Fresh iPhone Apps for Nov. 9: The Washington Post, Perpenso Calc 4, and more

Nov 9, 2010
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Today’s Fresh Apps include the iPad version of The Washington Post, and the ability to turn your iPhone into not one, but four powerful calculators. The Washington Post (iPad) Free It’s striking how great The Washington Post’s iPad app looks on-screen. The newspaper has found a pretty great way to bridge the traditional design and […]

Today’s Fresh Apps include the iPad version of The Washington Post, and the ability to turn your iPhone into not one, but four powerful calculators.

The Washington Post (iPad) Free

It’s striking how great The Washington Post’s iPad app looks on-screen. The newspaper has found a pretty great way to bridge the traditional design and feel of a broadsheet page with the capabilities and options of the iPad screen. And newspaper readers can snag  all of the Washington Post’s content for free through the app until February 15, 2011.

The app also allows includes some cool features, chief among them the ability to save articles to read offline.

Perpenso Calc 4 (iPhone) Free

Like the app description says, you don’t always have a calculator, but you always have your phone — and you might just need a really powerful calculator at some point.

Perpenso Calc 4 is a pretty good bargain, seeing as it starts out as a free scientific calculator. That’s the kind for higher-level math classes and has a lot of powerful functions. And if you need more, you can buy up to three other calculators with in-app purchases: a bill and tip calculator, a hex calculator, and a statistics calculator. Grab them piecemeal, or snag Perpenso Calc with all four calculators included for $1.99.

MediaFinder (iPhone, iPad) Free

Here’s an app that isn’t necessarily for everyone, but does bring some specific information into your mobile hands for free.

MediaFinder gives you access to a massive database of magazines that you can search by subject, title and keyword. There are about 16,000 magazines in the U.S. and Canada found in the app’s database, and using it to plow through the available media can help make the lives of people working in public relations or advertising a lot easier.

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