Curiosity – There’s An App for That

stuckStuck on Earth (Free)

A new kind of travel app that brings you the best places in the world to photograph, visit, and experience. It’s the ultimate app for explorers, photographers, and daydreamers. Especially daydreamers.



HowStuffWorksHowStuffWorks for iPad (Free)

Outsmart yourself with the newest release of the award-winning HowStuffWorks iPad App. Access all of the most popular HSW articles such as the thought-provoking ‘10 Inventions that Changed the World’ to the practical ‘10 iPad Apps for Personal Productivity.’ Get tons of videos and podcasts, plus endless content from popular HowStuffWorks’ sections like cars, electronics, finance and much more. And of course, keep yourself sharp as a tack by taking one of our HowStuffWorks quizzes… all exclusively available for the iPad!

paper-by-fiftythree-iconPaper by FiftyThree (Free)

“Ideal for jotting down notes, sketches, or your next big idea, this phenomenal app sets a new standard” – Apple App of the Year award winner  Used by more than 13 million people worldwide, Paper turns your iPad into a digital notebook, with everything you need to bring your ideas to life. Best of all, Paper is now completely free.

Sketch out a new product design, chart your progress, or outline a great business plan. Paper is the essential digital notebook that works the way you think, with no fussy settings or distractions. In addition to its five original tools to Sketch, Write, Draw, Outline, and Color, Paper also includes Think Kit, allowing you to create diagrams, charts, and wireframes at the speed of thought. Paper’s tools, along with unlimited, secure, cloud backup are all offered for free with no in-app purchases.

goldiebloxGoldieBlox and the Movie Machine (Free)

Parents need to know that the creators of the girl-empowering Goldieblox engineering toys have created GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine app as a tie-in to the toy of the same name, which retails for $30. The toy isn’t necessary to enjoy the app, though (and vice versa). Kids can learn about stop-motion movies, see a few short examples, and learn step-by-step how to make their own, adapting projects that have already been started for them or starting one from scratch. Creations can’t be shared, but they can be watched in-app or printed and played on the movie-making toy.

SoundSound Uncovered (Free)

An Interactive Book for the iPad

Hear with your eyes, see with your ears, test your hearing, make and modify recordings—this app puts you at the center of the experiment.

Explore the surprising side of sound with Sound Uncovered, an interactive collection featuring auditory illusions, acoustic phenomena, and other things that go bump, beep, boom, and vroom.


ColorColor Uncovered (Free)


An Interactive Book for the iPad and Android Tablets

When is yellow yellower than yellow? What color is a whisper? What’s missing from the palette of Renaissance painters?

Explore the surprising side of color with Color Uncovered, featuring fascinating illusions, articles, and videos.


Star WalkStar Walk – Stargazing Guide (Free)

Star Walk is an interactive astronomy guide that shows celestial objects in the exact positions on the sky above you, providing detailed information about them. It helps anyone even remotely interested in astronomy find their way across the sky, determine where to look for any object, rewind or fast-forward time to see how celestial bodies move. It inspires curiosity about the Universe and helps users understand amazing cosmic phenomena.


Green ScreenGreen Screen by Do Ink (Free)

Featured in “Best New Apps in Education” in iTunes. Green Screen by Do Ink makes it easy to create incredible green screen videos and images right on your iPad. Classroom-tested by kids and teachers, this app emphasizes ease-of-use and simplicity while still enabling you to get fantastic results. With Green Screen by Do Ink, you can tell a story, explain an idea, and express yourself in truly creative and unique ways.

You know what a “green screen” effect is, right? It’s used in the movies to make it look like the actors have landed on an alien planet, and it’s used on TV to make it look like your local news announcer is standing in front of an animated weather map. The green screen effect works by combining images from multiple sources into a single video. These images can come from photos or videos in your camera roll, or from the live video camera.  Green Screen by Do Ink has all the features you need to make great green screen videos.

SyncSpaceSyncSpace Free: Collaborative Zoomable Canvas (Free)

SyncSpace lets people express and explore visual ideas together, wherever you are. It is a zoomable drawing space that can be shared in real time over the net. It is a shared whiteboard plus a whole lot more.