One of our favorite applications to make it in to the App Store this week is Google’s latest iPhone app, Google Shopper. By recognizing products by barcode, voice and text search, and even cover art, Google Shopper helps you find the information you need on millions of products, including online prices, reviews, specifications, and more.
Also to feature in this week’s list of must-haves is The Daily, the first digital news publication created exclusively for the iPad. The long-awaited publication boasts original content every single day, covering breaking news, sports, pop culture, entertainment, apps, games, technology, and lots more.
PaperHelper for the iPad also makes our pick of the best apps this week thanks to its innovative design and excellent user interface, which makes writing essays and papers on your device a great deal easier. Its unique split-screen feature enables you to write your document on one half of your iPad’s display while you browse the web for information and reference on the other half.
Google Shopper – (Free) iPhone – Lifestyle
Use Google Shopper on your iPhone to find a wealth of online information on millions of products that will help you make the best decision when you’re thinking about making a purchase. The app allows you to use your device’s camera to scan a product’s barcode, take a picture of its cover art, or search by voice or text to find the products you’re looking for. You then have access to detailed product information such as online prices, reviews, specifications, videos, and more. Google Shopper will help you find nearby stores and provides all the information you need to contact them or get directions. Save your search history and favorite items for quicker access to them later, and share products with your friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
The Daily – (Free) iPad – News
Built by a team of top journalists and designers, The Daily is the first digital news publication to provide original content every single day exclusively on the iPad, covering breaking news, sports, pop culture, entertainments, apps, games, technology, opinions, celebrity gossip, and more. Great stories, photos, videos, and graphics come alive the more you touch, swipe, tap, and explore. A customizable sports section allows you to follow your team’s scores, pictures, headlines, and even the player’s Twitter feeds. Featuring over 100 pages of original content every day of the year, original HD videos, 360-degree photos, interactive charts and info-graphics, in-app commenting, your local weather, and more. There are new crosswords and sudoku puzzles for you to enjoy daily, and if you find something you want to share with friends, you can send them web-friendly articles via email, Facebook, and Twitter.
PaperHelper – ($0.99) iPad – Education
Writing papers and essays on your iPad just got a lot simpler thanks to PaperHelper. Its unique user interface splits up your iPad’s display in to two halves and allows you to type up your document on one half of your screen while you browse the web for information and reference on the other half. Seamlessly surf the web for sources and transfer text & images straight to your documents with a simple copy & paste, without the need to keep switching between applications. Keep track of multiple sources for quick access to different sites; choose from different fonts, text formats, and more; use the built-in spellchecker to check your text for errors; email your document or print it via AirPrint; and so much more!
IntoNow – (Free) iPhone – Social Networking
IntoNow makes engaging with your favorite TV shows easy, social, and fun. Quite incredibly the application will listen to your favorite TV show and quickly identify the show and the episode, and then provide all of the data and links associated with it, which you can share with friends on Facebook and Twitter. The social networking element allows you to see which of your favorite shows you have in common with your friends and alerts you both when you’re watching the same show at the same time. Use the app to help you discover new shows, discuss the latest episodes with your friends, and learn more about whatever you’re in to. Featuring full episode and cast information, as well as details on future airings; the ability to comment on what friends are watching; one-click access to IMDb, Netflix, and iTunes; and lots more!
Thermo – (Free) iPhone – Weather
Thermo is an incredibly simple but highly useful application for your iPhone that provides quick access to the current temperature in your area. Its elegant and beautifully designed user interface makes it a pleasure to use, and its features include current temperature and the temperature from the previous day; auto-locate on startup using your device’s GPS; and Celsius and Fahrenheit support. There’s not too much to this application, but that why it’s so great – if you want to quickly find out what the current temperature is in your area without trawling through advanced, feature-full weather apps, Thermo is perfect!