Five For Friday: Week Of May 18

Posted by Jennifer Allen on May 18th, 2012

It's a varied selection for this week's Five for Friday. We're covering stuff like a convenient and quick-to-respond note-taking app, a fun music-making app for kids, and a Hidden Object game based on a classic piece of literature. Without further ado, let's take a look at what's on offer and get on with enjoying the weekend!

At first glance, Inkflow looks to be a pretty run-of-the-mill note-taking app. It very nearly is but its great benefit comes from its speed and precision. Writing or sketching with a finger is frequently a little sluggish, but with Inkflow, there's hardly any lag at all. Extra functionality comes from the ability to create numerous pages of notes for later reference.

Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Anthologies
A Hidden Object game based on Pride and Prejudice? Yup, that's exactly what we have here. Keeping closely to the plotline of the book, the game offers a great new take on the classic novel. It's quite delightful to look at and offers some fun, casual gaming.

Morton Subotnick's Pitch Painter
Finger painting has provided hours of fun for kids over the years. Morton Subotnick's Pitch Painter brings that idea to the iPad along with the ability to play musical notes, all at the touch of the screen. It's aimed at the younger end of the market and should provide a great introduction to the iPad.

Hiragana Pixel Party
Learning the many characters of Japanese Hiragana and Katakana is tough for those more used to English. Hiragana Pixel Party is a fun way of making a game out of it all with players progressing through numerous different worlds and tapping in time to the entertaining soundtrack. After all, the best form of education is the kind that doesn't feel like work.

Kids love to read books but they also love to use their imagination to create their own story. Storypanda offers the best of both worlds with the ability to read new stories through the service and create their own along with fun animations and pictures. It should be an ideal tool for families to use together.