iOS apps of the day [April 25, 2012]

Today’s Apps

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Apps for April 25, 2012

Grocery Mate – Easy to Use Shopping List

Grocery Mate – Easy to Use Shopping List is an app that you can create your grocery list in about the same time as you would write it down on paper. This app has a built in database divided in categories that once you start typing what you need to add you will get a list of possible matches that you could narrow even more to just the one you want. Grocery Mate will synchronize with other devices which helps out when you and your spouse knock out the shopping in separate locations which will update each device once an item has been put in a basket. You can even create a list by creating an account on the developers site at and send to your device. By swiping the item on your list crosses out that entry stating you have obtained the item you need. You can filter by categories, add prices, measurement units as well as comment using app settings, store expense records by category and dates, and even send your grocery list to an email address.

Although it has ads in the app, it does seem that there is only one ad that showed up on the testing device. It is unclear if there will be more ads to show up in the app.

Price: Free (Ad supported)

Version discovered: 1.3.2

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 3.0 and up

Download size: 12.1 MB

Grocery Mate – Easy to Use Shopping List on iTunes


WWWToPDF is a PDF creator when you want to print something on the web to a file. It includes a web browser and with one click of the icon which almost looks like a download button it will save the page you wanted to a PDF. You can view the PDF by clicking the PDF button where you can email it to a friend or yourself, view it on the device, or delete it off your device if you don’t want the PDF anymore.

This is a very handy app and very easy to use plus it is very quick at creating a PDF that doesn’t have a lot on the page. It might be different if there is a lot of information, but with how small this app is it might be very unlikely.

Price: Free (Limited time; normally: $0.99)

Version discovered: 1.0

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 4.2 and up

Download size: 0.2 MB

WWWToPDF on iTunes

Be a Surgeon

Be a Surgeon is a game that you get to play the surgeon by heeling your patient before time runs out or if your patient flatlines. You can perform routine operations, excisions of tumors, or deal with strains created by bio-terrorists. You use up to 9 different tools to heal, extract, or patch up your patient. It even has a tutorial of the tools you are using so you know what you are doing to your patient at first to where you can perform what needs to be done to future patients.

This game really looks very similar to [adult swim]’s games Amateur Surgeon and Amateur Surgeon 2, but the difference is that the tools used are actual ones from a hospital rather than some makeshift tool. Don’t let the similarities bother you since this is just as much fun to play as the other games.

Price: Free (Limited time; normally: $0.99)

Version discovered: 1.2

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 3.0 and up

Download size: 131 MB

Be a Surgeon on iTunes

dotTechies: We have tested all the apps listed above. However, iOS Apps of the Day articles are not intended as “reviews” but rather as “heads-up” to help you discover new apps. Always use your best judgement when downloading apps, such as trying trial/free versions before purchasing paid apps, if applicable.

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