Best of AppStorm in June

Posted by | July 03, 2010 | Apps | No Comments

We’ve collected the top five reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in April. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, or Web apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month.

Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!

Best of iPhone.AppStorm

Everything You Need to Know About iPhone 4

Steve Jobs took the stage in San Francisco this morning to announce the long-rumoured iPhone 4. It’s a fantastic upgrade to the iPhone lineup, incorporating a brand new design, and a range of new features. We also saw another demonstration of the iPhone OS 4 (now iOS4) operating system, highlighting the additions we’ve covered previously on iPhone.AppStorm.

In this article, we’ll be exploring exactly what you can expect to see in the brand new iPhone 4, including a stunning new design, FaceTime video calling, the gorgeous “Retina Display”, and HD video recording. Intrigued? Read on.

Mailroom: Gmail on iPhone for Power Users

When it comes to webmail, everyone and their grandma knows that Gmail is the best. A lot of us power users have felt let down with the iPhone mail app that does not support brilliant Gmail features like conversation threads, labels, and so on.

With Mailroom, it is now possible to handle multiple Gmail and Google Apps email accounts with almost all of the goodness and glory of their desktop browser based features. Mailroom costs $2.99, so let’s investigate further to see whether it’s worth the price.

100 Incredibly Useful & Free iPad Apps

If you just dropped a few hundred dollars on an iPad, you might not have much left in your budget to fill it up with apps. Fortunately, app developers have already stepped up and created a huge collection of completely free iPad apps.

Below you’ll find over 100 free iPad apps to help you get started. Many of them are only free for a limited time as an introductory special so you’d better grab them fast!

50 Gorgeous Wallpapers for iOS & iPhone 4

If you’re one of the lucky few who have managed to pick up one of Apple’s latest iPhones, you’ll be in need of a few wallpapers to adorn that gorgeous Retina Display. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen before on a mobile device, and shows graphics with incredible clarity and detail.

Today we’ll be offering you a pack of OS X wallpapers, resized to the perfect resolution for iPhone 4’s display. We’re also rounding up a selection of other gorgeous wallpapers – some are for your “Lock Screen”, others are more minimal and work well behind your Home Screen.

Keypoint: Stunning Presentations on Your iPhone

Ever wished there was a quick and easy way to craft a sharp-looking presentation on-the-go? Well Keypoint might have the answer. This newly updated app from Bert Timmermans is a fast way to create PowerPoint style presentations, right within your iPhone.

It allows you to create, publish and share presentations on the move while keeping everything simple and avoiding clumsiness. If you need to add punch to proposals or make a short presentation clearer and more memorable then Keypoint may be the app for you!

Best of Web.AppStorm

15 Awesome Dropbox Tips and Tricks

Dropbox seems to be one of the most popular apps among our readers and many others around the web, so we bring you 15 tips and tricks for making the most of this killer web app!

10 Amazing Apps Used by the Envato Team

If you’re familiar with the Envato network of sites, ranging from the Tuts+ network to the variety of marketplaces and even our own AppStorm network, you’ll know that Envato’s staff is a collection of people that live not only on the internet but by the internet.

Apps making the most of internet connectivity can easily make either a positive or negative impact on our income. Here are ten apps used by many of the Envato staff, that help us work efficiently from anywhere in the world.

OnLive: Next Generation Gaming

I was fortunate enough to be invited to OnLive’s Founding Members Beta, helping stress test their system prior to launch. All beta members had to agree to an NDA, which prevents us to discuss details of our experience during the beta. However, I’ve been able to evaluate OnLive post-launch and here’s our full review of this next generation gaming service.

10 Great New Features in WordPress 3.0

And yes, you heard it right! WordPress 3.0 has been officially launched today and brings with it a tone of new features that aid WordPress plugin developers, theme designers and of course, bloggers. I’ve hand-picked the top 10 cool new features of the latest version of WordPress and will briefly explore their possible uses and benefits.

50 Fabulous Twitter Backgrounds

It is a proven fact that people with profile pics and custom backgrounds tend to attract more followers when compared to the rest. So to spice up your Twitter profile, we have come up with a list of 50 splendid Twitter backgrounds.

Best of Mac.AppStorm

Build a Window Management App with Apptivate and AppleScript

Apptivate is an incredibly useful little app that lives in your menubar and allows you to set keyboard shortcuts to launch applications and scripts.

Today we’ll look at where to get Apptivate and how to set it up. As a bonus, I’ll show you how to create your very own window management application similar to SizeUp using a combination of AppleScript and Apptivate.

The Perfect Mac Setup for Freelancers (25 Apps)

Whether you’re a designer, developer, writer – whatever you do – freelancing is becoming an evermore popular choice of working style. Because you don’t necessarily have a team of people working alongside you, great software becomes incredibly important to help you get the job done.

You’ll need applications to help you manage your time, brainstorm new ideas, invoice clients and track finances. The very nature of freelancing means that you encounter a wide range of different challenges and situations every day – these 25 applications are the ones I swear by to help get the job done.

Safari 5: What’s New in Apple’s Latest Browser?

Apple’s Safari browser remains an incredibly popular choice for Mac users everywhere, and is highly regarded for keeping up to date with the latest advances in web technology. Personally, I use and love it for the simplicity offered – it’s fast, lean, and feels like a clutter-free window to the web.

On the first day of WWDC, Apple announced the release of Safari 5, the latest incarnation of their browser. Today we’ll be taking a quick look at what’s new, and whether it’s worth getting excited about.

Easily Compare File Versions with Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is an excellent little app from Made By Sofa that facilitates identifying changes that have been made in documents and images. It’s really pretty to boot.

The interface is remarkably innovative and the app works beautifully. Today we’ll go over specifically what Kaleidoscope does, how to use it, and how it performed during the review process. If you’ve ever needed to compare two files, this is a review not to be missed!

30 Incredible Safari Extensions Available Now

The release of Safari 5 brought about a new extension system that allows developers to create and distribute helpful and fun tools similar to those found in Firefox.

Since Apple’s own Safari extension list hasn’t yet gone public, we’ve compiled a list of 30 of our favorite extensions for you to download and try. We’ll also walk you through the process of how to install extensions in Safari, so everything is clear and simple!

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Is there something in particular you’d like to see on the site next month? We’d absolutely love to hear your suggestions for articles, topics and giveaways – just let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading AppStorm!