Sure, new and notable iPhone and iPad apps isn’t a theme, but with so many new and such a large swathe of notable, who needs a theme? Join us after the break to see what’s going on in the iTunes App Store this week!
Documents to Go, one of the leading mobile office document creation and editing tools, has gone universal binary which means, for no extra charge, you can now use it not only on the iPhone but on the big iPad screen as well. It includes the same great Excel, Word, and PowerPoint compatibility, but it higher resolution on the iPad, and supports iPhone OS 3.2 for iPad features like inter-app document sharing and iTunes document transfer (which the iPhone should get in iPhone OS 4). They've also added support for SugarSync and iDisk, rounding out DropBox, Box.net, and Google Docs as online repositories where you can open and save back files. Round-trip glory attained. [$14.99 - iTunes]
Loopt Star lets you go places, find friends, and get stuff. Earn achievements and real rewards from some of your favorite brands, like special offers, discounts, and free music. Connect with Facebook to see where your friends are and compare your stats to theirs on the Loopt Star leaderboard. To earn more points and move up in the ranks (and show off how well traveled you are), collect as many achievements and rewards as you can by checking in to places with your Facebook friends. For your favorite places, try to become recognized as the Boss. New achievements and rewards are always being added and there's always competition to take over your title as Boss so don't get complacent. [Free - iTunes]
MyTown 4.0 adds even more features to the popular location-based game that seeks to turn your real world into a giant monopoly board with you owning all the hotels -- figuratively speaking. Properties are now like factories that can create items! Check out “Create Item” in the new property menu screen to see the new powerful items you can make. Looking for a particular item? Check your friend’s inventory and request a trade for other items or cash! Leave a comment on the properties you own. Let your friends know why these locations are your favorite. View your items organized by gameplay type for easier access! Same items now stack to help minimize your inventory! Players at max level now have unlimited check-ins! Continue checking in to your favorite locations to find parts to create items. Check-ins also recharge over time for all players. [Free - iTunes link]
Slacker 2.0 adds local caching to their already excellent, personalized music streaming service so you can keep songs on your iPhone for when you're offline -- or just concerned about AT&T's new data caps. The Slacker Radio App also still gives you access to the entire Slacker music library featuring millions of songs from thousands of artists. Listen to over 120 expert programmed radio stations or create your own custom stations. Slacker Personal Radio is the best way to discover new artists and hear your favorite songs. Best of all, with a Slacker Radio Plus subscription, you can store your favorite Slacker stations on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and listen even when you don’t have a wireless or Wi-Fi connection! [Free with subscription - iTunes]
Any other new and notable apps this week? Any hidden gems or great finds? Let us know in the comments. Need. More. Apps!