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Convertbot (iPhone) Review

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Developer: Tapbots
Price: $0.99
Version reviewed: 1.00

iPhone Integration: 5 stars
User Interface Rating: 5 stars
Re-use/Replay Value: 4.5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.8 stars!

Convertbot is a high-tech unit conversion ‘robot’ for the iPhone/iPod Touch.

Convertbot has an amazing UI, it is designed beautifully and it really gives you that
high-tech gadget feeling. You rotate the wheel to choose the category you want to convert,
then tap on it; now you can select the unit etc. Lovely robotic sounds are produced with each tap.

Convertbot is unlike other conversion apps not just because of the innovative interface but also because it
can convert combined values for example lets say I’m 164 cm I want to know how tall I am in feet and inches, now
all I have to do is select Centimeters and the ‘ft+in’ option and type in the values and VOILA! there’s my result (5ft 4in).

Now for first time users how might find it hard Convertbot features a demo that shows you exactly how to use this app, everything
is explained perfectly so you fully understand how to use it.

So to sum everything up Convertbot is probably the best unit conversion app I have used so far it has a beautiful interface and the ability to
convert two combined units which in my opinion in pretty useful and on top of all of that it costs $0.99 ! So what have you got to lose. Go ahead and try Convertbot now!

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Knockem for the iPhone Review

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Developer: eBattalion

Price: $0.99

Version reviewed: 1.0

iPhone Integration: 5 stars

User Interface Rating: 4 stars

Re-use/Replay Value: 4.5 stars

Overall Rating: 4.5 stars

Knockem is a very entertaining and addictive game for the iPhone/iPod Touch and is very handy if you have

5 minutes to spare for a quick round. It can be played for short bursts or long periods of time.

According to the dev Knockem is primarily designed for kids, however it is fun for all

ages and I have to admit I totally agree.

The aim of the game is to “knock” all the weird creatures that come on your screen by flicking this ball at

them with your finger.

You make combos if you hit two creatures in a row and so on.

You lose a life when one of the creatures reaches the red square in the middle of your screen.

It is really easy to get used to the game and you’ll probably learn how to play within seconds!

There is one thing I really like about this game and that is you can quit at anytime and resume

from where you left off.

However if I could improve something in this game it would definately be the graphics. I find the creatures movements

paper-like left foot up, right foot down and so on; I thought they could have been a bit better.

Otherwise Knockem is an addictive game which you can easily play when you have a little time to spare and on top of

all that it only costs $0.99 !

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BeeJiveIM 2.0 for the iPhone

Developer: BeeJive
Price: $15.99
Version Reviewed: 2.0

iPhone Integration Rating: 5
User Interface Rating: 5
Reuse/Replay Value: 5
Overall Rating: 5/5!

Beejive IM [iTunes link], the king of instant messaging, turned 2.0 a month back. Beejive allows you to use many different instant messaging services like AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN/Live, Myspace IM, and Yahoo messenger all in one application. This application was already top-notch in the previous versions and this new version just makes things a lot better. Here are some of the changes in BeeJive 2.0:


You are now able to send photos directly from your iPhone and have them show up in-line with the body of the chat. In addition, you can now easily see photos sent to your iPhone. Probably one of the coolest new features is the ability to record and send voice notes to the people you are chatting with. Tapping on the toolbar at the top, which lists the current chat name, gets you four options. One of those options is a small microphone; tapping this icon makes your iPhone show a recording view, and instantly starts recording audio. When you tap the stop button, your recording will be saved. You can play or record your voice note over again and if you want to send the voice note, tap the “Send” button and your voice note will be directly transferred to the current chat.

In addition to being able to send/receive audio on your iPhone or iPod touch using Beejive 2.0, you can also receive and open multiple types of files, including:

– Most image, audio, video files, PDFs, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint documents (Any file you can open as an attachment in the native “Mail” app)

I found that once you receive these types of files, you can also forward them to another person on your buddy list. Once you accept the file transfer, you will get a small blue button that will give you more details about the file that you just received; when you are in this view, you will be able to tap the forward button and find another person to forward it to.

By default, Beejive will use the default sounds for incoming/outgoing messages. These sounds are very similar to the sounds that iChat ships with; however, if you get tired of them, there is an option for you in this new version. You are now able to change the sounds in the Beejive section of Under “Sounds,” you are able to change between default, AIM, and Yahoo sounds.

I found that there were two settings for transferring files, and both are useful. Under the “File Transfer” section of > Beejive, you are able to choose between two ways of sending files: post a link or direct send preferred.

I testing BeeJive IM with 3 of my friends who have iPhone’s. We did everything from normal chatting, to sending voice notes and pictures.  Overall, the experience was amazing, and the UI was very clean and clutter free.

Priced at $15.99, BeeJiveIM isn’t cheap, but it is a great instant message program, that deserves a place in every iPhone.

NotePad Review

Developer: Polar Bear Farm Ltd.

Price: $4.99

Version Reviewed:1.5

iPhone Integration Rating: 5

User Interface Rating: 5

Reuse/Replay Value: 2

Overall NotePad Rating: 4

NotePad is an easy to use productivity application that is used to type notes on the iPhone, taking advantage of some of the phone’s great features. Things like special types of folders, shake to write, and other stuff make the app really awesome.

NotePad’s UI is an amazing one, featuring just a few easy-to-use buttons, and my personal favorite feature: you can shake your iPhone once or twice to make a new note. The keyboard is just like the keyboard on other applications, nothing special. Another cool feature is how you can make keyword or location-specific folders, making the app very advanced. My personal experience with the application was good, there was one bug that I managed to take a picture of (look at the screenshot with the popup), but other than that, the application ran very smoothly and I was very happy with it.

Overall, NotePad is an OK app. Since it is $4.99 but has the same core function as Notes, which comes free with any iPhone/iPod Touch, NotePad is priced too high. The cool features make it very modern and intuitive, though.