The AppAdvice iPad App Of The Week:
Mint.com, Free & Universal, Updated October 26
Mint.com, one of the most popular personal finance websites in the U.S. and Canada, arrives today on the iPad as a universal app. The free Mint.com app is available now in the App Store.
Originally launched in 2007, Mint.com was purchased by Intuit, the makers of Quicken and TurboTax, in 2009. Its primary service is to allow users to track their bank, credit card, investment, and loan transactions, all without a monthly free. The Mint.com iPad app launch comes nearly two years after the original app became available for the iPhone/iPod touch. Currently, nearly seven million people use Mint.com’s web-based and mobile offerings.
We’ve had a chance to see the Mint.com app prior to today’s release. As such, we’re happy to report Intuit likely has a winner on its hands. Not only did we find the iPad app easy to use, but also the list of features available are second to none.
Adobe Carousel, Free & Universal, Released Octobere 26
One month after it was unveiled, Adobe’s highly anticipated Carousel application has arrived. The product uses the company’s Adobe Photoshop Lightroom technology to allow customers to access and edit their photos across various devices regardless of operating system.
When customers import their photo library into Adobe Carousel, or take new photos using Adobe Carousel on an iDevice, those photos are automatically accessible on any supported device through a cloud. Once imported, any edits, deletions or additions to the library made on one device are automatically updated across all devices linked with the account. Best of all, Adobe Carousel requires no manual syncing or storage limitations.
Codify, $7.99, Released October 26
A new app called “Codify” allows users to create, edit and run code on an iPad.
The application is currently available to download for $7.99. Once downloaded, users can create graphics, images, games and simulations on an iPad, and make use of the tablet’s multi-touch display and accelerometer when coding.
Bloomberg TV+, Free, Released October 27
The iPad as a TV passes another milestone today. Following in the footsteps of CNN, you can now also watch live Bloomberg TV, right on your iPad.
The new Bloomberg TV app that was released today will now allow you to keep up with the latest and greatest news on your iPad, including:
- Live TV: Bloomberg Television Live 24-hours a day
- Featured videos: The biggest business stories right now prioritized by importance
- Last 24 Hours: All the important business stories from the last 24 hours
- Exclusive interviews with the most influential people in business, finance and investment
- Original content produced for mobile
Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, $6.99 & Universal, Released October 27
Not long ago, Gameloft showed us a teaser of Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation. After all the anticipation, Gameloft has now brought the latest installment of their Modern Combat series to the App Store, as a universal application, for iPhone and iPad.
For $6.99 you will get 13 missions to battle your way through, seven multiplayer modes, more weapons, which are customizable, and possibly the best graphics I have ever seen on an iDevice.
Jetpack Joyride, $.99 & Universal, Updated October 23
Alright Joyriders, it’s time to fire up the App Store app on your iPhone or iPad and check for updates, because you have some new Jetpack Joyride content waiting for you. With Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots out of the way, Halfbrick was able to add two new jetpacks, a bunch of new costumes, and some additional social features to their latest arcade game starring the one and only Barry Steakfries.
Once you have Jetpack Joyride v1.1.5 installed, head to “The Stash” to check out the four new costume sets and two new jetpacks.
The four new costume sets consist of eight separate pieces of content — head and body — so hopefully you have a whole bunch of coins saved up. The new costumes allow you to dress Barry up as Sensei from Fruit Ninja, a silver robot, a construction worker, and in royal robes. Barry can also now utilize the Chrome Plated Afterburner jetpack and the Golden Piggy jetpack, but purchasing them will set you back 30,000 and 50,000 coins, respectively.
DIRECTV App for iPad, Free, Updated October 26
Although it took much longer than many would have hoped, DirecTV customers are now able to stream live TV straight to their iPads thanks to the latest update to the company’s official app. The update also adds a few other handy features that should make your TV viewing experience more enjoyable.
After installing DirecTV v1.3.1 on your iPad, just launch the app and you’ll immediately be prompted with the option to add a Live TV Streaming module to the app’s home screen. The new module displays each channel in order, but you can rearrange, add, and remove channels with a few quick taps.
The Best iPad Apps Of The Week is published each weekend; a companion piece, The Best iPhone Apps Of The Week, is published separately.
Attention developers: If you would like your app to be considered for one of our “Best Of” lists, please me know by sending me a tweet @bryanmwolfe. Note: Your app must have been new or updated in the last week to make the current list.