Apps of the week: Dead Trigger 2, Tweetbot 3, Tick, and more…

iPhone 5 appsThis weekend is a big one for me. I am throwing my annual Halloween shindig. I plan for it all year long and my friends show up in some amazing costumes. I’ll be busy all weekend, planning for the festivities, and then recovering from them.

If you are keeping your weekend free for games, or looking for a productivity app to keep you on track, we’ve got a list of apps to checkout…

Tweetbot 3

If you are a visitor of the Twitterverse, you most likely already know about Tweetbot. The popular Twitter client gives you all manner of options and controls over your 140-character social networking service. This week, Tweetbot received an iOS 7 overhaul and is full of new features (and a separate download price) to make you feel like your Twitter account is a whole new beast. You can hide unwanted hash tag tweets, sync your preferences between all devices using iCloud, save multiple tweet drafts, and more. This app is available for $2.99.

Dead Trigger 2

Dead Trigger 2Madfinger’s previous zombie shooter was hugely popular in the App Store and even won a Hall of Fame award from Apple in 2012. The sequel promise more brain-eating fun as you run for your life in a post-apocalyptic world where humans eat humans. Grab your gun and head for the streets as you shoot your way through new zombies, like Kamikaze, Vomitron, and super challenging bosses. Meet up with the Gunsmith, Medic, Scientist, Smuggler, and Engineer, who will all help you unlock new weapons when you complete missions. Unlock super secrete bonus features, like Rocket Chicken and Grenade Chicken. This game is available for free.


GneoTake action on your to-do list with an effective organization app that helps you prioritize the things you need to complete. Check out the Canvas to see what tasks need immediate attention. The Forecast brings your calendar into the mix so you can plan ahead for what needs to be done in the future. Add follow-ups and reminders to keep you on deadline and makes sure you don’t forget about anything. Categorize your tasks so you can quickly access something relating to your current activity. Integrate with Evernote to access your to-do lists from any device. This app is available for $4.99.

IM+ Pro7

IM+ Pro7 1If you are looking for the ultimate chat client, you’ve found it in Shape’s newest iOS 7 redesigned IM+ Pro. This app lets you log into all of your various chat services for multiple chatting at once. Text mobile-to-mobile through Beep, encrypt your chats for true privacy. Store your chat histories, and even print them out using AirPrint. Talk you friends and family through Facebook, Twitter DM, Google +, AIM, and more. Express yourself with clever emoticons and customize the look of your chat window using different themes, backgrounds, and sound notifications. This app is available for $4.99.


TickTick offers a simple and beautiful list maker that makes it easy for you to quickly write down things you need to do, grocery items, and more. The animated icons make it simple to quickly find the list you are looking for and the well designed UI gives you instant editing capabilities. All you have to do is start typing to create a new list. Writing it down on a piece of paper couldn’t be easier. Plus, ticking items off of your list is as easy as tapping the screen. If you don’t need a lot of bells and whistles with your list maker, Tick keeps it simple for you. This app is available for $1.99. Read our review here.


FigureThis amazing app by Propellerhead has been around for over a year now. However, it’s always been $0.99. This week, you can get your hands on the music creation app for free. Make songs by tapping instruments using drums, bass, and synthesizer. Slide your finger across the screen to manipulate the sound, tempo, and octaves. This app is great for seasoned musicians and musical noobs alike. It is simple to adjust the digital instruments to your liking without needing any kind of musical background. However, musicians will know how cool it is that Thor and Kong power these instruments to bring a realistic sound to a fun little app. This app is available for free.

Fright Heights

Fright HeightsChillingo’s new Halloween-themed game puts you into a haunted hotel where you must call on the inhabitants of the underworld to scare your guests. Channel ancient talismans to conjure the undead and fill the empty rooms of your establishment. The game mixes puzzle and strategy, putting your skills to the test. Earn points and cash for scaring your guests out of their minds. Create fright combos by chaining your ghosts together. Use your “boo bucks” to buy menacing monsters like vampires, werewolves, and ghouls. This game is available for free.


LoryStripesO.K., I’m not going to lie. I chose this app mainly because my name is in it. I couldn’t pass it up. It’s not everyday that my name shows up on an app. This fun photo filter adds striping effects to your images based on Italian designer Laurent Rosset. Add a unique look to your pictures with 40 different stripes with 120 preset designs. Customize the color using 62 hues and nine shading options. Rotate, scale, and move your strips to fit anywhere on your image. Use the masking tool to weave stripes throughout objects in the photo. This app is available for $1.99.

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