Best New and Notable iPad Apps for February 2011 - Page 2
Finance: Taking cues from the look and feel of CNBC's real-time app, Yahoo released MarketDash (Free) this month, and users can quickly create a stock watchlist on either their desktop or iPad and the app syncs across all platforms. Nice visuals and real-time tracking of the markets make for a great free app for managing those portfolios.
Games: Aside from Battleheart, two free games made their big debut in February. WackaMonsta (Free) is a popular release from DanLabGames and a simple, colorful, and engaging puzzle game. Holes and Balls (Free), despite its unfortunate name, provides an easy and fun game experience where players drag balls into um, well...holes. It's like miniature golf on the iPad, and there's something rewarding about hearing clapping sounds whenever you complete a level.
Lifestyle: More magazines are making their way to the iPad, and the formula seems to be this: 1) create an iPad app. 2) Give away the first issue. 3) Charge in-app prices for future issues. This month we were treated to Martha Stewart Everyday Food Magazine (Free) and National Geographic Magazine (Free) (found in News) as the big names to enter the App Store.
Music: I don't find the instrument apps to be more than eye candy apps, but there are plenty out there (with more musical talent than me) who can take an app such as Classical Guitar (Free) and create beautiful masterpieces. With preset chords, this app may be the bridge between Guitar Hero and a real Guitar, though those who want real fretting on the iPad will be better suited with the app, Guitar Complete with Songs.
Social Networking: Another month without a native Facebook app from Zuckerberg and company means another third party developer cashing in on the opportunity. This month, Friended - Facebook for iPad ($0.99) makes its way to the iPad with...wait for it...another great way of viewing Facebook on the iPad. Check out the free ad-supported version first if you want to save a buck.