With clear graphics and accurate touch response, Bejeweled 2 is a well-crafted puzzle game. The match-three-in-a-row mechanic peaked several years ago, but the quick action and ability to save at any moment fit well on an iPhone.
If you’re scrambling to find a movie listing, the iPhone can tap that data anywhere. And instead of Safari, a handful of stand-alone apps do the job better, with interfaces designed for the mobile searching. We compared Movies, Now Playing, OneTap Movies, and Showtimes to see which gives the most movie information while still being simple to use.
Showtimes provides simple movie theater box-office information see what’s playing nearby. This free version of OneTap Movies lets you scroll through a list based on ticket sales, rating, recent additions, or you can browse local theaters. While the theater list included most of our local favorites—even small locations—this scaled-back software is missing features from free competitors.
Originally named BoxOffice, Now Playing navigates the web of movie listings from your iPhone. The app hits all of the critical basics, listing theatres in proximity to your location; and movies by release date, rating, or title. The clean interface includes links to trailers and reviews. Even small theatres typically include full showtimes.