Apps: ABC Farm, Evernote Food 2.1, NCAA March Madness + RetailMeNot 2.1

As the latest Peapod Labs ABC-themed title, ABC Farm ($3) teaches children vocabulary in English or Spanish through sight, sound, and touch. More than 50 farm-related words are taught through photos, interactive scenes, videos, pictures, and sounds. ABC Farm’s major new feature is the addition of a bilingual mode that enables the app to pivot with a single button push from English to Spanish — this feature can be used to teach a single Spanish word after seeing the English version, or the entire Spanish word set, alphabetized, as an alternative to the English word set. Every word and letter is spoken aloud in the currently selected language. While it looks familiar on the surface, ABC Farm boasts impressive new depth, and kids will enjoy it.


Evernote’s Evernote Food (free) has been updated to version 2.1. The update adds OpenTable integration, so users can make restaurant reservations and view restaurant ratings from within the app. It’s also easier to share recipes, both from Evernote to Evernote Food’s My Cookbook section, and via Facebook, Twitter, and email. It’s also possible to browse and search for recipes in Japanese and Chinese. Other improvements involve bug fixes, better image uploading, and improved search results.


NCAA Digital’s NCAA March Madness Live app (free) has been updated for this season’s 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, which starts tonight. The app gives users unlimited access to live streaming video of this year’s March Madness games, when logging in with a selected TV provider. Those not logging in can still receive a four-hour live video pass. In addition to live video, the app offers live radio broadcasts, scores, stats, highlights, game alerts and recaps. Users can also enter the Capital One NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge using the app.

RetailMeNot’s RetailMeNot Coupons (free) app has updated to version 2.1. The app now offers the ability to print in-store coupons using AirPrint. Also, users can now browse for savings at nearby shopping malls, browse recommended merchants, and get both deal and expiration alerts for favorite stores and coupons.

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