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Thousands of apps and games are added to the App Store each week, and trawling through them to find the good ones can be difficult. That’s where we come in! We’ve found two new titles in particular that we think are worthy of your attention, as well as a golden oldie that we reckon deserves another mention.

App of the Week

Tinkercad [Free]

This iPad-only app is from the Autodesk, the maker of the famous AutoCAD design software used by architects and engineers the world over. As the name suggests, this is a much more accessible and playful take on ‘computer-aided design’, but it still allows young would-be designers to build some fairly advanced 3D models using a range of powerful (and free) tools. Apple Pencil is supported, and it’s also possible to view your designs in augmented reality.

Tinkercad

Game of the Week

Hoop League Tactics [Free]

Hoop League Tactics might look like a fairly old fashioned sports action game, but it’s actually got much more in common with Fire Emblem Heroes. Take turns to reposition your team around the hoop, playing passes and shooting only when you have the highest chance of success. It’s an intriguing concoction that could appeal to those who aren’t ordinarily interested in the strategy genre, or even for those who don’t count themselves as fans of the sport.

Hoop League Tactics

App Store Classic

Quik [Free]

Quik is a video editing app for those who don’t have the time, patience or skill for video editing. Owned by the action camera specialist GoPro (though you don’t actually need a GoPro to use the app), Quik speedily splices your chosen videos and photos and magically adds stylish transitions and effects. It’ll even sync the action to some music. Your friends and family will swear blind you’ve spent hours putting together a classy-looking video.

Quik