The AppAdvice iPad App Of The Week: Liike for Facebook with Chat ($0.99 & universal), released June 15

Like Is The Facebook App You’ve Always Wanted

Currently, there’s no official Facebook for iPad application – which is a shame, because of a lot of us want to access the social network from our “magical and revolutionary” devices (outside of Safari for iOS). Fortunately, Liike – a third-party developed application – can provide users with access to the service, and also features a sleek, elegant design.

In a sense, Liike feels like it is a native app from Apple to access Facebook. Everything is fast, responsive, and simple. No gaudy blue bar with a logo slapped across it all the time, just a clean and simple interface.

The app is compatible with all of Apple’s iOS devices, and is available to purchase for $0.99. Check it out, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

New Releases

NightCam+ HD ($0.99), released June 14

New App Promises Nighttime Photos Using An iPad 2

The iPad 2 features a rear-facing camera, but no built-in flash unit – which is problematic. Fortunately, NightCam+ HD promises to help. Features include:

  • Full resolution image capture
  • Instant preview
  • Back and Front camera support.
  • Geotaging your photos

As mentioned, the application is available to download for $0.99.

Updates

Angry Birds HD ($4.99), updated June 17

Angry Birds Updated: “Mine & Dine” – Cave Theme, 15 New Levels

The popular iPad application, Angry Birds HD, has recently been updated. Now, users of the application can enjoy 15 new levels and a cave theme, in which gamers must delve underground to destroy those pesky pigs. The update is also available for the iPhone and iPod touch version of the application.

Mr. Reeder ($3.99), updated June 13

Mr. Reader Gets A Massive Update – Adds Many Features, Fixes & Improvements

If you’re an avid Google Reader users, Mr. Reader is one of the better iPad clients available in the App Store. Now with this latest update, users can enjoy a variety of new features including:

  • New Service: Send to Readability
  • New Service: Create notes in Evernote
  • New Service: Send to “Send2Mac” (open article in your Mac browser)
  • Integrates with Terminology, by Agile Tortoise, to look up definitions of words when installed on your iPad
  • Remembers your preferred article view for each feed automatically
  • Tap and hold an article to jump to its feed section
  • Sydney, a new additional light theme
  • Tap and hold settings button for the option to manually delete all downloaded images for offline use
  • New setting to start the image caching for offline mode automatically
  • A running image caching for offline mode can be manually cancelled. Tap and hold the sync button.
  • Setting to place a big stamp “READ” to make already read articles easier to see (useful for the visually impaired users)

The application is currently available to download for $3.99.

MLB.com At Bat 11 ($14.99), updated June 13

MLB.com At Bat 11 Updated – Adds Redesigned Statistics & Other Minor Improvements

Good news, baseball fans: MLB.com At Bat 11 has recently received an update, too. New features include:

  • Re-designed MLB.TV live statistical overlays
  • In-game MLB.TV feed switch capability
  • Enhanced Gameday Audio player
  • Accessibility improvements
  • AV Out support
  • Performance improvements

While the application is expensive, it’s undoubtedly an essential app for any baseball fan. An iPhone version is also available to download.

Twitterrific (free, also universal), updated June 14

Twitterrific for Twitter Updated: New Features, Improvements & Fixes Added

The official Twitter app is great, but not everyone likes it. Fortunately Twitterrific is still going strong – the popular alternative has received an update, adding a variety of new features and improvements. The application is currently available to download for free in the App Store, and it’s compatible with all of Apple’s iOS devices.

The Best iPad Apps Of The Week is published each weekend; a companion piece, The Best iPhone Apps Of The Week, is published separately.