In my quest of searching the App Store to find some really unusual apps that are amazing, amazingly functional or amazingly lame, I am never disappointed. Here’s my latest batch of “Theres’ Really an App for That?” list makers.
Do you need some good karma on call? Extra money? Love? Well it’s your lucky day.
Magic Spells Now has an extensive offering of spells to help you get exactly what you are looking for. With the Magic Spell Book just dial up the type of luck you need, follow the instructions and you’re good to go.
If only it were so easy.
Type N Walk
How many times have you heard of people walking into objects while texting. For some it generated a minor scrape, for others not paying attention has been lethal.
Well for those who refuse to give up this very dangerous practice of not paying attention to where they are going, here’s a bit of help. “Type n Walk” uses the iPhone camera to show you what’s in front of you while you walk and type. Type is displayed on a text layer over the camera layer, so both are visible at the same time. Effectively allowing one to see where they are going.
There is one little issue. You can’t send anything from this app. The text you type has to be copy/pasted into a texting app or email app. So, at that point, you have to be careful where you step. But, otherwise, Type n Walk can be useful.
Are you a cat lover? Want to paint a cat on all your library images? OK.
CatPaint is for you then. An array of “cat-brushes” to choose from and the cat meow as you paint.
Blower – Real Air
Turn your iPhone into a device that blows air.
With this app, max the volume on the iPhone, then feel the air flowing from the speaker openings.
(Those of you who try this, let me know how it works.)
As if communicating while in a foreign country is not hard enough, let’s add an element to it. Allow the iPhone to free you of those hand gestures and do the speaking for you, by using your own mouth. iLingual let’s you take an image of your mouth and use it to speak foreign phrases, visually displayed on your iPhone. This can actually add a air of comedy to your predicament. Let’s just hope that the patron you stop has a sense of humor.
Arrested! Mobile Mugshots
If America’s Most Wanted has been a staple in your Saturday’s for the last two decades, this app may be just up your alley. Arrested! Mobile Mugshots sends you streaming images and info of arrests made all over the United States. And just in case there is the unfortunate occurrence that you show up in this database, there is a link provided to have your mugshot removed.