90525 Best Entertainment Apps Alex Cequea iPhone Life 1528-5456 2011-10-05 2011 Buyers Guide 3 6 13 Apps


Best of the Best

#1 Netflix


($2.99, app2.me/2968) 


imageThe Netflix app helps you get the most out of your Netflix service, especially if you have a subscription to online streaming. Watch unlimited movies and TV shows and manage your queue straight from your mobile device.


2. Fatbooth

($.99, app2.me/2706) 


imageA very silly but well-crafted app. Make your friends (and enemies) gain an extra dozen or so pounds instantly. No Internet connection required.

3. HowStuffWorks for iPad


(Free, app2.me/3951)


imageAccess a massive collection of articles, quizzes, podcasts, and videos to learn how the world around you works. It's the perfect app for growing smarter.

Biggest Time Killers

1. Fatbooth


(see "Best of the Best" above)


2. The Moron Test


($.99, app2.me/2755) 


imageWill you graduate from moron to genius? Test those good ol' brain receptors with these addictive and fun challenges. 


3. Akinator


($1.99, app2.me/3954)


Just keep answering the questions and Akinator will guess what you're thinking. It's freaky, you have to try it! 


Made for iPad

1. Flowpaper


($.99, app2.me/3952)


imageMake gorgeous flowing paintings with your fingertips. This physics-based drawing app is the perfect outlet for creating stunning, spontaneous designs.


2. Talking Tom Cat 2


(Free, app2.me/3953)

imageHe repeats everything you say, but in a funny voice. However, that's only the beginning. Pet his belly, pull his tail, touch his feet and see what happens. Go on, do it. 


3. Sketchbook Pro

($4.99, app2.me/3289)

imageThis is digital sketching at its best. An intuitive interface and a complete set of sketching and painting tools fit both the occasional doodler and professional artist.

Best Movie Apps

1. Netflix


(see "Best of the Best" left)


2. Flixster


(Free, app2.me/2697) 


imageRead movie reviews, watch trailers, and find showtime info. You can even buy or rent iTunes movies and manage your Netflix queue. 


3. Fandango Movies


(Free, app2.me/2698)


imagePurchase movie tickets quickly and easily with the Fandango Movies app. You can also read reviews, find theaters, search movie times, and share event details through email or Facebook.


Our Take


Entertainment and game apps can be a little hard to distinguish. The main difference is that game apps generally have scores and entertainment apps don't. But don't fret. They both provide a consistent amount of distraction and fun.