iOS apps of the day [May 1, 2012]

Today’s Apps

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iOS has over 600,000 apps. With so many apps out there, app discovery (aka finding new and useful apps) is extremely difficult. With our iOS Apps of the Day initiative, dotTech aims to change that. Everyday we post three apps, allowing our readers to discover new apps, daily. Enjoy! [Subscribe to our iOS section to never miss an article: RSS Feed | E-mail]

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Apps for May 1, 2012

History: Maps of the World

History: Maps of the World is an educational app that has a lot of different maps of the world from the past. Other features include category and era view, keyword search, zooming in and out with a pinch or zoom-in with a double tap and zoom-out with a two-finger tap, you can display the source about each map. This app doesn’t need a network connection to view the maps as they are all included in the app.

Price: Free

Version discovered: 3.0.1

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 4.0 and up

Download size: 230 MB

History: Maps of the World on iTunes

Icon Maker

Icon Maker creates icons and wallpapers that you can use on your device. Under the Icon Maker section, you have the choice of clipping a picture to make an icon, press the entire photo into an icon, or you can use an icon skin that surrounds the photo you are putting in to create that icon. The Wallpaper Maker has a background that you can put icons of certain styles and photos to place it on the background, and you can save your work to put it on the background of your app list.

Price: $0.99 (but free for a limited time)

Version discovered: 3.2

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

Download size: 18 MB

Icon Maker on iTunes

Paper Glider Para Drop

Paper Glider Para Drop is a physics game that all you have to do is drop the green army man and open his parachute to land comfortably on the bulls-eye that is located on the ground. There are some obstacles that you may come across like splatting in doggie doo and even melt in a campfire. Pay close attention to the wind’s speed and direction in order for your man to land on the bulls-eye after you open the chute.

You can upgrade your parachute with 12 different chutes available. You can even upgrade your yard with a wide variety of items to purchase. You use the coins you earn every time you play the game or you can buy them in-app for the coins you might need. Ads will get removed with any in-app purchase.

Price: Free (Ad supported)

Version discovered: 1.1.3

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

Download size: 17.5 MB

Paper Glider Para Drop 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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