The best apps to create High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos

Good High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography can be breathtaking. We take a look at some apps available in the App Store that will make your photos HDR.

MultiCorder for iPhone

For those times when you need to think about video file sizes and formats, this iOS app can be a big help.

Calvetica for iPhone

If you think the built-in Calendar app on your iPhone or iPod touch falls short, you might want to give this streamlined app a try. While Calvetica's alternative interface may be jarring at first, a lot of thought has been put into streamlining the process for entering calendar events.

Left to Spend for iPhone

This app offers a simple look -- perhaps too simple for some users -- at your daily budget. It's an easy way to get a quick visual reminder of how much you're spending on a given day.

PhotoCopier for iPhone and iPad

The variety of filter choices available in this universal image-editing app -- and the results they produce -- will impress you, even if the sheer volume of choices can be a little overwhelming.

Canned for iPhone

If you send the same SMS messages over and over again, or if you have a large group of people that you occasionally message, Canned can be a helpful, familiar-feeling time-saver.

Tumbleroo for iPad

This iPad app, which lets you view your Tumblr dashboard, provides a very easy way to interact with the blogging platform, provided you're willing to accept some interface compromises.

The Big Picture for iPhone and iPad

This hybrid app delivers impressive-looking photos to whatever iOS device you happen to use. But the overall user experience needs some improvement to differentiate it from what you can get on the Web for free.

Three apps to help manage your photos

As enjoyable as it can be to add fun edits to your images, being able to easily manage and share your work is an important way to complete the experience of dealing with your photos and videos. The three reasonably priced applications I discuss here will help keep your work organized and ready to be shared online.

The Glif iPhone stand and tripod mount

The Glif is a small, multitasking iPhone 4 accessory that acts as both a stand and tripod mount.

Instagram for iPhone

Instagram's simple photo editing features and social networking capabilities make it a fun tool for iPhone-wielding photobugs.

HelTweetica for iPad

It might lack the polish of other Twitter clients, but this iPad app puts the core features of the microblogging service front and center, while making other new and unique tools quickly accessible.

Geotag Photos Pro for iPhone

This app harnesses the iPhone's built-in GPS capabilities to make it simple to record location data for photos you've captured with another device.

OldBooth Premium for iPhone

This novelty image editing app lets you impose your face (or the faces of friends) onto older pictures. It's a clever image-editing tool that's good for a few laughs.

HelvetiNote for iPad

It's not surprising that people would look for an alternative to the iPad's built-in Notes app, and HelvetiNote's clean design is certainly appealing. But before you commit to the app, be aware of its shortcomings.