App Wrap – our favourite apps for September 2012

iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)


Price: Free

Google’s Chrome has been on iOS for a few months now, but we’re completely in love.

The browser syncs up nicely with desktop versions of Chrome, logging into your Google account and allowing you to access bookmarks and use passwords, plus you can load more than nine tabs.

Now if only Apple would let us make it our default browser instead of Safari…


Price: $5.49

You can get a lot of writing done on the iPad, especially if you have one of those keyboard accessories, and Daedalus is one of the tools we recommend.

While we’ve written about it before, a lot of the writing we’re doing is being done inside this app, and with automatic Dropbox syncing, an easy finger swipe controlled page-by-page navigation, and word count shown per project, it’s better than ever.


Price: $7.49

The European soccer season has just started and EA has released its latest version of the long running FIFA franchise on iOS.

FIFA 13 includes licenses from soccer leagues around the world – including the Australian A-League – and you can play Sydney FC against soccer giants Manchester United or Barcelona.

Controls are more fluid than they have ever been, the interface is easier to navigate, and the addition of the special moves controller is brilliant. A must have for soccer fans.


Price: $1.99

Blending the addictiveness of Tetris with our love of word games like Scrabble, SpellTower is one of those titles you won’t be able to put down.

Think of it as the most advanced word search that really likes to play with your mind. We can’t put it down, and now that it has a multiplayer mode, suspect it will replace board game night in the home.

The Walking Dead

Price: $5.49 per episode

There doesn’t seem to be any shortage of zombie games lately, and The Walking Dead – inspired by the comic, not the TV show – is possibly the best we’ve played.

Running with a highly stylised comic look, an adult script that will appeal to gamers 15 and over, and different ways for the game to play out based on how you play it, The Walking Dead is an easy recommendation.

The developers are currently releasing it episode by episode – currently, episode one and two are out, with three more to come in the next few months – and while the total price will come to about $25 by the time we’re done, it’s easily worth it, as the game is one of the more interesting, intriguing, and repayable titles we’ve played in ages.