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Quick App: Twitterrific 2.0 Twitter Client for iPhone

Twitterrific is looking to be the Alpha and Omega of iPhone Twitter clients. As it was first (before there was even an official SDK!), so it is also now the most recent — in snazzily updated 2.0 form.

So what’s changed? Nothing. And everything. Cliched, maybe, but Twitterrific was originally born from the Iconfactory’s passion for a graceful, gorgeous Twitter reading experience. But then came a host of other Twitter clients that banged the uber-functionality drums and while it seemed like every celebrity with an iPhone clung to the grandaddy goodness of Twitterrific, the unwashed tech-masses wandered elsewhere.

Well, with Twitterrific 2.0, many will wander back. It somehow manages to keep that quick, clean experience but — through UI wizardry — neatly tucks away most every power-user feature imaginable beneath the covers.

Old awesomeness remains — I’ve always loved the ability to quickly, and at any time, change from new tweet to @reply to direct message (dm) at the touch of a tab. New awesomeness is introduced — now I can also tap the “eye” icon to see the tweet I’m replying to for reference, to add another @username to the reply, etc.

Yes, in Battlestar Galactica terms, if Twitterrific 1.0 was the Cylon Centurian, Twitterrific 2.0 is the red-dressed Caprica 6. It has evolved. (And definitely has a plan).

Speaking of which: there’s inarguably the feature-equivalent of an arms race going on among iPhone Twitter clients, and it’s one that greatly benefits users. If the first Twitterrific was a board with a nail in it, and subsequent Twitter clients went from sword to gun, this is our first plasma cannon. And I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Note: Twitterrific 2.0 comes, as it always has, in two versions. There’s Twitterrific (Free with ad support – iTunes link) and Twitterrific Premium ($3.99 – iTunes link). I bought the original Twitterrific Premium and was startled to see Twitterrific 2.0 come to me as a free upgrade. I would easily have paid another $10 for this, much less $3.99. Donation button please?

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Review: Digits for iPhone – Sometimes The Simplest Apps Are The Best …

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Digits is a new iPhone app that does one very simple thing, and does it very well.  It makes it quick and easy to take down a person’s (or place’s) phone number and get it added to the Contacts app.

Sure, there are plenty of existing ways to jot down a number on the iPhone, and of course you can always just use the Contacts app itself to add a new contact and record their number – but none of the existing methods are as easy as Digits …

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SugarSync Offers 2GB of Free Windows/Mac/Mobile Syncing

Windows/Mac/mobile: SugarSync, a previously paid-only syncing service that got quite a few shout-outs in our feature-by-feature online storage chart, now offers a free 2GB plan that keeps documents synced across Windows, Mac, and mobile platforms.

If you’re familiar with Dropbox, our readers’ favorite file syncing tool, you’re going to think SugarSync’s offerings are pretty familiar—2GB of free space, multi-system, cross-platform syncing, file explorer integration, web access with sharing and photo gallery powers, etc. There are, however, a few key differences, positive and negative, that set SugarSync apart:

  • SugarSync lets you add folders anywhere on your system to be synchronized, while Dropbox sticks to a single-bin-for-everything mindset (although there’s a symbolic link work-around for that)
  • SugarSync’s free accounts limit you to syncing two computers, while Dropbox seems unlimited.
  • SugarSync has working clients for iPhones, BlackBerries, and Windows Mobile phones—some of which we’ve heard is on the way for Dropbox, but not released yet.

Other than that (and a lack of a Linux client), SugarSync seems like a pretty nifty way to keep files synchronized across systems, especially if you’re a frequent mobile net user. The free plan software is free to download; better transfer speeds and more options start at $4.99 per month.

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TidyRead Brings Readable Text Conversion to Smartphones

“Readable” bookmarklets are all the rage right now (amongst browser nerds, at least), and TidyRead is an intriguing multi-platform variation. It streamlines and simplifies text from any browser with a bookmarklet or Firefox extension.

“Readable” bookmarklets are becoming a crowded field, with customizable JavaScript tools like the previously mentioned Readability and Readable App already offering a stripped-down, text-mostly view of any news article, blog post, or other sites you’d actually want to, you know, read.

TidyRead’s text view isn’t quite as option-loaded, but its Firefox extension and iPhone/iPod touch/Android-friendly bookmarklet might just win over those who are serious about no-clutter reading. The Firefox extension can auto-detect, and auto-convert, any text on a page it determines is an actual article of some depth, or work as a click-to-convert button. The smartphone bookmarklet delivers basically the same TidyRead view as on a full-size browser, but with all the sizes and alignment lined up for the smaller screen.

TidyRead is a free service to use, works on any browser with its bookmarklet, or on Firefox through its extension.

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Apple Caves In: NIN’s iPhone App Approved Without Alteration

Straight from the twitter account of the man himself, the NIN iPhone app has been approved and will be available sometime later today “unchanged” from the version that Apple found objectionable.

So, it appears that Apple has caved in to the criticism, further illustrating that their approval system is all kinds of messed up. All that aside, I’m just happy it’s on it’s way. [Twitter]

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Balloon Simulator Lets Fanboys Blow Their iPhones, At Last

Fanboys rejoice, because now there’s an application that will let you “blow, touch, and play” with your iPhone: MyBalloon, an almost-perfect balloon simulator. Let the bad puns begin.

Like the really cool iSteam, MyBalloon is one of those nice iPhone toys that will let you do a silly thing for $0.99. It also uses every control element in your iPhone:

• The microphone to inflate. If you blow too much air it will explode.
• The touchscreen to control the flow of air out of the balloon, closing it or making funny balloon noises. You can also touch the balloon itself.
• The accelerator, so when you move your iPhone, the balloon bounces accordingly.

The overall effect is quite cool, resulting in a great balloon simulator—whatever that means. Unfortunately, it is not perfect because the touchscreen controls are not accurate at times. Fun for $0.99, which depending on the user’s mental age may result in hours and hours of joy. Or just 30 seconds.

I belong to the first group.

Blow. Balloons.

Good graphics.

It’s silly.

Controls go bonkers sometimes

Maybe too silly, even for $0.99.

[iTunes App Store]

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Quick App: AT&T myWireless for iPhone

Today AT&T’s very own application, myWireless, was released in the the App Store for all AT&T subscribers to download. myWireless [iTunes Link] is a crafty little app that lets iPhone users manage their AT&T accounts easily from the device itself. You can view your data and minutes usage, view and pay your bill, and you can even add and remove extra features like text messaging and early nights/weekends, all from the comfort of your very own iPhone.

I’ve tested it out and pretty much any option on AT&T’s website is built into this app. You can even access your full detailed bill via PDF file.

It is important to note that you must have an active AT&T Mobility account that is registered for online account management in order to use this application.

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Quick App: FileMaker’s Bento for iPhone

FileMaker was gracious enough to provide TiPb with a walkthrough of their just-released Bento for iPhone and iPod touch ($4.99 – iTunes link). Coming as it does from a wholly-owned Apple subsidiary, Bento shows every bit as much polish as the built-in iPhone apps. Features include:

  • 25 pre-designed, ready-to-use templates that can be quickly customized with a few taps.
  • Create your own forms to organize virtually any data on an iPhone or iPod touch.
  • Tap to call a contact, view a Web site, send an email or display a map all while in a Bento library or collection.
  • Manage anything from contacts and club members to projects, parties, medical bills and vehicle maintenance.
  • View libraries and collections, create new records, edit details, sort data, modify forms – even use the iTunes-style search to find information quickly on the go.
  • Select from 15 field types including text, numbers, choice, checkbox, media, time, date, durations, currency, rating, address, phone number, email, URL and IM Account.
  • Wireless Synchronization between Bento for iPhone and iPod Touch and Bento 2 for Mac
  • Works with built-in iPhone apps Contacts, Safari, Phone Dialing, Mail and Google Maps

An updated version of Bento 2 for the Mac is shipping at the same time, which is required for the sync to function. There’s no support for multiple iPhone to Bento 2 Mac sync yet, though you can manually sync one device after the other. Likewise, Apple doesn’t allow hooks into the Calendar (yet?!) but for things like Contacts, Bento for iPhone’s ability to mirror the built in Contacts database, and then transparently superset it with extra data (i.e. you could add a star rating to all your friends) is very impressive.

Most impressive, however, is the typical Apple-esque ease of use. Bento does a lot of heavy lifting so users, whether exclusively on the iPhone, or syncing between iPhone and desktop, don’t have to.

If you have any need at all to organize personal data on your iPhone, give Bento for iPhone a look and let us know what you think!

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Looptastic Electro Edition

Looptastic is a versatile loop mixing application that sports a unique interface and some awesome, high-quality loops. The main mixing interface consists of three mixing zones which are controlled by a crossfader. Loops are represented by colored blocks which are lined up at the bottom of the screen.

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Upcoming iPhone Apps: Terminator Salvation Looks Great

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I’m not normally a fan of shoot ‘em up / action games, but the trailer for the upcoming Terminator Salvation app for iPhone looks hugely impressive. 

The graphics and action look super slick to me – and to the guys at BGR, who are much better judges:

Jibing with reports from early testers, the game looks smooth, complex and most definitely action-packed. Gameloft definitely looks to be upping the ante with this one.

This is one action game I feel very tempted to try out.

Check out the trailer video at BGR’s post HERE – and let us know what you think …

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