Hello readers of AppStorm! As you may know, from time to time we cross promote other Envato sites and services here on the AppStorm network. Well, today we launched a short-run Graphic Designer Bundle on our marketplaces, and it’s fantastic value – $500 of photos, images and Photoshop/Illustrator add-ons for just $20!

In the bundle are files from our long-running and highly popular GraphicRiver marketplace, and the newly launched PhotoDune marketplace for royalty free stock photos. It’s a fantastic deal with some great stuff in it. I should know, as I picked the files myself!! (more…)

Steve Jobs

A mere few days have passed since the news came in, and I thought it would be fitting to collect together some thoughts from a few of the AppStorm editors. This is simply our tribute to a truly inspirational man.


For us iPad owners, October 12th isn’t simply about the release of the iPhone 4S – it’s a big day for us too, as iOS 5 lands! We can finally get our hands on all the new features promised to us before the summer began…

I, personally, am very excited, but I’d like to know the general AppStorm vibe here; is it all about new hardware, or do big software updates also float your boat? Are you making the upgrade a priority?

Will you be downloading it at your earliest possible convenience, or waiting to be prompted by iTunes? Can you wait to get your hands on the new functionality?

It’d be awesome if you’d get involved and let us know your feelings in the comments, and be sure to vote in the poll! What feature are you most excited for? Next weeks poll will be about your favourite feature of the new OS, so get thinking…

The stock market in the last few weeks has been volatile to say the least. The week prior to writing this review saw 200 to 800 point swings in a matter of twenty-four hours. StockTouch is a stock market monitoring tool that is incredibly visual in nature so this temperamental behavior has created some interesting and quickly changing visuals.

StockTouch gives you a visual representation of individual stocks and the market divided in sectors and also as a whole. It makes stock and market research quite entertaining, but is it actually useful?


A few weeks back, Second Gear updated their note taking app Elements to version 2.0. This added a completely redesigned UI and lots of new sharing support. The app functions as a Markdown editor in the cloud with full Dropbox sync support. It has a bunch of other basic features including printing, TextExpander, sharing to the web or publishing on Tumblr or Facebook, word counting, and the ability to export as HTML or PDF.

Elements is a fully universal iOS app, so you can use it with your iPhone and iPad seamlessly for the price of one app. It’s also very helpful to have when you write a note down at work and then want to find it once your phone has died. Read on to discover more about the potential of Elements 2.0…


Winners Announced

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

Bryan Gibson
Marek Hasák
Riccardo Luigi Varisco

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

Remotix is a powerful and fast VNC viewer and Apple Remote Desktop client, and I’m glad to announce that we at iPad.AppStorm have 5 promo codes to give away!

Remotix allows you to connect remotely to your computer and has full support for Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) protocol, which allows it to create a seamless experience for Mac users. Use intuitive gestures to control your computer and access your files and programs from anywhere with a connection!

If you haven’t yet got yourself a VNC client, then here is a great chance to get your hands on one!


Apps from a lot of genres have witnessed a new lease of life with the launch of iPod Touch and the iPhone. Founder of the famous online music streaming service Pandora even admitted that the company is still alive, thanks to iOS devices.

In the same vein, the iPad is vitalising content companies. Particularly magazines, e-books, and blogs. News and feed readers of various sizes and form have popped up in the past few months and we have reviewed quite a lot of them. Feedly promises to be a news and feed reader with a twist. Let’s see how refreshing the experience actually is.


How does the Kindle app measure up to the Kindle device? Taking into account the more obvious differences such as screen technology and greyscale/colour, has the function of the popular Kindle device been adequately matched or improved upon in the iPad app? What thought has gone into the function and usability of the application, and its interaction with the wider technological world?

Are there similar ways to configure the reading experience? Are all features supported across both platforms?

Let’s explore these areas a little…


Our sister site iPhone.AppStorm had a big day today with Apple’s ‘Let’s talk iPhone’ announcement! As it’s pretty likely that at least some readers will want the lowdown on the news, it was only fair to give you a heads up. While this is a summary of the important facts, be sure to check back over the coming days for analysis and editorial articles.

Well it’s official, we have a new iPhone today and it’s called the iPhone 4S. There was a lot of big news that came out of Cupertino today, most of it covered live via Twitter.

But if you weren’t there to watch it all go down, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Hit that button and let’s get into all of the big news of the day.

Read more on iPhone.AppStorm…

We’ve collected the top four reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in September. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, iPad, 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!


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