This week we've cast the net out a bit further to catch some gems from this month that may have escaped our attention, including a repackaged, excrement-producing pop-culture classic. And it's no fart app.
Tamagotchi: 'Round the World: But unfortunately, it's just as inane. Gone is the dot-matrix Tamagotchi you may remember from 1996, and in its place, a not-particularly-cute generic cast of knockoff superflat characters. The game appears to be based around gardening and growing plants by doing a rain dance: I gave up after a few minutes. But it poops, which is always nice. $6 with free lite version.
PhotoKeys Photoshop Remote: If you keep your phone docked near your keyboard like I do and do some heavy 'shopping, this looks pretty handy. It turns your iPhone into a customizable tool palette by talking to a mini server app on your desktop. Windows and Mac are both supported. It's $4.
Epiphany Recorder: Innovating above the countless other voice recorders in the store, Epiphany starts recording a buffer the moment it's launched, but it only saves the audio you tell it to pressing the "Remember that!" button, which automatically saves the previous few seconds or minutes of audio (you pick). It's great for recording an interview by grabbing only the important parts, saving major time in transcription. Very cool, and it's free.
FedEx: There are a handful of other package-tracking apps in the store, but FedEx's new official app looks nice for its ability to tie into you FedEx.com account. You can monitor shipments you've scheduled online, as well as create new labels from your phone. Nice interface too, and it's free.
CTU: Even though this app is a few years too late, the last remaining folks still enjoying Bauer Hour can now create the show's trademark multi-splitscreen-with-digital-timer tableaux with their photos. As a clock app and a novelty, not bad. $2
This Week's App News on Giz:
• Mac Plus Emulator now Available for Jailbroken iPhones
This list is in no way definitive. If you've spotted a great app that hit the store this week, give us a heads up or, better yet, your firsthand impressions in the comments. And for even more apps: see our previous weekly roundups here, and check out our Favorite iPhone Apps Directory and our original iPhone App Review Marathon. Have a good weekend everybody.