For those not in the know, AOTW is App of the Week, and GOTW is Game of the Week. Take a look what Apple is highlighting this week.
- iPhone AOTW – Magic Piano (Free App, iPhone)
The musical app that has captured the imagination of the world. Now, the #1 iPad piano app is available on the iPhone.
- iPhone GOTW – iStunt 2- Snowboard ($0.99, iPhone)
Hit the slopes for some serious shredding. To survive you will have to perform impossible stunts, dodge deadly saws and do incredible jumps in a world where gravity laws have been broken!
- iPad AOTW – On the way to Woodstock ($6.99, iPad)
Explore this immersive, interactive timeline that explores the phenomenon of how a generation evolved from sock hops to Woodstock. Enjoy over 100 hours of narrative, photography, videos and music from the 1950s, the 1960s and each of the artists that performed at the 1969 Woodstock Art & Music Fair.
- iPad GOTW – Pulse: Volume One ($4.99, iPad)
Enter an absorbing world where players become part conductor, part note-captor, part multi-touch master. Tap speeding notes as they cross the radiant pulse to conduct gorgeous original melodies.
- Mother’s Day
A collection of apps to help you show mom you care, such as Florist Now, and and tools for moms, like Baby Connect, WebMD, and MommyCal.
- City Guides
Apps that explore Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, and several popular international destinations.
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
- Spider Jack ($0.99, iPhone)
Say hello to Spider Jack, an adorable arachnid with an appetite that’s hard to satisfy. Capture all of the flies in a variety of environments – from an abandoned barn to a buzzing laboratory – and help Jack get his fill.
- Glo Flo ($1.99, iPhone)
A fun and challenging puzzle game where you have to connect similar glow-worms in every level. With over 60 puzzles to solve, the cute little critters will have you drawing lines for hours!
- Florist Now (Free App, Universal App)
Uses a network of over 15,000 FTD florists across the United States and Canada, allowing you to shop anywhere, anytime, and pick bouquets from several categories such as Anniversary, Birthday, Romance, New Baby, Thank You, and more.
- Barcodas($0.99, iPhone)
Imagine walking into a supermarket filled with thousands of tunes to discover. This app scans any ean or upc barcode and turns it into a musical pattern in a user-selectable harmonic scale.
- BMO Marketplace (Free App, iPhone)
Whether you are looking to purchase a home or planning your retirement, this easy-to-use app will help you make important financial decisions.
BURNING UP THE CHARTS
- iOOTP Baseball 2011 ($4.99, iPhone)
Out of the Park Baseball, the best-selling baseball management game is now available for iOS.
Choose a team and play out the 2011 season. Will the San Francisco Giants successfully defend their 2010 championship? Can the Phillies’ “Fab Four” starting pitchers lead them to the playoffs again?
- Frisbee® Forever (Free App, Universal App)
Get ready for blast-off. Fly at breathtaking speed across more than 100 crazy tracks. Twist and turn in the California Theme Park, climb the majestic mountains in the Wild West or send the waves blazing in the Pirate filled Caribbean oceans. There’s a level for everyone!
- Planetary (Free App, iPad)
An all new stunningly beautiful way to explore your music collection, available only on iPad. Fly through a 3D universe dynamically created by information about the recording artists you love. Visit planets that represent your favourite albums and control the playback of your music on iPad by browsing and selecting astronomical objects.
Mac App Store Editorial Update
Apps for Writers: From Scribbles to Stories
Get your creative juices flowing with our latest compendium featuring the best tools for writers on the Mac App Store. This collection covers multiple categories with apps tailored for long-form manuscript writing, journaling and blogging, note-taking and idea-generation for stories.
Explore alien worlds in search of your beloved dog who has been kidnapped by aliens. Solve puzzles, escape traps and put your brain to the test in this charming point-and-click adventure from the creators of Machinarium. ($2.99, Amanita Design)
Movie Draft SE
Why spend another summer merely watching Hollywood blockbusters from a theater seat when you can start scripting the next great one with Movie Draft? Piece together your screenplay scene by scene and even import previous projects from Final Draft with complete format fidelity. ($29.99, iikon LImited)
Jet Set Go
Plan a whirlwind vacation in this exotic time-management game where players must ensure the relaxation and leisure of their clientele. Players will need to contend with all manners of clients and vacation scenarios, from beach parties to cruise dance numbers, all while remaining cool under pressure. ($6.99, Ph03nix New Media)
Tailor the news to fit your own tastes with this fully featured and connected reader app. Assemble your feeds from Google Reader, Instapaper, Facebook, and more and enjoy articles on the desktop or take them on the go with its companion iPhone & iPad app. ($9.99, Alberto Garcia Hierro)
For the graphic designer or the font-obsessed, Fontcase organizes your Mac’s fonts and allows for a wealth of preview options. The latest 2.0 update brings a newly streamlined UI, the TypeSetter feature allowing for live web previews of your fonts, and font views on iPhone and iPad with its companion universal iOS app. ($29.99, Bohemian Coding)
This popular Dropbox-esque file-sharing service brings a free Mac app that allows you to easily drag and drop files to the menu bar for fast and easy uploads to the cloud. (Free, Linebreak SL)