Recent App Reviews
I’ve been tinkering with photo apps lately and came across a really excellent app for stitching together your iPhones photos into a panoramic scene, PANOLAB’s free app has a lot of utility with a pretty straight forward interface. You can load existing photos or just snap photos on the go then piece them together, rotating them with finger movements on the screen with excellent control. When you get the images aligned just the way you want them, you can then crop and save them.
The mobile cloud is essential. In the past when we each had a single computer, it wasn't necessary. But now we all have a menagerie of gadgets and computers: home computer, work computer, laptop computer, iPhone, netbook. I was just out of town for a few days, and it would have made my life so much easier if I'd had all of my gizmos in sync. That's what Soonr does for you.
MyWisdom is a real gem. It's a well organized collection of bits of wisdom — thousands of quotations from over 500 different individuals — currently on sale for .99. You can view a list of authors — from Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Albert Einstein, and Abraham Lincoln, to Marie Osmond, Ben Harper, Nicholas Cage, and Paul McCartney. The range is remarkable. You can also view by category, from Altruism & Cynicism to Work & Recreation.
Imagine that you're out and about and want to print a photo. With iPrintApp ($1.99), you can stop by any local copy or print store with a Wi-Fi network and print the photo on the spot.
Oceanic is the second game that I've reviewed from Pastel Games, and unlike the first it does not appear to be a flash conversion. In a lot of ways it feels like it, though. I think there's a potentially fun game trapped in here somewhere, but as it stands right now Oceanic feels more like a proof of concept than a full fledged game.
Amazing what's free in the App Store. Naturespace recreates the sound and space of natural surroundings using the latest HD recording technologies.
Almost a year and a half ago I reviewed the Pocket PC version of The Corsair. You can check that out here to get all my thoughts on that incarnation of the game. So how does the iPhone version compare? Well, it's really basically the same game. Thankfully, that's not such a bad thing.
Evernote is a superb electronic notebook Web service and application that’s great for storing Web clippings, e-mail, and more. I wrote about it in the first issue of iPhone Life and mention it again because a series of updates have made it one of the most important productivity tools I use.
Do you need help moving into the 21st Century of Electronic Health Records? iChart EMR ($139.99) claims to be able to help you with that. Developed by Caretools Inc. to be an all-in-one tool for the busy physician or health care provider (PA, nurse, chiropractor, etc.), iChart helps you track patients and manage what they call the “Chart, Bill, and Fill,” process.