The Week's Best iPhone Apps

Vimeo: It's Vimeo videos finally available in app form for the iPhone. If you're familiar with Vimeo, and you should be, you know what you're getting: a lot of professional quality videos, gorgeous time lapses, interesting movies, and just higher quality videos than the norm. But the thing that sets Vimeo app even farther ahead of the pack is that it has a simple video editing feature too. Yeah, it's sorta like a dumbed down version of iMovie but it's completely free! You can add titles and transitions, stitch clips together and even throw in a soundtrack. Free


The Week's Best iPhone Apps

Zapd: Zapd is like Tumblr, in that it makes making pretty websites super easy, but Zapd does all its web building magic from your iPhone. You pick a theme (and they're all rather nice!), upload some photos, add captions or links and you're pretty much done and ready to share your creation (though cookie cutter) through Facebook, Twitter or Email. Make websites in 60 seconds flat


Final Fantasy III: Kotaku says its the best Final Fantasy available on the iPhone. It's also the most expensive at $16. It's gorgeous with graphics better than the 3D port on the DS, its controls are decent, and it has a wonderful story, of course. If you dig Final Fantasy, you're probably buying it. If you don't, well, it's probably one of the best games on the iPhone either way. $16


The Week's Best iPhone Apps

8-Bit Pocket Camera: The app mimics the Game Boy Camera of yore and takes heavily pixelated photos. Basically, you can turn your pictures into 8-bit! Take that filters and Instagram. Shares through Twitter and Facebook too


The Week's Best iPhone Apps

SciSpy: You can moonlight as a backyard ecologist with SciSpy, a new app from the Science Channel. Davey says:

The app lets you snap pictures of any living thing you see-and automatically date-stamps, geo-maps, and uploads the photo into the Science Channel's online database

Actually sorta fun to document everything you see.


The Week's Best iPhone Apps

Project Noah: Kat says:

The free Project Noah app lets you snap photos of a plant or animal and submit it to find out details on exactly what it is, and what it's good for.

Otherwise, the app takes advantage of the phone's GPS to show you plants and animals that are within your area, and if you're lucky enough to actually spot one, you can participate in one of the field missions set by various environmental groups or labs, and help contribute to their research.