Since the introduction of the iPhone, iPad, and the App Store there have been a number of apps released that serve for quickly editing photos and applying fun and artistic effects. It seems you can now buy any collection of apps at low prices to edit images and apply filters similar to those offered in Photoshop. Of course, Photoshop is a one stop shop for doing just about anything with images, but the learning curve and the price are both quite steep.
For all those out there who don’t want to take the time to learn or just want to apply effects fast there are apps like Percolator. This unique image editor provides a number of options for turning photos into mosaic images in no time. So, let’s get brewing!
Forgive me, the pun in the title isn’t even my own. It’s merely the given name of one of the intriguing chapters in Color Uncovered, one of the most visually engaging apps I’ve ever reviewed – but not in the way you might be thinking!
Whether you’re a curious child, a fascinated adult, or a desperate science teacher who needs some inspiration for teaching the theory behind colours to students, Color Uncovered is an experience to behold.
We’ve all been there. Writer’s block, designer’s block, whatever sort of mental block, we’ve all experienced it. Perhaps you’re feeling unmotivated. You might be afraid to take the next step, or maybe you’re just not sure what the right decision is and so you’re not moving forward.
Whatever the reason, we’ve all had a moment where we’re just feeling very stuck. For those moments, Unstuck is the app for you. Unstuck aims to help you uncover the reason that you’re feeling stuck in that moment through a series of questions and decisions. After discovering the reason you’re stuck, it takes you through one of several exercises to help you find whatever it is that you need to move past that moment.
Unstuck is an incredible and free application. Whatever the reason is that you’re feeling stuck, Unstuck will be able to help you out. Read on for a more detailed description, a sample exercise and some thoughts on the app.
Life as a student revolves heavily around class lectures. I’ve tried every method of note taking, from outlining to audio recording, but my notebooks always end up mangled and recordings forgotten. Fortunately, the iPad brought along with it a new method of taking notes. Sure, it’s possible to annotate PDF files on a laptop, but it’s not practical. Writing directly on the lecture slides is the only way to guarantee that I’ll ever give my notes a second glance.
There are plenty of PDF annotation apps in the iPad app store, but most are either feature sick or buggy. I’m not interested in an underdeveloped outlining feature or changing the in-app theme; I simply want an app that provides a minimal interface, snappy writing performance, and a few basic features. I’ve tried countless annotation apps, and there’s only one that combines the right balance of features and performance to make its way onto my iPad home screen. GoodNotes by Time Base Technology Limited provides an unobtrusive interface, solid performance, and a focussed feature set, but are these enough to set the app apart from the competition?
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been fascinated by behind-the-scenes books, TV shows and other media. I always love to see the people and the methods which created the game, movie, or TV show that I’ve just played. I was very excited when I found The Final Hours of Portal 2 on the App Store, an interactive, behind-the-scenes book for my favourite product of 2011 (even ahead of the iPhone 4S!).
The Final Hours of Portal 2 is a book and, as you’ll see shortly, is actually eerily similar to the style of interactive textbooks that Apple just recently unveiled. Being on the iPad, the regular text and images are mixed with more interactive elements including the ability to modify scenes in the game and to view panoramic images. We’re not iPad.BookStorm so, rather than review the contents of the book, we’re going to take a look at the unique interactive features of the app and then investigate how the experience is so special on the iPad.
One of the most efficient uses for the iPad is in the business world. There are plenty of apps out there for business and productivity that have been covered here on iPad.Appstorm, but what about apps for helping you find and get a job?
Back in December I wrote a round up of 15 Apps to Land Your Next Job. One of the big keys to getting the career you want is in the first impression, which is why I wanted to compare in more depth the three apps listed in that article for creating and sharing your resume.
All three include the ability to input your career information, create multiple resumes, and choose from a variety of templates. However, there are some significant differences between the apps. So, let’s determine which one is best for your job seeking needs!
When I downloaded Moonbot Studios’ first production (The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore) I was amazed at the combination of story, animation, and interactivity. Not only did I have fun with the app/book, but I was able to watch in wonder as my nephew flicked, tapped, and played his way through the app. He loved the book. I loved the book.
With The Numberlys, Moonbot Studios’ second offering, has the company hit a sophomore slump, or is this just as magical as the first experience with Morris Lessmore? Let’s find out.
Remember last year when the Tapbots team introduced a new kind of Twitter app for the iPhone titled Tweetbot? It had a revolutionary user interface, unique sounds for actions performed, and many exclusive features that other clients just didn’t offer at the time.
The app allowed you to do more with Twitter than you ever thought was possible by taking the API to its full potential. Many users saw it as the next Tweetie for iPhone, with even more enhanced features. Our own Matthew Guay recommended that you switch to the fresh Twitter client last April.
Yesterday, Tapbots introduced Tweetbot for iPad and brought the entire experience to Apple’s tablet. Now you’re probably wondering, is it as revolutionary as the original iPhone app was? Keep reading to find out!
The iPad is a wonderful device for consuming digital comics, but there are several caveats. Most comic apps allow the user to purchase comics, but these comics are restricted to said apps. This means that the comic connoisseur may have to use several applications to view his or her comics. The user is faced with several different reading experiences and is stripped of any ability to meticulously organize his or her collection. Organization is a large part of comic book collecting, and comic books lose their magic when the ability to organize is taken away.
Comic Zeal by Bitolithic helps comic book fanatics to reclaim their libraries. The app allows users to manage their collection and completely customize their reading experience. Can any app provide the same satisfaction as delicately turning a page or carefully sealing a valuable Superman in plastic? Read on to find out.
Pepperplate is a service which aims to revitalize your kitchen workflow. Currently you might be stashing PDF recipes in iBooks or saving recipe webpages in Evernote but with Pepperplate your recipes can work smarter.
Before you can use Pepperplate you will need to go here and create an account. Creating an account is free and allows you access to your account from the web, iPhone, Android, and iPad.
Pepperplate is your go-to kitchen app. The app can store recipes, plan meals, and create shopping list from your recipes. The app supports timers while cooking your recipes and you can share your recipes through email, Facebook, and Twitter.