DataVault Password Manager for iPhone and iPad

This mobile password manager does its job well enough, though the app doesn't stand out when compared to similar utilities.

Pimp Your Screen for iPhone and iPad

If you're looking for a quick way to customize the look of your iOS device, Pimp Your Screen offers a broad selection of wallpapers that you can easily modify.

iPad alarm clock apps

The iPad's big beautiful screen gives developers a lot of space to experiment with the design and features of an alarm clock app. But which apps stand out from the crowd? Kyle Baxter takes a look at three clock apps to see which ones are worth your time.

GetGlue for iPhone and iPad

This social networking app takes the concept of check-ins and extends it to the popular culture you consume. While some might find the appeal of such an app to be limited, if you enjoy sharing your favorite TV shows, movies, and music with others, this app will be worth a try on any iOS device you use.

Aarde Web Browser for iPad and iPhone

This mobile browser offers desktop browsing features for your iOS device. And while the list of supported features is impressive, they're ultimately overshadowed by the browser's poor performance.

Cal-N-Icon for iPhone

This iPhone app, which uses icons to help you easily spot upcoming events on your calendar, does what it promises, but not with much flair and not without a few frustrations.

Corkulous for iPad

While this brainstorming tool has a few quirks, it provides a great way to map out ideas on your iPad.

iNapkin 2 for iPad

This iPad app for sketching out ideas and jotting down notes is certainly functional. But there are some minor user interface issues, and the app really doesn't stand out from similar offerings in the App Store.

The Early Edition for iPad

This RSS reader sports a unique look, arranging your feeds into a newspaper-style layout. Unfortunately, the design gets in the way of the feed reader functions.

Awesome Note for iPhone

This app goes beyond the iPhone's built-in Notes application to offer more power and features. But Awesome Note offers so many capabilities, it's a little overwhelming to use.

iMapMyRide for iPhone

This app from MapMyFitness lets you track the time, distance, and pace of your bicycle rides. The tracking features are excellent, but editing and viewing past workout door is very unpleasant.

AlarmTunes for iPhone

This app, which wakes you up by playing a song stored on your iPhone or iPod touch, has it virtues. But poor scheduling features make it not nearly as usable as it should be.

Gas Cubby for iPhone

The real strength of this app for tracking mileage, gas costs, and car maintenance is that it’s as powerful as you want it to be. Gas Cubby is a great tool for users who need to track everything about their car, but just as useful if the only data point you care about begins and ends with miles per gallon.

Groceries for iPhone

This shopping list manager is a lovely application. Fast and simple to use, Groceries makes a trip to the supermarket a little more enjoyable.

MyWords -- Chinese for iPhone

Learning a language can be difficult, by MyWords from Innovative Language Learning attempts to make the process fun and effective. This Chinese app -- one of 37 languages offered by the developer -- is a particularly helpful learning tool.