The App Store takes delivery of hundreds of new apps per day. The overwhelming scene makes it possible to easily overlook an exciting game, valuable productivity suite, etc. However, we have a solution. Today’s Best Apps tackles this problem by providing you with a handpicked and tested list of apps that are truly worth your consideration each and everyday.
Tune Swipe by CUNPU BO (Free, 37.0 MB): Rather than tapping to the beat of selective hit songs, this rhythm-based music game challenges you to recreate the basic waveform of any track in your iPod library using a single finger swiping motion. Despite the somewhat unique yet skill demanding control, most other attributes will be quite familiar for fans of the genre. For example, there are four difficulty levels per song, a star ranked scoring system with multiplier, play accuracy display, and a guide made up of nodes and a sliding path. As for the competitive aspect, you have Game Center and Facebook integration for score sharing, including leaderboards and achievements, plus the option for a head-to-head match in either an intense real-time (synchronous) or casual turn-based mode.
iLetterz: Guess Words by Definition by David Zacik (Free, 11.8 MB): Entertain yourself during those few and maybe even improve your lexicon by playing this difficult word guessing game. In short duration rounds, your objective is to successfully determine what the target word is based on a brief definition and a 14 letter choices. After successfully completing a level, which requires earning a set number of points based on letters, you move onto the next and so on, each behaving like a checkpoint (as would be expected). The game features simple graphics, provides 15 free hints, includes 30 levels, allows no penalty word skipping, and contains an ad banner.
Tintype by Michael Newton (Free, 57.4 MB): This unique image editing app allows you to give your photos a vintage and industrial look by applying a virtual tintype effect. The black, white, and bronze appearance is created in real life by developing a photographic image on a sheet of iron metal using paint, lacquer, or enamel. However, now you can do the same thing to digital images, and at a much lower cost as well as far more quickly and easily. Upgrading to the Pro version via a $0.99 in-app purchase unlocks three frames, three additional textures, and two adjustable position focus effects: circular and linear. The final product may be saved to the iOS camera roll or shared via Facebook or Twitter in high or medium resolution.