With the way acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns typically titles his work, you'd be forgiven if you got the impression he used himself for his latest subject. Instead, this Ken Burns is actually a new app that draws on many of Burns' documentaries — films like The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, and Prohibition — and uses them to tell the story of American history, via tap-friendly timelines and theme-specific pages covering topics like Art, Innovation, Politics, and War.
We're pretty proud of the booze we recommend here on Uncrate — but we understand there are times when you need the help of a computer. That's where Distiller comes in. Using proprietary algorithms, this handy iPhone app delivers whiskey suggestions tailored to your current situation, whether you're by the fireplace, playing poker with the guys, out at a bar, or just looking for something new to try. Each whiskey is listed with a rating, tasting notes, and flavor profile, giving you a little extra information before making your call.
Nicholas Felton knows a thing or two about data visualization. Not only did he create the Facebook Timeline, but he rose to fame on the back of his amazing Annual Reports, which lay out the years of his life in great detail — and in beautiful fashion. Now he's bringing that talent to bear on your
sorry life. Reporter is a new iPhone app that's designed to capture information about your day-to-day routines in the least intrusive way possible. It relies on your phone's sensors and a few brief daily surveys to keep track of where you've been, what you've done, how active you've been, who you were with, etc. And all that data is reported back to you with the same visual panache as his annual reports, so you can get a gorgeous at-a-glance look at your life.
Back in the pre-iPhone days, a little gadget called the Pacemaker Pocket DJ made a big impression — it was the world's first portable DJ system. But one look at the App Store let us know that it's days would be short lived. And they were. But now the original team is back with a new app called, simply, Pacemaker. This free app — add-on effects are available for in-app purchase — lets you mix, loop, blend, and drop all you want, using tracks from your own music library or any of the millions of tracks on Spotify.