Posts Tagged Reference

LookUp Review

LookUp Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It might be cheaper to use a website but LookUp is a stylish and simple way to quickly look up words and their meanings.

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Shot & Find Review

Shot & Find Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Search for mostly anything, simply by taking a photo of it with this cool app.

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Brian Cox’s Wonders of Life Review

Brian Cox’s Wonders of Life Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Exploring the wonders of the world, this is a fascinating app of discovery.

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Phlo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Type in one thing to search amongst over 30 different search engines. It's as easy as that.

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Timeline WW1 Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Educational and fascinating, Timeline WW1 is a great resource for those wanting to know more about World War 1.

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Night Sky 2 Review

Night Sky 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Night Sky 2 is a fantastic, if slightly flawed, companion app for any star gazing enthusiast.

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Quist Review

Quist Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Offering a daily slice of history relating to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender history, Quist is an interesting read for all.

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Grokr Review

Grokr Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Grokr is a personal information aggregator that is highly customizable.

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Wine Simplified Review

Wine Simplified Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Doing exactly what the name suggests, reference guide Wine Simplified deciphers the myths and confusions about choosing what wine to buy. It's a handy resource.

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Atlas by Collins Review

Atlas by Collins Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Atlas by Collins is an app that has a lot of information, but feels like it's missing a few things that could make it a truly great reference app.

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Here’s a reminder of just how great technology is: Worldictionary is the kind of translation tool that would have seemed mystical years ago.

All the user has to do is point their iPhone’s camera at a word and Worldictionary defines and translates it. There’s no need to type in words. An internet connection is required but otherwise, it’s pretty seamless.

The app recognizes 22 languages, including Traditional Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish and Spanish. In each case, results promise to be instant and accurate. Live translation isn’t the only option either, with it possible to take a photo for later reference, such as when an internet connection is available.

Google, Wikipedia and YouTube search functionality is available for definitions and it’s always possible to check the translation history at a later date.

Worldictionary should prove to be a great assistant for regular travellers.

It’s out now, priced at $3.99.

$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-04-08 :: Category: Reference

Brian Cox’s Wonders Of The Universe Review

Brian Cox’s Wonders Of The Universe Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
An attractive guide to the wonders of the Universe and the Solar System.

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How To Draw! Review

How To Draw! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A little heavy on talking rather than doing, How to Draw! does teach some great skills.

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Guitar Companion Adds New Features

Infinaut Technologies has released its 3.0.0 update for guitar instruction app, Guitar Companion. The update includes the addition of various features including a metronome with four rhythm choices, drum packs (including rock, blues, jazz, and more), alternate chord fingering, custom skins, an ad-free option, and making the app available in 16 languages. Many of the updated features come from suggestions from users.

Guitar Companion is a tool for both pro and beginner guitarists. It can be a quick reference to the seasoned player or a source of learning for the new player. The app contains a tuner, chord charts (over 1600), and scales (over 150). The simple interface displays a guitar fret board that can manually be strummed to hear chords (or auto strummed for lazy players).

The app is free with in-app purchases including perks like the rhythm packs and removing ads. Check out the video demo of version 3.0.0 of Guitar Companion below.


FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-06-22 :: Category: Music

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a huge game. I’m talking massive. Vast, even. With a wealth of content and activities from procedurally generated quests to blacksmithing and enchanting, calling it a little complicated would be an understatement. Each of the side activities can be incredibly involved, but none so much as alchemy. There are a virtual ton of ingredients to combine, each one with four different effects, in order to craft all manner of helpful and hurtful concoctions.

It’s a huge list of items to keep track of, which is why we now have the Skyrim Alchemy App. It includes a complete reference guide of all the many, many ingredients as well as their numerous functions. It takes a lot of the guesswork out of it as most of an ingredient’s effects are unknown until they’re discovered through mixing or ingesting. This way, a player can simply check the app to see what works with what rather than expending precious resources. A recipe book which will allow users to save and load their favorite mixtures is already in the works and should be available in a future update.

With the biggest western RPG of the year (both literally and figuratively) still in its release infancy, having a little extra help with some of the more menial tasks is welcome. With that in mind, Skyrim Alchemy App can be had right now for $0.99.



$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-06 :: Category: Reference

Doctor Who Encyclopedia Review

Doctor Who Encyclopedia Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
An encyclopaedic collection of all things Doctor Who.

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Photo Academy Review

Photo Academy Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Photo Academy is a comprehensive guide to all things photography.

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Favorite Four: Reference Apps

Using the iPhone and iPad as a tool to quickly lookup something (often to settle a bet!) is an often under-appreciated and useful feature (it’s even the biggest folder on our homescreen for some of us!). While one can argue that a Wikipedia app or just using the browser is sufficient for looking up everything, a dedicated and specific reference app can’t be beat in its category. So this week lists our favorite four reference apps.

iBartender
This app (which is surprisingly the #7 top paid iPhone reference app) is the ultimate companion for a bartender. iBartender is a simple enough app to explain, it’s one of those books that can be found behind a bar listing all kinds of alcoholic drinks no one knew existed. iBartender trumps all of those bar books with an easily browsable encyclopedia of drinks, a search feature, and the ability to save specific drinks as favorites. This app is a must-have for anyone, not just bartenders, looking to find and try out new drinks.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2008-07-31 :: Category: Reference

Wikipanion
It would be a horrible list of reference apps without a good Wikipedia app. While some of the best reference apps are dedicated to specific topics, Wikipanion is the goto app for all other topics and therefore a must-have for anyone who frequently uses Wikipedia. While it’s nothing complicated, Wikipanion provides a clean, quick-loading interface for Wikipedia on the iPhone and iPad.
FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2008-08-20 :: Category: Reference

FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2010-04-01 :: Category: Reference

Qwiki (iPad only)
Qwiki is definitely the most unique reference app in the App Store. Qwiki pulls information, pictures, and videos from various sources to create a multimedia experience for almost any topic imaginable. Qwiki might not be optimal to quickly look anything up, but it’s definitely fun to browse the popular and daily Qwikis. It’s an awesome app to play around with and learn something in the process.
FREE!
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-04-19 :: Category: Reference

IMDB
The IMDB app is a clean and well-made app that provides an iOS experience for the popular movie database, IMDB.com. Get into an argument about a specific actor/actress in a specific movie or TV show? Whip out the iPhone and look it up on IMDB. The IMDB app is a great companion app to play around with while watching TV.
FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2009-12-07 :: Category: Entertainment

D-Day 1944 Review

D-Day 1944 Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
D-Day 1944 offers an ideal introduction for children to a hugely important historical event. It is a little basic for others though.

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I’ve lost count of how many times a day I go to open an app just to search for something quickly. With apps devoted to Wikipedia, IMDb, Twitter, eBay and not forgetting Safari with the Google search bar, that’s a lot of apps to consult. Many other people also have apps for Flickr, Last.fm, Dictionary themed apps and Amazon. Search Ninja has arrived to consolidate all of that in one quick and easy app.

It’s an app entirely focused on speed (much like a ninja). As soon as it’s opened, the iOS device keyboard is unveiled for quick access. Users can search everything from numerous search engines like Google and Bing, to Twitter, Wikipedia, IMDb, Amazon, Flickr, Google Places and more, with the ability to add extras if they so wish. Smart filtering helps along the way while a search history function means it’s simple for users to check what they’ve done in the past.

Search Ninja is available now for $0.99 and could well be a great timesaver.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-05-02 :: Category: Reference

Zite is an iPad only app that reminds me just how desperately I need an iPad in my life. It’s not the only app that offers a personalised magazine style interface but it does offer some pretty cool looking features for the grand price of nothing.

Using a variety of different sources, both mainstream and niche, Zite collects everything up and provides a truly personalised experience for your reading needs. An added bonus is that you can sync both Twitter and Google Reader with Zite to give you even more to consult.

An auto-suggest tool intelligently recommends some great ideas, customising things to your interests.

Plus there’s the near obligatory ability to share content via Twitter, Facebook and email. Always handy if you want to let a friend know about something you’ve just read about.

Zite looks like a clean and useful app. One that’ll keep up to date with your ever changing interests and needs. The ability to simply tap if you want to see more about a certain genre, or to ‘like’ the particular article so Zite remembers in future is a great and simple touch.

Zite is available now for the iPad.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-09 :: Category: News

Redshift Review

Redshift Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Redshift is an astronomy tool for the iPad, combining both the sky from Earth and the vast space above into an impressive application built for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Terminology for iPad Review

Terminology for iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Terminology is a dictionary and thesaurus application for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

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Wolfram Alpha Review

Wolfram Alpha Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
If you haven't heard of Wolfram Alpha yet, read up... it's a pretty big deal. It is trying to "make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything".

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Pocket Reference

Pocket Reference

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Pocket Reference is a comprehensive list of alphabetized reference topics containing links to more than 500 reference websites. It allows users to find information regarding virtually anything and is alphabetically organized, giving users quick and easy access to its content.

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Loupe

Loupe

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Loupe is a simple and straightforward color-picking tool designed to help you keep track of "inspirational" or useful colors. Unfortunately, its already narrow audience might be turned off by its lack of additional features.

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Laptops

Laptops

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This application lists all the Laptops that Apple have made starting from iBook in July 1999 - and going up to the PowerBook G4, 17" (2005). Why? Well I'm not sure you need this app, but I have to confess to looking & lusting over the laptops!

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WordDigest English Dictionary

WordDigest English Dictionary

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
WordDigest is a dictionary app with a huge database and a number of useful features, including bookmarking, browsing history, a thesaurus, and more. If you're looking for a solid dictionary, this is one to consider.

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iPhone: The Missing Manual

iPhone: The Missing Manual

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
iPhone - The Missing Manual is a Stanza ereader based book that thoroughly explains every feature of the iPhone, from its cell phone features to its iPod features, and its vast array of apps, those built-in and available from the iTunes app store. It covers the 3G version of the hardware but also makes references to the first gen version.

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eReader Pro

eReader Pro

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
eReader is a electronic book reader for the iPhone and iPod Touch. While there are other alternatives, some free and some not, eReader works well, is reliable, and makes reading a joy on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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