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Today's Best Apps: Barcode Kingdom And Noteology

Today's Best Apps: Barcode Kingdom And Noteology

March 25, 2014
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. Before sending you off to survey the latest highlights, I have an important notice. Due to unfortunate circumstances, Today's Best Apps will have a short hiatus, beginning tomorrow, March 25. The showcase should resume by the end of the week, but until then, keep enjoying the other goodies here at AppAdvice. 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


Barcode Kingdom by Magic Cube ($0.99, 56.4 MB): This retro-style role-playing game adds an interesting aspect extra unpredictability to the adventure by augmenting play with barcodes. Normally, they are just a component to identify a product, but now those cryptic and mesmerizing tags of variously thick lines dictate which warrior, weapon, and potion comes your way. Once recruited and equipped, the little hero must select a mission to aid the kingdom, either mining resources or slaughtering the enemy forces. If combat is the choice, don't be bashful about enlisting units of a friend and upgrading your own army's skills, especially since characters clash without further instruction from you, so make certain they are prepared. The game features pixelated 16-bit graphics, calm and exuberant instrumental soundtrack, 100 mission campaign, player-vs-player encounters for resources, 50 unit classes, 350 weapons, plus an automatic battle system with optional co-op as well as leaderboards and achievements via Game Center.


Noteology by RHP Multimedia Corp. ($2.99, 6.6 MB): By offering both video recording and note-taking abilities, this productivity app provides a more efficiently means to document anything from your business meetings or class lectures to research projects. However, it isn't just about all-in-one convenience. Thanks to a dynamic user interface that divides the work and viewing area into separate panels as necessary, plus support for Bluetooth connected keyboards, you can log any notations, transcribe, etc as the session is visually captured. In fact, there's one section for general notes and another for time-specific comments and so forth, i.e., bookmarks. Additionally, you have the option to input data afterwards, including any bookmarks while replaying the video, as well as import or export videos and notes via Dropbox, save a video to the camera roll or Dropbox, and share notes through email or output to Dropbox using the tools of the in-app gallery. NOTE: An self-standing case and Bluetooth keyboard are highly recommended for ease.

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