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
Many of us have been suffering from increased anxiety over the past 18 months, for obvious reasons. ASMI is a new breathing exercise app that guides you through a series of stress-busting sessions, whether you have 3 minutes or 30 minutes to spare. The app provides precise verbal and visual instructions, a timer, and a session tracker to keep a record of your exercises. Not everyone is going to buy into the Yogic Pranayama philosophy behind these exercises, but at least it’s free to try out.
Game of the Week
The Chronos Principle [$1.99/£1.99]
A sharp new mobile puzzle game from Logisk Studio that features an intriguing time manipulation mechanic, whereby you can essentially help your future (or is that past?) self to solve stylish cause-and-effect conundrums. It certainly looks the part, with the kind of abstract minimalist art style that really tends to sing on iPhone. Elsewhere, we’re used to seeing light and dark modes in apps, but it’s refreshing to see it presented in a game.
App Store Classic
Travel has been somewhat constrained of late, but as more countries begin to open up we can all hopefully look forward to some time away from the daily grind. And one of the most important apps in such a case will be Airbnb. The service isn’t without its controversies, but let’s not forget what a powerful and intuitive app experience Airbnb is. It essentially enables you to hire out another person’s home for a vacation stay, often saving yourself considerable money – and certainly a lot of hassle – into the bargain.