Best Apps

The best iPad calendar apps (2014 edition)

A few months ago, we shared our favorite calendar apps for the iPhone. We are big on making lists, organizing, and planning out our lives around here. One list is just not enough, especially if you use your iPad and iPhone for very different things.

This time around, we compiled a list of what we think are the best calendar apps for iPad in the App Store. Check out our list below and feel free to let us know what your favorites are in the comment section…

Apple spotlights Amazing Puzzle Games on sale for a limited time

Apple recently created a special section on the App Store to highlight a select group of top-notch puzzle games that are currently on sale. These special App Store sections are great for discovering new games to check out and this one is no different.

Below is Apple’s list of amazing puzzle games with limited time pricing. At full price, they are gems. At their sale prices, they are must-haves! Check this list out to see which ones you don’t already own and grab them before the sale ends on July 17…

The best dictionary apps

If you like learning new words, need a way to describe something without repeating yourself, or just want to fill your head with knowledge, we’ve got a list of what we think are the best dictionary apps for you.

The best apps for taking selfies

I actually hate the word “selfie.” It is one of those trendy words that has stuck around much longer than it was supposed to. It caught on, like a virus, and spread across the world. Even the President of the United States uses it.

I have to admit defeat here, and use the word to describe this list. We know you love to take pictures of yourself with a new outfit, a funny hat, or while eating a burrito. So, here is our list of best apps to take selfies.

The best apps for diabetics

With the recent announcement of the upcoming Health app for iOS 8, people are talking about health and fitness more in the tech world. Fitness has always been connected to iOS use, but more and more, we are finding out how users can better interact with their doctors and specialists.

Diabetics must pay close attention to the things they do and don’t put into their bodies. Keeping track of important data can be a daunting task. We’ve got a list of what we think are the best apps for diabetics. Check them out to see if one of them is right for you…

The best apps for tracking your fitness activities

Whether you’re struggling to keep a New Year’s resolution, or just trying to tone up before beach season, everyone could use a little extra support. Luckily, there’s an app for that.

In fact, we’ve found several apps that help you accomplish your fitness goals by tracking your steps and workouts, tracking your food intake, and offering support and motivation.

The best yoga apps

No more excuses. It’s time to get in shape both mentally and physically. One way to attack mind and body at once is through regular yoga sessions. If you think you are too tough for the balancing exercise, think again. Yoga has been known to kick the butts of even the strongest athletes.

You know you want to try it, even if it is in the privacy of your own home, so we’ve compiled a list of apps to help you get started.

The best recipe apps for iPhone and iPad

Even if you don’t cook on a regular basis, it’s always nice to have a good recipe book on hand. Whether you’re trying to impress that special someone, or you’ve been tapped to bake cookies for the office party, there are occasions when you need to flex your cooking skills.

Luckily, the invention of smartphones and the App Store have put thousands of great recipe books in the palm of your hand. And wouldn’t you know it, the iDB team has taken the time to sift through all of the noise to pick out the best recipe apps for iPhone and iPad.

The best apps for wine enthusiasts

I love to sit down with a nice glass of wine after a long, hard day of work. A glass of red wine every day is said to prolong life, which I could believe because of how nicely it relaxes you.

I wouldn’t call myself an expert, by any means. I will unapologetically drink red with fish and white with lasagna. The App Store has a very nice selection of titles that could help make you seem like an expert to your friends and you won’t have spend all that money on special wine appreciation classes. Check out our list of best apps for wine drinkers… 

The best Instagram apps for iPad

Instagram is one of the most popular social networks for sharing photos and short videos, with official apps available for iPhone, Windows Phone and Android smartphones. But one device that still lacks a native Instagram app is the iPad, as the Facebook-owned company has yet to update the iPhone version to have universal support for the Apple tablet lineup.

As you might expect, a number of iOS developers have taken advantage of this shortcoming by releasing their own third-party Instagram apps for iPad on the App Store. In an effort to save you the trouble of looking through the storefront yourself for these apps, read ahead for a roundup of four of the best Instagram apps for iPad… 

Apps for cord-cutters

Since the beginning of cable (it used to be called “pay TV”), people have been complaining about having to pay too much money for channels they don’t want. Unfortunately, cable providers had solid contracts with networks and weren’t willing to make compromises for their customers.

Things have changed a lot since the days of pay TV and you can now get much of the content you really want, without having to pay for 100 channels that you don’t. We’ve got a list of apps for cable subscribers who are finally ready to cut the cord.

The best apps for movie lovers

I like to think of myself as a movie lover. I worked at an independent theater in my town during my entire college years. I used to go to the movies a lot more often than I do now, but I still make time to go whenever I can. These days, it’s so easy to watch blockbuster hits at home that I almost prefer the comforts of my living room more than a dark theater.

Whether you prefer to make a bowl of popcorn at home, or like to sneak a bag of candies into your favorite theater, we have a list of what we think are the best apps for movie lovers…