RSSAuthor Archive for Gwen Phua

Gwen is a freelance writer and editor who mainly works with print media, such as non-fiction books, but as a long-time Apple addict, she loves apps and all things iOS. She may be contacted via: http://gwenphua.com & http://twitter.com/gwenPhua.

StoryTracker Review for iPhone, iPad & Mac

StoryTracker Review for iPhone, iPad & Mac

Are you a writer? If you’ve ever submitted your manuscripts—be they poetry, short stories, novels, or other forms of writing—to various markets, you’ll know how tricky it can get to keep tabs on your submissions. This is especially important since you don’t want to be sending a story to the same market twice, or simultaneously submitting a story to more than one market (unless they don’t mind). Luckily, StoryTracker by Andrew Nicolle is here to help.
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Scanner Pro Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

Scanner Pro Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

Don’t have a scanner or need one on the go? Scanner Pro by Readdle can come to your rescue. It’s especially great on the iPhone since that fits into your pocket, but the app also works on the newest iPad, which is still a lot smaller than regular scanners.
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Total War Battles Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

Total War Battles Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

Real-time strategy fans can now get their fingers into SEGA’s Total War Battles. Set in late 16th century Japan, the game will challenge you not only to cut down your enemy forces, but also to organize various resources. Can you complete every mission efficiently and swiftly?
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Cutlass Cove Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

Cutlass Cove Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

How mighty a pirate are you? In Cutlass Cove by Cheeky Mammoth, you’ll battle other pirate ships and the Spanish navy while plundering merchant ships. You’ll have at your disposal not only canons but also powerful voodoo spells.
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Audiolio Review for iPad

Audiolio Review for iPad

Should you ever have the need for voice notes, Audiolio by Escape Velocity Apps provides a convenient way to make audio recordings while also jotting down text notes. It will come in handy for students, and anyone attending meetings or conducting interviews, etc. Continue onto iPadmodo for the full review.
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Crazy Hedgy Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

Crazy Hedgy Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

One rolling hedgehog sure packs a punch. If you haven’t already heard of Crazy Hedgy by cybertime, it’s a 3D platformer that’s just about as good as they get, with stellar graphics and great physics.
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OrganiDoc Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

OrganiDoc Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

Not many file managers can handle non-iOS-compatible video formats. One exception is OrganiDoc by Wenjoy Technology, which is able to convert otherwise incompatible videos such as .flv, .mkv, .rmvb, etc. At this moment, however, the app basically functions similarly to a usb-storage solution, meaning the most you can do is view your files.
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Wikipanion Plus Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

Wikipanion Plus Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

For years now, Wikipedia has been the top source of information for a vast and growing range of topics. A dedicated wiki app is thus a must-have on practically every iOS device. Wikipanion Plus by Robert Chin is one of the best you can find. Many of you may have already tried the free lite version, Wikipanion.
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Chasing Fireflies Review for iPad

Chasing Fireflies Review for iPad

Life is a continuous cycle of light and dark, night and day, from water to snow, winter to spring. Chasing Fireflies: A Haiku Collection by Honeybee Labs illustrates the spirit of the life cycle in this animated book of short poems by celebrated Japanese masters. Continue onto iPadmodo for the full review.
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Compass Eye Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

Compass Eye Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

Have you ever felt dissatisfied with the native iOS compass? Electric Pocket’s Compass Eye – Marine Navigation and Bearings AR Compass does a good job of showing you where you’re facing at land, sea, or air. Hold up your device, and you’ve got a directional window to the world; hold it flat, and you’ll have a compass overlaying a map.
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Measured Review for iPhone and iPod Touch

Measured Review for iPhone and iPod Touch

Have you ever found yourself needing to determine the dimensions of an object or any part of a building? In all likelihood, your answer’s “Yes.” And maybe sometimes you didn’t have any tape measure handy, and so you couldn’t obtain your dimensions in a timely manner. Here’s some good news: You needn’t find yourself in such a situation anymore, not with Measured – Measure. Store. Share. by Hollingtech Software.
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NoteLedge Review for iPad

NoteLedge Review for iPad

Numerous notebook apps available for the iPad, but they aren’t all alike. Some let you scribble by hand, while others let you type. Not so many let you engage in a combination of note-taking activity. NoteLedge by Kdan Mobile has almost everything covered, from scribbling and typing to making voice memos and recording videos. Continue onto iPadmodo for the full review.
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iVigilo Video Suite Review for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

iVigilo Video Suite Review for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

If you love shooting videos on your iOS device, you’ll probably wish you could do more with your videos than the native camera app allows. iVigilo Video Suite by Naboo BV is many steps up from most video recording apps, for it offers real-time video processing as well as live broadcasting and time-lapse recordings.
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Tiny Places HD Review for iPad

Tiny Places HD Review for iPad

A cute chameleon named Napoleon is stuck in a box. Though he’s really quite small, his best asset is his sticky stretchy tongue, which is great for catching grub and propelling him to leaps and bounds. Can you help Napoleon find freedom in Tiny Places by Big Fish Games? Continue onto iPadmodo for the full review.
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Sonic CD Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

Sonic CD Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

I’m sure by now all true Sonic fans know SEGA has released Sonic CD as a universal app. This app has itself been designed by a fan, Christian Whitehead, and it’s about the best port iOS has seen so far of a SEGA game. If you’ve always loved Sonic the blue hedgehog, this is the game to get.
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PDF Connoisseur Review for iPad

PDF Connoisseur Review for iPad

There are number of great file manager and reader apps available for the iPad, and PDF Connoisseur by Kdan Mobile Software is yet another new arrival. While it serves many similar functions as other apps, PDF Connoisseur stands out for its text-to-speech option and ability to save various files to PDF. Continue onto iPadmodo for the full review.
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GoCal for Google Calendar HD Review for iPad

GoCal for Google Calendar HD Review for iPad

Are you a Google Calendar user? If so, GoCal by Light Room is one app you might like to add to your iPad. Unlike the native Calendar app, GoCal can help you arrange reminders of approaching events by email and SMS, in addition to regular local device alerts. Continue on to iPadmodo for the full review.
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Back in Time for iPhone Review

Back in Time for iPhone Review

Landka has recently released Back in Time for iPhone. This basically has the same content as the original iPad version, which I reviewed about two months ago, but is rearranged for the smaller screen. Even though I’ve already explored the book on the iPad, I must say it still looks awesome on my phone.
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Inspire Pro Review for iPad

Inspire Pro Review for iPad

There are numerous art apps around, but not too many do a great job of simulating the experience of painting on paper. Inspire Pro – Paint, Draw & Sketch by KiwiPixel comes close. As a bonus, this app is easy to use. It is also more convenient and mess free than dabbling with real brushes and oil paints. Continue on to iPadmodo for the full review.
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Infinity Blade II Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

Infinity Blade II Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

About one year later … We’re back to Infinity Blade … II by Chair Entertainment Group. The overall game is very much in keeping with the original release, but this sequel boasts several enhancements that make the game a lot more fun, and it also feels considerably less repetitive.
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