Appracadabra Apps

My kids love the beautifully designed counting app by Appracadabra. What makes me happy is that we have it currently set to count in Swiss German.

But they can also learn to count in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovakian, Spanish and Swedish.

Get it from the App Store.

Copy Paste Character

Copy Paste Character did an impressive update to their site. Lots of new and helpful functionality. Plus, they launched an iPhone App.

Copy Paste Character let’s you copy the ‘hidden’ characters that come with the computer’s typefaces, so you can paste them into emails, tweets, text documents, forums and whatever else you might need to spice up with an extra ♔, ฿ or, ❒.

Copy Paste Character is developed in Stockholm, Sweden, by Konst & Teknik & Martin.

Twitter + iOS 5 = YAY!

Twitter is now fully integrated into Apple’s new iOS 5 mobile operating system.

This is big! This makes me happy.

(via daringfireball)

Goings On

GOINGS ON is a free mobile app guide to New York City culture from the staff of The New Yorker. Available for Apple and Android mobile devices. More here.

Toca Hair Salon

Now here’s an iPad Game that made me chuckle: Toca Hair Salon. It let’s your kids step into the shoes of a hairdresser. Cut, color, comb and blow-dry lifelike hair on four different cute characters. Using your fingers you can make any hair style you want! And of course – take a snapshot and save your creations! Quite amusing. I just played with it for 15minutes. Yep. I did.

(via Richard Feigin)

Déjà Vu – Your Visual Memory

It looks as the Déjà Vu is the app I was missing in my life! I keep using my iPhone camera as a memory device, snapping photos of business cards, wine labels, books, products I want to buy etc. But I usually end up having a hard time finding them again in my overflowing photo album.

This is where Déjà Vu comes in. The app helps you remember things visually. Use the iPhone app to snap visual memos on the go. A simple interface and image recognition support you in organizing your visual memos. I am definitely giving this a try!

(thank you Marc)

Mail Sack iPad Case

Talk about old meets new: This Recycled Mail Sack iPad Case is making quite a statement. I like it.

Leather Mobile Case and Wallet

This gray leather case looks lovely. The front pocket can hold money and credit cards and the main pocket is for your phone.


OLO is a super minimal touch-screen game that made me look. It is an experiment using latest features of CSS3 and HTML5. OLO has been developed for iPad & iPhone by Sennep, a London based interactive design studio.

You can play the game by visiting on your iPad or iPhone (they’re also working on an Android version, soon to be released).

(thank you Tudor)

FontBook iPad App

FontBook, the world’s most comprehensive typographical reference guide, is now available on iPad. If typography were a religion, this would be the Bible. FontBook™ is the world’s most comprehensive typographic reference tool, containing 110 typefoundries and featuring over 620,000 typeface specimens. Use the FontBook app to look up and view fonts by name, style category, typographical subclassification, designer name, foundry name, year of publication, or by similarity of design. Compile your own list of favorite fonts, and use the “compare” tool to test-drive fonts. Specially designed for fast, easy navigation and also works as a fun playground for finding inspiration.

Can’t wait to download this tonight when I get home!

Plic, Ploc, Wiz App

I just discovered this adorable looking app called Plic Ploc Wiz and will most definitely download it tonight when I get home. It allows your kids to arrange and play with shapes. We shall see if Ella (5/yo) approves!

(via bloesem kids)

Fantastic Flying Books

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore iPad App Trailer from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.

I just downloaded William Joyce’s “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”, an interactive narrative experience for the iPad. The app impressively blurs the line between picture books and animated film. I kept flipping pages in sheer amazement. If only I could look at it with the eyes of a kid. Magical!

(Via FormFiftyFive)

AntiMosquito Fumigator

I just got a good chuckle out of this iphone app called AntiMosquito Fumigator. The app claims to keep mosquitos away as long as you keep it running in the background. It emits a high-pitched sound that humans don’t hear but mosquitos do and not appreciate. I’ll gladly give it a try this coming weekend, but I admit, I am not too hopeful.

(thank you sorella)

Agenda iPhone App

Agenda is a stunningly minimal looking alternative to the built in iPhone calendar app. And it obviously is meant to look similar to an old style paper desk calendar. I’ll give it a try!

(via minimal mac)

Hey Tell

My dad just pointed me to an app called Hey Tell that turns your iPhone or Android into a Walkie-Talkie. Totally going to give this a try.


My studiomates Jason Hawkins and Larry Legend released a simple (and free) iPad app called Pandagram last week. It’s a bare-bones but elegant Instagram photo viewer for your iPad. Check it out. (This is the app with the cutest icon ever, designed by yet another studiomate, the lovely Meagan Fisher)


Talk-o-Meter monitors voice conversations to show who is dominating and who is wallflowering. More.

(via curiositycounts)

Red Pop

Now here’s another Kickstarter Project that made me look. Red Pop is a big red camera button that you add to your iPhone 4 – it turns your iPhone into a ‘proper’ camera and helps lessen the game of ‘find the fire button’ when you want to take pictures on your iPhone. Definitely a great idea! More info at

(While I like the product Idea, the video is quite tame compared to the Freaker I posted yesterday)

(thank you Kate)

EasySign Mobile

Did you ever have to sign a document but didn’t have a printer nearby? I did.

Overall, signing documents in this digital world is a cumbersome process. Print, sign, scan, email. EasySign is solving this problem. I am sold.

(via Fred Wilson, who is begging for an Android version in his post)

The Oona

This iPhone accessory called Oona made me look. (Watch the below video.)

Until June 3rd you can fund the Oona Kickstarter project for $25 and they will send you an Oona once production has begun. After the fund date an Oona can be purchased for $30. (I absolutely love the idea of putting the iphone on a rotating eggtimer to take panorama shots.)

More info at

The Oona: Whatever You Need It to Be from Brad Leong on Vimeo.

(via better living through design)

Alarm Dock

Jonas Damon’s Alarm Dock turns your iPhone into an old-school looking alarm clock. All you need is a flip clock app and you’re set. Made me smile.

(via BBlinks)


The Typeplace iphone app let’s you geotag your favorite tpography.

(via Amrit)

Everyday for iPhone

Everyday for iPhone reminds you to take a picture of yourself. Every day. Set reminders. Get into the habit. The more pictures you have, the better your Everyday app will be. Don’t believe me? Check out Noah Kalina’s Everyday Project?

Get Everyday from the App Store.

(via coudal)

Polaroid iPhone Decal

PhotoJojo is on fire! I don’t think I have ever ordered anything as fast as this Polaroid iPhone Decal. A total winner!

(via the always fabulous bblinks)