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
Hey Email [Free]
Hey Email has been in the news an awful lot lately for its very public spat with Apple. In all this, it’s been somewhat overlooked that we have a very interesting new contender in the perpetual war to ‘fix email’ here. Hey Email enables you to screen emails like you would calls, as well as group emails more naturally, view unread emails in a scrolling feed, and more. You’ll need to sign up to a $99 yearly subscription after the initial 14-day trial, but the idea is that you pay with real money rather than your personal data.
Game of the Week
The Almost Gone [$4/£4]
A dreamy narrative puzzler that presents you with a series of ostensibly mundane isometric dioramas, and tasks you with uncovering precisely what’s going on. Here’s a clue: it’s to do with death and limbo. Not half as bright and breezy as it looks in screenshots, but still a polished joy to play, The Almost Gone is another entrant to that exclusive club of story-led puzzlers populated by the likes of Monument Valley and The Gardens Between.
App Store Classic
Google Translate [Free]
With Apple recently showcasing one of the big new apps it’s adding to iOS 14 in Translate, we thought it would be appropriate to highlight the formidable opponent it’ll have to beat. Google Translate has been the go-to free translation app for years now, with offline translation of 59 languages, text translation for 108 languages, near-magical instant camera translation, bilingual conversations, and handwriting recognition. Apple has almost as much of a task on its hands catching up to Google in translation as it did in navigation. Thankfully, iPhone users can pick their own winner.