In this episode of the iOS App Picks we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will keep you entertained, take professional photos, and track you progress on trails around your area. To download these apps directly to your iPhone, just click on the title of the application and the iTunes software will automatically launch to the app in the App Store. If you have the free Google Search app installed on your iPhone just snap a picture of the QR-Code using Google Goggles or any other QR-Code scanner that will launch the App Store on your iPhone.
If you like to shop online then you will find Slice a necessary app to keep track of your orders. Slice integrates with Gmail and Yahoo Mail to show what items were ordered and when they will be delivered. View tracking information from many shipping services and stay up to date when the items will arrive. See the total of your shopping extravaganzas so you know how much you have spent in a specified time period.
Scramble With Friends is a great app for anyone that loves word games. Based on the popular Boggle game, Scramble allows you to play against your Facebook friends or random opponents. Slide your finger across the letters to create words from the 16 random positioned pieces. Try to make large and obscure words to beat your friend in multiple rounds.
While the iPhone 4S has one of the best cameras of any mobile device around, there are still limited settings for users that want a professional layout. ProCamera provides some of the best camera settings available on any photography app around. Change the light settings, focus points, multiple shots, a grid layout, and tons more. View your albums quickly by swiping to the side to preview the photos you have just taken.
The cruise industry has gotten a lot of publication over the past week when the Costa Concordia recently sank off the coast of Italy. While this disaster may deter many first time cruisers from traveling the avid cruiser knows that this is quite a fluke. If you were in the market to try a cruise you shouldn’t allow one mishap to prevent your from having a relaxing vacation. Ship Mate is a great app for anyone that enjoys cruising or has though about going on a cruise in the near future. You can track cruise ships from around the world and view live deck cameras via satellite. Add you own cruise itinerary to get more detailed information about the cruise and check out a countdown until your departure.
AllTrails is a great app for anyone that loves to venture outdoors. View trail maps in your vicinity and get detailed information about each trail. Check-in at the trail when you arrive, capture photos with geotags, and track your progress. Add the trails to your favorites so you will know exactly which trails you liked best and add your own ratings so other hikers can see if that trails is right for them.
Due to a large power outage across western Washington (~1 million without power) this episode was delayed