Sometimes there's an iOS app that comes out that reflects a great, unique idea. And sometimes that great, unique idea gets thoroughly trashed in the implementation by whatever consulting company was assigned to create the iOS app and make sure it found its way to the App Store. We can't say for certain that's exactly how it went, but this seems to be the case with Cooktorial, a cooking utility for the iOS.
Sure, this iPad version of the classic strategic board game is easy to learn, but you could spend a lifetime getting good at its mix of drawing cards, claiming railroad routes, and connecting cities to get your tickets punched. And with so many variations and available-to-purchase maps, it’ll never get old.
In most games the object is to avoid death. That's not an option in Dream:scape, a surreal new iOS adventure. Your character Wilson is in a coma and at death's door leaving you to explore his memories in the "dream:scape," a lucid reflection of the rural countryside where he grew up.
iOS 5 will reportedly add location-based reminders this Fall, but that doesn't do you much good right now, does it? Place Clock fills the current gap in functionality quite nicely, provided you can accept a few shortcomings.
There have always been motivated people, the ones who never stopped, never rested, and were always on the lookout for a way to make extra money and better their lives. And there have always been lazy people, the ones who knew what needed to be done but would rather pay someone else to do it for them. With the AirRun app for iPhone, these forces finally meet.
Most of the time, a one-person party just isn’t a party -- at least not a fun one. And sadly, that’s true with the iOS version of You Don’t Know Jack, which pretty much ruins an otherwise wonderful, evilly clever game by forcing it into a single-player-only coffin.
Free news aggregator Taptu isn’t just universal in the sense that it comes with native versions for iPad and iPhone. It also aims to be a truly universal aggregator, letting you read your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn streams, plus RSS feeds from Google Reader, Bing RSS, or any thousands of sites around the web.
For frequent Photoshoppers, Adobe Nav is the most worthwhile of Adobe's trio of iPad apps, built on its new Photoshop Touch SDK. This $1.99 app displays Photoshop’s desktop tools on the iPad screen, allowing you to access them without touching the mouse. Well, most of the tools, at least, with some very notable exceptions.
If touch is the future of computing, how come no one's gotten it quite right on the desktop yet? Adobe is attempting to do just that with its new Photoshop Touch SDK, and Adobe Eazel app is all about using your fingers to create on the iPad, then sending your work to Photoshop CS5 on your Mac.