Also of note about Skyfire is that the browser integrates contact with your Facebook and Twitter accounts. No need to switch apps to check your feeds.
Genius Scan +, $2.99 from the Grizzly Labs, is an easy way to take a photo of a document, or of anything, and turn it into a PDF document. It can stitch PDFs together into a single file for e-mailing or posting.
Part of the "genius" is the app's ability to take a photograph of a document at almost any angle, and then correct the document's dimensions. Send your saved documents to Dropbox, Evernote or other cloud destinations.
When the lights go out in a crowded room, it's common now for someone to reach for his phone as a flashlight. App makers have capitalized on that impulse. The iHandy Flashlight from iHandy Inc. for the iPhone uses the phone's bright camera flash as the flashlight. Novelty features include a compass along with strobe settings on the light, and an option to have it flash SOS in Morse code. Well, you never know when you might need help.
A "Pro" version for 99 cents adds even more toys that, if not particularly useful in the dark, are fun to play with.
These include a wide selection of animated images of candles and cigarette lighters — possibly for use in concert audiences — along with illuminated bulbs, glow sticks and neon signs. A screen of links offers other free and "full version" apps from iHandy, such as a tip calculator, bar code and QR code scanners, iPod-playing alarm clock and translator.
AppZilla 2 by Fossil Software L.L.C. is 99 cents, and that's less than a penny per app. Yes, it has a flashlight, too. And a lighter. And a Morse Code generator. Among the more interesting options are a body mass index calculator and a "path tracker" that uses the phone's GPS function to plot your path of travel on a map.
There's a song-lyric finder, decibel meter, loan calculator, bar code price checker, weather map, motion detector, a playable drum set and a slew more.
Gag and game apps include an "Alien Radio" and a button for playing voices shouting "Shut up!" or "What are you lookin' at?"
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