What is App a Day?

With i-touches, i-pads and i-phones becoming more popular, the apps are increasing in numbers too. With so many apps out there, how do you know what is good and what isn't. That is what I am hoping to help you with in this blog. If you have a suggestion of an app to share...please send me an email to jdief99@gmail.com.

After taking a year off with a new job...I have many apps to discuss. Follow me for at least 3 new apps at week.

Updated: 1/25/2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

CSR Racing

Do you enjoy racing? In CSR you drag race many different cars from level 1 cars (which aren't real fast) to level 5 cars like my Mustang Cobra Jet or my BMW Z4 GT3 which can hit 200 mph.  The more races you win, the more money you earn, the more cars and upgrades you can make.  Great game for the cost...FREE!

Hill Climb

I am not a big fan with cheesy games with little action but for some reason, I have been addicted to this game for the past few months.  I found myself playing to earn money so my son could upgrade and purchase new cars and locations.  With a recent add-on we received a few more vehicles such as a tank but again, we have everything upgraded and all locations so we can only rack up the money.  Fun game for the entire family and FREE.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Laser Kitten

Do you have a pet at home that enjoys laser pens?  Does your arm get sore from the hours of driving the laser around your house?  Laser Kitten is your answer.  I have tried a laser pen and I also purchased the automatic laser from Fleet Farm but my 11 year old cat prefers Laser Kitten. This app on the ipad has a red light fly around on the screen and every time the cat touches the light...it scores points.

As I was researching cat lasers, there are A LOT of different games for cats.  With this said, it is time to go out and purchase your animals their own ipad!!  THIS APP IS FREE!

Link to app info

Friday, January 25, 2013

Timed Test Addition FREE

My children were really struggling with their math skills.  They hated timed tests because, being very competitive, they were falling behind others and wanted to always be at the top.  I began searching for "good" timed test apps since they enjoy using my ipad.  This app (which I later purchased the full version of) has taken my daughter from the middle of her math class to one of the top 5.  She competes with herself nightly to see if she can beat the night before.  It has the same layout as what she uses at home but it is on the ipad which must mean it is fun.

This app is free but there is a paid app with more math skills.


Are you sick of people blinking, not looking when the picture is taken or goofing around which ruins your perfect picture.  Use this app and take multiple pictures.  It will let you easily choose your favorite picture, take out that one person who blinked and change it with a better head.

This app is currently $0.99 in the app store

GroupShot solves a common problem found in group photos, namely one person who isn’t facing the camera or whose expression doesn’t fit the rest of the group. 
Usually people take several shots of group photos, with the hope that one will be perfect. 
With GroupShot, users can pick and choose parts of each photo, then combine all the parts to create the perfect shot that looks exactly the same.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Snoopy's Street Fair

Link to image #1

If you are a fan of the Smurfs...Snoopy is just as adictive. Earn money to increase your fair. If you want some of the main characters, you will need to pay real money to get them, just like the smurfs but it is still fun. If Snoopy is in his Santa costume...click on a snow pile and he will throw a snowball at someone! This app is free but if you want more perks...you will have to pay!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

EA Games all $0.99!!

If you are a fan of Fifa Soccer 12, Madden football 12, Monopoly, Sims, Scrabble, Battleship, Yahtzee, Tiger Woods Golf, etc. They have been 99 cents for the past few weeks. Search "EA" in the Apps Store for more info.

My favorite lately has been RISK!

Have a great 2012!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

iBasket Pro HD

Are you a big fan of basketball? Do you get easily addicted in strategy games. In this game you need to think about angles, power, etc. to help in making the shop. I would probably rate this game 3 out of 5. It is fun! My son and I have contests to see who can do better, but I am afraid that after a few weeks we will overlook this app.

Some review on this app are as follows:
-“Very addicting”
-“The best basketball game I’ve ever played”
-“Spectacular! I’m completely hooked.”
This used to be a FREE app but recently changed to $0.99.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Shamrock (waste of money)


I was looking for a nice St. Patrick's Day app for my children to play and was excited to find this one. Wow...was I disappointed. In Shamrock, it flashed 4 pictures on the screen and hides them behind...can you guess? Shamrocks. You then need to pick the correct shamrocks that are hiding the pictures. If you find them, it restarts you, if you can't find them, it restarts you. It is a major waste of $0.99!

Sunday, March 6, 2011



I have let many 6th grade students try this and they think it is an awesome app. One said that it made him look as though he was an artist and he didn't even do much. The link below says this: "Express yourself with impressive sketches like a pencil on a real paper. See unbelievable video in which a famous Japanese artist Yoshitoshi ABe sketches with an iPad version LiveSketch HD: http://bit.ly/livesketch-hd

- Draw faster to make a thin line.
- Draw slower to make a thick line.
- Tap the screen to hide/show toolbar.
- Use eraser to correct possible mistakes.
- To save sketch as PNG (in a better quality) press and keep pressed the HOME button on your device and then press the upper LOCK button.