This Week’s Best Apps #14

Get ready for our biggest, most comprehensive list of new apps ever! It’s almost Christmas, and accordingly, iOS developers are trotting out their big titles, including a ton of console game ports…

Adaptu Wallet

for iPhone
Price: FREE
Finances on-the-go.

Biography – A Journey With History’s Most Influential People

for iPad
Price: $4.99
Walk through history with 70 of its most influential individuals, such as Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr., Marco Polo, and more.

Broadway.com

for iPad
Price: FREE
The popular web destination for all things theater brings its content to a slick iPad app.

Caboodle Doodle

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $.99
Use stencils and splatter paint to create your own original works of art.

A Christmas Carol Bookstrack

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $1.99
Synchronizes a musical soundtrack to Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story.

City Guides

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $3.99
Goop.com presents its first app, a guide to New York City.

College Bowl Guide

for iPad
Price: FREE
An interactive guide to the 2011-2012 college football season, from the folks at The Daily.

DailyBurn

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE (in-app subscription required)
A personalized fitness program that delivers daily workout videos to your iDevice.

Forestville

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
Another “-ville” game from the makers of Cityville and Farmville, this one puts you in charge of a community of animals and their woodland home.

Fotopedia Wild Friends

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
As long as you have wifi, this terrific app will teach you all about animals with vivid photos and loads of data about each critter.

Frontline Commando

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
Great-looking first-person shooter where you take it to the villains, Die Hard style.

Grand Theft Auto III

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $4.99
The console classic comes to iOS for its 10th anniversary. Reviews have been very positive across the board.

History of Rock

for iPad
Price: $7.99
App version of an exhaustive print book by Mark Paytress, telling the complete story of the history of rock & roll.

Ice Rage

 

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $.99
Foosball style 2-player ice hockey game with terrific graphics.

IndieBound

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
An ereader app your local independent bookstore can use to sell you ebooks.

Kinectimals

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $2.99
The popular animal sim for kids is ported to iOS with Kinect’s motion controls turned to multitouch gestures.

Life 75

for iPad
Price: $12.99
A 75-year retrospective on the famous photography magazine. Portrait mode shows you hundreds of Life‘s greatest photos, while portrait mode shows you its finest magazine covers.

The Logo Maker

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $2.99
Smart and easy to use, it helps you create an appropriate, stylish logo for your company or organization. Specializes in Web 2.0 style logos.

Magic Guitar

for iPhone
Price: FREE (w/ in-app purchases)
From the makers of Magic Piano comes this app that lets you shred like a pro. Has a nice catalog of hit songs you can rock out to on a variety of guitars.

The “No” Kid

for iPad
Price: FREE
Interactive storybook for kids with tons of activities and vocabulary learning.

Pad & Quill

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $.99
Really lovely note-taking app that organizes your thoughts, ideas, and lists in virtual notebooks.

Real Soccer 2012

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
The latest edition of this annual title comes with triple-A production values and tons of features. A must-have.

Rockmate

for iPad
Price: $.99
An all-in-one rock music studio that can support up to 4 players at once. Record your own tracks, create loops, mix your music, and much more.

The Sims FreePlay

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
Completely free to play is this full-featured new version of Maxis’ wildly popular The Sims, made for iOS.

Sin or Win

for iPad
Price: $1.99
A very original “god” game where you have the choice of saving the cavemen who sacrifice themselves to you, or send them into a fiery pit. Great graphics by a Hollywood animator.

Skulls

for iPad
Price: $13.99
Incomparable nonfiction author Simon Winchester wrote the text for this incredible app that features over 300 animal skulls you can rotate a full 360º. From the uncompromising folks at Touch Press, creators of The Elements and Solar System.

Sleepy Jack

for iPhone
Price: $.99
Stunning 3D graphics complement this flying game where you play as a little boy flying-and-fighting his way through his favorite toys while dreaming.

Sonic CD

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $1.99
The fan-favorite Sonic classic comes to iOS with tremendous attention to detail.

Stunt Bug

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE (w/ in-app purchases)
48 missions take you through a series of death-defying obstacle courses. Oh, and you’re a bug.

SummitX Snowboarding

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $4.99
Carve up that mountain, pull killer tricks, and upgrade your gear in a realistic snowboarding game.

Tiny Places

for iPad
Price: $1.99
Cute puzzle game where you help a chameleon escape from small spaces using a variety of puzzle types.

Tongue Tied

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $1.99
Slapstick hijinks ensue when two cartoon dogs get their tongues tied together. Use physics-based gameplay to help them find the “WinterBone.”

Trenches II

for iPad
Price: $2.99
Sequel to the popular side-scrolling WWII-style combat game.

Windosill

for iPad
Price: $2.99
Part adventure game, part exploration experience, you can touch anything you see and watch it react in ways surprising and sublime.

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