Every week, our staff will handpick an app from the past seven days that we believe is a must-download for your iPhone or iPad. These apps will always be from various categories, but they are chosen because our own staff members love it and have been using them daily. So here are this week’s picks! Enjoy!
Spotify for iPad
Yes, it’s finally here! Spotify just got a major update this week that makes the app a universal app for your iPad, complete with beautiful, Retina ready buttons and album art for the new iPad.
With the new iPad app, premium members can finally browse through Spotify’s library of millions of tracks in an easy and intuitive interface. It reminds me more of the desktop version of Spotify, and it’s a huge improvement over the iPhone app. Users can still access their playlists, users, and music, but it’s all in a single view — much more convenient than the iPhone version.
When you get the music going, the full screen experience is really something else. It looks good, and the app also supports AirPlay, making it a great addition for the living room or your next party.
There’s nothing else to it — this is the biggest app of the week and deserves the title. If you’re a Spotify subscriber, definitely update your app now and enjoy the iPad version!
Make sure to check out our original article here.
Now, who doesn’t like making fun animated gifs? Gifture does just that. Think of Instagram, but with animated gifs rather than just still images.
New users can sign up with Facebook or Twitter, or just create a new account with an email. Once you get in, you can start finding your friends and following them, or take a look at the suggested users. The gifs from people you follow will appear in your Feed view.
Creating your own gifs is easy too. You can either import from the Photo Library or even capture a new animation with automatic or manual mode. Gifture supports up to 20 frames a second and allows you to customize the playback speed, so you can make your gif your way. There are also filters to apply to your gif too, giving it that Instagram feel.
There’s a Popular section to view as well, if you’re into that. There have been comments in the iTunes reviews that some inappropriate images are being posted by other users, so you’ve been warned. I prefer just sticking to seeing gifs from people I follow, anyway.
The app features a beautiful interface that is a pleasure to use. If you’re bored of Instagram or just want to try something new, then check out Gifture.
Check out my original review of Gifture here.
For video coverage of these apps, check out Robin’s AppAdvice Daily below!