Apple Apps of the Month

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I’m starting out a new thing this month. My Apple Apps of the Month post. I promise to at least try out one app for the iPhone/iPod Touch/(soon iPad) and Mac and just post it here to give my own personal takes on the apps. If they’re worth it or not.

This month I’m starting out with two games for iPhone/iPod Touch. I’ve been stressed out this month thus needed a way to unwind and look for something to take my mind off things. Games are the perfect way to do that. I’m not really a hard core gamer I like simple games but those that are challenging as well. Here are my picks for this month.

iPhone/iPod Touch

1. Flight Control (Price: $.99)

Flight Control Screen Cap courtesy of Fire Mint

Flight Control Screen Cap courtesy of Fire Mint

Easily one of the best games for the iPhone/iPod Touch that I’ve downloaded. Bang for buck it’s a winner. The objective is simple, to land as much planes and helicopters at an airport before you crash one to another. Simple as it sounds it’s quite hard. It’s a game that a broad audience will enjoy. From a child, a 30 something such as myself all the way to a near 60′s person such as my dad. It’s a game that’s simple, easy to understand, quite challenging and it’s not anchored on violence. Each game you play is different offering hours and hours of fun. For $.99 it’s a steal.

2. Plants vs. Zombies (Price: $2.99)

Plants vs. Zombies Screen capture

Plants vs. Zombies Screen cap courtesy of Popcap

The hit game from Popcap is now on the iPhone platform. It brings almost the same amount of enjoyment as the desktop version of the game sans some features such as mini games however, Popcap has done a fine job of porting it to the iPhone platform. It’s fun, quirky and a great time waster. The levels are challenging although I do wish that the adventure part was a bit longer. I finished it in a couple of days and was left wanting for more.

Overall it’s a good game at $2.99 it’s not a bargain but it’s also not that expensive. It’s still a great buy for the price.

Mac

1. Autograph ($6.95)

Autograph Screen cap courtesy of Ten One Design

Autograph Screen cap courtesy of Ten One Design

Autograph from Ten One Design is an application that transforms your multi-touch trackpad into a sort of graphic tablet but targeted to generating digital signatures. You essentially use the trackpad if you want to sign an electronic document. In some applications it automatically inserts your signature after you write it.

It’s $6.95 and is reasonably priced for its purpose. Although it does take a bit of getting used to. Up to now I’m still struggling to make a decent signature. However that doesn’t outweigh the fact that I do want to go paperless as much as possible. So if I can keep things electronically as much as possible then I’m all for it.

This also works with Wacom tablets if your Mac doesn’t have a multi-touch trackpads.

So there you go! Those are my app picks for this month. Till next month! Oh, let me know what you guys think.

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