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Apps of the Week: three great apps from June 8, 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

Eazel [Free]

Apple spent some of its recent WWDC keynote telling us how it was working to make the AR experience even more immersive on iOS. Eazel doesn’t need any of those new tricks, though. It’s simply a good idea paired with solid execution. It offers an immersive tour of a selection of art exhibitions from around the world. You can either experience them with a set of VR cardboard goggles, or in a simple touch-and-drag 360 WebVR view. It’s a great way to experience cutting edge art without buying a plane ticket to Hong Kong or New York.


Game of the Week

Beep Boop Bots [$2/£2]

Beep Boop Bots takes an interesting approach to the classic sliding block puzzler, giving you a pair of cute robots to shuffle around simultaneously. While both respond to your screen swipes, their individual level layouts are generally quite different. This means you’ll really need to think carefully if you’re to collect all the stars and make it to the level exit(s). This is the kind of quietly ingenious puzzler that you only really seem to find on mobile.

Beep Boop Bots

App Store Classic

MindNode [$15/£15 with free limited service]

Currently in its sixth iteration, the MindNode app has long been a leading way to plan out your projects and lay down your thoughts on your iPhone or iPad. This is the next level up from a note-taking app, enabling you to create properly structured brainstorms and connect disparate ideas – and then to completely rejig them if you wish – using its intuitive node system. There’s also a range of attractive presentational options, and plenty of ways to share and export your efforts into the bargain.