Lately web-browsing apps have surged in the AppStore. While browsers such as Opera, and Mozilla will never see the light of day, there are good alternatives on the AppStore that offer some similar features. iDroid Mini Browser is one.
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The one thing people love more than a Freebie is a good deal. It’s no surprise then the App Store has recently seen its share of apps that can turn your iPhone into a barcode scanner. Traditionally “reserved” for games and entertainment apps, RedLaser even cracked the Top 10 in paid apps on iTunes. Not only will these apps find and display a particular product info for you, it will even help you find the best deals around. Seeing how popular these utility apps have become, SHAPE Services, makers of the trusty IM+ and Business Card Reader, have released Bar Code Reader.
All you need to do is take a picture of a printed barcode and the app will show you the lowest prices from thousands of retailers online. SHAPE have said that it works best with the 3GS for its improved macro shots. If you’re using a 2G or 3G iPhone, you may need to make use of a product like the Griffin Clarifi Lens Case for a boost in camera resolution. Best of all though, the app is FREE. If you end up trying Bar Code Reader out, let us know how it works for you!
SHAPE Services, Barcode Reader – Free
You all might be aware of AppBox Pro - it has been one of the top paid apps on iTunes for a while now. I’ve always loved this all-in-one utilities app. It saved so much space by condensing all those individual apps into one convenient package. But what if I told you there was something better? Something prettier, cooler, and spiffier. Just released on December 29, 2009 by C3 Software, I introduce AppVault Pro. Not only is it better than its counterpart, it does more. Yes, you heard me. More. In fact, 6 more.
When it comes to all-in-one utility type apps for the iPhone/iPod Touch, there’s no doubt that there are plenty of choices available at the App Store. What’s so popular about them? For starters, you get plenty of useful apps (tip calculator, units and currency converter etc etc.) and all for the price of one. We previously reviewed Appbox Pro and found it to be of great value, offering lots of helpful tools in one neat package. Well now there’s a new kid in town and it goes by the name AppVault. Developed by C3 Software, it includes 25 apps – ranging from the more typical ones to a Bible, Guitar Tuner and even Parking Buddy! (track where you parked that Bentley of yours). There is also a FREE version for you to try out, which includes 10 of the 25 apps. If you have a fetish with the all-in-one flavor or you simply need to make sure of these utilities, AppVault indeed looks very promising. More info and screenshots after the jump.
C3 Software, AppVault Pro - $2.99
Do you want to know how many kilometers is in a 100 miles? Or how much 100 euro is in US dollars tonight? Or how many days are left until Valentine’s day? Well, there’s an app for that. Too often, you’ll find these tools available as individual downloads, hence using up precious icon space on your iDevice. But not always! Introducing AppBox Pro, the place to go to for all those things you do on your iPhone once a year.
A little while ago I reviewed an app called DocScanner. Although I liked the idea of the app, I was less than impressed with the quality and control of the output. Today I had the pleasure of reviewing a competing product named JotNot from developers MobiTech 3000. Rather than do a side by side comparison I decided to review this app on its own merits and let you decide how you feel in the end.
MyFantasyTeams will definitely not please the WAFS, aka Women Against Fantasy Sports, but it will sure look like candy in the eyes of fantasy sports lovers. For those with a Yahoo! fantasy sports team, you’re in luck. Now you can track your beloved team(s) on your iPhone and iPod Touch wherever you are throughout the season, whether it be in baseball, football, basketball or practically any other professional sport.
The idea behind DocScanner is that it allows you to capture your paper documents and/or images similar to how a scanner would. When I first came across the app I loved the idea and thought that it could be extremely useful, having the ability to keep digital copies of all my daily paperwork.
For many, some of the most useful apps on the iDevice are ones that convert one form of measurement/unit into another. If you’re one of these users, then this post will definitely be of interest to you. Convertbot, a conversion app developed by Tapbots, is now FREE for a limited time. Long considered one of the best in the genre, Convertbot offers a unique and user friendly interface while supporting more than 400 units for conversion.
Convertbot is a unit conversion robot. Convert currency, length, mass, time and much more in an exciting new way! Converting numbers will never again be a mundane task. In addition to its innovative interface, our robot is smart enough to convert to and from mixed units. Are you 5 foot 9 inches tall? Other converters require you to convert that to 5.75 ft in your head before being able to enter it. Convertbot allows mixed units like Foot + Inches, Pounds + Ounces, and more!
At its current price (FREE), Convertbot could be that indispensable app all users should have on their iDevice. Hurry though, as the developer has stated that it will only last for a very limited time.
Tapbots, Convertbot, FREE, 1.5 MB
Don’t ask me what I meant, I just pounded the keyboard and a title popped up on the screen. What I do know is that developer sonson made this unique app to work extremely well with photos. So, while candiding about the city with your respectable 3GS camera, you have a backup plan in case any of your photos require discretionary measures. In Japanese, the blurring effect is called モザイク or mosaic, but in English, I cannot think of the name. Anyway, (cue the jingle) – there’s an app for that.
sonson, HideHere, 0.99$, 0.1 MB