New iPhone apps worth downloading: Triposo and Boxer updates, Tower Dwellers

Nov 26, 2013
Tech

Planning some travel for the holidays? You’ll find our first app worth downloading, Triposo, to be of particular use. It makes available lots of different travel guides that can be purchased and downloaded to your iOS device, for countries and cities all over the world. We’ve also got email client Boxer, which is compatible with […]

Planning some travel for the holidays? You’ll find our first app worth downloading, Triposo, to be of particular use. It makes available lots of different travel guides that can be purchased and downloaded to your iOS device, for countries and cities all over the world. We’ve also got email client Boxer, which is compatible with just about any email service you can come up with. Finally, tower defense title Tower Dwellers spins the usual formula with a heavier emphasis on controlling troops instead of building automatic towers.


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Triposo update (Free)

What’s it about? Triposo provides travel information for cities and countries all over the world, which you can download to your iPhone or iPad and utilize offline.

What’s cool? No matter where you’re traveling, there’s a good chance Triposo has a travel guide you can use. The app is packed full of guides you can purchase and download to your device and use offline, for countries all over the world. You’ll find things like sites worth seeing, great restaurants, nightlife options and more. The app also includes a dashboard that can help you convert currency rates and provides things like useful phrases to know and weather reports for where you’re headed. Triposo’s latest update adds new layout features for iOS7 and the ability to create your own walking tours for different areas from within the app.

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Who’s it for? If you’re a traveler who needs reliable info about a lot of different places (or just a few you want to visit), try Triposo.

What’s it like? You can get more travel guide help from TripAdvisor and tripwolf.


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Boxer for Gmail, Outlook, Exchange and More update ($0.99)

What’s it about? Powerful email app Boxer supports just about any email service you can think of, giving you full mobile control of your inbox with a number of handy features.

What’s cool? No matter what email service you use, there’s a good chance you can access your messages on your iOS device with boxer. The app lets you organize your inbox with a number of useful features, like swipe controls, cloud integration from services such as Dropbox, and Box, and Calendar integration. You can also “like” messages rather than responding to them fully as a sort of quick acknowledgment to the person who sent them, and add emails to an in-app to-do list to remind you to check them out later. The newest update to Boxer also adds a version specifically built for iPad.

Who’s it for? If you’re looking for a powerful mobile email client with a lot of useful features, Boxer is worth your attention.

What’s it like? Grab Mailbox or Sparrow for two more useful email clients.


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Tower Dwellers ($3.99)

What’s it about? Build towers and train soldiers to fight off hordes of enemy minions in Tower Dwellers, a tower defense game with an emphasis on deploying troops and other strategies.

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What’s cool? Unlike many other tower defense titles, many of the towers you’ll construct in Tower Dwellers, which are meant to fight off approaching enemies and keep them from reaching the end of each level, will include support buildings. That’s because upgrading your defenses in Tower Dwellers is all about strategically placing secondary structures that can add crucial benefits to your forces. You’ll build towers that deploy troops to fight enemies for you, and placing support buildings between multiple towers can convey benefits to all of them, so paying attention to where you build is important. There are also other features you’ll bring to bear against bad guys, like the ability to hurl exploding chickens down from the sky, or freeze your enemies as they charge your troops.

Who’s it for? Fans of tower defense games that come with some wry humor will want to check out Tower Dwellers’ take on the formula.

What’s it like? Grab Kingdom Rush and Kingdom Rush Frontiers as well, as they’re a pair of tower defense games with similar mechanics.

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