This Week’s New Apps #18

A fantastic list this week, jam-packed with highly original & useful tools, and plenty of fun, inventive games!

AntiCrop

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $.99
A clever app that smartly and quickly creates a “content-aware fill,” so you can un-crop any photo. Could be a life-saver!

Biobots Under Sea Rescue

for iPad
Price: $2.99
An intriguing educational tool, where you learn about sea creatures by building a rescue robot based on their physiologies.

Caylus

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $4.99
In the tradition of Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne, this German-style board game has you build up a castle and a village surrounding it.

Earth Now

for iPhone
Price: FREE
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory created this little app that gives you current/recent data about the global climate.

Fingle

for iPad
Price: $.99
A 2-player game that’s like Twister for your fingers. Some of the finger positions are a bit suggestive, so it’s recommended only for adults.

GroupShot

for iPhone
Price: $1.99
Photography app that lets you combine the best parts of multiple pictures, with the intention of creating the perfect family portrait.

iTunes U

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
Apple spun-off iTunes U into its own app this week, adding the ability for teachers to create courses of any kind and offer them for free. Comes with extensive study tools.

LEGO App4+

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
Fun adventure game for kids with buildable LEGO objects.

Niko

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE ($1.99 in-app to unlock full game)
Combines the mechanics of Angry Birds-style slingshot action with a traditional platformer.

Order Up! To Go

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
Build your restaurant empire — one dish at a time. Cook in your kitchen to serve customers, and then move on to a different restaurant and a bigger challenge.

Puzzlejuice

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $.99
An inventive, frustrating, wildly addictive puzzler that combines Tetriswith word-building.

Smash Cops

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $2.99 (unlock full game in-app)
Chase down bad guys and crash into everything around you in this simulation of TV-broadcast cop car chases sporting incredible graphics.

Soul Caliber

for iPhone & iPad
Price: $11.99
A great port of the classic fighting game, but the price tag is mighty steep.

Triple Town

for iPhone & iPad
Price: FREE
A unique match-3 puzzle game where you’re charged with building the biggest city you can while outwitting giant bears who want to stop you.

TurboTax 2012

for iPad
Price: FREE
The annual release from Intuit that makes filing taxes without an accountant easier.

WikiView

for iPad
Price: $.99
Attractive Wikipedia viewer designed for the iPad.

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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