Come one, come all, we have iOS apps for the masses this week! We’re giving a big shout out to parents this week with our best iPad apps. Between entertaining a crying kid and buying a pack of nappies with minimal effort, we’re looking out for you. There’s also a decent selection of new iPhone apps there for those with and without kids.
Mibblio: This app combines music making and drawing into a storybook format. Kids sing familiar songs like “the wheels on the bus,” play instruments like colourful pianos, and paint little original pictures. It’s exactly what an iPad app for a kid should be, and it’s much fun, parents might want to play, too. Free
Digs By Zillow: This is like Pinterest for people who want to re-do their bathroom. Find ideas, gather pictures, pick out samples, and plan your dream remodel. Free
iPhone & iPod Touch
Readmill: Reading on a larger screen will always be preferable, but if you going to read on your iPhone, Readmill is a nice experience. It’s a beautifully-designed with simple typography, night and day mode, and just a nice looking interface that will ease the strain on your peepers. Free
Jam.it: How do the bass, drums, guitar, synth, and so forth come together to make music? Jam.it breaks songs into individual parts, and lets you make some tunes of your own. $5.49
BBC Sport: Are you a person who follows games like rugby and cricket and football (not the American version) fiercely? If so you’re in the minority. But you’ll also be psyched about the BBC sport app, where you can follow those sports to your hearts content. Free
PinWar: Pinball is a hell of a game but it’s hard to find machines around you. Screw it. Forget the seedy bar, and just go head-to-head against your friends on your iPhone. $1.99