What a week it’s been here at the iPhone App Review! We covered a ton of good iPhone apps and iPad apps —would you expect any different from us? We’ve got our Top 5 iPhone Apps all loaded up and ready to go. But before we sic ‘em on you, here’s a sneak peek at some of the stellar iOS apps we covered this week:
This Week’s Stand-Out Apps
One of our favorites this week was Quipster, which offers a new and snarky way to announce your location and doings. We also dug the extreme amount of learning potential locked inside iMathematics. For a younger audience, we also liked the educational value of Farm Jigsaw Puzzles 123 for the iPad.
It was a great week for games, as well, featuring the challenging gameplay of Atomania, the quick-paced scramble of Brick Color, and the campy nerd-fest of Warp Jam. For the musical star in you, we also took an extended look at FunTom of the Opera.
That’s it for our sneak peek! But don’t think we’re done just yet—in fact, we’re only just getting started! Hit us up after the break for a look at our Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps for June 10.
Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week
Snapseed – $4.99
Last out of the gate this week, though certainly not least, is yet another app for the iPad. Snapseed, which can be had for an hefty five bucks in the AppStore, absolutely stole the show for us with its stellar and simple photo-editing capabilities.
Taking and editing photos could not be easier with Snapseed. The app features a beautiful horizontal interface that allows for quick dragging-and-dropping of just about everything. The boon of this is that you can load a new photo, slap a filter onto it, and then have it on Flickr in only a matter of minutes. The included effects and adjustment sliders are professional-grade, too, meaning your photos won’t be sporting any cheap effects. Snapseed is the perfect photo-editor for the iPad’s screen and capabilities, and once you’ve given it a go, you’ll never want to go back.
Dinosaur Zoo – $1.99
Fresh out of the gate this week—or perhaps a bit late out of it—is Dinosaur Zoo for the iPad. Thankfully, the iPad app offers exactly everything you hope it does: A virtual zoo with a menagerie of extinct (and wicked cool) dinosaurs.
Your ancient reptilian friends can be poked, made to attack, or forced to take a poop with only a few clicks of your finger. The app even offers some slight educational value, with fun dinosaur facts at the ready. Dinosaur Zoo isn’t complete (it’s a huge pain to slide through Dinos) but at $1.99 it’s a hard one to pass up.
Photofon – Free
Are you tired of using Twitter’s stock picture viewer, which is slower than molasses in January and just not that pretty to look at? If so, then sigh no more: Photofon, a free app for the iPhone, has your back.
Photofon could not be any easier. Simply plug in your Twitter credentials, and away the app goes, trolling through the tweets in your timeline and extracting only the photos. You’re then free to slide through them as you see fit, all in a continuous and easy experience.
Thrillist – Free
If you live in a big city, then you know just how hard it is to find good events in the sea of just-okay clubs. However, there’s a nifty new app out for the iPad called Thrillist that makes it easier than ever to find a good night out.
The app covers most major metropolitan areas, offering hand-picked recommendations for a large number of categories. You can quickly find a good restaurant, a brilliant play, or even just a good bar to drink at, all with an easy-on-the-eyes interface. And best of all, Thrillist is free in the AppStore.
Evernote Peek – Free
We’ve been waiting for it, and it’s finally here: An app made just for the iPad 2’s smart cover. The good people at Evernote have stepped up to the plate, offering an app that makes studying even geekier.
Evernote Peek uses your journals and notes in conjunction with the smart cover to help you study. Raise the smart cover just a peek, and a question is displayed underneath. Raise it up even more, and you’ll get the answer to the very same question. Not only is this a great way to study using notes you already had in place, but it raises the geek-appeal of getting good grades to impressive heights.