November 18th in App Reviews, For Kids by Jonathan Norman .
For a while now Toca Boca has been releasing apps for kids that just make learning and playing fun. It’s because they realize how kids play. Don’t put any limits on the creativity. And don’t try to up-sell parents with in-app purchases, pop-up ads, or banner ads. They’ve hit homerun after homerun.
With Toca Boca Nature, they’ve even outdone themselves. (more…)
October 17th in App Reviews, For Kids by Jonathan Norman .
Have a little monster at home? It’s time to get into the Halloween spirit with Sago Sago and the updated Sago Mini Monsters app on the iPad.
The free update lets kids add outfits and accessories to all their monster creations, feed them a variety of foods, and add colors as they see fit. It’s geared towards kids ages 2-4, but older siblings can have fun with it too. My kids and I have been creating mini monsters for the last few days and they’ve had a blast. Some things you just never out grow. (more…)
October 6th in App Reviews, iPad, Productivity by Jeff Cormier .
Do you have a business or work for a business that utilizes an old-fashioned pen and paper visitor book? If you answered “yes!” you need Visitor Book, a visitor registration app for the 21st Century. (more…)
September 30th in Productivity by Jonathan Norman .
If you’re like most people I know your attempt to go digital with everything has failed. Sure, it was easy to transition to digital music and photos, digital movies was easy once bandwidth made it acceptable, and reading has been a hit as well. Many of us have tried to make our todo’s, notes, scribbles, and post-it notes digital too. In some instances we’ve succeeded, but the biggest failure with people I know, and myself, is with sticky notes. Post-it brand notes has released an app that just might change that. (more…)
September 6th in App Reviews, Games by Jonathan Norman .
I’m a sucker for puzzle games. I’m a sucker for challenging minimal games too. So when Hexagonal! arrived in my inbox I knew right away I was going to have to give it a shot. Afterwards, while frustrated beyond belief, I was happy I did…as it really is a nice little game. (more…)
August 30th in App Reviews by Jonathan Norman .
I was a huge fan of the original Star Walk for the iPad. It was one of the best and most impressive apps I had ever used…and is even one that I would show off to users looking at the iPad for the first time back when it first came out. Now the makers of the app are back with Star Walk 2 and it is a beautiful update to the award-winning original astronomy application. (more…)
August 25th in App Reviews by Jonathan Norman .
When Flappy Bird took everyone by surprise and became the amazing App Store hit of 2014, no one, not even its creator Dong Nguyen was ready for it. Users struggled through the levels, hated the game, loved the game, hated the game, but it spread fast. All of a sudden everyone was playing, and then, everyone was addicted to it. So what does the creator of such a popular game that is earning him money do…he pulls it from the App Store. Why? He claims it was “too addictive” and that people were losing too much time playing it, and it probably didn’t help that he was receiving horrible tweets and comments from users. (more…)
August 8th in App Reviews, Apple, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Productivity by Jeff Cormier .
Are you in the market for a new home or enjoy keeping tabs on the real estate market in your area is faring? Whether you’re a first time home buyer or you’re flipping houses fast and furiously, there’s a lot of work to be done for both you and your realtor.
Luckily the App Store has many apps to help you do so with ease, and at the top of the list is Real Estate by Redfin. (more…)
August 8th in iOS, Productivity by Jonathan Norman .
There is a new section of the App Store right now titled “Amazing Productivity Apps”, and in it are some great promotions. There isn’t any date listed for these sales to expire, but I wouldn’t wait on grabbing them for too long..especially apps like Writer Pro (about $15 off), Fantastical 2 for iPhone (about $5 off), and PDF Expert 5 (about $5 off).
Below is a list of apps included in the section, in alphabetical order. Check them out!
August 8th in App Reviews, Games by Jonathan Norman .
By now anyone who was a fan of the original Flappy Bird game has come across countless knockoffs, clones, or “tributes”. I use those terms not in a negative way though, as let’s face it, many of things we buy and use are recreations of some original. That said, some of these tributes are ok, some are garbage, and some, like is the case with Good Luck Duck, are pretty great actually…assuming you liked the original. (more…)