WWDC 2013 is just a few hours away, and fans and developers will be waiting with bated breath about what Time Cook and Jony Ive have in store for them during the keynote today. iOS 7 is expected to be unveiled today and there are some leaks about how the new flatter design would look. But I’m sure the developers would be looking beyond design changes in iOS 7.
Well, for now, we collate the best iPhone and iPad apps we came across over the past week ending 9th June 2013. As you’d expect there are very few new and noteworthy apps this week, possibly because the developers are hoping to get a view of what iOS 7 has to offer before releasing their apps.
Tweetshrink does one job and does it right. As the name suggest, it aims to shrink the tweets to make them fit inside the 140 characters limit of twitter. This is definitely not an app for Grammar Nazis, but for others, it’s a handy twitter companion app to have on your iPhone.
Filedrop is a handy app which lets you transfer files between two Macs, two PCs, or between a Mac and PC, over Wi-Fi. They have now released an app for iOS which lets you share images from your camera roll, clipboard, or the files you’ve received via Filedrop from your device.
ScribbleMix: Monsters University Pack is a new game by Disney on the lines of hugely popular game, Draw Something. Draw and guess to earn coins and unlock treasure chests. Use your creative skills to scribble your way through the fun and challenging star map.
Addicted to apps? Well, there is an easier way to rehabilitate. Use this app (ah! the irony!) called Pause. This iPhone app is designed to help us reconnect with real life. Pause works by tracking the amount of time your phone is in Airplane Mode. First, open Pause and set the amount of time you want to be offline and the activity you plan on doing. Finally, activate the Airplane Mode in your phone’s Settings to complete the process.
The famous Apple blogger, John Gruber has turned into an app maker with Vesper, a simple and elegant tool for collecting notes, ideas, things to do. Vesper imposes no system; organize and curate your notes whatever way comes naturally to you. A handy tool, but pricey as well. Below is a demo of the app by Fox News
Vidora is your intelligent guide to video on your iPad that helps you find and watch the best movies, shows, and videos. It learns your video preferences to help you find more of what you love and has a huge collection of premium videos from ESPN, Netflix, iTunes and others. It’s iPad only for now.
Here is a brand new addictive game which promises lot of fun with its block clearing puzzle game. Directional Dash comes with 3 game modes – classic, expert and limited. It has 9 game types for quick and extended play.
There is no dearth of Chess apps on the App store, but Tall Chess is still a welcome addition for its brilliant multiplayer execution. Tall Chess utilizes Game Center’s turn-by-turn feature to make the game social. The interface is simple and beautiful and should definitely help popularizing Chess.
PGA TOURCaddie is a comprehensive GPS-based, course management, scoring and golf instruction app. It provides GPS access to 500,000 greens across 40,000+ courses worldwide and comes with an amazing 3D fly over preview to visualize each hole.
The popular MMO strategy game is now made available on iOS. Total Domination: Reborn is a standalone mobile game completely independent from the web version and comes with all new groundbreaking graphics and gameplay. It supports all iOS devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.