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Today's Best Apps: Bird Gets The Word, Comic Maker HD And On The Cut

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:

On the Cut by Paskal Toutsidis ($0.99, 159.2 KB): This simple, yet effective recording app allows you to take the short video collage concept of Vine to other social networks, including instant messaging chats. In fact, even the capture user interface has a close similarity to Vine. Contained within a primarily "flat" design is a centered viewfinder, progress bar across the top, as well as camera change and LED torch buttons on the bottom. To record, all it requires is a tap and hold, then release to pause. Unlike Vine, in addition to the LED torch option, On the Cut allows up to 54-second clip video and exports the final product to the iOS camera roll rather than a 6-second video posted directly to Vine with optional sharing through Twitter and Facebook. For mobile upload and playback optimization, On the Cut saves videos in the MPEG-4 format at a resolution of 480-by-480.

Bird Gets the Word! by StachIt (Free, 44.2 MB): If your friends aren't providing enough of a challenge, then take on the greater difficulty provided by this massively multiplayer online word game. Instead of going up against a single person, you'll be battling 49 opponents for the top spot. Each match requires an entry fee of 5 or more tokens, lasts two minutes, and involves a 4-by-4 letter tile board that you swipe to construct words using adjacent letters. Obviously, the more points score, the higher the rank and the bigger collection of coins and tokens earned back. As mentioned, tokens are the entry, but coins are used to purchase power-ups. The game features colorful cartoony graphics, three levels of difficulty, 10 total rooms, and Facebook integration. Premium membership is available for a one-time fee of $2.99 via in-app purchase to remove ads, provide increased rewards, as well as unlock the practice area and other bonus features.

iPad:

Bird Gets The Word! HD by StachIt (Free, 44.2 MB): If your friends aren't providing enough of a challenge, then take on the greater difficulty provided by this massively multiplayer online word game. Instead of going up against a single person, you'll be battling 49 opponents for the top spot. Each match requires an entry fee of 5 or more tokens, lasts two minutes, and involves a 4-by-4 letter tile board that you swipe to construct words using adjacent letters. Obviously, the more points score, the higher the rank and the bigger collection of coins and tokens earned back. As mentioned, tokens are the entry, but coins are used to purchase power-ups. The game features colorful cartoony graphics, three levels of difficulty, 10 total rooms, and Facebook integration. Premium membership is available for a one-time fee of $2.99 via in-app purchase to remove ads, provide increased rewards, as well as unlock the practice area and other bonus features.

Comic Maker HD by Nguyen Trung Kien (Free, 37.0 MB): From stories of superheroes to hilarious tales of adorable animals, this is likely one of the easiest ways of constructing your own comics. If you're a talented artist, go ahead and import your own drawings. For the rest of us, there's the option of importing other images, including photos, and a generous clipart library containing dozens of characters, props, backgrounds, action bubbles, artistic fonts, and shapes. As far as assembly, items can be moved, resized, reduced in transparency, and layered however you desire on portrait or landscaped oriented pages separated into as many as eight scenes. When sharing, you can export comics as images to the iOS camera roll, print them, or share them via email as an image, PDF, or comic book file in various page sizes (default being the standard A4).

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