Make Your Friends Reveal All with Let’s Be Honest: Party Game


Let’s Be Honest: Party Game
Price: Free
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Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Let’s Be Honest:Party Game is the next big thing at your weekend party. Invite some friends over and let the fun begin.

Available for free through the iTunes Store, this game can also be played with friends who aren’t necessarily within your immediate vicinity.


Let’s Be Honest, from Blackwattle Company Pty Ltd, is a game that forces its players to do exactly as it says: be honest with each other.

Specifically, players create their own accounts and can then create games within a specific circle of friends (up to twelve people at a time). Since this app is designed as a party game, it really is meant to be played with friends near you, but creating games for remote players is also a possibility.

Two free decks of cards are offered with the basic Let’s Be Honest game download, one of which is a bit more scandalous than the other. (As a whole, this app is aimed at more mature audiences and is not meant as a game for children.)

Once a card deck is chosen and a game created, players all must pick among other players (or themselves) who most fits as the answer to that particular question.

All players then hold up their phones to their foreheads to show how many votes they received for that question; each person who picked the most voted for answer gets points.

While these directions might sound a little confusing, getting the hang of Let’s Be Honest really takes no time at all, and I was very impressed with the execution of this gaming concept.

Let's Be Honest iPhone Game

Let’s Be Honest iPhone Game

Let me be perfectly clear – Let’s Be Honest is the next big party game.

Appearance and Layout:

The design of Let’s Be Honest: Party Game is a pretty minimalistic, which works well with its very straight-forward game concept. Minimal time is put into providing users with detailed instructions however, and this might make it a bit more difficult for any iOS users not already familiar with similar gaming concepts.

Still, once you’ve gotten used to this app, its layout definitely helps it more than hinders it; minimal time is spent being distracted by pointless graphics (since there are none) and the black background screens really fit well with the overall feeling of the app.


Let’s Be Honest is a free game, with optional in-app purchases also offered. This really is the ideal setup for the app, as it allows first-time users to get to try out the game prior to making any financial investments.

The questions within the first two free deck seemed somewhat limited, particularly if you really wanted to spend a lot of time playing Let’s Be Honest, but the availability of these expansion decks really does make this app one of excellent value.

While it’s really aimed at users who are familiar with board games like Cards Against Humanity and is definitely not appropriate for younger players, it is a fun app for its target audience.

qrfree.kaywa.comLet’s Be Honest: Party Game requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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Election Campaign Task Tap Is Great for Candidates and Supporters Alike


Price: $1.99
Election Campaign Task Tap
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Election Campaign Task Tap on iPhone

Election Campaign Task Tap on iPhone

‘Tis the season once again. No, not the holidays. It’s campaign time! Candidates are flooding the media with their messages and people around the country are gearing up for the 2016 Presidential Election.

Election Campaign Task Tap is an iPhone app designed for politicians and supporters who are actively running a campaign. The goal of Election Campaign Task Tap is to help candidates keep track of their campaign progress, various tasks, and much more.

Election Campaign Task Tap, from Okorafor Ikeagwu, made its debut on the App Store on November 2, just in time for the start of the 2016 election season. The current version is 8.0 and the app requires iOS 9 or higher to run.

Features of Election Campaign Task Tap include statistics tracking, task reminders and easy task lists so candidates can keep tabs on the events of the day.

The app also features easy navigation by placing all screens side-by-side so users can swipe between them.

Candidates and their supporters can even gather around for a fun “Randomness Game”, which is perfect for relaxing and winding down after a long day on the campaign trail.

Election Campaign Task Tap also features Apple Watch support for candidates who sport the device, giving them instant access to everything the app offers without having to pull out their iPhone. The watch version of the app includes all of the features of the iPhone version.

Election Campaign Task Tap on Apple Watch

Election Campaign Task Tap on Apple Watch

The creators of Election Campaign Task Tap, What’s Appmaker, were inspired by the design of their previously released app, Colourblind Memory Test Game. They built the app in hopes of making the tasks of campaigning easier for candidates and their supporters.

The developers are especially proud of Apple Watch support, saying that “You will help your political party effectively campaign for the 2016 election using this user friendly hands on task tap watch app.

Generate more traffic/footprints for local, state, national rallies in key locations and inspire more supporters with the ease in which you enjoy your tasks.”

Election Campaign Task Tap is available to download from the App Store for free and is designed for iPhone and Apple Watch. The app does not contain advertisements or in-app purchases and doesn’t collect sensitive or personal information.

election_campaign_task_tap.jpgElection Campaign Task Tap requires iOS 9.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this article.

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Get Organized with BossNote


BossNote: Calendar, Notepad and Organizer
Price: Free
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Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

BossNote provides users with an easy way to be more organized across iOS devices and the web.

Developed by Ruslan Shigabutdinov, BossNote is a neat productivity tool.


BossNote lives up to its name by as an organizational tool that aims to keep users organized and connected to their scheduling needs throughout all of their devices.

While iOS devices all have the functions offered in this app already, BossNote brings all of those functions together into a single app.

Specifically, this app allows users to view a calendar, notepad items, and any other iCloud documents without a need for opening other apps.

This means that BossNote can be used to store photos, sketches, voice recordings and just about any other type of file. It also makes it very easy to add photos to notes.

Accessing items stored within your BossNote account is easily done without the need for an internet connection, a fact which I really appreciated.

First time users to this app are offered the opportunity to create a specific account right away or to continue without registering as a guest, which is another thing I found appealing about this app as well.

Appearance and Layout:

BossNote iPhone App

BossNote iPhone App

Visually speaking, BossNote does not have the strongest appeal. Its layout seems a bit more overwhelming and cluttered than it otherwise could be, and this can make your schedule/list of things to do look pretty exhausting (depending on how busy you are). This app definitely benefits from the larger screen on the iPad and, in fact, has been optimized for the new iPad Pro.

At the same time, I do appreciate how navigating through the different features of the app is easy to do, even with minimal instruction after creating a BossNote account.

The color scheme is simple and clean, which is another pro to the layout as well. Still, it seems like the functionality of this app could have been put into a stronger, more visually appealing design.

While it’s true that BossNote is all about utility, which is spot on, it would benefit from an improved design. It isn’t really an app that you open because you are impressed with its appearance.


BossNote is a free ad-free app that’s relatively easy to use and does exactly what it’s promised to do, which is a lot. At the same time, however, many users might feel that they already can do much of what they would use BossNote to do through other services (such as the Google system), although arguably with more effort.

Still, BossNote offers a very useful combination of functions at a great price (free!), and for users who are looking to easily manage a wide range of file types this app is a great download.

bossqrBossNote requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPad Pro. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this article.

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Commander One is Your Go-To FTP Client and Mac File Manager


Commander One
Price: Free / $29.95
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Reviewed by Jim Desposito

Reviewed by Jim Desposito

Regardless of what computer you happen to be using, the built-in file manager is probably one of the most used applications on it. The functionality of the app generally gets the job done but without many extended features.

This is especially true of the file manager that comes as part of the OS X environment.

Commander One is an outstanding FTP client and dual pane file manager that shows Mac owners just what they’ve been missing.

Concept and Functionality: [Rating: 4.5/5]

If you have a Mac you’ve probably been using the file manager that comes standard with OS X and you also probably think it gets the job done, no need for something different. It’s just fine, right?

Wrong! Commander One, from Eltima, will open your eyes and show you the light.

This FTP client and dual pane file manager is fully compatible with El Capitan and is what Apple’s Mac file manager should be. Once you try it, it’s the one you’ll want to use. Trust us on this.

Features: [Rating: 4.5/5]

This application brings a lot to the table. From simple things like being able to easily see hidden files or move files from one folder to another using the dual pane layout to the more advanced capabilities included with the Pro Pack.

Commander One Mac Application

Commander One Mac App

The Pro Pack features includes an easy-to-use FTP client, the ability to mount MTP and iOS devices, full integration with Dropbox, terminal emulator, one-click process viewer, and more.

To speed up your work there are over 60 hot key functions that you can use with the default assignments or customize to your preferences.

As I mentioned before, Dropbox integration is a huge plus. However, you can still use the app effectively even without syncing your Dropbox account. What’s really nice is that it treats Dropbox as any other file folder so you have easy access for storage and retrieval.

Commander One is great for not only initiating FTP sessions with its client and typical file manager functions but also compressing and expanding archives in ZIP, RAR, TBZ, TGZ, and 7z format, executing terminal commands, advanced search, queue operations to run in the background, and more. Commander One is one application you’ll definitely use every day.

Value: [Rating: 5/5]

Commander One is a very capable dual pane file manager for Mac that also provides an excellent FTP client. It’s a great value and is highly recommended.

The basic application is free and may be all you need. The Pro Pack includes a number of added features, including the FTP client, and costs $29.95 for one Mac, $99.95 for the Team license that covers 5 Macs, and $299.95 for the Company license that covers 50. You can also find it in the Mac App Store.

commanderone-qrCommander One requires OS X 10.9+ and 13.1Mb free space. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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Sharematic Let’s You Easily Share Photos from Events


Price: Free
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Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Sharing photos with family, friends, and frequently the world at large, is an obsession of many people using social media. When you’re at an event, however, and there are lots of photos over a period of time it can a huge hassle keeping up with it.

Sharematic makes it as easy as possible to share your photos from events such as a wedding, a concert, a corporate gathering, or whatever.

Free for downloading, this app enables users to create an album for an event, invite those they want to share it with, and then share the entire album of photographs all at once after the event.


Sharematic, from Fast Lane Innovations LLC, offers features that are just what its name indicates–sharing things.

Specifically, Sharematic is an app designed to allow for quick, effortless sharing of albums of photographs from iOS devices.

Users can create their own Sharematic accounts, or they can opt to use their Facebook logins instead. Selecting which photos you’d like to share with which people is easily done, and to make it even easier, you’re encouraged to create “albums” prior to events.

These albums are then filled with photos one at a time as you take them at your event, or all together at the end, and are then shared with your selected audience.

Sharematic’s key strength is that it’s so easy to use, so for anyone intimidated by other sharing options, such as Dropbox or iCloud sharing service, this can be a big benefit. 

While there are some nice features designed specifically around events, it does not seem to offer much that standard cloud sharing services do not. Because of this, it might be hard for those who are a bit more savvy to see the benefit of downloading this particular app, since its features are largely already offered by cloud services you may already be using.

Appearance and Layout:

Sharematic iPhone App

Sharematic iPhone App

One of the best features of Sharematic is its easy to use layout. Setting up your account is simple, as is inviting friends to view/share your album creations.

Preventing certain photos from being shared is easy as well, and this makes it wonderfully simple to only share the images that are specific to a certain event.

Like most other photo-based apps, much of the appearance of your particular Sharematic account will be dependent upon the photos that you share through it; still, the in-app graphics are arguably well done, even if somewhat minimalistic.


While downloading Sharematic is free for anyone, accessing some of the advertised features is not (like picture effects). There are two IAPs for $0.99 each.

As a whole, it’s an easy to use app that makes sharing albums of photos relatively easy to do. If you’re attending an event that you want to easily share your photos of, this app makes it a breeze.

However, with cloud apps and features like iCloud photo sharing already available for iOS devices, if you’re already comfortable using those services, and they give you the functionality you need, it’s hard to really recommend that you download this app. It just makes more sense to use something that you’re already using.  

Overall, Sharematic is a well designed app that, while maybe not for everyone, has much to offer its target audience.

download (2)Sharematic requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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7 Spooky iPhone Games That Are Perfect for Halloween


7 Spooky iPhone Games That Are Perfect for Halloween
Written by Sarah Hanlon

The leaves are changing, the weather is getting cooler, and spooky decorations are popping up all around the neighborhood. Yep, it’s that time of year again when candy and costumes reign supreme.

If you’re an iPhone gamer, you’re certainly aware of the plethora of games available to you. What about creepy horror games and scary Halloween games to help you get in the seasonal mood?

Here at The iPhone App Review, we’re geared towards helping you find what you’re looking for. And let’s face it, scary games are always fun but especially at this time of year.

If you’re looking for awesome (and frightening) games to try, this list is perfect for you.


Five Nights at Freddys 4 on the App StoreFive Nights at Freddys 4 (Scott Cawthon – iPhone, iPad, $2.99) – The first game on our list is one you’ve probably heard of thanks to the popularity of the series. The final chapter of the story takes players on a horrifying journey through a home that’s littered with critters just waiting to tear you apart.

murderroomMy favorite thing about Five Nights At Freddys 4 is the game environment, which is very dark and spooky.

This is one game you’ll want to play in a dark room with headphones on for maximum effect.


LIMBO on the App StoreLIMBO (Playdead – iPhone, iPad, $4.99) – iPhone gamers who are picky about visuals will fall for LIMBO. The game feels like an artwork that has come to life. In this top rated game, you must play as a boy who is searching for his missing sister.

You have no idea what you’ll encounter, which is what makes the game so appealing.

LIMBO is definitely a game to get lost in and even though it certainly isn’t as horrifying or gruesome as some of the other games on this list, it’s one that’s perfect for the Halloween season.


Murder Room on the App StoreMurder Room (Ateam Inc. – iPhone, iPad, Free) – For those who want to up the gore factor a few notches, Murder Room is just what the serial killer ordered.

This horrifying thriller for iPhone and iPad places players in the shoes of a character who is fighting to outrun a killer. Do you have what it takes to outsmart a psychopath?


The game is very upfront about the graphic and violent scenes, which is perfect for players who are searching for an edgy and terrifying game to enjoy. Controls are incredibly easy to figure out, too, making this a great pick up and play game.


Lost Within on the App StoreLost Within (Amazon Game Studios – iPhone, iPad, $6.99) – The next thrilling game on our list made an impressive debut on the App Store back in April. Explore a haunted asylum filled to the ceiling with baddies who are itching to tear you apart.

Lost Within is one of those games that not only offers a great experience, but also draws players into the storyline.

The price is a bit steep, but I think it’s worth it if you’re looking for a gaming experience similar to a console or computer. Either way, you’re getting a quality game that’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.


The Woods on the App StoreThe Woods (3 Cubes Research Limited – iPhone, iPad, $0.99) – The fifth game on our list isn’t quite as graphic or horrifying as previous titles, but it’s just as fun to play.

The Woods is a psychologically spooky game that requires players to investigate various phenomena in hopes of solving the peculiar mystery of the woods.

slendermanThe game itself is a bit dated, but my favorite perk is the fact that it’s very open and semi-sandbox, giving players a chance to immerse themselves in the environment and explore everything around them.


SlenderMan s Forest on the App StoreSlenderMan’s Forest (NetquestiPhone, iPad, Free) – Slender Man, the terrifying fictional anomaly that originated on an internet forum quite a few years ago, seeks to stalk and capture you in this dark and frightening free game for iOS.

Armed with your trusty flashlight, it’s your job to navigate the game’s maps and avoid being caught by the faceless figure.

One of the really cool things about SlenderMan’s Forest is that it includes a face recording option so players can capture their gameplay and share it with the rest of the world.


The Occupant on the App StoreThe Occupant (David TurkiewicziPhone, iPad, $0.99) – The seventh and final game in our list gives players a front row seat to some of the scariest things they’ll see. Like many of the other games here, The Occupant traps players in an abandoned hotel where they must complete goals and collect objects before The Occupant catches them.

My favorite aspect of The Occupant is that it supports two different camera modes – touch or gyroscope.

Players can easily switch between the two and I think the gyroscope camera is the best because it really does feel like you’re physically looking at the environment.


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