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Fresh iPhone Apps for Feb. 23: Hipmunk Flight Search, Adult Swim, MarketDash

by Phil Hornshaw

Next time you’re looking for and easy way to find a flight fast, pull open Hipmunk, today’s top Fresh app. It’s got a simple-to-use interface and quickly finds all the information you need to book a flight on the go, without any hassle. There’s also MarketDash, a new app from Yahoo! Finance that lets you track stocks on your iPad, and Adult Swim, an app that lets you stream clips from the network’s shows. Get the skinny on all three below.

Hipmunk Flight Search (iPhone) Free

Looking for a fast way to find a flight and book it? Snag Hipmunk, a hyper-simple app for searching for flights. You start with a screen on which you enter all the pertinent information -- departure, destination, dates and flight types -- and Hipmunk kicks out a bunch of flights. You can narrow the field by searching by specific airports, or find the lowest fares by searching all the airports in a specific city.

Hipmunk runs down your search results and shows them on a timeline, and saves your old searches so you can quickly access them. You can arrange your results by rate, time of departure, flight length or overall “agony,” and Hipmunk figures out what’s easiest on you. The simplicity and speed of the app are awesome -- plus, it’s free.

Adult Swim (iPhone, iPad) Free

Fans of Adult Swim, snag this free app -- you can use it to stream clips of all of your favorite shows from the network. That’s basically the most important part: Videos. Adult Swim shows. Streaming. For free.

But to fill out the extra space left over in the app, the programmers over at Adult Swim threw in a few extra features. The Adult Swim app also includes a show schedule so you can keep track of when things are on, and if you grab the iPad version, you also get an Adult Swim music player, clock and calculator, plus weather info. You know, just in case.

MarketDash (iPad) Free

Yahoo! Finance’s new iPad app allows users to put together watch lists to monitor their investment portfolios at all times. The app gives you a customizable list of stocks, and gives you charts to track their movements and all the information about prices you need to make informed trading decisions.

You can track your stock info on your iPad, but with another handy feature, MarketDash lets you sync your stocks info up with your desktop computer, so you can quickly move between each device. You’ll also get breaking news coverage about the markets and comparisons between different stocks.

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