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.

Remember: Even though in-app purchases typically require your iTunes Store password for processing, you can further prevent them and other unauthorized actions by enabling local restrictions using the passcode locked iOS parental controls.

iPhone:

Word Tap A Thon by Qtech Software PVT. LTD. (Free, 13.5 MB): Stimulating and entertaining, this word find puzzle provides a great way to pass the time, exercise your brain, and even expand your vocabulary. Nothing far beyond the typical guidelines, the objective is to locate all of the listed words within a 6×7, 7×8, or 8×9 grid of letters as quickly as possible. The game features dynamically generated puzzles, three levels of difficulty, 10,000 word dictionary, the option to show definitions following successful word identification, sound effects but no in-game music, as well as both local and global leaderboards. The online scoreboards are broken down into city, state, country, and world, therefore, the app does request access to location services.

Universal:

Dash & Bash by Touch.Play.Repeat (Free, 41.7 MB): In this quirky side-scroller, Dash the duck takes on Bash the beaver through several action-packed race courses to prove who’s the champion once and for all. Dash is primarily just a darling duck, but the thing about Bash is that he’s clever and remorseless. Along with utilizing a jetpack to gain an advantage, he enlisted beaver buddies to construct dams as speed reducing barriers. Thankfully, Dash is a duck, which means that he can fly over and dive under the wood structures, though they can still cause a problem and aren’t the only one. In addition, some neighborhood creatures will be a nuisance, such as creating temporary visual obstructions and deflecting the webfooted water warrior off target. However, success has its many rewards. For starters, wins award coins for use in recruited quacktastic friends with greater skills. Secondly, a three star triumph allows a head-to-head race against Bash rather than the time trial-style runs. The game features colorful cartoony 2-D graphics, comic book story cutscenes, five chapters, 25 races, 22 themed characters, two finger control, and star rating system.

Quik Cast by Mobius Entertainment (Free, 13.9 MB): Whether a sports event, musical performance, friendly hello from the beach, or breaking news, this simple live broadcasting app allows you to share any moment with very little time and effort. There’s no registration required, just name and categorize your channel, then bring it online and offline as desired. The feed can be watched by others using the app just by entering a shared Quick Watch Code or through a web browser with a basic URL that incorporates that same code. The app supports multiple channel creation, includes five category types, allows bookmarking favorites, and offers channel browsing. Using Wi-Fi or 4G cellular, I experienced a delay of about five seconds from host capture to client display.

iPad:

Word Tap A Thon HD by Qtech Software PVT. LTD. (Free, 24.5 MB): Stimulating and entertaining, this word find puzzle provides a great way to pass the time, exercise your brain, and even expand your vocabulary. Nothing far beyond the typical guidelines, the objective is to locate all of the listed words within a 6×7, 7×8, or 8×9 grid of letters as quickly as possible. The game features dynamically generated puzzles, three levels of difficulty, 10,000 word dictionary, the option to show definitions following successful word identification, sound effects but no in-game music, as well as both local and global leaderboards. The online scoreboards are broken down into city, state, country, and world, therefore, the app does request access to location services.