Top 10 Free iPhone Apps of the Week
By Brihanna Watson On 21 Jan, 2012 At 09:11 PM | Categorized As 10 Best Free iPhone Apps this week, iPhone | With 0 Comments

Here is our countdown of the Top 10 Free iPhone Apps of the Week.
Don’t let these gems pass you by. Save your money, and go free!


 

1. iTunes U

iTunes U - Apple

The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.

Features:

Free courses in a wide array of subjects
• Take free courses created and taught by instructors from leading universities and other schools
• See all assignments and updates from the instructor in one place, and check off assignments as you complete them
• Take notes and highlight text in iBooks and see them consolidated for easy reviewing in the iTunes U app
• Access course materials, including audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps, and new iBooks textbooks for iPad

The world’s largest catalog of free education content
• Choose from more than 500,000 free lectures, videos, books, and other resources on thousands of subjects from Algebra to Zoology
• Browse collections from education and cultural institutions in 26 countries — including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, UC Berkeley, MoMA, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress

Requirements:

• iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later
• An Apple ID with an iTunes Store account
• iTunes 10.5.3 or later is required to sync with a computer
• The selection of courses, collections, and availability of content linked from within a course may vary by country

 

 

 

2. Wordy: The Logophile’s Primer

Wordy: The Logophile's Primer - Devon Tivona

Wordy is the quickest and easiest way to get definitions, synonyms and more. Simply search for a word to get information aggregated from several reputable resources, including Webster, Century Dictionary, and American Heritage Dictionary. 

Even better, Wordy helps you improve your diction by providing a unique, interesting, and fun “Word of The Day” every day.

Please note: Wordy requires an internet connection to fetch word information.

 

 

 

3. Squrl for iOS

Squrl for iOS - Squrl LLC

FEATURED in New and Noteworthy and What’s Hot

NEVER MISS OUT ON FRESH VIDEOS THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WITH THE LATEST VERSION OF SQURL

This release is an evolutionary effort to create the best place to watch and discover video on the iPad. With the explosion of video apps and websites, Squrl ensures you won’t miss out on videos you care about, without having to do the work of finding it.

Tell Squrl what topics you are interested in, and we create a personalized channel guide for you.

Our “Fresh” section brings the most recent content from across all of these channels to the forefront. 

Be first to see what video is trending on social networks and across all the providers supported by Squrl in the new “What’s Hot” section. 

Squrl now supports thousands of feeds and millions of videos from hundreds of different providers, including Hulu, CNN, ESPN, NASA, CNBC, The NY Times, Devour, Reddit, TMZ, TED, Tech Crunch, Vimeo, Pitchfork, Food Network, Funny or Die, IGN and many more.

You can also queue up videos to watch later inside of Squrl, via a web browser bookmarklet, or email us links. Once the videos are placed in a queue, you can organize them into channels and playlists.

Try our free application before signing in– simply select what you are interested in and start watching videos without having to create an account.

When you are ready, sign in with your favorite services like Facebook, Twitter and connect to Netflix and YouTube, they all become part of your channel lineup. Squrl presents you with all the videos posted to your social networks by friends and people you follow.

Squrl transforms your tablet video experience into a social one, with a list of your friends and people you follow always available in a sidebar. What friends and the Squrl community are watching is simply one touch away. You can just as easily add friends from Facebook, Twitter, and your contact list. Sharing videos with people on Squrl or posting them to a Twitter timeline and a Facebook wall is now easier than ever.

Selecting a video to play from “Fresh,” “What’s Hot,” or any Channel results in a playlist, allowing you to lean back and enjoy video. You can continue to discover new content while you watch video. 

The new interface and player controls are now gesture-based, meaning the opening and closing of navigation panels is done with natural swiping motions, opening video to full screen, and closing video players with a simple pinching motion.

 

 

 

4. Earth-Now

Earth-Now - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA’s Earth Now is an application that visualizes recent global climate data from Earth Science satellites, including surface air temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, and water vapor as well as gravity and sea level variations. Data sets are visually described using “false color” maps. Color-coded legends are provided to indicate relative strength or weakness of an environmental condition. The resulting 3D model of the Earth may be rotated by a single finger stroke, and may also be zoomed in or out by pinching 2 fingers. It was developed by the Earth Science Communications and Visualization Technology Applications and Development Teams at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with support from NASA Headquarters.

 

 

 

5. MoPho: Prints and Products

MoPho: Prints and Products - Penguin Digital

MoPho hits Top 30 Free iPhone Photo & Video Apps!

It’s the photo kiosk in your pocket!

The free MoPho App is the easiest way to purchase prints and photo products directly from your iPhone.

:::: HOW IT WORKS ::::

★  START by snapping a photo or importing one from your iPhone’s album, Facebook, Flickr or Picassa account.

★  CHOOSE a product: Prints, iPhone Cases, Photo Mugs, T-shirts, Coaster sets, Mouse Pads, Keychains, and much, much more!

★  PREVIEW how your print or photo product will look before buying.

★  CHECKOUT quickly and securely, and have your product shipped directly to you or anyone else in the U.S. or Canada as a photo gift!

Photo Products Include:
• iPhone and iPad Cases
• HD Aluminum Art
• Full Wrap Mug
• Full Wrap Magic Mug
• Key Chain
• Mouse Pad
• Coasters (set of 4)
• 20oz. Frosted Glass Stein
• 8.5″ x 11″ Re-Stick-Able Poster
• Performance T-Shirt (White)

 

 

 

6. Triple Town

Triple Town - Spry Fox, LLC

“I had to force myself to quit playing Triple Town in order to write this review, which might give you some idea of just how addicting it is.” – Gamezebo.com 5 star review.

* Facebook game of 2011 – Gamezebo.com
* Runner up, indie game of 2011 – Edge Magazine
* Runner up, social game of 2011 – Gamasutra.com

Triple Town is an original puzzle game in which you try to grow the greatest possible city. The larger the city you build, the more points you score. You build your city by matching three or more game-pieces: combine three grasses to make a flower, three flowers to make a bush, three bushes to make a tree… until you’ve filled the board with houses, cathedrals and castles. Along the way, you’ll have to outwit giant bears who will try to block your progress.

How large can you grow your dream city before the board fills and the game ends?

 

 

 

7. Order Up!! To Go

Order Up!! To Go - Chillingo Ltd

Time to release the chef inside you…
Order Up!! To Go is a delicious blend of frantic kitchen cooking and restaurant empire building. Chop, roll, slice, and dice your way to culinary stardom. Optimized specially for iOS, featuring perfect controls and comic kitchen action, this is one time management game that will keep you busy for hours.

Press Quotes
“It’s one of the best cooking games you’ll ever play.” — Classic Game Room

“This game is really good.” — GameSpot (Appetite for Distraction) 

“If you like the time-management style of game, or are a fan of Cooking Mama and the like, then you’ll absolutely love this game.” — Capsule Computers, 9/10

“Order Up!! To Go is brilliant…Adults will enjoy this game for its fun humour and nice gameplay and kids will enjoy it due to its great animations and music.” — App-Score, 8/10

“Highly recommended.” — AppTudes, 4/5

• RESTAURANT EMPIRE
Cook your way across a variety of restaurants, each with their own menus to unlock and master. Put your culinary skills to the test as the challenge ramps up!

• ARE YOU A NATURAL IN THE KITCHEN?
Use the perfectly designed gesture controls to prepare and cook your recipes. Flick burgers in the air, carefully chop your veg and drop fries into the fryer all with the touch of a finger!

• PERFECT GAMING RECIPE
As well as chopping, slicing, flipping and frying you will also have to keep your kitchen in ship shape. Fight off fires, rat invasions and even health inspectors. 

• A WORKER IS ONLY AS GOOD AS HIS TOOLS
As you play through the game, upgrade your restaurants with new, better equipment. Purchase up to 6 restaurants in game, and even competed in the ultimate Fortified Chef contest!

For more information or support, please visit www.chillingo.com

 

 

 

8. Ness Dining Guide

Ness Dining Guide - Ness Computing, Inc.

Meet Ness, a beautiful new way to discover restaurants you’ll love. Ness learns your unique tastes to make recommendations just for you. 

Featured by Apple under “New and Noteworthy”, “What’s Hot”, and “Staff Favorites”.

Praise for Ness: 

“Sexy, smart, ingenious.” (The Wall Street Journal, AllThingsD)
“The UI will probably have your mouth watering.” (Beautiful Pixels)
The Best iPhone Apps — Lifestyle category (Gizmodo)

What makes Ness different:

Personal –­ Ness recommends restaurants by learning what you like ­– and what you don’t.

Social ­– Ness shows you where your Facebook and Foursquare friends have been, and makes it easy to share new favorites with each other.

Intelligent ­– Ness’ recommendations get smarter and more personalized the more you use it.

How it Works:

Ness learns about your tastes when you rate your dining experiences and follow friends whose opinions you value. Ness considers information from many different sources, then recommends a list of restaurants and predicts how much you’ll like each one.

Get started by rating 10 restaurants you’ve visited.

 

 

 

9. Niko

Niko - sulake Corporation

We’re happy to announce Niko is being featured on the FAADChat app, full of great games like Niko!

“A must-have platformer” — Games News

“…a superhero that looks like a mogwai and has the stealth of a ninja!” — 148Apps

“…each level brings new dangers and adventures” — gamers.de 

“Niko is an inspiring adventure combining incredible sling shot actions and amazing platform level designs.”

MEET NIKO!
A rare and courageous creature, Niko finds his friends are captured by a monstrous world beneath the forest. With only a moment to make a choice, and unable to imagine a life apart from his friends, Niko makes the inspirational choice to leap into the treacherous Otherworld to save them. Now without your help, Niko and his friends could be lost!

NIKO IS FREE TO TRY!
So you can play the first 6 levels for free before you buy and unlock the full game.

GAME PLAY
Sometimes sliding, sometimes bouncing, and sometimes flipping, you launch Niko through the dangerous Otherworld, completing the levels that take you to the monstrous creatures who guard Niko’s friends. You’ll collect many achievements on your journey to help Niko rescue each friend and unlock the deep secrets of the Otherworld. We wish you luck!

GET YOUR REWARDS IN HABBO!
As you progress in the Niko game, you will be able to unlock rewards and redeem them in Habbo Hotel, the world’s largest social game and online community for teens. There’re fun virtual items you can bring to Habbo and show off to your friends, such as special Niko Badges, Niko Trophy, and even a Surprise Item if you rescue all Niko’s friends! 

Disclaimer: All the redeemable Habbo rewards from Niko are virtual items only available in Habbo Hotel. Rewards are based on your achievements in Niko and are not associated with Apple nor its products. Apple is not a sponsor nor is involved in any way.

Niko is brought to you by Sulake, the maker of Habbo Hotel, the world’s largest social game and online community for teens.

 

 

 

10. Angry King Kong

Angry King Kong - RenRenGames

It’s a very interesting TD game.A giant orangutan falls in love with a beautiful girl. He chases after this girl to every corner of the whole world in order to get the true love. 

You will receive 10000 coins if you give us a 5 star.You will get 2 props of 0.99 dollar freely by accomplishing the secret task of this game. 

Dose this girl get rid of King Kong’s pursuing? What kind of difficulties happened to King Kong during his pursuing? We are waiting for your answers.You are the King Kong. You will fight for your beloved girl to the end against so many enemies. 

Kill all enemies with KING KONG’s special weapon—snot.Plenty of game tools.Scene with an ornate decorate.Special operation feeling and different game contents will certainly enrich your daily life.For every level of success, King Kong’s battle effectiveness will be improved as your request in order to get a stronger power to pass a higher level.The level records, secrete gates and scene updating will bring you a colorful experience. We believe you will hardly put it down once you begin with it. 
Come on and let’s know how strong and invincible with your King Kong! 

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Characteristic: 

★Fun and easy operation method, 

★Furious fighting 

★Plenty of game tools, 

★Scene with an ornate decorate 

★over 16 different NPC 

★many kinds of abilities as you choose 

★over 20 different levels of difficulties 

★Special Events★ 
If you have more good ideas about this game, welcome to send us email to yan.gao@renren-inc.com. Your name will be list on the production list for the next Holiday version of Angry King Kong if you do so. 
You can let more friends to know and love our game on twitter,and also if you do so, your name will be listed on the production list for the next christmas version of Angry Kingkong! pls remember @mrbooso on twitter!

 

 

 

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Brihanna has been a tech fanatic and computer nerd nearly all her life. When she isn’t chasing around kids or glued to her iPhone, she is updating app junkies like herself on where to find the latest go-to apps. Twitter & Tumblr @brihannajoi

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