Category: App Reviews

Discover that the Furniture is Alive in 3D – iPad App Review

The Furniture Is Alive in 3DHelp your children to discover that the Furniture is Alive in 3D with this interactive and imaginative app by Mobad Games. Another in a series of wonderful children’s books for your iPad, this story explores the land of make believe and imagination as the child in the book pretends that his home is full of life –and not just the humans and pets!

Though the story has a spooky undertone, this story is still a great one for smaller children who like to be a little silly. The text is lyrical and rhyming which gives the book an upbeat tone and a certain enjoyable momentum and flow.

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PadGadget Weekly App Series — Apps For Valentine’s Day

For today’s Weekly App Series we’ve found ten great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have included ten apps for Valentine’s Day in this week’s bundle. 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.

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Woodworking Goes High-Tech with New Woodcraft iPad App

WoodcraftEqual parts skill and creativity, woodworking is one of those things that can be every bit as much a professional as a hobby. This means there is room for every skill level and all manners of style and customization.

This is where the new Woodcraft app comes in, allowing you to not only design your next woodworking project but also create a bill of materials, plan for the tools you will need to use and visualize your project as well as carry it through to the finished product.

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Tour the Smithsonian through their Magazine on your iPad

Smithsonian MagazineThe Smithsonian Magazine app offers you the chance to “explore history and archaeology from the Sphinx to Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.”

Coming out of the Smithsonian Institution known as the world’s largest center of knowledge with 19 museums, its zoo, and its nine research centers facilities, the magazine promises to expand your knowledge and understanding of several core areas, including: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe, Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet, World Cultures and the American Experience.

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TumbleOn Brings Tumblr to the iPad

TumbleOn for Tumblr is a streaming image viewer for Tumblr, the Internet’s favorite virtual watercooler. Though it’s arguable that it exists solely for sharing cat photos and perpetuating goofy Internet memes, Tumblr is all about sharing the stuff that the Web is made of: photos, videos, quotes, audio.

Unfortunately Tumblr has only a poorly-designed iOS app that still doesn’t run natively for the iPad. That is where TumbleOn comes in. TumbleOn displays a user’s Tumblr dashboard, favorites, blog, and more, taking full advantage of the iPad’s larger screen size and high resolution.

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Take Your Kids on a Winter Adventure With The Snow Ball

It’s been an unseasonably warm winter for most of us, so getting into a book about sledding and mittens and earmuffs and snow days might be a bit tough, but luckily, the cute polar bears in The Snow Ball are fun to read about at any time of the year.

The book features a group of adorable bears who have been given a snow day, which they use to have tons of fun making bear angels, using snow slides, having snowball fights, and sculpting snow bears.

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Noodle Words for iPad Gives Wordplay New Meaning – iPad App Review

Noodle Words – Active Word Game Set 1 for iPad creates a new way for kids to interact with words. Described as an “animated word toy,” Noodle Words encourages kids to engage with the words through sight, sound, and the help of Stretch and Squish, two adorable bugs, to improve a child’s comprehension.

The app includes a set of 18 words that are ready for action. All the child has to do is tap or drag a word and its animation helps reinforce its meaning. For example, the word stretch actually stretches like a rubber band when the user gives it a tap.

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Meet Bill The Fish And His Aquatic Friends – iPad App Review

Bill the Fish is a cute little interactive children’s book for the iPad that is beautifully illustrated and fun to read. Little ones will get a kick out of the funny sounds and dressed up fishes. Have a swim around the block with Bill the Fish.

The story is of a lovable fish that is not very big and not very tall. He has no stripes and no spots and he eats breakfast for dinner. He is an individual, and is happy with who he is. As readers turn the pages of the story of Bill, they discover beautiful illustrations that are colorful and bright.

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A Recipe For a Perfect Day With Dad- An Interactive Children’s Story Book HD- iPad App Review

Unique children’s stories are becoming more prevalent in the app store as the popularity of the iPad grows. A Recipe For a Perfect Day With Dad is unique, not only because of the interesting interactivity that each page offers, but also because of the subject matter. Spend an imaginative day with a “rock star, ninja fighter, crime buster, Jedi master” and his dad as they create a recipe for the perfect day.

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Help Your Toddler to Guess Who? – iPad App Review

Guess Who?I knew from the moment I loaded Kyoung Kook Lee’s new book, Guess Who? for the iPad, that I would love it fully and completely. Designed for the often-neglected-by-developers younger audiences, you will appreciate the simplicity of the story and the vibrancy and interest in the illustrations.

The interactions are fun with motions that are easy to repeat. There isn’t any need to chase things around a screen or other complex movements that are difficult for young ones to master.

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