Where we live in Boulder County, Colorado, it may seem like most of the forest around us is on fire, but it hardly compares to the heat that’s been coming through the pipes this week! We’ve reviewed a ton of apps, and we’ve still got your Top 5 iPhone App Roundup of the Week below, ready for you to look at! But first:
This Week’s Stand-Out Apps
That’s it for our sneak peek, but don’t touch that dial! You’ll find our Top 5 iPhone and iPad App Roundup of the Week below beyond the break!
Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week
MonkeyGram – Free
We all like texting. After all, it’s one of the quickest and most convenient ways for us to communicate while out and on the roll. However, we can very quickly get tired of using the same Emoji icons, etc. to communicate what we have to say. With that in mind, why not upgrade by using MonkeyGram to flesh out your SMS content?
The app allows you to create customized and engagingly personalized cartoons for you to send to your contacts. Send them an hilarious message wrapped in a boatload of cool animation. Or maybe a sweeter message to that special someone. Either way, you won’t need to spend a dime on the front-end to enjoy what MonkeyGram has to offer.
Piano Dust Buster – Free
How many of us have tried to learn to play the piano at some point in our lives? Better yet, how many of us started these studies back when we were but wee kids with no real idea how to go about obtaining any knowledge out of our rusty old teachers? Thankfully, those days are gone, as we can now use Piano Dust Buster to get the job done.
The app makes it incredibly fun and simple to learn the piano. It combines killer graphics, actual songs, and a sort of video game mechanic that makes it simple to pickup basic skills at the ivory keys. If you have a professional nearby to help you out, you’ll get even more out of the app, too! And as a free offering, you can hardly go wrong by downloading it and giving it a go.
Raindropping – $0.99
Our first paid application of the day, Raindropping solves a very simple problem that we have to deal with a lot. You see, you can look at a local forecast all you want, but you’ll not likely ever discern exactly when the rain will arrive at your location. In other words, how do you know if you can make it down to the corner store and back without getting splashed to death by an unprepared for rain shower?
The app seeks to help you out by delivering geo-tagged forecast information that identifies when exactly you can expect to see a shower in your future. It’s quite a brilliant little app, and for the most part it behaves flawlessly. Occasionally it goes off the beaten track, but it’s a far better predictor than your local weatherman, that’s for sure!
Cloth – Free
Do you have a ton of outfits? We’re not kidding: Do you have so many pairs and combinations of your own clothes that you have real difficultly keeping track of everything? If you do, now is by and large the time to step forward and announce yourself. You see, we’re going to be giving you the ideal app to deal with your unique situation.
It’s called Cloth, and it’s completely free in the App Store. It also comes without adverts, which makes it a free utility that will rock your wardrobe lifestyle. It allows you to catalog your whole dresser, outfit by outfit. And with a free upgrade, you can also clock what the weather conditions were like when you wore the outfit. The app then uses this information to suggest outfits for specific weather conditions that it gathers. In our eyes, that’s bloody cool, and we refuse to hear otherwise.
Tumblr – Free
What can we say? At long last, they have finally updated the blogging utility and worldwide phenomenon on the iPhone that we know as Tumblr. This time they really brought out the big guns, though, and we’re rather tickled about it.
The app brings along offline modes, high-res images, easier tapping controls, and a wealth of other features. There’s even Spotify support for those that would like to blog about their musical tendencies. All in all, it’s a faster, more responsive, and more respectable application than the one we were previously called to use.