The sequel to The Elements, Molecules by Theodore Gray is an interactive book about compounds, chemicals and molecules. It also has 3D models of 348 molecules and over 500 videos of objects. Also available in print form.
MTailor lets you order tailored shirts via a free iOS app. It will use your device’s camera to take your measurements and shirt preferences (fabric, collar, cuffs etc.). Your shirt will be shipped for free with a money back guarantee.
The new Adobe Brush app lets you make custom brushes out of anything you can take a picture of: a line, a pattern or even your face. You can then save and use your brushes on Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and Photoshop Sketch.
Like Automatic, Vinli plugs into you car’s OBD-II port and can tell you specific details about your car’s health. But it also has apps for security, automatic emergency calls, GPS tracking, integration with home automation and more.
Acorns links your checking account and invests spare change from purchases through that account. Your portfolio is diversified and transparent, and you can deposit or withdraw at any time. Android and web versions coming soon.
This amazing new iOS app from Instagram lets you capture impressive “hyperlapse” moving time-lapse videos with your iPhone or iPad. It’s easy to use, lets you vary playback speed, and stabilizes images for cinematic quality.
A smart cooking app for iOS. SideChef’s step-by-step recipes are augmented by high quality images and timers for time-sensitive steps. It can also read instructions out loud and respond to voice commands. Android version coming soon.
A free service for iOS and Android that lets you transfer links, files and more between a PC and a mobile device, or to other Pushbullet users. Android users can also use it to get call and text notifications on their computer.
A smart contacts app for iOS. Humin lets you search your contacts using practical criteria like when or where you saved their info or where they live or work. It can also tell you which of your contacts know each other as well.
An iOS app that lets you quickly order pizza. It stores your credit card information and delivery address to make successive orders much easier to place. Also, Hipster Billy Mays cameo alert! He’s like the Nic Cage of onlinecommercials.
Shutter is a camera app and cloud backup service for iOS users that gives you an unlimited amount of online storage for photos and videos, all for free. It also lets you share hour-long videos and any number of photos.
Previously exclusive to the iPad, Parallels’ mobile-friendly remote desktop software is now available for the iPhone as well as Android tablets and smartphones. It’s also more affordable now, down to $20 from $80 per year.
Mika Mobile’s follow up to its hit iOS RPG Battleheart. The game forgoes its predecessor’s 2D graphics and party-based combat for a single character in a 3D world, with a flexible skill system and multiple dialogue options. More here.
Despite its tacky name, the iStick provides much needed storage for iOS device users. Its a USB drive with an integrated Lightning connector to transfer files directly to and from your device. Available in 8GB to 128GB variants.
An audio news app for iOS and Android. Newsbeat lets you pick from a variety of newspapers and other news sources and will read article summaries to you using text-to-speech. It also supports voice commands. More here.
Now you can horribly mangle, torture and hopefully save Bob the patient on the go. Surgeon Simulator Touch is as hilariously awkward and vague as the desktop version. It also has two new surgeries and a new game mode.
A fast paced strategy game for iOS and Android tablets. First Strike pits you against other nations in a nuclear arms race that quickly escalates to all out war, all presented through a simple but slick interface. More here.
Pacemaker is a DJ app for the iPad designed to be easy to use. It lets you mix your iTunes songs, and it can access tracks in Spotify as well. By our estimate that gives you around 5.3 bajillion song combinations.
Paper offers an alternative way to interact with your Facebook feed. Taking cues from the popular news-reading app Flipboard, Paper features a clean interface dominated by gestures instead of buttons. Available for iOS on 3/2/14.
Developer Evil Window Dog wants to save us from a 21st century plague. Horizon is a video recording app for iOS that always takes videos in landscape mode, regardless of device orientation. This should be standard on all phones.
Equil JOT is an ink pen that can record what you’re writing or drawing on paper in real time. You can then edit, annotate and share your work from your iOS device. However, your device cannot be in sleep mode while you’re recording.
Overwatch is an upcoming Android and iOS app that aims to bring features from FPS games to outdoor combat sports such as airsoft, paintball and laser tag. It will let you track and chat with your teammates and unlock virtual perks.
A keychain-sized gadget packed with features. The iMpulse controller works with iOS and Android devices. It can be used as a gamepad, a media controller and a locator for your keys. Available in plastic and brushed metal cases.
It’s a wonder that iOS doesn’t include more options for customizing how music sounds in your headphones. CanOpener picks up the slack with options for tweaking your audio including the crossfeed, equalizer and loudness settings.
Mapkin is an iOS app that lets you make personalized maps for your loved ones. Choose which landmarks appear on the map, add notes or even voice recordings then send a link to the map via SMS, email, Facebook or Twitter.