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:

Go – Meal and Fitness Tracker by lolo ($2.99, 2.0 MB): Get a bird’s eye view of your health habits with this visually-focused food and fitness tracking app. Like other meal monitoring tools, one of the best ways to gauge a meal is by seeing it. Basically, you’ll know it’s too much food to consume if there are five full dishes before you. However, snapshots only go so far to motivate. So, next there’s the gauge. Not only do you log the size of meals, such as a small snack, you identify the quality, i.e., green for healthy items, orange for halfway nutritious morsels, and red when you indulge with sweets, etc. These color-coded stamps help you judge good and bad behavior when viewed at a weekly or monthly perspective. For example, you may notice a positive filed of green and red for lunch and dinner during the week, but maybe that’s accompanied by a lot of disappointing red and orange dots for breakfast, between full meals, and on the weekends. Now, take that approach and apply it to your workouts, except the color is simple shades of blue and the gauge is based upon time spent and activity difficulty. Put it all together, add a simple slider and dial interface, offer a single or dual output graph display, and receive a great package to visualize your actions, for better or worse, hopefully, overall the better. Sign-up/sign-in to a Lolo account to backup and sync your data across multiple devices.

Universal:

Calculator Pro Elite by Cider Software LLC ($1.99, 2.6 MB): This feature-rich calculator app is a great upgrade for your iPhone or iPod touch and an awesome addition to your iPad. The Apple included calculator works fine for short arithmetic, although, anyone using it beyond those few operation equations certainly know how clumsy things can get without any kind of log, or digital tape. When using this math assistant, you not only have access to previous results, but also a live display of the currently input numerals, operators, and result, all simultaneously. In fact, there’s the option to optimize for whichever suits your needs best. Specifically, landscape orientation may show the standard and scientific keys for quick input or show both the basic keypad and digital tape for efficient referencing. No matter which you choose, all functions are available quickly enough through swipe gestures in portrait orientation. An ad-supported version is also available.