to add some action with power-ups and obstacles. Unlike word games, drawing contests, or even Battleship knockoffs, however, racing games don’t really lend themselves to a turn-based approach. You can try a free, ad-supported version to see if you can live with its slow pace. Me, I prefer to live life in the fast lane.

Details

App on

iPhone/ iPad

Price

$2

The Applier

Pixelocity Software

Rating

3/5

 

Creativity – Paper by FiftyThree

Description:  Paper by FiftyThree

Paper by FiftyThree

paper, from design studio FiftyThree, may be one of my favorite drawing apps ever to grace the iPad. The company has found some magical way to turn charcoal, watercolors, markers, and inkwell pens into lines of code that make beautiful artwork on the iPad. Paper has the best digital rendering of any pencil tool I’ve seen, and its bright, gorgeous watercolors have just the right texture on digital paper. The simply laid-out app lets you sketch in notebooks or flip from drawing to drawing. Sadly, Paper has a few major flaws: You can’t zoom in on the canvas, and it has limited color swatches. Also, the watercolors don’t always work well with Paper’s “pressure” rendering engine. FiftyThree has hinted at updates to fix some of these issues; in the meantime, Paper is still well worth downloading.

Details

App on

iPad

Price

Free

The Applier

FiftyThree

Rating

3/5

 

Weather – Solar

Description:  Solar app

Solar app

Whether Solar tips what you already get for free from Apple’s built-in Weather app depends on how much you value aesthetics. The stripped-down interface is awfully pretty, relying on what Hollr calls “Rothko-esque colorscapes” to describe current conditions: bluish hues for cooler temps, orange and red tones for heat. Solar takes advantage of your phone’s location-awareness features to display the local temperature, and it can store up to 20 cities. Eye-catching though Solar is, I prefer Weather’s five-day outlook. But the location-based component is handy, and Solar takes a colorful approach to describing the weather.

Details

App on

iPhone

Price

$1

The Applier

Hollr

Rating

3/5

 

Finance – Personal Capital Baking and Investing

Description: Personal Capital Baking and Investing

Personal Capital Baking and Investing

The Personal Capital Web app is a great tool for tracking your financial assets on any computer, but you can’t use it with iOS devices. For that there’s the free Personal Capital iOS app, which can track and manage personal financial info while you’re on the go. It also offers a feature that isn’t available on the website: Universal Checkbook lets you take a picture of a check from an account you track in Personal Capital, and transfer money between accounts or send payments from your iOS device. You can also connect with your financial advisor using FaceTime on your device. These iOS apps extend the capabilities of an already excellent financial management tool.

Details

App on

iPhone/ iPad

Price

Free

The Applier

Personal Capital

Rating

4/5

 

Games – SpellTower

Description: SpellTower

SpellTower

The simple design of this iOS word game hides some pretty diabolical challenges. Though the app’s controls can be a little too challenging to use – particularly on an iPhone’s tiny screen – it’s a great game for people who love wordplay. SpellTower scatters a bunch of lettered tiles across a grid, and it’s up to you to formulate words from those tiles. You can form words vertically, horizontally, diagonally, backward, or forward. You’re not committed to any one direction: If you want to zigzag across the board and reverse course. SpellTower lets you do so. The words you form must be at least three letters long (although numbered tiles require longer words). Once you’ve tapped out a word, those tiles disappear from the board. The game throws in a few obstacles and bonuses, and offers multiple game modes that keep things lively. The multiplayer feature is a lot of fun. SpellTower is an entertaining way to flex your vocabulary, and one of the better word games on the App Store.

Details

App on

iPhone/ iPad

Price

$2

The Applier

Zach Gage

Rating

4/5

Essential Apps

·         Task Masters

When we need to stay on task, these are the iPhone to-do managers we turn to.

·         Todo:

4½/5 Doesn’t require a Ph.D. in the Getting things Done system.

·         Toodledo:

4½/5 Combines customization and intuitiveness to earn a prime spot on our iPhones.

·         Checkmark:

4/5 Offers a superior implementation of location-based reminders.

·         Task Eater:

4/5 Colorful take on task management.

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