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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
To many iPhone users, the screenshot function is a vital tool in the iOS arsenal. Pressing volume up and the power button to take a snapshot of whatever’s on your screen is useful in a whole bunch of scenarios. FlyScreen promises to power up this screenshot function, enabling you to copy text and links from your screenshots (which are basically just image files), search for text, pick out similar screenshots, and more.
Game of the Week
One of those lovely, tidy, quietly contemplative little puzzlers that seem to flourish on iOS. Fio! is a Sokoban-style block-sliding puzzler with a subtle twist. This time, the sliding tiles have numerical values, denoting how many spaces they’ll slide on for if unopposed. This opens up an extra layer of strategy, without completely overloading your brain. The developer calls Fio! “a relaxing puzzle game that will exercise your mind”, and they’re not wrong.
App Store Classic
Crunchyroll [$8 per month]
With the recent news that Sony is looking to buy the anime streaming service Crunchyroll, we thought now would be a good time to feature the app in our App Store oOldie slot. It’s the go-to service for accessing a vast library of Japanese animation, with over 1,000 titles covering both old and new productions. New episodes become available an hour after airing in Japan, and you can download and watch them offline. Basically, if you’re into anime, you should be a Crunchyroll Premium subscriber.