This Week's Best iPhone Apps

In this week's leapfrogged iPhone app roundup: Tweetie, set free! Bodies, sculpted! The trucker life, lived! Football, called soccer! And much more...

Twitter: Twitter's official iPhone app is finally here. The company had purchased Atebits, maker of Tweetie 2, so most were expecting their refresh of the app to feel somewhat familiar. Turns out, they barely changed anything. Full review here, but the instant take on this is that it is Tweetie 2, which means it's still one of the, if not the best Twitter apps available. Free.

Seesmic: For those of us who'd rather consolidate our social apps, though, Seesmic does more that Tweet - it works with Facebook, and others:

Seing as how Seesmic aquired a few months back, it's not surprising Seesmic's iPhone app also includes support for multi-account updating (MySpace, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Flickr, Blogger and so on are included). Evernote, much loved file-syncing desktop and phone/iPad app, has been worked into Seesmic too, for saving messages or tweets and storing them on your cloud-based Evernote account.


1000+ Exercises: Committing to a regimen is the easiest way to get started exercising, be it a daily run or a complicated gym routine. 1000+ exercises, by Men's Health magazine, provides an easy way to design more complex workouts, as well as an inexhaustible catalogue of exercises to choose from, and recommended routines. $7.99.

Uniformity: Helps Navy sailors figure out exactly how to configure their (surprisingly complex) uniforms for a given occasion, in specific circumstances. It's got a narrow audience, sure, but I love apps like this—some dude saw a problem, created an app with a singular focus, and solved it. $7.99.

Trucker's Delight: A gloriously crude 16-bit-style game. It's a simple tilt-to-steer pursuit game which curiously includes not just cartoon violence, but pixel-y boobs. Boobs! It's a fun (if short) little game, and will continue to be so until Apple inevitably ejects it from the App Store, for being enjoyable in a way that is not appropriate or acceptable to 100 per cent of the human population. $3.99.

X2 Soccer: By far the most polished soccer game on the iPhone, X2 2010 - like X2 2009 - wins for its novel control scheme, comprised of a set of buttons which invite you to slide your finger, rather than always tap it. The flow and level of play reminds me more of Pro Evolution console titles than the cartoonier, arcade-like FIFA franchise games, so know what you're getting into with this one: A soccer game for devotees, that will take some time to master. $8.99.

This list is in no way definitive. If you've spotted a great app that hit the store this week, give us your firsthand impressions in the comments. And for even more apps: see our previous weekly roundups here, and check out our Favourite iPhone Apps Directory. Have a great weekend, everybody!

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