This post is sponsored by Timbuktu Halloween.
Our fantastic staff have put their heads together to create a list of our current favorite apps so you can check out what we use on our devices on a daily basis.
There are apps for both kids and adults to use and are listed in no particular order. You will find games, educational apps, music apps, organization apps, a great brain training app and more!
This post is sponsored by Timbuktu Halloween
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3. Ten terrifying settings!
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Pandora Radio (iPad/iPhone)
Great music discovery is effortless and free with Pandora. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, genres or composers and we will do the rest. It’s easy to create personalized stations that play only music you’ll love.
MarcoPolo Weather (iPad/iPhone)
Explore the fascinating world of weather! Create rainbows, thunderstorms, blizzards, and more as you learn about 9 major weather types.
Have fun while learning – our “digital sandbox” design seamlessly blends education with engaging play.
Pinterest is a tool to help you discover and plan things you want to do. When you find something that looks interesting, just Pin it! Pins are visual bookmarks that you organize and share the way you want.
My PlayHome Lite (iPad/iPhone)
My PlayHome is a doll house for the iGeneration. Imagine a doll house where your child can use everything, even the closets, TV and shower. Where you can fry an egg and feed the family pizza. Where you can pour drinks, blow bubbles and turn out the lights. Imagine a doll house where the pieces are impossible to lose and never break.
Remember The Milk (iPad/iPhone)
Take your to-do list anywhere with this feature-packed app; never forget the milk (or anything else) again. Remember The Milk (RTM) for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad connects with the popular online service of the same name. With millions of users worldwide, Remember The Milk is everywhere you are: from mobile to the web to apps including Outlook, iCal, Gmail, Google Calendar, Twitter, and more.
Barbie® Fashion Design Maker™ (iPad only)
Barbie ® Fashion Design Maker™ allows you to be a real fashion designer. Choose from different photo realistic fabric swatches and patterns to create real outfits that you can put on Barbie®. Use your own photographs as design elements for your fashions. Level up your designer ranking by completing challenges and winning awards!
Why play against one person in a turn when you can play against thousands at once? Wordament® is a real-time continuous word tournament. Players compete on the same board with everyone at once. Rounds offer challenges such as two- and three-letter tiles, themed words, speed rounds and more.
Mini Motor Racing LITE (iPad/iPhone)
Mini Motor Racing plays like a favorite remote-controlled car showdown, combined with modern tech to nitro-boost your engines! Play multiplayer against your friends or rivals! Race in campaign competitions for big rewards! Upgrade your skills and cars to win more! It’s all here in Mini Motor Racing.
A palette of beautiful colors needs your help to get organized. This quick color matching puzzle game is easy to learn and difficult to put down. Ready to get Compulsive?
□ Addictive color matching puzzle game
□ Multiple Game Modes: Arcade, Strategy, Zen
□ Multiplayer: Play friends on the same board
Subway Surfers (iPad/iPhone)
DASH as fast as you can! DODGE the oncoming trains!
Help Jake, Tricky & Fresh escape from the grumpy Inspector and his dog.
- Grind trains with your cool crew!
- Colorful and vivid HD graphics!
- Hoverboard Surfing!
Shadow Puppet (iPad/iPhone)
Create custom videos that are easy to share! Combine photos and video clips with your voice and favorite song. Draw on screen, add emoji stickers, zoom and pan. Create videos to tell a story, explain an idea, or send a personalized message.
Shadow Puppet Edu (iPad/iPhone)
Easily create videos in the classroom! Students as young as five can make videos to tell stories, explain ideas, or document their learning. 30+ lesson ideas supporting Common Core make it easy to get started in your classroom!
Despicable Me: Minion Rush (iPad/iPhone)
Experience the brand-new Despicable Me: Minion Rush! Gru’s loyal, yellow, mischievous Minions are ready for their tastiest challenge yet: Collecting exotic fruits to make yummy jelly! Jump, roll, dodge and scramble against others in fun, fast-paced missions.
The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 1,000,000* books in the Kindle Store Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up your book where you left off on another device.
BUSH’S® Bean Dash (iPad/iPhone)
As Jay Bush, the protector of BUSH’S® Secret Family Recipe, our running game will have you dashing through the Bush’s family farm collecting beans and ingredients to make all of your favorite BUSH’S® Baked Bean flavors. Power-ups will help you through our run and jump platform game as you do your best to avoid Big Bumbling Bees, Crazy Clucking Chickens and Pesky Gophers.
ABC iview (Australia only, rated 12+ years, iPad/iPhone)
Never miss a moment of your favourite TV. ABC iview is simple, ad-free and free to use. Download the app now to watch ABC TV and exclusive iview programs on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, on demand, over wifi or 3G/4G. Catch up on prime-time drama and trusted news and current affairs.
Recipe, Menu & Cooking Planner (iPad/iPhone)
Pepperplate is the only app for serious cooks - it has all the tools you need to cook weeknight dinners or host a dinner party for 12. Manage your recipes, create menus, shop with ease and cook like a pro. Seamlessly manage your recipes, menus and shopping lists on the web, iPad and iPhone. Take your iPad into the kitchen and cook your whole menu with multiple cooking timers.
Stack the Countries™ Lite (iPad/iPhone)
Stack the Countries™ Lite makes learning about the world fun! Watch the countries actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game! As you learn country capitals, landmarks, geographic locations and more, you can actually touch, move and drop the animated countries anywhere on the screen. Carefully build a stack of countries that reaches the checkered line to win each level.
Cozi Family Organizer (iPad/iPhone)
Manage everyday life and keep the whole family in the loop with Cozi, Appy Award Winner for Best Family App, BMA Gold Winner for Best Mobile Calendar and named a "must-have app for a better life" by The TODAY Show.
GirlsCamera, Japanese purikura style photo decoration app (iPhone/2x iPad)
Fun of a Print Club sticker machine (Purikura) is brought to a camera app as it is! It's a big hit in Asian countriesTotal downloads exceeded 11million times! GirlsCamera that 1 million people enjoy each month is a camera app for girls that they can experience fun of a photo booth sticker machine anytime, anywhere.
The Weather Channel (iPad/iPhone)
The Weather Channel® provides the most accurate and relevant weather information for anywhere in the world. Get the tools you need to plan your day, week or even the next hour. With The Weather Channel, you’ll know better.
•Detailed weather forecasts
•Interactive maps, with animated layers
•Available in 34 languages
BrainPOP Featured Movie (iPad/iPhone)
Bring learning to your fingertips™ with the BrainPOP Featured Movie app. Watch a different animated movie every day, then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz – free! For even more access to BrainPOP’s award-winning content, choose an optional in-app subscription and enable kids to explore hundreds of Science, Math, Social Studies, English, Engineering & Tech, Arts & Music, and Health subjects..
Injustice: Gods Among Us (rated 12+ years, iPad/iPhone)
INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US is a free-to-play collectible card game where you build a roster of characters, moves, powers, and gear and enter the arena in touch-based 3-on-3 action combat. Use the touch screen mechanics of your mobile device to battle your enemies in 3-on-3 combat.
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The makers of the hit game Dots are back with a brand new, addictive, free, puzzle game!
Join two brave dots as they traverse arctic tundras, navigate fiery jungles, and plunge the ocean depths. Sharpen your skills across 135 challenging levels while uncovering many exciting new features along the way.
LEGO® Friends Story Maker (iPad only)
Designed for creative minds of all ages, LEGO Friends Story Maker offers hours of LEGO fun. Become the author of beautiful multimedia stories using simple tools like drag & drop, stamps, voice recording, backgrounds, frames, and page captions. You can even take pictures of your own amazing creations to capture stories as you build!
Stitcher Radio for Podcasts (iPad/iPhone)
Listen to your favorite news, comedy, sports and talk radio shows and podcasts ON DEMAND from your iPhone or iPad. Discover the best of NPR, CNN, Fox, BBC, WSJ, Adam Carolla, Joe Rogan, Rachel Maddow, Rush Limbaugh, Fresh Air, Freakonomics, Radiolab and over 25,000 shows, podcasts and live stations. Change the way you listen to radio - on your schedule, not the schedule of traditional stations.
Madden NFL Mobile (iPad/iPhone)
It’s MADDEN season! Dominate your friends in intense head-to-head shootouts. This is MADDEN NFL like you’ve never seen it on mobile. Collect current and legendary NFL stars, then put them in action on your favorite NFL team. Play all season long – we’ve got live events and fresh challenges to connect you to the action anytime, anywhere.
TuneIn Radio - Stream free music, sports, news stations, podcasts, songs and tracks (iPad/iPhone)
TuneIn is real radio. Discover, follow and listen to what’s most important to you from the world’s largest collection of sports, news, music and talk stations. TuneIn has over 100,000 real radio stations and more than four million podcasts from all over the world on your iPhone, iPad and iPod.
Star Wars: Commander (iPad/iPhone)
Charge into battle on distant planets, and lead your troops to victory in this action-packed, combat strategy game! Build a base, recruit an unstoppable force, and challenge players across the Star Wars universe in Star Wars™: Commander!
Runtastic GPS Running, Walking, Jogging, Marathon & Fitness Tracker (iPhone/2x iPad)
The Runtastic app tracks (time, distance, speed, elevation change, calories & more) sports and fitness activities - such as running, jogging, biking & walking - utilizing GPS technology to help you build healthy lifestyle habits and reach exercise goals! What’s more? Runtastic has recently been revamped to enhance your user experience!
Flow Free (iPad/iPhone)
Flow Free is a simple yet addictive puzzle game. Connect matching colors with pipe to create a flow. Pair all colors, and cover the entire board to solve each puzzle. But watch out, pipes will break if they cross or overlap! Free play through hundreds of levels, or race against the clock in Time Trial mode. Gameplay ranges from simple and relaxed, to challenging and frenetic, and everywhere in between.
Starbucks (iPhone/2x iPad)
The official iPhone application from Starbucks has been completely redesigned, bringing you an improved interface, a more personal dashboard experience, digital tipping and other great features. Starbucks for iPhone keeps you connected to your card, so you can just scan to pay—while earning Stars in the My Starbucks Rewards™ program.
Bamba Ice-Cream (iPad only)
It's every kids' favorite - Ice-Cream! Let them run an Ice-Cream parlor. Custom-make your ice-cream dish with lots of wacky ingredients. Decorate with the mystery topping! Don't forget to eat it when you're done! Bamba Ice-Cream is an interactive toy designed for kids. There are no scores, complicated interfaces or stressful time limits. This game is great to play alone or with an adult.
Timehop (iPhone/2x iPad)
Timehop helps you celebrate the best moments of the past with your friends. It's like #tbt every day! What were you doing a year ago today? Two years? Three years? Timehop brings together your old photos and posts from your iPhone, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Foursquare and replays your past a day at a time.
Toca Kitchen Monsters (iPad/iPhone)
Ever wanted to play with your food? Now you can! In this Monster edition of the super-hit Toca Kitchen you can cook and play with food for two hungry monsters. Pick any ingredient and prepare it in your own way! Slice, boil, fry, cook, microwave or mix? And wait for the response from the hungry monster...
Feedly: Blogs, News, Magazine, Youtube and Tumblr Reader (iPad/iPhone)
Feedly is a new way to browse and share the content of your favorite news sites, feeds, tumblr blogs and youtube channels. Instead of having to hunt down for news, feedly uses RSS to aggregate the contents of the news sites and blogs you like and deliver them as a fast mobile-optimized experience.
MarcoPolo Ocean (iPad/iPhone)
Make dolphins jump. Build a coral reef. Explore the deep sea. Create your own aquarium. These are just some of the fun things you can do with MarcoPolo Ocean, a “digital sandbox” for kids to play in that sparks their interest in the most unexplored part of our planet – the ocean. Five build-and-play activities bring the language and the images of the ocean to life.
Evernote is the modern workspace that helps you be your most productive self. You’re on the path to something big — Evernote is where you do the work to achieve it.
- Write notes of all types, from short lists to lengthy research, and access them on any device.
- Collect web articles, handwritten notes, and photos to keep all the details in one place.
Equate Formula Solver (iPad/iPhone)
Equate is a formula solver developed by nerds who appreciate the wonderful world of Math, Physics and Chemistry! Conquer formulas with ease using our state of the art formula solvers! Equate is the most extensive formula solver in the App Store with aesthetically pleasing features. Equate is the ONLY all in one (Math,Physics,Chemistry) formula calculator you will ever need....
Elevate - Brain Training (iPad/iPhone)
Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking skills, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with his or her own personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results. The more you train with Elevate, the more you’ll improve critical cognitive skills that are proven to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence.
Angry Birds Star Wars II (iPad/iPhone)
The Force is strong with this one. Get ready for Angry Birds Star Wars II – the epic follow-up to the #1 smash hit game! Based on the Star Wars movie prequels, use the Force for good against the greedy Pork Federation or choose a much darker path.
Sky Burger (iPhone/2x iPad)
Sky Burger puts you to work stacking burgers to order! Catch the right ingredients as they fall from the sky, and don’t forget that top bun when you’re done!
Build over 50 unique burger orders that grow taller and taller the more orders you complete. Complete enough orders in a row and build an unlimited SkyBurger!
Spotify Music (iPad/iPhone)
Spotify is the best way to listen to music on mobile or tablet. Search for any track, artist or album and listen for free. Make and share playlists. Build your biggest, best ever music collection. Get inspired with personal recommendations, and readymade playlists for just about everything.
** Please note ** Pricing is correct at the time of publishing. Some apps may contain in-app purchases and/or advertising. Only the app's developer can control when an app is free.**
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