The "Donate" button...
Needs to link to a webpage designed for the mobile web... currently it links to their desktop site.
A real pleasure. This app slices out iPad specific content from Appolicious, providing articles, user curated lists, apps, and the like. I love it. Easy way to "cut through the fluff" and find what you're looking for. A must have application. Disclosure: I work for Appolicious too.
I haven't seen much online about Mailroom so here's a review.
If you don't use Gmail, or rarely use it, go ahead and stop reading. If you can't live without Gmail, Mailroom might be worth taking a look at--particularly if you have multiple accounts.
Why not just use the webapp in Safari? Well, if you have multiple accounts, it's a pain to switch back and forth. Why not just use the built-in Mail app for your Gmail? What, miss out on the great threaded emails feature in Gmail, forget it.
Mailroom supports multiple accounts, all the features of the Gmail webapp, and more. The app handles multiple accounts with an accounts screen that also features a badge count for each gmail account. The "TrueNew" badge displays total unread count and the number of new messages since you last opened Mailroom. The app will also remember the last account you were viewing in case you exit to do something else.
What else does it do? Well, you can add a recipient from the iPhone's Contacts instead of just your Google contacts. It also has a built-in browser for checking out links and an attachments viewer for stuff like PDFs, word doc files, excel files, jpegs and whatnot. Mailroom also offers offline support for keeping a copy of your recently read and received messages.
Several people on the App Store complain that Mailroom is not a replacement for the built-in Mail app. Well, the dev doesn't claim that it is and I'm not sure where they got that impression. Mailroom lacks push notifications for new mail, so I use the built-in Mail app to get push notifications through Exchange for all my Gmail accounts (by using a combination of forwarding, filters and labels) and then use Mailroom for reading and composing.
I do have one complaint however; Mailroom has too much of an SSB (Single Site Browser) feel to it.
positives: enhances the Gmail webapp with extra features; multiple account support; add recipient from iPhone Contacts
negatives: no push (the "Prowl" solution doesn't count); UI looks just like the Gmail webapp
I heard about Mint.com a while back but just started using it. I avoided checking it out at first being fearful of account information being online and whatnot. But now, I figure it's probably pretty safe since there hasn't been any really negative press. I was impressed with their site so I went ahead and grabbed the iPhone app.
The iPhone app is a very slimmed down version of the site and allows you to view your account balances, transactions, budgets, etc. You can set various alerts on the website and receive push notifications. However, you can't edit any information with the iPhone app.
With that said, what the app does do, it does well. For those unfamiliar with Mint.com, the site lets you set up your accounts (with numerous banks) and then pulls your account information automatically. Think of it as a single login for reading information from all of your banking websites. After your first login on the iPhone app, you can set a 4-digit password to launch the app. So now, I can check up on all my accounts while I'm out without having to input information manually.
Mint.com only pulls transactions once per day, although balances are refreshed on load or manually. For folks who need realtime updates on their transactions, Mint.com probably isn't for you and you're better off with the manual-entry type of apps. But, if you don't need to see the 5 bucks you just swiped for a sandwich on your debit card transactions list right away, give the app a try.
positives: quick and easy once you're setup; it's FREE (and so is the website); updates your transactions automatically daily
negatives: iPhone app not nearly as powerful as the website; only for reading data, not editing
Cha-Ching is a solid personal finance app with all the typical features you'd expect and has a sync-able Mac app to boot. Unfortunately, the dev hasn't updated since Oct '09 and hasn't replied to anyone on the website. Any hope for future updates seem grim. That's a shame because Cha-Ching is easy to use and has a great UI.
I'm still giving it 3-stars for now because I simply haven't found a comparable replacement as far as design and features. But if you're looking for a new personal finance app, I'd recommend looking elsewhere. At some point, OS updates will render this app useless.
This app attempts to provide the user with an all-in-one organization tool, but unfortunately falls very short on many aspects. Check out my full review on AppVee.com!
This has been my absolute favorite so far. Graphics are great, the storyline is fleshed out (for an iPhone game) and everything just runs smoothly. I hope they make a sequel ;)
The variety of icons can suit to your lovers, friends, family and buddies for sure. Grab some for them. Cheer up their daily life. :)
So interesting to test out the decibel come out from different device and even people. Amazing results can be obtained sometimes. Check it out!!!
My kids simply love this game. Colorful balloons, white clouds, blue sky..... I feel so relief to make my ignorance kids addict to this FUN + LOVELY game. :)
What an appropriate app name is that!!! 'Q Mosquito' = 'Kill Mosquito'. Haha..... You may not know how I like this app especially during this hot season in Singapore. It indeed works. No more blood donation to mosquito. Woohoo....
A free and fully functional English-Chinese dictionary--what's not to like. Pleco has support for both simplified and traditional characters and you can search entries by english, pinyin, or characters.
Pleco also has paid addons available in-app, such as audio pronunciations. But for me, the basic app does what I need for free.
If you're living or traveling in China, this is probably a handy app. This app let's you check train schedules for pretty much every station in China. It even lets you select a particular train to check if seats are still available and tells you the cost of the ticket. You can search by train number, train station and station-to-station.
Unfortunately, this app falls short of being great. You can only look up ticket information 2-days in advance and by then, most of the seats are gone. But, it functions well as far as looking up train schedules.
Pay no attention to the App Store average rating. People complain about the dev's monetization scheme of paid-for additional themes--devs have to make a living too. But, themes don't make or break a game, design and gameplay do. I mean seriously, the game is free (it used to be $1.99); just don't buy additional themes, duh.
The gameplay is simple--stack your ice cream cone (or your burger, a free theme) as high as you can. It's a simple concept, but don't let that fool you, the game is still quite challenging. As your stack gets higher and higher, it becomes more difficult to shift left and right. Avoid the tomatoes and onions (or the burger buns in the burger theme)!
I'm not sure if the dev plans on charging for the game in the future so get it while it's free!
BugMe is like many note pad and reminder apps out there, but I love the bulletin board showing your latest (post-its) notes. It adds color and you can write a note with your finger as a stylus. It's much more fun reminding myself to pay my bills when I can draw it out. In addition to choosing the background color of your notes, you can also use existing photos in your gallery or by snapping a new image and drawing on it. Notes can have alarms attached to them, but you need data connectivity for the alarms to actually work. That's probably the only "bummer" about this app.
This is one of those apps that make me feel like an iPhone n00b. I can't believe it's taken me more than a year to discover it! Very convenient and the location-based feature is a lifesaver.
This app is beyond expectations. What a weekend! The iPad, opening day at At Bat 2010 for iPad.
This app combines all the gee-whiz innovation of the iPhone version with the experience of watching baseball on a nearly TV-sized screen.
It really knocks it out of the park.
The periodic table in 3D. The Elements is an app which brings me back to my days of creating educational websites in the late 90's, as textbooks were quickly becoming obsolete, and we wondered what the future of interactive education was. Choose any element - Copper for example (#29 on the periodic table) - and you can see various objects made of copper - a Persian weave chain, a brass ring, a Chinese bronze - and then rotate them with your finger to get a 3D view. This is one of those iPad apps that brings learning to life and gets me excited all over again about the future of education.