This was a slow week for brand new apps, but a vintage week for important updates: three great apps have added cool new features these past few days. Additionally, a range of fun and unique games were released covering a range of genres. Read on for more!
Price: $2.99/£2.99 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 304 MB
A beautiful, relaxing golf app that dials back the essence of the game to the basics. Play through courses made to look like slick paper dioramas, with a control scheme so simple and satisfying as to be almost criminal. There’s no club selection or wind considerations – simply aim, drag, release, and watch the ball fly.
Flipboard 4 [UPDATED]
Price: FREE • Version: 4.0 • Size: 81.6 MB
The award-winning personalized news feed app is back! Flipboard is an App Store veteran, having debuted to great success way back in 2010. Now it’s been redesigned in a big version 4.0 update, giving quick access to the stories you care about most. There’s a new curated feed of Topic Magazines, and it’s easier than ever to collect or share favorite articles. Could this become your go-to app for reading the news each day?
Price: $1.99/£1.99 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 35.2 MB
This is a “reverse platformer” in which you move the environments rather than the player. As Frank runs blindly forward, you must rearrange the platforms in his path to create a safe passage through each level. With pixel artwork and a great 8-bit soundtrack, this is a game that’s retro on the surface but with an original, creative mechanic at its core.
Price: FREE • Version: 1.1.1 • Size: 209 MB
With Quik, all it takes is a few taps to create awesome videos. Just choose your favorite photos and video clips from your Photo Library, Facebook or Instagram account, or GoPro Plus—then let Quik work its magic. In seconds, it analyzes your footage to find great moments, adds beautiful transitions and effects, and syncs everything to the beat of the music.
Price: $2.99/£2.99 • Version: 1.1 • Size: 2.36 GB
Pirate heroine Nelly Cootalot takes on the evil Baron Widebeard in this hilarious adventure game. Meet an outlandish cast of characters featuring the voice of Tom Baker (Dr Who), and face perplexing challenges in your search for the Treasure of the Seventh Sea.
Price: FREE • Version: 3.2.0 • Size: 118 MB
Lumyer is not just about simple filters, but rather realistic animated effects created to enhance each image. All of your selfies, beautiful landscapes, funny moments with friends, memories and artistic photos will come to life thanks to Lumyer. Have fun, impress your friends and share the love with your Lumys! The latest update adds awesome tap effects to the mix.