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These are All the Apple Watch Apps and Games We've Managed to Dig Up So Far

Posted by Rob Rich on March 30th, 2015

The Apple Watch is less than a month from hitting store shelves, and once you get your hands on it you're probably going to want some apps and games to install. Fear not! We've compiled a list of all the Apple Watch apps and games we've been able to find so far.




Games


Rules!

By TheCodingMonkeys

App Store Description:

RULES! is a cute puzzle game that's challenging, fast-paced and fun.

• Choose your preferred type of game: Beginner, Expert or Timeless •

Follow RULES! into a hundred level-deep maze of cuteness and order:

• Multi-touch interface at its finest
• Color perception assistance mode
• Whales, Unicorns, Robots and Squirrels!
• A plethora of surprising new game mechanics

• Includes a daily brain workout mini-game for Apple Watch •


Zombies, Run!

By Six to Start

App Store Description:

You tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first steps outside. You’ve barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan - they’re everywhere. Zombies. There’s only one thing you can do: Run!

Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure, co-created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. We deliver the story straight to your headphones through orders and voice recordings - and when you get back home, you use the supplies you’ve collected while running to build and grow your base.


Trivia Crack

By Etermax

App Store Description:

Trivia Crack is the international smash hit game that pits friend against friend in different categories to determine who has the most trivia knowledge. And it’s FREE! Each of the six categories (Science, Entertainment, Art, Geography, Sports and History) has a corresponding character, and the game is won by being the first to obtain all six. Give Willy the Wheel a spin and let chance decide which category you get!


Ingress

By Niantic Labs

App Store Description:

Ingress transforms the real world into the landscape for a global game of mystery, intrigue, and competition.

Our future is at stake. You must choose a side.

A mysterious energy has been unearthed by a team of scientists in Europe. The origin and purpose of this force is unknown, but some researchers believe it is influencing the way we think. We must control it or it will control us.

“The Enlightened” seek to embrace the power that this energy may bestow upon us. “The Resistance” struggle to defend, and protect what’s left of our humanity.

Install Ingress and transform your world.


Hatchi

By Portable Pixels

App Store Description:

Hatchi is a retro-looking iPhone app sure to get the nostalgia burning for all those who cared for a virtual pet back in the 1990s when they were at the height of their popularity. Just as with the keychain-sized pets of the 90s, iPhone, iPod and iPad users now will feed, clean, play with and generally look after their pets to ensure they grow up to be healthy, happy little Hatchis. He needs YOU!


BlastBall Duo

By Monkube

App Store Description for BlastBall Max:
(note that BlastBall Duo is being made specifically for the Apple Watch and is not available at this time)

BlastBall MAX is the ultimate challenge for puzzle fans, bringing you an ALL NEW puzzle mechanic. BlastBall's basic goal is making 5-in-a-row, but master the moving board and two specials abilities a blasted row spawns, and you'll uncover a puzzle game with gameplay depth unlike you've played before.

BlastBall does not feature timer based gameplay, constant random factors, Pay to Win features or tacked-on gameplay mechanics. Our game focusses on one thing: delivering pure puzzle gameplay.


Letterpad

By Nimblebit

No App Store is currently available, but Letterpad is looking a little like Boggleonly you have to make words that match a specific theme from the grid of nine letters that's provided.


Elementary Minute

By Klemens Strasser

App Store Description:

Elementary Minute is a simple and fast-paced quiz game.

You will be confronted with different statements regarding topics like mathematics, famous people or geography. It is up to you to distinguish whether the statements are right or wrong by swiping up or down. There are two available game modes, the Classic mode, where you have one minute to get as many answers right as possible, and the Rush mode, where you have four lives and lose one each time you are to slow or get an answer wrong.


iArm Wrestle Champs!

By Flying Tiger Entertainment, Inc.

App Store Description:

Can you handle the power?!

The best downloadable, portable, live action game on the planet! Challenge your friends at school, parties, and family gatherings to showcase the ultimate arm wrestling champion! Let your phone be the judge!


PlayKids

By Movile Internet Movel S.A.

App Store Description:

With PlayKids, your child will be able to watch their favorite programs in a safe and educational environment. PlayKids offers more than 200 videos, including episodes from Caillou, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Sid the Science Kid, Pajanimals, Bo on the Go, Dinosaur Train, Olive the Ostrich, Peg + Cat, Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom, The Hive, Rob the Robot, Nursery Rhymes and more. A PlayKids subscription also gives you access to all our content, which includes games and books. Subscribe now to have a lot of fun with Lupi!


BoxPop

By FreshPlanet, Inc.

App Store Description:

Pop boxes and conquer grids in this brand new, addictive, free, puzzle game, from the makers of SongPop.

Gameplay is simple: pop boxes in L-shaped paths, like the knight in chess, and see if you can pop all the boxes in each grid without getting stuck!

Swipes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 18th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: A SWIPE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
This productivity app is simple, intuitive, and smart, but it's current ability to integrate with other services is limited.
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This Week at 148Apps: January 12-16, 2015

Posted by Chris Kirby on January 19th, 2015

New Year - New Apps!


How do you know what apps are worth your time and money? Just look to the review team at 148Apps. We sort through the chaos and find the apps you're looking for. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Take a look at what we've been up to this week, and find even more in our Reviews Archive.

Fighting Fantasy: Bloodbones

The first of Tin Man Games’ 2015 offerings, Fighting Fantasy: Bloodbones, is a fairly solid entry within the field. Offering a few twists and turns that haven’t been utilized before in a Fighting Fantasy game, it should make a pleasant change of pace. You’re an adventurer out to track down the dread pirate Cinnabar, who murdered your parents. First of all though – and after rolling a few dice to see what skill, stamina, and luck you possess – you’ve got a fair bit of gold to spend. That’s one of the new inclusions within Fighting Fantasy: Bloodbones: a gold supply that can be used to buy many items as well as gamble in the hope of earning more. Early on there are plenty of opportunities to do both, opening up plenty of new paths to check out. The gambling isn’t overly gripping but the results are certainly useful. --Jennifer Allen


Evernote Scannable

Not quite as feature-rich as more expensive apps, Evernote Scannable is still a near essential download for anyone trying to get on top of a mountain of paperwork. Taking mere moments to figure out, Evernote Scannable allows you to automatically scan mostly any kind of document possible – from receipts and contracts to business cards and Post-it notes. You simply point your iOS device’s camera at the thing you want to scan and Evernote Scannable does the rest. It helps if said item is on a clear background, but that’s far from overly restrictive. In a matter of moments the app easily scans things in, displaying the completed image on screen. --Jennifer Allen


Chain Chronicle

You’d need a lot of fingers and toes to count up the number of tower defense games currently available for mobile. The same goes for anyone wanting to tally up how many RPGs, strategy games, or card-collecting titles. Is there any hope we’ll see an innovative game idea again, especially amongst the reams of free-to-play distractions out there? Actually, yes. Chain Chronicle from Gumi and Sega is a deep and satisfying offering that isn’t quite like anything else out there – and its fresh scent is a result of its creators picking and mixing traits from threadbare genres. --Nadia Oxford


Flockers

A more bloodthirsty tale than you’d expect from something full of cute sheep, you’ll be guiding your flock away from huge drops, crushing weights, and dangerous saw blades for the most part. This requires using various tools, such as forming barriers or staircases, as well as utilizing a jump skill and even zooming up walls – kind of like a superhero. There are other skills too, such as creating a walking bomb to clear paths, but the main abilities revolve around jumping and building. Oftentimes you’ll be controlling two flocks of sheep at once, which is where Flockers falters. Its controls are somewhat awkward, and the puzzles themselves can be quite picky and require a high degree of accuracy. Sometimes, the results aren’t as enjoyable as they should be. --Jennifer Allen


Shadowmatic

Shadowmatic is an interesting concept. Checking out the gameplay, the first thing that stands out is the seemingly abstract nature. This puzzler lends itself somewhat to the childhood (and for folks like me, adulthood) fascination with shadow art. If you’ve ever created a fluttering butterfly with your hand, this game will probably tickle your fancy. But more than that, the game asks players to manipulate random objects bathed in light, such that the objects create newer, unrelated objects on the virtual wall. The source object can be moved and twisted along its axis, all with the goal of creating a coherent shadow on the wall via gestures and pinch zooming and expanding. The kicker is that the player isn’t told what the shadow object is supposed to be. And oh yeah, the session is timed. Oh my. --Tre Lawrence


Sago Mini Fairy Tales

Fans of dream team developer Sago Sago will be interested to know about their new app, Sago Mini Fairy Tales, which creates a landscape where children can move about while interacting with many different characters and objects – here with a distinct fairy tale theme that children will enjoy. Sago Mini Fairy Tales stars Jinga the Cat – a character Sago Sago fans will recognize from many of their other apps – complete with the addition of fairy wings that allow this kitty to fly about the magical forest in which she lives. And also allowing children to explore many different characters and devices in this open-ended app. Navigation is a simple drag from a finger, which will allow Jinga to move about the page to discover many mini-adventures from touching upon the Sword in the Stone to taking a nibble from the witch’s house from Hansel and Gretel. Children will enjoy the cameos from familiar characters, including Harvey the Dog who dresses as Rapunzel, or Robin, the pretty pink bird that children will remember as well, here styled as Robin Hood – a charming inclusion that will make adults smile. --Amy Solomon


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If you are looking for the best reviews of Android apps, just head right over to AndroidRundown. Here are just some of the reviews served up this week:


AndroidRundown

Tap Titans

It’s hard to define what genre Tap Titans belongs to. It looks like an arcade RPG on the first glance, but in reality it belongs to what I call finger busters. It’s going to be a lot easier to explain what Tap Titans is, and why it’s actually fun, if you’ve ever played Cookie Clicker. It has the same idea and the same lasting damage on one’s hands. I’m not ashamed to admit that my fingers are a bit numb, and it’s a difficult to move my hand to type – a feeling that I’ve not experienced since the 8th grade. It’s always a bother when an RPG is full of useless mechanics like story and challenge and basic gameplay elements that stand in the way of grinding and infinite power gain. If you, too, want an endless grindfest without the useless basic videogame mechanics, Tap Titans presents exactly this opportunity. Ditch the story and the item grind. The enemies not only can’t kill the hero, they can’t even scratch the little bastard. It’s just a matter of time until they all get wiped out by his barrage of sword attacks. The player’s task is simple. He needs to repeatedly tap the screen as fast as possible, the hero dealing a blow every time the finger touches the screen. That’s it, that’s the whole gameplay of Tap Titans, and it can consume hours at a time – until the player’s fingers start going off in protest. There is time limit on the more powerful enemies, so it’s not completely without a challenge. Besides, trying to get as much DPS as possible is a challenge into itself. --Tony Kuzmin


City Racing 3D

City Racing 3D offers, funnily enough a full 3D racing experience for free on Android. Can it compete with the greats of the genre? City Racing 3D starts off well enough. There are a large selection of cars, sharp controls, the ever fun Nos for bursts of speed and a long series of increasingly harder races to take part in. Unfortunately, City Racing 3D’s races are dull. There is no real sense of speed, NOS is underwhelming since it adds a grand total of about 10km/h to the vehicle’s top speed and makes it nearly impossible to steer. The game is also rigged so it is nigh on impossible to win a race without spending a lot of time upgrading your car. Even if you race perfectly, you simply will not catch the leaders. The only way to win is to repeat races to gain money. --Allan Curtis


Infinity Dungeon

There’s such a staggering number of super simple games, it makes me wonder if they even like to play the games, or if they just meditate while tapping on the screen. Infinity Dungeon proves that rather obvious point again. It combines a very primitive endless runner with a very primitive RPG, resulting in a somewhat primitive game. Basically, it’s one step away from being able to play itself without any player interaction. If you’re wondering how I know that it’s Asian, here is hint that prove points haha. The game is about a couple of adventurers that stumble across a dungeon full of treasures and precious metals. Handily, they have a bunch of dwarves that agree to dig the booty up, if they clear the dungeons first. Of course, the dungeons are full of all kinds of monsters, begging the question if it would be easier to just find a job instead. But we’re here to shove people’s faces in, not make reasonable assumptions, so we go through each of the levels of the dungeon, clearing it of everything that moves, so that a dwarf could then dig it for gold. Action itself is very simple: the heroes walk through the straight dungeon level from the beginning to the end, and punch everything that runs up to them. --Tony Kuzmin

Evernote Scannable Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 14th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: STRAIGHTFORWARD AND PRACTICAL
Scan mostly any document you could need with Evernote Scannable.
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148Apps 2014 Holiday Shopping Guide for Creative Types

Posted by Rob Rich on December 10th, 2014

Welcome, one and all, to another 148Apps holiday shopping guide! Are you having trouble figuring out what to get for a distant relative, new neighbor, or estranged second cousin? Thankfully there are people like us putting together handy-dandy holiday shopping guides for you! Whether you’re looking for new hardware and accessories, or just something a bit less impersonal than an iTunes gift card, we’ve got you covered.

Other 148Apps Holiday Gift Guides: for [Health Nuts] [Socializers] [Gamers] [Power Users]

Today’s guide is for those creative types in your life. These are the people who like to draw, compose music, sculpt, or otherwise make things with their iOS devices. So long as they enjoy creating, and you’re in need of some gift ideas, you should check out our list below.

Evernote Update for iOS 8 Adds Web Clipping, Quick Notes, and More

Posted by Ellis Spice on September 19th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: MOBILE RESEARCH :: Read Review »

An update to the Evernote app has arrived alongside the release of iOS 8, with clipping, quick notes, and new notifications headlining the new features.

Users will now be able to use the web clipping feature to simply save any webpage that they're on, straight from the Share icon. This feature isn't limited to webpages however, as it also works with photos, documents, PDFs, and other parts of iOS 8. Meanwhile, by swiping down from the top of the screen and going to the notification center, users can add a quick note bar for Evernote, allowing them to start a new note straight from there.

The app also contains a couple of new features for premium users. For these users, the app now attempts to find notes related to what you're currently working on and can be locked and unlocked using Touch ID on devices that support it.

The Evernote app is available to download from the App Store for free now.

Evernote Business Notebook by Moleskin Introduced - Support Available in Evernote for iOS

Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 18th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: MOBILE RESEARCH :: Read Review »

Evernote has announced the availability of its Evernote Business Notebook by Moleskine.

From the Evernote Blog:

Features include: Save and share everything, Reminders, Smart stickers, Evernote Premium (each notebook comes with a code for 3 months of Evernote Premium).

The Evernote Business Notebook is available in the Evernote Market for $32.95. The Document Camera with Evernote Business Notebook support is available in Evernote for iPhone and iPad.

CloudMagic Cards Seamlessly Pairs Email to Your Favorite Web Services

Posted by Stephen Hall on March 12th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GREAT :: Read Review »

Email is becoming a thing of the past for many younger internet users, but for most of us it's still a critical part of our workflow. CloudMagic is already known as a decent iOS email client, but the app recently became a lot more innovative with its new "Cards" feature. The new 1.0.19 update notes boast that Cards allow you to "get all your work done without ever leaving your email."

How exactly? The video below will do a great job of explaining it, but essentially, Cards integrates your favorite internet services like Pocket, Trello, and Evernote into your email inbox. Receive a recipe to cook for dinner later? Just use the Evernote card and save it as you would if you had found that recipe online. But that's just one example; Cards is a whole lot more powerful than that.

You can get CloudMagic with its new "Cards" feature right now on the App Store for free.

Evernote Update Redesigns the Home Screen and Lets Users Choose Between Three Color Themes

Posted by Andrew Stevens on January 30th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: MOBILE RESEARCH :: Read Review »

Evernote comes in with a new look thanks to its latest update. It now features a redesigned home screen where users can select between a light, dark, and classic color theme. Users can also add, remove, and rearrange sections as well as show or hide details for each section. The update also lets users save business cards to their contacts automatically when scanning them in, and the audio note quality can now be optimized for sound or file size.

Penultimate Update Zooms in on Pages, Scrolls Down Automatically As You Write

Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 30th, 2013
iPad App - Designed for iPad only
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: QUICK & EASY :: Read Review »

Penultimate has received its 5.0 update, bringing the options to zoom and drift. Is this "Penultimate Racing" or something? That'd be cool! The zoom feature does exactly that - zooms - as users can now zoom in and write anywhere on a page. The drift feature comes in handy when zoomed-in as it'll automatically match the user's writing speed and scroll down as they write. Nifty! Now go back to writing!

Gneo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on October 30th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: INTUITIVE TASK MANAGER
Gneo is a task management app with an intuitive interface that allows users to organize their lives effectively thanks to smart notebooks, calendar syncing, and Evernote integration.
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EverMemo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on October 23rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EVER USEFUL
Entering notes and reminders has rarely been quicker than with this EverNote-focused note taking app.
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NeatConnect Announced - Wireless Document Scanner Send Direct to Evernote, Dropbox, More

Posted by Jeff Scott on September 19th, 2013

The NeatConnect is a huge evolutionary jump for Neat. It adds many awesome features and scanning options to their current scanner line and even cuts the cords. Perfect for iPad and iPhone use as it doesn't require the use of any desktop software. The NeatConnect can send documents directly to cloud services which can then be used from iOS apps. It's quick, easy to use, and honestly pretty cool.

The NeatConnect can be set up from the iPhone shaped screen on the front of the device. User credentials can be input directly into the device for the services used. In addition, document can be scanned and immediately emailed from the device by putting in a email address as the destination.

I'm really impressed with the NeatConnect, even at it's $499 price. Neat has done a great job of delivering the options people want (and need) these days. The cloud options cover just about everything anyone could want. And no subscription fees make this a truly honest product. A great buy and will be available this October.

Take a look at the overview video below for a great intro to the NeatConnect scanner.

iOS 7: Evernote Updates Includes Background Sync

Posted by Jeff Scott on September 18th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: MOBILE RESEARCH :: Read Review »

Evernote released an update today to enhance the app and move to the iOS 7 user interface style. The update includes a new home screen as well as the ability to share items via AirDrop. The biggest feature is the use of background sync to keep your notes up to date and ready for you whenever you need them.


• New home screen – everything on one screen: personal and business notes, notebooks, tags, plus shortcuts and announcements
• In notes section the app displays your two most recent notes for quick reference
• Quicknote features – start a new note, snap a photo, create a reminder, and make a task list
• As soon as the note editor opens, the cursor moves into the note body with the keyboard in view
• Image and PDF markup – premium feature, EN premium users can mark up any attached PDFs
• Notebooks and Tags
• Share notes with AirDrop
• Keep everything in sync – EN is able to keep your acct updated when the app isn't active

Mynd Calendar Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Angela LaFollette on August 20th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: CALENDAR WITH A BRAIN
Mynd isn’t just another calendar app. Its ability to integrate with other apps effortlessly combined with its smart, intuitive interface makes it top-notch.
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