Tomorrow AppyFridays will offer three usually paid apps for free as a part of their April Awesomeness promotion, with this weekend's selection covering search engine customization, unit conversion, and photo editing. This marks the last weekend of their free app promotion for April, but AppyFridays also announced that we'll see more great deals in May.
Your day-to-day life is likely full of obstacles that – even though you may deal with them on a regular basis – are causing you to feel uptight, drained of energy and motivation, and just generally at your wits' end. Stress is commonplace in most of our lives, and it's assumed that we just have to deal with it. You might not be able to eliminate every stressful moment that you encounter, but you can learn how to best handle them and overcome unnecessary distress. We've collected eight apps that will help you identify where your stress comes from, and teach you how to best manage it in an effort to make your life more relaxing.
Halfbrick established itself as one of the App Store's top developers thanks to games that feature simple, engaging mechanics and delightfully manicured aesthetics. Both Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride alike were sensations when they respectively launched, and remain among the best all-time iOS titles because they're tremendously fun and so thoroughly well crafted. Fish Out of Water is the studio's latest original affair, and while some of the hallmark elements are there – notably a unique approach augmented by quick-hit missions – the game curiously doesn't have the same hook as those earlier favorites.
Usually when we think about music apps, we consider streaming options like Spotify and Rdio, or discovery tools like Pandora. If you want to listen to some great music, find the tracks and albums you love, and get great suggestions for new bands to check out all in one place, there's no app that can match your local record store. Record Store Day is on April 20 this year, and it's a celebration of your local music shop where you can pick up the latest releases, ultra-rare exclusives, and everything in between. Though a High Fidelity-style top five list was tempting, we found even more helpful apps to let you make the most of your Record Store Day experience.
Is it possible to generate a convincing sense of speed on a four-inch display? It might seem unlikely, but the App Store is bursting with an excellent and diverse array of racing games that beg to differ. Whether your tastes run toward arcade antics or simulation-style precision, or you prefer to loop in a cartoonish kart racer from time to time, we've got you covered with our picks for the 10 best iPhone racers available today. Heck, a couple of them don't even give you active control of your vehicle, but still deliver intriguing touchscreen tweaks on the genre. Whatever your speed needs, these zippy affairs are sure to satisfy.
Not too long ago, undertaking academic research away from your desk involved what felt like outfitting yourself for a long expedition. Those days aren't completely behind us, but today's scholars are fortunate in that iOS devices fill many of the same roles once provided by those piles of notebooks, recorders, and books, thus allowing you to take your research everywhere. Apps like Dropbox and Evernote are great options that help with research alongside many other potential tasks, but when you're specifically looking to improve your research habits, these eight apps will make your work easier and more portable regardless of your field.
Your iPhone can’t make you exercise more or change your diet. But it can help you make your life more social, more creative, and way more fun. With so many health and fitness apps aimed at helping you take care of yourself, your Mac and iOS device can be sources of support and inspiration — and all the nerdy statistics you’d ever want. No matter what your initial fitness level or your own goals (maybe you just want to sleep better, feel less stressed, or find a new trail to walk your dog), we hope something here speaks to you.
Some weeks it's all about the games, and we've got at least one of those for you. And some weeks it is all about the productivity and utility apps kicking butt and making your life easier. This week is one of the latter. And as spring finally seems to be cracking through the world, here's a few apps to likewise inspire you to do some things.
We're only a few days into the 2013 Major League Baseball season, and already we've some great (or almost great) moments – like the double home run performance from Nationals phenom Bryce Harper on opening day, and Yu Darvish's near-perfect game for the Rangers. It's been a long winter, but we all have about seven months of professional ball to look forward to, and a variety of great apps can make your baseball-loving experience even better this season. Whether you're looking for quick scores, detailed stat breakdowns, or live streaming games, check out these eight iOS apps for following the 2013 baseball season.