Beautiful sketching, realistic driving simulation, and a super-useful productivity tool
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, plus a favorite from the archives that we think deserves another moment in the spotlight. Enjoy!
App of the Week
Flow by Moleskine [Free + Subscription]
A slick new drawing app from the creators of the stylish Moleskine notebooks, this promises to be a flexible virtual sketchbook for all kinds of drawing styles. It works great with iPad and Apple Pencil, and we particularly like the infinite canvas and “virtual pencil case” that allow you to customize the tools to your liking so the screen isn’t filled with things you’ll never use. Bear in mind that after an initial trial, it does require a monthly $5 subscription – so probably only worth it if this will be your main drawing app.
Game of the Week
Rush Rally 3 [$4/£4]
If you’re into realistic racing games, Rush Rally is one of the best series out there, delivering console-quality graphics and gameplay in the palm of your hand. Collect and customize a garage full of cars as you travel the world pitting your rally driving skills through a full career mode or against other human racers online. For car fans, this is a no-brainer.
App Store Classic
PDF Expert [$10/£10]
PDFs are one of the most common filetypes, but they’re a little harder to edit than basic word documents. PDF Expert makes it easy to fill out forms, add annotations, and even digitally sign files. Import a PDF and you can quickly navigate via thumbnails, or breeze through in a full-screen mode. There are tools for highlighting, adding shapes, and even drawing freehand squiggles. It turns what is traditionally a fiddly business into something quick and easy, allowing you to deal with PDF email attachments even without a desktop computer to hand.