he 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:

Go Pedometer by Fitness Your Body (Free, 3.0 MB): Effectively monitor and log your walking and running workouts using this feature-rich pedometer and GPS-based tracking tool. The flat neon-themed user interface is separated into five sections. First and most important, the status panel contains quite a few readouts: duration, step count, plus current as well as average distance traveled and estimated calories burned. Also meant to be used during activities, the app’s built-in music player offers a handy means to create audio playlists and easily control playback. For analysis, there are both activity history and physical condition reports, which include BMI calculation and body dimension charting. As for settings and preferences options, you can adjust the sensor sensitivity and update your personal profile (body stats) for better accuracy, enable or disable the various UI acknowledge sounds, and set goals. Extra convenience is provided through some automation and preset configuration choices. The app does contain pop-up ads.

iPad:

Story Me – Collage, comic strip, and cartoon maker for photos by Evtim Georgiev (Free, 27.2 MB): Requiring only the simple touch of your fingers and imagination, this comic strip creation app opens up some hilarious storytelling possibilities. Indeed, plenty of snapshotted moments are natural initiators of laughter, from awkward pool dives to a friend standing with a dumbfounded look on their face, but often times making up a hilarious scene is that much better. For example, your uncle may have actually said, “That’s a big fish,” and stood in the boat calmly. However, you say it was a giant shark that you show leaping from the surface, then toss in a photo of your girlfriend screaming, perhaps a fish smiling in vengeful relief, top it off with some witty dialog, and there’s a story you really want to share. Best of all, it really is that easy. Start by determining the number of scenes and selecting an appropriate template, then move onto image insertion, speech bubble and capture additions, as well as hand drawn effect application, and voila! The app features a wood-themed design studio, drag-and-drop control, automatic and manual face identification for auto speech bubble adjustment, pan and zoom support, in-app gallery, as well as export to the iOS camera roll, Twitter, Facebook, Mail, Messages, and the clipboard.