Photosynth: Basically, Photosynth is a panorama photography app. It's got Microsoft's Photosynth engine under the hood, stitching together as many shots of a given area-up, down, left, and right-as you feel like snapping to create a surprisingly smooth model of the space. Whereas other apps of its ilk have you do this thing where you kinda slowly and steadily smudge your way around in a circle to develop a panorama, Photosynth lets you take as many overlapping rectangular shots as you want and sorts 'em out after the fact. You don't have to follow any instructions or take them in any certain order or pattern; you just spin around, firing away. It's very satisfying.
Superbrothers' Sword & Sworcery EP Micro: Surely you've heard of Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery EP by now. We've talked about this exquisite graphical adventure for many moons. But as of right now, thankfully, the point and touch adventure experience, rich in wondrous sights and sounds, is available for a wider audience. Already released on the iPad, Sword & Sworcery EP has completed its journey to iPhone and iPod touch (newer versions of those platforms, anyway), the smaller sized iOS device for which it was originally designed. $3, $5 universal
Slit-Scan Camera: Maybe you've heard about slit-scan photography, a process in which an image is developed one thin 'slit' at a time. Probably you haven't! But if Photo Booth has taught us anything, it's that the joy of taking wacky warped pictures is universal. And the Slit-Scan Camera iPhone app is like Photo Booth on acid. Free, $2 for in-app upgrade
RockMelt: There's a browser in RockMelt, I'm sure, but the rest of the app throws so many different features that it's easy to forget that it's a browser at all. For example, articles can be saved to read later, Facebook news update and Twitter updates are available to read and respond to, and there's even an option to add RSS feeds. What's especially neat in RockMelt is that if your friend links an article via Twitter or Facebook, the linked webpage will display on the same page (right under the status update)-less clicking and jumping around! Free
Tweetbot: The official Twitter app for iPhone's been pissing everyone off since the introduction of the Dickbar. Even though it's since been removed, there's a general wariness around the app-so it's not surprising people are flocking to Tweebot, which just launched today. There's just one small issue-it costs. $2 to be precise. Though from what we're hearing, that's not been too much of a problem for the developers, with users lapping it up thanks to its slick UI; use of gestures; multiple timelines (thanks to Twitter Lists) and the ability to save drafts. $2
MagicPlan: Using your iPhone's camera, MagicPlan magically measures and renders an interactive floor plan of your crib. Pretty crazy, and highly useful if you're trying to offload your current home or decorate every nook and cranny of your new one. Free.
Moleskine: As expected, Moleskine's app has been given a thumb's up by Apple and is now free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. In true Moleskine style, you can write notes on your selection of paper, as well as sketch drawings; insert photos and even geotag your notes, too. This app is a must for any budding artist, novelist or hipster. Free
Quotebook: There's not a whole lot to it: it's a notebook for quotes. A quotebook. You can easily enter a new quote, along with an "author," a "source," a rating out of five stars, and, if you want to keep organized, a tag or two. Then you can search through your collection of quotables, browse them by date, rating, author, or source. And quotes can be anything! Not just noble things said by noble people! Tidbits from movies; things you overhear on the subway; lines from blog posts you like. Whatever. $2