Every week we bring you a few App Store apps that we find particularly useful or awesome. The App Store is full of mediocre stuff, but iDB tries to find the gems for your downloading consideration.

This week, we’ve got a nifty app for sending voice messages between iPhones, a new game, and clever photography app. We hope you enjoy this week’s picks!

HeyTell

HeyTell’s purpose is dead simple: to send quick voice messages quickly. Think of it has a walkie talkie without the beeping and annoying button-holding. The app uses low amounts of data and its cross-platform nature allows you to communicate between an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. As long as you have an internet connection, you can send and receive voice messages from the free, universal iOS app.

A really neat feature of HeyTell is its ability to send you push notifications right when you receive a new message. If you’re into the idea of a digital walkie talkie, HeyTell is the perfect app. In-app purchases can be used to set alert tones, send group messages, and much, much more. HeyTell is available for free in the App Store.

LostWinds

LostWinds is a new game from Frontier for iOS. It’s a beautiful, fresh take on platform gameplay in the App Store.

Guide and protect Toku, a young boy and the only one who can help you release the curse placed upon the enchanting world of Mistralis and its people by evil Balasar.

LostWinds is absorbing, beautiful and fun – an essential experience on iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Put the power of the Wind at the tips of your fingers today!

The controls in LostWinds can be a little frustrating at first, but once you get the hang of it you’ll probably start really enjoying the game. LostWinds is available as a universal download for $3.99.

Grid Lens

Like Diptic, Grid Lens allows you to create and stitch together multiple photos on your iPhone. The functionality and charm of Grid Lens makes it a step above Diptic with its ability to take photos inside the live frame.

You can edit your collages with Instagram-like filters and share your creations on all of the popular social networks (including Instagram) in-app. Grid Lens is fast, pretty, and effective at creating multi-short photo collections on the iPhone. You can get the app for 50% off right now ($0.99) in the App Store.

That’s it for this week’s picks! Let us know that you think of these apps in the comments.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been using HeyTell for about 3 weeks now, and all I can say is that this is an AWESOME app. Now, this is one of my favorite apps. It’s free, so you have nothing to lose giving it a try.

  • creed waters

    lost winds isnt really a new game, infact its a good few years old. its a wiiware title from 2/3 years ago.

  • HeyTell also has an android version that works seamlessly with the iOS version so you can use it with all your family/friends.

  • I prefer Frame Magic over Grid Lens. PolyMagic (by Frame Magic’s developer) is cool too.

  • I’ve used HeyTell since it debuted in 2010 and I’ve loved it. I gave my 4yr old daughter my old, deactivated, 1st gen iPhone and it was a great way for us to send each other little messages and the interface is simple enough that she could message either myself or my wife without a problem. Highly recommend this app.

  • Rony

    Thanks

  • Rony

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