The Notes app on the iPhone/iPod Touch leaves much to be desired. Sure it will allow you to type and store some notes, but beyond that, features on it are as slim as Apple’s own Macbook Air. For this reason, the App Store is littered with apps that attempt to improve on the functionality of Notes. Memo Pad by SoftwareCraftsman is one of these apps. While it is not a full blown word processing kind of app, it is as its name implies a Note Pad dressed with lots of useful and handy features.
Our first app giveaway for the New Year is the recently released tower defense game called The Creeps!. It has quickly become one of my favorite defense games available at the App Store. The graphics and artwork are very well done and it even implements a unique tilt control feature for one of its towers (first of its kind for the genre). The game is totally fun and even inexperienced tower defense players can jump right in.
To win one of three copies, submit a comment and let us know what categories of apps you would like to see TouchMyApps cover more of in 2009. Winners will be selected randomly and the contest will close Jan 3nd 2009 @ 8pm EST. Good Luck!
Hudson has just released Crayon Physics Deluxe at the App Store. Those familiar with the popular title Touch Physics should feel right at home with this well designed puzzler. While I haven’t had the chance to explore the entire game, it seems to be well polished and challenging. One thing I did notice right away is that you are able to draw more complex shapes than in Touch Physics. Whatever it is you draw will come to life on screen. Very cool indeed. There are currently 50 levels as well as a level editor, a feature that will surely add loads of replay value. More screen shots and info after the jump.
With this review, I’m assuming that people are familiar with Wikipedia, an open sourced encyclopedia that anyone can contribute and review, and that it’s a wonderful source of information. I personally use it to do research on things that I see on Discovery Channel/ National Geographic, to gain a bit more knowledge on things on top of that described on TV, since I always miss bits and pieces due to phone calls, bathroom breaks, etc..
It seems that even in this digital world, benevolent developers are out to spread the holiday cheer with cheap apps and this nice graphic! Happy holidays from the dev team at www.newyearappblowout.com. Here is what they have to say:
To celebrate the coming new year, iPhone application developers have banded together to bring the world a little bit of holiday cheer. We’ve all heavily discounted our apps as our gift to you! These applications will be discounted heavily for at least 48 hours from Dec 31st to Jan 1st- so act fast to get these deals!
Don’t we all love movies? It seems just about everyone I know with an iPod Touch or iPhone has a Movie app installed to find out show times, new releases, ratings and more. While most of them are free, I have yet to come across one that I would consider a must have. Enter Hot Popcorn, a newly released Movie app by Boctor Design that could very well blow the competition right out of the water. Not only is the interface well designed, it comes loaded with features that even includes purchasing tickets right within the app. Nice.
Because I am a fan of the misunderstood sport of table tennis, I scoured the App Store for a good table tennis game. I’ve not found any yet, but the match has just begun. Three apps: Paddle Ball, iPingpong 3D and Zen Table Tennis caught my eye. Balls in hand, I will drive forth a looping comparison. For reference, World Cup Ping Pong has also been recently reviewed here!
Neptune Studios’ first release, 7 Cities TD is a new kid on the crowded tower defense block and it brings an arsenal of innovations with it. 7 Cities does not reinvent the ballista but does breathe refinement into a genre that is losing it on the iPhone.
I wonder how many people still keep diaries or journals of their lives on a regular basis. I have always been told that it is something worth doing, especially down the road when you are able to look back and remind yourself of things that would otherwise have likely been forgotten. Well, after using Happy Tapper’s Gratitude for the past few days, I believe I have found a great reason to start my very own journal.
The portable puzzler scene has a fun new addition thanks to Plaid World Studios and their new release of Mouse House for the low price of one dollar. Puzzle addicts can rejoice as this game certainly has its moments where it pokes and prods at your brain as you try to reach the solution. In this adorable game, you play as a miniscule mouse out to collect pieces of cheese in order to advance to the next level.