Our look at our favorite apps for the iPhone and iPod touch heads into the home stretch, with App Store offerings that serve a more creative bent. Whether it’s improving your photos or dancing to the beat of your own drummer, the App Store offers plenty of options to spark your creative muse. These three are our favorites.
Most complete music-maker
Read our review of Beatmaker; get more info on BeatMaker at the App Store.
The iPhone’s built-in camera might not be the best out there, but it’s perfectly capable for casual snapshots. If, however, you want to spice up those shots a bit, you can turn to Sketches ( ) from LateNiteSoft and let your fingers do the image-editing. With the $5 Sketches (now on sale for $2 during the holidays), you can use your finger to draw on your pictures in a variety of colors, as well as inserting clip art like mustaches, clothing, and holiday paraphernalia. And when the pictures get too involved, a quick shake will remove all of your additions, leaving the photo as pristine as before.—DAN MOREN
Read our review of Sketches; get more info on Sketches at the App Store.
Read our review of CameraBag; get more info on CameraBag at the App Store.