10 Best iPhone Apps – January 2011 - Fluid FX

Niall Magennis

By Niall Magennis



Our Score:


8. Fluid FX

iTunes link: Fluid FX

Price: Free

Fluid FX is made by Autodesk, the company behind the 3D software that’s used to create many of the effects you see in today’s Hollywood blockbusters. With such a high class pedigree you’d expect the effects that this app is capable of producing to be pretty impressive and thankfully it doesn’t disappoint.

You start with a still image and then manipulate it with various effects by swiping your finger on the screen. It’s a bit like digital finger painting. Effects range from realistic flames to comet trails, along with dissolving and vaporising pixel madness. You can save the results either as still images or as videos if you’re using an iPhone 4. The app use to costs £0.59, but Autodesk is currently offering it for free over the Christmas holidays.

Verdict: Fluid FX doesn’t really serve any useful purpose, but it provides some entertaining effects that can help while away a couple of hours when you’re bored.


January 5, 2011, 1:46 pm

Fluid FX isn't free, it's 59p today.


January 5, 2011, 7:36 pm

I'm sure you've covered Tunein Radio before. I downloaded it after it appeared in a previous article on this site.


January 5, 2011, 11:44 pm

Not sure if you've covered it and it's not new but I couldn't do without Instapaper on my iPod Touch. I no longer keep 30 tabs open while browsing, just quickly bookmark the page and it's ready waiting for me to read whenever I want.


January 6, 2011, 3:41 pm

cant find "HotDealsApp" at the appstore? is it called anything else?

Ertan Ozturk

January 6, 2011, 9:44 pm

That will be "HotAppDeals"


January 6, 2011, 10:19 pm

Supersizeme it's listed under "HotAppDeals".

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