The Sandbox

iPadiPhone

Pixel graphics take on a whole new perspective

Pixel art is something that almost every gamer has affection for; seeing something boxy and rough around the edges brings on a wave of nostalgia.

4,500

SketchBook Ink

iPad

The hot new iPad art app has style, but there’s much still to improve

Measuring intent against expectation can be a tricky thing for an app like Sketchbook Ink.

10,245

Flight+

iPad

One of the most beautifully presented mobile apps ever

There are hundreds of well-presented apps available for the iPad and iPhone, but few can be classed as beautiful.

2,461

Battleloot Adventure

iPadiPhone

An epic quest for glory and untold riches

When the king of Kameloot raises taxes to ludicrous levels, adventurers from across the kingdom flock to the city in search of battles, glory and as much loot as they can carry.

3,378

Meeting Minutes

iPad

Recording meetings will never be the same again

Taking minutes is easy, but using them constructively is not.

20,396

Mademoiselle Daisy’s New Friends

iPadiPhone

An animated story about trying to fit in

As children’s storybook apps go, Mademoiselle Daisy is very memorable, with professional narrations in English and French alongside the impressively crisp animation.

2,443

LinkedIn

iPadiPhone

Your business connections, now on your iPad

LinkedIn has long been the must-have tool for making and keeping business contacts, and the arrival and growth of iOS was inevitably going to lead to mobile meeting and greeting.

2,090

Treasure Island – A Space Dog Book

iPad

Don your iPatch for this new-look literary great

Treasure Island – A Space Dog Book is a lovingly-crafted digital repackaging of the original novel.

3,381

Spellsword

iPadiPhone

Arena combat for the fantasy aficionado

While it may look like a sprawling role-playing game from the screenshots that are included on the Spellsword iTunes page this is actually a fast-paced arena combat game, throwing waves of monsters at you across many missions.

3,013

Timeline

iPad

Plan your next big project with this great iPad app

Whether you’re a first-time entrepreneur or a successful businessperson, there’s no getting away from the fact that the secret to success (aside from hard work) is a lot of planning.

4,408

Newsify

iPadiPhone

Make your Google Reader feeds look that little bit nicer

Newsify might not be the first Google Reader client for the iPhone – in fact it’s pretty late to the party – but that doesn’t mean you should write it off, not by any stretch of the imagination.

7,720

Figure

iPhone

Instant music making like nothing you’ve experienced

Synthesisers on iOS are not a new phenomenon.

2,817

The Tiny Bang Story

iPad

Are you ready to rebuild the world?

This world has been hit by a meteor, scattering chunks of the planet into many jigsaw pieces, and it’s up to you to track them all down.

2,123

Shorthand Manager

iPadiPhone

Streamline your business appointments and staff rotas

Whether you’re a small business owner or an independent trader, you’ll undoubtedly find yourself needing a simple way to manage appointments with clients.

4,356

Persona/

iPad

Keep track of your social networks with this beautiful app

There are plenty of apps out there to help you keep in touch with your various social networks, but few bring them all together in a way that’s elegant, well-designed and easy to use.

2,565

Frankenstein, for iPad and iPhone

iPadiPhone

Mary Shelley’s classic tale is retold and re-mastered

One of the world’s most well known horror stories has been given a twenty-first century reworking by author Dave Morris and the developers at Profile Books.

2,909

Pocket

iPadiPhone

Read It Later has a makeover and a new name

Read It Later was an incredibly popular app, but developers Idea Shower decided it was time for an upgrade, and have now unveiled Pocket to the world.

3,063

Max Payne Mobile

iPadiPhone

Gun-wielding Nostalgia from a man with nothing left to lose

To tie in with the launch of Max Payne 3, Rockstar Games has chosen to revisit the 2001 original on iPad, giving players a chance to become reacquainted with downtrodden cop Max and his trail of bloody revenge.

3,420

Punch! Culture Shelf

iPad

A new form of media with its tongue firmly in its cheek

This ‘media platform’, as it describes itself, is essentially a new form of magazine, bringing you a fun, interactive spin on current affairs.

2,633

HighlightCam Social Video Editor

iPhone

Produce amazing films using photos and videos on your phone

Editing video on your phone can be a time-consuming and fiddly process, and while it’s undoubtedly creative, you may want to be spending more time out grabbing footage than sitting in a room trying to cut it all together so it makes sense.

4,051