TiPb Picks of the Week: DirectTV, Wall Street Journal, Skyfart, Sudoku Grab, Ouch, Birdhouse, Whiteboard
Every week a few of us from team TiPb, bloggers and forum crew alike, will bring you our current favorite, funnest, most useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they're iPhone (or iPod touch) related, they're fair game.
So who's on deck this week and what are our picks? Find out after the break!
Chris' Pick: Direct TV
DirecTV initially enabled web access for programming your DVR, but now they have an app to do it on your iPhone. The interface is nice and simple, and it allows you to search for shows, browse for shows, and then select specific shows. The show has a synopsis, and you can choose to record the episode or record the series. If you have multiple DVR's, you can select which one you want to record to. It's a nice way to manage your DirecTV recordings while not at home - if only you could watch them as well! [FREE - iTunes link]
James' Pick: Wall Street Journal
WSJ has upped the ante by releasing an app that accesses their paid online content for free. Articles and videos can be stored for off-line access. Take that New York Times! [Free - iTunes link]
Jeremy's Pick: Skyfart
Skyfart is a... [never mind, we get the idea!]. It's actually not that bad! I'm number 1, baby! Frigging sweet. ;) [$1.99 - iTunes link]
Leanna's Pick: Sudoku Grab
I have always wanted the ability to play ANY sudoku puzzle on my iPhone. My dream came true with Sudoku Grab. All I have to do is take a photo of a puzzle in a book, magazine, or newspaper and Sudoku Grab converts it for me to play and even knows the solution! [ $0.99 - iTunes link]
Matt's Pick: Ouch
Ouch is the best game to release some stress When you have had a really bad day and want to beat the crap out of someone, Ouch will come to your rescue. The whole object of the game is to create as much pain to the avatar as possible. The app allows you to not only play the levels, but also allows you to customize them as well. [$2.99 - iTunes link]
Rene's Pick: Birdhouse
No, Birdhouse hasn't become my go-to Twitter reader or @reply client (it doesn't -- and isn't mean to -- do that), but to my surprise and increasing delight, it HAS become my stand-alone tweet crafter. And it's unpublish feature has let me mitigate all manner of embarrassing errors, more than justifying not only it's niche import, but it's price. [$3.99 - iTunes link]
Special Guest Pick from PreCentral.net Jennifer: Whiteboard Collaborative Drawing
It's fun being able to draw on your iPhone and use the different colors. And what's especially cool about Whiteboard is that you can connect with another person's iPhone or an iPod touch near you. The two of you can draw a pic together or even chat by writing notes using the smallest sized pen. My niece showed me the app and we had fun drawing together and playing a game of Tic-Tac-Toe.
Check out the attached pic that my niece Jordan drew on her iPod touch using Whiteboard. It looks like a swatch of fabric! She drew on it and then magnified it and then drew some more. LOL, she said that she and her best friend sneak and write notes back and forth in chorus. Naughty, naughty! ;-) [FREE - iTunes link]
Yeah, you're part of team TiPb too, so what's your pick of the week? What app was your absolute fav last week? Let us -- and everyone -- know in the comments!