This week’s roundup of must-have iOS apps features two great new titles for music lovers, which will provide you with instant access to your entire iTunes library wherever you may be, and allow you to find upcoming gigs for all your favorite artists based on the tracks stored on your device. We also have an app that makes discovering new iOS apps & games incredibly quick and simple, and Bungie’s new iPhone companion app for Halo gamers.
Find out more about the apps above and check out the rest of this week’s must-haves below!
Audiotap — ($1.99) iPhone — Utilities
For those that have an ever-growing collection of music that just won’t fit on their iOS devices, Audiotap offers a great solution for accessing the iTunes library stored on your Mac while you’re on-the-go. It’s fully integrated with iTunes and boasts a familiar, iPod-like UI, with access to playlist management, custom folders, bookmarks and play counts. Thanks to live bit-rate conversion, you can access your entire library instantly over both Wi-Fi and 3G via a companion Mac application that makes setup incredibly simple. Support for Windows PCs is coming soon.
Songkick Concerts — (Free) iPhone — Music
Songkick Concerts allows you to track your favorite bands and discover upcoming gigs so that you never miss them live. The app scans your music library to find the artists you love, then creates a personalized calendar of future gigs based on your tracks and your location. Get alerts when new concerts are announced and view the line-up, venue map, ticket options, and invite your friends. Browse events by your location or by any city worldwide, view the full tour schedule for your favorite artists, and lots more!
Discovr Apps — ($0.99) Universal — Entertainment
If you can’t wait for our roundup of the best apps & games to come around each week, then Discovr Apps will help you explore and discover new titles for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Simply search for an app of your choice, or choose one of the featured apps, then see how the apps you’ve chosen are connected in a massive, never-ending map of the App Store — with recommendations for other great apps you might want to download. When you find an app that catches your eye, you can read its full description, check out screenshots and ratings, and buy it directly from the App Store.
Bungie Mobile — (Free) iPhone — Games
From the creators of the award-winning Halo games and Bungie.net comes Bungie Mobile for your iPhone, an app that allows Halo gamers to keep track of their in-game progress, link up with the Bungie.net news feed, and get access to the online swag bag. “Whether you’re on the go or on the can, Bungie Mobile will help keep you connected.”
London Bike Rides — ($2.99) iPhone — Sports
Whether you enjoy challenging hill climbs, quiet canal paths, or discovering a new side to London away from the heavy traffic, London Bike Rides for your iPhone features a ride to suit everyone. This app was compiled after hours of research, countless recommendations, and personal experiences from the team behind LondonCyclist.co.uk — London’s most popular cycling blog — and is a must-have for cyclists living in the U.K.’s capital. It features a hand-picked selection of the 30 most stunning rides in London; interesting history and beautiful landscapes; excellent training routes for improving your performance; off-road mountain bike trails and plenty more!