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Build-it-up iPad App for Toddlers

In this review we’re looking at another educational iPad app from the developers at MyFirstApp.com. This new educational game is called Build-it-up. The Build-it-up children’s app is a great tool for developing your child’s fine motor skills and visual perception skills as they touch and tap to play this interactive game. This iPad game also is a fun way to lay a foundation for early development of primary math concepts. This app is designed specifically for toddlers age 2.5 years and older. (screenshots below after the break)  Continue reading

Pomodoro App for iPad Helps Productivity

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My 10th grade daughter has difficulty staying focused at the beginning of each school year. After about a month she settles in a gets grounded with her focus with school work. We’ve tried different productivity and focus methods in the past (I’m a fan of GTD) but just recently decided to encourage my daughter toward the Pomodoro technique. In a nutshell the Pomodoro technique works with a 25 minute timer as you work on one specific task, check off that task when the bell rings and then take a 5 minute break. After 4 Pomodoros (25 minute work increment) in a row you get to take a longer break. Simple right? You could easily grab an egg timer for this but we found a one of the best iPad apps that utilizes the Pomodoro technique.

In the Pomodoro app for iPad the first thing you’ll notice is the eye-catching beauty of the user interface. It is clean and easy to tap navigate to set your timer and enter your work and project tasks. We’ve used this iPad app with my daughter for homework assignments and it works beautifully and has made me more productive at the office. (screenshots and video demo after break)  Continue reading

Review: iDuhKnow App for iPad 2

We found a pretty unique and cool iPad 2 apps called iDuhKnow.The developer of this 3D game for iPad 2 is the Los Angeles design company, The Illusion Factory. The iDuhKnow game app is smartly designed to take advantage of the iPad 2’s beautiful display along with the on board gyroscope and acceleromater.

When we first opened this iPad 2 apps it grabbed our attention with the nice graphics and cutting edge user interface. After you download this game apps for iPad 2 we predict that you’ll be staying up late at night trying to conquer this cranium expanding game. We found ourselves immersed in the range of fun, yet challenging game questions and puzzles you must navigate past. (screenshots after the break)  Continue reading

This iPad App Helps You Drink Like a Pro

Open Air Publishing has released their first iPad app book called, Speakeasy Cocktails: Learn from the Modern Mixologists. What an eye-opener this iPad app has been for me about mixology. I realized why I almost always order wine when I go out to dinner. It’s not because I prefer it but rather I don’t know how to order an interesting mixed drink. I know, boring right?
I’ve never been much for mixing drinks at home either, so with this wonderful iPad app you’re getting a top notch drink recipe source. This is a how-to-app for iPad that is the future of interactive books on the iPad 2 device. This iPad app for mixing cocktails will forever change how you drink cocktails at home and when you order at a restaurant. (video demo and screenshot after the break)

The magic of this innovative book app for iPad are all the instructional tools integrated Continue reading

Daedalus Touch App for iPad

Daedalus Touch iPad app is a standout among text editors on the iTunes App Store. We were searching around to find something a bit more innovative in a text editor iPad app. Apple is known for it’s minimalist and simplistic design and we like Daedalus Touch for similar reasons. So many other text editor ipad apps dizzy up the brain with all their bells and whistles, that I find to be distracting when I sit down to focus on writing. Daedalus Touch uses “stacks” as way to organize your work and cuts through minutiae found in so many iPad apps. This text editor iPad app is an efficient and clean way to navigate your content.

The Daedalus Touch has a simple approach. Everything you create in this iPad app becomes a sheet, which resides under a topic sheet that creates a specific Continue reading