So you're going on vacation soon and you don't really want to spend your hard earned cash on apps before your journey. How about some free apps -- and a nifty new, helpful service from Google -- to get you all squared off for your trip? This week's Free App Friday features Google's new "What's Around Here?" Labs plug-in, free audiobooks for the plane ride there, an airport map on your iPhone and an app that let's you see what your pilot's seeing!
Easter: A holiday filled with indulgent sweets, pastel colors, hopping mammals, and a plethora of free, gimmicky apps infiltrating the App Store. Fortunately, they're not all a sham, and some are worth the hassle of downloading and installing. Here are two free apps, and one nifty website that's worth a bookmark, for celebrating Easter.
Butterflies in the sky, you can go twice as high. Just take a look, it's on one of those apps on your iPad, it's Reading Rainbow. Yeah, the song doesn't work so well with those lyrics, does it? Well, Executive Editor Susie started singing it the other day and we sort of derived a little inspiration from it and decided to scope out a few apps you can read. And don't worry, this isn't a column where I regurgitate the three e-book readers available in either of the App Stores. We actually found some pretty cool apps, including one that has every piece of information you could ever want to know about Apple's computer history, an iOS app for sad, emotional poetry buffs, and the link to an amazing website full of all the creative inspiration you could ever hope for.
Spring time is almost here, which means it's time to thaw out those limbs, put away the big puffy jackets and bring out the music! Yes, like a cheesy Disney song, spring time means frolicking through the meadow with forest animals and belting out to your heart's content. And while we're not advocating that you go out and make a fool of yourself, we are featuring three free apps this week that'll help you make music, discover it, and just enjoy the fact that the sun is finally shining!
Happy April Fools Day! While we didn't actually plan out a prank of our own, we did find some nifty apps to help you prank your friends and ring in the first of April. Also, yes, that's an Apple Store playset you're staring at.
This week, I've decided to go theme-less with Free App Friday. That's right folks, I'm just slapping together some apps that are free and you have no idea what any of them have to do with each other. What I can say, with confidence, is that they're all really helpful, especially for you creative types.
We're pretty sure that your children are enjoying your iOS devices as much as you. We're also certain that your iPad is probably covered in fingerprint smudges and your iPhone is the only thing that will distract ihre kinder from wailing out of boredom in the bread aisle at the grocery store. Well, there are a ton of apps that can keep your kids busy and distracted, while also engaging their minds and teaching them a thing or two about touchscreens and navigating mobile devices. Get 'em started early with these free apps available in the Mac and iTunes App Stores.
It's here, it's in your hands, and if you're even more hardcore, you're probably surfing our website in mobile Safari on your iPad 2 right now. Doesn't it feel wonderful in your hands? Whether you're a second-generation adopter or this is the second iPad to join your family, there are still a few free apps out there you may not have considered. In this special edition of Free App Friday, we're got a couple of free apps you want to ensure are installed on your new toy.
Since this week is GDC, we thought that we'd do something a little more topical with today's Free App Friday. Whether you like two-dimensional RPG-style games, simple casual games on the iOS or engaging platformers, this year's GDC was chock full of FREE awesome titles. Check 'em out, play 'em, tell your friends, and maybe even get a little behind on work because there are too many wonderful games to play.
We actually shouldn't say that because saying that word is like muttering Beetlejuice three times in a row--something awful happens, like some writer somewhere is just stuck and may never finish their novel because you dared to utter that evil phrase. Hopefully these apps will get you out of your situation and into the zone--where words flow out of your fingers like water out of a hose. Free flowin'.