As you know I reviewed the TomTom app when it first hit the App Store scene (see my original 1.0 review and video here). One of my original complaints has been addressed and that complaint was about the price! Competition is stiff in the iPhone Navigation App market and although TomTom's first release was less than stellar they have followed up with an update AND some sale pricing. TomTom has also added some of the missing features that I mentioned: they added Lane guidance, Text-to-speech and a Help Me! emergency menu.
So if you're a TomTom interface fan, now's your chance to get the app at a more reasonable price! Also TomTom has released a USA ONLY version for less as well (on sale).
TomTom USA Map ONLY for $49.99 here:
TomTom USA and Canada for $69.99 here:
I always felt that these apps should be in the $50 range (or less), so I'm glad that competition has put some pressure on TomTom.
PhotoAssist is an app that is geared to help you remember all the gear that you need to take on a particular shoot. It seems like I'm always forgetting something when I do location shoots. So this app is very much appreciated.
The easiest way to start off is to spend some time entering all of your gear into the "Inventory List."
Strobox is an app for easy creation of lighting diagrams. Thanks Brad Moore for turning me on to this one. At first I didn't really see much use for this app for my own photography, however my buddy Scott Kelby had a great idea and that was to use the app to document lighting setups that you see others use say while attending a workshop or in a photography magazine. That makes it a no brainer to have.
The app is really easy to use and comes populated with icons for softboxes, strobes, backdrops, reflectors, etc. I created a diagram in a matter of seconds. Each icon can be rotated 360°. There are also buttons for send to the back and bring to front.
Being an iPhone user AND an Adobe employee, I'm especially thrilled to see Photoshop.com Mobile make Time's Top 10 List of iPhone apps for 2009. In honor of this honor, I've recorded a full blown tutorial on how to use this FREE App. Download Photoshop.com Mobile from the App Store here:
…then watch my tutorial below:
Business Card Reader is an amazing app that takes advantage of the iPhone platform. Put simply this app lets you take a photo with your iPhone and then OCR (optical character recognition) the contact info and then add it to your contacts.
You have to see it in action to believe it so I'm just going to show you with this video: