Winners Announced

Thanks to everyone who took part in the giveaway this week, and special thanks to the kind people at Good.iWare! I’m excited to let you know that the winners have now been chosen. Congratulations are in order to:


Well done to the lucky winners, and we’ll be in touch soon. Sorry to those who missed out, be sure to check back for more great competitions!

Old Competition Post

This week we have a simply excellent giveaway, we have 5 promo codes for the robust and ever dependable GoodReader up for grabs!

We reviewed GoodReader for the iPad a long time ago, but the conclusion still stands:

GoodReader should not be missing from your iPad.

GoodReader makes it easy to read and view a wide range of different files on your iPad. You can download them directly from your Mac or PC, or connect to a wide range of different servers and sharing services.

Find out how to enter below…


Last week we ran a poll entitled “What Are You Most Excited About in 2012?” The response was great, but relatively unsurprising. People want to see what the next generation of both the iPad and the iPhone looks like!

There has been a huge amount of speculation surrounding Apple making a new move in the television market, and that showed up in the polls – there was also concrete interest in a potential Apple Television. However, today I want to look at a few of the reasons I’m personally excited about the new iPad…


The Lovely Charts app hit the App Store on the 8th December. It takes a different approach to creating charts on your iPad, based on gestures, and tap and touch, rather than selecting from menus.

It has entered a fierce competition space, with the powerful TouchDraw and OmniGraffle being 2 such competitors. So can Lovely Charts live up to its name? And can it compete with the well established charting apps? Let’s take a look.


Fancy news reader apps are a dime a dozen in the iOS App Store. The level of innovation going into these apps is mind-blowing and most of the expertise goes towards designing the app. A pixel perfect design, combined with some snazzy effects ensure immediate traction and the developers are leaving no stone unturned to ensure the same.

As an information addict, I consider it my duty to download and test every single news reader app. Equally dutifully, I try my best to review them here at iPad.AppStorm as well. I discovered Evri sometime ago and wasn’t until recently I got the time to use it extensively. Curious to know how well the app performs as a news reader taking into account the fierce competition? Do read on.


It’s easy to get lost in the iPad gaming market. More than any other type of app, there are tons and tons of games, and even more of them coming out every day. We all know and have played the usual games that everybody buys: Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and Cut The Rope. But what about the more immersive, time-consuming games? All of the games I mentioned are great, but what about the other great games that are out there?

This roundup is of games that are a little deeper than those – 15 awesome games for your iPad!


I know that you’re sick of reading this. Frankly, I’m sick of writing this, but it bears repeating: the iPad can be used for something besides watching videos, reading, or other leisure activities. While it certainly excels at those types of tasks, it can also be used to create things as well.

Enter Textastic. Textastic is a text editor for the iPad that allows you to write in several different programming languages, with many of the features of a desktop text editor. If you’re ready to begin coding from your iPad, Textastic just might be the place to start.


It’s the New Year, and the perfect time to take a poll about what’s getting people excited! Rather than publish an exasperating poll that encompasses all eventualities, from the Olympics to finally playing Monopoly all the way through, I’ve decided to stick with Apple and the possible/probably/likely launches that are due this year.

Are you giddy about the next iPad, a guaranteed appearance this calendar year, or is it the spurious and much-rumoured Apple Television that’s getting you worked up?

Click on the right and lodge your feelings on the internet, what harm can it do? I’m hoping there’ll be some iPad sympathy here on iPad.AppStorm, but I’ve got a feeling that the iPhone 5 might just edge it out in the expectation and excite stakes…

Am I right?

Feel free to leave any comments or thoughts below – are some of these things definitely not going to happen this year? Have I missed something massive?

We’ve collected the top four reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in February. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, Web, or Android apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month. Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!

Thanks for reading AppStorm, and I hope you enjoy looking over some of our favourite posts from last month!


Accepting payments used to be a pain. If you weren’t an authorized business with a way of actually charging a credit or debit card, you were forced to only accept cash. As we continue to grow more reliant on online payments and swiping our plastic cards, this excludes a large number of people – like myself – that would gladly give you some money, if you would let me.

Enter Square. Square is an easy way to get paid, with a full, end-to-end system that will allow you to start accepting payments right away. Is Square worth your time, or is it another ‘easy’ payment system (ahem, PayPal) that promises the sky but fails to deliver? That’s what I’d like to discuss today.


Instacast HD is a podcast app that is changing the face of podcast management. The app can find new podcasts to subscribe to, download or stream podcasts you are already subscribed to, allow you to listen to or view your podcasts, and access links in the show notes. It takes a feature that has not seen much love from Apple and makes it enjoyable again!

Some people may not realize that by ditching the iTunes methodology of podcast management there is so much more to gain in the podcast universe. The workflow to update podcasts either involves manually downloading the episode through the iTunes app on your iPad or syncing through iTunes on your Mac, which seems archaic….


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