Tuesday, May 29, 2012

5 new favorite apps

It may be a misguided thought, but I feel like new apps fit into my whole minimalist mission thing. They don't take up any physical space, there is no packaging to throw away...

Either way, here are some that we have all been enjoying (in no particular order):

  • Cake Doodle -$0.99
    • This was a referral app from one of Stella's friends' Mom.
    • You get to pick a cake like "Strawberry" and then do cute things like tap the screen to crack the eggs.  You mix it all up, pop it in the oven and then decorate away.  Stella and Hudson love it.
    • They have other Doodle apps like Cookie Doodle and Donut Doodle.
    • I think it is just fun to say Doodle.  Everything sounds better when you add that - "Dirty Diaper Doodle", "Puke Doodle", "Broken Mirror Doodle" - sorry, but those were all things that happened in the past 24 hours that I needed to make sound more fun.
  • Dino Digger - $0.99
    • For the price, you get a good variety of different dinosaurs that "come to life" after you "dig" them buy swiping around with your finger.
    • Once they are alive, they do things like make noise and do funny movements when you tap on them.
    •  This is one of Hudson's favorites.  Stella likes it too, but there is something about digging in the dirt and dinosaurs making loud growling noises that really appeals to the little guy.  I prefer something more like Cake Doodle, but hey, that is why there is something like 60,000 apps for the iPad - we can all find some we like.
  • Touch Hockey Extreme - $2.99 
    • It is just like the real thing! You know that sound when the puck slams into the goal and falls down the hole?  It is on there.
    • Very entertaining for the older folks (you know, those of us who went to pizza parlors and thought games like air hockey were rad).
  • Pocket zoo with live animal cams - $2.99
    • This is usually more than I spend on a kid app (unless it is something like rad air hockey) but the live animal cams did it for me.  LIVE ANIMAL CAMS!  At a bunch of different zoos around the world.  Yep, you can log in every hour and check on the beavers at the Matsushima Aquarium in Japan or the tigers at the Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden.  Seriously, what will they think of next?
  • Draw a Stickman - Episode 2 - free
    • This was another referral app from a different mom - Man, Stella's friends have cool Moms! :)
    • You follow little prompts to draw a stickman and then help him get out of a sticky situation by drawing other things.
    • It is very creative and so cute to see how the kids draw.
    • I've heard Episode 1 is a little more violent, but 2 isn't too bad.
    • I'm sure now that we are hooked, Episode 3 will be like $4.99 but we'll have to buy it to see what the stickman does.  Man, why don't I think of some of these things?

Vivi isn't playing any of the aforementioned favorite apps in this picture.  Actually, I think she is watching a ski movie.  I just thought I should have a picture of one of the kids and the iPad.  There you go.


  1. Don't forget "waiting for the wrath of recalled, Salmonella-tainted spinach-doodle." And the Viv is watching a ski movie...that's my girl!

  2. Great comments. I will try to wait until we have a child before buying some of these, but it will be hard to wait.