Five For Friday: Week of August 12

Posted by Lisa Caplan on August 14th, 2011

As always a flood of apps were launched in the past week, including the usual hot games. Summer must be drawing to a close because we are also seeing a lot of productivity and content consumption apps, too. This week some of the most interesting apps are iPad only. If we missed your favorite please let us know.

Perfect RSS Reader

There is a new sleek Google Reader for the iPad that may give perennial favorite Reeder a run for it's money. Perfect RSS Reader mixes a wide variety of features and several different viewing modes, has lots of sharing and support for multiple accounts, as one would expect. Perfect RSS Reader also has graphic interface so users can sort through their feeds in a number of intuitive familiar ways, including a sort of magazine format. It's fast and looks fantastic.

Perfect RSS Reader

iPad App - Designed for iPad
Released: 2011-08-11 :: Category: Game

$0.99

Boxee for iPad

Create video and share it everywhere with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, and see theirs too with this one simple app. Boxee for iPad makes sure to catch all uploads from friends on those networks. The app allows for playlist creation from almost any video streaming site from YouTube to TED talks - and upload to Boxee’s web site to watch any video on a real TV.

Boxee for iPad

iPad App - Designed for iPad
Released: 2011-08-09 :: Category: Game

FREE!

123D Sculpt

Were this clay modelling app offered by someone other than Autodesk we’d be dubious. But since the developer is one of the top names in professional design apps, we are excited to give it a try. Users mold basic shapes like clay to give them a unique 3d look. Users just pinch, pull and then paint their creations and to be shared on Flickr, Facebook, Dropbox or YouTube.The app has Air Print, saves images as transparent PNGs for editing further with Sketchbook Pro or any other painting app or desktop program. HD QuickTime renderings can be imported into iMovie as well.

123D Sculpt

iPad App - Designed for iPad
Released: 2011-08-09 :: Category: Game

FREE!

Macworld Express

This free Apple news aggregator looks slick. It seems serving content up magazine-style is becoming a trend. Macworld Express is definitively a fanboy app, or a hater’s dream if leaving snarky blog comments is your thing. But it looks good and serves up the news we care about most.

Macworld Express

iPad App - Designed for iPad
Released: 2011-08-10 :: Category: Game

FREE!

Save Yammi HD

There is no getting around the fact that Save Yammi HD and its iPhone counterpart take more than a little inspiration from Cut the Rope. Despite it’s similar appearance, Save Yammi is not about rope cutting. Gamers have a set amount of rope with which to catch stars and must use their noodles to create a path for  a cookie to take. Tey can then shake the device to remove the rope and draw another or time it so the cookie drops into Yammi’s mouth. Derivative or not, it’s fun.

Save Yammi HD

iPad App - Designed for iPad
Released: 2011-08-10 :: Category: Game

$0.99


Save Yammi

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2011-08-10 :: Category: Game

$0.99

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