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
Lego Vidiyo [Free]
Despite what the Lego branding might lead you to expect, Lego Vidiyo is actually a colorful music video maker for kids of all sizes. There’s a strong AR element as you create, customize and position virtual bandmates in real world locations, then direct the video around them. As you might expect, there’s a strong tie in with the brand’s physical toys, with the ability to scan real minifigures into the app. The Universal Music Group label lays on plenty of tunes.
Game of the Week
A starkly minimalist puzzler that sees you bouncing light beams around with mirrors, all accompanied by a suitably spare and classy piano score. Refraction soon starts to play a part in proceedings, as your pure white light beams are split into their constituent colours. This is a rather more grounded take on a familiar brand of physics puzzler, with the kind of style that would seem to belong in a high-end design magazine.
App Store Classic
Adobe Lightroom [Free]
When it comes to editing photos, there’s one name that stands out way above the others: Adobe Lightroom. And this mobile version brings much of the power and precision of the pro-level desktop software to your iPhone or iPad. Manipulate sliders and apply presets to transform raw photos, bolster light and color, apply filters, retouch flawed shots, and more. If you’re serious about your photography, Adobe Lightroom is arguably the first mobile app you should turn to above all others.