DataViz's app for editing, creating, and viewing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on your mobile device remains a solid offering. But this universal app stumbles slightly on the iPad when compared to its more polished implementation on the iPhone or iPod touch.
What will be the fate of independent printing app developers once Apple perfects its AirPrint feature? Extinction may be inevitable, but likely a long way off.
This comprehensive exercise app is a very good fitness offering that sometimes tries to do too much and doesn't always measure up to its iPhone counterpart.
This app, which shows information about the moon, is nicely designed and takes advantage of the iPad's display capabilities. But what you see is all you get.
This note-taking app, which records audio while letting you type or scribble notes on your iPad, is not without its share of limitations. But it's also an impressive app that should interest students, workers, or anyone else who has to take notes during lectures, meetings, or presentations.
Weather HD and Weather Station Pro have very similar aims: to turn your iPad into a simple virtual "weather station" that tells you the basics about current and future weather conditions in a visually elegant fashion. Each succeeds in its own style.
The iPad version of this mind-mapping tool lacks some of the features of the premium Web-based MindMeister offering. But for many users, the portability and power of MindMeister for iPad will be more than enough.
You can keep an eye on hurricanes from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with the help of an assortment of App Store offerings. But which app should you choose for your storm watch? Jeff Merron rates five contenders.
Both the paid and free versions of this running advice app are surprisingly strong additions to the market for semi-personalized training and coaching.
This information-packed app offers an immense amount of global financial news while also letting you track your investments.
Trivia games come down to how interesting the questions and answers are. And on that score, Qrank is a terrific game for your iPhone.
Usually, simplicity is a good thing in an iPhone or iPad app. But this personal scheduling app for the iPad takes the concept too far with limited features that will only appeal to users with the most basic needs.
This app, which repeats what you've type in a synthetic voice, is easy to use and works fine. The question is, what would you use it for?
This bug-ridden RSS reader crashes and hangs frequently, often encounters "unknown errors," and is incapable of locating even the feeds that come preloaded on this $5 app.
Articles by Jeff Merron