The App Store takes delivery of hundreds of new apps per day. The overwhelming scene makes it possible to easily overlook an exciting game, valuable productivity suite, etc. However, we have a solution. Today’s Best Apps tackles this problem by providing you with a handpicked and tested list of apps that are truly worth your consideration each and everyday.
TempoRun by Josh Leider (Free, 3.1 MB): This fitness app improves the link between music and walking or running for a better workout. As many of you are likely aware, music provides great motivation and creates a comfort zone that drowns out distracting background noise during activities, such as exercising. What you may also have noticed is how the motivation often stems from syncing actions with the beat, or tempo. In the case of walking or running, steps synchronize to the beat much like dancing. TempoRun utilizes this behavior for an addictive motivation, plus a simple way of keeping a strong and healthy pace. Catering to all skill levels, the app offers 10 automatically configured speed levels based upon your iPod music library or a selected set of SoundCloud hosted tracks. By default, the experience begins at level 1, walking, but you may change it and song, as necessary or desired. If for some reason a song doesn’t seem to fit, at least in your opinion, you can flag it for reorganization after the workout. Of course, along with music, the app includes time, distance, estimated calories burned monitoring and logging. Level playlists appear to be randomly sorted, GPS is used for tracking, and access to the free radio-style music streaming requires a SoundCloud account.
Audiophile by Musicsoft Arts (Free, 26.9 MB): As the name clearly implies, this music player is for anyone that’s picky about the quality of audio. Along with left and right channel decibel output displays, mini-player, as well as a full music library browser and playlist manager, Audiophile includes three enhancement toolkits for precise sound tuning and improvement. One of the most common tools, the standard equalizer is available in a 10-band configuration or a simplified three level setup with low, mid, and high adjustments. A secondary EQ, which utilizes MaxxAudio technology, boosts the frequencies and volume beyond the audio file’s encoding, plus offers an automatic leveler and overall booster similar to Apple’s Sound Check feature. For the third choice, you can optimize the output based on the speakers, whether headphones, self-powered external units, or the iPad’s own audio system. The Maxx features can be tested using a limited duration demo mode, and are available to permanently unlock for $ 0.99 (currently on sale) via in-app purchase.
Start the week by managing your social networking feeds a little easier with Viralheat. It aggregates your feeds and accounts from multiple social networks into one app, allowing easier updating and analytics on how well your posts fare. Haunting Melissa is an experimental, chapter-based horror film, and is brought to you by the producer of The Ring. Finally, strategy game Frozen Synapse brings tons of turn-based intensity and lots of multiplayer offerings for iPad players. Appolicious Articles
Hit the weekend and search for potential dates in your area with Swoon, today’s first app worth downloading. It lets you anonymously search profiles of other singles near you and “like” them, and if two people “like” each other, they’re given the option to send messages. We’ve also got some games for your weekend: Gravity Guy 2, an endless runner that tasks you with controlling the floor beneath your character’s feet, and Evilot, a puzzle defense iPad game in which you play a villain who has to defend his horde of treasure from pesky heroes. Appolicious Articles
Bring some social consciousness to your spending habits today with Buycott, which lets you scan products to find out what companies actually benefit from you buying them. Famous Birthdays is up next and is packed with information about celebrities. Finally, there’s Blitz Brigade, an online first-person shooter with vehicles, character classes and more. Appolicious Articles
Take awesome time-lapse photos with your iOS devices with the help of Timelapse Pro. We’ve also got Penguin Pre-K, a game for preschoolers that teaches basic math, geometry and upper- and lowercase letters. Finally, there’s the turn-based game Haunted Hollow, in which you create monsters to scare a town faster than your opponent. Appolicious Articles
Mother’s Day was founded by Anna Jarvis in 1908, and while this holiday occurs once a year, you can still appreciate mom year-round. Here are five mobile apps great for commemorating the importance of moms. Appolicious Articles
Ahoy there! This week’s top iOS apps are headlined by a social networking app that lets your friends see what you’re up to so they can join in your fun events. It doesn’t get much more social than that! Our other top apps include a GIF-friendly photo diary, an app for little tykes to learn, one to buy and sell used clothes and another to teach your kids how to cook. Appolicious Articles
Find perfect playlists to fit your weekend with the help of the Songza iOS app. It hooks you up with curated music playlists for different situations, like hitting the gym, entertaining guests, and more. Up next is Memorandom, a social networking app designed around shared memories that lets you chat and share items with only the people who were involved, rather than your entire galaxy of Facebook friends. Finally, there’s Star Command, a mixture of simulation and strategy that basically makes you the captain of your own version of the USS Enterprise. Appolicious Articles