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This week’s weekly sponsor is ProShow Web Slideshow Creator, an app that lets you import photos and videos and create personalized videos and your own slideshow.

I have kids — well technically, one kid at the moment, the other is just about four weeks away. Needless to say, I take a lot of pictures of my son and soon I’ll have even more shots of my daughter. When it comes to showing them off, I usually pull out my iPad and show them in the Photos app, but I’ve wanted a way to do things a bit more professionally. Something with flair that incorporates custom music and so on. ProShow is that app.

You start by picking your images from either the shots you have on your iPad, or via various social networks including Flickr, Instagram, 500px or SmugMug. Then you pick the music you want to use (either from your iPad or from one of hundreds of tracks included with the app) and finish it off by picking one of dozens of  themes, adding titles or custom effects. When you’re done, you create the video right there on your device and you can watch it, or send it off to your favorite social network including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest and Smug Mug, or via email or AirPlay to your AppleTV.

The app does require you to establish an account, but it’s free, so that’s no big deal. If you want HD output, custom branding or longer videos, that will take a subscription fee that’s described in their pricing guidelines online. That said, the free option is still quite excellent, it’s just that if you want pro features, you’ll have to pay a bit more.

Go Get It!

If you’re looking for a custom slideshow app like I was, pick up ProShow Web Slideshow Creator today. I know it’s already done worlds of good for me and my family so far, and I can’t wait to see how it does in the future.

Think you’ve got a great app? Sign up for a Weekly Sponsorship slot just like this one.

Our featured sponsor this week is Budget Notes HD, the easiest and prettiest way to get your finances in check.

Does anyone really like to do bills? I’m sure someone out there gets a real kick out of coordinating and budgeting their finances, but for the rest of us, we usually need some kind of help to make life easier. Enter Budget Notes HD, a simple and clean way to make a budget, enter your expenses and income, and look great doing it.

So how does this bad boy work? Simple. Start by making a plan in the first column, showing your income and expenses for the month. Then, once all that drama is sorted out, use the middle column to enter expenses and income as they happen. The app automatically calculates out the info you need to know, making it easy for you to track all of your data. Then you can use the reports in the right column to determine where your money is going, and whether or not you’re doing it right, or there’s a huge problem on the horizon.

Budget Notes HD is easy on the eyes, too, particularly on the Retina display iPad. Not only does it look great, but the reports and charts all seem nice and fluid, in a very aesthetically pleasing way. Sure, there’s a bit of skeuomorphism involved, but it’s so subtle that it’s hard to even notice. Besides, shouldn’t everyone’s ledger look this good? And isn’t it easier to open an app every day if it’s good looking and fun to use?

Budget Notes HD

Budget Notes HD

Go Get It!

Budget Notes HD is available in the App Store right now, and better yet, it’s free! There is a $2.99 in-app purchase available if you want additional budgets, but that’s completely up to you.

Think you’ve got a great app? Sign up for a Weekly Sponsorship slot just like this one.


Our featured sponsor this week is Mighty Deals, an awesome site that offers amazing and exclusive deals for web professionals!

Mighty Deals is a great place for any, and every, web professional to frequent – offering a wide range of deals perfectly suited to designers and developers! The deals range from Apps, to WordPress Themes, to Vector Icons, to eBooks – head over to the site to check them out.

Grab a 15% discount off any deal using the coupon: envato

Here are three current deals to whet your appetite…

  1. The Mac Photo Bundle – 3 Apps for only $20! – Take advantage of this Photo-Packed Mighty Deal Bundle consisting of three fantastic photo applications for the Mac: Snapheal, FX Photo Studio Pro, and ColorStrokes.
  2. The Web Designer’s eBook Bundle – only $6! – You’ve heard the buzz words: Responsive design; HTML5; social media. They’re all hot industry terms, but it’s tough to keep up with the technology they’re tied to. You can bounce around the Internet, reading an article here or a blog post there, or you can read some truly helpful eBooks and keep your coding cutting edge. This Mighty Deal eBook bundle features three helpful books for young web designers and developers: Responsive Web Design, Learn HTML 5, and Web Design Trends.
  3. Ultimate Web Designer’s Bundle – only $39! (reg. $202) – Resources are a web designer’s best friend. From icons to wireframes to UI sets, having pre-built pieces of a website can truly save time and effort. With this Ultimate Web Designer Bundle from Vandelay Premier, you’ll get everything you need to create the coolest-looking website around! The bundle is packed with UI sets, icons and wireframe elements.

Our thanks to Mighty Deals for sponsoring AppStorm this week! Head over and check them out, who doesn’t enjoy a deal!

Our featured sponsor this week is Wedding Planner for iPad, an amazing app for organizing and planning your big day.

Almost five years ago, I married the love of my life in a beautiful ceremony next to a bubbling fountain. But planning the wedding? Forget it — that was a nightmare. Between coordinating guests, vendors, photographers, videographers and everything else that comes up, we had more spreadsheets than the average accountant.

If only we had Wedding Planner for iPad. Not only is the app beautiful — no seriously, this thing is really pretty — but it’s intuitive and easy to use. You start by entering in you and your fiancee’s names and the date of your engagement, then it’s on to the planning. Establish the big day, schedule things out, coordinate seating plans and plan your budget, all within one spot. Even better, everything is visible on a main dashboard that shows you exactly where you’re at and what comes next. You can even plot out your color scheme and prepare your thank you list. How convenient is that?

Wedding Planner for iPad

Wedding Planner for iPad

Go Get It!

Wedding Planner for iPad is just $9.99, which is a great price considering all of the extras in this thing. And if you’re a professional wedding planner, you can even buy multiple plan options within the app, making it the ultimate tool for a professional.

Think you’ve got a great app? Sign up for a Weekly Sponsorship slot just like this one.

Our featured sponsor this week is Toy Defense, a fresh look at the Tower Defense genre.

It’s a great game that brings back childhood memories of expansive battles with plastic soldiers, tanks, and airplanes! Prepare to become closely acquainted with flamethrowers, riflemen, ack-acks and cannons. It’s dynamic and challenging, but also a perfect time-filler.

A little graphical appetiser...

Toy Defense is already available for your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch and will be soon available for Mac, PC and Android.

Our featured sponsor this week is MindNode, an easy and intuitive application for collecting, organizing and
outlining your thoughts and ideas as mind maps.

Mind maps can be used for many different tasks;

  • To-do lists
  • Brainstorming
  • Holiday planning
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Project management

MindNode is a great app for creating mind maps on the iPad, it’s intuitive and easy from the moment you open it. It has an automatically expanding work space and allows a wide array of customisation.

MindNode on the iPad.

MindNode is also available on the Mac and iPhone.

MindNode

Our featured sponsor this week is iDraw, a superb, and feature-packed, vector drawing and illustration app for the iPad!

Professional Vector Editing Comes to the iPad

Josh reviewed iDraw a while ago and found it to be an excellent application, really one of the first apps that made you feel like you had a professional layout tool on an iOS device. Since then it’s only improved!

Alongside great features like layers, text, images, multi-color gradients, RGB color picker, brushes, pen tool, customizable canvas styles, grid snapping, masking, and PDF export, iDraw has added features such as;

  • Shape libraries
  • SVG Import and Export
  • Dropbox Integration
  • Dimension lines
  • Boolean path combinations
  • Canvas scale, Rulers, and Units (mm, cm, inches)
  • Pen tool multi-point selection and editing

Grab a copy of iDraw and create mockups, illustrations, and vector designs on the iPad!

Our featured sponsor this week is Soonr Scribble, a great iOS app for marking up any document.

The Natural Way to Mark Up Any Document

Soonr Scribble is an annotation application that lets you easily markup any file and work naturally on your iPhone and iPad. With Soonr Scribble for iOS, you can handwrite comments, draw illustrations, sign contracts, fill out forms, or mark changes on any document. Here are a few of the very best features;

  • Annotation of more than 35 file types, including PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • 5GB of Cloud Storage included.
  • Pen Tool – adjust thickness change color.
  • Arrow Tool – emphasize important things.
  • Tools like highlighter, text box and more drawing tools included with free updates.
  • Save changes sync back down to your computer and shared computers.

Get a Free Stylus!

Not only is Soonr Scribble currently at a promotional one-time price of $3.99! (Scribble is a feature of Soonr Workplace which costs $9.95 / month) But when you buy the app the great guys over at Soonr will send you a Soonr Stylus that you can use on your iPhone and iPad. Simply visit Soonr, fill out the form and they’ll send you their insanely great stylus that works on your iPhone and iPad!

A free stylus with an app that costs $3.99, sounds good to me!

You can signup for a free trial of Soonr Workplace and experience additional features like document editing and enhanced file sharing.

Our featured sponsor this week is Mighty Deals, an awesome site that offers amazing and exclusive deals for web professionals!

Mighty Deals is a great place for any, and every, web professional to frequent – offering a wide range of deals perfectly suited to designers and developers! The deals range from WordPress Themes, to Vector Icons, to eBooks – head over to the site to check them out.

Here are a couple of example deals to whet your appetite…

  1. The Smashing Magazine eBook and Digital Goodies Bundle – only $19 – This is an excellent purchase for any designer. A collection of high quality resources from Smashing Magazine. This bundle includes their Mastering CSS eBook, a Creative Set for eBook Design (which includes an eBook, 29 icons, and an InDesign template), and a Professional Workflow Package for Web Designers (which includes an eBook, 26 icons, and 20 vector graphics).
  2. 15 iPhone + iPad App Website Templates – only $24 – So you’ve built the best iOS app since sliced bread, but now you need a website for it that’s just as awesome. A great website will increase your sales by giving your app more credibility and making you look more professional (especially if it’s a paid app).

    Rather than spend vital resources building a site from scratch, why not get hold of this deal and grab professional templates for a fraction of their normal price. The entire bundle is only $24 through this deal, a discount of 85% off the regular price of $160.

Our thanks to Mighty Deals for sponsoring iPad.AppStorm this week! Head over and check them out, who doesn’t enjoy a deal!

Our featured sponsor this week is Stitcher Smart Radio, an awesome way to hear your favourite shows on the go!

Listen to your favorite news, comedy, sports, talk and storytelling radio shows from within a single app. Get the latest shows from NPR, CNN, Fox, BBC, Carolla, SModcast, Joe Rogan, Maddow, Rush, Fresh Air, Freakonomics, Radiolab, The Moth, and more. You can even choose from more than 5,000 on demand podcasts and listen to live local AM/FM stations.

The key feature of Stitcher is the ability to “Stitch” together your favorite shows to create your own customized stations in My Stations. Although Stitcher can also automatically create a station for you based on a show you like. It’s a great way to discover new shows that are right up your street, listen on demand, stream live radio, and stay up-to-date with the breaking news. Stitcher also makes it effortlessly easy to share what you’re listening to with friends via Facebook, Twitter or email.

Stitcher is the easiest way to stay connected to the information that’s important to you while on-the-go. Stitcher Smart Radio, a smarter way to listen to the radio…

Go Grab It!

Stitcher Smart Radio is available now in the App Store for absolutely nothing! If you’re smart you’d at least go and have a look, it might be the best decision you make today…

Go give it a try!

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