I need to get up and get moving, but when I’m surrounded with so much technology, that can be hard. Everything I want is at my fingertips. Luckily, now even the exercise motivation I need is on my iPad.
FitStar is a slick app that tests your fitness and helps slot you into a fitness plan that’s right for your needs and fitness level. Can FitStar outpace all the discarded exercise DVDs at the back of my closet, or will it lose its place on my home screen? (more…)
It’s Productivity Month on iPad.AppStorm! Throughout July, we plan to share with you all our tips, tricks, apps and resources to help you both improve your iPad experience and work better and more productively!
We’re slowly moving towards a web app culture where a significant part of our collective creation and curation of content is done through online services rather than living solely inside native apps. With this shift, sharing content is an easy process… if you’re looking at just one or two similar types. A service like Flickr is great for sharing photos and putting together albums, but what if you want to bring in a webpage to include? If only you could have a way of presenting all the types of documents you need for a specific purpose together, as one.
That’s where Moxtra comes in — an app that presents itself as a virtual binder of content — bringing in items like photos, videos, web clips and more into a single “folder” of project content. You can then even record a narrated presentation going through the slides of your binder for even easier, enhanced sharing. Let’s take a look! (more…)
Little-known fact about me: back in my high school days, I used to be the frontman for a hard rock band. The band fell apart, as most high school rock bands do, shortly after we all started going to university and college. I didn’t play guitar for a while, but I’ve been flirting with the idea of starting up a solo indie project with just me and my acoustic. The real problem, apart from no possibility of success and the utter likelihood of failure, is that I often have trouble cracking down the whip and writing music.
Jamn aims to fix that problem for me. I’ve tried a lot of apps meant to help floundering musicians, but none of them work on either a visual or musical level. Most of them are ripoffs sold based on empty promises. Initially, I was worried Jamn would be the same way. I was wrong. Read on to see what makes this app so compelling for musicians. (more…)
Tablets — the iPad in particular — have revolutionized how we browse, communicate and work. Where only the humble graphics pad used to provide a physical human-to-computer interface, large, sensitive touchscreens now enable us to interact directly with our content. This has provided hobbyists, and artists who are used to using physical media, with the first practical tool with which to create digital art.
Initially, many iOS scribbling apps were focused on note-taking, and on handwriting recognition — the business end of things, in other words. Then, along came Paper by FiftyThree, which pretty much blew every other drawing app out of the water. It provided simplicity and beauty in equal measure, allowing artists to unleash their creativity in digital form, and making doodling a joy.
A similar ethos seems to be behind a new drawing app, named Tayasui Sketches. One of the first notable creative app releases in recent months, Tayasui Sketches is designed to be beautiful, and to be the very best app option for those wanting to create stunning illustrations.
Is Tayasui Sketches merely very similar to Paper by FiftyThree, though, or is it closer to being a clone? There’s only one way to find out…
Here at iPad.AppStorm, we absolutely love iPad apps, from business ones to weather ones. We review all different kinds of app, but from now on we’d like to focus on a particular category of app every month, giving you the very best reviews, roundups, feature pieces and how-to guides on that particular kind of app.
For July, our theme will be productivity apps. We’ll be kicking off with a feature about Droplr and throughout the month, we’ll be bringing you great reviews, features and guides on how to be more productive with your iPad. All our posts will be marked with the tag productivity month, which you can follow by clicking here.
So fasten your seat-belts, get your iPad battery charged right up to 100%, and prepare your fingers. It’s going to be a fun ride!
As a user of Twitter, the ability to check my profile on the move is something that’s essential. The range of Twitter clients out there for the iPad is huge, but the temptation to stick with the official Twitter app is something that many Twitter users may find hard to overcome. In this article, I’ll be looking at a small number of the many Twitter clients out there for the iPad, namely Tweetbot for iPad, Twitterrific and Twitter. Read on to find out how these three apps compare in terms of their user interface and the features they deliver.
According to the creative folks at Kinetic Art, Mind Watering, also titled Look&Cook, isn’t just another chef cookbook for the iPad — it’s” a whole new way of cooking.” They’ve brought together a dream team behind renowned Israeli chef Meir Adoni, delivering stunning food photographs, talented styling and inventive design. Their mission: to combine the warmth and beauty of a printed cookbook with the latest technology. Mind Watering provides 51 recipes from the chef and over 750 mouth-watering images of the dishes, steps and techniques. The app uses innovative features like voice activated recipe navigation to solve usability problems other apps have ignored. Can the Look&Cook platform really revolutionize the way we cook with the iPad?
Keep reading to find out.
If there’s one feature that we love to use our iPad for, it’s the calendar. Whilst the calendar app might not be to everybody’s taste, what with all the fine Corinthian leather, there are hundreds of alternative calendar apps in the App Store, each with their own ideas and features. Having used many alternative calendar apps over the years on my iPad, I can’t help but feel that we’ve gotten to the point where there aren’t really any new or original features in some of these apps and are simply providing an alternative look and feel.
Calendar Alarm attempts to buck this trend, combining all the features of a traditional calendar app with a unique way of dealing with event alerts that makes it rather unique.
Who’s ready for vikings to take over as the next big thing and replace zombies? I know I am. If you feel the same, you’ll be thrilled to know that vikings have landed in this week’s installment of iPad games. So get your helmet and your longboat oar, and then get ready: It’s going to be a very icy, but fun, journey.
There’s also a slew of battles about to take place that have nothing to do with vikings. You’ll be a modern soldier, a Knight of Pen & Paper, and a member of a futuristic elite task force called XCOM. Could there be any more going on in this week’s edition of games? Oh yeah — trains! Click “more” to get rolling.
Care Bears, slap bracelets, Beanie Babies, yo-yos, Pogs, Rubik’s Cubes, Trolls, Cabbage Patch Kids…most of these crazes came and went in the blink of an eye. Some, however, definitely outstayed their welcome, and others still have come back to haunt us even today on our iOS devices.
Here are ten of these nostalgia-inducing crazes in app form. Simply hit the jump for a walk down memory lane.