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Apps of the Week: three great apps from July 5, 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

Miximum [Free]

Miximum gives you even more customisation options over your Apple Music playlists. You can combine, filter, collect and sort those playlists in a variety of ways. It’s also possible to create mixes using rules that filter out certain tracks – those with play counts over a certain number, for example. The app will also let you export mixes into your library as playlists. Add in a de rigueur Dark Mode and a style that’s beautifully in keeping with Apple Music’s, and you have a very handy extension to Apple’s own music provision.


Game of the Week

Total Party Kill [Free]

This ingenious little platform-puzzler places a devilish spin on the whole idea of friendly fire. You must escape each single-screen level by switching control between a knight, an archer, and a wizard. But the twist here is that you must sacrifice your fellow questers in order to do so. Freeze your team mate into an icy platform, clobber them onto switches, and pin them to the wall to help you reach higher levels. Whatever it takes to clear a path to the exit.

Total Party Kill

App Store Classic

IFTTT [Free]

IFTFT (which stands for ‘If This, Then That’) is a classic tool for linking together disparate services and smart devices. Using this app, you can essentially create digital recipes using assorted apps and functions as ingredients. You could link Facebook to Google Drive or iOS Photos, all with that titular statement: if this happens, then that happens. For example, you could have IFTTT send you a text when your weather app says it’s going to rain, or have your smart thermometer turn your heating up with a location-based trigger when you’re nearly home.