Apps make the iPhone shine. And you want your new (or even old) iPhone to shine, right? Here are the best iPhone apps this week! It's a solid list.
My Secret Folder: My Secret Folder's icon looks like an iOS Folder (that's because its designed exactly the same) but what it actually is, is a private, passcode enabled app that stores pictures, movies, notes, contacts and a bunch of things you don't want people to accidentally stumble upon. It even has a porn mode browser! But probably best of all is if someone accidentally opened the app and entered the wrong passcode, the app will snap a picture of the culprit, tag a location to the incident and keep it on file for when you return. $1
Know Skateboarding: The Know Skateboarding app teaches you the basics of trick skating, from Ollies to grinds and flip tricks. Pro skaters from Team Element including Mark Appleyard, Levi Brown, Chad Tim Tim and Darrell Stanton walk you through each step of the trick, explaining the less intuitive aspects of skating like properly body positioning as you approach an obstacle HD video and Slo-Mo playback option let you thoroughly analyze how a trick flows.
Adobe Reader: Adobe has launched an official version of its Reader PDF app on iTunes, bringing full support for document reading, searching and printing to most iOS devices. This must mean Adobe and Apple are friends again?
Whale Trail: You play a flying whale that dodges storm clouds and collect bubbles. It's as addicting as Tiny Wings and maybe, possibly even better looking. The game is GORGEOUSLY cute. Try it out for a buck.
Instapaper: A humungo update for the most essential iPhone app, Instapaper. In the previous update Instapaper added a Facebook and Twitter integration inside the app and the "Editors" discovery tool, and these features have been reworked for the new version. Instead of only viewing the articles your friends who use Instapaper have shared, you can now browse all of the links in your Facebook news feed, Twitter timeline, and Tumblr Dashboard. The Editors section has been completely overhauled and is now exclusively sourced from Give Me Something To Read. And more! It's all new and different. $5
gMusic: It's a native iPhone app for Google Music. What! Yep. Evolver says "it works much like Apple's native Music player, except that the songs come from Google's music locker, instead of from your iOS device's memory or iCloud." You can save songs for offline listening too.
RxmindMe: You've probably seen the translucent boxes with the compartments marked for each day of the week at the pharmacy while you're shopping for deodorant and Neosporin. The free RxmindMe app is an extension to that simple system. The app not only reminds users to take their meds, it can be used to track prescriptions and store information about your doctor and pharmacy. The app includes access to the FDA Drug Database so users can keep abreast of the medications they're taking.
Life of George: Life of George cleverly combines augmented reality with LEGO. The iPhone app gives you instructions on what to build with LEGO bricks and then you race against the clock to build it. Once completed, hold your iPhone up to take a picture of the finished LEGO model and the app will check for accuracy and timeliness and then give you points. There's even a two player mode where you can compete against a friend in building with LEGO bricks.
Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots: If you like Fruit Ninja and if you like Shrek, Puss in Boots is a collabo between the two. Kotaku says there's two game modes, 'Desperado' which is the classic Fruit Ninja and 'Bandito' which is like a mini-game bonanza. Worth the dolla. $1/
Swackett: A pretty hilarious weather app, it takes the weather data and then shows you what people wear in accordance to the weather. Cold? Winter coats and hats and boots. Hot and sunny? Shorts and shades with a side of suntan lotion. It looks pretty well designed and even includes an AccuWeather "Real Feel" temperature too.