This Week’s Best Apps #2

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This week saw the release of some innovative history apps, music discovery tools, and news apps, along with some intriguing games.

Band of the Day

for iPhone
Price: FREE
Slick music discovery app, introducing you to interesting bands from around the world.

Cowboy Guns

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $2.99
Top-down shooter with several game modes and deep interaction.

Groovebug

for iPad
Price: FREE
Like Flipboard for music: a tailored music magazine and recommendation engine based on your personal tastes.

Firenze – Virtual History

for iPad
Price: $9.99
Explore the Renaissance through a dynamic, interactive tour of this Italian city.

Mini-Monsters

for iPad
Price: $2.99
Extreme close-up look at insects.

Shopping List

for iPhone
Price: FREE
Combines grocery stores, special sales, and your to-buy list in one convenient place. You can even scan UPC labels or enter list items by voice commands.

Soundala Play

for iPad
Price: $1.99
More accurate fractal visualizer for music.

Sports Illustrated Football Rivals

for iPad
Price: FREE
Lovely graphic design complements a look at 10 of football’s strongest historical rivalries.

TwitterStream

for iPad
Price: $1.99
Visualizes your Twitter feed as leaves floating down a stream. You can Tweet from the app and even play with the realistic water effects.

Warp Dash

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $.99
Futuristic arcade racer.

WSJ Live

for iPad
Price: FREE
Live news and on-demand video from thousands of sources.

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