Mobile Apps of the Week #04

Here’s today’s roundup of most useful and entertaining mobile applications for you. It’s time for the latest in our now weekly collection of the best new apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and android devices.


MetroLyrics is one of the biggest web lyric databases in the world, but now it has launched a new iPhone app to provide mobile access. Users can search for specific songs or identify what’s playing in the real world, while also pulling in videos, scrobbling to – a fellow CBS subsidiary – and browsing charts of popular tracks.


One of the Xbox 360’s greatest games has made its way to the Chrome browser and PC, and now it’s coming to the iPad. Bastion is available on the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad for $4.99.

Amazon Appstore

From your Android phone or tablet you can install the Amazon Appstore. Amazon’s Android app store, er, app has been out for some time in the US. Now it’s available in the UK and other European countries too, via a download link on the Amazon website.

Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio is the next version of Avid Studio. Big-screen moviemaking comes to the touchscreen with Pinnacle Studio for iPad. Our leading film-editing technology brings you an easy-to-use app that enables you to quickly edit video, audio, and photos at the speed of your creativity. free app


Music app Stereomood has travelled in the opposite direction to, moving from iPhone to iPad. The app aims to supply music based on moods: sleepy, chill, sunday morning, jazzy, romantic and so on. More than 100 playlists are provided, with links to buy individual songs from iTunes.


Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud service has made its way onto Android. The app helps people access the files they’ve stored in their SkyDrive locker – including opening them in other apps – upload photos and videos from their smartphones, and send links to those files to others.