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Today's Best Apps: Fantastical 2, RGB Dots And Freeze It

Today's Best Apps: Fantastical 2, RGB Dots And Freeze It

October 31, 2013
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


Fantastical 2 by Flexibits Inc. ($2.99, 15.3 MB): The highly acclaimed calendar app gets its first major upgrade, one big enough for a relaunch. Similar to other updated apps, the user interface strip down to match iOS 7's minimalistic UI makes everything feel comfortably lighter. However, the streamlining didn't just include hollowing out buttons and taking away textures. For further efficiency enhancement, the current day of the DayTicker has been logically shifted to beginning, providing an expanded default look ahead, and is now highlighted by a solid blue circle, resulting in far greater visibility. If that's not sufficiently eye-catching, an alternate theme choice has been added, which swaps the dark background to bright white. As for the finishing touch, there's the seamless integration with Apple's Reminders app, allowing easy management of all tasks. Previously implemented features comprise natural language input, standard and advanced event and reminder alerts, app icon badge notification options, time zone support, Apple Contacts and Calendar integration, as well as combination month or DayTicker (week) and list views plus a standard fullscreen week layout when in landscape.

Freeze It by Noiz Studios (Free, 81.1 MB): Prove you're a quick and clever challenger by joining this trivia infused word game. As the two minute countdown begins, think of an item that belongs in the category displayed at the top. So simple, yet time is ticking away, and none of the twenty letters seem to fit. Type, type, type becomes the only thing on your mind as there are five more categories to go, but it doesn't happen. Suddenly, ice encapsulates the screen. What happened? Literally frozen in your tracks by competitors you probably thought would be easy to crush. However, you have another chance, another opportunity for a quick conquering. Round two. Can you keep calm and claim victory this time? The game features icy 2.5-D graphics, one-on-one turn-based matches and up to four person real-time racing party play, as well as Game Center leaderboards and achievements. Party mode requires the Premium package, available via a $1.99 in-app purchase.

RGB dots by Burnin Ape ($0.99, 13.4 MB): Pass the time as you pass milestones in this endless pick-up and play action-arcade game. Like a vertical shooter without the shooting, your objective is to avoid the swarm of obstacles as long as possible. To do so, just sweep and slide around the other primary colored dots, thus preventing a cataclysmic secondary color combination. The game features vibrant 2-D graphics, upbeat techno tunes, single finger control, solo mode and real-time online multiplayer mode via Game Stream, plus Game Center leaderboard. For something easier on sensitive eyes, standard and free Neon Editions are also available.

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