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Apps of the Week: three great apps from January 31, 2020

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

Giftr [$6/£6 per month]

Giftr is a slickly put together GIF-making app that will intelligently pick out ‘moments’ from your camera roll and turn them into brief, low frame rate animations for sharing in messages and on social media. Upgrade from the basic free tier to the paid Pro package and you can make use of the app’s in-depth GIF creator, which gives you control over multiple text styles, filters and visual tools. It’s immediately intuitive yet deceptively powerful, like all the best apps.


Game of the Week

SpellTower+ [$5/£5]

Zach Gage follows up his Apple Arcade triumph Card of Darkness with a little trip down memory lane. SpellTower+ is a reimagining of his first big hit – a classy little word game spiced up by a tactile block-busting mechanic, and now some new score-multiplying letters. The basic premise involves forming words from a jumble of letters by swiping in any direction. Once completed, those words disappear and the letters above tumble in to fill the gaps, creating new word-forming potential. Word game fanatics will be in seventh heaven.


App Store Classic

Fantastical 3 [$5/£5 per month]

Calendar apps are one of the most hotly contested categories on the App Store. Every iOS power user has their favorite, but Fantastical often elbows its way into contention as the number one pick on ‘best of’ lists. This new iteration – technically Fantastical 3 – turns it into a unified app, which means it works across all of Apple’s platforms. Fantastical’s key attribute remains its natural language input system, which lets you add appointments and reminders with simple everyday phrases.