PadGadget Weekly App Series — Apps For St. Patrick’s Day

For today’s Weekly App Series we’ve found six great apps to add to your iPad collection. Our editorial team goes through the data, picks the best and most interesting apps and then brings them to you on a regular basis.

We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great apps and we’ll continue to look for the best apps on a weekly basis. Be sure to check them out because these apps might just be what you’re looking for.

This week’s category is: Apps For St. Patrick’s Day:

1.  Pub Games: Shut the Box ($0.99) – is a virtual version of the traditional pub game Shut the box. It can be played with Missionary or 45 game rules and features multiplayer pass-and-play for up to four people. If you are drinking alone this St. Paddy’s day, you can play with computer-generated characters, too. Playing this app is a great way to learn how to play the popular British dice game without losing all your dough at the pub.


2.  Find Craft Beer ($0.99) – is a location app that helps you find your local microbrewery or fancy beer shop.  If you’re brewsky drinking palate requires more than just a green pint of Budweiser, this app will locate the nearest establishment serving craft beer. You can search by distance or rating and even submit your own reviews. It is Foursquare compatible and Facebook integrated. Users can submit their own favorite fancy brew place by adding it to


3.  Quarters- Free (Free) – is a virtual version of the drinking game of Quarters. Players can choose from nine different countries to represent, each one features sayings in that country’s own language or accent.  Up to seven people can play along for separate scores. If you miss too many quarter dunks, the screen goes all wobbly to simulate being drunk and you will have a much harder time getting the quarter into the cup. If you can’t stand ads, there is a paid version for only $1.99. The paid version is also AirPlay enabled so you can pass the iPad around the living room.


4.  iBeer Keg ($2.99) – is a funny entertainment app that simulates a giant, frosty beer. If you are the designated driver this St. Patrick’s Day, you may want to pick up this app. You may not wake up with a lampshade on your head, but you’ll be the life of the party as you pretend to guzzle gallons of that amber drink. You can add different types of beer, or even milk or coffee, for $0.99 per drink pack. The best part is that this app is compatible with iBeer for the iPhone. You can virtually pour beer from your iPad to your iPhone. Image how clever your friends will think you are when they see you do that.


5.  Speakin Irish ($0.99) – is a humorous app that “translates” what you are saying into a thick Irish accent. “Hi” becomes, “Top o’de marnin,” and so-on. Translations can be sent to friends through email or text messages. You may annoy your friends after a while this St. Patrick’s day, but at least you’ll be doing it with an Irish flare. Just don’t try your new accent out on a real Irishman. You may end up kissing the Blarney Stone, if you get my meaning.


6.  Irish Flute ($0.99) – is a virtual pennywhistle flute for the iPad. The two-octave notes come from a classical British Metzler wooden flute. New users can learn how to play and those familiar with the Irish flute can practice without waking the baby. This app uses multi touch gesturing with up to eight fingers at a time. You can even play along to songs in your iTunes library. Reign in Blood on a pennywhistle flute? Sounds good to me.


Notes: For additional information, check out the PadGadget Apps Tracker. Our tracker provides an easy way to constantly monitor the App Store to find the best iPad apps for you. If you loved these apps, be sure to check out our Weekly Series list of apps for the iPad.

About Lory: Writer of all things app related, traveler of the space-time continuum, baker of really great cookies. Follow me @appaholik