Jul 4, 2010

This Week's App Store Updates, iPad Special! - 2nd July 2010

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Browsing the App Store this weekend? Here are ten new or updated apps especially for the iPad worth taking a closer look at if you are:

Wondershare iDraft.

This is a simple notepad for the iPad, where you can draw or write anything you like on the screen. Pages can be saved in the iPad's photo album, or emailed out to friends as PDFs too. The app is currently free until the 7th July. Free.

Crystal Defenders for iPad.

Available for the iPhone too, the iPad version of Crystal Defenders has enhanced graphics to take advantage of the higher resolution offered. From Square Enix, the team behind Final Fantasy, this is a strategy game where you must position units on a battlefield to defend your position, or attack enemies. $7.99/£4.99.

Splash Duel HD.

It's Breakout underwater! Play against a friend or the iPad as you try to break down the wall and score goals against your opponent. There are 100 levels, 12 bonuses to collect and a selectable difficulty level. $2.99/£1.79.

Way of the Warrior HD.

Samurai fighting game for the iPad, with stunning graphics and manga-style comic cut-scenes. The control system relies on swipes and gestures rather than a virtual d-pad to carry out all the different movements and attacks. $4.99/£2.99.

Dragon Checkers.

A checkers game filed with dragon graphics inspired by the StosyBoy application All About Dragons. Play against the iPad or with a friend. $0.99/£0.59.


A monophonic synthesizer for your iPad, with four waveforms, modulation, oscillation, filters and several other tweaks. If you've got the ability, you could create some amazing stuff with this! $6.99/£3.99.


A sister app to iAnnotatPDF, this is a PDF reader where yot can also search and share them, plus open them directly from an email or sync them via iTunes. You can't complain about the price either! Free.

The Little Mermaid and Other Stories by H.C. Andersen.

When done properly, interactive books really do make the iPad come alive, and this is one of them. This includes The Little Mermaid, Emperor's New Clothes and The Happy Family, spanning 65 pages with 40 interactive sections. This update brings more sounds, interaction and animation. $8.99/£5.49.

iTinis HD

A collection of many common cocktail recipes, all presented in a very attractive way. You can search, browse, bookmark and rate recipes, and view the latest and highest rated ones too. $4.99/£2.99.


A news and blog reader for the iPad, with a visual style lifted from iBooks. There are plenty of user definable traits from a black or white theme and font sizing to language translation onboard, so if you're a keen blog reader, this could be worth a look. A bit pricey though. $4.99/£2.99.

By Andy Boxall, www.iphonefreak.com

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