New iPhone apps worth downloading: Clara – Personal Finance for iPhone, Roxio Mediabook (iPad), Luminetic Land

Feb 25, 2014
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Get a handle on your money and quickly search through your records with Clara, our first app worth downloading today. Clara – Personal Finance for iPhone ($3.99) What’s it about? Track your spending and finances with Clara, a money management app that makes it quick and easy to save and search your records and see […]

Get a handle on your money and quickly search through your records with Clara, our first app worth downloading today.

Clara – Personal Finance for iPhone ($3.99)

What’s it about? Track your spending and finances with Clara, a money management app that makes it quick and easy to save and search your records and see how you spend.

What’s cool? The big push of personal finance app Clara is in making it easy for you to save financial records on the fly, so you never lose track of what you spent, where and on what. The app lets you quickly enter your various expense records and saves them automatically so you’re never at risk of losing them. As you’re entering different expenses you need to track, you can also add hashtags to make records easy to search and easy to find. Once you’ve put in your data, Clara offers insights into how you spend your money between months or even years, so you can figure out what it is you’re dumping all your cash on, or whether you’re doing a good job saving.

Who’s it for? If you’re looking for money management help, Clara offers a lot of features that can make personal finance a bit easier.

What’s it like? Get more useful personal finance help from Mint Personal Finance and Wally – Smart Personal Finance.

Roxio Mediabook (iPad) (Free)

What’s it about? Create your own ebooks with Roxio Mediabook, an app that makes it easy to combine text, images and videos to make a shareable ebook out of whatever you want.

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What’s cool? Roxio Mediabook lets iPad users turn their memories into multimedia showcases. The app makes it possible to build ebooks out of your media files, allowing you to create quick and organized ways to share things like images, text, sound and video. The app includes a number of templates and an auto-create function that lets you quickly build your ebook, and allows you to do things like trim videos with an in-app video editor, or add filters to your photos and videos. When you’re finished, you can save your ebook and share it with your friends and family (or whoever).

Who’s it for? Anyone looking for a way to create a presentation to share photos, text, images or video, for whatever reason, should try Roxio Mediabook.

What’s it like? Make more shareable presentations from your photos and other materials with Photo Album and Cluster.

Luminetic Land (Free)

What’s it about? Casual puzzler Luminetic Land tasks players with moving round lights around various levels in order to light up stars as quickly as possible.

What’s cool? Luminetic Land is a puzzler that tasks players with controlling how light moves through various stages. To do that, you’ll have to move a round ball that acts as a light source, and direct it around various obstacles to cast light on stars to clear each stage. The only way to move each light source is to set it rolling using magnets set in the walls of the level, however – so which magnet you use and how long you activate its attractive power is important to solve each stage. Later levels have players carefully navigating maze-like structures and using things like gravity and physics to move their light sources, and you’ll also have to combine different colors of light to illuminate certain stars. Your score is determined by how fast you can illuminate all the stars in a given stage.

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Who’s it for? Fans of casual puzzlers that require quick thinking and careful timing should check out Luminetic Land.

What’s it like? You might also want to check out Lums HD and Lumen.

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