iCal is an amazing app. It's free, powerful, and syncs over all Mac platforms for free, thanks to iCloud. But, like any other app, you don't have to use iCal as-is--it can be so much more. These 12 apps and add-ons will all help you push your favorite workhorse calendar app to its limits. We don't recommend you use them all at once, but we hope you find a solution or two that works for you!
The holidays are always the most stressful time for me. If I could measure my holiday stress with buckets for my tears, there'd be enough water for a full-functioning well. I learned that the best way to curb my anxiety about getting everything done is to get organized and use tools that help increase efficiency. And fortunately, with the world we live in today where smartphones are our saviors, there are a heaping of apps in the iTunes App Store that can aid in getting it together. In this week's Free App Friday, I try to solve your holiday stress issues -- and, well, mine -- with a list of helpful apps.
Every one of this week's price drop apps are either gorgeous in and of themselves or help you see the gorgeous world around you. Whether you roll with the robot shoot 'em ups or are dazzled by the heavenly bodies in the universe, there's something for you and all you in between.
SoundCloud's newly updated app enables fans and creators alike to dive deep into a bustling community of musicians and spoken word performers, and access its innumerable offerings from anywhere with decent cell reception.
While the game release season is finally cooling down on the PC and console side of things, iOS gaming isn’t even stopping for gas. There are so many great games on this platform that every month of the year is full of amazing releases. You don’t need to look further than this week’s games (Lunar Racer, The Sims FreePlay, and Batman Arkham City Lockdown) for proof.
Both the iPad and iPhone are fantastic devices for displaying images. Whether you're flipping through the pages of digital magazines or simply browsing photo-heavy websites, no devices are better for putting a little visual pop in the palm of your hands. These 10 apps take great advantage of the beautiful screens of iOS devices to bring a potentially much-needed pinch of inspiration to all you visual artists out there. From interior design and painting to web design and photography, there's something for every artist in these apps.
Infinity Blade II might surprise you if you didn't play the original iOS smash. It looks like a traditional role-playing game (RPG), with armored swordsmen, ancient castles, and imposing monsters, plus stat grinding and leveling mechanics that are vital to success. But behind its amazing, technology-pushing graphics and Tolkien-esque trappings, Infinity Blade II may not be the game you expect.
First introduced in 1440 by Johannes Gutenberg, and still in use by enthusiasts today, letterpress printing uses raised blocks of reversed, reusable letters and graphics laid out in a frame, which are then inked and pressed onto a sheet of paper to produce a right-reading image. Those born after the advent of desktop publishing can now experience such old- world craftsmanship right on their Mac, thanks to the $9.99 LetterMpress app.
It would be easy for the Fruit Ninja brand to sell out to any license involving a blade, so it's hard not to be skeptical its recent edition, tangentially related to the Shrek spinoff film, Puss in Boots. While this tie-in is mostly a reduced version of its predecessor in new clothes, it contains one new addition allowing it to rise above the soulless cash-in.