iPad : User Rated Apps

All the best iPad apps rated, reviewed and ready for download.

1
Luxor: Amun Rising HD

Luxor: Amun Rising HD

Luxor virgins will delight in the pleasures of Amun Rising, but existing fans won’t find much to entice them.

3
3

£2.99

2
Adobe Proto

Adobe Proto

Proto is a very basic wireframing tool with some great features including gesture-based controls, but its lack of export and workflow shortcomings make it difficult to wholeheartedly recommend.

3
3

£6.99

3
Contre Jour HD

Contre Jour HD

Not as original as it first appears, but nonetheless a beautiful and absorbing physics puzzler.

4
3

£1.99

4
Book Creator for iPad

Book Creator for iPad

Book Creator is limiting for professionals, but for playing around with creating books, it’s well-made, easy to use and packed with potential.

4
3

£2.99

5
Gratuitous Space Battles

Gratuitous Space Battles

A big bag of space goodies to experiment with, culminating in truly eye-popping space carnage. Ka-pow!

4
3

£6.99

6
Dead Space HD

Dead Space HD

The control system is a failed experiment, but otherwise, Dead Space is technically brilliant.

4
3

£5.99

7
Edge Extended

Edge Extended

The same compelling gameplay, but with plenty of innovations and new levels to make it worth a second visit

4
3

£1.99

8
Worms Crazy Golf HD

Worms Crazy Golf HD

Not quite a champion, but far from a double bogey, this mini-golf game easily makes the cut.

4
3

£2.49

9
Photosmith

Photosmith

Only of real use to the ardent Lightroom fan prepared to put up with all the file transfer obstacles.

2
3

£10.99

10
BrainPOP UK Featured Movie

BrainPOP UK Featured Movie

A great educational tool for kids and fun for adults too

4
3

FREE

11
4oD Catch-up

4oD Catch-up

4oD comes to the iPad at last – and getting it is a complete no-brainer while it’s free.

4
3

FREE

12
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

The world’s most influential current affairs magazine comes to the iPad, and makes a beautiful initial impression

5
3

£2.99

13
The Guardian iPad Edition

The Guardian iPad Edition

A beautiful and immersive way to catch up on the day’s news.

4
3

FREE

14
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within HD

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within HD

Control issues aside, Warrior Within really is a magnificent sequel.

5
3

£2.99

15
FIFA 13

FIFA 13

FIFA 13 is the best football sim we’ve played on iOS, and is great for the price, even if there’s still room for improvement.

4
3

£4.99

16
Convert Units

Convert Units

Simple and efficient app for all your unit conversion needs

4
3

FREE

17
Google Earth

Google Earth

A wonderful way to explore the world – you’ll be travelling and investigating for hours.

5
3

FREE

18
N.O.V.A 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance

N.O.V.A 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance

Much better for multi-playing rather than on your own.

4
3

£4.99

19
Agenda Calendar

Agenda Calendar

Agenda Calendar is a brilliant replacement for the built-in equivalent, with a better design and more features, without adding extra interface clutter.

4
3

£0.69

20
Gesundheit! HD

Gesundheit! HD

Inventive and charming; if only control issues didn’t drag it down. Be wary on iPad and avoid on iPhone.

3
3

£1.99

21
Tweet Library

Tweet Library

Could become an excellent tool in the future, but this first release is patchy.

2
3

£5.99

22
iStreamer

iStreamer

Shows enormous potential, but there’s a long way to go before the app will be worth your time.

2
3

£2.49

23
Collins Big Cat: Playing Story Creator

Collins Big Cat: Playing Story Creator

The story creator is the star of the show here, turning your child into the author, which is much more fun than the weakly animated story.

4
3

£2.49

24
100000+ Public Toilets Pro

100000+ Public Toilets Pro

A helping hand for when you’re caught short in unfamiliar settings

2
3

£1.19

25
Gluddle

Gluddle

Gluddle has the looks and sounds perfectly nailed, but sadly, its frustrating controls bounce off-target.

3
3

£0.69

26
GoodReader

GoodReader

The most versatile file reading, playing and access tool on the platform.

5
3

£2.99

27
Switch – Multi-user web-browser

Switch – Multi-user web-browser

A beautiful solution to a very real iPad problem. Will be better for a few tweaks, though.

4
3

£2.99

28
FDX Reader

FDX Reader

This is a great app if all you need to do is read a Final Draft script on your iPad without needing to make notes or amendments.

4
3

£5.49

29
Circus Ponies Notebook

Circus Ponies Notebook

A good, well-featured notebook for your iPad that’s let down by the lack of real syncing.

3
3

£17.99

30
MadePad HD

MadePad HD

A neat plaything, and slick with it, but the substance doesn’t match its brilliant looks.

3
3

£1.99

31
Kingdom of Plants with David Attenborough

Kingdom of Plants with David Attenborough

A pleasant way to explore Kew and the wonders of the plant kingdom – and Attenborough is as captivating as ever.

4
3

£7.99

32
Greedy Bankers vs The World

Greedy Bankers vs The World

An excellent update to what was already a fine match game — recommended even if you own the original.

4
3

£1.99

33
My Photo Books

My Photo Books

Fans of skeuomorphism, scrapbooks, and flowery photo frames will be delighted. Otherwise this app is fairly limited in its usefulness.

3
3

£1.99

34
NME Icons: Jack White

NME Icons: Jack White

It’s a big old bit of software, but this is a great app for Jack White fans.

3
3

£3.99

35
Smule Magic Piano

Smule Magic Piano

Broadcast your virtual sounds around the world and check in on the competition

3
3

£0.59

36
Back in Time

Back in Time

Educational, but strangely old fashioned. We expect more from iPad apps these days

2
3

£5.49

37
Max and the Magic Marker

Max and the Magic Marker

Has its moments, but this mixture of platforms and drawing doesn’t work as well as it thinks it does.

2
3

£2.99

38
Rocket Bunnies HD

Rocket Bunnies HD

The insane-looking rabbits raise frequent chuckles and the well-designed levels provide a satisfying challenge

4
3

£1.99

39
Air Guitar HD

Air Guitar HD

Now, strangely enough, you can actually play guitar on this thing

3
3

FREE

40
Flick Soccer HD

Flick Soccer HD

A slick flick game that’s fun and addictive, but the whole concept needs to evolve next time out.

3
3

£2.99

41
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land

Stunningly complex turn-by-turn strategy-based SIM redefines expectations for the iPad as games platform

5
3

£2.99

42
Chrono&Cash

Chrono&Cash

Initially off-putting, but perseverance and a little patience reaps rewards, revealing one of the best quickfire platform games for iOS.

4
3

£1.49

43
iFontMaker

iFontMaker

Ignore the slightly gimmicky pitch – iFontMaker offers plenty of flexibility and options to create a custom typeface.

4
3

£4.99

44
DrawRace 2

DrawRace 2

Frequently frustrating, but a novel and surprisingly exciting take on a top-down racing game.

4
3

£1.99

45
Powerslide Penguin

Powerslide Penguin

A nice idea, but it’s too easy, and the level design is not nearly clever enough.

2
3

£0.69

46
Xtreme Wheels

Xtreme Wheels

Great looks, great level design and spectacular crashes lift this bike game above the norm

4
3

£1.49

47
Eternal Legacy HD

Eternal Legacy HD

Eternal Legacy is enjoyable enough, but it’s a pale imitation of the games it’s attempting to emulate.

3
3

£2.99

48
Crimson: Steam Pirates

Crimson: Steam Pirates

A fast, extremely fun strategy game with a fantastic sense of humour.

5
3

FREE

49
Zigguarat

Zigguarat

An elegantly simple arcade-style alien blaster that’s all meat and no fat.

4
3

£0.69

50
Pulp

Pulp

If you miss casting your eye over a physical newspaper, this may appeal.

4
3

£2.99

51
Smoovie

Smoovie

Incredibly easy to use and will make you animate inanimate objects in seconds, as long as you own an iPad 2.

4
3

£2.99

52
Bladeslinger Ep.1

Bladeslinger Ep.1

Good looking as Bladeslinger Ep. 1 might be, it’s a hollow and oft-miserable slog. Hit the saloon, instead.

1
3

£1.99

53
FileBrowser

FileBrowser

Setting up isn’t for the faint of heart, but this is a great app for transferring files.

4
3

£2.49

54
Sonic & Sega: All Star Racing

Sonic & Sega: All Star Racing

Without doubt the finest kart racer on iOS, and also one of our favourite iOS games in any genre.

5
3

£1.49

55
Fieldrunners 2

Fieldrunners 2

Does little to further the tower defense genre, but few titles will ever reach the quality and longevity found in Fieldrunners 2.

4
3

£1.99

56
Discovr People

Discovr People

A nice app, and one well-designed for its purpose, but we’re not sure that its purpose really warrants the cost.

3
2

£1.49

57
Grand Theft Auto 3

Grand Theft Auto 3

Even a decade on, GTA 3 remains a superb game. Yes, it’s violent and amoral, but it’s only for adults.

5
2

£2.99

58
Azkend 2 HD

Azkend 2 HD

You know when people bang on in a tiresome way that sequels are never as good as the originals? Well, um, that.

2
2

£3.99

59
Classic Songs Piano Songbook

Classic Songs Piano Songbook

Perfectly sized scores, lag-free page turns and brilliant value for money makes this a winner, though extra In-App Purchases would have been nice

4
2

£2.99

60
Atari’s Greatest Hits

Atari’s Greatest Hits

Game packs from 59p, but in this guise is there any point?

2
2

FREE

61
Jazz: Trump’s Journey

Jazz: Trump’s Journey

Unrefined mechanics tarnish this original iOS platformer, but luckily the stellar concept and aesthetics shine through.

3
2

£1.99

62
Blogsy

Blogsy

A terrific tool for bloggers that makes it a cinch to add images and video to posts, and is a bargain to boot.

4
2

£2.99

63
Alien Breed

Alien Breed

A blast-’em-up blast from the past that irons out some kinks, but avoids steamrolling what made the original such a classic.

4
2

£1.99

64
NyxQuest HD

NyxQuest HD

Basic yet satisfying platforming fare, wrapped in an atmospheric mythological setting.

4
2

£0.69

65
NASA App HD

NASA App HD

A neat, way of navigating NASA’s content, and to check out when the ISS will be hurtling overhead.

4
2

FREE

66
Russian Dancing Man

Russian Dancing Man

Snake! SNAAAAAAKE! Oooh it’s a snake! Ah, no, it isn’t – it’s a flawed but loveable bit of rhythmic lunacy.

3
2

£0.69

67
Back to the Future: Episodes 1-5

Back to the Future: Episodes 1-5

A fantastically enjoyable reunion of the characters, straight back into action.

4
2

£1.99

68
The Sun

The Sun

Page 3 comes to the iPad: The digital age has arrived

3
2

£4.99

69
AG Wine for iPad

AG Wine for iPad

Find the perfect tipple to go with your meal

3
2

£2.39

70
FryPaper

FryPaper

The UK’s most illustrious gadgeteer migrates to the iPad

3
2

FREE

71
Animation Desk

Animation Desk

Perfect for anyone even vaguely interested in 2D animation. A great tool for experienced animators to jot down concepts on the go

4
2

£2.99

72
Luminance

Luminance

A terrific companion to your camera and iPad, if not the complete Photoshop killer we’re still waiting for.

4
2

£0.69

73
Postman Pat SDS

Postman Pat SDS

A fun set of minigames that’ll keep the little ones occupied for hours. Postman Pat fans will be especially excited.

4
2

£1.99

74
Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time HD

Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time HD

Certainly not the most original use of a licence, but Mazes of Time’s enjoyable enough.

3
2

£0.59

75
Rain, Sand, Stars

Rain, Sand, Stars

A mite frustrating at times, and very short; but also sweet, with engaging visuals and simple, addictive gameplay.

3
2

£0.69

76
Bike Baron

Bike Baron

Three stars, purely for the wonderful first half — but later levels are for the bloody-minded only

3
2

£1.49

77
Dr Who Encyclopedia

Dr Who Encyclopedia

The In-app Purchase content makes this expensive for the completist, but this is a nicely constructed app

3
2

£4.99

78
Bobo Explores Light

Bobo Explores Light

Children can play as they learn in this wildly imaginative and flawlessly immersive learning experience

5
2

£2.99

79
Blogshelf

Blogshelf

Not actively bad, but not good enough, either. You’d be better off with Flipboard, The Early Edition or Reeder, instead.

2
2

FREE

80
Sky Mobile TV

Sky Mobile TV

£35 for non-subscribers, but is it worth it for Premier League on-the-go?

3
2

FREE

81
Tilt to Live HD

Tilt to Live HD

Simple and beautiful, this game is perfectly suited to the iPad

4
2

FREE

82
Cinemek Storyboard Composer HD

Cinemek Storyboard Composer HD

Not as comprehensive as we’d expect for the money, but still a very handy tool for amateur film-makers.

3
2

£10.49

83
Defender Chronicles II: Heroes of Athelia

Defender Chronicles II: Heroes of Athelia

A fresh perspective view on tower defense gaming, refreshingly offering an engaging plot and fascinating RPG elements. Bring on the hordes!

4
2

£0.69

84
TouchUp

TouchUp

An innovative image editor that offers the freedom to experiment. Slick, fast and fun to use.

4
2

£5.99

85
Barefoot World Atlas

Barefoot World Atlas

Thanks to the fantastic interface children will love exploring this atlas, but watch out – it’s a large app to download.

3
2

£5.49

86
Aztec Antics

Aztec Antics

An Inca-redibly fun multiplayer experience, though you Maya not find the single-player game as engrossing.

4
2

£1.49

87
Albert HD

Albert HD

A minigame collection best left to play with kids, since adults will tire of it too quickly.

2
2

£1.89

88
C4 News

C4 News

Several missed opportunities here but, as on TV, C4 News gives excellent perspective on in-depth stories

3
2

FREE

89
Commando Jack

Commando Jack

We applaud the effort to do something new, but mixing traditional tower defense with first-person shooting isn’t without its problems.

3
2

£0.69

90
The Magic of Reality

The Magic of Reality

A great app to read with your children that explains the mysteries of the universe.

5
2

£9.99

91
DM-1 The Drum Machine

DM-1 The Drum Machine

Great fun, wildly intuitive, filled with classic sounds, but marginally outclassed by apps only slightly more expensive.

4
2

£5.49

92
Keynote

Keynote

There’s some real power here, but compatibility with the Mac version has yet to manifest.

3
2

£5.99

93
Art Studio for iPad

Art Studio for iPad

One of the most feature-rich and versatile image editing and creation apps on the market, but lacks the focus of its main rivals.

4
2

£2.99

94
Forever Drive

Forever Drive

A perfectly inoffensive time-waster, but if you’re after thrills and excitement then look elsewhere.

2
2

FREE

95
Notion

Notion

A comprehensive score creation/editing tool with beautiful sound, but let down by stability issues.

3
2

£10.49

96
Rockmate

Rockmate

On paper, Rockmate shouldn’t work this well, but it’s actually a fun way to make music with friends.

4
2

£1.99

97
Documents To Go

Documents To Go

A very handy portable office application that allows you to do all your office work on the move.

4
2

£6.99

98
zeebox

zeebox

zeebox is the new, social, interactive, immersive and amazing way to watch TV.

5
2

FREE

99
Conquest! Medieval Realms

Conquest! Medieval Realms

Is it worth the exclamation mark? This strategy conqueror’s nothing original so perhaps not, but it is fun, nonetheless.

3
2

£1.99

100
The Times

The Times

Putting paperboys out of business since 2010

3
2

£9.99

101
Deflex

Deflex

Eye-searing, slightly unnerving, but different, engaging and highly recommended

4
2

£1.49

102
AVPlayer HD

AVPlayer HD

Without question, it’s the best media player for iPad. If you’re a video fanatic, it’s the app to buy.

5
2

£1.99

103
Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day

Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day

A beautifully animated storybook mainly targeted at little girls, but nothing that particularly jumps out as unique.

3
2

£3.99

104
Master of Alchemy

Master of Alchemy

A rewarding puzzler that doesn’t quite do what it says on the tin.

4
2

£1.99

105
SHIFT 2: Unleashed

SHIFT 2: Unleashed

Merely unleashes a raging fury when you realise you could have been playing a better racer instead.

2
2

£2.99

106
Great Big War Game

Great Big War Game

We’ll sing this in our loudest and proudest voice: this turn-based game gets an Editor’s Choice.

5
2

£1.99

107
Photoshop Touch

Photoshop Touch

A great mix of practical tools and fun creative effects, that more than lives up the Photoshop monicker

5
2

£6.99

108
Watchlaterapp

Watchlaterapp

For bookmarking clips, this will do the job. It’s not quite the ‘Instapaper for video’ we wanted, though.

2
2

£1.79

109
Live Cams HD

Live Cams HD

An insight into areas th world over you might not otherwise have seen.

4
2

FREE

110
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!

Fast, free-falling fun that tried a bit too hard to be cool and ends up being a bit of a jerk. A loveable jerk, though.

4
2

£1.99

111
Battlefield 2: Bad Company

Battlefield 2: Bad Company

There’s enough good stuff here to make it worth a purchase, but it’s not up to the standard we expect.

3
2

£2.99

112
Hunters: Episode One HD

Hunters: Episode One HD

A friendly yet challenging turn based strategy game that delivers fresh content every 24 hours.

4
2

£4.99

113
D-Desk

D-Desk

A nice idea that’s crying out for some added features, but it’s definitely worth having.

3
2

FREE

114
On The Way To Woodstock

On The Way To Woodstock

A beautiful coffee-table app that will inspire you to revisit, or discover, ’60s classics.

4
2

£5.99

115
Newsweek

Newsweek

One of the newsstand’s most recognisable names comes to iPad in a straight up digital transfer

3
2

£1.79

116
Codify

Codify

Curious about building games on your iPad? Codify offers a terrific sandbox to do exactly that

4
2

£5.49

117
Shot Shot Shoot

Shot Shot Shoot

Addictive multiplayer gaming that will only increase in competitiveness

4
2

£1.19

118
Infinight: A Thrilling Light-Based Adventure with Multiplayer!

Infinight: A Thrilling Light-Based Adventure with Multiplayer!

A fairly straightforward mapping/maze game with a twist that adds plenty of atmosphere.

4
2

£1.49

119
Alexandria Bloodshow

Alexandria Bloodshow

An extremely satisfying blend of tower defense and card collecting. There’s amusing gory bits, too.

4
2

FREE

120
Girls Love Robots

Girls Love Robots

You’ll like girls, robots, pies, moustaches – in fact, the majority of what this charming puzzler has in store.

4
2

£1.99

121
Interactive Sketchbook

Interactive Sketchbook

A useful app that’s developing quickly, but can still be hard to use.

3
2

£2.99

122
Fotopedia: National Parks

Fotopedia: National Parks

Dramatic scenery and great detail, all organised in an easy to follow way. Superb.

4
2

£1.99

123
ScreenChomp

ScreenChomp

A fun, free and simple way to share information between young children and teachers, but its juvenile interface may alienate older kids.

3
2

FREE

124
iAnnotate PDF

iAnnotate PDF

iAnnotate makes PDF notation a cinch on the iPad

5
2

£5.99

125
Wisdom Quotes HD

Wisdom Quotes HD

An encyclopaedic knowledge of history’s greatest sayings awaits in this insightful app

4
2

£1.79

126
Dolphin Browser HD

Dolphin Browser HD

Want a more socially focused web browser than Safari? Then you need this on your iPad.

5
2

FREE

127
MultiPonk for iPad

MultiPonk for iPad

A simple idea, beautifully coded. A, must-have title for, the iPad.

5
2

£1.99

128
Noteshelf

Noteshelf

Everyone who owns an iPad should get this app. And other developers should watch and learn

5
2

£3.99

129
Final Draft Writer

Final Draft Writer

Strikes the perfect balance between pro features and usability. By no means will it replace the desktop version but, should the need arise, Final Draft Writer provides just the right tools to create an entire script from start to finish.

4
2

£34.99

130
Dragon Hunter 2

Dragon Hunter 2

A fantastic RPG with an engaging story, slick combat and satisfying character development.

5
2

£3.99

131
Earthlapse

Earthlapse

Beautiful photography and a few handy features make this a great ambient app for your iPad.

4
2

£0.69

132
Tweetglass (formerly Quip)

Tweetglass (formerly Quip)

With Twitter clients so common now, Quip’s new twist on the regular Twitter timeline view, smart features and great design make for refreshing viewing.

4
2

£1.99

133
Night Stand HD

Night Stand HD

A stunning way to display a wealth of web-based info.

4
2

£1.49

134
500px

500px

A window into some gorgeous photography; a source of inspiration for photographers and of delight for everyone.

4
2

FREE

135
Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records

If you want to be a record breaker, dedication’s what you need, and this app might help

4
2

£0.59

136
Procreate

Procreate

Some hugely impressive tools and an interface ideal for artists make this a great painting app.

4
2

£2.99

137
Cinderella – Nosy Crow animated picture book

Cinderella – Nosy Crow animated picture book

Quite simply, the most charming and entertaining interactive book currently available on the iPad. Although it’s not the cheapest!

4
2

£5.49

138
Angry Birds Star Wars HD

Angry Birds Star Wars HD

Fun for fans of Angry Birds and Star Wars alike, but the few new gimmicks mean The Force is merely strong(ish) in this one.

3
2

£0.69

139
Cthulhu Saves The World

Cthulhu Saves The World

Poorly implemented touch controls sap some of the fun from this otherwise delightfully bizarre RPG romp.

3
2

£0.69

140
Quantasm

Quantasm

Almost a good game, but undone by terrible pacing, which commits the cardinal sin of making a blasting game dull.

2
2

£0.69

141
Wunderlist HD

Wunderlist HD

You’ll be astounded that something so good is being given away

5
2

FREE

142
Budget Book

Budget Book

BudgetBook doesn’t have the prettiest interface, but it does allow you to track business and personal budgets, which is a bonus.

4
2

£0.69

143
Coach’s Eye

Coach’s Eye

We were impressed with Coach’s Eye; it’s hard to see how athletes and coaches wouldn’t benefit from it. With a bit of TLC from the magic sponge and it will be up and running with the pros in no time.

4
2

FREE

144
It’s Playing

It’s Playing

It’s very easy to use, but if you’re looking to playback 720p MKV files, you’d be better off looking elsewhere.

3
2

£1.49

145
Condition ONE

Condition ONE

A new way of experiencing video that’s capable of an astonishing level of immersion. The iPad was made for apps like this!

4
2

FREE

146
Puzzle Agent 2 HD

Puzzle Agent 2 HD

It seemed promising, but this ponderous attempt at a puzzle adventure is just Layton the side down.

2
2

£1.99

147
Draw Something

Draw Something

Compelling, and with endless hilarity. The sheer range of possibilities with different partners means there’s longevity here, too.

5
2

FREE

148
iBooks

iBooks

Apple’s answer to Kindle’s bookstore arrives on iPad

4
2

FREE

149
Eufloria HD

Eufloria HD

An intriguing strategy game – enjoyable and ambient, but it feels rather simple, despite all its options.

3
2

£2.99

150
Shine Runner

Shine Runner

A great foundation for a mirthful arcade racer, but even shallower than its ancestors from 30 years ago.

2
2

£0.69

151
Gravitarium

Gravitarium

A psychedelic creative and relaxation tool

3
2

FREE

152
World of Goo

World of Goo

One of the finest videogaming experiences iOS has to offer. Brilliant in every conceivable way.

5
2

£2.99

153
Asphalt 7

Asphalt 7

More Asphalt 7: Reheated than Asphalt 7: Heat, but if you don’t own its predecessor, this is a must-buy.

4
2

£0.69

154
The Room

The Room

A brilliantly compact, well constructed and atmospheric puzzler that’s likely to give you chills. This is iOS gaming at its best.

5
2

£1.49

155
The Moogies

The Moogies

Good, wholesome cartoon-like fun for kids that won’t send parents insane either

3
2

£0.69

156
Nighty Night HD

Nighty Night HD

Exquisite graphics and professional narration make for a charming bedtime app for your child.

4
2

£1.49

157
iBrainstorm

iBrainstorm

An interactive pin board for your iPad with multiple Post-it notes

3
2

FREE

158
Bad Piggies HD

Bad Piggies HD

A promising start and very close to bringing home the bacon, but this game’s sometimes a bit of a boar.

3
2

£0.69

159
Amazing Shape Shifters

Amazing Shape Shifters

You’ll be left switching between smart and stupid faster than the titular shapes. Ideally, approach while clutching a stress ball.

3
2

£0.69

160
Cardiovascular System 3D

Cardiovascular System 3D

A useful, cheap reference app for students with a basic to moderate understanding of the human vascular system.

3
2

£2.99

161
Artifact

Artifact

A slick-looking app that makes some rather bold claims, but doesn’t quite live up to them.

3
2

£1.49

162
Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1

Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1

A collection of lovely interactive books – but you might want to choose your own individual collection from the App Store (some Seuss apps are bargains at the moment).

4
2

£7.99

163
Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Amazon takes on the iBook store on its own device

4
2

FREE

164
Non Flying Soldiers

Non Flying Soldiers

Get out the world map, table and pointer: this is a veritable treat for the control freaks out there.

4
2

£0.69

165
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

A lovingly created homage to Charles Schultz’s iconic characters that makes a wonderfully charming app for kids of all ages.

5
2

£1.99

166
No Human

No Human

A short but sweet physics puzzler pulled off with style.

4
2

£1.99

167
Maily: Your Kids’ First Email

Maily: Your Kids’ First Email

A fun idea for kids, although multiple user accounts would be good for families with more than one child.

4
2

FREE

168
Judge Dredd vs Zombies

Judge Dredd vs Zombies

Dredd fans should add another star; everyone else should check out Minotron for superior confined-space shooty thrills.

3
2

FREE

169
About Love, Hate And Other Ones

About Love, Hate And Other Ones

Thoughtful puzzling that requires a careful approach, but the slow-paced gameplay keeps things from ever being truly compelling.

3
2

£0.69

170
Fileboard

Fileboard

An attractive way to handle documents for email, but it’s severely lacking in features.

2
2

FREE

171
Gene Effect

Gene Effect

The visual splendor is somewhat spoilt by the dark tones, and levels are too slow-paced and repetitive to really grip you.

3
2

£1.99

172
Angry Birds

Angry Birds

The Angry Birds are back, meaner and on a bigger screen

5
2

£2.99

173
Sky News for iPad

Sky News for iPad

An app with lots of good ideas, streets ahead of the competition, but it’s not perfect

4
2

FREE

174
Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe

Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe

The twitchiness of the app technology used to present the material began to irritate – but the content is out of this world.

4
2

£4.99

175
Composite

Composite

We love this app. It lets you create brilliant works of art, is highly original and a whole load of fun.

5
2

FREE

176
English Country Tune

English Country Tune

It’s enormous fun and tests the old grey matter, even if you do find yourself shouting at the game on a regular basis.

4
2

£2.99

177
Demons’ Score

Demons’ Score

A fun, and occasionally inventive rhythm-action game, but the IAP system leads to repetition and feels distinctly like gouging.

3
2

£0.69

178
Evernote: Peek

Evernote: Peek

An innovative use of the Smart Cover to help your revision.

4
2

FREE

179
Let’s Golf 2 HD

Let’s Golf 2 HD

A full-featured and immensely enjoyable golf game

5
2

£2.99

180
Joining Hands

Joining Hands

Short, but extremely sweet, and with a personality to melt even the stoniest of hearts

4
2

£1.99

181
Blue Defense: Second Wave

Blue Defense: Second Wave

It’s Space Invaders with a twist! A great take on a classic.

4
2

£1.49

182
Hockey Nations 2010

Hockey Nations 2010

Although struggling to come up with 14 hockey playing nations this game is a successful example of the iPad’s possibilities

4
2

£2.99

183
Anomaly Warzone Earth

Anomaly Warzone Earth

A first-rate and surprisingly accessible strategy game. Worth invading a medium-sized country for.

5
2

£2.49

184
We Farm for iPad

We Farm for iPad

It has its limitations but it’s a fun, friendly game.

3
2

FREE

185
DK Quick Cook

DK Quick Cook

A good cooking app, but it needs a few tweaks

3
2

£3.99

186
Demand 5

Demand 5

It’s a slick app that promises a decent service once the Big Brother torment is over for another year

4
2

FREE

187
Inside The World of Dinosaurs

Inside The World of Dinosaurs

Older children with a passion for dinosaurs will love it, but younger children won’t find enough to keep their interest here

3
2

£9.99

188
New World Colony

New World Colony

A well-conceived strategy title with a good balance of depth and immediacy, but also a few quirks.

4
2

£1.29

189
Bumpy Road

Bumpy Road

Quaint and lovely, but ultimately harder than it needs to be.

3
2

£1.99

190
AmpliTube

AmpliTube

If you’re an electric guitar player, you really don’t want to miss out on this app’s power and versatility.

5
2

£11.99

191
Alamgam

Alamgam

A time-saving app for those that use Facebook and Twitter equally, but it’s undone by some sloppy elements.

2
2

£0.69

192
King of Dragon Pass

King of Dragon Pass

A rich and complex game, but the static screens and overload of information makes it a little dry

4
2

£6.99

193
Broken Sword – The Smoking Mirror: Remastered

Broken Sword – The Smoking Mirror: Remastered

A superb update of a classic adventure that still delivers.

5
2

£3.99

194
Batman Arkham City Lockdown

Batman Arkham City Lockdown

Satisfying for Batman fans, but almost comically short. We hope Batman returns with more foes to fight.

3
2

£3.99

195
Red Bulletin

Red Bulletin

Red Bull’s monthly magazine goes digital with a vast array of exciting new visual content

5
2

FREE

196
Casey’s Contraptions HD

Casey’s Contraptions HD

The many puzzles will keep you building and rebuilding for ages, even if the sandbox mode is imperfect.

5
2

£1.99

197
Autumn Dynasty

Autumn Dynasty

A beautifully constructed RTS with pleasant brain-ticklers that’s almost enough for us to wish the summer away.

5
2

£4.99

198
Crystal Defenders

Crystal Defenders

A good, challenging tower defence game. But not a great Final Fantasy spin-off.

3
2

£4.99

199
iMovie

iMovie

£2.99 for a fully-functional, touchscreen video editing suite? Yes please.

4
2

£2.99

200
Reckless Racing HD

Reckless Racing HD

EA hits the high notes once again with this redneck racing ace

5
2

£2.99

201
Pages

Pages

Apple’s word processor stylishly makes the jump to its tablet device

5
2

£5.99

202
Ghost Trick

Ghost Trick

Unique, amusing and often comically dark, Ghost Trick is a thoroughly entertaining tale.

5
2

FREE

203
Tweetdeck

Tweetdeck

The brilliant do-it-all Twitter widget makes an early debut on the tablet and makes an instant impact

4
2

FREE

204
New York Times Editors Choice

New York Times Editors Choice

New York Times leads the way with Editors Choice app that could change the way we enjoy news

4
2

FREE

205
Zen Pinball

Zen Pinball

You don’t get much better pinball for free, and the paid tables are worth a look too.

4
2

FREE

206
1000 Ultimate Experiences

1000 Ultimate Experiences

It’s an unusual way to present a travel app, but one that works so much better for it!

4
2

£2.99

207
Gyro13 – Steam Copter Arcade HD

Gyro13 – Steam Copter Arcade HD

Comes across more like a tech demo than a game. Visually quite impressive, but otherwise pedestrian

2
2

£3.99

208
Numbers

Numbers

Data analysis just got good on the iPad. Still, the iWork apps need a better file sync system.

4
2

£6.99

209
Facebook for iPad

Facebook for iPad

Everything you already love (or hate) – only with a few more niggles.

3
2

FREE

210
Brainsss

Brainsss

Control issues aside, this is a decent game, and at least you get to be the zombies rather than just shooting at the poor buggers.

3
2

£1.99

211
Chronolite

Chronolite

Cook all your ingredients to perfection with these timers.

4
2

FREE

212
James Cameron’s Avatar

James Cameron’s Avatar

HD gaming with the blue hewed characters of Pandora

4
2

£2.99

213
Flipboard

Flipboard

It may not replace your dedicated RSS reader, but it’s a lovely way of browsing news and social network updates.

5
2

FREE

214
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown

A criminally good blend of Grand Theft Auto old and new.

5
2

£5.99

215
The Lighthouse HD

The Lighthouse HD

A challenging game, which shines out among a crowded sea of similar line-drawing titles.

4
2

£1.99

216
NPR

NPR

Setting the standard for online on-demand radio portals

4
2

FREE

217
Skype for iPad

Skype for iPad

If you’re chatting across platforms or on an older iPad, you should definitely give Skype a look.

4
2

FREE

218
iPutt

iPutt

iPutt is off the mark on addictiveness and realism but its free so we can’t complain

2
2

FREE

219
Bullistic Unleashed

Bullistic Unleashed

Initially raucous, smashy fun, but we soon tired of the game’s mechanics and awful sound, despite its good looks and humour.

2
2

£1.49

220
djay

djay

It seems pricey, but djay’s layout, waveform display, split output option and sync feature make it feel pro.

4
2

£11.99

221
Chaos Rings II

Chaos Rings II

Spectacular, engaging and complex. Chaos Rings II is the best of the series, yet. Go grab your sword, because this is proper epic adventuring.

5
2

£13.99

222
GarageBand

GarageBand

Apple’s home song creation tool is more mobile than ever.

5
2

£2.99

223
Junk Jack

Junk Jack

Minecraft meets Mario. Junk Jack has ideas aplenty, but needs to better work out what it wants to do with them.

3
2

£1.99

224
BeatMaker 2 for iPad

BeatMaker 2 for iPad

Definitely no GarageBand, and it stings at four times the price, but for beats you won’t find much better.

3
2

£13.99

225
Cubes vs Spheres

Cubes vs Spheres

It’s a simple idea, but this is great-looking game with challenging levels that’s thoroughly addictive.

4
2

£0.69

226
Home Space Planning Design Tool (Mark on Call HD)

Home Space Planning Design Tool (Mark on Call HD)

A great way to redesign your home, but would benefit from some more furniture.

4
2

£2.99

227
DSLR Remote HD

DSLR Remote HD

Expensive, but it works. Serious about photos? You’ll easily find a way of making it worth the price.

5
2

£29.99

228
DJ Studio

DJ Studio

Good clean fun and a superb introduction to the possibilities of loop manipulation, but not suitable for addition to a pro DJ setup.

4
2

FREE

229
Korg Electribe

Korg Electribe

The iPad’s future revealed in this wicked music creation app

4
2

£5.99

230
Holes and Balls

Holes and Balls

Although mildly entertaining, not even as close to raunchy as its name suggests

2
2

FREE

231
BassLine Analog Modeling Synthesiser

BassLine Analog Modeling Synthesiser

There’s not a wide range of sounds in it, but this is a well-featured app at a great price.

4
2

£2.49

232
National Geographic: 50 Places of a Lifetime

National Geographic: 50 Places of a Lifetime

A beautifully made app that will immediately fill you with wanderlust.

4
2

£1.49

233
Avid Studio

Avid Studio

Avid Studio for iPad shows a lot of promise, but it has many nagging glitches which could make it frustrating to use over time

3
2

£2.99

234
Flick Champions HD

Flick Champions HD

Flawed, but the few stand-out events, combined with single-player cups and a multiplayer mode, ensures value for money

3
2

£1.99

235
English Country Tune

English Country Tune

It’s enormous fun and tests the old grey matter, even if you do find yourself shouting at the game on a regular basis.

4
2

£1.99

236
CoachNote

CoachNote

The chance you’ve been waiting for to play Fergie, provided stray arrows don’t tip you over the edge towards dishing out the hairdryer treatment.

3
2

£1.49

237
Sky Go

Sky Go

A great app for Sky subscribers, but more channels please

4
2

FREE

238
AXL: Full Boost

AXL: Full Boost

Could have been a contender, but in play, AXL veers between being as sterile as its environments or as frustrating as a bug in a pint.

3
2

£0.69

239
Koder

Koder

A focused feature-set, and incredible price make for a great code editor despite the lack of SFTP

4
2

£3.99

240
Pulse News

Pulse News

The news reader that Steve chose show off his new ‘Pad

5
2

£2.39

241
Hotels.com HD

Hotels.com HD

A cracking app for hunting local crashpads and planning holiday stays generally

4
2

FREE

242
Twas The Night Before Christmas HD

Twas The Night Before Christmas HD

Reignite the Christmas cheer with this interactive rendition of a timeless classic

3
2

£1.19

243
Mutant Storm

Mutant Storm

Solid and respectable old-skool twin-stick action that’ll provide a challenge, whatever the weather.

4
2

£1.99

244
iMockups for iPad

iMockups for iPad

iMockups needs work, but it’s a quick way to sketch UIs. More features are promised.

3
2

£4.99

245
Wired Magazine

Wired Magazine

The magazine for the digital age, goes digital

4
2

£2.99

246
Boggle

Boggle

Wordsmiths delight with this digital adaptation of the classic board game

5
2

£1.19

247
FIFA 11

FIFA 11

EA’s leading football franchise hits the iPad with a match-winning strike

4
2

£5.99

248
Frankenstein

Frankenstein

An interactive, immersive book app that lets you control the plot. A fantastic read, looks great and could well point to the future of books on iOS.

4
2

£1.49

249
Jam Pad
4
2

FREE

250
Eufloria HD

Eufloria HD

An intriguing strategy game – enjoyable and ambient, but it feels rather simple, despite all its options.

3
2

£2.99

251
Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics

Spider-Man and Captain America have rarely looked better than on the iPad’s 9.7-inch touchscreen

4
2

FREE

252
Remote Palette

Remote Palette

Combining iPad and iPhnoe for an immersive artistic experience

3
2

£0.59

253
Dragon Portals HD

Dragon Portals HD

A little originality in match games can go a long way, but in this case it wasn’t enough to grab us

2
2

£2.99

254
War Pinball

War Pinball

Gameprom is really getting the hang of this – War Pinball is its best set of tables yet, with plenty to keep you playing.

4
2

£1.99

255
Event Check-in

Event Check-in

Slick looks and flawless operation, but the price limits its audience to enterprise users

4
2

FREE

256
Animoog

Animoog

A rich, visually appealing and immersive live synth experience with fantastic sounds and plenty of scope.

5
2

£20.99

257
Glowfish HD

Glowfish HD

A charming, playable, great-looking undersea adventure, with depth. (And the iPhone version’s just as good.)

4
2

£2.99

258
Aquaria

Aquaria

Vast and beautiful, but lacking that little extra something that would have made it better than nice

3
2

£1.99

259
BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer

There are some minor flaws and omissions, but there’s just so much to love here.

4
2

FREE

260
Madden NFL 11

Madden NFL 11

EA Sports’ American Football title touches down on the iPad in style

5
2

£7.49

261
Band Together

Band Together

A neat little experiment, but it’s all over when it should be getting into its stride.

2
2

£0.69

262
FX Photo Studio HD

FX Photo Studio HD

An enjoyable and entertaining app that can genuinely enhance your photographs.

4
2

£1.79

263
LOVEFiLM Player for iPad

LOVEFiLM Player for iPad

This is a great app for subscribers now, and we hope it’ll get even better with a few more features.

4
2

FREE

264
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12

A fantastic and sophisticated golf game. It’s just a shame about the lack of online options.

4
2

£3.99

265
Corkulous

Corkulous

A great way to share your brainstorms in a presentable and easy style.

3
2

£2.99

266
Bastion

Bastion

A positively beautiful action-RPG with heavy-hitting action, smart writing, and more personality than the rest of its genre put together.

5
2

£0.69

267
Boxee

Boxee

There’s a lot to like about Boxee for iPad, and videos stream over Wi-Fi quite happily. It’s also been superbly designed.

4
2

FREE

268
Wacom Bamboo App

Wacom Bamboo App

Transform your iPad into a digital notepad and share all your ideas in any way you choose, including handwritten notes, doodles, sketches and more.

4
2

FREE

269
Crackle

Crackle

Yes it’s free, but the selection of films you get in the UK is so limited that this is unlikely to be of interest.

2
2

FREE

270
AirCassette

AirCassette

A thoroughly essential total and utter waste of money for music lovers of a certain age

4
2

£1.49

271
Yojimbo for iPad

Yojimbo for iPad

We were disappointed by Yojimbo’s lack of two-way syncing and bugs. Wait for the next version.

2
2

£5.99

272
Maxim Handstand Edition

Maxim Handstand Edition

Men’s mag makes iPad debut with stunning Hot 100 issue. Gallerytastic.

4
2

£1.79

273
Discover – Wikipedia in a Magazine

Discover – Wikipedia in a Magazine

Discover a wealth of Wikipedia based knowledge in magazine form

3
2

FREE

274
Battlefoot Adventure

Battlefoot Adventure

Simple and fun cartoon battles with an adventurous twist, and yours for a bargain price – get your swag on.

4
2

£0.69

275
50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic

50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic

Some thought-provoking images complemented by fascinating insights.

4
2

£2.99

276
Bejeweled HD

Bejeweled HD

A polished (ha!), shiny (oho!) match game to treasure (OK, just stop now). But should it have been Universal? Yeah, probably.

4
2

£1.49

277
IMDb Movies and TV

IMDb Movies and TV

The internet’s favourite database hits the iPad early

5
2

FREE

278
Espgaluda II HD

Espgaluda II HD

Shoot-’em-up joy from the masters of bullet hell, albeit at a ludicrous price. One for aficionados

5
2

£9.99

279
Guardian Eyewitness

Guardian Eyewitness

The finest photography from the nations most web-savvy newspaper

3
2

FREE

280
Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaur Zoo

An entertaining fact-based presentation of famous extinct vertebrates

4
2

£1.49

281
Aelios Weather

Aelios Weather

Gorgeous, and a great screensaver for a docked iPad. If only predicting the weather was infallible!

4
2

£2.99

282
Pulse: Volume One

Pulse: Volume One

Stylish, absorbing and challenging, but needs Game Center support and an injection of longevity and jolly.

3
2

£1.99

283
Virtuoso

Virtuoso

Budding music maestros can tinkle those virtual ivories together

4
2

FREE

284
Candy Boy

Candy Boy

A mixed bag: tricksy, fun puzzles surrounded by some needlessly tough-to-navigate platforming.

3
2

FREE

285
Explain Everything

Explain Everything

Despite its all encompassing title, Explain Everything is a well-rounded functional app, but doesn’t quite have all the answers yet.

3
2

£1.99

286
KORG iMS20

KORG iMS20

Ever dreamed of owning a classic synth? Treat yourself to one of the finest…

5
2

£22.99

287
DoInk Drawing and Animation

DoInk Drawing and Animation

Not complex, but a lot of fun; DoInk is an app that lets animators of all abilities get started in no time.

3
2

£2.99

288
BBC News

BBC News

Easy access to the world’s most reputable news source

5
2

FREE

289
Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies

Hectic and atmospheric, as it should be, but a lack of maps holds this well-made shooter back.

4
2

£4.99

290
Plants vs Zombies HD

Plants vs Zombies HD

Proof the undead can bring new life into a tired format.

5
2

£4.99

291
Civiballs

Civiballs

Somewhere between Newton’s cradle and a marble run, this puzzler is as fun as it is archaeologically suspect

4
2

£0.69

292
Spider-Man: Total Mayhem HD

Spider-Man: Total Mayhem HD

A great-looking game with a slick combat system

4
2

£4.99

293
NOW TV UK

NOW TV UK

An impressively modern catalogue, but not a comprehensive one. That, and a few teething problems, make its monthly price seem too high.

3
2

£0.69

294
Scrabble

Scrabble

Having dominated physical board games and the iPhone, Scrabble now tackles the iPad

5
2

£3.99

295
Art Rage

Art Rage

Huge fun for amateur daubers and a highly credible app for trad-media artists, too.

4
2

£3.99

296
Ant Raid HD

Ant Raid HD

A hugely enjoyable RTS featuring the only ants you won’t want to nuke with powder from the garden centre

5
2

£1.99

297
Shark Dash

Shark Dash

A stern face at the unnecessary and irksome IAP, but a happy, shark-like toothy grin at everything else.

4
2

£0.69

298
Helsing’s Fire HD

Helsing’s Fire HD

One of the best iPhone puzzlers is now one of the finest iPad games. Just buy it and thank us later.

5
2

£1.79

299
Crux Crosswords HD

Crux Crosswords HD

A well-developed paper-sourced crossword puzzler that should keep addicts happy.

4
2

£2.99

300
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

Limited controls can’t spoil this wizardy adventure.

4
2

£2.99

301
Showreel

Showreel

It’s well designed, but needs to expand the content and features if it’s going to compete with others out there.

4
2

£0.69

302
Hitpad – See What’s Up

Hitpad – See What’s Up

This app could become your first point of call for catching up with what’s going on in the world.

4
2

FREE

303
Final Fantasy III

Final Fantasy III

A genuinely lovely remake of a classic RPG, but the high pricing is questionable compared to its rivals.

4
2

£9.99

304
Ducati Challenge HD

Ducati Challenge HD

Almost a fantastic racer – with a bit more polish and better tracks it could have been wheelie good.

3
2

£3.99

305
Babel Rising 3D

Babel Rising 3D

A fun – sometimes frustrating – mix of tower defense and godly destruction that’s a good option for blowing off some pent-up steam.

3
2

FREE

306
123D Catch

123D Catch

Enormous fun, but not perfect yet. However, it’s difficult to argue with the price – or rather, lack of it.

3
2

FREE

307
Avid Scorch

Avid Scorch

Great transposition/instrument part functions and lots of scores available, but a few issues currently.

3
2

£5.49

308
FL Studio Mobile HD

FL Studio Mobile HD

It’s got gritty sounds and a clean interface, but FL Studio Mobile is currently too simplistic for the price

3
2

£13.99

309
MX Mayhem

MX Mayhem

A dangerously addictive iPhone crossover motorbike game

4
2

£0.59

310
Cut the Rope HD

Cut the Rope HD

A true master of addictive gaming and a challenger to Angry Birds

5
2

£1.19

311
Quickoffice Pro HD

Quickoffice Pro HD

The smartest, as well as one of the most affordable, full-features iOS office suites.

5
1

£13.99