This week’s free iPod/iPhone App to review is: AppBox LITE: 10 useful Apps in one application.
10 handy tools in one App!
– 195 Currency codes and 3 metals
– Update Option(Automatic/Manual)
✔ DATE CALCULATOR
– Days between dates
– Adding days to date
– Day of Week
– Lunar(Chinese)/Solar Converter
✔ DAYS UNTIL
– Photo View & Table View
– Flip View for remaining or past dates
– 83 countries and Jewish calendar.
– Holiday rules changing every year in the world for example, Easter day, Chinese Lunar Calendar, Islamic Calendar and Jewish Calendar.
– Two Levels: Surface and bubble
– Three types of units
– Lock / Unlock
– Amortization Tab with Pie Chart
– Comparison Tab with Bar Chart and Pie Chart
– Amortization Schedule View
– Mail Send View
✔ PRICE GRAB
– Bar Chart for price, quantity, and unit price
– Circle chart based on unit price
– Menstrual cycle calendar also known as fertility calendar
– Indicates days with increased probability of getting pregnant
– Makes predictions of upcoming dates
– Keeps records of previous cycles
✔ TIP CALC
– Tax Option
– Split Option
– Area, Length, Pressure, Temperature, Volume, Weight
OWC Chris’s Review
This is one of those apps that really doesn’t “wow” you that much, but is handy to have when you need it. I’ve already whipped out (Sorry. No video link here, despite the obvious Blazing Saddles reference) the ol’ iPod Touch a couple of times to work out a tip, check how long until my mom’s birthday, and to convert a few measurements cooking, so for a free app, it’s been pretty useful.
Sure there are tools I will likely never use, such as the currency converter, loan calculator and the fertility calendar. But I wouldn’t be surprised if there someone that would use them. There is, however, no excuse for the UGLY interface that looks like the bastard love child of Palm OS and Fremont Street, Las Vegas.
Hideous interface aside, however, I’ll probably keep it around. The price was right and you never know when I can make myself useful…
OWC Michael’s Review
Each app does what it is supposed to and functionality is quite intuitive, but this App doesn’t seem to have the polish and finish of something I want to keep on my device. It just looks wrong. The icons are very plain and the neon color palette looks like it belongs more on my 10 year old Samsung cell phone than on my iPod Touch. More than a few times, I actually closed the App trying to get back to the main screen. There is a button in each function to bring you back to the main screen, but it does take a little getting used to (especially since the programmer didn’t necessarily put it in the same place on each screen).
Overall, if you’re looking for these functions and don’t want to shell out the 99 cents for an app to do each individually, then this is a good toolbox for you. Personally, I’d rather have each function as a separate, fully polished App.
OWC Grant’s Review
I’ll be honest here…I looked at the list of all the tools and nothing seemed compelling enough to spend the time to download and use the app. I mean come on…a tip calculator and a pregnancy calendar? About the only tool that looked remotely interesting was the clinometer. But to me, if you’re on a steep angle to begin with, you likely know it and should be trying to figure out a way to get out of it without any damage rather than whipping out out your device to see how steep the incline is. Call me a curmudgeon, but sometimes technology gets in the way of common sense. And in this case, you really gotta be desperate or not have any other hobbies to be using this app very often.
As I end all my reviews with a rating…this app gets a big NAY.