This Week’s Best Apps #24

It’s a good week to be an iDevice owner. Some truly outstanding — and long-awaited — apps came out this week, and I’ve curated them for your perusal. Let’s dive in…

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration)

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $2.99
Base jump from floating structures way up in the sky and perform stunts and hit targets as you fall to the ground. Controlled via tilt-control.

Adobe Photoshop Touch

for iPad
Price: $9.99
The long-awaited arrival of the desktop standard in image editing. Photoshop’s most popular and powerful features are presented in a touch-friendly format.

Camera Awesome

for iPhone
Price: FREE (w/ in app add-on purchases)
Heavily-hyped camera app that gives users powerful photography tools with an easy-to-use touch interface.

Fancy Pants

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $.99
Hand-drawn sidescroller starring the popular stick figure from the Flash games.

Hanging With Friends

for iPad
Price: $4.99
A new take on Hangman from the makers of Words With Friends.

iBomber Defense Pacific

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $2.99
The iBomber series takes the action to an entirely new front with a whole new enemy.

Incoboto

for iPad
Price: $2.99
Something truly unique amid a sea of copycats, this one is part puzzler, part adventure, part platformer, with an original soundtrack and singular gameplay mechanics. Beautiful graphics highlight this story of a boy in a system of tiny planets who sets out to reignite multiple suns.

Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
Free-to-play city sim set in medieval times. Build your city, train your army, and play online with other real-world players.

Leap

for iPhone
Price: FREE
Create challenging quests for your friends, who compete by snapping photos and collecting points.

LEGO Hero Factory

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
Tie-in with a line of popular LEGO toys. Isometric fighting game.

News.me

for iPhone
Price: FREE
Flipboard-like news aggregator that gathers articles shared by friends on your favorite social networks.

Pinboard for Pinterest

for iPad
Price: FREE
Pin anything to your Pinterest board from inside this app, or via the button it adds to your iPad’s Safari.

Prince of Persia Classic

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $1.99 | $2.99
The classic PC sidescroller returns, “remastered” with high-definition graphics.

Readability

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
Popular read-it-later web app comes to iOS with some cool features.

Ringtone 1,000,000

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $.99
More than one million ringtones to download, plus mix your own ringtones from songs in your library.

Seamless Food Delivery and Takeout

for iPad
Price: FREE
View menus and order delivered meals from local restaurants using a fun-to-use interface. Currently serves about 15 major cities in the U.S.

Smithsonian Channel for iPad

for iPad
Price: FREE
Watch educational and entertaining videos from the cable network.

Tobe & Friends Hookshot Escape

for iPhone
Price: $1.99
A retro endless platformer in the tradition of Mario.

USA Today for iPhone

for iPhone
Price: FREE
USA Today ports its popular iPad app to iPhone, with an all new interface.

Waking Mars

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $4.99
Immersive sidescrolling adventure set on Mars, where you’re sent to make first contact with a subterranean species.

Zombie Panic in Wonderland Plus

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE (w/ LOADS of in-game purchases)
Wiiware import. Anime-style shooter with a colorful, humor-filled twist. Zombies are invading classic fairytale settings. Who you gonna call?

Zombies, Run!

for iPhone
Price: $7.99
Part game, part exercise motivational tool, part interactive story, this one sends you running in the real world to escape virtual zombies and gather supplies for your in-app home base. Very clever, and based on user reviews, highly effective.

About Robin Parrish

Unathletic, uncoordinated tall man with endless creativity stampeding through his overactive brain. Comes with beard, wife, and two miniature humans. Novelist. General blogger and main Gaming Geek for ForeverGeek. Lead Blogger, Apple Gazette.

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