App of the Day: GRave Defense HD

There are few things more classic than a good tower defense game. Objectives are easy – Defend yourself against enemies using towers you build as they approach. In come the makers of GRave Defense (ArtOfBytess) with another great idea. Add zombies and amazing graphics, and say hello to your new favorite game. Filled with 20 HD levels, very clean animations, and solid gameplay, it is sure to keep you entertained for hours. Even better, it’s only $1.00. No one is arguing about that price and excellent customer reviews keep streaming in. If you enjoy these types of games, I highly recommend.   (more…)

App of the Day: Thumb Keyboard

If you own a tablet or plan on buying one in the near future, there is one app that I recommend you pick up immediately:  Thumb Keyboard.  To put it simply, this app makes typing on a big screened device so much easier than any other app on the planet and that includes Swiftkey’s Honeycomb keyboard.  Thumb Keyboard allows you to quickly type while using only your thumbs, utilizes built-in themes for different looks, predicts with the best of them, and includes more customizable options to make it fit to your personal needs than any keyboard I’ve used.  Oh, and they just introduced multi-touch in the latest update making it that much more impressive.  Best $2.50 I’ve spent since buying my XOOM on day 1.

Market Link ($2.50)

*The Amazon Free app of the day is Pac-man.

*Yesterday we covered Plants vs. Zombies.

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App Of The Day: Plants vs Zombies (Updated)

Everyone enjoy their Memorial Day weekend? If you’re looking for a little bit of happiness to get you through the work day, Plants vs Zombies was released today on the Amazon App Store and in true Amazon fashion, made it the free paid app today. Normally it costs $2.99. That’s a whole lot of awesome. We knew this game was coming and was very highly anticipated.

The object of the game is to fend off the hoards of zombies that are approaching your front door. In this situation, I would probably prefer a minigun or a tactical nuclear weapon but seed spitting plants come in third on my list. So as the zombies approach, you capture drops of sunshine to help grow plants of all different kinds. You have shooter plants, sunflowers, cherry bombs, and more. Every plant has a sun value in order to grow the plant. When you capture enough sun drops you can place the plant where you think it will best serve. It’s an addicting process.

I’m hearing that on some tabs later levels are experiencing some lag and I’m not sure of the complete device availability as I am also hearing that the OG isn’t capable of running it stock. Let us know what device you have and your opinions on the game.   (more…)

App of the Day: DropSnap

So we just got turned on to this sweet little photo uploading app called DropSnap, thanks our boy MrPicolas who found this in the market yesterday.  The idea of the app is simple, but man is it something we’ve been waiting for as cloud sharing addicts.  DropSnap allows you to automatically upload photos from your device straight to your DropBox account.  By selecting a directory to monitor, DS knows almost instantly when you have taken or added a new photo and will then toss it straight up to DropBox.  You can set up syncing options and times, notifications on uploads, and choose where you want the photos to go.  We should point out that the automatic syncing comes with an in-app purchase of $3.99 though – without the upgrade it will simply notify you of new items to upload.   (more…)

App of the Day: News360

If you own a Honeycomb tablet (like the XOOM we are giving away), then News360 is probably the only news app you’ll need to install.  Other than the fact that it has an amazing UI, you’ll also be more than pleased with the 1,500+ sources it’s constantly pulling from.  It can be personalized to your favorite topics, learn from your Facebook “likes”, pull up local news with a single click, and most of all is FREE.  The only annoyance that I’ve seen, which will likely be fixed the more I play with it, is the ridiculous amounts of soccer coverage in the sports section.  It’s clear that this app was not made in the U.S.  Took me 5 minutes to find one article on last night’s Eastern Conference Finals.  Other than that though, this thing is top notch.   (more…)

App Of The Day: GhostTown

GhostTown is one of those apps that makes me say,”wow” pretty quickly. Within a few minutes of running this app, I started writing the review since I already knew it was going on the App Of The Day today. I’m one of the people that uses my phone as an mp3 player as well as a phone. I like music apps and have tried a lot of them. GhostTown does something that not many music apps do. For free. GhostTown lets you type in the name of any artist and play any song by that artist. There isn’t “you like this artist so try this artist” going on here. It’s straight forward. You can select any song you want, pause it, skip it, rewind it, repeat it, create playlists, and more. This literally is just like having, in the developer’s words, “an infinite playlist”. There is no limit to how many songs you play or how many times you skip songs. I’ll say it again. Any song. Any artist. No watered down lounge singer cover bands here. There are no monthly fees but a .99 cent in app purchase will remove ads. If you use your phone as a mobile jukebox, check this one out.

Market Link

*Today’s free paid app from Amazon App Store is Hundred Pushups. Normally .99 cents and has a current AAS rating of 4 stars.

*Yesterday we reviewed Text Clock.

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App Of The Day: Text Clock

Monday, after reviewing Simple Text, I promised to bring an app that would add to the minimalistic arsenal, so I bring you Text Clock. As you can see above, Text Clock takes a unique approach to the time telling game. This is not a widget but instead runs as a live wallpaper and displays the time in text format. With the settings menu, you can customize the wallpaper with multiple color combinations and different positions. One of the features that caught my attention right away is how the clock reads minutes until hour along with minutes after hour. In other words, 4:46pm will read “fourteen minutes to five o’clock” or 8:20am is “twenty minutes past eight o’clock”. This may not seem groundbreaking but whenever you see time told this way, it just feels classy. And to top it off, this app uses very little battery. So grab this one up if you are into minimalistic text or if you are looking for that next great time app. There is a Lite version and a .99 cent version.

Free version Market Link | Paid version Market Link

*Todays free paid app from Amazon App Store is Walkabout. Normally .99 cents and has a current 4 star AAS rating.

*Yesterday we reviewed Bubble.

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App of the Day: Bubble (Non-game)

Yesterday we reviewed Simple Text. What did everyone think?

Now, in between keeping up with all of the give away goodies, I think the app Bubble is something everyone should take a look at. How many times have you caught yourself saying, “there was something I wanted to tell you but I forgot what”? Well Bubble is like your pre call assistant. You assign bubbles to any contact with a question or statement. When you call that contact, the bubble(s) pops up on the screen and reminds you of what you had assigned to it. It seems like a simple concept and it is, yet I have found that it’s just plain handy. If I have a thought about something I wanted to ask someone on a future call, I just go in and type up a quick bubble instead of having a note in my pocket or trying to remember what it was. It has a very simple UI and is easy enough to use.

Video and free market link below.   (more…)