Grab Prot-On For Secure and Controlled File Sharing

proton

Price: Free
Rating:
Prot-On
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Prot-On is a very well designed app giving you an easy way to share files quickly and securely.

Available for free through the iTunes Store, Prot-On, an app by Proteccion On-Line, allows users to stay in control of the files they share even after they share them.

Features:

Prot-On is designed to allow users to stay in control of the files they share, even after they’ve already shared them.

To do this, the app adds an encryption to each file shared or stored through it. This encryption allows you to retract photos (or any other files) from anyone after you’ve already shared them.

In other words, if you send something to someone but later feel that you need to restrict their access to that file, Prot-On will allow you to change the permissions you’ve granted to that user. Very cool.

Of course, sharing files isn’t the only point of the app; users can encrypt files for the purpose of simply creating more secure documents for themselves if they wish to do that as well.

Setting up an account on Prot-On is pleasantly easy to do, and figuring out how to use the different features of the app was also very straight forward.

Appearance and Layout:

Prot-On iPhone App

Prot-On iPhone App

The appearance and layout of Prot-On are definitely strong points of the app.

Prot-On is a very straight forward app, and the streamlined, minimalistic design of the app reflected this very well. Getting where I wanted in the app was also easy to do, even for a first time user.

Anyone who is familiar with any of the more mainstream file-sharing services will have no problem using Prot-On.

While the design seemed to work best on the larger screen of an iPad, the fonts are still definitely readable and workable on smaller screens as well.

Overall, Prot-On’s layout is great proof that a strong design turns a “good concept” into a great app.

Value:

As mentioned previously, Prot-On is a free app for private use.

While some iOS users might prefer the more popular sharing services like Dropbox and Google Drive, Prot-On is definitely an excellent option for users wanting to have more control over files.

The encryption service might seem unnecessary for some, but it is certainly a good thing to consider for anyone who has ever shared a file that they wish that they could retract at a later time.

Overall, Prot-On is a unique app that delivers what it promises and will definitely please its target audience.

protqrProt-On requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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Get Organized with iFile Browser

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Price: Free
Rating:
iFile Browser & Download Manager for file management, document reader & cloud storage
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

iFile Browser by Beleela is an all-in-one file management app that not only simplifies organizing all of your files into one convenient location but also provides a range of functions that you won’t want to be without.

Features:

Just as its name indicates, iFile Browser makes it easier than ever before to organize any and all files that you might have stored on your iOS devices.

Files stored on the cloud can also be imported to the app, allowing for even more ease in organization. However, iFile Browser provides users with more than just a simple all-in-one file management tool. Instead, this app is also designed to be optimal for highlighting and annotating texts, as well as doing basic edits to photo files as well.

Other features of the app also include the ability to print wirelessly (via a Bluetooth connection) and to compress or decompress files as needed.

First-time users are treated to a free 30-day trial, and I found that using the promoted features on the app really was just as simple as promised.

Students and business users alike will probably find the all-inclusiveness of iFile Browser to be impressive, particularly the ease in annotating and organizing files.

Appearance and Layout:

iFile Browser iPhone  App Review

iFile Browser iPhone App Review

The design of iFile Browser is absolutely ideal for an app of its type.

Even though this app is a powerful tool offering an impressive range of functions, the app never feels too cluttered or crowded at any time.

Instead, a sleek, relatively minimalistic layout keeps screens feeling clean and organized within the app.

Additionally, navigating through iFile Browser is wonderfully simple and fairly intuitive, and a short series of introductory slides provides new users with helpful information as well.

Value:

As mentioned previously, iFile Browser is currently available for a free 30-day trial through the iTunes Store.

However, it appears that in-app purchases must be made in order to continue to use its various features. For instance, users can choose between purchasing a one-year subscription for a fee of about $30 or purchasing individual features of the app for around $1-$6, depending on the feature.

This relatively pricey subscription fee not only put iFile Browser towards the higher priced end of iOS apps, but the fact that the subscription would have to be renewed every year in order to enjoy continued use of the app would definitely frustrate some potential users.

Overall, while iFile Browser is a good, all-in-one app, you’ll have to decide it provides you with enough functionality to warrant the price.

ifileqriFile Browser requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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Boing Hop Boing Is an Addicting and Enjoyable iOS Game

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Price: $0.99 (Special Launch Price)
Rating:
Boing Hop Boing
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

 

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

One of my favorite things about reviewing iPhone and iPad games is that I get to see brand-new releases that break new ground and are fun to play.

Drippy Cat Software Limited has released a new universal title that is just that.

Boing Hop Boing is similar to Doodle Jump but takes it to the next level offering an unusual mechanic, more scenery and engaging variety.

Concept and Gameplay:

Boing Hop Boing is a platform game at heart, but there are a few twists that make the game unlike anything I’ve seen in the past.

In order to play, you have to tilt your device to either the left of the right to move your bouncing character around the screen. The more you tilt the faster it goes, much like Doodle Jump, and get an extra hop from tapping the yellow bounce button.

Your goal is to complete levels by navigating your way through the map and reaching the end.

Along the way, Boing Hop Boing throws you a few curveballs in the form of obstacles and enemies such as pesky animals and insects.

There are even moving platforms you have to jump onto, as well as moving obstacles you have to avoid. Boing Hop Boing definitely isn’t an easy game to play, but it doesn’t take long to get used to the controls, either.

Boing Hop Boing iPhone Game

Boing Hop Boing iPhone Game

Also, your character is equipped with a peashooter, that you fire with the green button, to help you defeat critters that might be in his way, as well as an ability that puts a little extra bounce in his step.

This is great for reaching higher plateaus or jumping over obstacles. Be careful not to hit anything while navigating your way through levels, though, because you only have five lives per level. Occasionally you’ll pick up an extra life while playing, but this isn’t always the case.

Features:

Boing Hop Boing includes four different themes and gameplay modes for players to enjoy. From normal/casual levels to avoiding rising water and trying to complete a speed challenge,

I really like the fact that the game offers quite a bit of variety. This is pretty much the only way to keep players from becoming bored with Boing Hop Boing.

Another great feature of Boing Hop Boing is character customization. Players can customize the color of their character’s clothes and skin on the main screen of the game.

To do this, tap on the colored leaves that surround the character. You can tell which leaf color correlates to a piece of clothing by looking at the stem and seeing where it points.

Value:

Boing Hop Boing is available to download from the App Store for $0.99 with no ads, no IAPs and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. According to the game’s App Store page, this is a special introductory price that will end once the new level pack is added.

Therefore, I definitely recommend checking out Boing Hop Boing as quickly as possible if you think it’s a game that you’re interested in.

Personally I think it’s a wonderful game that offers a lot to players, especially when it comes to gameplay environment, background music and sound effects, and overall enjoyment.

boing_hop_boing.jpg (1)Boing Hop Boing requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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Think Shapes Will Give Your Gray Matter A Workout

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Price: Free
Rating:
Think Shapes
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Jim Desposito

Reviewed by Jim Desposito

Think Shapes, from SoftUps, LLC, is a well-designed challenging puzzle game that is great fun for any fan of interesting puzzles.

Features

It is not your run-of-the-mill shape puzzler where you have to fit shapes together. This game provides you with a fixed set of images that are transparent in some areas and opaque in others. You then have to decide which ones you need to stack in order to recreate your “goal” image. Simple? Not so fast…

The operation of the game is not hard, but with all the options it’s nice that a tutorial is provided.

It walks you though all the functional icons on the screen by putting a spotlight on each one as it tells you what it does. A nice touch.

As you play you hear a relaxing “zen like” melody that helps to set the atmosphere that this is a thinking game, not a frenetic twitch game.

Think Shapes iPhone Game

Think Shapes iPhone Game

If you succeed you receive a score and unlock the next puzzle. If you don’t you use up one of your lives (max of 5) and you can try again, this time using hints.

Concept and Functionality

As you might expect the goal images start off easy and get more and more difficult.

You have to not only figure out which ones you need to combine to make the final image, you also have to decide what order to layer them, whether or not they need to be rotated, and which ones need to be what color.

At the start of play you are shown the goal image and how many shapes need to be combined for the final image and how many moves you have.

You then have to choose from the 14 shapes on the right, which ones to use, in what order and which of the 10 colors each layer should be.

We found this game to be a unique concept that is a delight to play. We especially like how the puzzles build up gradually in complexity.

This serves to build your confidence and also reinforce your understanding of how to play it, with no challenge being frustratingly impossible.

Value

With over 270 levels available, and no in-app purchases, this game is a terrific value. Even though there are ads along the bottom, they are not intrusive and, at least while we were playing it, no full screen ads that interrupt your play and force you to ‘x’ out of them.

You can just play straight away, or you can log in using your Facebook account. If you opt for the latter you can play against your friends and get your competitive juices flowing.

So, if your brain needs a good workout, get it in shape with Think Shapes!

thinkshapes-qrThink Shapes requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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OfficeSuite Free Offers Desktop-Like Functionality for iOS

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Price: Free
Rating:
OfficeSuite Free – for Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint & PDF documents editing
iPad App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Whether you use your iPhone and/or your iPad to view documents on the go or you create and edit projects on the go, you need to have the right office app for the job.

OfficeSuite Free is an amazing feature-rich free app that allows users to quickly and easily view, edit, and create Word docs, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheet, and much more.

Developed by Mobile Systems, this free app is perfect for casual and serious users alike.

Concept and Functionality:

One of the first things I look for in an office suite app is ease of use. After all, if you have to spend a ton of time finding your way around and figuring out where to find what, you’re probably not going to get a lot done.

OfficeSuite Free immediately impressed me with a clean layout that’s not littered with needless and clunky menus, options, and other fluff.

As I mentioned before, OfficeSuite Free allows users to create and edit Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents, as well as view PDFs and view and edit RTF and CSV docs.

To begin, I recommend connecting any cloud accounts to the app so you can easily access your files. OfficeSuite Free supports iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, and WebDAV.

For creating documents, OfficeSuite Free offers pretty much everything users have come to expect from the Microsoft office product suite. From comprehensive layout options to extensive formatting options, everything seems to be covered.

It’ll likely take new users a bit of time to become acquainted with the location of features, but you’ll be creating and editing documents in no time at all.

Features:

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

OfficeSuite Free includes far too many features to list individually, but one of my favorite features is cloud integration at no additional cost.

This is especially true for iCloud, as it seems like many free office suite apps tend to charge for an upgrade in order to unlock it.

Also, OfficeSuite Free features a familiar desktop-like layout, which is great seeing as many office suite apps try to add their own twist.

The app definitely puts usability and functionality above all else, and it results in an increase in productivity without loss of features.

Value:

OfficeSuite Free is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. While the free version is supported with ads, they’re only shown on the menu screen.

If you’re looking for even more features, OfficeSuite Free offers a full version upgrade for $20. This unlocks the ability to edit PDFs, as well as adds password protection and disables ads, among other features.

The only nit I have with this app, and it’s a relatively small one, is I think it would be best to break down additional features into separate in-app purchases.

For casual users who might just want to disable ads or unlock PDF editing, $20 is a lot to ask.

officesuite_free.jpgOfficeSuite Free requires iOS 7.0 or later compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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EZ PZ RPG is the Most Fun and Easiest RPG

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Price: Free
Rating:
EZ PZ RPG
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Developed by R2Game Co., Limited, EZ PZ RPG is the next big thing in mobile role playing games. Available for free through the iTunes Store, this game is fun, challenging and yet incredibly simple to play so it’s ideal for both beginner and experienced gamers alike.

Features:

Just like its name suggests, EZ PZ RPG is designed to be one of the easiest mobile role playing games possible.

Unlike most RPGs that require you to actually be actively playing the game in order to gain loot and experience, this app is created to let you create a character, set him/her into motion, and leave it alone until you want to play the game again.

In the meantime, your character will have been progressing through the game, without any additional help from you at all. EZ PZ RPG currently features three different distinct, playable classes to choose your character from.

An impressive amount of gear/loot is available throughout the game as well, making it easy to advance and accessorize your player.

Fun, quirky writing directs players when they’re on the game, adding further appeal to EZ PZ RPG. However, while this app definitely features an impressive (possibly even overwhelming) amount of content, the overall storyline for the game seemed to be somewhat lacking. Although not a big issue, some dedicated RPG fans might find this deficit to be disappointing.

Appearance and Layout:

EZ PZ RPG iPhone App Review

EZ PZ RPG iPhone App Review

The graphics of EZ PZ RPG are definitely a highlight of the app. Bright, unique artwork is featured throughout the entire game, making it a very visually pleasing game.

Colors and character composition seem to follow the norms for larger scale RPGs very well, and gamers familiar with other such games will probably be very pleased with what the graphics of this app have to offer.

However, while the graphics of this app are certainly impressive, the overall layout of EZ PZ RPG seems as if it could use some improvement. Specifically, due to the sheer amount of content included within the game, on-screen icons could feel a bit overwhelming at times.

It would be more ideal if players could still access this information and the features provided through these icons without having them always on their screens.

Value:

As mentioned previously, EZ PZ RPG is available for free through the iTunes Store. Because of this the overall value of this app is definitely quite good.

Great graphics keep it visually appealing, and anyone interested in playing an RPG that can run on auto-pilot at times will probably be pleased with it.

As with many games, EZ PZ RPG does offer some in-app purchasing options that let you accelerate your progress, but for those on a budget the good news is that they’re not required to play.

ezEZ PZ RPG requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.  A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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