It’s a new year, so there’s new resolutions of fiscal responsibility. Which makes Mint App brought to you by financial powerhouse INTUIT a must have, for all. It’s a safe and secure way to make the budgeting process much easier by tracking your spending and providing nice little charts and graphs. Open an account, add your bank, credit, loan and retirement accounts and Mint will automatically pull in and categorize your transactions.
2. Calorie Counter HD
Everyone also starts the new year on a health kick. Why not add the calorie counter app along with your Nike app & other fitness apps. Totally revamped, it’s very inclusive of many things one would like to track.
On the iPhone, Comics is innovative, but zooming each panel and constantly rotating your device gets old fast. By contrast, the iPad’s screen is big enough to display an entire page without the need to zoom or scroll. And with dozens of free comics available via the bundled store, comic book fans should love this app.
4. Real Racing 3
If you think iOS games can’t rival a console, then take a look at Real Racing 3, a superb, fully featured racing game. The graphics are stunning, and more importantly it’s one of the most playable racers we’ve tried, with the tilt screen steering working brilliantly. There’s a career mode to keep you going through the holidays, and regular updates, the latest of which has brought multi-player racing in real time.
5. DJay 2
Another fun app! If Garageband is just a bit too indie-rock, then hit the decks with Djay 2 instead. One of the first apps to take advantage of the iPhone 5s and iPad Air 64-bit processor, Djay 2 is phenomenally powerful, letting you mix together music, and can even automatically match the pitch so your mashups will sound better than ever. It’s also pretty simple to use, so you’ll be mixing Erica Mena & K. Michelle tracks in no time. Just perhaps use the headphones, for the sanity of the rest of your family.