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Apps of the Week: three great apps from February 21, 2020

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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

Pondlr [Free]

It can be difficult to know where to start when journaling your life. Some people simply struggle to find the right words. Pondlr is here to help, by providing question-driven templates for your to respond to. What are you grateful for? What great things happened today? What could you have done better? If you’re the kind of person who prefers bullet points to paragraphs, Pondlr could be the ideal way to reflect upon your day.


Game of the Week

I Love Hue Too [Free]

Two years on from the original I Love Hue comes this delightful sequel. It’s another contemplative game of rearranging colored squares so that they fit a uniform pattern, but this time the visuals are far more elaborate and artistically satisfying, with thirty brand new geometric tiling patterns. Sorting out the game’s psychedelic mosaics proves simultaneously satisfying and calming. And with over 900 levels to solve, the visual therapy should last for a fair while too.

I Love Hue Too

App Store Classic

Darkroom [$4/£4 per month]

The photo editing app field is a hotly contested one, but you’ll find that Darkroom frequently finds its way onto ‘best of’ lists. It’s received a lot of meaningful updates since we reviewed it back in 2015, most recently an export watermarking function and a shift to a subscription model for new users. All this and it has one of the most intuitive and visually appealing interfaces in the category, not to mention powerful core features like RAW support and advanced Portrait shot editing.