Isotope 244's Tropical Island Escape 3D Screensaver brings all-too-realistic views of, well, paradise, and its soothing wave sounds make for an instant vacation that's worth taking at any time, but most especially on a cold, dark, dreary morning when the cubicle walls seem to be closing in. Tropical Island 3D Screensaver has three gorgeous views to choose from, as well as a jaunty Caribbean music track as an alternative to the beach track. You can set it to play one of your own tunes, too. This formerly for-pay screensaver is now freeware that works in Windows versions NT … Read more
PopBooth Photo Booth is a very attractive app, with sleek menus and feature overlays, but not enough actual features to warrant heavy use. The core function of emulating the photo booth experience works well, but after creating your images, there simply isn't enough to the app to keep you engaged. Most images are better off being exported to another app for editing, something PopBooth does not support.
When you start PopBooth Photo Booth, it will default to front-facing camera and you can tap the "Camera" button to start the process of taking a photo. It will count … Read more
Wedding Cards works well enough, but with the limited number of invitations, bare-bones customization tools, and limited sending options, it is hard to imagine using this as your only wedding announcement or invitation tool. There simply are not enough features and the resulting invitations don't look as polished or as personal as most couples will want.
Wedding Cards has five total cards to choose from, two of which are invitations. Each of them can be customized with your own text, but in most cases that is all you can change. There are no options to add photos, print the … Read more
MP3 Cutter offers quick and painless MP3 editing, but it includes too many ads to go along with it. The app, itself, is also on the buggy side, but it can help you if you're really in a jam and need to quickly cut some audio.
This app comes packaged with the dreaded Airpush ad suite. This means it will take over your browser and other parts of your phone with nasty ads. Even more annoying, it reminds you of the Airpush agreement every time you advance a screen. Once you've navigated passed all of those, MP3 Cutter … Read more
Free Video to MP3 Converter converts any video file to an MP3 audio within seconds. The application is quite small, installs fast, and offers enough quality to be considered a really good download.
The download will try to install an additional piece of research software that will track your Internet activity. You can opt-out of it and still get all of the program's features. The program's menu isn't much to look at and doesn't offer advanced features. The only thing you can do with it other than convert is like the developer's page on Facebook. … Read more
PicsPlay offers a large number of photo editing tools in a relatively easy-to-navigate interface that works well on the iPhone. For a free app with few restrictions, PicsPlay is a very solid, well-designed, and ultimately very useful photo editor. It gets crowded by the rampant competition on the App Store, but on its merits alone, it deserves to be one of the top free options available.
PicsPlay manages to get everything you'll need onto one screen for easy access, but keeps it from being overcrowded. Once you load an image (either from your phone or camera), you can crop … Read more
There are so many photo editors out there for your iPhone that it's hard to keep up--and we've tested a lot of them. There are many that proved to be powerful tools for customizing your iPhone pics; however, there are just as many that have failed to impress us. Sadly, Pro Photo Layout is yet another photo editor that falls in the latter category.
We realize that many free apps come with strings attached in the form of ads, but while some publishers are able to design around ads so that they are unobtrusive, others don't and … Read more
My Document is designed to open and read any type of document, but the interface is needlessly jumbled, and with crashes at multiple points, the app needs some additional work. When working properly, My Document does what it advertises, opening files in nearly any format from your device, downloaded from the Internet, or on a playlist you have created. But most of the time it does not work properly and some of the features are either unnecessary or oddly placed.
The home screen for My Document is a blank menu where playlists will eventually go. It's not immediately clear … Read more
If you're struggling to come up with a Facebook status, you can let FShuffle do it for you. It gives you dozens of statuses you can post to your Facebook or Twitter, right from the app. Whether or not they're actually interesting or funny is up to your sense of humor. However, it's hard to ignore that the statuses repeat themselves far too often.
FShuffle presents every new status as a speech bubble for you to browse. Though the app says there are more than 20,000, several statuses showed up multiple times during testing. The app'… Read more
CorelDraw Fans attempts to integrate social connectivity into the always popular Corel Draw platform with mixed results. Using a combination of dated technologies and social sharing features, it is both an engaging experience for longtime Corel Draw users and a frustrating one for anyone with other photo or design sharing apps for their iOS device.
Corel Draw Fans has a very basic interface, consisting of a handful of buttons and the ability to log in using a CorelDraw.com API key. You can also log in as a guest, meaning you can use the app without having an official online … Read more