TiPb Picks of the Week for October 15, 2011

TiPb.com Picks of the Week

Every week a few of us from team TiPb will bring you our current favorite, most fun and 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, iPad, or iPod touch related, they’re fair game.

To see what we picked, and to tell us your pick, follow on after the break!

iOS 5 – @chrisoldroyd

Well a bit of a predictable "Pick of the week" this week for me, I am going for the iOS 5 update. It delivers so much in one update I really don't know where to start. Oh yeah, I do, read this amazing walkthrough that Rene has put together. It covers every last detail of iOS 5.

My favorite parts are iMessage, Notification Center and Wi-Fi iTunes syncing. Also iOS 5 appears to have given my iPad 2 a huge speed boost, it feel so much more responsive now. If you haven't upgraded to iOS 5 yet, go and do it now! It is the biggest iOS update ever! You are going to love it!

Gif Me! - @Alli_Flowers

This one is just flat out cool. Remember those animated gifs people used to share by email? Well now you can make your own. It's like stop motion photography made simple. Open the app, frame your subject, tap, repeat. Got everything lined up for the perfect gif? Click next and Gif Me! puts them all together.

I started drawing stick men on a napkin, and worked my way up to stuffed animals. Eventually I'll be brave enough to do something clever with action figures...not that I collect action figures or anything . It's also great just for sending hand written messages.

Oh the fun you'll have!

[Free - App Store link]

Cut the Rope: Experiments - @iMuggle

I've always been a huge fan of Cut the Rope. Every time I saw an update that added a new batch of levels I would immediately want to sit down and work my way through them. I'm a little late when it comes to picking up Cut the Rope this time but better late than never!

The newest iteration of Cut the Rope adds even more fun to the original. The Professor is very intrigued my Om Nom and has added all kinds of new inventions to the game. You can also find hidden photos throughout the game this time featuring Om Nom and the Professor.

There are currently 3 packs of levels with more coming soon. So if you haven't picked it up already, make sure you check it out!

[$0.99 - App Store Link]

Rdio - @Bla1ze

Being a fan of all sorts of music, finding the best app to cater to my tastes was no easy task. There are a lot of music apps in the app store and Rdio I feel is one that is often overshadowed by bigger names like Slacker, Spotify and Pandora.

That said; I love it because it allows for a wide array of music discovery through people you follow plus, you can cache filled for offline thus no longer needing to waste precious bandwidth. The available selection of music is great for mainstream and non mainstream music lovers alike and the app itself is nicely laid out. Give it a try with the free 7-day trial.

[Free - App Store link]

iQuickTweet - @JorjLim

One of the new features in iOS5 is the ability to share photos, maps, videos and links completely integrated into iOS. However, there is no native way to simply tweet, without an attachment.

Enter iQuickTweet. It opens up the same ‘tweet’ UI as the attachment sharing feature, just without the attachment. It also integrates with the same twitter settings, so there is no need to add your details again.

Once you send a tweet, just tap on the bird to send another. Its a very simple app, but extremely useful if you just want to send a quick tweet, without having to load up a full twitter app.

[$0.99 - App Store link]

The Amazing Typewriter - @reneritchie

I'm at the Çingleton conference right now so apologies for the brevity. John Gruber from Daring Fireball was just showing this off and I took an immediate like to the finely rendered, varied type.

[$1.99 - App Store link]

Facebook for iPad - @llofte

Facebook has finally released an iPad app and it surprising work pretty well. It is so nice to browse Facebook with all the unnecessary and distracting things stripped away. And of course, now that the iPad has an iPad, it is finally possible to upload pictures. Thank you Facebook - it only took nearly a year and half.

[Free - App Store link]

Your pick?

You’re part of the team as well, so we will be choosing one reader to make a submission each week! Just look for the announcement on twitter or our Facebook page each weekend for a chance to be picked! In the meantime, jump into the comments and let us know your pick of the week!

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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TiPb Picks of the Week for October 15, 2011

6 Comments

Is it just me, but do Facebook notifications on the iPad app fail to take one to the actual thread the comments being notified of, are in? I've always found this a bit 'hit and miss' even on Facebook via browsers, but it seems completely broken in the iPad app.... making it unusable for me (as I actually comment and reply to comments). Though, I am quite happy my return key works like any other app once again again!

This is a good list but all those Apps have been out there for a long time or are just variations of existing Apps...
It would be nice to get something REALLY NEW from time to time!
Have a look at ISIT for example.http://itunes.com/app/ISIT