I don’t know about you, but in my daily travels, I come across a lot of people who merit a savage dressing-down. Most of the time, I’m up to the task, believe you me. But on occasion, the wit well runs a bit dry. And nothing’s more embarrassing than facing down someone in need of a well-crafted insult with nothing more than an “Oh, yeah?” or a “Same to you, buddy” in your arsenal.
The $1 app is an iPhone spin on the Shakespearean insult generators you’ll find on the Internet. This app’s distinguish feature: the insults take on spoken form. Just touch the picture of The Bard and stand back as he denounces you as a goatish, weather-bitten clotpole (in an accent that clearly did not originate in Stratford-on-Avon). Because of the audio aspect, the Insulter app works best on iPhones and second-generation iPod touches; the developer says first-generation iPod touch owners will need a pair of headphones to hear Shakespeare’s timeless words of abuse.
Other new iPhone apps that should interest even the most pestilent congregation of vapours include:
- SmartRSS2, from Visuamobile: The $2 RSS reader touts a 3D Touch Viewer feature that shows animated feeds on your iPhone or iPod touch.
- Washington Metro Subway, from Presselite: The mobile guide and trip planner for Washington, D.C.’s subway system is currently priced at $1, thanks to this week’s presidential inauguration.
- Smart Cards, from Wright Software: This $2 flash card app features 24 decks for mastering addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
- Parking App, from cgCraft: The $3 app includes a parking meter timer and a way to store parking zones to help you avoid parking tickets.
- Pixi, from Tiny Wonder Studios: The $2 app offers interactive animated designs you can manipulate with finger gestures.
- Blood Sugar Diabetes Control, from G.P. Imports: The $1 app helps you track glucose levels and record medication intake.
- Nearest Pubs, from Phil Endecott: The $1 navigation tool uses the location features in the iPhone and iPod touch to find the nearest pubs from a database of 35,000 establishments.
- Fliq Tasks, from Mark/Space: The free productivity tool manages to-dos and lets you send tasks over a Wi-Fi network to other Fliq users.
- Present.ly, from Intridea: The free social-networking app is a microblogging client aimed at businesses.
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