Fresh iPhone Apps for June 4: Any.Do, Order & Chaos Online (update), Light the Night

Jun 4, 2012
Games

A well-loved Android productivity app, Any.DO, is now available on iOS and leads today’s Fresh iPhone Apps offerings. The app makes it easy to create to-do lists and you can even add items to your lists with a speech-to-text option. We’ve also got a huge update to massively multiplayer online game Order & Chaos Online […]

A well-loved Android productivity app, Any.DO, is now available on iOS and leads today’s Fresh iPhone Apps offerings. The app makes it easy to create to-do lists and you can even add items to your lists with a speech-to-text option. We’ve also got a huge update to massively multiplayer online game Order & Chaos Online to celebrate its first anniversary, and a great-looking endless runner in Light the Night.

Any.DO (iPhone, iPad) Free

To-do list app Any.DO is one of the most popular productivity apps on Google’s Android operating system, and now it has made the jump to iOS. Any.DO uses a minimalist, intuitive user interface that’s designed with touchscreens in mind, allowing you to quickly drag and drop items onto your to-do list or calendar, swipe through your appointments, and so on.

Any.DO also includes a lot of features that make it more social and easier to use with other people. You can share your to-do lists with friends and family members, or sync your lists among multiple devices to keep them up to date. You can also add items by using a speech-to-text function that will convert your dictation into items on your lists.

Order & Chaos Online update (iPhone, iPad) $6.99

Gameloft’s mobile World of Warcraft-alike, Order & Chaos Online, has been available in the iTunes App Store for a fully year, and in celebration, the developers have pushed a big content update to bring lots of new stuff to the game. Like other massively multiplayer online titles, Order & Chaos has players creating characters and adventuring through a huge online world, completing quests and forming groups with other players.

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In the new update, Gameloft has added 3G data support, so now players can connect to Order & Chaos even if they’re not playing with a Wi-Fi connection. There are also new quests to undertake, and users who have been subscribers to Order & Chaos for longer than three months will receive a special in-game “pet.” There’s also a new in-game lottery system and lots of new fixes and little improvements that have been worked in throughout the game.

Light the Night (iPhone, iPad) Free (on sale – usually $0.99)

Endless runner titles have to do something especially interesting to stand out from the crowd in the iTunes App Store. Light the Night is just such a title, and succeeds in differentiating itself through style. The game looks and sounds great and concerns you, a lightning bug, who has been struck by lightning, sending you into a super-speed dash across a pond in which you have to collect “lumens” to stay afloat and avoid crashing into flowers and other bugs, which can slow you down.

As you play through Light the Night, you’ll also work through various “missions” that require accomplishing specific goals in order to earn more lumens. Those lumens can be converted into power-ups and upgrades. Light the Night also includes Game Center support and provides achievements and leaderboards.

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