Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week

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Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Father’s Day may be coming up—to be honest, we can’t remember when—but that doesn’t mean we’ve been wasting all our time buying gifts (Sorry, Dad)! No, we’ve got your Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week lined up and ready to go, starting with:

This Week’s Stand-Out Apps

This week we looked at the brilliant puzzling action of Chin Up, as well as the educational value of Kids Mosaic HD. We also showed you how to hit the stables with Horse Racing Winner 3D.

Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week

 

Voicepic

Voicepic

Voicepic – Free

Throughout the last year or so, we’ve been seeing an inordinate number of Instagram clones and photo-sharing applications. We can’t say we’ve been too pleased about this, as the genre isn’t exactly our favorite. Still, we’re not shy about introducing a new and revolutionary idea that adds something fresh to the mix, which is why we’re including a bit about Voicepic in today’s Top 5.

The app is essentially Instagram: You can snap a photo and share it with your friends via a live wall of everyone else’s work. However, there’s one key difference here. The app, in addition to photos, also allows you to record up to five seconds of audio to go alongside your image. Want to narrate your dog’s thoughts? How about adding some Bear Gryll’s style audio to that nature snapshot? With Voicepic, you can do all of that and more. It’s a unique application, and it’s available for free, as another boon.

 

Shape Shifters

Shape Shifters

Shape Shifters – $0.99

We already reviewed this app earlier in the week, but we thought it was easily good enough to take a second peek at. The application is a fresh and original entry into the physics puzzler genre for the iPhone and iPad, arriving with a unique concept that’s guaranteed to kill more than a few hours during the morning commute.

The game has you tapping and untapping various aliens to send them rolling about the levels, knocking enemy characters straight to the curb. You’ll need to manage a lot of different elements in a sort of Billiards style gameplay mechanic that’s every bit as exciting as it is difficult. Best of all, the graphics are simply superb, making Shape Shifters one of the best new titles to nab in the App Store today. And the price, at only a dollar, is spot on, to boot!

 

Todo Movies

Todo Movies

Todo Movies – $0.99

If you’re like us, you have about ten and a half different movies that you keep meaning to watch, but never actually sit down to get the job done. Or, maybe you can’t keep track of all the films coming out that you’d like to see. Either way, if your cinema life needs a little bit more organization, the easiest way to improve your standing is to use Todo Movies.

The app is more or less a todo list for films, allowing you to add items from the immense database and store them as a “must watch.” The app’s gorgeous interface makes it fun and convenient to flick through your saved films, and with heaps of social integration, you can easily invite a few mates over to watch a flick with you. All in all, it’s a good utility, and with a fair price tag attached.

 

Worms 2 Armageddon

Worms 2 Armageddon

Worms 2: Armageddon – $0.99

If you don’t know about the Worms franchise, we’re willing to bet you weren’t playing video games during the 1990’s. However, you can still right your wrongs now by going ahead and downloading Worms 2: Armageddon for the iPhone and iPad. The app is a direct port of the classic gameplay to iOS, and with the most recent update, the pot just got a whole lot sweeter!

The latest patch brings along asynchronous play, which allows for up to 16 players to play at once. That’s a whole lot of multiplayer action, and it’s exactly double the amount of players that we could previously blast at in game. All in all, it’s a fresh wave of action for us to enjoy, and if you haven’t yet played a Worms game on any platform, there’s really no better place than on the iPad’s deliciously massive screen real estate. Go out, spend a buck, and get this one now!

 

Autodesk SketchBook Express

Autodesk SketchBook Express

Sketchbook Express – Free

Throughout the years, we’ve used a load of different software utilities to help us design and sketch out our ideas. One of our all-time favorites is Autodesk’s Sketchbook Express, though, which was ported to the iPad way back in Forever Ago. Thankfully, though, Autodesk have released a new update for the app that brings along a lot of much sought after functionality.

For instance, you’ll get an heaping spoonful of interface improvements, including color management tools. You’ll also get a palm rest (finally) to help you draw out your masterpieces using your stylus. It’s slick, it’s better now, and it’s free.

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