Ap­pendage

OUR MONTHLY PICK OF APPS FOR TABLETS

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - APPENDAGE - —NANDAGOPAL RA­JAN

Trapit for iPad (Free)

By Trapit

This con­tent dis­cov­ery app makes a mag­a­zine out of your news feeds on Twit­ter and Face­book. It also lets you cre­ate traps us­ing key­words, while also sug­gest­ing new Trapit ideas based on your pref­er­ence. You can also cre­ate ran­dom Trapits or very spe­cific themes. There are also fea­tured traps, which work more like a news ag­gre­ga­tor with the pop­u­lar sec­tions like busi­ness and tech­nol­ogy. How­ever, the fea­tured list is heav­ily loaded to­wards the US.

Cooliris (Free)

By Cooliris, Inc

Cooliris has been around for a while and has been very pop­u­lar on the Fire­fox browser for its abil­ity to present pic­ture searches as a flip though im­age wall. The Cooliris app, thank­fully, does much more. Yes, it does the im­age search bit too. But then it brings the pic­ture wall con­cept also to your Face­book im­ages, In­sta­gram and cam­era roll. You can also drag and drop pic­tures to Face­book con­ver­sa­tions. But the app has is­sues when it is on­line and has very lim­ited off­line fea­tures. Still, it is good fun.

Hun­gry Fish (Free)

By Mo­tion Math

Now, this is a won­der­ful way to teach your kids num­bers and some sim­ple math­e­mat­ics. The fish ap­pears on screen with a num­ber marked on its body, the player has to drag bub­bles with the same num­ber to its mouth. As dig­its that add up to the num­ber ap­pear, the player can drag the bub­bles to­gether to get the added fig­ure and feed it to the fish. Sim­i­larly, there are op­tions for sub­trac­tion and neg­a­tive num­bers, which ap­pear only in the paid up­grade. The en­vi­ron­ment of the fish can also be tweaked, even as the fish be­comes big­ger and beau­ti­ful as sums

Skill Game ($2.99)

By Good Games UG

Re­mem­ber the pa­per games you used to play at the back of class? Well, now you can do the same on your tablet with the Skill Game app. Sadly, there is just one of these games avail­able right now. How­ever, the game is avail­able with var­ied lev­els of dif­fi­culty and modes.

Line Brush (Free)

By NAVER Ja­pan Cor­po­ra­tion

The sketch apps are get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter. But at this point Line Brush seems to be the best of the free apps be­cause of the whole host of brushes (27 of them) and paint op­tions that it pro­vides for free. Oth­ers too have many op­tions, but give out just a hand­ful as free. We also likes this app be­cause of its nat­u­ral feel, es­pe­cially when you try and mix col­ors on the can­vas. There are some glitches while sav­ing the pages though.

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