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Apps of the Week: three great apps from August 31, 2019

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

Artmator [$3/£3]

Artmator – Vector Art Drawing is a powerful vector drawing and illustration app that lets you design logos, posters, floor plans, technical drawings, fun fashions, web graphics, illustrations and more. Tight integration with the Files app and compatibility with all of the major cloud services (like Dropbox) means that you can create and edit vector files from pretty much any source, and the range of editing options is dauntingly extensive. This one isn’t for casual doodlers, that’s for sure.


Game of the Week

Dead Cells [$8/£8]

There have been a number of notable indie games making the hop to iOS in recent months, and here’s another. Dead Cells is a wonderful 2D action platformer with an incredibly nimble protagonist¬†and the kind of freewheeling combat system that always gives you a dizzying array of options. Do you go ranged with a bow and arrow, up close with a pair of daggers, or completely automated with a razor blade-spewing turret? The best answer in Dead Cells is generally ‘all of the above’.

Dead Cells

App Store Classic

Headspace [Free]

Mindfulness has been a bit of a buzz word for a while now, but many people don’t even know where to start with the process. Headspace is a guided meditation app made by a former Tibetan Buddhist monk, and if that’s not a ringing endorsement for the app’s zen potential, we don’t know what is. Headspace provides a series of custom exercises to help you deal with stress and get a better night’s sleep. It’s also one of the most beautifully designed apps on the App Store.