Apple has published a list of the most downloaded iPhone and iPad apps on the App Store, since its launch in 2008. The announcement comes alongside Apple’s “50 Billion Apps Countdown” promotion, which promises a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card to the user who will download the 50th billion app.
Drafts is one of those supremely powerful apps, like Evernote, you have to commit to trying and using for a little while before you realize how indispensable it truly is. Drafts has updated the iPhone and iPad versions of the app with new Dropbox actions (you can now access your entire Dropbox and now just one folder) and a new automations feature that makes Drafts much, much more than a place to jot notes down.
Well if you thought Temple Run was great, by all accounts Temple Run 2 is even better. I haven’t had a chance to play very much yet, but I’m going to get to it. I’m not the only one playing Temple Run 2 either. It was downloaded over 20 million times in the first four days it was out and hit the #1 spot in the Free App category in eight hours. Oh and it’s also the #3 Top Grossing App to boot. Not too shabby at all.
I had gotten pretty tired of the whole Angry Birds thing, at least until all the apps went on sale! I took that opportunity to get a few of the apps I didn’t have (Star Wars and Space, actually) and I found that Angry Birds Space is pretty freaking fun (and amazing) to play. The nuances of gravity add so much more “fun with physics” to the game. Today Angry Birds Space has an update with 30 new levels and a new physics challenge for you—water.
Doesn’t matter if you take photos with your iPhone, iPad, point-n-shoot, DSLR, or even your iPad itself, making a good photo into a great photo is often all in the editing. In the last couple years I’ve been doing more and more photo editing on my iPad. Maybe because my Mac is getting a little sluggish or maybe it’s the whole tactile aspect of editing photos on a tablet, but not only enjoy photo editing on my iPad, it’s more efficient as well.
If you got a shiny new iPad during the holiday season, you’ve probably been downloading apps like crazy. You’d be in good company since there was an 87% increase in app downloads this holiday season. Like our iPhone apps list, these are free apps that we think aren’t just “essential”, but also showcase some of things your iPad is just meant for.
If you’re shooting video on your iDevice, we know that the basic, default Camera app isn’t too bad. It does the job and you can get to it from your Lock screen so it is very convenient. There are time, however, when you want to step it up a notch and do something a little more interesting. Whether it’s just a more advanced video app, something a little retro, adding special effects, or even making your own stop-motion videos, here are some apps that can add a little flair to your videos.