GBM’s Favorite iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week [February 26 - March 3]
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Amazon Mobile — Free
I buy things off of Amazon. A lot. And the company’s app for both the iPhone and iPad has only fed my addiction. Take for instance two nights ago. I accidentally left my ringer on and woke up to an email from Amazon. Like an idiot, I took a look at it, and noticed that Amazon was having a sale on electric razors. Within five minutes, using the app on my phone, I placed an order – again, half asleep in my bed, and woke up the next morning with a new razor on the way. I like efficient apps. I also like free apps. Amazon Mobile is both.
Camera Awesome — Free
The name describes the app perfectly. The Camera+ folks have to be shaking in their boots because this app easily usurps it as the best camera app for your iPhone. It works quickly and will hold your hand if you’re a newbie or get out of your way if you’re advanced. Add great sharing, editing, filtering and auto backup to SmugMug.
Midway Arcade — $0.99
If you love classic arcade games like Rampage, Spy Hunter and Joust, check out this awesome new app from Midway Arcade that brings 10 classic arcade games to your iPad and iPhone. You can purchase game packs for 99 cents with 3 games each. Unless you hate classic fun, you need to buy this game today.
Readability — Free
Bookmark articles to read later on your iPhone or iPad with Readability. You can add a plugin to your browser and then click in when you find an article you want to read. Open the app and get a text-based version of the article without the annoying ads or junk. It lets you change fonts, font sizes and has a night time viewing mode.
Slice — Free
I order tons of products online, which means I have to track a lot of packages and at tax time I’m always left looking for what I bought during the year. With Slice, I can connect every purchase in my Gmail or Yahoo email account to the service and look at every online purchase I’ve made. You can filter by merchant and date as well as track all of your packages.