The App Store takes delivery of hundreds of new apps per day. The overwhelming scene makes it possible to easily overlook an exciting game, valuable productivity suite, etc. However, we have a solution. Today’s Best Apps tackles this problem by providing you with a handpicked and tested list of apps that are truly worth your consideration each and everyday.

In this special after holiday edition of Today’s Best Apps, we’ve also included some other releases, those that had an approval date within the past week.

iPhone:

Custom Reminder by Daniel Willoughby (Free, 1.7 MB): This basic reminder app may not be the solution for the task management masters, but it does a fine job providing a simple summary and alerts for the occasional appointment, meeting, to-do, and more.

Element X by W Wickham (Free, 2.8 MB): A good tool for science class, this reference app is a quick way to look up element information using the standard Periodic Table layout or via a list. In addition, the app includes flashcards and a quiz.

SKYE Weather+Photo by AOL Inc. (Free, 29.2 MB): The social scene goes skyward as users submit weather photos and share their own weather condition adjective in one of AOL’s latest releases. The app includes very minimal details for the current weather, 36-hour and week forecasts, as well as Facebook integration for automatic location bookmarking.

Heroes of Hellas by Alawar Entertainment, Inc ($1.99, 212.0 MB): The balance of power has been shifted and you are being called on to help restore it in this historically-themed match-3 puzzle game. Strategically make your way through all of the 97 levels to unlock the seven Heroes of Hellas and recover Zeus’s scepter.

Universal:

Itsy Bitsy Spider – All In one Educational Activity Center and Sing Along: Full Version by Kids Games Club ($1.99, 43.5 MB): This edutainment app revolving around the nursery rhyme, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, is packed full of fun activities for the little ones. Kids can do everything from a simple sing-along, coloring book, and peekaboo to practicing math, shapes, and problem solving by solving fun counting quizzes, mazes, and puzzles. The app contains 10 activities in all.

Boat Rush™ by Mohammed Khaleel ($0.99, 27.2 MB): Jump into this racing experience with both feet. Weave around the rocky walls, under bridges, and more on your personal watercraft to prove you’re the king of the water. The game features 10 tracks, semi-retro graphics and music, simple touch controls, and color customizable rider and PWC.

Rynglets by Kenneth Tylman ($0.99, 14.5 MB): There’s plenty of twists and turns in this challenging puzzler. In a mesh of woven rings, turn and flip each one until they are all a single color, i.e., no one ring is has different colored sections. The game features four puzzle sizes, three difficulty levels, and a timed scoring system.

iPad:

Caelestis by james milton (Free, 5.3 MB): A very fascinating concept, this audio sequencer uses a Pong-like user interface to create music. The idea is to release colored 2-D balls into hollow shapes, which are referred to as rooms, where the bounce causes a sound. Each ball and room wall has a different sound. There are four ball types, nine room audio variations, audio adjustments per room, and note selection. Import and export can be added for $0.99.

Meerkapp by Dimitar Bonev (Free, 11.6 MB): This drawing and painting app has one really big feature, a built-in community. Not only can artists come together to show off their own talents, they can help each other flourish with direct involvement. When viewing someone’s published works, you have the option of modifying it, then re-publish. The app features four brushes, discovery categories, and works seamlessly with Facebook or Twitter.

Heroes of Hellas HD by Alawar Entertainment, Inc ($3.99, 130.8 MB): The balance of power has been shifted and you are being called on to help restore it in this historically-themed match-3 puzzle game. Strategically make your way through all of the 97 levels to unlock the seven Heroes of Hellas and recover Zeus’s scepter.