iMore Editors' Choice: Wavii, Delivery Status touch, Street Fighter X Tekken, and more

iMore Editors' Choice for December 1, 2012

Every week, the editors and writers at iMore carefully select some of our favorite, most useful, most extraordinary apps, accessories, gadgets, and websites. This week's selections include package delivery tracker, a Twitter client for iPhone, a news aggregator, a fighting game, and an app that helps you keep track of your Holiday wish list.

Twittelator Neue - Ally Kazmucha

While I'm a hardcore Tweetbot fan, I still tend to get bored using the same Twitter client day in and day out. It's just how I've always been when it comes to Twitter. My trusty standby has been Twittelator Neue for quite a while now. It's got one of the most gorgeous interfaces that I've ever seen in a Twitter client. Not only that, it isn't your standard timeline and highlighting, it's got a style all of its own.

Whether you are actively looking for a new Twitter client or just want to switch things up for a change, Twittelator Neue should definitely be on your list to check out.

Wavii - Joseph Keller

Wavii is a news aggregation app that came about last year, but it received an big update earlier this week, and if you haven’t taken a look at it before, now is a good time. Wavii feeds you articles based on a combination of stories you have liked in the past, topics and people you have decided to follow, as well as your friends that are also using the service. Previously, Wavii required a Facebook account to use, but as of the 2.0 update, it now allows for signup via Twitter as well as email registration. Wavii is a free download.

Delivery Status touch - Rene Ritchie

Over a month ago I ordered an iPad mini + LTE from Apple. This week it finally shipped. Immediately I went to Delivery Status touch, chose Apple, entered my order ID and email address, and now tracking that package is only ever a few taps away.

Good looking, functional, but not fussy, Delivery Status touch is a utility for me in the best sense of the word. It gets things done without getting in the way. I don't order a lot any more (would that I lived in a country with Amazon Prime, or, you know, decent Amazon service of any kind…), but when I do, as soon as it ships, it's out of my inbox, off my mind, and in Delivery Status touch.

Street Fighter X Tekken Mobile - Chris Parsons

For fighting game fans, the mashup of franchises is always fun to see. Recently, I've dug into Street Fighter X Tekken considering it's on sale for $.99 and was pleasantly surprised with the game. It's your typical button masher but it's graphically done well and offers some great ways to play. You can have 2-on-2 tag battles and even go online to play against others who are matched with your skill. With recent updates that added new characters and improvements to how the game controls are handled, it's a pretty great time waster. I must warn though, there is no iPhone 5 support as of yet.

I Want Wish List - Leanna Lofte

Christmas is right around the corner which means you may be hearing the "what do you want for Christmas?" question from your friends and family. If you're like me, the only things you can think of off the top of your head are ridiculously expensive items that you wouldn't dare ask for as a gift. I Want Wish List is an app to help you keep track of all the different items that you want and share with whoever you want.

For parents, this is an awesome app to have your kids download on their iPhone or iPod touch because they'll have a lot of fun adding stuff to their list and then you can keep their list with you wherever you go.

If you aren't the type to give a list to your family and friends, I Want Wish List is also great for keeping private. I always forget the different little things that I want, so I Want Wish List is great for me to reference when I may have a little extra money to spend (like with gift cards I might get for Christmas).

Your choice?

Now that we've chosen our favorites for the week, we want to hear yours! Did you pick up a killer app, accessory, or game this week? Let us know in the comments below!

Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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iMore Editors' Choice: Wavii, Delivery Status touch, Street Fighter X Tekken, and more

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I love the Delivery Status Touch app, but my one huge complaint is that it doesn't notify you with any updates - even "Delivered." It would be perfect if it included notifications

  • 2 apps are free
  • 1 is $0.99
  • 1 is $2.99
  • 1 is $4.99

And so what if none were free? We pick what we like. Literally. When we say "Editor's Choice", there's no hidden agenda. We play with new apps every week and pick our favorite ones. Often times the things we like aren't free because, well, you often times get what you pay for.

If anything, you should be glad when we recommend something that isn't free because then you at least know that we've tested it and approve of it. Anyone can download a free app and test it out, and if they hate it, they can delete it with no loss.

Regarding Twittelator Neue. The reviews in iTunes are not so great (crashing!?), and for $5? Ouch.

I've had zero issues. $5 is cheaper than a Starbucks coffee. I'm not quite sure why people think apps they keep forever are expensive when priced at $5.

Perhaps she is comparing the price to Tweetbot?

- $5 to buy Twittelator Neue + Year of Neue Notifications $2 = $7
- Tweetbot = $3

Is Twittelator Neue worth more then double the best twitter client in the app store?

Starbucks coffee is only $1.65. Regardless, there are different kinds of users. People who are ok paying for apps and those that don't. I've had smartphones for 4 years and i've only bought 3 apps, all for my iphone too. But i pretty much won't consider an app that's not free. It's not important enough to me. I'd rather spend my hard earned money elsewhere. Like i've tried delivery status, it's nice but i that much for a shipping tracker is crazy. you can track shipping free on google. and for me, i don't get something shipped but a few times a year so i don't get a ton of value for my money. Plus you're dependant on the shipper entering info and they are suspect. But as nice as delivery status is for my needs, a free option was adequate. For those that ship a lot i'm sure it's more useful. To compare it to coffee i'd get more enjoyment from coffee usually. For some its worth it. But a lot of people just don't have an interest in paying for apps. Me, with the exception of tweetbot (and a few others), an app is free or i can pretty much do without.

I use slice instead of delivery status touch. It automatically gets delivery information from the emails you get from the company. It lets you know when the item is shipped, the estimated delivery day, and of course when it is delivered. It also keeps a running tally of what you buy, including categorizing the products.

I couldn't speak more highly of it. I couldn't imagine having to enter the information when I can have it automatically imported, as slice does.

https://www.slice.com/iphone

Folks should be aware when using news aggregators that adjust the content they feed you based on what you personally like. Especially ones which do this as a primary feature, based on what you tell them you like or on what types of articles you have a tendency to click on most often (as Google News does when a user is logged in). What happens is you may begin to get tunnel vision. When you are only fed news or articles that subscribe to your world view (liberal, conservative, whatever), you run the serious risk of not being informed of important news, facts, or knowledge that contradict your world view or might actually help broaden it. If you don't see the contrary headlines, you don't get to decide whether to click.

So be advised. That is all.

Any news about the imore forums app and wether it will be updated for iphone 5 and ios 6?

While delivery status touch is prettier, I prefer trackthis. It's cheaper, syncs between devices (on ipad you have to use the iPhone app), but most importantly it sends push notifications without having to use a computer.