Apps of the week: Spendee, Sky Gamblers, Morning, and more…

iPhone 5 appsWho’s headed for Comic-Con this weekend? If you are one of the tens of thousands of geeks, nerds, and pop culture fanatics that will be invading the tranquil metropolis of San Diego over the next few days, you may need some apps to keep you occupied.

If you are looking for a calendar app to help keep track of the Comic-Con schedule or a game to pass the time while you wait in line for hours and hours, we’ve got a list of apps that will help get you through the weekend…

VinylizeMe IconVinylizeMe

This entertaining photo filter app turns your pictures into record covers. You can make the most boring of images into a hipster’s dream come true. I mocked up my own band’s album cover this way. Genres are limited, but the overall idea is lots of fun. The reason this app is on our list this week is that BlueSpark Studio, the app’s creator, just launched a contest where the first prize is $100 iTunes gift card. If you are a record collector, you’ll get a kick out of the little details, like the “High Fidelity” label and the customizable record company logos. This app is available for $1.99.

Morning IconMorning – Weather, To-do, News, and more

I know how much you guys love the new flat look that is coming in iOS 7. That’s why this multitasking productivity for the iPad is on this list. Not only does it look like it was designed specifically for Apple’s new look, but it offers a whole lot of features that will make your life easier. There are eight different panels that you can customize and organize however you like. Display your iPad on your desk and keep track of weather, traffic, stocks, and more. You can also switch between five different themes, so every day will look different in the Morning (I know, I’m pretty clever, right?). This app is available for $3.99.

Lovely IconLovely – Find Homes and Apartments for Rent

I’m a renter. I have never felt like owning a home. I like to move around a lot and don’t want to be tied down to one place. No matter how much I love the place I live, I’m always looking for the next one. Lovely is the perfect match for renters. You can look for places in a specific area, filter your search by price, number of rooms, and more. You can contact the landlord directly, get directions with one tap, and save listings to your favorites list. Get notifications when a new place becomes available in a neighborhood you like and find out right away if an apartment has been rented. This app is available for free.

Agenda Calendar 4 IconAgenda Calendar 4

Again with the iOS 7 design. Yup. This calendar app looks great and has a simple, yet elegant design. You can check out your daily schedule in a blog roll type list view, get the details of an event in a pop-out window, get a monthly overview with dots that tell you when something is happening that day, and find out what the next six months will look like. Get notifications and reminders for meetings and events, set recurring items, and more. It is compatible with a wide variety of productivity apps, and syncs with your iOS calendar. This app is available for $1.99.

Cal IconCal | Your Life. Your Calendar

Well, this week I’ve obviously gone overboard with calendar and organizer apps. I guess I am feeling like I need to get my life straight. I have been fairly busy lately. Thank goodness I’ve got this fantastic app to keep me on track. You can create or edit events, invite others from your device’s contact list, add a location and get one-touch directions, plus set notes, reminders, and more. This app was created by, and fully supports, Any.DO, the task organizer. Log into your Any.Do account and integrate all of your daily projects with the calendar. This app is available for free.

Spendee IconSpendee – see where your money goes

I may need a calendar app to keep track of all my daily activities, but what I need more is a finance app that is easy to use and keeps track of what I’m wasting my hard-earned cash on. When you put it on a wheel or a grid, I have a better idea of where I need to start cutting back. Spendee makes it easy to add income and expenses and lets you see where you are spending to most money. If you find out that a lot of money is spent on food, you can try going out to eat less often to reduce that cost. This app is available for $1.99.

Sky Gamblers Cold War IconSky Gamblers: Cold War

I’ll bet you thought I was going to make it through a whole weekend app list without putting a game in the mix. Well, I just can’t help myself. I’m a gamer at heart. Sky Gamblers has made it to the third in a series of flight simulation games that puts you in the cockpit of a fighter plane. In this version, you’ll be flying Cold War era jets that resemble the 17 different planes used throughout the decades. Play console quality dogfights in solo missions over a variety of different countries. Play cooperative or competitive against friends in eight different online modes. You can even watch the action unfold on your big screen TV using AirPlay through Apple TV. This game is available for $4.99.