Monument Valley for iOS

Monument Valley is a new game for iPhone and iPad that was clearly inspired by the art of M.C. Escher. You play as Ida, a silent princess who must navigate and exit a series of seemingly impossible architecture by solving … (More)

TextExpander Touch 2.5

Speaking of TextExpander Touch, it’s been updated to version 2.5 and sports a new iOS 7 design along with some new features. They’ve made it much easier to rename and reorder snippet groups, as well as move individual snippets between … (More)

WriteRight for iOS

WriteRight is an app for iPhone and iPad that probably won’t replace your favorite iOS text editor (*cough* Editorial *cough*), but works nicely as a supplemental writing and editing tool. It analyzes your writing and offers synonyms and antonyms for … (More)

Paprika Recipe Manager for iOS

For a long time, my go-to recipe manager was Evernote. Then, it was Basil for iPad. It’s been a while since that switch, but the limitation of Basil being iPad-only (amongst a few other quibbles) has finally started wearing on … (More)

Bholsa iPhone Sleeve + Wallet

Bholsa is a small Portuguese shop that makes lots of felt, anti-pilling, water-resistant cases for various devices. This sleeve+wallet combo, which features two front slots for cards and bills, is available for iPhone 5/5s and iPhone 4/4s. It looks great, … (More)

Prizmo — Text Scanner and OCR for iOS

Prizmo is an iOS app that lets you use your device’s camera to scan text and do all sorts of neat things with it. The scanned text can be exported directly, or saved in PDF or image form to be … (More)

Checkmark 2 for iPhone

Checkmark 2 is the latest edition of the popular iPhone task-management app. It’s been rebuilt from scratch for iOS 7 and has lots of new features to help you get stuff done. My favorite new feature is the ability to … (More)

CameraSync for iOS

These days, who wants to plug their iOS device into a computer to back up photos anymore? All of mine end up on Dropbox anyway, so why not cut out the middle man and upload the photos directly? This is … (More)

Kanji Sensei for iPhone

Learning Japanese is a small side project I’ve been tackling here and there for the last month or so. You’d think that with all the language-learning apps available on the iOS App Store, I’d be able to find at least … (More)

Waterlogue for iOS

Waterlogue is an iOS app that can make any of your photos look like gorgeous watercolor paintings. Similar to apps like Instagram, there are a handful of filters that can transform photos in various delightful ways. You can see some … (More)

iLuv RockWall

The RockWall is a dual-USB wall charger that can power an iPad and iPhone simultaneously. The iPad port is 10.5W and the iPhone port is 5W, so each device will charge fairly quickly. The main portion of the unit can … (More)


Tengami is a new game for iOS (universal) that places you in the role of a samurai who must explore a mystical pop-up book world. In this world, you are able to “page” through various backdrops and interact with the … (More)

Pushpin for Pinboard — iOS 7 Edition

This won’t be the first time we’ve talked about Pushpin for Pinboard, but I wanted to bring it up again for a couple of reasons: The release of Pushpin 3.0 a few weeks ago brought a completely overhauled interface to … (More)

Reporter for iPhone

After our editor Shawn Blanc recently wrote about a new iPhone app called Reporter, I decided to check it out for myself. It’s certainly a neat idea—throughout the day, it will randomly ping you with a short survey about where … (More)


When I was a kid, my dad was always stressing the importance of carrying a multitool. “You just never know when you’re going to need one,” he would say. He was often right too, but the habit never really stuck … (More)

Numerical — A Beautiful Calculator for iPhone

My buddy Andrew J. Clark (of The Menu Bar fame) just released his gorgeous, first-ever iPhone app, Numerical. The tagline for the app is “A Calculator Without Equal”, which is not only clever from a marketing perspective, but also true … (More)

Static — Analytics for iPhone

I use FeedPress to provide the RSS feed for my site. Although they have a decent responsive page for checking subscriber stats from my iPhone, it can be a little difficult to interact with sometimes (particularly the subscriber graph). A … (More)

Pinswift for iOS

Pinswift has been one of my favorite Pinboard clients for the iPhone ever since it released a couple months ago. It has a lovely, simple interface, with robust features for power users beneath the surface. Some of these advanced features … (More)

Final Fantasy VI for iOS

Well this is certainly a blast from the past. Nearly a week ago, Square Enix quietly released Final Fantasy VI to the iOS App Store, and I only heard about it yesterday. This isn’t just a basic port of the … (More)

Plex — Media Streaming for iOS

Plex is one of the better solutions out there for organizing and streaming your movies and music between devices. Sign up for a Plex account, put the Plex Media Server app on your Mac, and then you can use the … (More)

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