Become a cutting master in Super Sharp, a physics puzzler

The controls in Super Sharp are natural and intuitive. All you have to do is drag your finger along the screen to create a dotted line, and this will cut the large shape down into smaller pieces. While you can cut the shape as many times as you need to in order to get to the targets, the game will award you a star if you can be successful with just one move. The stars are needed to unlock the other level packs as well, so you should be strategic with your cuts. Tapping anywhere on the screen will reveal the menus, and you can tap the top right corner to quickly restart a level if needed.


Super Sharp has eight different level packs that contain about 15 puzzles each, so you do get a good amount of content for your money. Each pack is color coded with a matching background color, so it’s easy to see how you’ve progressed. The goal in each level is to cut the large shapes into smaller pieces and get them to hit the small square targets that are scattered around at various points on the stage. Eventually, as you advance, you have to get specific colors to hit the targets, and there will be new game mechanics that are introduced with each chapter.


The visuals in Super Sharp are simple and clean, just like all of the other games from 1Button. You get bright and vibrant backgrounds and basic geometric shapes in the foreground that make up each stage, but don’t be fooled — while the game looks barebones, it’s still challenging. Animations are smooth and fluid during the game and transitions, with no lag on my Plus. There are some soothing tunes in the background to help you relax while you play, and the sound effects are rather delightful.


When it comes to gaming on my , I like a wide variety of genres, but one of my favorites will always be puzzles, especially physics-based ones. There’s something about puzzles that I love — whether it’s the simple but difficult gameplay, realistic physics, or just the way it keeps my mind busy without letting me just veg out completely, I can’t get enough of them. That’s why even though I’ve gone through hundreds of puzzle games on the App Store while I’ve been at AppAdvice, I’m always on the lookout for more new ones to try, and I was excited to give Super Sharp a try. The developers have released some other great puzzles, including Quetzalcoatl and Bicolor, so I had a feeling that Super Sharp would not disappoint — I was right.


Super Sharp ($1.99) by 1Button SARL is a physics-based puzzle game that will keep you busy for a long time. If you enjoyed games like the Cut the Rope franchise, then you will enjoy Super Sharp, as they are similar.

The Best Time Management iPhone and Applications

Nearly everyone has problems with time management–irrespective of who they are or what they do for a living. Even the people who try to run their lives by a precise schedule can have a hard time staying on task, showing up promptly and remembering their day-to-day goals. There are numerous reasons for this. The biggest reason for it is that, thanks to tablets and smart phones, we now have many distractions at our fingertips that are just begging for our attentions each day. In the following article we are going to show you how to use your iPhone or iPad as one tool for time management rather than as a time management unit of destruction.

Instapaper is worth looking at. Instapaper is software that you can use not just on your cell phone or tablet but on your computer too. It’s one of those great time saving “read later” . How frequently during the day do you come across a fascinating article or web site that you seriously want to explore but do not have the time to dedicate to it? And how many times have you allowed your schedule to be derailed because you didn’t think you’ll remember the article or website later so you read or explored it right then? Instapaper integrates with Twitter and other applications to help you save all of those links so that you can read it later on. The links get saved to one main account. It means that you can use any gadget (cell phone, tablet, and personal computer) to catch up on your reading when you’ve got the time.

Wunderlist is an excellent program. It’s your typical to-do list app but it hasn’t been dragged down by all sorts of graphics or complex interfaces. Every day you can take a moment with this software and enter all of the things that you need to do that day. The program costs nothing. You can synchronize it to several devices and it is really simple to use. Just train yourself to check the app as often as you check your email and you’ll quickly see just how much simpler it is for you to keep on task.

Evernote is very useful. It is a central location in which you can sort out your random thoughts, your images, your downloads, your emails, etc. It’s not just syncable between devices (like your personal computer) you could incorporate it with your other apps (like Wunderlist) too. Unfortunately, this application isn’t cost-free–which is its only true negative quality. It is possible to pay $5 each month for a monthly subscription or you can spend $45 and buy a year’s worth of service.

With regards to calendar apps, Agenda is the best. This is true for all types of different reasons but the main reason you need this is you could sync it both to iCalendar (the calendar Macs and Apple products use) and Google calendar. This makes the management of your calendar simpler, particularly for those with PCs and iPhones as they just need to type in their information into a single, centralized location and it can be accessed on several other devices. Additionally, it looks great.

You will find all types of time management tools you can download. We believe these are the best but if you do a bit of homework you are going to find several others.

Edwin Basko

The Apple Mac Specialist and author