Looking to download a few great iPhone apps while saving some money this weekend? Check out these five, all on sale or free right now.
Rayman Fiesta Run
For those who reminisce about old, original PlayStation games, Rayman Fiesta Run is a perfect arcade time machine. From the character’s floating head and limbs, to the endless running and stunts, Rayman is a throwback now, but back then, it felt far ahead of its time. In this app, the game is brilliantly rendered on the iPhone’s smaller screen and fits in perfectly with so many of today’s iOS games.
Calendars is one of the few truly universal apps. Which is to say, it’s just as useful for productivity maniacs and workaholics as it is for haphazard people who need help managing their lives. It comes with task lists to track obligations and chores, it logs regular or repeating events into your calendar, and even gives you the option to view your schedule as a color-coded timeline that can help streamline even the most flustered and panicked schedules. It can even sync with your Google calendar or iCal apps.
It’s a rare kind of person who still keeps a regular journal with pen and paper. Even still, it’s easy to fall behind and lose track of it all. But Day One uses all of your phone’s technology to help you keep memories as effortlessly and precisely as possible. It can pin your location, attach photographs, track events, and allows you to write an entry as easily as you might compose an email on your phone.
For those who don’t own a video game console or simply cannot get enough GTA at home, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is one of the better console-to-mobile adaptations out there. Although gameplay is nowhere near as extensive on iOS as in the original versions, you can still move around in third person, steal vehicles, and go on car chases through the city. This version is a lot closer in appearance and gameplay to GTA III or Vice City than it is to the immersive world of the latest in the series, GTA V.
Scribe is one of those apps that, once you download it, it’s hard to imagine never having used it to begin with. Scribe allows users to copy and paste items from their Mac desktop to a mobile device without using Wi-Fi.
Simply press three keys, and images or pieces of text will be transferred to your phone, which means no more emailing yourself screenshots of your Maps app in order keep track of directions or mistyping phone numbers into your Notes app. It’s a middleman app that eliminates the middleman. One of the most simple but most useful apps around.