While everyone is focusing on the beautifully designed Clear, our choice for this week is Deck ($1.99), a great way to play your iPod on your iPad. It has a super simple and minimal interface. And if you ask them for cool features, they will simply tell you that it doesn’t need them; it has big buttons.
You can buy in on iTunes.
This week’s app is Numi ($4.99). Numi is a very simple calculator that sits in your OS X menu bar and allows you to make more descriptive calculations. Numi calculates the text and numbers you give it, with it being smart enough to differentiate between text, numbers, and what needs to be calculated.
You can buy it on the Mac App Store.
Found by chance on the Behance Network, this application has struck me for its high quality graphics and the many possibilities of use; therefore, not only a clock but a powerful visual tool.
Released on June 9, 2011, Audio Clock ( free, $1.99 ) turns your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into a beautiful clock and a music player. Audio Clock is designed as not only a time utility, but also as a digital animation art piece as interior objects that are always on your bedside, desktop and sideboard.
The basic functions of Audio Clock are free to use, and more than 40 different themes are available via In-App Purchase for $1.99 (sale price good through January 31, 2012). To preview themes, swipe left or right with two fingers on the main screen.
You can buy it on the Apple store
This week’s app is the beautifully designed Agenda ($0.99), by Savvy Apps. I’m obviously not the first to discover this app—otherwise it wouldn’t have been featured by Apple, Macworld, Lifehacker and TWiT; and it wouldn’t have ranked at the top of the productivity category. This is simply the ultimate calendar app for your iOS device. It’s simple, elegant and fast. I really love how the design recalls those old desktop calendars, while making smart use of the multi-touch interface. Do yourself a favor, spend the $0.99. You won’t regret it.
You can download it from the App Store.
Photography apps have always been pretty hot in the App Store; just look at Instagram, Hipstamatic or Camera+. This week’s app represents one of the latest trends in phone photography: photographic grids. With Grid Lens ($0.99), you will be able to compose your photographic grids on the fly, either automatically or manually. The app also allows users to add Instagram-like filters and share their work on several social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Flicker and Instagram).
You can buy it on iTunes.
You want to know what games your friends are playing, so you can join them. You want to know when they are online, so you can beat their a$$es one more time in Call of Duty. If you are a gamer, then you know what I’m talking about. And that’s why true gamers built a new iPhone application made for gamers: ImGame (Free).
ImGame is a new video game social network that connects you with your friends across social channels and consoles. With ImGame you’ll be able to check into games, receive push notifications when your friends are playing and easily keep track of the games you and your friends are playing.
You can download it from iTunes.