Idea Generator

February 27, 2009

Idea Generator$0.99 from The Directors Bureau Applications Idea Generator

Stumped for an idea? Let the Idea Generator™ be your muse!

From the masterminds at The Directors Bureau Special Projects comes an application that can cure any creative block. The Idea Generator randomly combines three words together, allowing chance to foster ingenuity.

Shake the phone or stroke the screen to produce concepts ready for your creative execution.

With the Idea Generator™, the possibilities are endless. The application is fully customizable, so you can adapt it to work specifically for your own creative tasks.

Only speak Esperanto? You can manually change the word lists to be your language of choice.
“The user interface of the Idea Generator is a marvel of elegance and simplicity, and it’s fun to use.”

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12 applications for writers on my Apple iPhone right now
easywriter-iphone-app. Apple’s iPhone is a remarkable device. There’s no end of things you can do with it, thanks to the wealth of free and inexpensive applications in Apple’s AppStore. Here’s what’s been on my iPhone lately that many


Step Cal, the pedometer

February 27, 2009

Step Cal, the pedometer$0.99 from Must Have It Step Cal, the pedometer

A great opportunity to determine your running speed, amount of steps you´ve done reaching your working place, burned calories after a walk, was it the same as that piece of cake you´ve eaten before? Right now you can control these events with Step Cal…

Step Cal counts your steps and estimates the distance you walk. You can set your step length manually or have Step Cal guess it from your height. You can switch between English and metric measurement units by tapping on the “km/h” / “mph” label.

You can also set your weight and Step Cal will estimate the number of calories that you burn while walking or jogging.

If you wish, Step Cal will give you acoustic signals after a number of steps, a distance, a number of calories burned, or a time interval of your choice.

You can use the music player on your device at the same time as Step Cal.

The application has its own screen lock because normal screen lock will block the motion sensor of the device as well. For this reason, normal screen lock should not be used.

In order to get as accurate estimations as possible, keep the device close to your body, e.g., in your pockets. Although it works quite well even if you keep the device in your hands, results can degrade if you shake or turn the device. Step Cal has been optimized in order to provide as exact estimates as possible.

Please understand, however, that the accuracy of the estimates is limited. Estimates of step length and calories burned are according to statistical averages. The exact numbers depend on many individual factors which cannot be taken into account by an application that is easy to use. Thus, estimates may be not exact in your case.

Step Cal is not intended for professional use.

Please address questions and comments to This is where I can answer.

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BlackJack (Free)

February 27, 2009

BlackJack (Free)$0.00 from Tim Jensen BlackJack (Free)

This application brings the excitement of a Vegas Casino to your iPhone of iPod Touch.

This game brings authentic BlackJack action with you anywhere you go. We use a 3 decks which are automatically shuffled to give you life-like deals and action!

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February 27, 2009

Collage$0.99 from JOHN MOFFETT Collage

Go to to see a YouTube demo video.

Pinch, rotate, stretch, and move photos from your photo album. Switch to black and white or sepia. Add transparency. Cut out any shape. Spice up your wallpaper or amuse your friends. Create a masterpiece with Collage.

– “Minority Report”-like interface
– Zoom, rotate, and move pictures
– Add transparency
– Change to sepia or black and white
– Cut out custom shapes
– Landscape or portrait mode
– Add frames to photos
– Multiple background colors
– Save to photo album in high-res (960 x 640) and email to friends or set as your wallpaper

Here’s a ten-second tutorial:
Click the + to import a photo. Use the scissors tool to crop out a custom shape. Use two fingers to stretch and rotate. Click “Auto Layout” to arrange your photos in a pre-defined layout. Click save to send the collage to your photo album. Double-tap to show/hide the toolbar.

You can change some default settings by going into the device’s Settings application and scrolling down to Collage.

Tips from users:
– See what your kid would look like by adding a picture of yourself and your significant other and adjusting the transparency to about 50%
– Give someone a gigantic head by cropping it out then stretching it
– You can save a collage, then add to it by importing it later (make a collage of collages!)

Check out some cool collages created by one of our users at


Review: Collage fürs iPhone
Mal wieder hat es eine nützliche Fotoapplication in den Appstore geschafft. Collage macht genau was der Name schon sagt und dies auf einfache Art und Weise. Der erste Schritt beginnt mit der Farbauswahl für den Hintergrund,

iPhone Photography App Watch (March 1, 2009)
Collage – Pinch, rotate, stretch and move your images from you photo album. Switch color photos to black and white or sepia. Add transparency and more. Cost: $0.99. === #iphone.

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Let em play

February 27, 2009

Let em play$1.99 from Tommy Kammerer Let em play

“Let ’em play” is a music entertainment application. Choose from different locations and songs to bring 6 beautiful animated musicians on stage.

Tap on a character to start or stop playing. Play up to 6 musicians simultanously. Use multitouch to control several musicians.

It’s tricky to start the musicians in time. However, with some practice everyone can arrange cool sounding songs.

The jazz band consists of: a drummer, a trumpeter, a bassist, a saxophonist, a pianist and a guitarist.

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February 27, 2009

Newsstand$4.99 from omz:software Newsstand

Newsstand is a full-featured RSS reader for your iPhone with a unique interface. Skim over the latest headlines on a beautiful shelf of newspapers and magazines in landscape orientation or use the powerful Mail-like view in portrait mode to read and organize feeds.

– Automatic feed discovery
– Organization of feeds in folders
– Themes for customizable display of articles
– Subscriptions can be imported from Google Reader, Bloglines or OPML files
– Integrated mini browser to read the original website of a news item
– Sharing via Email, Twitter or bookmarks

A demo video and more information are available on



February 27, 2009

Tipper$0.99 from Abel Duarte Tipper

Calculates how much to tip based on quality of service. Use the stars on the bottom to select the quality of the service.