May 3rd in App Reviews, Games, iPad, iPhone by Jeff Cormier .
In the 1990′s, Snow Bros was a game my brother and I played over and over again. Thanks to Isac co. the incredibly popular game is now available for your iPhone and iPad. (more…)
April 29th in App Reviews, For Kids, iPad 3 by Jonathan Norman .
Hansel and Gretel (by Epic Tales) is a classic tale that I was happy review and share with my kids. This particular version of the storybook app is filled with great graphics and tons of animations that are on par with some of the best storybook apps out there.
Starting with the graphics, this is one of the most perfect illustrations I’ve come across while doing these types of reviews. It’s spot-on. The animations are great additions, and I actually like that my kids had to wait to “touch interact” with them until the words were read or had cleared the screen. It made them HAVE to pay attention to the story and not just “play around”…which has it’s own mode anyways. (more…)
April 22nd in App Reviews, For Kids by Jonathan Norman .
In the land of Midlandia everyone is bicycle-crazy, they can’t get enough of their bike peddling ways…however, they are not the most environmentally conscious people…and it’s finally caught up with them! Midlandia’s dump is overflowing with discarded bicycles, and someone has to do something about it. People of Midlandia just toss out bikes likes it’s nothing, and something has to be done! Builda decides she is the one who has to make a plan to fix this horrible problem…and off goes this fun and entertaining storybook for kids for the iPad. (more…)
April 4th in App Reviews, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Productivity by Jeff Cormier .
The latest version of the Mac’s flagship database FileMaker 12 hits the streets today along with new versions of the popular FileMaker Go iOS apps. The newest release optimizes performance, makes it easy to create attractive interfaces and simplifies integrating mobile devices for data gathering and display. (more…)
April 3rd in App Reviews, iPad 3, iPhone, Mac, Productivity by Jonathan Norman .
I’ll admit it. I didn’t get it. I didn’t get how a “minimal” writing app could be such a important tool for the iPad (as well as iPhone and Mac). I have used PlainText and Elements for writing on the iPad. I have also used the Notes app that comes standard as well, just because it’s there. I’ve tried Evernote for notetaking, and prefer it for more “2nd brain of mine” type stuff…that which I want to remember.
All of these apps did the job. I keyed, they recorded and saved the text, and then synced to corresponding apps on my iPhone and/or Mac via DropBox or iCloud depending on the application.
But that’s not the whole story. What I found out was the it’s not just about what I’m using a particular tool for, but if I’ve got the right one for the job. (more…)
March 31st in App Reviews, Games by Max Mint .
Did you play with those sliding puzzle games when you were a kid? The ones where you have to move pieces around to solve to a picture? Then this app might be for you. (more…)
March 25th in App Reviews, For Kids, iPad 3 by Jonathan Norman .
When asked to review Biscuit’s Birthday, an app that is part of a storybook series, I wondered if missing the first 4 would be a problem. Turns out, it didn’t change how my kids used the app, how they understood it, or interacted with it…but it did make purchasing the previous titles a necessity at our house after going through “Birthday” too many times to count! So needless to say, my kids loved this!
Biscuit’s Birthday tells the tale of an adorable little puppy. Today, it’s his birthday and you, reader, are invited to the party! (more…)
March 12th in App Reviews, Productivity by Jeff Cormier .
Many notetaking and journaling app options exist in the iPad App Store, but few combine the best of both worlds and more, featuring a wonderful user interface and features galore like NoteLedge. (more…)
March 5th in App Reviews, iOS, iPad 2, iPhone, Productivity by Jeff Cormier .
Managing what you have to do and capturing every minute detail of a given task is often an arduous process.
If you’re like me and carry your iPhone with you at all times, finding the right task management app is a must to stay on top of personal and professional todos at all times. To do Checklist is an app that is not only easy on the eyes and easy to use, it is full of features that set it apart from other productivity apps. (more…)
March 1st in App Reviews, For Kids, iPad 2 by Jonathan Norman .
One of the things my kids love to do with the iPad is color, sketch, and draw, using their fingers or sometimes a stylus like the Nomad Brush or AluPen. While for doodling, being pretty young, they’re fine just using my note-taking app Penultimate, but for coloring and drawing there are three apps they are loving right now. I thought I’d let everyone know just what they’re using right now and give you a short rundown of each. There are plenty of great coloring and drawing apps in the App Store, these are just a couple our house has latched on to lately, and while none of these particular applications is free, each is worth the small price, they’d provided hours of entertainment for my family (yes, even I’ve had fun using some of them).