Font managers are strange beasts. Most people never think about them, but for designers and other font geeks, a good manager is key. In short, it’s an app that shows you exactly which fonts are installed on your system, how they are organized, and what they look like. It also lets you activate and deactivate groups of fonts. Font Book is built into OS X, but Fontcase makes browsing your fonts more attractive and intuitive.
Can’t get enough of Cut the Rope and that loveable little monster Om Nom? Developer ZeptoLab has just released the latest chapter in the saga to the App Store, available in both an HD version for the iPad as well as a small-screen edition for the iPhone/iPod touch.
If you need further confirmation of just how influential the iPhone has become, look no further than Tennessee’s Freed-Hardeman University, where six computer science majors rallied together to create a free iOS app aimed at enhancing the experience of visiting the campus, right in the palm of your hand.
Steve Uy established himself well in the comic book industry over the last decade, illustrating covers for Marvel's Uncanny X-Men and Iceman, along with DC's JSA Classified and other books, as well as providing full artwork for several issues of Marvel's Avengers: The Initiative. He also put out two of his own self-created mini-series: Feather, released in 2003 by Image Comics, and Jova's Harvest, which followed in 2005 from Arcana Studios.
There's an old saw that says you should never hold a garage sale on Memorial Day or Labor Day weekend. There's a new one that says watch out for your kidneys if you buy anything on Craigslist. That last one's really just an urban legend, but Craigslist has made our garage sale shopping and selling less dependent on calendars, except there's no mobile version of their site and we find the design makes our head hurt. If only there were an app that could make Craigslist a joy, we'd buy that for a dollar.
Normally we would probably vigorously ignore a game called Spy Mouse on the App Store, but when it comes from a development studio like Firemint that sort of changes everything. Their two previous series have been some of the most successful in the App Store's history.
If you’re a fan of Flipboard or Zite, you’ll immediately understand the concept of Editions by AOL, a new iPad-only daily “magazine” personalized to your interests and presented in a decidedly sexy new way. But will that be enough for AOL’s new effort to stand out in this increasingly crowded market?
Do you remember when iMovie was easy to use and had a bunch of exciting features? For only $9.99 you can regain control of your amateur auteurism as well as access video effects and editing tricks that iMovie—and even Final Cut Pro X—would be proud of.
Plenty of games come and go that quench the desire to be a deep space pilot who blows up aliens by the dozens. However, very few have ever tried to simulate the day-to-day operations of the ship. So if you're tired of merely blowing up aliens, and want to experience some Picard-esque politics and intrigue you need to check out Star Command.