Best of AppStorm in October

We’ve collected the top five reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in October. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, or Web apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month.

Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!

iPhone App Entrepreneur Now Available!

iPhone App Entrepreneur

iPhone App Entrepreneur

Just in case you missed it earlier this month, we launched the first ever AppStorm eBook! iPhone App Entrepreneur provides you with the knowledge and the techniques you need to spot a great opportunity, get the most from the App Store, make smart decisions about development, craft a stunning interface, and promote your app successfully!

We surveyed thousands of iPhone users, conducted interviews with a few incredibly talented developers, and generally pulled together a great resource for anyone interested in developing for the iPhone!

Best of iPhone.AppStorm

Weet: Your New Favorite Twitter Client

Even before Tweetie had been gobbled up by Twitter, I had been uncomfortable with its seemingly endless feature-base; while it was better than most of its competitors, in my opinion, it had simply grown too complex to be enjoyable to me.

When Twitter acquired Tweetie, renamed it and replaced its icon, I was ready to remove it from my home screen: Tweetie and I broke up, in a way. After months of jumping from Twitter client to Twitter client, I heard about Weet, the new kid on the block, and was eager to try it. And, dear readers, the results are encouraging.

80 Apps to Learn a New Language

You’ve been telling yourself for years that you’ll learn a new language or at least dust off those high school Spanish skills. How about starting when you’re in line at the grocery store or waiting for the bus? Having language lessons on your iPhone means you can learn at your own pace, wherever and whenever you have the time.

25 Apps for Tweeting With the Best

Since the beginning of iOS time, there have been a number of Twitter applications ranging from the most simple to the utterly complex. If you can do it with Twitter, then there’s probably an app that can do it too.

If you are unsure of the Twitter clients available for iOS, are unsatisfied with your current client, or are even curious to glance at some alternatives, read on. I’ve listed 25 iOS apps that range from feature-packed to action-specific just for you!

AppStorm iOS Wallpaper Pack #1: The Garden

Today we bring you the first post in a new series of free wallpaper packs for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. These photographic backgrounds are exclusive to iPhone.Appstorm and have in fact been captured by yours truly. They look beautiful on both the lock screen and home screen and have been sized to the appropriate resolution for your device.

Use Your iPad as a Second Display and Wacom Tablet

How would you like to use your iPad as a second (or third) display for your Mac? Now, how would you like to get a glimpse into what it would be like to experience OS X apps on a touchscreen? Finally, what would you say to using your iPad to draw in Photoshop and Illustrator just like a Wacom Cintiq? If you answered “heck yes!” to any of these questions, read on to see how to make this dream a reality using only a single app!

Best of Web.AppStorm

The Ultimate Dropbox Toolkit & Guide

Dropbox, the app we all (at least many of us) know and love, has a plethora of advanced uses to make life so much easier in managing data between multiple computers and online. We’ve posted several roundups of tips and tricks for Dropbox and now we present our ultimate toolkit and guide.

We’ve pulled all our tips and tricks together and added quite a few more. Additionally, share your Dropbox tips and tricks and we’ll update the list to share the fun with everyone.

The 10 Best Blogging Platforms

Do you want to blog but you don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’re already a blogger and you’d like to check out other platforms and their offerings? Blogging is common place these days but new people are discovering and jumping into platforms like WordPress everyday.

We’ve gathered ten of the best blogging platforms around, along with some resources for things like themes, plugins and tutorials. Take a look at the best of the best and share your favorite resources or platform of choice.

Penzu Goes HTML5 Mobile

Awhile ago we took a look at Digital Journaling with Penzu and since then the Penzu team has been hard at work making their app even more outstanding and feature rich. The biggest changes, however, have been the addition of mobile support using the power of HTML5—including offline support.

With well rounded support for all the major mobile platforms, Penzu is certainly a web app showing others how its done. We’ll take a quick look at a few of the new features in the desktop app then check out what they’re offering for mobile devices.

10 Great HTML5 Video Players

You’ve probably heard about the HTML5 video hype relatively recently and the excitement over what is has to offer in comparison to Flash. That’s all great but not many people know what players or sites they can use to jump on the HTML5 video bandwagon.

I’ve rounded up 10 of the best sites that offer HTML5 video playback, embedding and/or customizable HTML5 video players. Read on and let us know what, if any, you use for HTML5 video!

58 Killer New ThemeForest Themes & Templates

ThemeForest authors are always working hard at producing amazing themes, designs and templates, so it’s easy to miss all the fantastic new items coming through every day. I’ve rounded up 58 killer new themes and templates from ThemeForest for WordPress, HTML/CSS, PSD, Mobile, Email & Newsletter, Joomla and Magento. Check’em out!

Best of Mac.AppStorm

Mac Software for Advanced OS X Users: 70 Apps

Early in August, we helped to get you started with your Mac by introducing 50 Essential Apps for OS X Beginners. Today, we will take you to the next level with an incredibly comprehensive list of 70+ apps geared towards advanced users.

The Definitive A-X Guide to Your Mac Utilities Folder

Hidden deep inside your Applications directory is a folder marked “Utilities”. To a lot of people, this cold, generic title will scare you away, and many will never venture inside, or if they do, won’t want to open up any of those frightening-sounding applications for fear of ruining something.

In this bumper article, I hope to show you what you can do with these mysterious apps, and how your Mac might just get a whole lot better!

OS X Lion: Features, Thoughts and Analysis

The announcement of a new operating system is no small deal, so today has proven to be an exciting time for Mac enthusiasts everywhere. OS X Lion seems set to be a huge step forward for the Mac operating system, and there are some significant changes to be expected.

A few of the top highlights include a Mac App Store, Launchpad, full-screen apps, and “Mission Control”, but read on for the full lowdown on what to expect from Apple’s next big cat.

5 OS X Features You’ll Love as a Mac Switcher

Apart from obvious things like being the coolest looking operating system on the fastest hardware available (and being totally immune to viruses and spyware), there are a lot of reasons why I consider my MacBook Pro to be my best purchase of the decade. You can find five of the top reasons that made me a Mac fanboy after the jump.

Head to Head: Text Expander Mac Software Compared

With the help of a “text expander” application, all you need to do is memorise a couple of quick abbreviations, and repetitive typing can be a thing of the past. Although TextExpander itself arguably holds the crown in this department, we wanted to put it to the test against some other competing software today. Read on for our head-to-head comparison of four popular text expanding applications for OS X!

Share Your Ideas

Is there something in particular you’d like to see on the site next month? We’d absolutely love to hear your suggestions for articles, topics and giveaways ‚Äì just let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading AppStorm!


  • http://www.rete-mirabile.net Andreas Kalt

    Thanks for this list.

    The entry „Use Your iPad as a Second Display and Wacom Tablet“ links to this post itself – and by searching I couldn’t locate it. Could you fix the link? Thanks.

  • Rok

    half of your links are broken!

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