Fresh iPhone Apps for Jan. 3: Tacts Mini, Fitness Partner, BarMax CA

Jan 3, 2011
Tech

Want to see what might be the most expensive app in the App Store? It’s a two-month preparatory course condensed into an app called BarMax, and it clocks in at a full gigabyte and nearly $1,000. It’s new to the iPad, so check it out with a couple of other cool offerings below. Tacts Mini […]

Want to see what might be the most expensive app in the App Store? It’s a two-month preparatory course condensed into an app called BarMax, and it clocks in at a full gigabyte and nearly $1,000. It’s new to the iPad, so check it out with a couple of other cool offerings below.

Tacts Mini (iPhone) Free

A complement to the iPhone’s built-in contacts manager, Tacts Mini helps you figure out things like which contacts would be most effective in your Favorites list.

In general, Tacts Mini works alongside your iPhone’s Contacts manager to increase it’s functionality. The app will help you arrange contacts into groups, for example, so you can send group texts or emails. There’s also a search option that expands on the terms and words you can use to find who you’re looking for in your phone, using different information than just the person’s name.

Fitness Partner (iPhone) $1.99

Fitness Partner includes data on more than 10,000 foods, according to its developers. It also includes 200 different exercise activities, so you can gauge the amount of calories you’re taking in against those you’re burning.

The app includes a nutrition calendar and a calculator so you can take the numbers provided by the app and keep track of your fitness at any time, and track the amount of food and exercise you do on any given day so you know how much you should eat or exercise.

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BarMax CA (iPad) $999.99

No, that’s not a typo — BarMax does, in fact, cost a grand. But the developers of the app believe that it’s worth it, because they’ve packed about a gigabyte worth of data into BarMax, in order to help future lawyers prepare for their bar exams.

There are already a few versions of BarMax available on the iPhone for different states’ exams, but California is the first to receive one on the iPad. The app is filled with a two-month bar exam prep course, complete with lectures, calendars to keep track of your study schedule and important events, and downloadable outlines, practice exams and a printout packet. It’s a whole lot of content for an app — $1,000 worth, to be exact — and the reviews on iTunes suggest it might be worth the cash.

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