The Sonnets By William Shakespeare

iPad

A great insight into the work of the bard himself

Much more than just a simple education tool, The Sonnets by William Shakespeare is a beautifully interactive and immersive experience of some of Shakespeare’s most famous works, performed by prominent stage and television actors, and members of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Amazing Alex

iPadiPhone

What the team behind Angry Birds did next

Having to follow up a success like the Angry Birds series is not a challenge to be taken lightly, given that Rovio’s first brainchild is synonymous with iOS gaming – to the point where it tends to be the first on anybody’s lips when the subject crops up.

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Proof

iPad

Ensure people get feedback, direction and encouragement with Proof on the iPad

While Proof at first feels rather frustrating, tricky and awkward – the tutorial proving to be more confusing than it perhaps should be – once you get down to business you soon figure how useful this app could be in a creative setting.

2,813

Vyclone

iPhone

Could this great app be the video version of Instagram?

Stand in the crowd of any major music gig, sporting event or theatrical performance and you’ll no doubt bear witness to a sea of smartphones recording everything that’s going on in front of you, Vyclone is designed to take advantage of this exact situation, by relying on the power of the crowd to record the same event from different angles and splicing the whole thing together into one beautiful, multi-angle movie.

7,078

Tim and Tom

iPad

A great children’s book that makes unique use of the iPad

This interactive children’s book is designed by a French animation studio with the two goals of, in its own words, ‘consistently rich graphics with an interesting and intelligent narrative’ and ‘high quality books which nurture a child’s ability to learn and investigate’.

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Tiny Wings HD

iPad

Learning to fly can be a brilliantly bumpy ride

A quick glance at Tiny Wings HD’s comical cartoon birds will most likely have you thinking it’s a polished Angry Birds-alike, but you’d be wrong.

4,324

evermeeting

iPadiPhone

A single tool to manage and minute your meetings

Being pulled back and forth from the meeting room can play havoc with your productivity while in the office.

7,010

The Amazing Spider-Man

iPadiPhone

Start web-slinging through New York in this action-packed game

Take on the role of Spidey in a plot that loosely follows the new film through 25 missions.

4,851

CrowdStream

iPhone

Carry the entire crowd in your pocket, almost literally

The scourge of social networking these days is the incessant need to inform people, all the time, of where you are and what you’re doing.

4,191

Martha Stewart CraftStudio

Get crafty on your iPad without making a mess thanks to this fun app

When it comes to making your own cards, the process often results in a gluey, glittery mess.

5,601

Mindomo

iPad

Restore order to your mind with this thought-mapping app

Mindomo is an excellent app that allows you to map out plans and ideas in a comprehensive thought chain, to provide detail and clarity to the creativity that flows from your mind.

6,202

Spotify

iPadiPhone

Having been optimised for the iPad, Spotify is now ready to challenge your iTunes account

For a long time, the iPhone-only status of the Spotify app was a mystifying part of owning an iPad.

5,992

The Naked Gun: I.C.U.P.

iPadiPhone

Point, tap and pratfall

Based on the police career of Lt.

4,445

Snaptime

iPhone

Photo editing and sharing faster than ever

It’s not enough these days to simply create a photo editing app for the smartphone market.

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Bento 4 for iPad – Personal Database

iPad

Get organised with the most comprehensive data-collection app your iPad has ever seen

When it comes to organisation, there are two types of people – those who make lists and those who think they’ll remember stuff.

4,550

Even Monsters Get Sick

iPad

Will we get sick to the back teeth of yet another interactive kids book?

The increasingly ubiquitous interactive storybook genre is becoming ever more competitive on the app store, as existing children’s titles with the odd bit of crude animation start to make way for slick, high-quality, multimedia experiences with production values to rival the Cartoon Network.

4,124

Pocket Planes

iPadiPhone

Take to the skies with NimbleBit’s ace new game

After impressing us with its freemium-based Tiny Tower, NimbleBit is back with another superb offering.

4,126

Camera Awesome

iPhone

A lot of picture potential in a small package

Camera Awesome as an app seems to have taken it’s inspiration from Doctor Who’s TARDIS, in that from the outside it looks like a standard photo editing app, but open it and you’re presented with a much larger world.

4,735

Analytics Tiles App

iPhone

View your Google Analytics stats in style on your iPhone

If you’re the proud owner of a website, you’re probably using Google Analytics to track how many people visit your little corner of the web.

6,535

Podcasts

iPadiPhone

A dedicated app for your podcast collection

Despite the scope of things you can do on smartphones and tablets, podcasts are hugely popular among iTunes users, and for that reason Apple has launched a dedicated app.

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