TiPb Picks of the Week - Valentine's Day edition
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!
Alli's pick: Netflix
Nothing better for Valentine's Day than a sappy chick flick. Unless it's an action adventure movie with Vin Diesel, Johnny Depp, or Matt Damon...you get the idea. And how better to watch whichever movie you choose, than streaming over Netflix?
Your Netflix subscription allows you to sign into the iOS app, and view tons of classic movies on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. And while the choice of current movies isn't exactly extensive, there's still something for everyone. You can sort movies by genre: Romance, Thrillers, Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, and lots more.
So why not download Netflix today, and plan on spending Valentine's Day cuddled up with a good movie.
[Free with Netflix subscription - iTunes link]
Andrew's pick: Valentine's eCards
Want to surprise your significant other with a creative and romantic eCard for Valentine's this year? Valentine's eCards is the app with all the bells and whistles you're looking for! The app is pretty straightforward in its mission and lets you put together a nice eCard filled with flowers and love. You can choose from hundreds of different types of flowers from a number of categories. All you have to do is pick your flower, write a cute Valentine's Day message, send it off through email and then wait for their response!
If you're hoping for this year's Valentine's Day to go off without a hitch, then Valentine's eCards is definitely a requirement. So go on, head over to the App Store and pick up Valentine's eCards for half off through Valentine's Day -- especially if you don't want to be in the doghouse for Valentine's this year!
[$0.99 - iTunes link]
Brians' pick: Epicurious
With Valentines Day coming very soon what better way to treat the person you love than to cook them a home cooked meal instead of bringing them to a restaurant. It would mean more and also makes it a little more romantic with just the two of you rather than a big crowd of people. Well if you are like me cooking isnt the easiest thing in the world. But my pick this week will help make the process a little bit easier and help hopefully score you some points. Epicurious has more than 30,000 recipes from their website all contained inside this free app! The recipes are easy to follow to help prepare even something that you might think is challenging. Trust me I have used this to make food and if I can do you anyone can do it! They also have drink recipes and desserts for after dinner romance as well! So stop reading this and go get Epicurious from the app store and be romantic this Valentines Day!
[Free - iTunes Link]
Chris V's pick: Angry Birds Seasons
My Valentines pick of the week is Angry Bird Seasons. This was recently updated to include a "Valentine's Day" themed level. At this point, if you don't know about Angry Birds, you really need to read this website more! Back in Halloween, they came out with what would eventually become Angry Birds seasons - an Angry Bird variant that has themed levels for individual holidays. As you would expect, the Valentine level abounds with hearts all over the place, and like every Angry Bird level it is loads of fun to play. Go ahead and gift your significant other Angry Bird Seasons (Valentine's Day theme) through iTunes, and you will be their Valentine for a long time.
[$0.99 - iTunes link]
George's pick: ColorSplash
ColorSplash is a neat little photo application that allows you to add some cool colour effects to your images, perfect for those loving pictures this Valentines day.
The app takes a photo and completely greys it out, allowing you to colour in the parts that you want to stand out, whether, thats you and your significant other on a beach, or every individual light from a night skyline, the app offers unlimited zooming, so you can be precise on what you want to colour in.
The app is super simple and quick (the picture above took me around 2 minutes to colour in)
Export your finished pictures and send it to a loved one this valentines day.
[$0.99 - iTunes link]
Leanna's pick: Yelp
Still don't know where you're going out to dinner for Valentine's Day? Yelp may be exactly what you need. You can search for restaurants, read reviews, and even make a reservation with OpenTable directly in the app.
That's right. Nothing. No app for that. No site, no service. This Valentine's day put the iPhone away and give the iPad a rest. Focus on that special someone. Give them your interruption-free attention. Have a conversation. Have dinner. Have time together. Let Apple and Google take the night off so you can get the night on.
Sure it can be difficult, especially if you both are glued to your iPhones, so make it a contest. First one who even reaches for their tech loses and the winner gets a prize. (It's Valentine's day, use your imaginations. Or, you know, any of these...)
You’re part of the team as well, so jump into the comments and let us know your pick of the week!