We didn’t know turkey leftovers could last this long! But even though we’re slogging through a pile of not-quite-stale Thanksgiving food doesn’t mean we haven’t been reviewing. No, we’ve got your Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week lined up and ready to roll! But as an appetizer, have a quick look at some of the killer apps we covered this week:
This Week’s Stand-Out Apps
We started in on the Holiday season this week with Santa’s Christmas Activity Book, as well as the egg-nog driven Karaoke fun of Formusic. We also covered the killer online game Galaxy Empire, as well as the whacky fun of BANG Invasion.
That’s it for our sneak peek, but don’t hang us out to dry just yet! Check below for your Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the week!
Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week
Minecraft Pocket Edition – $6.99
To be fair, this one did come out about a week ago. But hey! We’re only just now getting around to it, which we’re sure will come as a shock to those Minecraft devotees out there. Regardless, this app is exactly what you’re currently hoping it might be—a dedicated edition of Minecraft that’s both iPhone and iPad friendly, all for a scant seven bucks in the App Store.
This isn’t a full flavor of the game, however, offering no online experience aside from local multiplayer. That being said, it does come stock with 36 cubes, a totally immersive world, and more than enough game time to keep your itchy fingers happy. Treat this is a sandbox immersion for a sandbox game. The price is high, but if you’re a fan of the series, you won’t be disappointed!
TED – Free
In comparison, TED is an app that’s existed on the iPad for almost a year now, but is only just showing its beautiful face on the iPhone. If you’re clueless about the TED experience, just imagine a place where the world’s geniuses gather to give educated and mind-blowing talks on just about everything there is to know. Now imagine those talks can be accessed from your iPhone as you’re queuing at the local movie theater.
If you’re looking for a spell-binding way to educate yourself and learn a lot about the state of so many specialties in science, religion, philosophy, and computing, TED is the app for you. Best of all, it’s completely free in the App Store, meaning you have no excuse not to have it! Now put on those school boy socks and get to learning!
Sprd the Note – Free
Remember those mix-tapes you used to hand out in the 80s, the ones that come on a tiny cassette that took hours to cut exactly right with an eight track? Yeah, Sprd the Note is sort of like that, only without the headaches or heartbreaks, and infinitely more Bluetooth. The app allows users to freely deposit DRM synced songs in their iPod library onto other user’s phones. Once deposited, those tracks can be loaded into iTunes on a whim, making it possible to swap songs as easily as you swapped hair dos back in high school.
Obviously, there’s a lot of potential for thievery here, so let us be the first to say that stealing albums, songs, or even snippets isn’t just illegal, it takes money away from a business that’s already hard to make money in. That being said, Sprd the Note is still awesome, and easily worth a free download in the App Store!
Travel App Box – $0.99
Are you going to visit the family over the upcoming Holiday season? How about skipping out on the Figgie pudding and heading to Europe instead? If that sounds like a winner to you, invest in this one dollar gem. Travel App Box is the ideal traveling companion, offering each and every statistical tit-bit guaranteed to make your journeys easier, and then some.
Not sure what the regional code for England is? Travel App Box has that on hand. Need a train route out of Prague? Again, Travel App Box has a static, no-Web-connection guide ready to roll. How about converting currency? There too, Travel App Box is stuffed to the gills with European currencies and conversion charts. It’s like having that creepy backpacker friend with a foul odor in your pocket!
Tiny Review – Free
The name might suggest it needs a small critique, but Tiny Review still packs a mighty wallop. If you’re tired of dealing with Yelp trolls and other windbag reviewers when looking for a restaurant, here’s the app for you. It provides quick, concise, and meaningful looks at nearby locations, immediately providing you with an atmosphere, price range, and food quality rating. Best of all, it’s completely and utterly free in the App Store. Bon appetite!