Follow the yellow-brick road
This week’s roundup includes a new game based on a beloved old movie. Read on!
Wizard of Oz: Magic Match
Wizard of Oz: Magic Match (free, iPhone and iPad) mixes the beloved iOS game with characters and events based on the 1939 classic movie. Lions and tigers and purple hearts, oh my!
Annotable (free, iPhone and iPad) calls itself the “most full-featured” annotation tool around—letting you mark up screenshots of Notes, Twitter, Safari, and more to highlight and explain important information within. This is a freemium app; the complete set of annotation tools requires an in-app purchase costing $8, though tools can be purchased separately for $2 apiece.
Discribo ($5, iPhone) is a getting-things-done app whose purpose is to let you focus on what you can get done right now. It has a streamlined design, easy entry of new task items, a powerful search feature, and much more.
Grammofy (free, iPhone and iPad) is curated classical music service—a mix of familiar works and new artists, along with stories to provide background information on all of it. After a 7-day free trial, the service costs $7 a month.
Human Resource Machine
Human Resource Machine ($5, iPhone and iPad) is, believe it or not, a game—albeit one lacking a truly sexy title. Your job: Automate office workers to solve puzzles; do it correctly and you’ll be “promoted” through your virtual company’s ranks.
Yes, we’ve already finished two games in the Stanley Cup finals, but here’s your annual reminder that the NHL app (free, iPhone and iPad) is around to help you keep up with all the on-ice action. The app recently added the $3 NHL Premium service, which lets users see the last two minutes of every hockey period.
The Skipcast podcast player ($1, iPhone and iPad) just launched Version 2.0, which includes new features like orientation rotation support, increased stability when not using advanced audio effects, as well as a number of UI fixes and enhancements.
Unfade ($5, iPhone) lets you scan printed pictures into digital form using your phone’s camera. The makers promise “highly accurate auto detection and cropping of photos” to create high-quality digital versions of your old pics.