Lumosity is better known, and Elevatehas been namedApple’s 2014 App of the Year. However, Peak is the brain-exercisingapp that we liked best in 2014. Called a “personalized self-improvement app,” Peak can help improve our lives, one game at a time.
This photograph-to-painting studio allows you to create stunning masterpieces in minutes. To do so, you can select your desired canvas material, color scheme, paint type, as well as brush style and stroke.
Your work of art can be further refined using saturation, overall and shadow-only intensity, temperature, contrast, and brightness.
Many weren’t thrilled when Facebook spun off a separate Messenger app. Nonetheless, the end-product is worth it. Featuring tools Apple’s Messages app can only dream about, Facebook Messenger is a keeper.
Created by “Forrest Gump” himself,Hanx Writerrecreates the experience of a manual typewriter from the faux paper roller to the ding-clunk-fripp sound at the end of a line on an iPad.
As Aldrin Calimlimexplained, “But fret not: Unlike the writing machines of yore that it pays homage to, Hanx Writer comes with a delete key, so you wont have to apply correction fluid on your typos. It also supports AutoCorrect and provides options for sharing and printing your works. It works with wireless keyboards as well.”
It wasn’t a when pigs fly moment, but whenMicrosoft broughtits suite of productively apps to iPad it wasvery close. The best news: the apps (which also include Microsoft PowerPoint) are awesome, featuring most of the tools found on the desktop versions.
There are hundreds of cooking apps available on the iPad. However, few are free and those thatare don’t hold a candle to this one. Featuring15,000 recipes from the pages of The New York Times, NYT Cooking is a must-have for anyone who likes to spend time in the kitchen.
Unlike other music services, all the content on Tidal is available in lossless hi-fi quality. This is real CD quality audio with 44.1kHz/16 bit tracks streamed in either FLAC or ALAC compression formats, depending upon the device youre listening on. More importantly:Tidal is the first music streaming service to be able to stream this level of audio quality to amobile device.
Our look at the best apps and games of 2014 continues in the coming days. On Monday, Dec. 29, we’ll highlight the best iPad apps for the year. On Tuesday, Dec. 30, and Wednesday, Dec. 31, we’ll take a look at our favorite iPhone titles. Until then, happy holidays.