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Reeder (Best App for Reading News Feeds)

Reeder (Best App for Reading News Feeds)

March 30, 2010 | Comments: 9
The App Store is chockablock with feed readers, but a truly great one has been a long time coming. Reeder is the one. Version 2.0 introduces blazing fast downloads to match the elegance of the app's interface.

Note Taker (Best App for Handwritten Notes)

Note Taker (Best App for Handwritten Notes)

March 25, 2010 | Comments: 2
If thumb typing doesn’t feel right for quick notes, try finger doodling. Note Taker lets you scrawl full-screen with your finger, and the app automatically shrinks your writing to fit lots of text onscreen at once.

KaleidoVid (Best App for Kaleidoscopic Creations)

KaleidoVid (Best App for Kaleidoscopic Creations)

March 24, 2010
KaleidoVid turns your iPhone camera into a kaleidoscope, turning the world around you inside-out in shards of elaborate and colorful prisms. Sounds innocent enough, but once you start playing with it, you’ll compulsively seek out colors, textures, and patterns to make it sing.

PayPal (Best App for Personal Payments)

PayPal (Best App for Personal Payments)

March 24, 2010 | Comments: 1
Send and request money from your iPhone, just as you would on the PayPal website. The cool bit: “Bump” phones with a chum to send money straight to their account.

Fox vs Duck (Best Game for Rescuing Waterfowl)

Fox vs Duck (Best Game for Rescuing Waterfowl)

March 24, 2010
In this gorgeous game of stylish, minimalist graphics, you preside over what must be the most lethal duck pond ever.

Foodspotting (Best App for Photo Foodies)

Foodspotting (Best App for Photo Foodies)

March 18, 2010 | Comments: 1
If you’ve got an eye for food and an appetite for photos, Foodspotting offers a fun way to discover what’s on nearby tables.

Global SOS (Best App for International Intrigue)

Global SOS (Best App for International Intrigue)

March 1, 2010 | Comments: 9
OK, Mister Fancy Cosmopolitan Jetsetter, would you know how to call the cops in Tangiers? This simple and elegant little app tells you the emergency numbers in whatever country you might find yourself

Meebo and BeejiveIM (Best Apps for Instant Messaging)

Meebo and BeejiveIM (Best Apps for Instant Messaging)

February 27, 2010 | Comments: 1
Meebo lets you juggle chats from several instant-messaging accounts, supporting over 100 services, including biggies like AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Facebook and Google Chat. BeejiveIM nabs an honorable mention for its collection of power tools for IM diehards.

Balloonimals (Best App for Virtual Toys)

Balloonimals (Best App for Virtual Toys)

February 25, 2010
Balloonimals gives kids a whimsical set of animated balloon animals to play with, buying harried parents some downtime, no clown required.

Plants vs Zombies (Best Zombie Game)

Plants vs Zombies (Best Zombie Game)

February 24, 2010 | Comments: 2
Great music, fiendish humor, and lasting gameplay make this game a standout in the App Store’s crowded category of tower-defense games.

Siri Assistant (Best App for Personal Concierge Service)

Siri Assistant (Best App for Personal Concierge Service)

February 22, 2010
This personal assistant understands and handles your spoken-word requests for dinner reservations, movie and concert tickets, taxis, weather info, restaurant tips, and more.

Aardvark Mobile (Best App for Quick Advice)

Aardvark Mobile (Best App for Quick Advice)

February 11, 2010
Aardvark fields questions on any subject, routing them to real, live people (including you) who have volunteered to offer answers on topics near and dear.

Bookmark (Best App for Listening to Audio Books)

Bookmark (Best App for Listening to Audio Books)

February 10, 2010 | Comments: 2
Bookmark offers dead-simple listening, navigation, and bookmarking for audio books. The app works with audio books you’ve synced from iTunes, so it plays nice with books from outfits like Audible and Librivox.

WordCrasher (Best Action Word Game)

WordCrasher (Best Action Word Game)

January 29, 2010 | Comments: 2
Scrabble collides with Tetris in WordCrasher, a colorful and fast-paced game for spelling speed demons.

The White House (Best App for Watching the White House)

The White House (Best App for Watching the White House)

January 27, 2010 | Comments: 2
The White House’s official app plugs politicos into the raw feed from the White House communications crew, featuring blog posts, press releases, photos, videos, and live video from whitehouse.gov.
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